Benefit sale and Boo at the Bowl to take over the Ramona Bowl amphitheater


Taking advantage of the Hemet San Jacinto Valley’s traditional Friday and Saturday yard sales, the Ramona Bowl’s Huge Sale event will be held again Sept. 20-21, with new shoes, tall boots, short boots, handbags laptop bags and iPad bags and more for sale. The first sale was held last weekend. This weekend will include furniture and other items.

The leather and fabric bags will be provided by the Chinese Laundry Factory, a major supporter of the nationally known Ramona Bowl Amphitheater in Hemet. The goods will be sold at deeply discounted prices with all proceeds going to benefit the Ramona Bowl and its many outdoor stage activities.

With the Ramona Bowl’s annual spring time “Ramona” outdoor play and summer concert series successfully completed, volunteers, civic organizations and service clubs from the Valley are working to set up the “Boo at the Bowl” Halloween spectacular coming Oct. 25-27 at the amphitheater, 27400 Ramona Bowl Road, in Hemet.

Boo at the Bowl is a family favorite in the Valley during Halloween week in October. The event offers carnival games, a jumper land, minigolf, a magic show and a spooky walk through the “Ramona” hacienda building.

Pre-sale tickets for Boo at Bowl are $5 each per person and $7 each at the door. Parking is $2 per carload.

Additional carnival tickets are 25 cents each.  The event is open Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6-9 p.m., and Boo at the Bowl closes at 9:30 p.m. The event opens Sunday, Oct. 27, from 4-7 p.m., and Boo at the Bowl closes at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets and information are available at (951) 658-3111 or at

The Ramona Bowl Amphitheater is the home of the state’s official outdoor play, “Ramona.” The play includes several hundred actors, horses, dancers, Indians, cowboys and musician performing on the scenic outdoor stage with a Spanish-style hacienda. The play is about the murder of the Indian Juan Diego, named Alessandro in the play, and his love Ramona, who was from a wealthy Spanish family. The couple were badly mistreated by the cowboys and ranchers at that time.

The novel was written by author Helen Hunt Jackson in the late 1800s and rewritten into a play in the 1920s. “Ramona” is performed by professional and local actors over three consecutive weekends in April and May each year.

Tony Ault can be reached by email at tault@reedermedia,com.