Pumpkins, costumes, festivals haunted houses and tours of local cemeteries abound as autumn arrives in the Yuba-Sutter area and thoughts turn to Halloween activities.
Annual Haunted Health Fair — 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Memorial Hall, 1425 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City. The tobacco- and candy-free event is hosted by the Sutter County Public Health Department.
Camelot Kids Fall Festival — 6 p.m-9 p.m. Friday at Calvary Christian Center, 2620 Colusa Highway, Yuba City. Renaissance costumes are encouraged. Event tickets are $4 for ages 2 to 16 years. Admission is free for ages 2 and under and 17 and over. Also available are several meal tickets from $4 to $10.
Fall Pumpkin Festival — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Lindhurst High School, 4446 Olive Ave., Olivehurst. Sponsored by Lindhurst Future Farmers of America.
Fall Festival of Fun — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Sutter Orchard Supply, 573 Bridge St. in Yuba City, has the eighth annual pumpkin growing, carving and decorating contest and a dogs-only costume parade, plus games and a bake sale. Registration for the pumpkin contest and costume contest is due by 11:30 a.m. that day.
There is a $5 entry fee for the dog costume contest.
The pumpkin contest is co-hosted by the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau and the costume contest is co-hosted by Sutter Buttes Canine Rescue.
Oktoberfest 2013 — 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 1302 Hooper Road, Yuba City.
Wheatland Cemetery Tour — 4 p.m. Saturday on Wheatland-Rio Oso Road off Highway 65; with historical figures from Wheatland’s past. Presented by Wheatland Historical Society. Free admission; donations accepted.
Smartsville Catholic Cemetery Tour — 4 p.m. Saturday on McGanney Lane, Smartsville; featuring a story about grave diggers, a coffin and a hot summer’s day. Free; donations accepted.
Harvest Festival — 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Isidore School, 200 Clark Ave., Yuba City. Hosted by St. Isidore Parent’s Club. Cost: $30 per family.
“Night of the Living Dead” Zombie Fest — 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lee Burrows Arts Center, 630 E St., Marysville. Includes a screening of the 1968 “Night of the Living Dead” by George A. Romero and a costume contest. Admission is $3 for zombies and $5 for humans.
Halloween Costume Party — 7 p.m.- midnight Saturday at the Foothill Lions Club, 5667 Fruitland Road, Loma Rica. Must be 21 years or over. Admission: $5.
Halloween special arts and crafts workshop — 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 31 at Yuba County Library, 303 Second St., Marysville. Call 749-7380.
Scarysville — 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 31 on D Street, downtown Marysville; trick or treat with merchants, a costume contest and food vendors.
Annual Harvest Festival — 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 31 at Crossroads Community Church, 445 B St., Yuba City.
Ongoing scary sites include:
Ghostly Glen Wood — 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday to Sunday at 689 Glenwood Drive, Yuba City. For ages 5 to 12 years; presented by “Ghoul” scouts. Admission: $3.50 plus one canned food item per person.
Maze of Darkness — 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. daily Sunday to Oct. 30 and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 31 at 2764 Lorrie Way, Yuba City. Hosted by Zamagni family. To benefit Tierra Buena School. Admission: $5.
Haunted Asylum — 7 p.m-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 31 at 301 Fourth St., Marysville. Hosted by Sutter/Yuba Friday Night Live. Admission: $5.
Screamatorium — 7 p.m.-10 p.m. daily Thursday to Saturday 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 31 and 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2 at 1707 Colusa Highway, Yuba City. Admission: $13.
Source: Appeal Democrat