By Scott Ward

With Halloween being just a few days away, folks around the Inland Empire are donning their costumes in preparation for Halloween haunting and trick-or-treating. We’ve surveyed the Frogsters here at the office and got the scoop on the best Halloween attractions.

Here’s our Top 10 list of things to do for Halloween:

1. Halloween Carnival at Bryant Park in Riverside
Where: Bryant Park, Riverside
When: Oct. 31 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
What: Free hot dogs, game booths, live entertainment, inflatables, and costume contest.
More info: (951) 826-2000

2. A Nightmare Before Christmas Display in Riverside
Where: 1561 Jameson Ct., Riverside 92507
When: Oct. 26-31 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
What: Light music from the movie in the yard

3. Haunted House in Hemet
Where: Simpson Center, 305 E. Devonshire Ave., Hemet
When Oct. 28-30 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
What: $14 for family of five. Haunted House sponsored by Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District
More info: (951) 487-9234

4. Castle Dark at Castle Park in Riverside
Where: Castle Park, 3500 Polk St., Riverside
When: Through Nov. 2 starting at 7:00 PM
What: Haunted maze and thrill rides; mask are prohibited in the park.
More info: (951) 785-3000

5. Coffin Creek at Crossroads Riverview Park in Corona
Where: Crossroads Riverview Park, 14600 Baron Dr., Corona
When: Oct. 30-31
What: 5 Haunted attractions including a hayride through a haunted village.
More info:

6. Halloween Spooktacular in Claremont
Where: Claremont Village
When: Oct 31 starting at 3:00 PM
What: children of all ages, trick-or-treat from 3-5 p.m., games from 4-6 p.m., dog costume contest at 5 p.m., children’s costume contest at 6:30 p.m.
More info: (909) 399-5490

7. A Night in Old Spadra Cemetery in Pomona
Where: Spadra Cemetery, 2850 W. Pomona Blvd., Pomona
When: Oct 31 with tours starting at 8:00 PM.   What: Guided tours of the cemetery; flashlight and walking shoes suggested. $5 for 11 & Under. $15 11 and up.
More info: (909) 623-2198

8. Trick-or-Treat in Big Bear
Where: Big Bear Village, Pine Knot and Village Drive, Big Bear
When: Oct. 31 starting at 5:00 PM   More info: (909) 878-4747

9. Halloween Spooktacular in Chino
Where: Chino Spectrum, 4036 Grand Ave., Chino
When: Oct. 31 starting at 4:00 PM
What: Trick-or-treat, free games and live music
More info: (909) 334-3258

10. Trick-or-Treating in Old Town La Verne
Where: Old Town La Verne, D & 3rd St., La Verne
When: Oct. 31 from 2:00 PM
What: Trick-or-treating for children 12 and under
More info: (909) 596-8706

Did we miss your favorite Halloween spot? Let us know! Comment below or on Facebook.


→ Scott Ward & Jackson Dodd, CBS Riverside. Scott is one of the hosts of The Scott, Heather, and Kelli Show on KFRG 95.1 FM Riverside & KXFG 92.9 FM Temecula. He is also Music Director for the CBS Riverside market. Follow Scott on Twitter: @FrogmanScott. Jackson is a content producer for the CBS Riverside market.


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