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10/9/2013 10:14:00 AM
Halloween happenings & Fall events
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PV Fall Fest

Celebrate Arts and Humanities Month with the Prescott Valley Arts and Culture Commission on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Civic Center with Fall Fest 2013. Bring the family as Fall Fest will be celebrating Arts and Humanities Month with live entertainment; a juried arts show; youth arts and crafts, a inflatable village for the kids; and a beer garden are all part of a full day's schedule of events and activities.

Safe and free Trick or Treat

Outside Tim's Toyota Center from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, the Prescott Valley Early Bird Lions and Arizona Business League will present their safe and free Trick or Treat event, the Candy Massacre. Festivities include bounce houses, a haunted house and trick or treating.

Blue Rose Heritage and Culture Center 'Haunting'

Blue Rose Theater presents Lonesome Valley Haunting every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October from 6-10 p.m. Tickets $5. Walk the chilling journey (five scenes of fear) of Thomas Barlow Massicks, one of the Prescott Valley area's first settlers. The town of Massicks died along with him in 1898, after he suffered for nearly a year from an accidental gunshot, but the Barlow Massicks "mansion" remains near Fain Park.

2nd Annual Zombie Run

Bradshaw Mountain High School's Interact Club is sponsoring the 2nd annual Zombie Run on Saturday, Oct. 26. This year will feature two runs, at 4 and 6 p.m., of the 1.5-mile loop at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley.

Zombies and ghosts register to terrify runners. Runners try to avoid the ghouls. Entry fee is $10 for runners over 18 and $5 under 18. Zombies: $7.

Pumpkin carving contest, 50/50 drawing and a photo booth also are included in the event.

All proceeds go to send members to Rotary's Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp at Camp Pine Rock in Prescott.

Interact also needs volunteers to check in runners and zombies and distribute T-shirts, serve water and food, and clean up the park area.

For more information or to register or volunteer, visit: www.interactzombierun.org/registration.html.


Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Fest through October

Mortimer Farms' Pumpkin Festival takes place every weekend in October from 4-10 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $12 (under 3 free) includes all events and rides except animal rides.

Activities include a 15-acre cornfield maze design honoring the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire June 30. Others are: antique tractor show and pull, Pumpkin Patch, haunted house in an old farmhouse, hay rides, live entertainment, and craft and food vendors. Fireworks at 8 p.m., and also a farm dance with C& W bands every Saturday.

Games/ rides: bubble run, climbing wall, corn bath, Ferris wheel, laser tag, zip line.

Mortimer Farms is at the intersection of Highways 69 and 169. For more information, call 928-830-1116, or visit mortimerfamilyfarms.com.


Freeman Farms' Pumpkin Festival is 9 a.m. -5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in October, plus Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 14. Admission fee: $15/adult, $10/child (under 2 free) includes all events and rides.

Events and rides include: corn maze, face painting, petting zoo, hay ride, merry-go-round and kiddie train, live entertainment, dog and horse shows.

Freeman Farms is at 1096 E. Road 3 South. For more information and tickets, call 928-636-5714, or visit: azpumpkins.com.


Pumpkin Patch & Carnival

Pumpkin Patch & Carnival on the courthouse plaza Oct. 26. For $5, kids get a Halloween backpack to decorate and fill with crafts and candy, along with a carnival all-day wrist band. Costume Contests include a 2:30 p.m. pet costume contest.

Prescott Ghost Talk

Prescott Center for the Arts presents Prescott Ghost Talk from 6-7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, and 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at PCA Theater, 208 N. Marina St.

Costume contest prior to 9 p.m. performance. Tickets are $12. For more information or tickets, call 928-445-3286, or visit pca-az.nt or wygc.org.

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