This Weekend in Ventura: Harvest Moon Spooktacular is back and bigger than ever!

It’s that spooky time of year again and one of our favorite community events is back and bigger than ever! Be sure to join us downtown for trick-or-treating, a haunted house, pumpkin pie eating and costume contests, outdoor movie screenings, and more, all FREE!

All-Ages Costume Contest


Come dressed in your favorite costume and take part in the all-ages costume contest at 3pm. Contest categories are infant-3, 4-7, 8-12, 13-17, 18+. Prizes will be offered for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from Ventura Visitors Center, Rocket Fizz, Plum Gift Boutique, Aloha Steakhouse and Very Ventura!

Trick-or-Treat


Stay for the trick-or-treating throughout downtown businesses from 4-7pm. Stop at every business with a pumpkin sign in the window for a treat!

Outdoor Movie Screening

New this year: Outdoor movie screenings, pizza and treats from 6-9pm at the Oak St. festival stage. Watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and the Addams Family!

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Please note the location change to S. Oak St. between Main and Santa Clara streets.

Scarecrow Contest


Don’t forget to vote for your favorite scarecrow! This year there are 31 scarecrows designed by students from schools across town including Open Classroom, Lincoln, Loma Vista and Juanamaria, displayed in downtown businesses, competing to win best scarecrows. The categories are best overall, best constructed, and best personality. The winning classes will receive school supplies and a celebration party. Find them throughout downtown!

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