Residents, visitors invited to Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival

Staff Reports

SAN MARCOS – The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival on Friday, Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at City Park, 170 Charles Austin Drive. The annual event will feature free carnival games, a variety of activities, and a children’s costume contest.

Admission to Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival is free, thanks to the support of generous sponsors and volunteers. A haunted trail train ride will be offered for $2, and concessions will be available for purchase.

Registration for the children’s costume contest is open and available at Pre-registered participants will be photographed during the event and winners will be selected virtually through a Facebook poll following the carnival. Prizes will be awarded in various categories including: Most Spooky, Most Creative, Most Funny, Most Fashionable, Facebook Favorite, Farmer Fred’s Choice, Best Group/Duo, Best Superhero, Best Villain, and Cutest Costume.

The City extends its thanks to Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival sponsors for their support and assistance in making the event possible:

    • Showtime Superheroes: Aqua Springs Dental
    • Trail Haunters: El Milagro, My Emergency Room 24/7
    • Franken Friends: Great Tans

Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are still available for the event. Interested parties should contact Youth Services Coordinator Casey Pittman at

For more information about the event, visit or contact Youth Services at

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