October 4, 2019 – Pumpkins, costumes and ghouls, oh my! With harvest season nearly complete, Napa Valley is ready to embrace Halloween with the following festivities and ghostly celebrations.
Ackerman Heritage House in Napa hosts a “Ghosts and Ghouls Afternoon Tea Costume Party” Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The afternoon includes traditional English tea, French jazz, tea sandwiches, and savory bites by Chef Jennifer Smith. Guests will depart with a sweet treat.
CIA at Copia in Napa invites guests ages four and over to their “Family Funday Special Edition: Spooky Treats” Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. This demonstration-style class will teach guests how to create their very own “creepy,” sugar-filled treats. Guests are encouraged to come in costume.
Copia’s weekly “Cinema Under the Stars,” will feature the movie “Hocus Pocus” Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 at 6:45 p.m. This free event takes place in the Copia Gardens, in front of the CIA at Copia. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and may purchase food and beverages from Grove or the pop-up concession stand to enjoy during the film.
Copia will also offer a community trick or treat trail through the grounds Oct. 29, 2019 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Each family will receive a passport upon arrival, with the ability to collect stamps along the trail. Families that collect stamps from each location will be entered to win a special prize. Children are asked to bring their own bag to collect candy.
Vista Collina Resort invites families to celebrate at their Family Fall Fest at The Village on Oct. 26, 2019 from noon to 7 p.m. Offering carnival games, food trucks, pumpkin decorating and a pet costume contest hosted by Napa Smith Brewery.
The Town of Yountville hosts their Halloween Carnival on Oct. 26, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Yountville Community Center. The carnival offers games, concessions, and crafts.
The City of St. Helena hosts its annual St. Helena Hometown Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Events include a kid’s carnival, live music, a rodeo course, a Halloween pet Pawrade, and more.
Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch offers their annual family pumpkin carving party Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each ticket includes a brunch buffet, one pumpkin, and a pumpkin carving kit. In addition to the main carving event, guests may enjoy live music and face painting.
Adult Trick or Treaters
Blue Note Napa in downtown Napa presents “Halloween Eve with The Deadlies” Oct. 30, 2019 at 7 and 8:45 p.m. This event is free for locals and costumes are encouraged.
Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar at Archer Hotel in downtown Napa invites guests to their “Wizards of Elixirs Cocktail Competition” Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by Charbay Distillery and The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley, guests may sample cocktails from Napa Valley’s top bartenders. Light snacks and one raffle ticket are included with ticket purchase.
Vista Collina Resort hosts a Haunted Dinner Party with Chef Mackenzie Rupp on Oct. 27, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. This hands-on cooking class in the resort’s new Food & Wine Center will teach guests how to prepare a three-course Halloween-themed dinner, with expert pairings and recipe cards to take home.
The Charter Oak invites guests to their Halloween Masquerade on Oct. 26, 2019 from 8 p.m. to midnight. The event will include a DJ, photo booths, unlimited beverages and late-night bites included in the ticket price. This event is 21+. Costumes are recommended.
Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga celebrates Halloween in style, with their 10th annual Pagan Ball Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 from 8 p.m. to midnight. The costume party includes mystical fortune tellers, a DJ, gourmet bites, a cigar bar, and a complimentary shuttle to select Calistoga hotels. Reservations are required.
Napa County Landmarks offers two walking tours, in Napa and Calistoga, exploring the historical properties of the towns and their supposed haunted past. The Calistoga tour will take place on Oct. 13, while the downtown Napa tour begins in Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Napa Ghosts offers their “Napa City Ghosts & Legends Walking Tour” year-round, but Halloween may be the spookiest time to walk with ghosts. During their 90-minute to two-hour walking tour, guides will take guests through the streets of downtown Napa, sharing stories about the legendary ghosts from the past. Tours are available most Thursday and Saturday evening, beginning at 7 p.m., with private party booking available.
About Visit Napa Valley
Visit Napa Valley is the official destination management organization for the Napa Valley, with a mission to promote, protect and enhance the region’s position as an attractive travel destination and enhance its public image as a dynamic place to visit, live and work.
The Napa Valley, conveniently located just an hour from the San Francisco Bay Area, consists of the following distinctive towns, including, from north to south, Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford/Oakville, Yountville, the city of Napa, American Canyon, and the outdoor recreation area of Lake Berryessa.
The Napa Valley Welcome Center, located at 600 Main St. along the riverfront in downtown Napa, provides visitors with expert Concierge services from Napa Valley Ambassadors who offer complimentary Napa Valley magazines, maps, brochures and winery tasting passes. The Welcome Center, open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., also offers complimentary Wi-Fi and a mercantile shop featuring locally sourced gift items.
For additional information on the Napa Valley, or to plan your Napa Valley experience, please explore VisitNapaValley.com, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @VisitNapaValley.
Angela Jackson, Director of Media Relations
Visit Napa Valley