Nevada City Halloween


Stroll through magnificent fall color while enjoying Halloween and Day of the Dead décor. With a great selection of tours including a cemetery hike, spooky-tales of haunted historic sites, and fall color–all topped off with pumpkin ice cream

Here are some of the most exciting (and we think exhilarating) things to get you in the spooky spirit this October:

Nevada City Spooktacular Trick-or-Treat Trail!
Nevada City is thrilled to welcome trick-or-treaters downtown and to the Eric Rood Center on October 31st for a fun, family-friendly Halloween event. We’re partnering with Nevada County to make Nevada City the spookiest (and most convenient) trick-or-treating destination in town—with parking at the Eric Rood Center and a free Nevada County Connects shuttle to downtown Nevada City.

  • Rood Center Hours – 3-5pm
  • Downtown Hours – 3-6pm
  • Shuttle Hours – 3-7pm

Ghouls and ghosts of all ages are invited to roam our town and haunted halls, go on a Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt, and gather tasty treats. Take the free Nevada County Connects shuttle to and from downtown Nevada City, where merchants will open their doors to trick-or-treaters. Shuttles will run between the Eric Rood Center and City Hall every 15 minutes until 7:00 pm.

Inn Town Campground Haunted Path
Where else can you go camping in October amidst the magic of Halloween (all the charm, none of the scariness!). Our campground is decorated with skeletons climbing trees throughout camp, an outdoor skeleton yoga installation, and zombies in a camping tent. We’ve got the magic of Halloween spirit throughout the month of October, limited to campers only (so get your reservation in advance!). The Inn Town Campground encourages campers to decorate their campsites to get into the season, costumes recommended, but not required.

In addition to a decorated campground, we have kid-friendly Halloween movies playing on the weekends, so bring a blanket and a thermos of hot cocoa and enjoy the autumn camping vibes. Learn more.


The historic neighborhoods are known for their exciting trick-or-treating scene. Wander through the historic streets and Victorian era homes, while seeing all of the festive décor. Some families event host their own haunted houses or pathways.

Self-Guided or Private Ghost Tours

Illuminated at night by flickering flames of gas streetlights, Nevada City is the perfect setting for tales of the numerous ghosts who lurk both seen and unseen behind closed doors of its historic buildings. Your guide – Mark Lyon – who has been called “a master storyteller.” For over sixteen years he has conducted Haunted Nevada City historical walking tours in his Victorian gold rush era hometown. Tours are available by digital download and can be purchased at the Nevada City Chamber office (132 Main St.) or private tours can be arranged by contacting Mark at

Miners Foundry: The Polish Ambassador will play on Halloween night!

Halloween Treats, Not Tricks!
TREATS ice creamery features a Pumpkin Fest with pumpkin desserts during the month of October. There is pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin vegan frozen dessert,  pumpkin Keto/sugar free ice cream, pumpkin blondies,  pumpkin spice milkshakes and lattes.  210 Main Street

Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe presents Pumpkin Galore, and fall treats the whole month of October!
Pumpkin Milkshakes made with real pumpkin & our very own spice blend, Pumpkin Caramels, Pumpkin Fudge and our famous caramel apples and Pumpkin Ice Cream. Stop by for some fun! Vegan & Gluten Free options are always available. 236 Broad Street.

Fall Colors & Walking Cemetery Tour
Folk Trail’s and Inn Town Campground present Historic Cemeteries & Fall Colors Hike on October 12, 2023 from 4-6pm. The hike will start at Robinson Plaza in downtown Nevada City, in front of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. Details: