Announces Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country's Fiendish Festivities and Spooky Halloween Celebrations

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Throughout the month of October, Temecula Valley hosts a variety of fiendish, adult-only, and spooky, family-friendly events at wineries, restaurants, museums, casinos, and shopping destinations.

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Celebrate Halloween in the Temecula Valley, Southern California’s Wine Region, located just 60 minutes from San Diego and Orange County and only 90 minutes from Los Angeles. Throughout the month of October, Temecula Valley hosts a variety of fiendish, adult-only, and spooky, family-friendly events at wineries, restaurants, museums, casinos, and shopping destinations. Visitors can book a room at one of the region’s upgraded hotels to take advantage of the many late-night deeds that will have guests howling through the black night.

“Flight-ful” Fun at Temecula Valley Wineries

Wineries throughout the region will feature a variety of Halloween-themed events that combine the best of the regions flights and frights.

California Wine Country will uncover a Taste for Wine and Murder as wine lovers work together to solve a murder mystery at Oak Mountain Winery on October 28. Gourmet meal offerings will include Maciel Family Farm coastal greens with pecan-crusted seared goat cheese, a duo of grilled petit tenderloin & ancho spiced grilled Mexican tiger shrimp. Dessert and paired wines are included in the mysterious experience.

Fazeli Cellars will feature a Haunted Masquerade Ball on October 29, 2016. Entry includes a glass of spooky, sparkling wine while additional food and beverage options (including wine, beer, sangria, and cocktails) will be available for purchase. Halloween-themed music will be provided by Sterling Productions.

Don’t miss a Haunted Wine Tour at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. The winery has paired up some of their best "Deliciously Haunted" wines with some Spook-Tacular & Goulish foods. This haunted 90-minute, behind-the-scenes tour will be offered October 28-31 and advance reservations are required.

Lorimar Winery is hosting its annual Halloween Party on Friday, October 28. Space is limited for this exclusive, one-night-only event; presale tickets include a glass of Spooky Sangria.

Pechanga Resort & Casino will host its Annual Costume Party on Friday, October 28 in the Eagle’s Nest Lounge. With a waived cover charge for arriving in costume and over $1,500 in prizes handed out throughout the evening, the night will offer frightful fun, drink specials, and live DJ music to dance to through the night.

For the ultimate designated driver experience to one or more of these adult-themed events, book a Halloween-themed limo from Aall In Limo and Party Bus; theme options include classic Halloween, Vampires, and Skeletons, all equipped with mysterious and festive décor, signature music, and a few surprises.

Family-Friendly, Furry, and Frightful Halloween Events

In addition to the Halloween chills and thrills offered for adults, Temecula also will showcase their love for families and furry friends with a variety of family-friendly and pet-friendly events throughout the month of October.

The City of Temecula will host their Annual Halloween Family Carnival on Friday, October 28 at the Ronald Reagan Sports Park Hockey Arena. For the price of a $5 admission wristband, families can participate in costume contests, scream contests, games, food, and a variety of Halloween-themed activities.

Pennypickle’s Workshop, Temecula Children's Museum will be open Monday, October 31 for fun and non-scary Halloween celebrations perfect for the youngest ghouls and goblins.

Dress up your pets for Promenade Temecula’s Paws on the Promenade Spooktacular Dog Walk on Saturday, October 22. The free, community-wide event will feature pet & owner costume contests, vendors, Monster Mash green screen photos, treat bags, and more. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Animal Friends of the Valleys.

Children can trick or treat at a variety of Temecula establishments including The Bank Mexican Restaurant & Bar, E.A.T. Marketplace, and Texas Lil’s. From October 12-31, The Bank will showcase a Haunted Vault and Trick-or-Treating for children on Halloween weekend. Parents can join in the fun at the outdoor bar by receiving a $5 gift card towards Monday’s Happy Hour by arriving in costume. Texas Lil’s is encouraging families to dine with them before beginning an evening of trick-or-treating; kids eat free and costumed little ones can trick or treat when the night falls. E.A.T. Marketplace will offer a Dia De Los Muertos Flower Crown Workshop on Friday, October 21. Participants will learn the proper technique to make traditional rose crowns in honor of the festive, colorful holiday celebrating the Day of The Dead; the workshop, which includes small bites and wine samples, is led by The Tiny Bloom. Stop by Bahama Buck’s for fall-flavored shave ice offerings and special deals for costumed Halloween patrons.

Visitors dare to be disturbed at Galway Downs as the daring creep through The Hyde Street Massacre Haunted House, what everyone's worst nightmares are made of. Explore the 1950s home of Halloween-obsessed serial killer, Otis Hatcher, but escaping the haunted house might be more terrifying than one can handle. The event runs weekends throughout the month of October and includes a vendor sideshow with food, alcohol, and other offerings. VIP Admission tickets include a haunted carriage ride and front-of-the-line access. This attraction is recommended for ages 13 and up.

About Visit Temecula Valley
Visit Temecula Valley is the official tourism marketing organization and resource for visitors in the Temecula Valley Southern California region. The Temecula Hotel Tourism Improvement District is the primary source of funding for Visit Temecula Valley activities and programs. Additional funding is provided through alliances with visitor-serving partners throughout Temecula Valley.

Visit Temecula Valley is online at The Temecula Valley Visitors Center is located in Downtown, Old Town Temecula (Third Street and Mercedes) adjacent the Old Town Temecula Parking Garage. For visitor information and assistance, please call 888-363-2852 or 951-491-6085.

*Information is believed to be current as of September 2016.

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