Countdown to BooLVD Halloween Festival

Fashionate Rhythm Dance Company gave a jaw dropping performance of “A Dark Fairytale” at a press conference Tuesday to preview the third annual BooLVD Halloween and Harvest Festival.

LANCASTER – It’s that time of year again… The city of Lancaster’s award-winning BooLVD Halloween and Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, October 27 from 5 to 9 p.m.

The third annual celebration will be hosted on The BLVD between Beech and Gadsden Avenues. All are invited to enjoy a night of family-friendly attractions and live entertainment.

“Our BooLVD Halloween and Harvest Festival is a tremendous success each year,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “This event provides hours of safe Halloween fun that is loved not only by our local youth, but by adults and teens as well. BooLVD offers fun for all ages in an environment which encourages community gathering and celebration.”

Attendees are encouraged to make the most of the event by dressing in fun and creative costumes.

Traditional trick-or-treating will be offered from 5 p.m. until supplies last.

Children up to 12-years-old can also participate in the BooLVD Costume Contest, which will award winners in the “cutest,” “scariest,” and “most creative” categories. Sign-ups for young contestants will be accepted from 5 to 5:45 p.m.

Youngsters can also enjoy a kid-friendly haunted house by AV Dance Studio 81, as well as a rock climbing wall, bounce house jumpers, and numerous games and crafts.

Entertainment for the evening will include Godfrey the Magician at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., followed by “A Dark Fairytale” performed by the Fashionate Rhythm Dance Company at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on the Main Stage.

The Western Hotel Stage will feature “This is Halloween” performed by the Fashionate Rhythm Dance Company and Genesis Gymnastics at 5:50 p.m., 6:50 p.m. and 7:50 p.m.

“Ghostbusters” will take over the front of the Lancaster Performing Arts Center at 5:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

Additional harvest-style attractions will include carnival games, a mini farmers’ market, pumpkin decorating, cookie decorating, and a giant pumpkin-carving activity at the BeX Stage.

“It’s a great event, it’s free and it’s fun for the whole family,” said Lancaster City Manager Mark Bozigian.

For more information, visit or call the Lancaster Parks, Recreation and Art Department at 661-723-6077.

View sights from last year’s BooLVD Halloween and Harvest Festival here.

  7 comments for “Countdown to BooLVD Halloween Festival

  1. QHR
    October 17, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Is this event going to be a safe family environment?

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