Posts Tagged: halloween

Pumpkin patch time!

My photo from the 2005 post As far as seasonal ledes go on Sac Rag, they don’t get more boilerplate than “We here at The Sac Rag love us a pumpkin patch.” So it’s that time of year to do the thing. Pumpkins, corn mazes, apple pie, the works. I have reviewed local favorites Bishop’s… Read more »

Greatest costume ever UPDATED

This is *basically* what my friend saw.From Grim Reaper blog From a friend out on a ride I heard a tale of an individual dressed in full grim reaper garb, including sickle, and mounted on a black steed, stationed at one end of the bridge over the river from William Pond to Goethe Park River… Read more »

What’s worse (Halloween edition)?

I visited the Party City store yesterday on Arden Way and couldn’t help but notice the costumes designed for our little ones. Seriously, what’s worse? Dressing your “boy” up as a Convict Clown (“This scary clown should be locked up”) or Rapsta (“F’Shizzle, this costizzle is the dizzle!”)? Scary thing is, I am sure many… Read more »

Sacramento ranks 6th in Halloween list’s Trick-or-Treat Housing Index has Sacramento coming in at #6, ahead of Chicago and Boston. There is a common belief that wealthy neighborhoods are the Holy Grail for harvesting the most Halloween candy. However, to provide a more holistic approach to trick-or-treating, the Zillow Trick-or-Treat Housing Index was calculated using four equally weighted data variables:… Read more »

Zombie related scheduling nightmare on Halloween

This year, October 31 not only brings us candy and costumed fun, but it brings us AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” based on the acclaimed graphic novel published by Berkeley’s Image Comics. However, local film series Movies on a Big Screen is showing George A. Romero’s 1968 classic “Night of the Living Dead,” widely considered the… Read more »

Boo at the Zoo

We took the family to “Boo at the Zoo” for some Halloween revelry Saturday night. It was a great costume party for the whole town, and it seemed like the whole town was there — they might want to open up a little bit more of the zoo next year. Since they had the train… Read more »

Haunted Sacramento: Your Guide to a Happy Halloween

A Sacramentan’s go-to Halloween guide featuring tips on ghost stories, jack-o-lanterns, costumes, ghostly haunts, and spirits. Ghost Stories: No Halloween party is complete without a haunted tale. If your theatrical skills are lacking, or you’ve long forgotten how the story of The Hook ends, I’ve got the answer for you! Professionally-narrated audio ghost stories are available… Read more »


This weekend, Cal Expo gets a head start on the Halloween season with the inaugural Witchapalooza. Music, street entertainers, celebrities, inflatable rides and, of course, spooky things abound to support several local charities. The best news is the bargain price for family fun — admission is only $5 and kids 12 and younger are free…. Read more »

Sad news for Pumpkin Patch fans

We love us a pumpkin patch here at the Sac Rag. I was beginning to wonder where we were with a 2008 review when I came across this article from A Placer County pumpkin patch that’s been a local tradition for 20 years won’t be selling any pumpkins this year after getting hit by… Read more »

Midtown Halloween Safe Trick or Treat Walk Saturday

Dust off your pop-culture, literary, or costumed-hero themed costumes and let your freak flag fly tomorrow in Midtown: On Saturday, October 25 from 11a.m. to 3p.m., the MBA and many local Midtown businesses will participate in a community Safe Halloween Walk along the J Street corridor from 16th to 29th and the surrounding streets. Get… Read more »

Morning horror on News10

Courtesy of Radio Matthew’s YouTube channel comes this video from last Friday of a spooktacular bit on News10 Good Morning. Movie after the break…

The Pumpkin Farm

The Pumpkin Farm Reviewing pumpkin patches is a hard racket. Unless the pumpkins are visibly rotting or parking costs more than Arco, you’re pretty much dealing with a numbers game, balancing cost versus amenties until the cows come home. (If they actually have cows though, that’s a definite plus.) The Pumpkin Farm is located in… Read more »

Halloween wrap-up

We enjoyed some high-returns trick-or-treating last night in Tahoe Park (specifically the region between 11th and Raymond Aves and 58th-60th streets. It was positively hoppin, a great vibe.) Witches seemed to be very popular. As usual, the most popular costume had to be “punky high schooler walking around with a pillowcase full of candy” (and… Read more »

Tricks and/or treats

Despite the fact that I blog here every day under a geeky fake name, CoolDMZ and Mrs Cool do not dress in costume for Halloween (although if I did, it would be BSG related). We’re planning to take the girls (both “nice” witches) in a little loop around the hood and then we’re going to… Read more »

Haunted? has a helpful page on all things Halloween. Here’s a list of local pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and haunted houses. However, what really caught my attention was a link to a listing of “actual” haunted places in California and, specifically, Sacramento. Apparently the Crocker Museum and Sacramento Theatre Company have experienced their share of… Read more »