LAGUNA BEACH, CA  — Just when you thought it was safe to go backstage…The Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters brings a “monster” of a good time to Laguna Beach! Reviving an event from years past, Pageant of the Masters Director Diane Challis Davy presents the Pageant of the Monsters, transforming the Pageant’s backstage into a Haunted House with an artistic twist. The event will take place on October 25, 26, 27 and 31 at the Festival of Arts, from 6 – 9:30pm. This is the 4th presentation of Pageant of the Monsters. Davy originated the haunted house idea in 1996, it was repeated in 1997 and then again in 2007.

This year, the Pageant of the Masters’ creative team of artists and technicians has reunited to resurrect the acclaimed Halloween Haunted House as part of the Pageant of the Masters 80th Anniversary celebration. Davy reveals, “Over 100 bewitched Pageant of the Masters volunteers will transform into the ghostly passengers of a doomed luxury liner plus other creepy creatures.” She continued, “It’s not your usual haunted house. Guests will be directed through the amphitheater, Pageant workshops and stage, which have been transformed into a series of eerie artistically presented vignettes. It will be a little scary and spooky, but lots of fun for the whole family.”

In addition to the haunted house, the Festival of Arts grounds will be filled with ghoulish tricks and treats including:

  • Fortune Tellers
  • Alien Autopsy
  • Pumpkin Printmaking
  • Mask Making
  • Demented Chef Side Show
  • Wandering Zombies
  • Live Music
  • Local art organizations will host additional activities including spooky face painting with Sawdust Art Festival, ghoulish crafty fun with Art-A-Fair, plus other “spook-tacular” surprises with the Laguna Playhouse.

So for those looking for something a little different besides the typical costume party or amusement park haunt, the Pageant of the Monsters is frightfully affordable and offers festivities for everyone to enjoy.

ADMISSION & LOCATION

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under (not recommended for children under 5). Tickets are available online at www.PageantTickets.com or by phone 800-487-3378. No guests in costumes please. On October 31, children 12 and under may come in costume. The event will take place at Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

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