There is a lot of fun to harvest this weekend! Unleash your creative side at the Children’s Creativity Museum Opening. Pick out a pumpkin, and take a hayride at Marin County International Family Day! And celebrate with giant pumpkins at the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin and Art Festival. Watch the fun grow!

San Francisco

Noe Valley Harvest Festival
This family festival will include a costume parade contest, pumpkin patch and annual hayride. Vendors will be selling art, clothing, jewelry and more. Food and drinks will be sold as well. Get there early, to be the first of the 10,000 expected attendees! Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

Children’s Creativity Museum Opening
Celebrate the opening of The Children’s Creativity Museum, formerly Zeum, with FREE Museum admission and carousel rides sponsored by Target! Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens, The Children’s Creativity Museum is a hands-on, multimedia arts and technology experience for kids ages 3-12, and their families. Be the first to experience their new Imagination Lab, and other exhibit enhancements. Sat. –  Sun.,10:00 am – 4:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Trick or Treat Bag Making
Trick or treat, make something neat! Decorate your own pumpkin shaped bag to collect all your treats in on Halloween night! All the supplies will be provided including: the bags, spooky glitter stickers, pom poms, googly eyes and pre-cut felt pieces to turn your bag into a Jack-o-Lantern! You can also use fabric paint to create ghost footprints. Every bag comes with glow sticks inside. Come in costume if you wish, and you will be all set! Fri., 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Oakland. $8 admission per child,  plus $8 per bag. Ages 2-6. Event details.

Eat, Pray, Lulav Sukkot Festival
Go back to your roots, and celebrate the harvest holiday Sukkot at Urban Adamah, a community organic farm and Jewish environmental education center. Attend the children’s dance party with locally loved band Octopretzel. Enjoy seasonal tales at the children’s story time. And admire the Berkeley goat herd. Try the pizza, pickles, apple pie and other Kosher, local, organic foods. Harvest the fun! Sun.,  2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Berkeley. See website for pricing. All ages. Event details.


Marin County International Family Day!
Join AuPairCare for their International Family Day for families and their international au pairs. This fun family event coincides with the area’s Fall Fest, and there will be plenty of fun fall activities for kids, including pumpkin picking, games and hayrides! Local AuPairCare staff, host families and au pairs from all over the world will be in attendance, making this a great time for families to share fall customs with friends from all over the world. Do people all over the world make Jack-o-lanterns? Come find out! Sat., 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Petaluma. $4/general. $1/child under 12. All ages. Event details.

Goblin Jamboree
Discover something spooky at  the Bay Area Discovery Museum, while it’s transformed into a haunted wonderland! Ride a train or a real pony, visit the spooky-but-not-scary Haunted Pier, make potions in the witches’ and wizards’ school, visit the petting zoo and enjoy a full brew of games, activities and live entertainment. Join the jamboree! Sat. –  Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Sausalito. $13/Member. $15/General. Under age 1, free. All ages. Event details.


Zoppé Italian Family Circus
Honoring the best of the old-world Italian tradition, this circus stars Nino the clown, and is propelled by a central story featuring acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation. Life really is a juggling act! Fri., 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm. Redwood City. See website for pricing and future dates. All ages. Event details.

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin & Art Festival
This event will be a smash! Enjoy food, music, art, dancing, costume relays and hula hooping! Admire humongous pumpkins on display, as well as pumpkin carving artistry. Enjoy all kinds of pumpkin treats, including churros, cookies and ice cream. There is something for every pumpkin enthusiast at this historical event! Sat. – Sun.,  9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Half Moon Bay. Free. All ages. Event details.

— Rachel Teichman