MOUNTAIN AREA – Time to get those little pumpkins all dressed up, revved up and sugared up, because the spookiest of times is coming this weekend on Halloween. Here’s what’s going on locally for Saturday, Oct. 31:
Everyone in the family will have something fun to do at the Bass Lake Craft Fair and Trick-or-Treat, happening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Pines Village. Local artists and craftsmen, along with a chance for the kids to grab some candy, and admission is free. Best costume contests for kids and pets. Located at The Pines Village at Bass Lake.
In Oakhurst from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. the Children’s Museum of the Sierra invites kids to come and make food art. “There’s plenty of space to let your imagination out to play,” they say. Free with admission or membership. Located at 49269 Golden Oak Drive in Oakhurst.
Sierra Senior Center in Oakhurst invites kids both big and little to come at 4 p.m. and bring your own pumpkin to enter in the contest, enjoy $5 chili and cornbread, with games and a promise of candy for all. Located at 39800 Fresno Flats Road.
Harvest at The Grove takes place from 4 – 9 p.m. at Ahwahnee Foursquare Church. Join folks on their well-lit campus, with food and games for the whole family. Some of this years features include bull riding on our bungee bull, the chance to race your kids down the 18-foot giant slide, and the ever popular hay rides, say organizers, along with the musical stylings of The Soul Galaxy playing live from 6 p.m. to close. Located at 42461 Highway 49 in Ahwahnee.
Trick or Treat in North Fork at the Post Office parking lot from 4:30 – 7 p.m. Families are encouraged to decorate their vehicles, and the parking lot will be roped off for safety, say organizers. The North Fork fire truck is expected to be on site for the festivities. Located at 33173 Road 222 in North Fork.
The Oakhurst College Campus is the scene of an outstanding traditional trunk-or-treat from 5 – 7 p.m., sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce in concert with the college. Located at 40241 CA-41 in Oakhurst.
Not far away, revelers can stop by Sierra Pines Church for a jolly good time from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Kids can look forward to games, a cake walk, free drawing, live music, trunks, candy, and prizes. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information phone (559) 683-2882. Located at 40855 Covey Court in Oakhurst.
Mountain Christian Center also hosts a Trunk or Treat from 6:30 -8 p.m. Watch for decorated trunks, bounce houses, free hot dogs, and tons of candy. MCC is located at 40299 Highway 49.
After all that, you may still have time and candy-fueled-energy to explore Yosemite’s cemetery with a DNC Interpretive Naturalist to discover the graves and historical stories of important figures in Yosemite history. Meet in front of the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center with a flashlight for a 1.5 hour tour at 5:30 p.m. for the first tour, and at 7:30 p.m. for the second tour. No charge for the tour.
One more option? The Last Witch Hunter is playing at the Met Cinema in Oakhurst. Have a safe and sane Halloween!
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