Halloween themed event expected to have great turn out for this year’s festivities
■ By Stacy Bailey / Contributed
This year the Ramona Bowl is presenting their safe and fun-filled Halloween event on Friday, Oct. 26 and 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are five dollars presale, available at the Ramona Bowl Ticket office, or six dollars at the door. If you bring one of the flyers available throughout town you can still get the five dollar price at the door. There is a two dollar charge for parking per car.
The event is the brainchild of TJ Hepburn, who drew on his experience working at the zoo in his hometown in West Virginia. He thought that Hemet could benefit from an evening where parents can bring their children and have fun in a child-friendly “spooky” experience. He created the candy trail where children trade a ticket for candy, a safe alternative to door to door trick or treating.
This year besides the trick or treat trail, there will be carnival game booths, from the easy fish pond to challenging bowling which looks like a giant plinko board, Bouncerland where parents can sit and watch their children enjoy the various bouncers and a Halloween themed mini golf. Once again, there will be a magic show that performs every hour and will be geared towards a child audience, but will be very enjoyable for the adults as well. There may be surprise performances from groups like the Ramona Witches who have danced for the last two years.
The Ramona Bowl is working with several school groups who will work the carnival booths as a fundraiser for their club including West Valley Theatre and Baseball and Tahquitz ASB. The San Jacinto Valley Academy Interact club and Hemet Sunset Rotary will be manning the Candy Trail.
Valley Wide will be presenting their scary haunted hacienda for older children. This is down on the floor of the bowl so that parents can choose if they think this is something their children would enjoy.
There is an extended menu at the concession stand so guests can have dinner or enjoy seasonal treats. New items include corn dogs and fries and the seasonal treats include the popular apples with caramel dip.
For more information call (951) 658-3111 ext. 103 or visit the Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre website or facebook.