17th Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat to be held on Halloween in Encinitas


The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association will present its 17th Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat on Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. Thousands of costumed trick-or-treaters and other revelers will stroll up and down “Pumpkin Lane,” aka South Coast Hwy 101, from Encinitas Blvd to K Street.

Fantastic carved pumpkins will be on display at multiple viewing locations, and dozens of merchants will have goodies for kids. Many downtown Encinitas businesses stay open late to welcome trick-or-treaters. This event is made possible by the Presenting Sponsor, Lazy Acres, and the Treat Sponsor, RXBAR.

The Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) plays a central role in the festivities. Its monks carve the 100-plus pumpkins that amaze and amuse passersby. Plus, SRF converts the parking lot next to its K St. store into the Queen’s Court, where children line up to share their wishes on stage with Her Royal Highness.

Kids also enjoy Halloween-themed activities and games in The Lumberyard Courtyard, courtesy of the 101 Artists Colony, plus dancing to the live music of Bucket Ruckus.

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