Spooky Fun Planned at School Halloween Festivals

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Sleepy Hollow moms Jen Wolf, Adrian Lewis, Jen Sabri and Farnaz Nowroozi sold sweet treats at last year’s Creepy Hollow.

    October in Orinda can be unpredictable. This month can bring one last heat wave or the first taste of fall’s cooler temperatures – sometimes both in the same week. But regardless of the weather, October always brings carnival games, tasty treats, and a haunted house or two as the elementary schools put on their fall festivals in celebration of the season.
    Sleepy Hollow Elementary (20 Washington Lane) embraces the spirit of its headless horseman mascot and transforms into Creepy Hollow on Saturday, Oct. 19. Open from Noon – 4 p.m., the event includes a haunted house, life-size Hungry Hippos game, inflatable obstacle course and slides, face painting, a DJ dance party, carnival games and more. Food trucks will be on site and the ever-popular Creepy Kitchen will offer an imaginative assortment of cupcakes and cookies. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by cash or check at the door.
    Funfest Carnival is back at Glorietta Elementary (15 Martha Road) on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with a super slide, rock wall, haunted house and game booths designed for kids of all ages, with plenty of prizes to pick from. Attendees can also try their luck at the Funfest raffle or purchase a gourmet meal to go. Admission is free but game tickets can be purchased by cash or credit card at the door.
    Closing out the pre-Halloween festivities, Del Rey Elementary holds its annual Boo Fest Saturday, Oct. 26 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Visitors can expect an assortment of carnival games and prizes, a bounce house and entertainment, plus the chance to win a take-home dessert in the cake walk. Food options include El Paisa (Abel’s taco truck) and hot dogs, with Loard’s ice cream also available. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door with cash only. Ages 2 and under are free.

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