The leaves are just beginning to change, that clean, crisp smell of Autumn is in the air, and back-to-school sales are nearly everywhere you turn. It can mean only one thing – it’s almost fall! And with the approaching fall season that means it’s also time to start planning loads of fun date nights and family outings to help celebrate the spooky season. Sure, you might think it’s early now, but all of these ideas book well in advance, so show your special someone just how organized you are and get your fall season booked early!
Oktoberfest By The Bay
Nothing says “fall is here” quite like Oktoberfest and the annual Oktoberfest By The Bay takes place on Pier 48 from September 21 through 23. In true Oktoberfest style, you’ll enjoy a three-day festival packed with the best in German food, music and dancing, with the world renowned 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band headlining the event. Spring for the VIP tickets to enjoy a private bar, a commemorative liter mug, guaranteed seating in a private area, private bathrooms and more. Grab your tickets and book early online today.
Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
It’s also time for the 48th annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival – one of the Bay area’s signature fall events. This great festival brings in fall-loving fans by the thousands for an epic celebration on Main Street. Check out the incredible pumpkins and pumpkin carvings on display, enjoy lots of delicious food and drink (including the best pumpkin pie you’ve ever had) and so much more. There will be bungee jumping, lots of local arts and crafts and plenty of live music to entertain the whole family. Get all the info and start your plans right here.
Since 1969 the local Candle Lighters Ghost House has been offering a lower-scare haunted house that’s perfect for the whole family. After all, not everyone wants to be terrified around every corner, and that’s where this haunt comes in. The house is located at the Chadbourne Carriage House in Williams Historical Park plus, if you’ve got some very young kiddos there is even a lights on tour held for one hour on October 21, with no spook sounds and no effects. Just a fun way to enjoy the house with even your youngest children. For great family Halloween fun at a low price, be sure to check out this beloved annual neighborhood tradition.
Solve a Murder
If you’re looking for the best way to treat someone special to a fun and interactive night – one that’s perfect for the fall season, then book your tickets to The Dinner Detective. Here’s how it all works – as soon as you arrive, you check in and assume an identity. Then mix and mingle with the other guests as you wait for dinner to be served. You’ll meet the evening’s host who will help you throughout the evening. Then, as you’re served course-by-course at your table, the murder will unfold and two hilarious detectives will burst in to help you solve the case. But be careful to suspect anyone and everyone, because the killer could even be sitting at your table! Looking for an event for an even bigger group or planning your company holiday party? The Dinner Detective is also available for private parties!