All Hallows' Eve can be fun no matter what your age, and many local celebrations for adults and kids are aimed at making sure you have a ghoulishly good time this weekend. Pumpkin patches, haunted houses, roaring roller coasters, creepy crafts, costume contests, demonic drinks and books that go "boo!" are right in your backyard, if you know where to look. Here are a few Halloween get-togethers in Mountain View.
Freaky fun for the family
Grandpa's Pumpkin Patch
Two bounce houses, a haunted house, a petting zoo, hayrides on a real tractor, a hay maze and a hay mountain, along with pumpkins, of course. Kids are welcome to come dressed up.
455 San Antonio Road, Oct. 29-31
Cost: $3 for kids, $2 for adults. Info: 799-9555.
Saturday Stories: Halloween tales
There will be Halloween-themed stories read at this weekly public library event. Kids are welcome to come in costume.
Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Oct. 30., 10:15 a.m.
Cost: Free. Info: 903-6337.
Mountain View High School ASB Haunted House
Five spooky Halloween-themed rooms, filled with zombies, ghosts and candy. Costumes are encouraged. Proceeds go to the Mountain View High School Associated Student Body.
Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Oct. 29, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $1. Info: 941-4600.
Michael's Arts and Crafts Halloween Celebration
Face painting, a Halloween parade, duct tape crafts and candy. Kids are encouraged to come in costume.
Michael's Arts and Crafts, 2415 Charleston Road, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free. Info: 968-8698.
Great America Haunt
Zombies and ghouls roam the amusement park. Multiple haunted houses.
4701 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara, Oct. 29-31, 7 p.m. to midnight.
Cost: $40; discounts and group deals available. Info: haunt.cagreatamerica.com.
Ghoulish grown-up get-togethers
DJs, dancing, drinks, a "wicked costume contest" and cash prizes.
Zen Lounge, 251 Castro St., Oct. 30.
Cost: $15-$20. Info: zenmv.com.
Three nights of Halloween
On Friday come out for four bands and a zombie-themed party. Saturday is the South American themed night, with the "sexiest costume" contest. Sunday is the Halloween Spooktacular with DJ Caesar, dancing and drinks. Giveaways and cash prizes.
Stephens Green, 223 Castro St., Oct. 29-31.
Cost: Free. Info: 964-9151