The fun kicks off with a costume parade beginning promptly at 12:15 p.m., followed immediately by the Carnival held at the school. Students, families and teachers from grades K-5 will gather in the school gym at noon to line up for the parade, which will wind its way through the Rancho Santa Fe Village, then back to the school for the Carnival. Parents are asked to walk with their children.
Immediately after the parade, the Carnival will begin on the upper field. Check out annual favorites such as the cake decorating contest, pumpkin carving/decorating contest, carnival games and prizes, laser tag, a rock climbing wall, bouncy mazes and slides, bungee trampoline, jailhouse, photo booth, caricature artist, balloon twister and a rockin’ DJ who will give away prizes for the best costumes, among other contest winners.
This year’s raffle includes a grand prize of hotel and airfare to Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, among others.
Each class from the elementary school is responsible for decorating and managing one of the many carnival booths. Parent and teacher volunteers make the Carnival possible, and it’s a great time for kids of all ages.
All food, including the ever popular Cake Walk and homemade Bake Sale, will be on the lower school blacktop from 11:15 a.m. when school is out for the day. Food includes sweet and savory crepes from Isabelle Brien’s French Pastry Café, Hector’s fresh tacos, NY Giant Pizza, pretzel dogs, assorted hot pretzels and lemonade from San Diego Pretzel Company, smoothies from Juice Stop, flavored shaved ice from Kona Ice, ice cream made on the spot with liquid nitrogen from Subzero Ice Cream, popcorn, cotton candy, homemade sweets and more.
Parents are asked to keep their children in the picnic table eating areas when eating in order to keep the sports field free from food and drink. To assist the school with maintaining the quality of the turf grass installed on the upper field, food will not be allowed on the field.
Tickets are required to purchase food and drink, and for activities such as face painting, balloon twister creations, caricature artist, the jail and raffle. Admission price is $20 during pre-sale and $25 on Oct. 31. Pre-sales will take place Tuesday, Oct. 28, through Thursday, Oct. 30 at school drop-off and pick-up locations. Carnival tickets ($1 each) will also be available at pre-sales as well as the event.
For more information about the Halloween Parade and Carnival or to make a contribution, contact the RSF Education Foundation at (858) 756-1141 x208.