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16th Annual Trick-or-Treat Festival at the Orange County Market Place

Trick or Treat Festival Costa Mesa

It is time for the 16th annual Trick-or-Treat festival and 14th annual Halloween Hearse Show at the Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa. The family-friendly event that includes trick-or-treating will happen on October 27th from 10am to 4pm.

Relampago del Cielo dancers

The Hearse Show is the main attraction featuring more than 50 vintage restored hearses. It will include novelty cars like the Coffin Go-Kart, Dragula, and more. April Wahlin, the winner of “The Search for the Next Elvira, will host a costume contest at 2pm. The contest is geared towards children over the age of 13 years. All submissions to the costume contest must pre-register via email to 20[email protected]

Ashlee Powell  7 of Newport Beach

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour will hold the 3rd annual “I Scream for Ice Cream Contest.” Those with the best scream could win a $60 Farrell’s Zoo Party for first place, $30 worth of Farrell’s Ice Cream for second place and $10 worth for third place. All contestants receive a free ice cream cone! Divisions for kids 12 and under, and 13 and older. 15 contestants per division. Sign up in advance at [email protected]

Trick or Treat Festival Day of the Dead Displays

Other entertainment and attractions include carnival sideshow magican and comedian, Aye Jaye; Freak Show Deluxe; strolling witches and calacas; free face painting; Relampago del Cielo Grupo de Folklorico performing a Day of the Tribute show; Jack’s Halloween Spooktacular Marionette Show and Wicked Wizard magician.

Scream Contest

The festival is held in conjunction with the regular Market Place activity, which runs from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is included in admission which is $2, or free for kids 12 and under. Free trick or treating runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Market Place is held at the OC Fair & Event Center located at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

Facts, photos, and information provided by the Orange County Marketplace

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