5 ways to get spooky in Berkeley for Halloween

HalloweenParties2015Berkeley is never short on quirky tricks and treats especially on Halloween. Our event guide has something fun for costumed kids at heart and their little dogs too! So grab your undead friends and fiends for a day and night of spooktacular proportions in Berkeley. Happy Halloween!

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest
& Dog Costume Contest 

11am Fieldwork Brewing Company – Free 
1160 6th St, Berkeley

Gilman District’s Fieldwork Brewing Company (or should we say Booing Company) will celebrate All Hallows Eve with beer, a dog costume competition, and a little old fashioned pumpkin carving party. Carving stations will be outfitted with everything you need to make your jack-o-lantern masterpiece – including the pumpkin!

Pumpkin Carving Party, 11am -2pm
***Updated Time For The Dog Costume Contest***
Dog Costume Party Judging, 2pm – 4pm
Winner Announcement, 4:30pm


Juggoween hosted by Jugger California

 3pm Codornices Park – Free
1201 Euclid Ave, Berkeley

Jugger is the post-apocalyptic capture the flag like game from the film Blood of Heroes, written and directed by Berkeley-based screenwriter David Webb Peoples that’s now played around the world and right here at Cordonices Park on Saturdays.

Costumes are encouraged for this match up of weapon wielding teams in a race to capture glory and the prized (fabricated) animal skull. Beginners welcome.

To find out more about Jugger California and their team the Berkeley Riot check them out on #Berkeley.

12046857_10203759684672519_7627618724326246081_n9th Annual BCM Creepy Horror Film Festival
6pm Berkeley Community Media $10 – $5 w/costume
2239 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley

Join Berkeley Community Media for a night of thrills, chills and spills at their newly remodeled studios in the heart of Downtown Berkeley. Audience members are encouraged to dress up to enter the costume contest to win prizes.

Filmmaker prizes for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Horror Plot, and Audience Choice Award.

Doors, 6 pm
Films, costume contest and dancing, 7-10 pm

Gilman Halloween 12063875_717266961741807_2550368377920169453_n
8pm 924 Gilman $7 – $5 in costume
924 Gilman, Berkeley

Isn’t everyday Halloween at iconic 924 Gilman? Halloween features a special  mixed bill for all ages! $7 OR $5 in costume! Lineup:

Hit me
Harold and the chili banditos
Cash Cow
Ghost Town Gospel

load in: 7:00
Doors: 8:00
Music: 8:30

10303788_518073568361395_3861543666580976532_n2nd Annual DIA de los MUERTOS / Halloween Party
9pm La Botella Republic $10
2055 Center St, Ste D, Berkeley

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos – the Mexican Day of the Dead tradition at Downtown Berkeley’s only wine bar and bottle shop, La Botella Republic.

Drink Specials all night! Costume Contest and special midnight performance. Boo la la!




                               BONUS EVENT!

MONDAY, November 2nd10390529_10206669269641875_1497978820511208183_n

Dia De Los Muertos North Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto  Free
Shattuck Ave at Vine St, Berkeley

Celebrate the Mexican tradition of Dia De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead and honor loved ones who have passed on to the other side.

Local artists install altars or you may help create a community ofrenda by bringing photos, candles, breads, or flowers to add to the altar. Hauntingly beautiful violin music by Kippy Marks, Aztec dancers and drummers lead a candle light procession through the district. Food trucks, craft booths, wine & beer, free skeletal face painting, and DIY art projects. Costumes and papier maché giant heads are encouraged.

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