Halloween in Chico

The festivities have begun this year for Halloween! If you were driving down East Avenue yesterday you might have seen numerous people standing on milk crates outside Carl’s Jr. with carved out pumpkins over their heads. This was a Pumpkin Head competition put on by local radio station 106.7 ZRock.  Contestants battled for hours to see who could last the longest wearing an actual carved pumpkin on his or her head, while standing on a milk crate, and performing various tasks. A wheel was spun that had tascid__1029091732a.jpgks such as standing on one foot for the length of a song or doing a 360° spin. If they messed up or fell off they were eliminated. The winner received a cash prize. 

 As Halloween commences in Chico spooky decorations and adorable children in pumpkin costumes are beginning to be seen all over town. Little girls dressed as Hannah Montana and boys adorning superhero costumes are gearing up for a sugar rush come Saturday. A fun and safe event going on Saturday is Treat Street in downtown Chico from 2-5pm. Children dress in costume and trick-or-treat in the various shops. There will be great activities and a costume contest. Check out the Haunted Hall at Acker Gym. The event put on by the CSUC volleyball team offers trick-or-treating for kids and family. A great family event will be held at the WindChime Assissted living facility located at 855 Bruce Rd. This is a trick-or-treating safe spot where residents will be passing out candy from 3-4pm.

Those of you still looking for a costume this year a fun, easy, and inexpensive choice is going to a thrift store. In Chico, a great thrift store with an extraordinary amount of clothes and accessories is The Thrift Queen on Nord Avenue. When you enter tcc-cost-cheer-dog.jpghe store all you can see is six-foot tall mounds of clothing! The racks that the clothes hang on are so loaded that layers of clothes are stacked on top and stuffed underneath. But the outfits you can find, costume or every day, are worth the search.  This week, the thrift stores in Chico have been packed with students looking to create the perfect zany costume.  Don’t forget to dress up your pets too!  A whole market for dog costumes has begun and the outfits are adorably funny. 



October 30:

Owl Prowl in Bidwell Park  7-8:30 pm. 

Please call Chico Creek Nature Center at 891-4671 to pre-register for this free event. Meets inside the Nature Center

Reggae in Norcal  8:30pm 

@  Café Culture. Featuring Canute Dreams and Rockstone Players. Tickets $10, $5 if you come in costume

“The Lair: A Haunted House with Bite” 8-10pm throughout October 

@ the Blue Room Theatre. Oct 30, 10:30-11:30 adult only show. Not recommended for under 15 years old 

Rock Horror Picture Show midnight showing 

@ Chico Cabaret. 7:30pm Thursdays through Sundays. Mature audiences. Tickets $10-20 

Rockenstein Halloween Pre-Party 9:30-1am. 

@ the Town Lounge 327 Main Street. Featuring The Solows, Mutated Frank, Bonnie Scott 

House of the Living Dead 6-9pm 

@ YMCA 1684 Robinson St., Oroville. Ticket $3 for 12 and under, $ 5 for 13 and over 

House of Nightmares  7-11pm  

732 Plumas Street. Fundraiser for mentally handicapped 


October 31: 

Durham Spookfest 5:30-8:30pm 

@ the Veteran’s Memorial Hall 9319 Midway. Games, prizes, costume contest, cake walk, haunted house. 

Haunted Hall and Volleyball 3pm 

@ CSUC Acker Gym. Kids dress in costume and trick-or-treat, then stay to watch CSUC take on UCSD at 4pm. 

Treat Street 2-5pm 

Downtown Chico. Children 12 and under dress up and go door to door for treats at all of the local shops 

House of the Living Dead 6-9pm 

@ YMCA 1684 Robinson St., Oroville. Ticket $3 for 12 and under, $ 5 for 13 and over 

Safe and Sane Halloween 5-7pm 

@ Chico Mall. Take kids store to store trick or treating

WindChime Assisted Living Facility 3-4pm

@ 855 Bruce Rd. Residents will be passing out candy or goodies, safe event for family and the residents

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