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Halloween Events on the Central Coast

Cayucos Carnival
Cayucos School’s Annual PTA Fall Carnival and Auction is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the school on Cayucos Drive. Free admission to the costumed party with lots of fun games, a cakewalk and more.

The Los Osos/Baywood Park will be celebrating the 40th Annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Downtown Baywood Park.
The festival is a fundraiser for the Los Osos/Baywood Park Chamber and Kiwanis of Bay Osos.
The day kicks off with a Kiwanis pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. They will be offering all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee for $7 a person.
Morning festivities include the 4-Mile Oktoberfest Fun Run sponsored by Morro Bay High School Athletics. Runners 8 to 79 are welcome to participate, there is even a stroller division. To register or for more information see:
The 13th Annual Car Show will be located near the north end of 2nd Street. Presentation of Car Show winners begins at 3 p.m. in the Beer Garden. There’ll be live music too.

Wine Walk
Adults in Morro Bay can celebrate Halloween early at a Hero’s Wine Walk, from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at participating bars and restaurants in Morro Bay.
More than 30 businesses are taking part in the event, which costs $20 for an advanced, special ticket that is good for tastings at all 30 establishments. Tickets are $25 the day of the event.
Participants must dress in their favorite superhero (or favorite un-super hero). Over 30 businesses, pubs, bars, and restaurants will be sampling wine, beer, and cider alongside local nibbles. Completely filled-out passports will be entered to win prizes. See: to get advanced tickets. Designated drivers play for free; 21-older only.
Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Morro Bay Harbor Department. This adult activity will finish up the next morning with a “Morning After Breakfast” at local eateries serving special breakfast deals.

Paso Robles
The biggest adult Halloween party on the California Central Coast is set for 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday Oct. 26-27 at the Paso Robles Event Center (Mid State Fairgrounds, 2198 Riverside Ave.) in the Adelaide Hall. The “Halloween Harvest Costume Ball” is a professionally produced production, dance party, with food, beverages, and a grand costume competition.
General admission tickets are $65 a person, reserved seating $115, which includes roundtable seating by the stage and dance floor, a glass of wine or beer, and tableside service. General admission weekend passes are $115 and VIP passes are $205. Campsites are $75 or $135 for the weekend with hook-ups at first come, first served. Adults, 21-over only. See: for tickets and information.
Burning James and the Funky Flames will play live on Friday night and DJ Paul Thompson will play non-stop hits on Saturday.
Chief Visioneer and Ringmaster Brad Golden will take guests through a mysterious and interactive Halloween experience, with movie set-caliber props, theatrical lighting, eerie fog and special effects, and more spooky-fun stuff.
Great food plus vegetarian, a full bar with beer, wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages, will be available inside for purchase.
Costume contests are from 7-9 p.m. each night with judges picking the contestants, and crowd applause picking the winners of $100 top prizes in each category. Designated Uber and Lyft ride points will be designated and parking is $5 per vehicle. A portion of the take will benefit the North County Chapter of AAUW. Costumes are required.

Morro Bay
The 5th Annual Morro Bay Trick-or-Treat is set for 3-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 in Downtown Morro Bay.
Start the candy trek at Grandma’s Frozen Yogurt, 307 Morro Bay Blvd., and pick up a free map of participating merchants.
The Police Department will again put on a Haunted House from 3-7 p.m. (located at 850 Morro Bay Blvd.), there will be a photo booth, the White Caps Band will perform, the haunted trolley will roll through town, and there’ll be bounce house, face painting and more at MBB and Main Street.
Organized by Downtown merchants, the event s sponsored by the City Recreation Department, Chamber of Commerce, Shoreline Calvary Chapel and numerous participating businesses.
The Third Annual Haoleween Surf Competition, presented by Libertine Brewing Co., and Pizza Port, is set for Sunday, Oct. 28 at Morro Rock.
Surfers sign up at 8:30 a.m. and will compete for first prize of $200 cash, and second prize $100, plus prizes for best party wave, beach stoke, best costume and more. Costumes are encouraged and boards must be longer 8.5 feet.
There’s a mandatory riders meeting at 9 a.m. Preregister online for $25 (see: www.libertinebrewing/haoleween) or day of the event for $30. Participants also get an event T-shirt and lunch at the Libertine Pub right after the contest.

Pismo Beach
The Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic is holding its 10th Annual Pet Costume Contest for pet owners and animal lovers throughout SLO County from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 in the clinic parking lot, 990 Price St. The contest is free to enter and judges will award the best costumes with gift baskets worth from $100-$200. The event includes local eats and prizes, and a wealth of pet care information from the Pismo Beach Clinic staff. The public is invited to come down and join in the fun.

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