BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — After many businesses shut down last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fall activities have made a return to Kern County. Whether you’re looking for scares and thrills or a walk through a pumpkin patch or corn maze — there’s a “falltivity” for everyone.

Banducci’s Pumpkin Patch

Banducci Farms has reopened its pumpkin patch for fall. Admission also gets you one trip through their corn maze.

Location: 10747 Taft Hwy.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: $5 per person, kids 5 and under are free


Beale Memorial Library Trick-or-Tweet Event

Beale Memorial Library

The Beale Memorial Library is hosting a safe Halloween event featuring trick-or-treating, a free meal, snacks, games and a spooky storytime. Star Wars characters will be on hand to get you into the Halloween spirit. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes and join in trick-or-treating at more than 30 booths. There will also be opportunities to win prizes for the adults.

For more information, visit kerncountylibrary.org.

Date: Friday, Oct. 29

Location: Beale Memorial Library, 701 Truxtun Ave.

Hours: 3-5:30 p.m.

Admission: Free


Blessing Corner Ministries Fall Fun Giveaway

Blessing Corner Ministries is hosting its Fall Fun Giveaway on Halloween where they will be handing out free food baskets, books and other goodies for kids. It is a drive-thru or walk-up event.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 31

Location: 101 Union Ave.

Hours: 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Admission: Free


Cinema Under the Stars: Halloween Edition

The Outlets at Tejon is hosting an outdoor Halloween event in the outlet’s parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 30. The event will feature trick-or-treating, food trucks and a drive-in movie showing of the Disney film, “Coco.” Guests are encouraged to attend the event in their Halloween costumes. Food trucks expected at the event include Pita Paradise, Get it Twisted and Gonzalez Tacos.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 30

Location: 5701 Outlets at Tejon Pkwy. Arvin, CA 93203, North parking lot

Hours:

Trick-or-treating: 4-6 p.m.

Food trucks: 4-8:30 p.m.

Gates open for drive-in movie: 5 p.m.

Movie begins: 6:30 p.m.


Fox Theater Movie Screenings

Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater

The Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater has several movie screenings scheduled throughout the month that will get you into the Halloween spirit. Movie-goers are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes.

All tickets can be purchased online at AXS.com or by calling the Fox Theater at 661-324-1369.

Location: Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater, 2001 H St.

Dates and Times:

Saturday, Oct. 30: “The Monster Squad,”

Doors open: 6:30 p.m.

Movie begins: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: $7, purchase tickets here


Gameday Sports Academy Haunted House

Gameday Sports Academy is opening its first haunted house for Halloween weekend at the Dignity Health Sports Complex near Buck Owens Blvd. There will also be music, food and drinks and a costume contest.

Location: Dignity Health Sports Complex, 3101 Gilmore Ave. Ste. 100

Hours: Oct. 29-31, 6-9 p.m.

Admission: $5, minimum age requirement: 7 years old

Gameday Sports Academy Trunk-or-Treat

Gameday Sports Academy is also hosting a trunk-or-treat community event on Saturday, Oct. 30. There will be a competition for the best-decorated car.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 30

Location: Dignity Health Sports Complex, 3101 Gilmore Ave. Ste. 100

Hours: 6-8 p.m.

Admission: Free


Greenlawn Cemetery’s Dia De Los Muertos Safe Halloween Event

Greenlawn Cemetery is hosting a Dia De Los Muertos Safe Halloween event. There will be a contest for the best-decorated altar, live music, food booths, Loteria, face painting and also candy and movies for kids.

You can register now for the Altares contest. Call 661-834-8820 for more information.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 31

Location: Greenlawn Cemetery, 2739 Panama Ln.

Hours: 2-10 p.m.

Admission: Free


Halloween Fright Night in Tehachapi

Halloween Fright Night in Tehachapi presented by Stephanie and Paul Saladino is sure to provide a spooky setting for ghouls and ghosts alike. Admission is free to the haunted house that is open Halloween weekend. Donations are accepted and will benefit Cornerstone Center for Substance Abuse Treatment organizers say.

Location: 20681 Valley Boulevard (behind Frosty King)

Hours: Oct. 30, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission: Free, donations accepted

Note: Children under 13 must be with an adult


Murray Family Farms October Fun Fest

Murray Family Farms October Fun Fest returns featuring your favorite attractions, such as, a pumpkin patch, corn maze, sunflower field, slide hill, bounce pillow, storybook trail, vortex, giant web, exotic avery and a new picnic area. Murray Family Farms also has new safety guidelines. The Fun Fest runs through Oct. 31.

Location: 6700 General Beale Rd.

Hours: Monday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission:

Monday through Thursday: $14.99 general admission, $8.99 for kids age 1-3

Friday through Sunday: $15.99 general admission, $9.99 for kids age 1-3

To purchase tickets online, visit here.


Perfectly Natural Farms Fall Harvest

Perfectly Natural Farms is holding a fall harvest festival and farmer’s market for the next four Saturdays and Sundays. There will be a pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm animals, vegetable patches, local vendors and more. People are welcome to walk freely around the 8-acre farm.

Location: 15 Fairfax Rd.

Hours: Saturday, Sunday 9 a.m. to sundown (around 6 p.m.)

Admission: Free


Redrum Haunted House

Local artists came together to open the Redrum Haunted House in Southwest Bakersfield. Organizers call the event a “dream come true for lovers of horror movies” with frightening displays inspired by over a dozen classics. All money raised from the attraction will go towards Artists Seeking Knowledge — a free community art class. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite ahead of time.

“You’re coming to have fun, you’re coming to let us scare you,” Artists Seeking Knowledge Co-Founder Deidre Hator said. “You’re supporting a child, or even someone that’s handicapped or a senior or somebody’s paints. Somebody’s canvasses. You’re supporting that art class.”

Location: 3824 Wood Ln. near Stine Road

Hours: Runs through Sunday, Oct. 31

Weekdays: 7-10 p.m.

Weekends: 7 pm. to midnight

Admission: $20, minimum age requirement: 18 years old

To purchase tickets, visit here.


Scare Valley/Halloweenville

Scare Valley returns with a new haunted house called “Lucian Morton’s mansion.” Halloweenville is a new experience at Scare Valley this year. Both attractions are open only on weekends through Oct. 31.

Halloweenville activities include a pumpkin patch, haunted hayride, laser tag, paintball, train ride and a bounce house. Entry into the Halloweenville pumpkin patch is free.

Location: 3801 Chester Ave., behind the Kern County Museum

Hours:

Pumpkin Patch: Friday – opens at 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday – opens at 1 p.m.

Halloweenville: Friday, Saturday – 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., Sunday: 6-10 p.m.

Scare Valley: Opens at dusk

Admission:

Halloweenville: $10 per person, kids 2 and under are free

(Admission includes all activities plus 10 paintballs)

Scare Valley: Friday, Saturday – $25 per person, Sunday: $30 per person

(Admission includes access to Halloween Ville activities, including 10 paintballs)

Scare Valley Fast Pass: $10 per person

To purchase tickets online, visit here.


Tehachapi Trunk-or-Treat

The Tehachapi Police Foundation is hosting a family-friendly trunk-or-treat event on Halloween. There will be a “Little Goblin” play area for children 5 and under. Candy donations can be dropped off at the Tehachapi Police Station, City Hall, Bank of the Sierra and Keller Williams Realty.

If you’d like to register your vehicle for the event, visit here.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 31

Location: F Street from Curry to Robinson

Hours: 5-7 p.m.

Admission: Free


Tunnel of Terror: CARnEVIL

“Tunnel of Terror” is a drive-thru haunted car wash experience in Ridgecrest complete with costumed employees providing suds and scares. The event is held at the Blue Rocket Car Wash every Friday and Saturday in October. Proceeds from every entry will go to the Burroughs High School Marching Band. This year’s theme is a spooky carnival.

Location: Blue Rocket Car Wash, 141 S China Lake Blvd. Ridgecrest, CA

Hours: Friday, Saturday: 7-9 p.m.

Admission: $18 per vehicle (includes car wash and goodie bag), $3 donation for unlimited car wash members

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Oct. 7 and has since been edited with updates.