Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

Downtown Trick or Treat Photos

Friday, October 31st, 2008

So we had  some rain overnight in Grass Valley, but it did not seem to dampen anyone’s spirits this morning when parents and children descended on downtown Grass Valley for some same trick or treating in Mill and Main Street.  A bravo to all the Grass Valley merchants who took part in this event, and especially to the ones who went all out and dressed in costumes!

Nevada City Halloween Houses

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

I’d not make a special trip to see these, but if you are in Nevada City you may want to check out the decorated halloween houses located where Broad St divides into East Broad St and West Broad St.  One is on Broad St just by the divide, featuring an excellent headless woman, and the other two are just past the divide on East Broad Street and feature lights, figures, and a giant spider.

Halloween at the 49er Family Fun Park

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Come on down to the 49er Family Fun Park in Grass Valley on Friday 31st October between 3pm and 6pm for “Trick or treat in the land of the Storybook sweets”.  Kids get to trick or treat on the miniature golf course from green to green, and there’s nothing spooky or scary to trouble your little ones.  There’s also music, games and a bounce house!

Admission is FREE, with a generous donation of canned food for the Nevada County Food Bank.

The 49er Family Fun Park is at 314 Railroad Ave Grass Valley, CA 95945, phone (530) 272-4949.

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Pumpkin Hunt by Rail in Nevada City

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Your kids (no not you…never…) will enjoy this scenic 30 minute train ride to the pumpkin patch through woods adorned with Halloween decorations.  Reservations are recommended for this event run by the Nevada County Traction Company in Nevada City.  Phone 530-265-0896 or

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Halloween Safe Trick or Treat

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

On Halloween, October 31, the Grass Valley Downtown Association will host the Safe Trick or Treat for pre-school children from 10 am to 1 pm.

Dress up your toddler/young child and head to Historic Downtown Grass Valley! Both Mill and Main Streets will be closed to motorized traffic. Merchants will decorate their shops, dress in costume and pass out treats to the little ones.

Other fun and safe places to take your kids trick or treating in the evening include: Cypress Hill, Morgan Ranch, and Race Street. These Grass Valley neighborhoods have street lights, well lit walking areas, and lots of families who love trick or treaters!

For other events in Grass Valley and the surrounding area, see the Nevada County Events page on