Monthly Archives: October 2012

Scary Haunted Houses

scary haunted houses

What is it about Halloween that makes people want to get the shit scared out of them? Admittedly, I am one of those people. I enjoy scary haunted houses and the creativity some houses display in order to scare their guests. I remember going through a haunted house as a kid at my school’s Halloween carnival. We entered a dark room, had to crawl through a tunnel, and make it out of a maze all the while trying to avoid the monsters and traps that were inside. I had so much fun, I knew I was hooked for life. Since then I have been through many haunted houses, some better than others. Last weekend, I went to an awesome and very unique haunted experience called DELUSION: THE BLOOD RITE. It’s an interactive play set up in an old Hollywood mansion. Only 250 guests are allowed each night. Once you arrive at the mansion you are assigned a group and are given a wristband. Then while waiting for your group to be called, you can enjoy a Halloween themed drink such as the delicious Autumn Harvest, eat from a food truck or just chill in the antique couches they have set up in the mansions backyard. Once your group is called, you become part of the story. This attraction involves props, an interactive story, some incredible stunts and special effects. Not to mention a ton of great scares! I’d suggest you try to check it out if there are still tickets left. The trailer below will give you a little taste without revealing any spoilers. Continue reading

The Calabasas Pumpkin Festival is Back

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival 2012

October is the month where pumpkin festivals pop up all over the country. If you get the chance I’d suggest you go to one. This weekend Oct 20 & 21 is the annual Calabasas Pumpkin Festival, in (you guessed it)…Calabasas, California. I went last year and had a blast. Festivals of this sort are usually very safe and a lot of fun for the whole darned family. To start you can’t miss the large pumpkin patch with pumpkins and other gourds for sale. There is also a professional pumpkin carver who will transform ordinary pumpkins into extraordinary masterpieces by using spray cans and carving tools. At the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival kids will not go home empty handed. All day kids will receive one free pumpkin at the painting station and use art brushes and paints to try to create their very own painted pumpkin. The Pumpkin Pavilion also has other things for sale, such as pumpkin pies, treats and other goodies. Okay I’ll try to round up the remainder of the things I saw in one breath. They had a musical stage, free rides and carnival games (comes w/the price of admission), reptile and nature shows for the kids, food booths, and pumpkin beer stations! Whew. Oh and I almost forgot! The highlight for me was watching a table of kids gorge their way through a pumpkin pie as they competed against each other in the pumpkin pie eating contest…gross!

Below are some pics of last years festival.

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