SB area full of seasonal activities

SB area full of seasonal activities

Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch – It’s an authentic agricultural experience for the whole family with farm animals, tractors and farm equipment, and the famous corn maze (3-8 p.m. Monday-Friday’ 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday) at 308 S. Walnut Lane in Goleta.

Lane Farms also operates a large produce stand, hosts school classes and gives information about growing crops with fun, interactive exhibits. To reserve a time for a group visit or to get more information about Lane family’s produce stand, log onto

Boccali Ranch Pumpkin Patch – From Oct. 7-31, open daily from 10 a.m. to dusk and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays at 3277 East Ojai Ave. in Ojai. The Boccali Ranch Pumpkin Patch offers a wide selection of pumpkins from tiny to extra‐large, a variety of squash, gourds, Indian corn and seasonal farm‐fresh produce.

Free admission, a hay maze for the kids, daytime hayrides on the weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free evening haunted fireside tales by Ventura County’s Ghost Hunter, Richard Senate, from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13-14.

“Haunted hayrides” ($10) are scheduled at 7-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays on Oct. 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28.

For more information, go to

The Santa Barbara Zoo’s “Boo at the Zoo” is a thrill for the whole family and a rare opportunity to be at the zoo at night.

Boo at the Zoo – The Santa Barbara Zoo transforms for three nights of safe, traffic-free trick-or-treating the weekend of Oct. 20-22.

Expect monster-ous thrills and chills from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Activities include the Trick-or-Treat Trail, Boo-Choo-Choo train rides, Creepy Crawly encounters, Spooky Storytelling, Goblin Games, and more.

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Enjoy decorating sugar skulls and learn about Dia de los Muertos at Casa De la Guerra.

Dia de los Muertos Craft Day – From noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, celebrate Día de los Muertos, “Day of the Dead,” with a free family craft workshop at Casa De la Guerra. Discover the fascinating history of this special holiday while decorating sugar skulls, creating block prints and tin art, and more.

Traditional Día de los Muertos refreshments will be served, including pan de muerto and Mexican hot chocolate, at 15 East De La Guerra St.

Call 965-0093 for more information.

Tales and Scales – Enjoy some under-the-sea fun with Mermaid story time from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf. Solve a marine mystery before time runs out in the BranchOut escape room. Squeal with delight while touching a Moon Jelly. Discover the magic of bioluminescent colors and much more. Halloween costumes are encouraged. Times and exhibits are available at on their calendar of events.

La Cumbre Plaza –La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S. Hope Ave., is once again hosting family-friendly trick-or-treating on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 4 – 6 p.m.

Cliff Drive Care Center Fall Family Festival – A safe and mellow atmosphere for a free Halloween celebration on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. There will be a “Trunk or Treat” event with people decorating their trunks, as well as games, crafts and food; 1435 Cliff Drive. Call 965-4286 for more information.

Downtown Halloween Trick-or-Treat – Downtown businesses get into the spirit of the holiday by welcoming hundreds of costumed children with treats, stickers, coupons or other Halloween goodies on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 3-6 p.m.