Interact Zombie Run is Saturday
Bradshaw Mountain High School's Interact Club is sponsoring the 2nd annual Zombie Run on Saturday, Oct. 26. This year will feature two runs, at 4 and 6 p.m., of the 1.5-mile loop at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley.
Zombies and ghosts register to terrify runners. Runners try to avoid the ghouls. Entry fee is $10 for runners over 18 and $5 under 18. Zombies: $7.
Pumpkin carving contest, 50/50 drawing and a photo booth also are included in the event.
All proceeds go to send members to Rotary's Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp at Camp Pine Rock in Prescott.
Interact also needs volunteers to check in runners and zombies and distribute T-shirts, serve water and food, and clean up the park area.
For more information or to register or volunteer, visit: www.interactzombierun.org/registration.html.
Lonesome Valley Haunting
Blue Rose Theater presents Lonesome Valley Haunting from 6-10 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. Tickets $5.
Walk the chilling journey (five scenes of fear) of Thomas Barlow Massicks, one of the Prescott Valley area's first settlers.
The town of Massicks died along with him in 1898, after he suffered for nearly a year from an accidental gunshot wound, but the Barlow Massicks "mansion" remains near Fain Park.
Safe and free Trick or Treat
Outside Tim's Toyota Center from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, the Prescott Valley Early Bird Lions and Arizona Business League will present their safe and free Trick or Treat event, the Candy Massacre. Festivities include bounce houses, a haunted house and trick or treating.
Seeking businesses to set up at 1:30 p.m. that day. A form to participate (no charge to have a spot) is available from Bev Olson at the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce, 7120 E. Pav Way, Suite 102, or call 928-772-8857, or from John Lonas at Autoworks, 6540 E. 2nd St. #C, Prescott Valley, or call 928-775- 3332.
Mortimer Farms' Pumpkin Festival takes place every weekend in October from 4-10 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $12 (under 3 free) includes all events and rides except animal rides.
Activities include a 15-acre cornfield maze design honoring the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire June 30. Others are: antique tractor show and pull, Pumpkin Patch, haunted house in an old farmhouse, hay rides, live entertainment, and craft and food vendors.
Fireworks at 8 p.m., and also a farm dance with C& W bands every Saturday. Games/rides: bubble run, climbing wall, corn bath, Ferris wheel, laser tag, zip line.
Mortimer Farms is at the intersection of Highways 69 and 169.
For more information, call 928-830-1116, or visit mortimerfamilyfarms.com.
Freeman Farms' Pumpkin Festival is 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in October. Admission fee: $15/adult, $10/child (under 2 free) includes all events and rides.
Events and rides include: corn maze, face painting, petting zoo, hay ride, merry-go-round and kiddie train, live entertainment, dog and horse shows.
Freeman Farms is at 1096 E. Road 3 South. For more information and tickets, call 928-636-5714, or visit: azpumpkins.com.
Pumpkin Patch, carnival Saturday
Pumpkin Patch & Carnival on the courthouse plaza Oct. 26. For $5, kids get a Halloween backpack to decorate and fill with crafts and candy, along with a carnival all-day wrist band.
Costume Contests include a 2:30 p.m. pet costume contest.
Boo Bash at Yavapai college is Tuesday
Yavapai College Student Life and Residence Life invite children to the free 2013 Halloween Boo Bash from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Kachina and Supai Halls on the Prescott campus.
Children can dress up and trick-or-treat, get their faces painted, play spider web bean bag, and enjoy booths and crafts, all free and in a safe environment.
Fun at the Library
Hunt up some Halloween fun at the Prescott library! Join them for a picture scavenger hunt where X marks the spot for knowledge and fun prizes. For children, grades K-6. Call the Youth Desk at 928-777-1537 for more information. Presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.
Prescott Center for the Arts presents Prescott Ghost Talk from 6-7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, and 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at PCA Theater, 208 N. Marina St.
Costume contest prior to 9 p.m. performance. Tickets are $12. For more information or tickets, call 928-445-3286, or visit pca-az.nt or wygc.org.
Join Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary in Prescott for "BOO at the ZOO" 6 - 9 p.m. on Oct. 31. Come trick-or-treat at the zoo and bring your flashlight to see your favorite nocturnal animals after the sun goes down. Admission is $5 for non-members and $3 for HPZS members. Children under 3 are free. For more information call Heather Patrice Brown at 928-778-4242 ext.16.