No shortage of autumn activities in the Coachella Valley

From picking apples and scouring pumpkin patches to getting lost in corn mazes and scared to death in haunted houses, the Coachella Valley — and beyond is teeming with family-friendly autumn activities.

Autumn activities, which include all things Halloween, are plentiful across the Coachella Valley.

We have chosen some of our favorites to give you a head start. We have listed them in alphabetical order.

OCT. 30: Halloween Spooktacular & Trick-or-Treating. Costume contest, too.
Creek Haunted Village. “Five haunted attractions & Dark Shadow Market Place at one terrifying location.” Cathedral City’s Halloween Spooktacular features trick or treating with more than 40,000 pieces of candy!

OCT. 29: Bat Walk Night Adventure in La Quinta Cove. “The best superhero bat costume gets a prize!”

SEPT. 30 – OCT. 31: Miss Hazel’s Parkwill Manor Haunted House: Shops at Palm Desert. At former Westfield Palm Desert located next to JC Penney. If you’re wondering if it really is scary, this is what organizers have to say, “Indeed, it is. It is our job to make our haunted houses scary and we take it very seriously. If it wasn’t scary, we wouldn’t be doing our jobs correctly. We have an incredibly creative crew and a truly “deadicated” cast. We use real props whenever we can and have a professional make-up team that can create walking nightmares. We take this very seriously.”

OCT. 1: Blessing of the Animals. All pet species welcomed!

OCT. 29: The Amazing World of Bats. RSVP as space is limited. This event is presented by Friends of the Desert Mountains

OCT. 29-30: Howl-O-Ween & Trick-or-Treating: Living Desert Zoo. With animal fun & magician, too.

OCT. 30: ‘Masquerade’ Golf Cart Parade & Halloween Fun. NFL legend & recent Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee, Tom Flores, is Grand Marshal, and this year’s theme is “Masquerade.”

OCT. 28, 29 & 31: ‘BITE’ Vampire Circus Dining Adventure: PS Underground. With “free-flowing blood curdling cocktails, beer, wine, hand-passed appetizers & diabolical four-course dinner.”

OCT. 30: Boys & Girls Club ‘Be A Hero for Kids Halloween Bash’: Hilton Palm Springs. All proceeds support the organization.

If you are looking for a pumpkin patch, corn maze, and more, consider Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Farm in Redlands, the largest outdoor pumpkin patch in Southern California. Pumpkin Patch Season is during the month of October. Experience the wonder of the pumpkin patches with rides, slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, food and more!

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