It’s the spookiest time of year for some, an excuse to dress up and eat candy for others. However you celebrate, you’ll find no shortage of Halloween happenings in El Dorado County… for all ages!

Halloween pumpkins with candles | El Dorado County Halloween Happenings

Haunted House and Small Pumpkin Painting at Mill View Ranch

Apple Hill™ isn’t just about apples. At Mill View Ranch you can get your craft on painting a small pumpkin. Follow that by scaring yourself in their new Haunted House, which is open until 10 pm on weekends in October.

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Haunted Hangtown Tours | Halloween Happenings El Dorado County

Haunted Hangtown Ghost Tours

Get into the spirit of Halloween with a haunted ghost tour. Haunted Hangtown Ghost Tours gives you the latest and greatest ghost hunting equipment, so you can help find, discover, and communicate with the ghosts that walk around El Dorado County! They’ll be offering special Halloween Investigation events on October 29 and 30.

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Olde Coloma Theatre Halloween Playbill | El Dorado County Halloween Happenings

Watch a Halloween Melodrama

Olde Coloma Theatre, bringing you old-timey melodrama for more than 45 years, will be showing two performances for Halloween, ‘Mrs. Waldecott: Ghost Hunter’ and ‘Things That Go Burp in the Night.’

Both are hilarious shows for all ages.  Audience participation – cheering, booing, and hissing – is highly encouraged. Enjoy live music, freshly popped popcorn, audience participation, and of course, foiling the Villain!

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Black Ice Theatre Co Halloween Play | El Dorado County

See a Scary Ghost Play

On a stormy night in Placerville, a woman accused of murder squares off with a detective who might just be guilty of a few crimes himself. As the night progresses and the tension between the two builds, strange occurrences begin to happen inside the claustrophobic interrogation room. A polite conversation begins to turn ugly, blame begins to shift, and the question of what is real or just in their heads begin to plague them.

Inspired by Placerville ghost lore, ‘Hangtown: A Ghost Play’, will leave you guessing until the very end!

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Halloween Dancing | El Dorado County

Go to a Costume Party

If you’re the type that looks for any excuse to dress up, you’ve got plenty of choices. Break out your scariest, funniest, and most original costumes for these parties. Oh, and don’t forget to rally your friends, because a party isn’t a party without them!

Poor Red’s annual Halloween Costume Party on October 27 will feature a costume contest with cash prizes, along with drink specials. Don’t miss their iconic Golden Cadillac cocktail! Learn more>>

Hart2Hart Vineyards is throwing a Halloween Pizza Dance Party on October 26 from 6 – 10 pm. Enjoy all you can eat wood fired pizza and then dance it off at DJ Grant’s Spooky Outdoor Nightclub, with laser lights and rockin’ tunes. This family-friendly night will also feature a costume contest with prizes! Tickets are limited, so advance purchase is recommended.

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The Divided Sky’s annual Halloween party (October 31) is known for costumes and live music. This year the Risky Biscuits will be performing an eclectic mix of Americana, bluegrass, and country. Costumes and dancing shoes are highly recommended for this energetic evening. Learn more>>

Check out the Events Calendar for other fun things to do in El Dorado County.