Thank you to all who came out to enjoy the fun, safe and family friendly environment at the inaugural Fall Family Festival hosted by SAMLARC, in partnership with the City of Rancho Santa Margarita. As guests entered this spooktacular event, they were greeted by the colors, sounds and sights of the season; from the variety of festive trick-or-treat booths to bright inflatable bounce houses in different shapes and sizes. A festive fall photo-op provided the perfect opportunity for families to capture unforgettable memories with family, friends and neighbors. The event hosted over two thousand attendees throughout the afternoon and early evening with many adorable, spooky, silly and creative costumes to be seen!
Local business from all over Rancho Santa Margarita joined in the fun with Halloween decorated booths and fun costumes. A few of the spooktacular booths at the event included the City of Rancho Santa Margarita, who represented with Witches and Wizards, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department scuttled in a ban of pirates and the crew at Dance Dynamics hosted face painting and a photo-op with beautiful princesses.
Other local businesses and organizations in attendance included the following; @Vantage Real Estate, 1 Stop Pool Pros, Inc., 24 Hour Fitness, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, ABCs with Tiny Tots, Academic Chess, Arbonne, Bak Fu Wing Chun Kung Fu, Boys and Girls Club, Club Pilates RSM, Dan Earhart Self Defense, Dance Dynamics, Juice It Up!, Kumon math and reading, Ladera Family & Sports Chiropractic, Mission Hills Christian School, Nothing Bundt Cakes, OCTA, Pavilions, Pinot's Palette, Purnamm Tea, Rancho Santa Margarita Library, Regency Real Estate Brokers, Round Table Pizza, RSM Chamber, RSM Fit Body Boot Camp, Santa Margarita Ford, Santa Margarita Toyota, Scooter's Jungle, Shepherd of the Hills UMC preschool, South County Bank, South County Dance, Sprint Experts Choice, and St. Junipero Serra Catholic School. Vice President of the SAMLARC Board of Directors Dennis Reid and Community Lifestyle Committee Member Kristy De Leon led the costume parade around Central Park with many families, costumed youngsters and fur babies joining in on the fun.
Five different food trucks came out to feed hungry goblins, including Chef TLC's Sidewalk Café, Papa Dad's, Sol Agave, Dos Chinos and Screamin’ Ice Cream. Along with these popular food trucks, Round Table Pizza of Rancho Santa Margarita was in attendance, selling hot and delicious pizza pies. The variety of food relieved families from the stress of making dinner before their excited little ones filled up on Halloween treats.
It was a fun afternoon of high flying ghosts, free treats, games, arts and crafts, face painting, bounce houses, food trucks, costume contests, a costume parade, and wholesome fall family fun. The costume contest was a hit, with countless entries in the family, child, baby, and pet categories; the contest winners went home with wonderful prizes for effort and creativity.
We hope you had a fun, safe and SPOOKTACULAR Halloween!