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Pageant of the Monsters in Laguna Beach
Get ready to howl with delight because the spooktacular Pageant of the Monsters is clawing its way back to Laguna Beach! Presented by the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, this monstrously delightful Halloween event transforms the Pageant’s backstage into a family-friendly haunted house with an artist twist. Only resurrected every 5 years, the Pageant of the Monsters makes its much-anticipated return October 27, 28, 29 and 31 bringing spine-tingling excitement to Southern California. Tickets are on sale now at www.foapom.com/monsters.
The Pageant of the Masters’ creative team of artists and technicians have reunited to resurrect the acclaimed haunted house as part of the Pageant of the Masters 90th Anniversary celebration. Themed the “Maze of the Minotaur,” guests will be directed through the amphitheater, Pageant workshops and stage, which have been transformed into the labyrinth from ancient Greek legend. Those daring enough to enter will join the valiant Warrior Theseus and embark on a harrowing mission to rescue the Minotaur’s captives and navigate the labyrinth’s twisting passages to find a means of escape. It’s a bone-chilling celebration of creativity that’ll send shivers down your spine!
In addition to the haunted house, the Festival of Arts will also be holding a scarecrow competition inviting local community groups, clubs, organizations and individuals to participate. Attendees will be able to vote on their favorite from October 27 to 29 and the winners will be announced on October 31. This competition is open to the public and cash prizes will be awarded.
On the Festival of Arts grounds more fiendish fun awaits. Guests can enjoy the spooky Alien Autopsy and Demented Chef sideshows, capture unforgettable Halloween memories at multiple photo-ops and selfie stations or browse the art displays from local artists. Have an up-close encounter with creepy crawly creatures from The Reptile Zoo. Several local Laguna Beach organizations, including Laguna Art Museum, Sawdust Art and Craft Festival and Laguna Art-A-Fair, will be participating with art projects, games and other ghoulish delights. Food and drink will also be available to purchase.
Tickets are $20 for adults in advance ($25 at the door) and $10 for children 12 and under. This event is not recommended for children under 5. Tickets are available online at www.foapom.com or by calling (800) 487-3378. Costumes may be worn by guests ages 12 and under. Guests 13 and older are not permitted to wear costumes. The event will take place at Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
Funds for this event are provided in part by the lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach.
For more information on Pageant of the Monsters visit www.foapom.com/monsters. To stay up to date on all things Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts, follow the Festival on social media at @FestivalPageant and visit www.foapom.com.
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