Tag Archives: 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 … Continue reading


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 … Continue reading

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”) … Continue reading

Sacramento ranks 6th in Halloween list

Zillow.com’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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading


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 … Continue reading

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 kcra.com: A Placer County pumpkin patch that’s been a local … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading


Cbs13.com 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, … Continue reading