It’s that spooky time of year again. Time to be on the lookout for werewolves, vampires, ghosts, and the occasional superhero or princess. Halloween in the San Ramon Valley. The question on the minds of children in our Valley: Where is the best place to go trick or treating? Who ya gonna call? Well, Mona of course! Mona has been a realtor in the San Ramon Valley for 15 years, and she knows all the good safe neighborhoods with the best candy and the best decorations!
Let’s start with the basics – where to get a pumpkin to carve? Most local grocery stores have a nice selection, but for a more Halloween themed experience, there are pumpkin patches nearby with a variety of activities. Check out the list below:
•Forest Home Farms Historic Park located at 19953 San Ramon Valley Boulevard: Pumpkin patch and attractions for younger children.
•Windmill Farms Produce located at 2255 San Ramon Valley Boulevard: Pumpkin Patch and petting zoo
•Moore’s at the Alameda County Fairgrounds and Rowell Ranch: Pumpkin patch and activities for the kids
•G & M Farms located at 487 East Airway Boulevard: Corn maze and pumpkin patch
Del Osso Farms off 205 in Lathrop is definitely a Halloween season destination. They feature: A Corn Maze • Dell’Osso Express Train • Pumpkin Blasters • Pumpkin Princess • Pumpkin Prince Gem Mining •Jumping Pillows • Spinning Pumpkins • Kiddie Land • Pony Rides • Petting Zoo • Face Painting Tram • Tractor Train • Scarecrow Ride • FREE Hay Ride • FREE Speedway • FREE Tire Pyramid Country Store • Maze Bridges • Picnic Area • Food Court • Seasonal Decorations • Photo Opportunities
Whatever will you wear? Here is a list of the top costumes of 2013 for adults and children:
Top Adult Costumes
1.Witch 2.Batman character 3.Vampire 4.Zombie 5.Pirate 6.Action/super hero 7.Superman 8.Dracula 9.Cat 10.Scary costume/mask
Top Children Costumes
1.Princess 2.Animal 3.Batman character 4.Action/super hero 5.Spider-Man 6.Witch 7.Zombie 8.Disney character 9.Superman 10.Fairy
Where to shop for these costumes?
Party City – 4922 Dublin Blvd Dublin (in the IMAX Plaza)
Spirit Halloween – 7050 Amador Plaza Road Dublin – (Dublin Target Plaza)
Encore Theatrical Supply – 5556 Springdale Avenue (across from Stoneridge Mall)
Local stores like Target and Walmart also have a great selection to choose from.
How about a scary movie to get into the Halloween spirit? Put on a pot of soup, pop some popcorn, and have a spine tingling evening of food and fright! Keep the remote handy so you can pause the movie when trick or treaters come to the door! Here is a list of some of the scariest movies of all time – Not for younger audiences.
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), The Shining (1980), The Exorcist (1973), Fatal Attraction (1987) Paranormal Activity (2009), The Ring (2002) , The Others (2001), Black Swan (2010) , The Birds (1963)
Does the thought of selling your house frighten you? Does the idea of buying a house give you nightmares? Call or email Mona to ease your fears about selling or buying. She is the realtor for busy people, and takes the terror, and stress out of the process.