1. Bring the Kids to Halloween at Hagan
Perfect for families, this annual tradition at Hagan Community Park will take place on Saturday, October 29th from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Featuring games, activities, and prizes, and “trunk-or-treat,” where local organizations decorate their cars for the holiday and little ones can trick-or-treat collecting candy from each trunk. It's a safe and easy way to celebrate with your little ones. This event is rain or shine, and you can find out more at the event website.
2. Sip Local Spirits and Brews
Get into the “spirit” of Halloween by sampling the hand-crafted libations at of our local distilleries: Gold River Distillery and J.J. Pfister Distilling. Gold River Distillery is known for its award-winning gin and also produces whiskey, bourbon, absinthe, and vodka. Visit the tasting room or call ahead to arrange a distillery tour. J.J. Pfister Distilling also produces a range of spirits including vodkas, whiskeys, bourbons, and brandies, and offers visitors a museum exhibit showcasing the history behind the company dating back to the late 1800s. Rancho Cordova boasts a bustling Barrel District, which features more than spirits. You can find locally brewed beers, hard kombuchas and mead in our city.
Find out more about all of our local craft breweries and distilleries here.
3. Sample Seasonal Fall Produce
Celebrate the autumn harvest by sampling fresh local produce at one of Rancho Cordova’s farmer's markets. Soil Born Farms offers artisanal farm products, pastry, coffee, and produce in a beautiful setting. Or head to Sunrise Station Market, which regularly features live music and family activities every Saturday between 8 am and 12 pm.
4. Test Your Limits At This Haunted House for "Big" Kids
For grownups who want a white-knuckle Halloween adventure, head to the Heartstoppers Haunted House in Sacramento. This Halloween-themed park offers four different haunted maze adventures that are guaranteed to make you scream! Open on Fridays and Saturdays in October, plus extra dates during Halloween week. Tickets and more information are available online.
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5. Día de Los Muertos at the California Museum
Visit the California Museum Oct. 14-Nov. 5 for "Mujeres Inspiradoras: Día de Los Muertos 2022" (Inspiring Women: Day of the Dead 2022). While admiring original artwork from artists like Sonya Fe, Lila Solorzano Rivera and Willow Vielguth,, you will be able to celebrate the Mexican cultural tradition by remembering your loved one(s) at the exhibition’s Community Altar.
6. Apple Hill
There's still plenty of time to enjoy Apple Hill! Apple pies, apple cider, corn mazes, pumpkins, local wines, craft brews and great views are all a quick drive away! 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.