Runners and zombies race through the woods Saturday during the first Idyllwild Zombie Run. Zombies in full attack mode tried to pull the runners’ red flags before they reached the finish line at Idyllwild’s Ghost Town.
Photo by Jenny Kirchner
You can run, but you can’t hide; Halloween is approaching fast and all things scary will converge on downtown Idyllwild over the coming days (and nights).
Idyllwild’s annual Great Pumpkin Parade begins at the top of North Circle Drive at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. The parade ends downtown where the Great Pumpkin Carnival kicks off from 5 to 8 p.m.
The carnival includes game booths, bounce houses and costume contests — fun for the entire family. The carnival benefits the Idyllwild School Booster Club for outdoor education trips.
The Idyllwild Community Center Ghost Town runs through Nov. 2. Live actors lurk in the darkness waiting to scare participants and animatronics raise the fear factor to panic levels. The event is in its 10th year. Organizer Kat Wilson said, “It’s our best year ever.”
At 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, all are invited to play the “Slenderman and the Eight Pages,” which is somewhat of a global phenomenon. Participants will search the woods for the eight missing manuscript pages about Slenderman, a paranormal creature, and must find the manuscripts before Slenderman finds the seekers and takes their flags. First, second and third place medals will be given. The Idyllwild version will be entertainment appropriate for the entire family. The game begins at Ghost Town and will be played in the woods behind the ICC. For more information contact Kathy Wilson at 951-659-3228 or email@example.com.