Is the thought of missing out on Halloween fun driving you and your little ghouls batty? Fear not, we have a huge list of frightfully festive events that range from creepy crawlies at the Natural History Museum to dancing skeletons at Bob Barker’s Marionettes. Flip through to find the perfect activity that will put a smile on the face on all your little monsters!

Family Fun at Fall Harvest Festivals

Kidspace Pumpkin Festival & Halloween Hunt
The Kidspace Fall Festival has it all: petting zoo, pony rides, exciting bouncers, carnival games, seasonal crafts, costume parades, face painting, and more. You can even pick your perfect pumpkin from their Halloween patch. The Festival takes place Oct. 14 & 15 and admission is free, but activities will cost you tickets. Kidspace also holds their Halloween Haunt on Oct. 29, where trick-or-treat for clues at our scavenger hunt that will help you solve a Kidspace mystery. Event details.

Tanaka Farms Harvest Festival
This year, Tanaka Farms is decked out in an all Hello Kitty theme. Chances are, you've never seen a cuter patch. Chop your own pumpkin right off the vine, then take a wagon ride around the farm. Visit the petting zoo with over 40 animals and try your luck at a one-acre corn maze. But the biggest attraction might be the pumpkin cannon, which can shoot these giant gourds thousands of feet. Splat! Open weekends in October. Event details.

Underwood Family Farms Fall Festival
Come one, come all to the Underwood Family Farms' Fall Festival where every weekend from now until Halloween there will be tractor-drawn wagon rides, corn mazes and hay pyramids, the Animal Center, Craig’s Chicken Show, Kid’s Corral and play area and more. But the huge draw is the sheer number and variety of pumpkins to choose from. Don’t forget to snap a few pics along the way—the photo ops are totally Instagram worthy. Every week has a theme so be sure to check their website for details. Event details.

Check out all our favorite Fall Festivals, here.

photo: Meghan Rose

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Know of any must-see Halloween haunts we missed? Please share your favorite spots to take your little ghouls and goblins in LA.

—Christina Fiedler