Cider tasting, costume contests, and more…

Get an early start on your Halloween celebrations this Friday at Mt. Scott Community Center’s Halloween Carnival.  The evening promises a haunted house, crafts, facepainting, creative costume prizes, bounce houses, bingo, indoor park & family swim.  The carnival is from 6-8 p.m. and it’s $3 per person or 4 canned food goods per person. Or tap yourself into an IPA pint while listening to Crooked Toad over at N.W.I.P.A. or singing karaoke at Dusty’s Bar and Grill.


Journey out for a Saturday morning coffee at Pieper Cafe and join the Feast for Southeast canvasing party from 9:30-11:30.  Continue your Saturday festivities at Carts on Foster, enjoying bands, ciders, and brats at the Cider Sampling Fest from noon to 6:00.  The line up includes Finn River Black Currant, Blue Mountain’s Cherry, Ace Pumpkin, and Anthem Hops and Pear and more.  And for the beer drinkers, Lompoc Monster Madness and Razz Wheat will be offered up.  Make sure to welcome back an old favorite food cart while you’re there; Flyin’ Hawaiian has returned!

After cider tastings and lunch, head home and take a nap so you’re ready for Saturday night!  Here’s the offerings, certainly something within stumbling distance for everyone.


The Lion’s Eye: Haunted house, costume contest, bobbing for apples & more!

Torta-landia: pumpkin carving, a pinata filled with treats, food and drink specials, costume contest, and live music from The Shining.

Gemini: DJ Wobli will be spinning 80’s & dubstep.  Costume contest at midnight with prizes from Gemini Lounge & Presents of Mind.

Coaster’s: Tarot card readings, best costume contest, hearty beef stew, games and prizes.

Knuckleheads: Rich Layton and the Troublemakers, Carnival Costume Party.


Sunday we bid a fond farewell for the season to the Lents International Farmer’s Market with music by Michael Hurley from 11:30-1:00 and Ruby Feathers from 1:30-3pm.  Stop by the Space Monkey for a coffee and check out the Dia de los Muertos Group Art Show.  Close the weekend over at Torta-landia with Quizzy Trivia at 7pm or The New Copper Penny’s Dia Los Muertos Party with DJ Paco’s Latin music dance night.

Monday night brings us the Lents Commons Open Mic at the Eagle Eye, 7-11:30pm.  Sign up at 7:00, open mic starts at 8:00.  Music, poetry, dance, performance.

And yes, we’ve finally arrived at Halloween!  Head down to Bar Carlo for movie night, with what else but a screening of Halloween at 6 pm and followed up by Halloween II at 8 pm.  You will be treated to food and drink specials if you arrive in costume.

What did I miss?  Please add your events to our comment section.  Have an amazing weekend Foster Folks!


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