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Many Halloween activities to choose from locally

Local residents will have a virtual cornucopia of Halloween-related events that they can attend in Escondido and close by.  Some information for this story is provided by Visit Escondido (visitescondido.comwhich advises tourists: “Welcome to Escondido, come for the wildlife… stay for the culture!”

Family Harvest Festival

October 28,  11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Escondido Christian School

923 Idaho Ave.

Escondido Christian School will present the “Fall Into Fun Family Harvest Festival” October 28.

This is ECS’S most exciting fundraiser of the year. Help your local school by purchasing your entertainment wristbands now. Each family member who will participate in the unlimited activities will need a wristband.

Unlimited activities include: silly Strong Corral, Paint a Pumpkin, Tumbleweed Jail, Pick-a-Prize and food or drink require a separate purchase. Most of the activities included are geared for ages 5 and up.

Wristbands cost $35 each. Tickets will be available at the event for individual activities if you do not wish to purchase the unlimited wristband. For more information, or to purchase a wristband, go to:  payit.nelnet.net.

  • Annual Costume Contest & Parade at Bates

Bates Nut Farm will celebrate its annual Costume Contest and Parade

Saturday, October 28, 2017

You and your family have worked hard on your Halloween costumes … here’s your opportunity to show them off! While you’re at it, document your efforts with some photos in the Pumpkin Patch at Bates Nut Farm. Participants in the Bates Costume Contest will get a certificate of participation, Halloween treats and a tractor hayride ticket. Not wearing a costume? Come anyway to enjoy the costume parade and cheer for your favorite costumes. Prizes will be awarded in four age categories, so everybody has a chance to win. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and costume parade and judging begin at 11 a.m.

Create lasting memories at Bates with all the Pumpkin Patch activities, scrumptious food, and live music on the Bates Stage from 12-3. Admission is free. $5 parking on October weekends.

Howl-o-Ween Doggie Costume Contest & Parade

Description: Don’t miss the annual “Howl-o-ween” Doggie Costume Contest & Parade on Sunday, October 29 at Bates Nut Farm. Bring your dog in their favorite costume to enjoy the pumpkin patch and compete in the contest. Prizes will be awarded to the top dogs! Registration opens at 9 a.m. Judging and parade begin at 11 a.m.. All contestants must fill out a photo release form.

After the contest, take part in all of the Pumpkin Patch festivities, sample some great food, and listen to live music on the Bates stage from noon – 3 p.m. Admission is free.

$5 parking on October weekends.

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