The 8 Best Things To Do in October 2017
What could be spookier than a film fest in a haunted theater or a mummy-themed attraction? Missing out on these events.
KIDS & FAMILY
Fall Harvest Festival
Weekends, Sept. 30 through Oct. 29
If you didn’t know there was a pumpkin patch in Waimānalo, well, now you know. Check out the animal farm and sunflower patch at this festival, play games and go home with your very own pumpkin. And try the new Low Country Boil, featuring corn from the farm.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Waimānalo Country Farms, free, waimanalocountryfarms.com
FAIRS & EXPOS
Professional and aspiring photographers and videographers will have the chance to take master classes and workshops (at various locations), as well as attend a trade show (at the Blaisdell).
Various locations, photoconhawaii.com
Mummy: Curse of the Crypt
Every Friday and Saturday in October beginning Oct. 6, plus Oct. 26–31
PHOTO: COURTESY OF SKELETON KEY HAWAI‘I
Hawai‘i Five-0 and Lost star (and Halloween enthusiast) Jorge Garcia teams up with Skeleton Key Hawai‘i to bring a new, original haunted attraction to Kailua, complete with mummies and monsters. Leave the little ones behind, except for keiki-friendly nights: Oct. 21, 28 and 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more places to get your fright on this Halloween, check out our online calendar in October.
7 to 11 p.m., 171-A Hāmākua Drive, Kailua, $15, $20 at the door and for fast passes, skeletonkeyhawaii.com
THEATER & ARTS
Oct. 13, 15 and 17
Romance and revenge abound in this 1875 classic French opera, featuring mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich in her Hawai‘i Opera Theatre debut.
Blaisdell Concert Hall, $63–$135, hawaiiopera.org
The only way Sam Hunt could get more country would be if he changed his first name to “I Love To.”
Blaisdell Arena, $50.50–$100.50, samhunt.com
Tim Burton Film Festival
photo: courtesy of 20th century fox
Tim Burton’s films don’t all take place around Halloween, but they’re still creepy enough to get you in the spooky mood. Here’s your chance to see Beetlejuice, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride on the big screen in a (supposedly) haunted theater.
Oct. 20–22, Hawai‘i Theatre, $7–$12, hawaiitheatre.com
Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival
Oct. 20–Nov. 5
Dozens of superstar chefs come together for 12 events on three islands. Who wouldn’t want to decorate cupcakes with the Ace of Cakes himself, Duff Goldman?
Various locations, hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com
Great Waikīkī Beer Festival
photo: courtesy of hilton hawaiian village waikīkī beach resort
Try more than 100 beers from local breweries as well as national ones at the third annual Great Waikīkī Beer Festival (there will also be wine, entertainment and food for purchase, in case you don’t want just beer for dinner). Read more about how you can drink local in our October issue.
5 to 9 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort, $75–$105, hiltonhawaiianvillage.com