8 ways to enjoy Halloween in 2020!

8 ways to enjoy Halloween in 2020!

Goblins, witches, and monsters unite in seasonal, Halloween fun!

Check out the detailed guidelines from Sacramento County Public Health for a safe Halloween.

1. Apple Hill

There's still time to enjoy Apple Hill in 2020! Apple pies, apple cider, corn mazes, pumpkins, local wines, craft brews and great views are all a quick drive away! Most activities are open air but, of course, we still recommend wearing a mask. We recommend visiting on the weekdays, if possible, to avoid the crowds. Take Highway 50 East 'up the hill' and into neighboring El Dorado County. There are dozens of farms and wineries to visit! Check out our blog Apple Hill like a Local for more details and ask your hotel's front desk about the Sierra Foothills Wine Passport for complimentary tastings at some of the Apple Hill wineries.


2. Craft Brews and Spirits

Of course you know all about Rancho Cordova's #BarrelDistrict! Well, in 2020, we greeted two new craft brews, an axe throwing ace and many establishments expanded their services; including new food service, bottle pick up, outdoor dining and updated hours. So, check out LogOff Brewing and Movement Brewing Co and FALL (we can't help ourselves) in love with some new brews! Follow @VisitRanchoCordovaCA on Instagram for the latest updates on the Barrel District. We just can't stop sharing them! When you visit, tag us or use the #visitranchocordova for a share!


3. Heartstoppers Redemption

Looking for something a little more under 21? Heartstoppers, a Rancho Cordova tradition at the Mineshaft and hosted by our friends at the Cordova Community Council, is back in a Covid-19 safe way. Tickets are limited for the drive-thu zombie laser tag! Get yours today.

4. Halloween Build Contests

Okay, so Zombie laser tag isn't your family's vibe? Cordova Community Council is also hosting Halloween Build Contests! Sign up today! Set up takes place on October 27th and judging will conclude on November 1st. Challenge your creative skills in one or all of the following!

  • Scarecrow Build Contest
  • Jack O' Lantern Carving Contest
  • Car Costume Contest


5. Halloween Fun at the Drive-ins!

Drive-in popularity has gone through the moon-roof! However, we've always loved our West-Wind Drive-Ins on Bradshaw Rd. This year, they're offering 13 nights of Frights! Hocus Pocus, Casper, Coco, Saw, Psycho, and Abbot & Castelo meet Frankenstein- there's something showing for the whole family. Double check the show schedule before heading out and have a safe night at the drive-ins.

6. Virtual 'Dia de los Muertos' exhibit opening

Celebrate the new Dia de los Muertos 2020 exhibit with the California State Museum virtually with 'Fiesta at Home.' Enjoy downloadable activity kits, spirits tour, and learn how to decorate your own sugar skulls, all from the safety of your home (or staycation hotel room!).

7. Q-Prom Monster Bash

Our friends at the Sacramento LGBT Center are hosting a month's long lead up to their virtual Q-Prom! For ages 13-20, Q-Prom is an LGBT youth event with some Halloween fun! Follow Sacramento LGBT Center's Facebook or the Visit Rancho Cordova Event Calendar for a list of the lead-up virtual events!

8. Halloween Fun at Fairytale Town

For the little ones, find four family friendly fun days at Fairytale Town! Get your tickets for October 23, 24, 30 or 31 and enjoy Halloween fun with Mother Goose, dance parties and seasonal decor. Check out the new guidelines before you go!

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