When I think of Halloween, I think of the movie “Hocus Pocus”. It’s a pretty unrealistic expectation of what to expect for Halloween in Hawaii. For starters, it doesn’t get dark until around 700, and by then we’re hungrier than hungry. Next, it almost always, rains and if it doesn’t rain it feels like a sauna. There have only been a handful of years when it hasn’t rained on Halloween. I’ve seen the amount of people passing out candy in our neighborhood slowly dwindle over the years. More and more people head to the malls for trick or treating these days. We used to walk in a 2 mile radius of our house to go trick or treating. There used to be homemade haunted houses, a block party, and now there’s NOTHING! Fear not though, there are family friendly events held throughout the month of october that you can enjoy! Below is an incomplete list of events happening around Oahu, Hawaii. More will be added as they are found!
Waimanalo Country Farms: Pumpkin Patch
Every weekend in October through Nov.1
9am – 5pm
Free Parking, Free Admission
Hayrides, Sunflower Maze, Pumpkin picking, and Country Market
Aloun Farms Pumpkin Patch
Every weekend in October through Oct. 25
Admission is $3.00, Free Parking
Hayrides, pumpkin picking, self pick sweet corn, sunflowers, and string beans!
Saturday, October 17
The Great Pumpkin Festival at Holy Nativity School
Located in East Oahu
10am – 4pm
Keiki Fun Zone, Pumpkin picking, Food, Entertainment
Saturday, October 24
Hawaii Kai Towne Center Spooktacular
5PM – 8PM
Pirate themed event!
Trick or treating, Costume contest, Rides, Arts and Crafts
A canned good or monetary donation
Children under 12 get a free pumpkin!
Saturday, October 25
Keiki Costume Ball
Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center
Trick or Treating and Special activities
Friday, October 30
Kahala Mall Costume Contest
530PM – Registration
List will be updated as more events are found!