For the 14th year, the huge Wilshire Park Halloween Haunt will be back on Saturday, October 28, from 4:30-7:30 pm, on Bronson Ave. between Wilshire and S. 8th St. The family-friendly festivities are open to all, and will include trick or treating, a haunted house, fortune tellers, bouncers, face painting, games, photo ops, a silent auction, doggie costume parade, costume contest…and more.
Admission is free, with food, drinks, Wilshire Park merchandise, and auction items available for purchase. (Cash is preferred, but PayPal and Venmo will be accepted for the merch and auction items.) Hot dog cart Serendoggity will also be selling a variety of beef, turkey, and veggie dogs, along with drinks and chips (see the full menu here; both cash and credit cards accepted). And there will be a big bake sale including kimbap, dipped pretzels, cookies, cupcakes, donuts, brownies, pumpkin bread and more – eat your treats on the spot, or take some home for later!
Wilshire Park residents Lorna Hennington and Robby O’Donnell started the Haunt in 2011, with current event chairs Azalea Bruns and Jennifer Meislohn taking over in 2022. As always, though, the event – which is the Wilshire Park Association‘s major social event of the year, and its only annual fundraiser – is a team effort, so volunteers and donations are both welcome and necessary. To help out or to contribute auction and/or food items, sign up here. Tax deductible cash donations are also always appreciated.