Dozens of pumpkins, costumes of all kinds, even Halloween-theme decorated cars were part of the festivities on Sunday, Oct. 6 in Escalon’s Main Street Park.
The fun fall event hosted by the Escalon Chamber of Commerce brought dozens of families in for a few hours of activity, with games, prizes, music, food and more.
Pumpkins were carved up and could be decorated with a wide variety of items, from markers to glitter, while those attending in costumes had the chance to enter the costume contest. There was also chalk art drawing and tours of the historic caboose in the park, courtesy of the Escalon Historical Society.
Several vehicles were on display and decorated for the occasion as well.
Escalon Library staffers were on hand with some crafts and offered a game, also providing homemade magic wands for the taking. They also promoted some upcoming library events, with the October focus on Harry Potter.
In the costume contest, first place went to Jocelyn Avilla, 9, who came as a zombie; second place was Lane Davis, 2, a scarecrow; and third place went to Brooklyn Karp, 7, who came as a colorful unicorn.
Pumpkin carving honors went to Valarie Reis, first; Kingston Clark, second and Karisma Cruz, third.
In the car competition, voted the best decorated was Bill Augusto and his truck, with Todd and Cindy Sgamba taking second and Gene Poulson taking home third place.
Organizers said they were very pleased with the turnout, noting that the Sunday in the Park event seems to keep on growing. Miss Escalon and members of her court were on hand to help with the pumpkin carving and judging of the various contests.