Join the fun at Rowe Halloween Parade and Carnival


The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation invites all community members to join R. Roger Rowe School families at the annual Halloween Parade and Carnival on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Yes, this year’s Carnival is actually on Halloween, so don’t wait around until dark for the fun to begin – come to the Carnival! We hope our local preschools, businesses, sponsors, and neighbors will line the streets as our kids show off their costumes in our annual parade and then come enjoy some carnival games too!

School will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m. so please join us first for lunch on the upper blacktop near the field before the costume parade. We will have several great food trucks and booths serving a delicious selection for everyone ranging from $1-$6 beginning at 11:15 a.m. and all afternoon. We will have pizza, gourmet tacos, corn dogs, funnel cakes, nachos, salads, fruit smoothies, lemonade, ice cream, shave ice and more.

The fun continues with the annual parade at 12:15 p.m. Beginning at noon, students and their families in grades pre-K through 2nd grade will gather in front of the school gym and 3rd grade through 6th grade will gather inside the gym. Ghosts, goblins, princesses, superheroes, cowboys and cheerleaders will all begin the parade together from the gym, through town and back to school. Parents are asked to walk with their children.

Immediately following the parade, the Carnival will begin at 12:30 p.m. The Carnival is going to be so much fun this year. We’re bringing back the cake walk, cake-decorating contest and teacher jail. We’ve added a teacher dunk tank (yes!!), a haunted Tunnel of Terror, a tattoo and ghoulie scar booth, a photo booth, bumper cars, a costume exchange for those outgrown costumes and exciting laser tag duels grouped by grade! A DJ will get the crowd going (The limbo? Thriller? Karaoke? A flash mob?) and of course, we will also have all of our old favorite carnival booths too! We hope to see everyone this Halloween!

Admission is $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the carnival. Wristbands will be on sale on Friday, 10/19; Monday, 10/29 and Tuesday, 10/30 at school drop-off and pick-up locations. We will also be collecting gently used costume donations (child and adult sizes) at the same time.

— RSF Education Foundation