Mar Vista Harvest Festival 2018It’s baaack! The Annual (not to be missed) Mar Vista Harvest Festival is October 28th, 2018 from 12-4 PM at Mar Vista Elementary School (behind the Aptos/La Selva Fire Station on Soquel). This community event is open to all families and community members, and that includes folks who don’t have kids at Mar Vista!
Admission is free but rides and activities require tickets or an unlimited wristband. There will be many fun activities including a cake walk, photo booths, dunk tank, rock wall, bungee swings and so much more!
Food Trucks at the Harvest Festival
- Pono Hawaiian Grill
- El Buen Taco
This is a really, REALLY fun event that never fails to disappoint. If you’re looking for a fun, inexpensive, weekend family activity, this is one you honestly won’t want to miss!
*Rain or shine, you’ll have a great time!*
If you have a teenager and they need community service hours, please e-mail the Harvest Festival organizers at email@example.com and they will be in touch.
With the blistering temperatures we’ve been getting these past few days in Aptos, you’d be excused for missing the fact that it’s harvest season! That means it’s time again for the Mar Vista Harvest Festival, which will be held this coming Sunday, October 29th from 12 PM to 4 PM. As always, the festival will be held at Mar Vista Elementary School, and the general public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
One of the great things about the Mar Vista Harvest Festival are the food trucks. The food trucks are coming back this year, and offer amazingly great food, sure to please even the pickiest foodies. This year’s food trucks are:
- Aptos Street BBQ
- El Buen Taco
After you fill up at the food trucks, you won’t want to miss the Sugar Shack, featuring tables groaning under the weight of cookies, cakes, and countless other sweat treats.
In addition to all the great food, a number of fun and family-friendly activities will be available, including:
Wristband & Ticket Activities
- Witch’s Tooth Toss
- Witch’s Hat Ring Toss
- Halloween Ducky Derby
- Pumpkin Pong
- Boo Ball
- Bounce House
- Vertical Slide
- Petting Zoo
- Glitter Tattoos/Hair Spray
- Face Painting
- Cake Walk
- Rock Wall
- Bungee Swings
- Frisbee Spin Art
- Balloon Art
- Carmel Apple Creation
- Dunk Tank
- Pumpkins purchased at The Pumpkin Patch
There will be plenty of activities which require no tickets or wrist band at all, including performances by the dancers of the Santa Cruz Pacific Arts Complex (PAC), the Surfing magician, Valley Elite Cheer, and Kristy’s School of Dance, the CHP Race Car, and more!
Wrist bands and tickets can be purchased in advance online – and if you buy your wrist band by Friday October 27th, wrist bands cost only $15 instead of $20.
The weather is supposed to be a bit cooler than we’ve seen for the past few days – so come on out and enjoy some beautiful Aptos weather and celebrate the season with your friends, family, and the whole Aptos community. We hope to see you there!
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One of the most enjoyable events of the fall season is set to happen again. The Mar Vista Harvest Festival will be back again this year, taking place on October 30th from 12 to 4 PM. This was an amazing event last year, and hundreds of people in our Aptos community showed up to enjoy the festivities.
This is an event for everyone in community, not just families of Mar Vista students. There will be live music performed by El Cuarto Verde, as well as dance performances by students from the Pacific Arts Complex and Kristy’s School of Dance. The event will also feature the famous Surfing Magician who will appear to wow the crowds. Check out the demonstrations from the Sheriff’s SWAT Team, the Aptos/La Selva Fire Department – and kids won’t want to miss the bounce houses, face painting, crafts, a pumpkin carving contest, a costume parade and much more.
Last year, the Harvest Festival hosted had a number of food trucks from a variety of local companies and it was a runaway hit, providing a smorgasbord of mouth watering foods not often seen in a school yard! This year the food trucks will be back including Pono, Ate31, Zameen, Carmona’s, and Lucy’s Hot Dogs will be there too!
Put this event down on your calendar – it’s one for sure you won’t want to miss.
Video from 2015 Harvest Festival
Come one, come all to the Mar Vista Harvest Festival this Sunday! The event will be held from 12 to 4 PM at Mar Vista Elementary School, and all members of the public are welcome and invited to attend this free event!
The organizers have really gone over the top this year – look what they have planned:
- Dancers from the Performing Arts Center
- El Cuarto Verde Band
- SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics)
- Fire Truck
- Sheriff’s Canine Demonstration
There will be a number of food trucks at the festival too – including from Zameen, Carmona’s and Lucy’s Hot Dogs!, so come hungry!
While the event is free, attendees can purchase a $20 wrist band using this link which gives you:
- Unlimited Bounce House Rides
- Unlimited Games
- Choice of 1 time visit to 5 of the following:
- Cookie Lab
- Glitter Tattoo
- PumpkinCupcake Walk
- Bracelet Making
- Frisbee Spin Art
- Face Painting
New this year is a special Wipeout styled bounce house – check it out:
This is going to be an amazing event and a great deal of fun for everyone – so please come on down and support Mar Vista Elementary School and our community!
The Mar Vista Elementary Harvest Festival is scheduled for October 25th, from 11 AM until 4 PM. This is a annual event is public and all are welcome to come and celebrate the harvest season and help feed those less fortunate in our community.
The organizers have lined up some amazing food, entertainment and events, including:
- Law Enforcement K-9 Demonstrations
- Costume Parade
- Surfing Magician
- PAC Dance Performances
- Mad Scientist Movie Special Effects Spectacular
- Bounce Houses
- Obstacle Courses
- Face Painting
- Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt
- Aptos Fire Truck
- Santa Cruz Sheriff Swat Truck and Robot
- Photo Booth
- Lots of Games, Music, Food, and the Sugar Shack!
This year they are partnering with the Santa Cruz County Deputy Sheriffs Association, along with Second Harvest Food Bank and Grind Out Hunger to kick off the Holiday Food Drive at the Harvest Festival! Please join us in supporting some amazing causes and Mar Vista Elementary! Bring a can of food to receive a raffle ticket and a chance to win some amazing prizes!