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This is not a haunted house. This is an upscale, Halloween-themed, 21-and-older, costume-mandatory party produced by Central Coast LIVE! Events and will be held on Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27, 2018. The inaugural Halloween Harvest Costume Ball was held in 2017 at the iconic Tooth & Nail Castle in Paso Robles, California. Due to the explosive success of our first event, we are moving the costume ball to the California Mid-State Fairgroundss located at 2198 Riverside in Paso Robles, California. Read more about the event HERE.
We are hosting this event both Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 7-midnight both nights. We have to be out of the building by midnight.
No, you will need to purchase tickets individually for both nights.
Each night boasts an unique experience 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, Best Couple and Best Group [with $100 awarded per category] as determined by audience vote and a full bar serving beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. A variety of food will also be available, for purchase, including Inside, we’ll have a full bar serving beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. A variety of food will also be available, for purchase, including BBQ Pork Tacos, Tri Tip Sandwich, Cowboy Burger, BBQ Chicken Wrap, Vegan Roasted Vegetable Wrap, Garlic Fries, Regular Fries and Halloween-Themed Dessert. There are a limited number of reserved seats near the stage and dance floor at round banquet tables with wait staff offering tableside service. Also included in reserved seating is first glass of wine or beer.
In addition to our Grand Costume Competition, Friday night will include live music performed by Central Coast’s most FUNKY band, Burning James and the Funky Flames.
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!
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. Simply putting on a mask, also does not qualify. The whole fun in a costume ball is in the effort that people put into their costumes. If you arrive without wearing a costume, you will be refused entry. Get into your costume and come show it off!
Yes, this is a 21-and-older event and photo id will be required at the gate to verify your ticket purchase and age.
Unfortunately, no. This will be strictly enforced by security. You should make sure you have everything you need before entering the event.
There will however be a designated area just outside the front gate for smoking. Smoking is strictly prohibited anwhere on the fairgrounds.
Inside, we’ll have a full bar serving beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. A variety of food will also be available, for purchase, including BBQ Pork Tacos, Tri Tip Sandwich, Cowboy Burger, BBQ Chicken Wrap, Vegan Roasted Vegetable Wrap, Garlic Fries, Regular Fries and Halloween-Themed Dessert.
This list may change over time. Be sure to check back right before the event to insure you are aware of what can be brought inside the venue.
- Small Bags, Single Compartment Backpacks, Fanny Packs, and Purses (Max. 12’’ x 12’’)
- Cell Phones
- Packs of Cigarettes
- Empty plastic containers for water fill up
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 six categories including Scariest, Funniest, Sexiest, Most Original and Best Couple and Best Group with $100 awarded to each category.
Six judges [one per each category] will peruse the photos and select their top contestants. During the evening, each judge will locate and notify each contestant 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 decibels by a digital “Applause-O-Meter” that will be displayed in real time on stage.
The Grand Costume Competition will be held at 10 pm both evenings.
Can I Compete in the Grand Costume Competition Both Nights and Can I Compete with the Same Costume Both Nights?
Yes! $100 is awarded to each category. Anyone can compete both Friday and Saturday nights and you can compete with the same costume or compete in two distinct costumes each night. Contestants can also enter multiple categories. As an example, an attendee may compete in the “Scariest” category and then also compete in “Most Original” or “Best Couple” categories. This goes for both nights as well. All this is contingent on the judges staffing the sign in table agreeing that a costume fits into particular categories.
Reserved Seating tickets must be purchased in addition to an admission ticket with food and drink available inside for purchase. First glass of wine or beer comes with reserved seating.
Seating will be available throughout the venue but with a Reserved Seating Ticket, guests will receive one glass of wine or beer, reserved seating at round banquet tables near the stage and dance floor with wait staff offering tableside service all night. After first glass of wine or beer, food and a full bar are available for purchase. Please note reserved seating is not assigned seating, so plan to arrive early to claim your seats. Reserved seating is $25 per person and can be purchased HERE.
The Halloween Harvest Costume Ball will take place inside Adelaide Hall, a large building that is located to the left of the main entrance of the Fairgrounds. There is some street parking available and also a large parking lot across the street available for $5 per vehicle. Guests will enter through the gate in front of the Adelaide building. Upon arrival, it will be very clear with the decorations, lighting and costume ball staff where to enter. Our 2-story Scarecrow will greet you . . . and hopefully not eat you!
The address is 2198 Riverside, Paso Robles near the corner of Riverside and 24th street [46 east] near Highway 101. We’ll see you there!