Farragut Fall Festival on Oct. 23

Farragut’s Fall Festival will get the holiday started on Saturday, October 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the athletic field just off the main parking lot behind the school. Parking is free. All families are invited to come and enjoy a day of Halloween fun. Take advantage of discounted pre-sales ticket pricing before and after school by the front main doors – 25 tickets for $20 and an all-day pass for inflatables is $10! Tickets can also be bought on the day of the Festival for $1 each and the all-day inflatable pass for $12.

The Festival includes huge climb and slide inflatables, 20 game booths, a jail house, two Haunted Houses, great food, a Harvest Boo-tique and entertainment by the Culver City High School Marching band and much more. There is also a home baked pie contest and chili cook off with a celebrity chef judging panel including Alan Schulman from Akasha, Paul LaRocca from LaRocca’s Pizza, Rick Hodges from Tub’s Fine Chili & Fancy Fixin’s, Vincent Trevino from Bluebird Café, Melissa from Essential Chocolate Desserts and Elfie Weiss from Hotcakes Bakes, winner of The Food Network’s 2009 Cupcake Wars!

Some of the event’s most exciting attractions will be Two Haunted Houses being put together by parents who moonlight in the movie biz. Many studio props will be used to create two levels of “terror” – one “Not Scary” level for the under-5-year-old set and one “Really Scary” level for the older kids. The school will also have a Dia de los Muertos Coloring Contest to celebrate the “Day of the Dead.”

A jail house will be center stage for attendees to “jail” a teacher, parent or friend. There will also be three large inflatables that kids of all ages will love, a caterpillar crawler, rock climber, and a 5-in-1 Twister Combo.

More than 20 Booths sponsored by individual classrooms will be featured where children can participate in carnival-like games and craft booths.

The fabulous Culver City High School marching band will open the Festival once again, and the day will continue with exciting music acts from our hottest local kid bands: Kick Start, Immaculate and Private Wasabi!

Always a favorite with the community is the chili and pie cook-off contests. The competition is great and the end result is even better! The entries will be available for sale after Culver City’s own celebrity chef judging panel, have selected the winners. Come taste some delicious chili or pie to see how talented the Farragut families’ chefs really are!

Fabulous Food: Delicious authentic Mexican food and pizza as well as a sausage extravaganza will be sold at great prices. And if that isn’t enough, you can always fill up on sno-cones, popcorn and cotton candy.

A Harvest Craft Boo-tique: Including beautiful hand-crafted jewelry, ceramics, art prints, knit items, paper art, and a variety of other home decorative and seasonal gift items.

Event organizer Juliet Conroy is excited about how this event brings Farragut families and the community together and said, “Farragut is very proud to be able to put together such an all-around fun event. Everybody comes together in celebration of the season and it gets people excited and in the mood for the upcoming holidays.” PTA co-Presidents, Ann Bishop and Dina Wahlert, said, “The Fall Festival is Farragut PTA’s showcase event – it creates great family, school and community unity with pure fun and we raise a substantial amount of the money we must have for the year to support assemblies, field trips and the classroom materials our teachers really need.”

Farragut’s principal, Eileen Carroll said, “Last year’s Fall Festival was very successful. The Fall Festival not only brings Farragut families together but the greater community as well. I’m so pleased to be working with such a committed and involved group of parents.”

For more information, please call (310) 842-4323.

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