SF Weekend Guide: October 21 – 23

SFMOMA. Photo: Jacob Mandel, 49Miles.com.

It’s now just one week out from Halloween making it the perfect time to visit your favorite Local Pumpkin Patches for a spooky hay ride and scare some friends with Haunted Horror Stories. This weekend entails a bone chilling Haunted House, heart warming chowder competition, and an art filled Sunday, so sit back, enjoy a nice warm PSL, and brace yourself for this weeks #SFGuide!

Friday, October 21

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BOO! → Just East off Highway 1, the Haunted House of Moss Beach has been terrorizing visitors for the past 20 years. The haunted house is set up like a maze, and every route you take leads to a different bone chilling setting which entails spooky props, and creative interactions with mischievous spirits lurking the premises. The haunted house is not handicap accessible, and requires visitors under the age of 10 to be accompanied by guardians at all times, if a visitor is deemed unfit to journey through the 3-5 minute self guided tour, they will be denied entry. While entry to the haunted house is free, donations which will be contributed to UNICEF will be greatly appreciated. So go check out the Haunted House of Moss Beach with caution and prepare to be scared!

Haunted House of Moss Beach // 601 Kelmore St. Moss Beach, CA 94038 // Friday-Saturday 7:30PM-11PM // Free Admission  

Saturday, October 22

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CHOWDER! → This Saturday, go on down to Pier 43 for the 4th Annual Wharf Fest Chowder Competition where 10 restaurants will throw down head to head in search of which of them makes the best chowder in the city. Taste chowders from Boudin’s, the Blue Mermaid Restaurant, Cioppino’s, the Franciscan Crab Restaurant, and many more! The chowder competition will take place between 12PM-3PM, but Wharf Fest taking place concurrently will be open from 11AM-5PM. Admission for the chowder competition is $15 on Eventbrite and limited quantities will be available at the door for $20, while entry into Wharf Fest is free for all. There will be more than 50 booths of fine arts & crafts, beverage sampling, and many more.  

Wharf Fest Chowder Competition // Pier 43, San Francisco, CA 94133 // Saturday: Wharf Fest 11AM-5PM ; Chowder Competition 12PM-3PM // Free Admission for Wharf Fest // Chowder Competition Admission $15-20

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SCOVILLES → Think you have what it takes to stomach some of the spiciest foods made by the top food trucks in San Francisco? Look no further, because Hops on Fire: Spicy Food & IPA Festival is going down this Saturday at Mission Bay’s Spark Social SF. Food trucks like Bobcha, Adam’s Grub Truck, Curry Up Now, and Burnt Ends BBQ will be whipping up special spicy dishes for this event and the IPA lineup includes breweries like Ballast Point, Stone Brewing, Ninkasi, Speakeasy, Bear Republic and many more! This event will be taking place on Saturday between 11AM-9PM, and general entry is free, but also being offered is an all you can drink IPA pass for $50.

Hops on Fire: Spicy Food & IPA Festival // Spark Social SF: 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco, CA 94158 // Saturday 11AM-9PM // Free Admission // AYCD IPA Pass

Sunday, October 23

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#SundayFunday → Explore and get inspired at the SFMOMA during their Free Family Day this Sunday and visit the many exhibits presented like the “Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now” or the “Approaching American Abstraction.” Also being offered to visitors is the opportunity to part in an interactive art project by artist duo Lucky Dragons: User Agreement. User Agreement’s objective is to examine ways in which we create peace on many different levels, and takes into consideration how we can better address issues both interpersonal and global. This event is only free to Adults accompanying a child age 18 or younger, and up to 2 adults are allowed in per child.
SFMOMA Free Family Day // 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103 // Sunday 9:30AM-5PM // Free Admission

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