2017

Friday, Oct 27

6 - 10 pm

Saturday, Oct 28

4:30 - 9:30 pm

Dress in costume!

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HARVEST FESTIVAL 2017

WHERE:
McKinley Elementary School, 701 Paloma Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010

WHEN:
Friday, October 27, 2017 (6 - 10 pm)
Saturday, October 28, 2017 (4:30 - 9:30 pm)


For two fun-filled nights each October, the McKinley community comes together to transform the entire school into a unique Halloween experience for kids and adults alike! The famous fall festival is Burlingame’s biggest Halloween event of the year and attracts families from all over the Bay Area!

The Harvest Festival’s legendary haunted mansion — the scariest, most memorable haunted house on the peninsula — will be back and better than ever. Visitors will enjoy a wide array of games (with winnable prizes) and rides including a rock climbing wall, go-cart racing and huge inflatable double slide as well as kid-friendly DJ’s and great food. You also won’t want to miss the Sweet Shoppe, prize drawing, silent auction gallery as well as arts and crafts, face painting and Little Boo’s haunted playground for the younger visitors.

The Harvest Festival offers a little something for everyone. Admission to the festival is free—visitors pay only for the attractions, food and games they choose—so come see what all the fuss is about this October in Burlingame!

We’d love to see you at this PTA-sponsored event! To ensure a safe and fun time for all, parents, please watch your kids. By entering the event, you agree to be responsible for your and your children’s safety. Children under 18 may not enter without a supervising adult.

WE ARE IN THE FINAL PUSH. ONE WEEK TO GO UNTIL HARVEST FESTIVAL! DON’T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR BLUE HARVEST FESTIVAL SHIRTS TO ANNOUNCEMENTS ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 23RD!

  1. Please check out our volunteer page. We need adult volunteers to staff our rides and haunted house. Please check out the Sign-Up Genius at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4da5a62fa2fc1-mckinley1 to see how you can help.

  2. Starting Monday, October 23rd, we will have boxes out by the flag pole to collect chips, soda, water and candy. We will also be taking donations of new toys and gently used books. Please help if you can!

*12 or 24 pack of either 8oz or 16oz water

*12 or 24 pack of 12oz cans of Soda (i.e. Coke, Sprite, Fanta, Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, etc.)

*Multi-pack bag or box of 1oz chips (i.e. Classic, Doritos, Cheetos, Fritos, Sun Chips, etc.)

*Multi-pack bag of Fun Size candies (i.e. Twix, M&Ms, Milky Way, Kit Kat, Snickers, etc.)

Unopened toys, puzzles or art supplies for the game prizes

McKINLEY TRANSFORMS INTO THE SPOOKIEST COMMUNITY EVENT ON THE PENINSULA!!!

Our McKinley parents have been hard at work since Wednesday transforming the Multi-Purpose Room into our Spooktacular Haunted House. Sponsored by the Dad’s Club, McKinley dads and moms are getting it done!

HARVEST FESTIVAL WON BEST SCHOOL FLOAT AT PET PARADE!!!

McKinley families, students and Dr. Torres rocked their new Harvest Festival shirts at Pet Parade on Saturday, September 23rd and we won for Best School Float! Thank you to Tim Reeth and the Reeth family (including their three McKinley students) for our winning float, from concept to construction!

HARVEST FESTIVAL AT ROOSEVELT’S CHILI COOK-OFF, SUNDAY, OCT. 8

After taking home the Grand Prize last year, Harvest Festival presented our Pork over the Pali Spooky Chili entry at Roosevelt’s annual Chili Cook-Off, Sunday October 8th. Our chef this year was none other than Carol Borba, parent to two McKinley students. Although we walked away empty-handed this year, we were so happy to see all the McKinley families wearing their Harvest Festival shirts at the cook-off and loved hearing from members of our community about the history of Harvest Festival. Special thanks to Carol Borba for her hard work and amazing recipe!

LITTLE BOO’S HAUNTED HOUSE WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT

Harvest Festival is proud to announce that Little Boo’s Haunted House will be participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project this year (https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project). The Teal Pumpkin Project is in its fourth year and raises awareness and promotes inclusion for children with food allergies. Halloween is a tough time for kids with food allergies and Harvest Festival wants everyone to have fun — so we’ll have both non-food items to enjoy at Little Boo’s and allergy friendly treats from Enjoy Life that are free from the top 8 allergens.