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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.



Fall Harvest Festival

Weekends, Sept. 30 through Oct. 29


Photos: Thinkstock

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



PhotoCon Hawai‘i

Oct. 4–8


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

Mummy Curse of the Crypt


​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




Oct. 13, 15 and 17

Eiffel Tower

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


Burt Bacharach performs nightly at Blue Note Hawai‘i Oct. 12–15 at 8 p.m.



Sam Hunt

Oct. 18

Cowboy hat

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

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


SEE ALSO: Quote Unquote: Hawai‘i Theatre’s Sarah Richards Takes Her Final Bow as President



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

Oct. 21

Waikiki 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




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