A special Halloween performance of Plan 10 From Outer Space will be staged at The Spyglass Inn Restaurant, 2703 Spyglass Drive, Shell Beach, on Oct. 31.Doors open at 7:30p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. See New Times Calendar for details on this dinner theater performance. Info: 489-3875 or murderinmind.com Halloween Festivities at SLO Farmers’ Market take place Oct. 30. First Bank of SLO downtown trick-or-treating is from 5 to 8 p.m. at various downtown businesses. A costume contest will be held from 6:15 to 8 p.m. Info: 541-0286.
City Church Central Coast Harvest Festival: free games, candy, petting zoo, and more. Oct. 31 starting at 6 p.m. 640 S. Frontage Road in Nipomo. Info: 929-8990 or www.thecitycc.org.
Family Fall Festival takes place on Oct. 31 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at New Life Community Church located at 990 James Way in Pismo Beach. This safe, free event includes carnival games, live music, candy, and more. Come in non-scary costumes. Info: 489-3254.
Firehouse Fright Nighttakes place Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Paso Robles Children’s Museum located at 623 13th St. Free to $2. Info: 238-7432 or www.pasokids.org.
Grover Beach Pumpkin Contest and Halloween activities take place on Oct. 31 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Registration for the pumpkin-carving contest is from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Carnival games, snacks, goodie bags for all children in costumes, a spooky maze, and mummy wrapping. Ramona Garden Park Center, 993 Ramona Ave. Info: 473-4580 or www.grover.org.
Harvest Festival in Atas-cadero on Oct. 31. Info: 466-2626.
Meridian Vineyards Halloween Wine Tasting on Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sample wines paired with dark chocolate. Info: 226-7133.
Mystery Theater in The Cavern takes place on Oct. 31 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. 3443 Mill Road in Paso Robles. $75 and up. Info: www.robert hallwinery.com or 239-1616.
A Nightmare On Elm Street Haunted House presented by SOPA on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. The Studio of Performing Arts is located at 116 W. Branch St. in Arroyo Grande. $5. Info: 473-0377.
Old Vienna Haunted Castle: Oct. 31 from 5 to 9 p.m. for the kids and Nov. 1 starting at 6:30 for the adults. Friday includes snacks provided by Alex BBQ and drinks by Steaming Bean; Saturday brings a DJ and witches brew. Info: www.old-vienna.com or 773-4521.
Scarecrow Contest and Halloween Celebration in downtown Paso Robles on Oct. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. Trick-or-treating at downtown businesses, pumpkin carving contest at 6 p.m., and BBQ. Info: 238-4103 or www.pasoroblesdowntown.org.
Spooky Kids Cruise in Morro Bay Come aboard and enjoy snacks, magic, and a cruise around the bay. All ages. Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Morro Bay Harbor. Info: 772-2128 or www.chabliscruises.com.
Zoo Boo event at Charles Paddock Zoo: Oct. 30 and 31 from 4-7:30 p.m. in Atascadero. A safe, not-too-scary alternative to neighborhood trick-or-treating for children ages 2-12 years of age. Info: www.CharlesPaddockZoo.org or 470-3182.