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The HALLOWEEN HARVEST COSTUME BALL is the BIGGEST and MOST SPECTACULAR Halloween event on the California Central Coast happening Friday, October 26 AND Saturday, October 27, 2018! A portion of the proceeds of this event will benefit the American Association of University Women [AAUW]. Learn more about them at: https://atascadero-ca.aauw.net/about/branch/

Each night boasts an unique experience (detailed below) for party-goers, with both nights offering guests an epic dance party, a Grand Costume Competition including cash prizes to the Scariest, Funniest, Sexiest, Most Original and Best Couple as determined by audience vote and a full ‘no-host’ bar serving beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. A variety of food will also be available, for purchase, provided by Jimmy’s Watering Hole (vegetarian and gluten-free options will be offered). There are a limited number of reserved seats, at round banquet tables near the stage, with wait staff offering tableside drink service. Additionally, there are a limited number of RV campsites available at the fairgrounds, hookups not guaranteed however and based on first-come, first-served basis.


YES! This is a costume ball and costumes are mandatory to gain entrance. A T-Shirt that says, “This is my Halloween Costume” does not qualify. The magic of The Halloween Harvest Costume Ball is the originality and effort put on display by everyone involved, from our dedicated crew to the performers to each and every one who attend this event. Some patrons make their costumes themselves, some have them made, and others mix and match elements to craft something unique; creativity is the key. If you arrive without wearing a costume YOU WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY WITHOUT REFUND. NO EXCEPTIONS MADE. Get creative with your costume and compete in the Grand Costume Competition! There will be a reservation table near the front entrance. Sign in at the table and our staff will take a photograph of you in your costume. There are five categories including Scariest, Funniest, Sexiest, Most Original and Best Couple.

Five judges [one per each category] will peruse the photos and select their top five contestants. During the evening, each judge will locate and notify the top five contestants in their respective category that they’ve been chosen to compete on stage. If you enter the competition, you must be available to come on stage for judging when your name is called. Once on stage, the final winners of each category will be selected by costume ball attendees. The noise from applause and cheers of the audience will be measured in decibles by a digital “Applause-O-Meter” that will be displayed in real time on stage. Get more info about costuming and the event at our FAQ’s page HERE.

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On Friday night, we will also showcase the first ever Extreme Halloween Dessert Art Competition with an array of clever culinary concoctions guests will sample and will vote on for Best Tasting Dessert, Most Creative Creation and Best Table Display. Click HERE to learn more about the Extreme Halloween Dessert Art Competition or to apply to compete. Burning James and the Funky Flames will be burning it up with their soulful mix of fun and funky dance grooves.

In addition to our Grand Costume Competition, Saturday night guests will get down at the Devilish Dance Party with D.J. Paul Thompson who will be rockin’ the house with fun Halloween-themed sounds and dance music that will keep the energy pumping all night long!

Street parking is available near the fairgrounds as well as a parking lot directly across from the fairgrounds for only $5.

QUESTIONS? Check out our FAQ’s HERE.

Become a volunteer and get into the costume ball for free! Learn more HERE!



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