Zombies and freaks will return to the USS Hornet at the Naval Air Station in Alameda just in time for Halloween.
The decommissioned aircraft carrier will be open for haunted tours starting Saturday, Oct. 8, through Monday, Oct. 31, at 707 W. Hornet Ave.
General admission costs $30 before Oct. 22 and $35 through Oct. 31.
For details, visit scarecopro.com.
Donner Party hikes, tour
What: The 24th Annual Donner Party Hike offers guided walks exploring the grim history.
When: The hikes leave at different times on Saturday, Oct. 8. The walking tour departs between 8:30 and 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9.
Where: Hikes start from different spots around the Truckee area. Sunday’s walking tour leaves from the Donner Camp Picnic Area.
Cost: $65 for each Saturday hike; $90 for a Saturday hike and Sunday walking tour
Big Fresno Fair starts run
What: The Big Fresno Fair hosts classic carnival attractions and rides.
When: Gates open at 11 a.m. from Wednesday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 16.
Where: The Big Fresno Fairgrounds, 1121 S. Chance Ave.
Cost: $10 adult general admission; $7 children, seniors and military
Camino de Santiago talk
What: As part of the No Reservations Travel Club, Richard Peter discusses his travels along the Camino de Santiago route in Spain, a popular path for religious and nonreligious adventurists.
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4
Where: Arcade Library Community Room, 2443 Marconi Ave.
Italian festival in Reno
What: The Eldorado Great Italian Festival arrives with plenty of pasta, live music and a sauce-cooking competition.
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9
Where: Eldorado Resort Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.
Cost: Free admission. Food pricing varies between $5 to $14; $4 to purchase a bowl of pasta and taste sauces.
Apple harvest fest
What: The Apple Harvest Festival features scarecrow contests and fresh-pressed apple juice near the southern slope of Mount Shasta.
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
Where: Various areas along Main Street