Halloween happenings around Valley
October 20, 2011
Harvest Festival. The seventh annual Carson Valley Harvest Festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every weekend in October at the Corley Ranch, 859 Highway 395, a mile south of Pinenut Road in Gardnerville. Pig races, straw maze, wagon rides, farm animals, pumpkin patch. Admission is $6 adults, $5 for ages 3-17 and seniors, free for children 2 and younger. Information, corleyranch.com.
Haunted Weekend. The Douglas County Historical Society’s Haunted Weekend is today through Sunday. Ghost walks in Minden, Gardnerville Cemetery and Genoa. Cost, $5 per event. Information, 782-2555.
Spooky Stories. Join Tilly the Witch at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden for spooky stories 6 p.m. Oct. 25. Children ages four and up will to listen to stories from the books “Making Friends with Frankenstein: A Book of Monstrous Poems and Pictures,” and “The Spook Matinee: And Other Scary Poems for Kids.” Dress in a Halloween costume and receive a Halloween treat bag to take home. Information, 782-9841.
Harvest Party. Trinity Lutheran Church’s Harvest Festival, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Free children’s games, food, and candy. Non-threatening costumes are welcome. Worship music at the Sierra Spirit Praise Service at 4:30 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church is at 1480 Douglas Ave., Gardnerville. Information, 782-8153.
Safety Street. Douglas County Sheriff”s Office Trick or Treat Safety Street starts 3 p.m. Oct. 31 in the CVIC Hall, Minden. Cost $2 per child. Information, 782-9941.
Harvest Festival. Calvary Chapel Harvest Festival 5:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 31 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Free food, drinks, games, entertainment and more. Information, 265-3259, or cvcalvarychapel.org.
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Spirit Tour. The annual Dake House Spirit Tour begins 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at 2242 Main St., Genoa. Thin Veil Investigators give tours of the house, built in 1872 by Genoa’s first undertaker. Guides give an explanation of the spirit painting and give tours of the undertaking parlor.The Dake House, home of Antiques Plus, is listed in the “Encyclopedia of Haunted Places,” and has been featured in “Unsolved Mysteries” and on News Channel 8. Bring flashlights and cameras. Refreshments served. Cost is $10. Information, 782-4951.