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Cotati gears up for Halloween

  • The entrance to Veronda-Falletti Ranch is changing for the upcoming All Hallow's Eve festivities. Photo by Robert Grant

By: Irene Hilsendager
October 23, 2020

Almost upon us is Halloween and Cotati is not letting the virus ruin it for the local families.

On Oct. 23 the City of Cotati is having a drive-in movie showing Hocus Pocus at the Park & Ride lot on the corner of Hwy. 116 and Old Redwood Hwy. (across from Peet’s Coffee). The gates will open at 5 p.m. and the movie will begin 15 minutes after sunset.

In case of funky weather, the date and time may be subject to change. It is a general admission with $25 per car. Tickets are general admission with no assigned parking. There is no guarantee of where and by whom you will be parked. No special requests are being taken for parking. There will be no accommodations available for motor homes, fifth wheels nor trailers.

Tune into FM to listen to the activity. A small hint, bring something for the little ones to do until the movie starts. The Wing Man food truck and Lucky Pop will have food, drinks and popcorn available to purchase.

On Oct. 29 starting at 1 p.m., the City Hall-oween Road show which means fun from your doorstep parade. This event is free, but you must be signed up to participate; register at 

https://cotati.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail? programid=397.

The City of Cotati is offering an alternative to the Annual City Hall-oween tick or treat event. The city is planning a city hall parade. The parade will take place Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. and the city will deliver candy to registered houses along the parade route. The city staff will dress up and riding in a decked-out vehicle to visit your children who are able to show their costumes. Space is limited so please sign up with the link provided. Make sure to include how many children will be at each household so they bring enough treats for everyone. Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cotati Candy Land-Trick or treat will be featured.

Join the city for a free, safe and fun trick or treating adventure through Cotati. The city has partnered up with the Cotati chamber of Commerce and multiple Cotati businesses to hand out candy outside following safety protocol.

No registration is required and free to all. Find a map of stops on the city’s website or Facebook page.

Masks are required and must maintain social distance when waiting at business. 

Stop across the street from city hall at the Veronda-Falletti Ranch and check out Dustin DeMatteo’s decorations for All Hallows Eve festivities.

Not too many pumpkin patches are open this year due to the COVID-19.

1. Petaluma Pumpkin Patch and corn maze

450 Stony Point Rd.-707-781-3132.

2. Pronzini Pumpkin Patch

3795 Adobe Rd.-707-778-3871.

3. Gambonini family Ranch

7149 Old Lakeville # 3 Rd.-707-762-2581.