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- Start Date:
- October 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
- End Date:
- October 31, 2014 @ 9:30 pm
- Solvang Festival Theater
October 30 and 31, 2014: Solvang Treats “Trickers” with 21st Annual “Halloween Haunted House” and “Halloween Street Fest”
On Thursday and Friday, October 30 and 31, 2014, City of Solvang Parks and Recreation and City of Buellton Recreation will host the 21st Annual “Halloween Haunted House” and this year’s associated “Halloween Street Fest”, which will thrill visitors with food, fun and spirits. The Haunted House and Street Fest, to be held at, and in front of, the Solvang Festival Theater (420 2nd Street), will run from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM both nights, with a kid-friendlier version of the Haunted House presented both evenings from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Haunted House entry fees are $8.00 per child (13 and under), and $10.00 per adult.
Every October, Solvang’s Parks and Recreation Department and Buellton Recreation present the Annual Halloween Haunted House with a new frightful theme. This year’s theme is “The Fog”, through which visitors must find their way: “An abandoned fishing village lingers in the fog as the lighthouse searches for survivors, and shadows appear from the haze.”
Both nights of Solvang’s “scare fest” will feature food and fun for all ages, and for adults 21 and over, a wine and beer garden, lining Solvang’s 2nd Street in front of the Solvang Festival Theater/Haunted House. Geared towards the “under 21” set, this year’s Street Fest “Kids Corner” will boast a bounce house, face painting, crafts, games and prizes, and the festivities on Halloween (October 31) will also include a “Trunk or Treat” – essentially, “trick or treating” from parked car-to-car instead of from house-to-house.
Other treat options during the Street Fest, which is organized in partnership with “Solvang Third Wednesday”, will include Southern comfort food from Georgia’s Smokehouse food truck, hot dogs from Good2go!, The Coffee A La Cart food truck, as well as other food vendors offering popcorn, churros and more. On-lookers hoping to catch sight of the Haunted House’s “escapees”, will find the best seats for doing so in the festive wine and beer garden sponsored by The Good Life, Craft Beer & Wine Cellar. Additional Solvang businesses supporting this year’s “haunt” are Valley Brewers, Eco Wine Furniture and Montecito Bank & Trust.
As an added shot of Halloween entertainment, this year’s Street Fest will also see a special dance performance by the Fossemalle Dance Studio, the official School for the Santa Ynez Valley Performing Arts Company. On both evenings (October 30 and 31), dancers from the Company, under the direction of Miss Sonia Ibarra-Corona, will be performing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in an original choreography specifically created for this event.
Individuals and businesses interested in participating in the “Trunk or Treat” portion of the Halloween Street Fest, may call Solvang Parks & Rec at 805.688.7529, for additional information and to register. Businesses and non-profits looking to participate in any facet of this community event are also encouraged to contact Solvang Parks & Rec, as are any businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring any part of the event.
The Department is currently taking applications for Haunted House volunteers, guides and “monsters” (must be 14 years of age or older), as well as volunteers to run vendor booths and for set-up/clean-up; please call 805.688.7529 for full details.
More information about the Halloween Haunted House and Street Fest will be available at www.cityofsolvang.com/index.php/departments/parks-a-recreation/special-events/halloween-haunted-house, or at www.solvanghauntedhouse.com, where advance purchase Haunted House tickets are available for sale.