Halloween events are starting early this year, so The Wild Wonderful Women are gearing up for a silent auction during the Oakhurst Fall Festival on Oct. 13-14, to benefit the King’s Vintage Museum. The auction will include many items for your Halloween decorating and wearing fun.
Oakhurst’s Children’s Museum of the Sierra is planning to host a Halloween Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27. Members of the Sierra Woodcarvers will be on hand to teach children to carve pumpkins in relief style. The kids also will be able to make their own Halloween decorations.North Fork Rancheria Community Center will hold a haunted house as well, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Halloween night.
Madera’s Raisin Hell Haunted Ranch kicks off its spooky season on Friday, Oct. 12. The ranch has been voted Scariest Haunted Attraction in the area for two years running. The haunting goes on from 7-11 p.m.
Eastern Madera County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will host its Third Annual Zombie Walk from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. Everyone is encouraged to dress in their favorite zombie costumes, complete with gory makeup. The parade begins at A Cause 4 Paws thrift store at 40455 Highway 41 in Oakhurst. An “Un-dead After-Party” with music and food follows the walk.
Oakhurst Lions Club will host a Night of Horror, complete with haunted house at the Lions Club’s Camp Pacifica, off Highway 49 in Ahwahnee, on Oct. 26 and 27, from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is by $10 donation. For more information, call 559-683-4475.
The Coarsegold Tarantula Festival this year will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27. The event includes arachnid displays, costume contests for the kids, tarantula races, hairiest leg contests and much more fun. For more information about the event’s hours, call the Coarsegold Historic Village at 559-683-3900.