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Halloween Hoopla

October 6, 2011

Area Harvest and Halloween Related Activities for the Family

By: Joyce Sakonju and Faith Mellinger
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Faith Mellinger

Do you know about an upcoming Harvest of Halloween related event. We are continually updating this listing so if we are missing something, tell us about it.

Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival. Admission is FREE, Parking $3. Prices vary for activities & pancake breakfast. October 15 and October 16, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store Parking Lot 4102 S. University Drive, Pomona 91768; http://www.csupomona.edu/~farmstore/pumpkin-festival.shtml
Choose from thousands of pumpkins right out of the patch! Eat & play games at the College of Agriculture student club booths or head over to our popular Insect Fair featuring nearly 500,000 live and preserved insects (9a.m.-5 p.m.). Corn maze, petting zoo, horse rides, entertainment and more! Pancake breakfast Saturday morning 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

KidSpace Pumpkin Festival. FREE! October 22 and October 23, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Brookside Park (in front of Kidspace) 480 North Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91103; http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/site/PageNavigator/PumpkinFestival.html
Kids will giggle with delight at the petting zoo, pony rides, bouncers, carnival games and seasonal crafts. They can also take part in the costume parade, make their own take-home fall crafts, have their face painted and select pumpkins from the pumpkin patch.

Super Hero Halloween Bash. FREE! October 28, 6 p.m. Vroman's Bookstore Hastings Ranch, 3729 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena; 626.351.0828 

Kids can dress up as their favorite comic or storybook hero/heroine. Photobooth and caped costume contest.

Boo at the LA Zoo. FREE with ZOO admission! October 29 and 30th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr., L.A.; www.lazoo.org
Check out creepy creatures, crafts, carve a pumpkin and trick-or-treating.

Vroman's Annual Halloween Party. FREE! October 29, 10 a.m. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626.449.5320

Kids ages 4-8 can come dressed up to do a little trick-or-treating.

Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee. FREE! October 31, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Monrovia Library Park, 321 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia; 626.256.8246
Pumpkin decorating contest (Ages 5- Adult, pre-registration required), halloween costume contest and parade of characters, new DOG Costume Contest Category! Toddler Area, face painting, photo booth, arts & crafts.

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