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2021 Halloween Events in Kern County

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Posted at 12:08 PM, Oct 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-28 18:55:04-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Looking for something to do this Halloween? Check out this list of events and happenings around Kern County.

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Beale Memorial Library
Friday, October 29th
3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The Beale Memorial Library, main library of the Kern County Library (KCL), invites all ages to a safe Halloween event on this Friday, October 29th from 3 - 5:30pm. Trick or Tweet encourages kids to wear a costume and join in trick or treating at over 30 booths throughout the Beale Memorial Library. There will also be Star Wars characters, a spooky storytime, a FREE meal and snack for ages 2-18 (courtesy of the Snacks in the Stacks program and in partnership with Kern County Superintendent of Schools), games, and even more fun! Bring your kids and join us at this wonderful resource fair full of non-profits and community partners. Parents, guardians, and adults that follow all the Library's partners on social media will have a chance to win prizes!

City of Bakersfield Halloween Events

Can you believe Halloween is already THIS WEEK?!?! Well, if you don't have plans, maybe the city of Bakersfield can help you.

The Bakersfield Recreation & Parks Department and Bakersfield Police will be holding a handful of events for you and the family.

HalLAWeen is happening Oct. 28th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the City Hall North parking lot at 1600 Truxtun Ave.

Halloweentown is taking place Oct. 29th from 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center at 1000 S. Owens St.

Trunk or Treat is happening Oct. 29th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Silver Creek Community Center at 7011 Harris Road.

Milan Institute Trunk or Treat

Bring the family for a fun evening of games, prizes, candy, and food on Saturday, October 30th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 2822 F St., Bakersfield.

Want to join the fun? Milan Institute students are welcome to sign up to bring candy and show off their car decorating skills.

Includes a best costume contest.


Prepare for a 'Gorey Gala' Monster Bash with the Housing Authority of the County of Kern

Get ready for a monster bash on Saturday, Oct. 30th. The Housing Authority of the County of Kern is hosting a "Gorey Gala" Monster Bash for residents of their senior housing facilities.

The event is set from 3-7 p.m. at the Bakersfield Woman's Club. There will be food, music, a photo booth, and a costume contest. Local car club Pachucos will also be there with decorated vintage cars and trunk or treat.

Join the second annual Bakersfield Monster Mash Dash Halloween Run

If you’re looking to practice running from monsters this Halloween, look no further.

The second annual Bakersfield Monster Mash Dash Halloween Run is happening on the morning of Oct. 31. The run will start at the park at River Walk and is open to all ages.

Participants can register online and visit their website to view all their upcoming events. Donations from this event go towards ‘Make A Wish’ Foundation.

A few participant amenities include:

  • Chip timing for the 5k run/walk
  • Fun kids race
  • Costume Contest
  • Post Race Snacks
  • Age groups awards and post-race ceremony
  • Finish Medallion (Glows in the dark!)
  • Participant Shirt
  • Decorated course and finish area


Bakersfield College’s Performing Arts Department has announced details for this year’s Fall Choral Concert, a celebration of the entire spooky season called All Hallows’ Eve. The concert will feature a wide range of selections, from classical compositions to contemporary film scores. BC’s choral studies students will perform the concert Wednesday, October 27 and Thursday, October 28 at 7:30 PM in the Edward Simonsen Indoor Theatre.

Celebrate the spooky season at Bakersfield College with our College Choir, Chamber Singers, Renegade Chorus, and instrumentalists from the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra! From classical to contemporary, folk music to film scores, our students will raise your spirits with songs about love, loss, Halloween, and everything in between.

Selections will include performances of the works of Bach, Mozart, Danny Elfman, Z. Randall Stroope, Ysaye Barnwell, and more. The College Choir, Chamber Singers and Renegade Chorus will be joined by guest performers, including members of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, live mariachi, and art being created live on stage.

Admission for All Hallows’ Eve is $10 for general admission and $5 for students, staff, seniors, veterans, and children. The venue will be limited to 25% capacity (100 guests). Tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite and are likely to sell out; if tickets sell out in advance, no tickets will be available at the door. Masks are required while indoors and campus visitors must complete BC’s Daily Health Tracker on the day of the performance.

Outlets at Tejon host a special event for Halloween

The Outlets at Tejon announce the return of their annual Halloween event, Cinema Under the Stars.

The event kicks off at 4 p.m. on Oct. 30 with trick-or-treating stations throughout the outlet. Then at 6:30 p.m., get your popcorn ready for a drive-in movie of the Disney film about a young musician in search of his grandfather.

Costumes are encouraged for all ages and make sure to come dressed in your most festive Halloween outfits.

There will be several food trucks available throughout the night to enjoy before or during the movie.

“Cinema Under the Stars is the perfect way to bring everyone together for a fun, safe Halloween celebration,” says Becca Bland, marketing director of the Outlets at Tejon. “It will be a night under the stars filled with community, food and a great Halloween movie!”

Murray Family Farms October Fun Fest
Open Every Day from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
6700 General Beale Rd, Bakersfield

It's feeling like fall at Murray Family Farms. The farm is back this year with full festivities and more pumpkins.

Murray Family Farms founder Steve Murray says for October Fun Fest, they added a bigger pumpkin patch full of pumpkins both grown on the farm and bought from other farmers. The farm has pumpkins of all sizes.

The pumpkins can be bought for carving, eating, and used for decoration.

Murray says a basketball-sized pumpkin is free with admission, and you also get to enjoy a lot of other activities. He says the farm is for all ages to enjoy.

October Fun Fest is every day in October from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets can be bought on the Murray Family Farms website.

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