With Halloween on the horizon, here’s the 411 on some ghoulish attractions guaranteed to scare even the most stoic of souls.
Toluca Lake Pumpkin Patch
The Toluca Lake Pumpkin Patch is introducing a new attraction this year—a “Haunted Maze.” This location boasts having “the widest selection of pumpkins in the Valley.” 10601 Riverside Dr., North Hollywood, 818-505-8039. Free general admission; charges for some attractions. Open seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. to -9:00 p.m.
Halloween Harvest Festival
This Pierce College festival is great fun for the entire family. This year, they’re adding a “Corn Maze” to the activities, which also includes “The Factory of Nightmares Haunted House.” For serious adrenaline junkies, Pierce also hosts “Fright Fair Scream Park After Dark”. Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Avenue, Woodland Hills. 818-999-6300. Prices vary. halloweenharvestfestival.com, frightfair.com/directions.htm.
Old Town Haunt
The historic Union Savings Bank building in Old Town Pasadena is the site of this favorite annual event for fright seekers. Includes a walk through an underground maze. A word of caution: this isn’t for pint-sized trick or treaters. 20 North Raymond (at Colorado), Pasadena. 626-248-7652. Admission $15 to- $22. oldtownhaunt.com
Mirabelle Wine Bar offers a three-course, prix fixe dinner on Sunday nights in Valley Village, which is especially ambitious given their limited kitchen.