Harvest festival and Monster run this weekend

October 24, 2012 by  

Kids of all ages will find fun and excitement in and around Lancaster this Saturday, October 27, so it would come as no surprise to see banner printing and other printing material in use to publicize the goings-on.

BooLVD Halloween and Harvest Festival will be held from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Lancaster Boulevard between Gadsden and Beech Avenues. It will feature a ‘kid-friendly’ haunted house will be held in AV Dance Studio 81, as well as games and crafts, bounce houses and jumpers, and a rock climbing wall. Cedar Scary Stories will offer child-friendly fare early in the evening and scarier fare for older teens and adults later on.

Additional activities include a mini farmers’ market, carnival games, cookie and pumpkin decorating, and a giant pumpkin-carving event at BeX stage. Kids can trick-or-treat at local businesses along the BLVD, beginning at 5:00 pm until treats run out. Kids up to age 12 can also participate in the BooLVD Costume Contest, with winners for scariest, cutest, and most creative costumes. Signups will be taken from 5:00 pm -5:45 pm.

Performers include Godfrey the Magician, the FR Dance Company, Genesis Gymnastics, and ‘Ghostbusters’. For more information call the Lancaster Parks, Recreation and Arts Department at (661) 723-6077 or visit the city’s website.

Another option is the Monster Mash Mile, benefiting the Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley, set to be held at 8:00 am on the same evening.

The route will run from Lancaster City Hall down Lancaster Boulevard and participants are encouraged to arrive in costume. For more information call Meg Treglia, (661) 723-6015, or Justin Patananan, (661) 945-6804.