BISHOP’S PUMPKIN FARM
Where: 1415 Pumpkin Lane, Wheatland
When: Open weekdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; weekends 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
More Info: 530-633-2568
Where: 1033 Reserve Dr., Roseville The Fountains of Roseville
When: October 7-31 12pm – 9pm
COME AND ENJOY…..
– Rock Wall 10th-11th 17th-18th
– Bull Rides 24th-25th
– Haunted House 17th-25th
– Pony Rides on the weekends only
– Jump House setup daily after 3pm
– Places for family Pictures (EVERYDAY) Free
– Parking and Admission is ALWAYS FREE.
I bet you didn’t know that the tradition of trick- or-treating originated back in 18th century America, back when Halloween had evolved into a night of pranks and mischief. Young boys would create all kinds of noisy and startling “tricks”, which included throwing corn and decaying vegetables at houses. However, the trick-or-treating that we know of today really began around the 1930’s. The increasing disorderly and costly pranks was subdued when children were offered a “treat” in exchange for no “tricks”. As a result, a new, healthier activity had been provided. And now, all across America on October 31st the phrase “Trick-or-Treat” rings out in every neighborhood!!
Traditionally, Halloween costumes have been those of monsters,witches,zombies and ghosts. However, in today’s Western culture they typically depict people or things from present times or current events, such as science-fiction inspired characters, superheroes or most recently, Caitlyn Jenner. The amount of money we spend to celebrate this holiday has increased dramatically over the last decade! In 2005, Americans spent nearly $3.3 billion on decorations, costumes, food, candy and activities. In 2015, we will spend over $6.9 billion to celebrate Halloween, $2.5 on costumes (with more being spent on adult costumes than for children) and $350 million on costumes for our furry friends!
There are a number of great ways to celebrate as a family here in the Sacramento area! Here is just a small sampling of what’s going on to bring your family closer together!
HAUNTED FACTORY TOURS at the JELLY BELLY FACTORY
When: October 20-31; 9am-4pm
Where: Jelly Belly Factory, 1 Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield
What: Candy factory tours include the fun and kid-friendly haunted house. Tours detour through a decorated haven of halloween delights before heading into the candy factory. Not too scary! Learn about the making of Jelly Belly jelly beans, candy corn, and more on 40-min. tours, samples follow. (See factory in production during weekday tours, on weekends you will have a tour guide and dvd’s showing factory production.)
Info: Call 800-953-5592
NIGHT OF 1000 PUMPKINS
When: Friday, October 23; 6-10pm
Where: Sutter Street in Historic Folsom
What: This one of a kind event features a large display of lit up carved pumpkins up and down Sutter Street, trick or treat at local merchants and family friendly Halloween movies outside under the stars on a giant movie screen!
THE HAUNTED FORT AT SUTTER’S FORT
When: October 23-24; 6:30 – 9pm
Where: Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, 2701 L Street, Sacramento
What: Amid the glow of campfire, daring visitors will go on guided tours through the darkened rooms and hear unusual and intriguing tales of how some of California’s early pioneers perished throughout history. Some even believe many of the rooms at the Fort are still haunted by the spirits of past inhabitants! Tours not be appropriate for children under 8.
Cost: Adults $8.00, Kids $6.00
Thank you for your support this year. Have a fun and safe Fall Season surrounded by those you love!
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