Hobb’s Grove

Q&A with Local Actor Chris Giese

by Lorie Lewis Ham

KRL has always enjoyed shining the spotlight on local creators—whether they are singers, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, artists, writers, or actors. This week we are chatting with local actor Chris Giese who has been seen on the stage with Reedley’s River City Theatre Co. many times, as well as at Hobb’s Grove every Halloween, and in several indie movies. Born in Dinuba, Chris now lives in Fresno.

Billy Bob Hobb’s Pumpkin Grove

by Mallory Moad

It's October, Halloween is just around the corner and everywhere you go, it's all about the pumpkins. If you've really got that autumn feeling down in your bones and feel the need to celebrate those orange gourds, Farmer Billy Bob Hobb's Pumpkin Grove is the place for you (and your kids, too). Since 2010, the Pumpkin Grove has provided a family-friendly alternative to the scary, night time haunted-house attractions that are all the rage with teenagers and adults but are too intense for children.

Hobb’s Grove, Halloween Fun Since 1999!

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Hobb's Grove in Sanger has been a Halloween staple in the Valley and beyond since 1999. People travel from all over to go there during the Halloween season. They have won awards and been listed consistently in the top haunts in the nation! Every year at KRL, we have written something about Hobb's Grove. This year we have a fun and interesting interview with owner Lore Callahan about how they came to be and what to expect this season. Halloween isn't complete without a trip to Hobb's Grove!

Chris Giese, Local Actor: A Class Act Even In A Dress

by Lorie Lewis Ham

If you have seen a show at the Reedley Opera House during the last three years, there’s a good chance you have seen Chris Giese, and there’s a really good chance you’ve seen him in a dress! Chris is the subject of our latest local actor profile, highlighting the tremendous amount of talent here in the Valley.