Blame it on Uncle Joe. Local professor, playwright, and director of spooky spectacles, Maria Coon, credits this beloved family member with inspiring her love of horror literature and films. And just in time for Halloween, Maria will once again be sharing her favorite genre with a part audience-immersive, all scare-the-pants-off-you production, Red Fiend.
It’s 2020, not only a new year, but a new decade. Last year was a phenomenal 12-month timeline for events in the Central Valley. It definitely did serve as a worthy exclamation point to what was a good decade of entertainment options. The 2010s did set the bar, but I hope that the 20s will take it to another level. This past January and February was a very good warmup as the year is taking shape, and it’ll continue on as more acts will be announced on who’ll be trekking to the area to provide music, laughs, and good times. Here are some of the acts that came out of the starting gate to set the benchmark for the rest of the year.
Trick or Treat! Yes, Autumn is upon us. Goodbye triple digit heat and hello colorful leaves, jack o’ lanterns, and horror movies. There are certain criteria that need to be check-marked for Fall to be official: pumpkin spice flavored everything, decorations, football, sweet tooth cravings till the end of the year, and of course, plenty of scares. Raisin Hell Ranch & Haunted Corn Field been raising a lot of scares for the past few years.
It is Halloween season again and there are so many places in the Valley to go have fun! One of which is Vossler Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze in Visalia. We took a moment to chat with owner Kirk Vossler. You can also find more fun Halloween things to do in KRL's Halloween Fun in the Valley article. Also, in each issue this Halloween season you can find Halloween mystery short stories, and other Halloween fun.
It is Halloween season again and there are so many places in the Valley to go have fun! One of which is Frightmare Farms. We took a moment to chat with one of their owners to learn a bit more about this haunt in Merced. You can also find more fun Halloween things to do in KRL's Halloween Fun in the Valley article.
A pumpkin-orange moon hung low on the dark horizon, peeking over the distant foothills as it rose. It lit up the fields in an otherworldly glow as we drove down a desolate country road, toward the white-hot lights piercing the darkness.
Every year around this time we have the pleasure of writing something about Hobb's Grove in Sanger--one of the top Haunts in the country and a very popular place to go during the Halloween season! This year we chatted with their new marketing consultant Geanie Silva about what to expect this Halloween season.
It's that time of year again--my favorite time--Halloween season! And no Halloween season would be complete without a visit to The Grove Haunt in Sanger--one of the top haunts in the entire country. The Grove opens this year on October 5. KRL took some time to chat with Grove owner Lore Callahan about the new season, and in October we will have an article on some of their popular Midway characters! We may even have some video to share with you!
In July, a 20-acre parcel of land in Parlier was nothing but rows of plum trees, but that was before Mike Callahan began transforming it into a Halloween event unlike any other in the Central Valley.