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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department and students from Texas State University’s Recreation Department are teaming up to host the annual Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival in San Marcos Plaza Park 6 p.m.-9.p.m.on Saturday, Oct. 29. Admission is free.

There will be 35 carnival games with prizes and candy, a costume contest and the movie “Hocus Pocus” on the big screen at dark. Farmer Fred will also show up and be available for pictures. Children are encouraged to dress in costume and participate in the Costume Contest.

Registration for the costume contest is from 6-6:45 p.m. by the big stage in the park. Judging is at 7 p.m. for age 3 and under; 7:30 p.m. for ages 4-6; 8 p.m. for ages 7-9; and 8:30 p.m. for ages 10-12.

The Haunted Hayride, Barrel train ride, concessions and the Jump Castle will be available for a nominal fee.

“Parks and Recreation is pleased to partner with the Texas State Recreation students, various sponsors and volunteer organizations from Texas State and other organizations to offer this fun, free and safe event for the community every year,” said Recreation Program Coordinator Jessica Jenkins.

This community event is made possible by Parks and Recreation, the Texas State University Recreation Division, volunteer groups from the University and different organizations around town and our sponsors. Farmer Fred’s sponsors include: The Hitch: A Mobile Eatery, Carson Properties, Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union, Chili’s, Grande Communications, Carino’s, Wells Fargo, CFAN, Corridor Primary Care, Ted Breihan Electric Company, Grin’s Restaurant, and Conley Car Wash.

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One thought on “Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival set for Saturday

  1. It was a well attended event. Most of the activities were free and except for the long lines everyone seemed to have a good time. The only problem that we saw and experienced was the train ride.
    It is meant for the younger kids but for some unknown reason they took the little ones on the Haunted Bale Ride route. They scared the heck out of the little ones. I saw several little kids (about 4 or 5) crying and screaming for help while the ride was in progress. The driver totally oblivious and the operator didn’t seem to care much when approached about the situation. Only the Bale ride was billed as being haunted but not the train ride. Lucky for us my toddler was accompanied by my wife and even then he was scared.

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