Note: Stay tuned for details for 2021
Instead of the traditional Town Center event, the VP Halloween Fest will be “A Haunt for Historic Locations”. The special family friendly scavenger hunt can be done independently. Participate for a chance to win special prizes and sweet treats.
The scavenger hunt will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Clues will be available online at 9:00 am on 10/24 at the Villa Park Community Services Foundation website.
Note: There will be no event at the Town Center for 2020
Halloween Fest will be held in the Town Center. The traditional day before Halloween event moved to a Saturday last year to better accommodate Villa Park families and will be the same this year. Halloween Fest is a Villa Park annual tradition that was started in 2002 and is now in it’s 18th year. Every year you can find kids of all ages in their favorite costumes partaking in the many contests and activities that are laid out for them. It’s a fun family event for all!
Contests at Villa Park Halloween Fest:
Coloring Contest: The coloring contest is open to all children aged 12 or younger. This year kids will be coloring at Halloween Fest. This is a change from previous years where children filled out the coloring pages at home and submitted them for entry prior to the event.
Kids & Dogs Costume Contest: The costume contest is open to all children aged 12 or younger. To enter, simply come to the Villa Park Halloween Fest in costume before 5:30 p.m. and sign up. No entries will be accepted after 5:30 p.m. If you come after 5:30 p.m. your child may be in the parade but will not be judged. Children will be judged in groups by age. Please plan to accompany very young children through the parade and contest. No weapons please. Winners will be announced at the end of the evening.
Pumpkin carving/Decorating Contest: The pumpkin carving contest is open to all children aged 12 or younger. To enter, decorate a pumpkin of your choice using any method or combination of methods, such as painting, decorating, carving, etc. Turn in your pumpkin along with an entry form (located at pumpkin drop-off) at Villa Park City Hall on October 30th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Judging will take place during the Halloween Fest and the winners announced during the festivities. Please include your phone number so we may contact you if you are not present.
Free Activities at Halloween Fest
- Haunt for treats at the local Town Center stores
- Check out a Sheriff’s car or Fire Engine
- Dancing to songs like the Monster Mash
- There is always something new each year
- Commemorative photos
Halloween Fest Details
Where: Villa Park Town Center
Cost: Free except cost for food and beverages and certain activities. There is a lot to enjoy for free.
Halloween Fest is put on by the Villa Park Community Services Foundation, a nonprofit organization. The Halloween Fest committee consists of Shamim and Jordan Wu and Monique McArthur.
More Halloween Events:
- Anaheim Hills Festival Halloween Spooktacular
- Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo
- Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch
- OC Zoo Halloween Zoo-tacular
- Orange Treats In The Streets
- VPWL Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner
- Haunted Hills 5K/12K
- Event Calendar