Growing up in So. Cal, getting to go to Knott's Scary Farm at Halloween is like a rite of passage - it's the thing to do. One that scared the crap out of me for years to come. Since then, I had a bit of a "fear" of Knott's at Halloween... but last year I was invited to spend the day at "Camp Spooky" and realized that while at night it's all goblins and monsters, weekend days in October are actually very kid friend - and a whole 'lotta fun.
This daytime, non-scare celebration celebrates "cheer rather than fear" with activities and of course, trick-or-treating.
*disclosure: GigaSavvy invited my family to join them at Camp Spooky for a private event and is providing admission to the theme park.