Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Halloween fun in Buena Park

Halloween Happenings in Buena Park, California

World’s First, Largest, and Longest Running Halloween Event Celebrates 40 Years of Fears
What started as a few decorations and some hidden talent in Knott's peek-ins in Ghost Town now embodies the Halloween season in Southern California - Knott's Scary Farm and the infamous Halloween Haunt. The event which has welcomed millions of visitors over the years is turning 40, and the celebration which kicks off on September 21st, promises to be killer. Knott's Halloween Haunt continues to be the leader in theme park Halloween events and the anniversary celebration promises to go where Knott's Halloween Haunt has never gone before with the debut of an interactive maze, new characters and surprises around every corner.
Haunt is available on select nights Sept 21 through Oct 31. Haunt is a special ticket event not covered by regular Knott’s Berry Farm admission or a Knott’s Season Pass.  Ticket prices are $36 - $52 presale online and $60 day of event.

Camp Spooky for Kids
For the younger set ages 3-11, Snoopy’s Costume Party in Camp Snoopy is an alternative daytime non-scare celebration of Halloween cheer rather than fear offered weekends October 6-28, 10 am to 5 pm and is included with regular park admission.  This special, family event includes a costume contest, a live show, kid-friendly mazes, storytelling, and of course, trick-or-treat stations.  For more general event information on Halloween Haunt, call the Haunt Line at (714) 220-5200 or visit knotts.com

Vampirate's Are Back at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure 
Celebrate this October at Pirate's Dinner Adventure Annual Masquerade Ball where you're invited to dress up and participate in the Masquerade Costume Parade and Contest. This exciting night of spectacle and adventure also includes a delicious 4-course meal. However, heed this warning; be watchful of your surroundings these cursed halls are said to have housed many evil Vampire's in years past. It has even been rumored that the Evil Captain Sebastian the Black is still lurking in the shadows, awaiting unsuspecting guests who would become prey to him and his horde of "Vampire Pirate's".  Call for details and pricing at 866-439-AHOY (2469) or visit piratesdinneradventureca.com

VamPirate's Halloween Show Dates and Schedule: 
Saturday's, October 6,13, 20, 27   5:30 pm & 8:30 pm
Sunday's, October 7,14, 21, 28   3:30 pm & 6:30 pm
Friday's, October 12, 19, 26    6:30 pm & 9:30 pm
Thursday's, October 18 & 25   7:00 pm
Mon & Tues, October 29 & 30   7:00 pm 
Wednesday, October 31st    5:00 pm

Halloween Festivities at Buena Park Downtown will be held on Saturday, October 27th from 3 pm - 5 pm throughout the center featuring balloon art, face painting, live music and trick or treating at participating stores and restaurants. Buena Park Downtown is an exciting destination that offers 1.2 million square feet of shopping, dining, and family entertainment.
Retail favorites include Walmart, Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ross Dress for Less, DSW Shoes, Kohl's, Michaels and Toys R Us/Babies R Us. Dining and family entertainment include John's Incredible Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili's, Pat & Oscar's, Portillo's, Philly's Best, Krikorian Metroplex 18-screen Theatres and Howie's Game Shack. For an entire listing of stores and restaurants, visitbuenaparkdowntown.com.    

Looking for some non-scary October events??  Check out Silverado Days or the new exhibit featured at the California Welcome Center!

56th Annual Silverado Days  - October 19-21 
Silverado Days at William Peak Park draws over 80,000 people over a 3-day period. The festival is sponsored by the Buena Park Noon Lions Club, and this shindig raises thousands of dollars for local charities every year. Last year there were 16 food booths, 20 game booths, 90 arts and crafts booth and 30 carnival rides to share with your family and friends. Featured contests include World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, Amateur Horseshoe Contest, Pie-Eating Contest, Hog Calling, Baby Contest, Dog Show, Chili Cook-off and much more. Admission is FREE. For more information, visit silveradodays.com

Festival Hours: 
Friday    5:00 pm - Midnight
Saturday   10:00 am - Midnight
Sunday   8:00 am - 10:00 pm

"Memories of Mexican Schools" Exhibit 
Come and experience a fascinating peak into the history of California's education system at the newly opened exhibit at the California Welcome Center- Orange County. "Memories of Mexican Schools" is an interactive and educational exhibit featuring recorded stories of those who attended segregated schools over 70 years ago. The details are authentic, but the voices are re-created by local actors for clarity. Created by the Museum of Teaching & Learning and California State University, Fullerton's Center for Oral & Public History.  The exhibit is open every day 9 am to 5 pm now through October 15, 2012.  Admission is free. California Welcome Center is located at 6601 Beach Blvd in Buena Park. For more information call 800-541-3953.

With thrilling attractions, interactive dining experiences, and plenty of shopping options, Buena Park offers fun on just about every corner. A vacation hot spot, the lively city of Buena Park is located just five miles west of Disneyland and home to world famous entertainment - including the nation’s first theme park, Knott’s Berry Farm, Soak City USA, Pirates Dinner Adventure, and Medieval Times.  Come and experience for yourself why Buena Park attracts millions of visitors each year. With its warm weather, family-friendly environment and world famous attractions, you don’t have to look for it because fun finds you in Buena Park!   To explore more of what Southern California has to offer visit us at the California Welcome Center-Orange County. Open 7 days a week 9 am to 5 pm at 6601 Beach Boulevard in Buena Park.  For more information please contact Visit Buena Park at 800-541-3953 or visitbuenapark.com

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