It’s hard to not know the spookiest time of the year has come around again! Local stores are carrying Halloween items, you can feel fall in the air, there are annual special events to think about, and your little ghoulies and guys probably can’t wait to get out there to trick or treat. Besides the scary night itself, there are things you can do and events you can attend throughout October. Following we list a few Truckee Halloween Happenings to get you started.
2016 Truckee Halloween Happenings
Saturday, October 8, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Northwoods Clubhouse. Always popular, always one of the biggest and must attend events of the year. It’s all ages, and there’s something for everyone here. It is a traditional “harvest festival”. You’ll see various vendor’s best arts and crafts, there’s the annual doggie dip, a pumpkin patch, a great carnival area for the kids, seasonal beer tasting for the adults, food, and more. There’s a cost involved for some items. To find out more, please visit this Tahoe Donner website.
Truckee Historical Haunted Tour
Thursday October 13 and Friday October 14. Not just famous: this two-day event covers the infamous! Ages-old characters come to life to tell their stories of yesteryear. Visitors will encounter them at six fascinating sites of historical interests. Haunts and chills abound in this ever-popular occurrence. Billed as “An Unforgettable Night of Truckee History”, it will not disappoint. Among the historical sites you’ll see are the Community Arts Center, which is the oldest school in Truckee, and the Ela Chapman Boutique. This tour sells out fast. To find out more or purchase tickets, check out our recent Historical Haunted Tour blog post. Note: you must be 21 years old or older to attend this event.
Big Truck Day
Saturday, October 22, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Meet at the Town Corporation yard for this very fun and free event! Fascinated by heavy equipment? Wants some hands-on or close-up inspection? Bring the whole family down and you can have that look at all sorts of big vehicles and perhaps find some Halloween costume inspiration!
Have a big truck or piece of equipment you’d like to display? Please give Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District (TDRPD) a call at (530) 550-4457.
Annual Halloween Parade
Friday, October 28, from 6 p.m. – Children of all ages love a good parade! Even a spooky one like Truckee’s Annual Halloween Parade. Gather up your little goblins and ghoulies and head downtown before 6 p.m. The parade winds its way through downtown Truckee, ending up at the Community Art Center. And then more fun: everyone can trick or treat for candy at the Center.
For more information on any event sponsored by TDRPD, did you know they offer a comprehensive Activity Guide? Their guide for Fall/Winter 2016/17 is available now. You can view, download, or print it through this link.
This list was accurate at the time of publication, please check directly with the venue to ensure dates, times, and locations remain the same.