The fall season has arrived and will be celebrated with a “Nightmare Before Christmas” themed Fall Festival Sunday, Oct. 13, at Vail Headquarters.
Organized by Pretty Paints’ Crystal McFarlin, the proceeds raised by the festival will be donated to Our Nicholas Foundation’s Autism and The Arts initiative.
The initiative provides the opportunity for hundreds of local Temecula Valley children on the autism spectrum to attend free art classes throughout the year.
Sunday’s event will feature an “autism community only” component from 3-4 p.m. to provide children with autism the opportunity to enjoy the festival in a quiet and calm setting.
After 4 p.m., the free event will open to the public and feature a wide variety of events, such as costume contests, the Pumpkin Patch and pumpkin decorating, trick or treating, face painting, a popcorn bar, live music and DJs, a paint class pop up, games and raffles and prizes all night long.
Guests who come to the festival in costume will receive extra raffle tickets, and raffle tickets are required to participate in all games, face painting, bouncy houses and painting booth.
There will be Headless Horseman Carriage Rides for $5 complete with story narration of the Legend of Vail Hollow. Carriage will continue Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 26, from 6-9:30 p.m.
At 7 p.m., or whenever it becomes dark enough, a screening of “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” will be held. Guests can meet Oogie Boogie Man and Jack Skellington.
Guests are also invited to visit the Haunted House and the Lazer Light Maze and visit one of the restaurants in the center.
Representatives from autism-related centers and organizations will be in attendance.
Vail Headquarters is located at 32115 Temecula Parkway in Temecula.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/577698259301513/.
Jeff Pack can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.