This Halloween has a lot going on! It’s on a Saturday, there’s a time change, and there’s a Full Blue Moon! What better way to celebrate than to join us at Under a Blue Moon Halloween Party! It will be located at the Haven City Market in Rancho Cucamonga. Masks and social distancing are required while inside the market.
This is a 21+ event. ID will be required at check-in. All the spooky fun will take place outdoor on the patio from 7pm-12am. It will feature a cool creepy atmosphere with awesome lighting, fog, video/music presentation throughout the night, photo ops, vendors, live music by Deep Six Marilyn Manson Tribute on Friday night and Michael Grant and the Assassins on Saturday night, a costume contest both nights with a $150 1st place prize, 2 bars brought to you by Native Son Alehouse and Haven City Market, and of course roaming monsters!!
Tickets are Limited each night and available online only. So hurry and get them while you can!
Orion’s Ridiculous Revenge is an incredibly fun and highly interactive virtual escape room. You play for free, but I highly encourage you to make a donation!
Your team will be communicating with Orion the cat throughout the game to assist him in his plot to get revenge on a certain human in order to protect himself, his home and Miss Jezebel.
We played this very fun, adult themed online escape room with friends in the final beta. The puzzles are great. Set, props, story, characters and theme are all outstanding. I highly recommend playing this game with friends once the kiddos have gone to bed. 😉
From the website: 7 eerie spirits will share their stories of the voting practices of their time in Portland, Maine, as well as those of the country’s early days. You’ll hear about their efforts to win women’s access to the ballot box… or how they argued against the very idea. As always, the event presents real people—portrayed by costumed actors—who have returned from their restful sleep to offer perspectives on history in a very personal—often humorous—manner. The stories were written by Lynne Cullen who also directed the event as best she could—you know spirits… sometimes they listen, but mostly they just wail. Hannah Rafkin is the mastermind behind the video and editing of the spooky event.
Not only is the event virtual this year, it’s FREE! due to support of Spirits Alive’s generous sponsors, and a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Urban Legends Haunt Incorporates Additional Scare & Immersive Elements into the Inaugural Drive-Thru Halloween Event
Halloween is NOT Canceled at Urban Legends Haunt as they add a Fifth Immersive Show Zone, Double the Number of Actors & More Scares after their Inaugural Opening Weekend
COSTA MESA, CA – October 9, 2020 – Urban Legends Hauntat the OC Fair & Event Center is implementing new elements based on early guest feedback after its inaugural opening weekend. The additional elements include more scares, a fifth immersive show zone featuring clowns with chainsaws, double the number of actors throughout the show, and limited “jump scares” in accordance with COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.
“With any first year event, especially one that has never been done before, you have to be ready to make immediate adjustments based on guest feedback,” said Mark Entner, Executive Producer of Urban Legends Haunt. “Our team of more than 100 actors, dancers, ushers and production crew are not only grateful to have the opportunity to produce an event while so many other events are canceled, but we are also committed to reinventing how the Halloween season can be safely celebrated especially during these unprecedented times.”
Urban Legends Haunt continues through November 1st with more than 18 additional nights of shows, including many promotional nights.
Community Heroes Discount
Every Wednesday, Urban Legends Haunt will honor local community heroes with a special $5 off coupon for military personnel, first responders, and firefighters.● Oct 14th & 16th Salute to Military and Law Enforcement: Eligible guests can use the code “SERVICE” and bring their relevant Military or Law Enforcement ID for onsite verification. ● Oct 21st & 22nd Salute to Nurses, Doctors, and Hospital Workers: Eligible guests can use the code “FIRSTAID” and bring their relevant Medical ID for onsite verification. ● Oct 28th & 29th Salute to Firefighters: Eligible guests can use code “FIRE” and bring their relevant Firefighter ID for onsite verification.
Little Legends Night (A Spooktacular Halloween Car Parade)
A special Little Legends Night will be offered for families with children under 13 to enjoy a less scary Halloween experience on October 31 from 5pm to 7pm. Guests are encouraged to come dressed up and to “deck out” their vehicles for a spooktacular parade! There will be COVID-safe goody bags of packaged candy. All participants must remain in their cars to participate. Tickets start at $49.99 (limited availability) for (1) GA Vehicle (no more than 5 people). Large Group Tickets Available (up to 9 people). Details are available at UrbanLegendsHaunt.com.
In Car Treats
Guests can enjoy fair-time food favorites during their Urban Legends Haunt experience, from a bucket of hot chocolate chip cookies to a giant turkey leg or corn dog. In-car treats must be purchased online at UrbanLegendsHaunt.com by 10am on the day of each show.
Advanced safety measures are being taken following the CDC, State and local guidelines, including daily health screenings and body temperature checks, routine cleaning and sanitizing along with COVID-19 testing for all team members. All team members are required to wear masks and social distance at all times. Guests are also required to stay in their vehicles at all times during the experience and wear masks if they choose to roll their windows down to fully enjoy the immersive experience. The entire event is outside in the open air.
WHEN: Urban Legends Haunt is taking place now through November 1 on select nights.
WHERE: OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Entrance at Gate 2 off Fair Drive.
TICKETS & PRICING: Entry to the event is through advance online ticket purchases only atUrbanLegendsHaunt.com and limited reservations are available per time session. General admission starts at $69.99 per vehicle (up to five people) on select nights, with VIP and larger vehicle tickets (six to nine people) also available. Group caravan discounts are also available for caravans of 10 or more cars.
Running through November 8th – 9am to 7pm – $5 admission (kids under 5 free)
Haunted Corn Maze “Field of Screams” Fridays & Saturdays 7pm-10:30pm
THINGS TO DO:
Pick a Pumpkin
Haunted Corn Maze
This is a fun outdoor family Halloween event.
There is plenty to do here with your friends or family. It’s pretty easy to social distance for the most part. There are pumpkins of all shapes and sizes to choose from. Everyone seemed to be having fun with the apple cannons. There was quite a long line for those. We really enjoyed the haunted corn maze. Be sure to wear a mask.
Runs through November 1 – Tickets start at $116 per car
What You Get:
8 Bites, Per Person In Your Vehicle**
1 Campfire Dessert, Per Person In Your Vehicle**
1 Hot Cocoa, Hot Apple Cider or Coffee, Per Ticket
Immersive Drive-Thru Food Crawl Zone
Access to the Flashlight Creature Safari
Access to Campfire Ghost Stories
Car Costume Contest – Decorated Cars Eligible for Prizes
**VEG, VG and GF Options Available
This is a family friendly drive through Halloween themed food experience.
Overall we had a lot of fun. The flashlight creature safari was my favorite part of the experience. I enjoyed the monsters in each scene bringing us the different food options. The food was good and I appreciated the vegan/vegetarian/gluten free options.
It did have a few flaws when we attended. They ran out of cupcakes and water when I asked for those items. When we sat around the virtual campfire in our car the stories were more ads and not really scary stories. There was no mention of the car costume contest during the event until I asked and they had to call someone to find out about it. (Apparently they will post photos of the winners on social media and you must keep an eye out then message them if it’s your car. They were unclear which platform or when this would happen.)
However the biggest issue was the time it took to get through the experience: We arrived at 9pm for our 9:15 tickets. Waited in line to check in until around 10pm. Got our first food bite around midnight. Arrived at virtual campfire around 1am.
Runs through November 1 – Tickets start at $49.99 per car
This is a fun, social distanced Halloween event. Guests are directed to park in front of a drive-in movie screen. A series of short videos play throughout the show while monsters roam and scare guests (that remain in their cars at all times).
I enjoyed the event immensely! I loved watching the monsters scare passengers of nearby cars as well as being surprised when they snuck up on me. I honestly didn’t watch much of the projected scenes, I was too busy enjoying the live performers. I liked that we could adjust the volume of the radio station to hear the movie screen. I’ve heard complaints about the price from other guests online, but I thought it was reasonable considering how many actors they employ and how few guests they will be able to accommodate this season due to cover restrictions and the new format.
Fans Step Up to Create The Lost Halloween, an Emergency Benefit for NYC’s Immersive Theater Professionals New York, NY – October 1, 2020 – When theaters shut down in March 2020 due to a worldwide pandemic, all of the performers, creatives, and support staff from NYC’s popular immersive theater community suddenly lost their jobs. The performing arts were one of the first sectors of the economy to shut down and are on track to be one of the last to return. A group of friends who met through attending NYC-based immersive theatre got together and decided: it’s time for immersive fans to give back. The Lost Halloween is a fundraiser to directly benefit immersive theater professionals, paired with a FREE virtual showcase event to bring the immersive community together. The virtual event, which will feature dozens of NYC’s immersive performers, will be held on October 30, 2020, at 9:00 PM ET. Both the fundraising page and the ticket page are live at losthalloween.com now and everyone is invited to attend! An online art auction will also raise funds throughout the month of October. 100% of the funds raised will be distributed directly to immersive artists and workers who are in need because of the pandemic. Artists and workers from the immersive theater industry can apply for funds through the link on the website. The Lost Halloween is organized by a small group of NYC theater fans who are spread coast-to-coast from NYC to Oregon, North Carolina, and California. KaeLyn Rich and Zack Waffle, a couple who live in Rochester, NY, came up with the idea to throw a fundraiser for immersive workers. They asked their fellow theater-loving friends to pitch in and solicited early feedback from performers in the immersive scene. A week later, The Lost Halloween was born. Zack Waffle (he/him) said: “We came up with this idea because, like many NYC theater fans, we were missing live performances. What made us even sadder was thinking about the professionals who lovingly made these immersive experiences. From cast members to stage managers to bar staff, workers formerly employed in NYC’s theatre industry are unsure when their next payday is coming, are no longer receiving unemployment stimulus assistance, and have no idea when theaters will open their doors again.”Fans Step Up to Create The Lost Halloween Page 2 KaeLyn Rich (she/her) added: “Immersive theater lays bare our need and longing for authentic human connection. From intimate experiences built for one person to six-story buildings built for 400 guests; in candle-lit closets, reimagined historic buildings, and surreal fantasy landscapes sealed into old warehouses, immersive shows help us connect to our deeper truths. We decided we have to do something to give back to the creatives, performers, crew, and staff of these shows that meant so much to us.” Kelly Bartnik (she/her), an immersive performer, choreographer, director, and producer whose work is included in The Lost Halloween said: “The entire premise of The Lost Halloween is indicative of the impact immersive theater can have on its audiences. That a group of people would spend their time, energy, and money to offer support to immersive theater artists who are struggling with a lack of work right now is not only incredibly generous and kind, but showcases the level of connection that seeps outside of the realm of a performance and engages people in an elevated way.” The free, virtual showcase event will be live-streamed on Zoom on October 30, 2020, at 9 pm ET. Performers will be announced on Instagram and the website in the days leading up to the show. Gifts to the fund are being accepted now. The goal is to give a minimum of $250 per person, with the hope to fund all requests received. If that isn’t possible, preference will be given to BIPOC, people with disabilities, and those with housing, food, or medical needs. Check out losthalloween.com for more info, to give or request funds, to reserve a free ticket, and for information on the October 30th showcase event. ABOUT THE SHOWCASE EVENT: Mysterious hosts. A party in an abandoned house. A place where lost things and lost people can be found. The Lost Halloween. Join us on Friday, October 30, at 9:00 pm ET, for a live-streamed Zoom showcase of immersive artists to celebrate and raise funds for the cast, crew, and staff of NYC’s immersive theater world. This is a Halloween dress-up Zoom event with “dress code strictly enforced,” a.k.a. do what you want. Camera-on is optional, costumes are encouraged, bring your own champagne cocktail. The show features immersive performers but is not immersive in nature. That said, you may stumble upon some delightful surprises. Your favorite entertainers will be performing songs, dance, monologues, burlesque, drag, and unique offerings you just have to see to experience. Follow our Instagram @losthalloween for cast line-up announcements, a one-of-a-kind art auction, and other fun leading up to the main event. More info at losthalloween.com
We’ve had a blast working on this project for the last few months. We’re developing storylines and puzzles that are whimsical and quirky, bringing your favorite fairy tales to life… With a murdery twist!
This is a separate project from the Society of Curiosities adventures you know and love, but we believe you’ll find the same care, fun, and delight when you play the Fairy Tale Files murder mystery games.