Halloween Fun In the Valley 2016!

Oct 1, 2016 | 2016 Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Lorie Lewis Ham, Reedley News

by Lorie Lewis Ham

It’s another October and time for Halloween fun for all ages! Here you will find some of the many different options that will be taking place from now until Halloween–there’s something for everyone. Also watch for full articles on some of these events throughout the month, along with other Halloween fun here at KRL!

Nate Butler’s Silent Movies at Mia Cuppa present:
Early Halloween at the Silent Cinema!
Saturday, October 1 at Mia Cuppa Caffe
602 E. Olive Avenue, in Fresno’s Historic Tower District
Halloween cartoons at 7:00 p.m.; Halloween silent movies at 8:00 p.m.
ALL AGES WELCOME! Pay What You Want.

Buster Keaton in The Haunted House (1928)
Stan Laurel in Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pride (1925)
Charley Bowers in There It Is! (1928)
Thomas Edison’s Frankenstein (1910)

Valley Animal Center Furry Fall Festival:
October 9 from 1 to 6 p.m.

Please join the Valley Animal Center for their first ever Furry Fall Festival! Bring your family and furry friends out to our shelter for an exciting day of fun games and activities to support our local no-kill shelter.

Special interactive carnival-style booths for both you and your furry friend will be spread throughout our beautiful dog park for participants to enjoy! There will also be a Kid Zone – complete with a bounce house, face painting, and “paw-casso” pictures for kids and pets! fff-flyer

Other Features:
* Pet Costume Contest *
* Dog & Human Pie-Eating Contest *
* Adorable Adoptable Fashion Show *
* Fall Photo Session Corner *
* Vendor Faire *
* Food Court for Both Human & Canines *

Tickets are $5 each. Kids under 3 are FREE.100% of proceeds from the event will go directly to benefit our shelter.

Pets are WELCOME to attend but they must be well-mannered and on-leash at all times. Participants with pets will need to sign a waiver upon entry. Please note that the Furry Fall Festival will be taking place in lieu of our annual Wiggle Waggle Walk & Furry 5K Run. For further details regarding this change, please visit: valleyanimal.org/walk.

Resurrected Books Presents Monster Movies at the Methodist Church:
1461 11th Street, Reedley—Across From Foster’s

Oct 1–The Invisible Man with Claude Raines
Oct 8–The Mummy with Boris Karloff
Oct 15–The Wolf Man with Lon Chaney
Oct 22–Frankenstein with Boris Karloff
Oct 29–Dracula with Bella Lugosi
Two Saturday Showings: 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Adults–$5.00 Kids & Student ID–$2.50
Includes Soda, Candy & All-You-Can-Eat Popcorn
Bring Your Lawn/Camp Chairs

Discovery Center Movie in the Park-Casper the Friendly Ghost:
1944 N Winery Ave
Fresno, CA 93703
October 7 at 7 p.m.
Bring your blankets, chairs and family!
We will be showing a classic!
Gates OPEN at 7 p.m. and Movie starts at 8 .pm.
$1 a person
2 and under are FREE
All proceeds benefit our Fall Festival 2016!
*Popcorn, food and drinks available for purchase.
Casper will be shown on Friday October 7th and the movie starts at 8 pm. Attached is a flyer. $1 per person and 2 and under will get in for free. We will have food, popcorn and drinks available for purchase.
As far as crafts, Halloween themed crafts every Saturday at 1:30 pm; Free with Admission

Hillcrest Pumpkin Patch:
6943 S. Reed Reedley, Ca. 93654

Open to the public all October Weekends from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.!
New this year is a fee of $5 per car load on the first and last weekends,
and $10 per car load on premium weekends–October 8-9, October 15-16, and October 22-23.Photo provided by Hillcrest

Please note: Those guests who do not park in Hillcrest lots will also be subject to an admission fee of $5 per car load on the first and last weekends, and $10 per car load on premium weekends as outlined above.

Hillcrest & Wahtoke Railroad will be open to the public with the steam trains running every Saturday & Sunday in October from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. during Pumpkin Patch!
We will have pumpkins and all types of harvest products on hand
$4 Steam Train Ride
$3 Hay Rides
Hot Food, Snow Cones
Nature Trail, and Play House Areas available

Clovis Movie in the Park:
October 6 at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sierra Vista Mall
1050 Shave Ave.
Clovis, CA
Come out to the park area of Sierra Vista Mall (near the theater)! We are helping sponsor this free family event! The movie will be Frankenweenie (animated, G rated). There will be a costume contest, free hotdogs for dinner, reptiles and birds on display, and a photographer will be on sight for photos to purchase. There will also be a blood drive from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.!

October 29 from 4 to 9 p.m.
Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis, CA
Hosted by Clovis Police Department, California, bring your dog for a Spooky Pooch Parade in the mall, enjoy a Kid’s Costume Contest, Carnival Games, Reptiles, Halloween Photos, Bounce Houses, Pumpkin Decorating, CANDY, and movie in the park at dusk!!

Bully BOO! Walk:
Sunday, October 16 at Woodward Park – Fresno, CA
This is Fresno Bully Rescue’s most attended and largest fundraiser of the year for our organization and it would not be possible with out the support of our community and people like YOU!
Online event registration has also opened up so be sure to spread the word to your friends and family!
VISIT: www.fresnobullyrescue.org/bullyboowalk.

For more adult fun check out The 7th Annual Zombie Crawl
October 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tower District
Get dressed as a zombie and crawl from bar to bar through Fresno’s Tower District! We will be meeting in the BofA Parking lot at 730 p.m. and the Crawl starts at 8 p.m. Do come to the parking lot as we have some things to give you for the crawl. They will have some great extra fun and games happening this year!!! Photo scavenger hunt! Make sure you pick up the list at the start of the crawl to participate! Win great prizes!!!

Wristbands for the event are $10 and will get you into all bars with no cover as well as drink specials!! Wristbands are available for pre-purchase beginning a month before the event. This is highly encouraged as we had over 3,000 zombie last year!

Drink specials by Tioga Sequoia, Patron, Grey Goose, Crowne Royale, Bacardi, just to name a few!

For more information check out their Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/300864856923593 (bars on the crawl listed on the Facebook event page)

This is a 21+ event. Please drink responsibly.
They will have vendors on board this year so make sure you bring a little extra spending money!

Whitie’s Pets Pooch Parade Canine Carnival and Costume Contest:
October 23 from 1 to 5 p.m.
FREE to attend. $10 Contest Entry Fee
Former Blockbuster Parking Lot (Olive & Yosemite avenues)
(559) 497-8362

Halloween Night at the Big Red Church:
October 31 from 5-8 p.m.
2131 N Van Ness Blvd, Fresno, CA

Join them on Halloween Night as they celebrate together with their neighbors. The Big Red Church will once again provide a safe alternative to Trick-or-Treating. Anyone and Everyone is welcome! Come and enjoy hotdogs, punch, and cupcakes. Experience the “Haunted Pipe Organ” and win prizes playing one of the many games that will be available. We will be dancing the night away to a selection of family friendly music in the Fellowship Hall. There will be something for everyone!!

Movies at Warnors Center:
1412 Fulton St. Fresno, CA
October 20 at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.
Movie: Hocus Pocus
For more information, give our office a call at 559-264-2848 or go online to www.warnors.org.

City of Reedley Red Ribbon Carnival:
October 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Reedley Armory Hall, 601 E. 11th St.

Kids 2 and up $3.00
Adults with children are FREE
Costume Contest
7 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded

2nd Annual Dead of Night Zombie Run:
October 28, Registration/Check-in is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with the event starting at 6:30 p.m.
Face your fears as you run from the undead through creepy course and trails. Runners wear 2 flags on a belt, which are considered your “life.” Zombies are staged throughout the course ready to chase you and steal your flags. All registrants receive a T-shirt (if registered by October 13th) finisher medal and entry to the post-race party complete with live music, food, drinks and fun!

Divisions: Arranged by age – 10 years old and up
Location: Valley Oaks Golf Course in Visalia
Cost: $35 before October 13/After October 13th cost increases to $45
Register online at www.liveandplayvisalia.com or in person at the Anthony Community Center located at 345 N Jacob Street in Visalia.

Fresno County Libraries:
Fresno County Libraries have several Halloween related crafts at various branches-more info can be found on their website.

They will also be having an Open House at all branches on October 29 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. There will be various kinds of Halloween activities and everything will be child-friendly and appeal to all ages.

Also at the Sanger Library: Spooky Story Concert, October 24, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Halloween Craftapalooza:
October 29 from 5 to 9 p.m.
At Tioga Sequoia Brewing Company
745 Fulton St, Fresno, California 93721
Craftapalooza is making their move yet again but this time with a spooky feel. Join us as we venture to brand new territory at Tioga Sequoia for Halloween fun!

This is an all ages event. Have the kids dress up and Trick or Treat as each vendor will pass out candy, while supplies last.

Animal Rescue of Fresno Fundraiser Breakfast 4 The Dogs:
October 22 8 to Noon
Eat, drink, and support the dogs of ARF
Full Omelet bar (yes you can have plain eggs too)
Quiche, Frittata and Chorizo & Eggs
Sausage or Ham
Pancakes Three Ways
Biscuits and Gravy
Cheesy Potatoes and Hash Browns
Fresh fruit, sweet treats and more arf
Coffee, Juice and Water
Raffles and Costume Contest
Brunch will be at ARF’s facility:
4545 E Dakota Ave., Fresno, CA 93726
Pre-sale price 13+up $12 kids $8
At the door 13+up $15 kids $10
Brunch Tickets available @ ARF or
Online via donate button on our website www.arf-fresno.com

1st Annual Bass Lake Halloween Carnival:
The Pines Resort
54432 Road 432
Bass Lake, CA

Stop by the Pines Village on October 29 and join us for our 1st Annual Bass Lake Halloween Carnival, safe & family-oriented alternative to the traditional trick-or-treat! Families can participate in a variety of activities, games and crafts. Both free and paid.

During this year’s Halloween Carnival Kids can enjoy:
– Pumpkin Patch & Decorating
– Trick or Treat in the Village
– Inflatables (bounce house & slides)
– Carnival Games
– Costume Contest at 2pm (DETAILS pending / Children only; age 0-12) and many more …

In addition, we will have a DJ for entertainment as well as:
– Beer Tasting for grownups
– Hot Chocolate & Cider Bar
– Craft Fair through the Weekend
– Golf Cart Drags (pending)
– Soup & Chili Bar and more …

Details: www.basslake.com/events/bass-lake/pines-halloween-carnival.aspx?categoryimagno

Trunk or Treat:
October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Orange Cove First Free Will Baptist Church 669 4th St Orange Cove.


Zoo Boo at Fresno Chaffee Zoo:
Fresno Chaffee Zoo the 16th annual ZooBoo celebration, with four nights to choose from! It’s a safe, fun and not-so-scary way for families to enjoy the fall holiday. The entire Zoo will be decorated for this special evening of trick-or-treating, games, live entertainment and animal attractions! October 21, 22, 28 and 29. www.fresnochaffeezoo.org/events

105-1 The Blaze and Arkphonic Present Halloween Bash with Trapt OFFICIAL:

Featuring:Trapt OFFICIAL
Special Guest:
Days Under Authority
The Jacktones

Saturday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. –
At Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St, Fresno, CA
More info can be found on their Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1681147442202940

Halloween At Unity Estates:
October 22, from 5 to 8 p.m.
For more information contact :
the Community Resident Service Inc at 308-8370
or City of Sanger Parks and Recreation at 559-876-6300 x1450
• Event begins at 5:00 p.m. • Location: Unity Estates 1410 J Street
• Parents please accompany children (especially under 10)

sanger halloween

Halloween at Crystal Cave: www.explorecrystalcave.com/tour-details–prices.html

Raisin Hell Ranch about 20 miles outside of Fresno open from October 8-31: raisinhellranch.com

Vossler Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze in Visalia: www.vosslerfarms.com

Frightmare Farms in Merced: www.frightmarefarms.com

Fresno’s Mash Monster Dash, on October 29: www.MonsterMashDash.com


Learn more and purchase ticket’s on the Hobb’s Grove website!

I know we have missed probably a bunch more, so if you have a Halloween related event not listed here please share in the comments!

Lorie Lewis Ham is our Editor-in-Chief and an enthusiastic contributor to various sections, coupling her journalism experience with her connection to the literary and entertainment worlds. Explore Lorie’s mystery writing at Mysteryrat’s Closet.


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