Halloween in the Hills – – – Saturday, October 31, 2015
5-8 p.m. Avenue of the Fountains
The creatures of the night will rule Fountain Hills— Saturday, October 31, from 5pm-8pm—when the Town of Fountain Hills will shut down motorized traffic on the Avenue of the Fountains, and open it up to ghouls and goblins.
Pets and kids of all ages are welcome as 40+ local businesses and charities provide free carnival-style booths along the Avenue. Local business owners are open for “Trick or Treat” and get creative with the games and traditional Halloween fun. The Artist’s Gallery at the east end of the Avenue hosts a challenging Pumpkin Toss, Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate stages the interactive Spider Village, and the Town of Fountain Hills provides a great bounce house for the younger kids right in the middle of the Avenue.
In addition to Trick or Treat and Carnival games, Halloween in the Hills has two amazing costume competitions, sponsored by Sami Fine Jewelry and Steadfast Construction. The first is “Pets and Their People,” which draws a big crowd all by itself! Any animal tame enough to wear a costume can be entered in the contest. From dogs, pigs, bunnies, and birds, this event is pure fun! This year, the contest starts at 5:45pm (Registration starts at 5:15pm). Participation is free and prizes are sponsored by local businesses. Photo opportunities abound.
The other entertaining contest is “Best Kids Costume”. At 6:30pm (Registration starts at 6pm) kids (18 and under)will strut their stuff across the stage, showing off their favorite Halloween Costumes. Participation is free and prizes are sponsored by local businesses. Both contests will be on the Center Stage at the intersection of Avenue of the Fountains and Verde River Drive (in front of Chase Bank).
The ever-growing “Spider Village” in the Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate courtyard is scary fun for kids or all ages, (but not too scary for the little ones!) Starting at 5:30 in the evening, Charlotte, the friendly spider, invites little goblins into her webby world to wind through the haunted maze to find their treats.
In addition to the Costume contests, the center stage area in front of Chase Bank is the location for the costume contests and dozens of other exciting activities. From martial arts demos, to a Zombie “Thriller” Dance, games, and Halloween music, the center of the Avenue will showcase interactive entertainment all evening, including the Fire Department’s Big Truck candy drop!
And there’s no need to fix dinner at home… Sofrita, The All American Grill, Chen’s Garden, and The Fountain Hills Noon Kiwanis will be offering delicious food and drink for purchase. Waffle Luv and Cactus Corn are also a fun addition for dessert if Trick or Treat candy’s not your thing. And a portion of all the food and drink proceeds at the carnival will be donated to local charities!