Four Fun Things To Do in Livermore This Halloween


Nuha Maflahi, Reporter

There are many Halloween and autumn events happening in Livermore, so if you’re looking for something fun to do with friends or family here are four things to do in Livermore this October:

Joan’s Farm and Pumpkin Patch:

Joan’s Farm is a farm with a pumpkin patch that has many family-friendly activities for people to enjoy. These activities include a hay bale maze, pumpkin bowling, feeding the farm animals, an old farm equipment museum, and a little blue train. There’s also a snack shack where you can buy shaved ice, hot dogs, pumpkin pie, soda, and more. The farm is open from 10 am-6 pm, and these activities only last until October 30, so visit while you can.

Granada Halloween Costume Contest:

Granada is having a Halloween Costume Contest on Halloween. On Halloween during 3rd period leadership will go around classrooms and select people for the contest based on a certain criteria. During lunch, the contestants will get to show off their costumes and be judged by the leadership panel. Make sure to go all out for your costumes if you want to be in the contest, and even if you’re not participating, you can come to the quad to watch.

Not Your Mummy’s Halloween Party:

Homegrown Hops Brewing is hosting a Halloween party on October 28 from 4-8 pm. This is a family-friendly event for adults and kids. You can get a table and enjoy live music from a local band called Happy Minute. There will be food, brews, trick-or-treating, and vendors for you to shop at. There will also be a Halloween costume contest for kids and adults. There will be two adult costume winners and two kids’ costume winners. The best part about this event is that there’s no price for entry, so come stop by with friends and family to have some fun.

G&M Farms Corn Maze:

Voted for Best Seasonal Attraction in the East Bay by Diablo Magazine, G&M Farms are back again this year with their famous corn maze and pumpkin patch. From October 1-31 you can go visit G&M Farms on Airway Boulevard and try to figure your way through their massive, puzzling corn maze. The corn maze is six acres big and the maze is different every year so you’ll never get bored. I’ve been there multiple times with my family and it took a while for us to get out, but it was so fun and filled with other people and the atmosphere was great. While the maze is the main attraction, for younger kids there’s a pumpkin patch and on the weekends there’s the hayride, pedal carts, cow train, jump pillows, and pony rides. The Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. On the weekends the corn maze costs $10 per adult and $7 per child but if you want to go on the weekdays, prices are cheaper. Children under 5 are always let in for free.