By now, harvest season is in full swing. Vineyard leaves are starting to turn and the temperatures are beginning to cool. October is around the corner and with it the chance to don your spookiest costume and celebrate Halloween in the Napa Valley. All Hallows Eve offers another chance to break out some great food, wine, and other adult beverages, but with an extra kick from the spirits of the great beyond.
Here are a few of the Halloween festivities planned for 2019.
The Great Pumpkin Hunt - Tra Vigne Pizzeria
Search the grounds surrounding the Pizzeria patio in the “pumpkin patch” for your numbered mini-pumpkin! Redeem for tasty prizes – kids pizzas, pasta, gelato and more. Decorate your pumpkin at our decoration station. Other fun games….jelly bean jar count, guess the pumpkin weight, cornhole and more! Goodie bags for all costumed kids.
Thursday, October 31, 3 pm- 5 pm
LMR Pumpkin Carving Party - Farmstead at Longmeadow Ranch
Join us for our annual pumpkin carving party. In addition to the main carving event on the lawn at Farmstead, there will be live music and face painting. Tickets include a brunch buffet, and entry is based on selected reservation time.
Sunday, October 27, 10:30 am to 1 p.m.
$20/child (adult chaperone required) includes one pumpkin, carving toolkit, and brunch buffet.
Pagan Ball - Castello di Amorosa
Kick off your Halloween weekend at the biggest and best party in the Napa Valley – the Castello's 10th annual Pagan Ball, a traditional Halloween costume party with lots of tricks and treats!
Friday, October 25, from 8 pm to midnight.
$150/wine club members, $180/general admission (+$30 for RIP Early Admission)
Family Funday Special Edition: Spooky Treats - CIA at Copia
Spend a day at the Ghoulinary Institute of America for some spooky Halloween sugar-filled fun! We’ll explore deliciously creepy recipes for the whole family. In this demonstration-style class, you’ll learn how to make some of our favorite Halloween treats. Come in costume!
Sunday, October 27, at 1:30 pm.
Tickets start at $15.
Cinema Under the Stars "Hocus Pocus" - CIA at Copia
Bring a blanket and cozy up with friends or loved ones as you enjoy a special Halloween presentation, along with snacks and beverages available for purchase.
Tuesday, October 29, at 6:45 pm.
Family Fall Fest - The Village
Come join us at The Village, where the family can partake in carnival games, a pet costume contest, Halloween crafts, cookie decorating and more while enjoying live music and bites to eat from our very own Village Food Truck. Costumes encouraged!
Saturday, October 26, 12 pm- 7 pm
Halloween Masquerade - The Charter Oak
For one evening, The Charter Oak will be magically transformed, transporting us all to another time and place - we will have a DJ, photo booths, unlimited beverages and late-night bites to keep the party going until the wee hours.
Saturday, October 26, 8 pm - 12 am
$200 in advance / $250 at the door
Clash of the Pumpkins - Calistoga Motor Lodge
We’ve recruited some of the top Calistoga wineries to carve their most frightening Halloween pumpkin, and we need you to vote for the most creative of the bunch. The winning winery will get bragging rights and a display at the hotel front desk. We’ll have wine, nibbles, candy for the kids, and we’ll draw a ballot at random for a raffle prize. RSVP if you want to paint or carve your own pumpkin.
Sunday, October 27, 3 pm- 5 pm
Free/$10 to paint a pumpkin
Haunted Dinner Party - Vista Collina Food & Wine Center
Calling all Spooktacular entertainers! Treat your dinner guests to a hauntingly delicious meal that is fun and easy to make at home. Help create Chef Mackenize Rupp’s festive dinner menu in this hands-on cooking class. After, raise a glass of wine (or two) to a fantastic meal that your friends and family will love!
Sunday, October 27, 6 pm- 8 pm
Wizards of Elixer Cocktail Competition - Sky & Vine
Join us for Wizards of Elixirs, a friendly cocktail competition fashioned in walk-around style presented by Charbay Distillery and The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley. Sample cocktails from Wine Country’s top bartenders as they vie for People’s Choice Award and appetizers prepared by Archer Hotel Napa. Costumes are encouraged!
Monday, October 28, 6:30 pm- 8 pm
$60 VIP / $50 General Admisson / $55 At the Door