Ventura County Spooks

Sharing annual events in Ventura County and activities done by members of our community.

 From Halloween parties to pet costume competitions, annual Halloween events are creative in their own way.

     This year Simi Valley will host their 8th annual Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade. On October 30th, from 10am to 3pm, there will be, “Trick ’r treating for children, pumpkin decorating for all, and a parade for pooches and their people” said Lizzy Whitlock, the organizer of this event.

According to, 68.5% of the 9,374 consumers surveyed said they are looking forward to celebrating Halloween. This holiday is now widely known as a community-centered day that brings friends and family together. Oxnard High School junior Jonathan Meza said, “[Annual traditions] are fun to look forward to and are overall good time with people you love.  

Meza enjoys the atmosphere of Halloween, he said he is ,“Looking forward to trading candy with friends and family.”

    Family traditions vary, though they can be as simple as dressing up and giving out candy. “Seeing the smile on kid’s faces when I give them their candy is the best part”said OHS junior Nelson Mendez.

   Although some individuals may not wish to participate in this celebration due to religious reasons they can still have a great time. OHS junior Junenuen Tapia said his church “host activities and have food for everyone to help take our mind off of the whole holiday”.

    With respect to other religions, annual Halloween traditions are about having fun with friends and family and making unforgettable memories.