Local Halloween events
Enjoy ‘Magical Halloween Fun’ at Del Mar Highlands
Del Mar Highlands in Carmel Valley will hold a “Magical Halloween Fun” event on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 4-6 p.m. Trick or treating will be held at participating stores while supplies last. The event will also include live music by Left 4 Dead in the lower plaza (southeast corner of Del Mar Heights Rd. and El Camino Real).
Visit www.delmarhighlandstowncenter.com (events).
Scream Zone now open at Del Mar Fairgrounds
The 15th annual Scream Zone, San Diego County’s largest haunted experience, opened Sept. 28 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Now in its 15th year, Scream Zone is filled with “Creepy Carnivorous Dilapidated Diversions” and is more terrifying and bloodcurdling than ever before! Every “body” is sure to be thrilled to the bone in three “spooktacular” attractions featuring: The House of Horror; The Chamber; and The Haunted Hayride.
Scream Zone is open: Oct. 4 – 7; 11 – 14; 17 – 21; 24 – 31. Hours are 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 to 11 p.m. other days.
For more information, visit www.thescreamzone.com.
Haunted Hayride and Pumpkin Station open in Del Mar
Haunted Hayride: Board the open-sided hay wagon for a creepy trip through the haunted barns on the backside of the Del Mar Race Track. May not be appropriate for small children. The Chamber is a twisting maze with frights around every corner. As you find your way through, you must navigate San Diego’s longest Spinning Tunnel of Terror, and the abode of La Llorona, a visiting ghost from Mexico who has lost her children. Enter off Via de la Valle between Jimmy Durante Boulevard and the Coast Highway. 7-11 p.m. weeknights, to midnight Friday and Saturdays in October. Tickets: $14.99-$29.99. https://www.thescreamzone.com/
: Activities, rides, inflatables, slides, petting zoo, carnival games, pumpkins for sale, and more throughout the park Oct. 1-31, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Coupon for free train ride online at https://pumpkinstation.com/ Free parking and admission. 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar. (858) 481-4254.