And Still More To Come – Halloween Spooktaculars Begin Early on Mountain

The thrills and chills of playful Halloween Spooktaculars are lining up to amuse all ages this month.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Fall Festival (with a rumored special appearance by the Headless Horseman) is preparing to provide family entertainment on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Tait Ranch in Frazier Park.

The day-long festival will be a return to colonial days and ways, with everyone invited to join in for old-fashioned fun, including hoop races, log splitting, storytelling, an open archery contest and a dramatic appearance by a mythic figure on horseback at dusk. You’ll want to get there early for all the fun and the finale.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Fall Festival is being organized by the people who brought you the mountain’s unique jousting festival this spring.

In fact, aspiring competitors in the colonial days sports are invited to rehearse and hone their skills this weekend (October 13-14) at the American Jousting Alliance headquarters ranch in Lockwood Valley [see story]. Vendors booths are still available and he-men and she-women able to help wrangle logs are invited to call 245-4000 to lend a hand.

The Festival itself will run from 11 a.m. until dusk October 20. There is an admission fee (see calendar at left).

If you wonder where to get a great deal on those jack-o-lantern pumpkins, be sure to support the Pumpkin Patch at Frazier Park School. It is organized by parents to raises funds for the school. It will be starting after October 15.

Another spooky Haunted House is being constructed by the imaginative wits of the The Frazier Mountain High School Drama Club for Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. If the ghouly goings-on don’t make you lose your appetite, hamburger and hot dog dinners are available for $3. Under 7 and over 60, $3. Everyone else, $5.

Halloween itself, Pine Mountain Village will host another of its spectacular Trunk or Treat transformations, when the entire village is inundated with mysterious costumed creatures and lots of mischief.

Film designer Tommy Roysden’s new Concept and Design store on Askin Drive will be outfitted as a cinerama tableau of the Addams Family Halloween. Watch out for Cousin It.

This is part of the October 12, 2007 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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