More than 1,500 attendees gathered at the new family-friendly Harvest Festival at Mojave Narrows Regional Park in Victorville. The event offered attendees an opportunity to celebrate the beginning of the fall season with Halloween daytime games and activities as well as a haunted hayride for those who dared to be scared when the sun went down. 

Regional Parks Director Beahta Davis said it was an opportunity to offer families in the High Desert and elsewhere in San Bernardino County a place to come together and celebrate the beginning of October and the Halloween season as a community.

A volunteer at the event from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, Jack Hall, said he felt that the turnout for the event was tremendous, considering it was the first event of its kind at Mojave Narrows.

“Events like this are very important,” said Hall. “People are starved for recreation where they can take their family out. Everyone had a great time today. That’s all you can ask for.”

The event hosted numerous activities, contests and games, such as a costume contest, pie-eating contest, mummy and sack races, axe-throwing booth, vendors, trick-or-treating, food, live music by Southern Spirit and High-D Boys bands and of course, haunted hayrides, which quickly sold out.

Regional Parks is planning on bringing the festival back to Mojave Narrows in 2024 as an annual event. The festival aligns with the Countywide Vision and the Vision2BActive campaigns aimed at improving the health and wellness of residents in San Bernardino County through recreation and physical activity.

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Additional County Update News – October 27, 2023

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