Halloween Harvest Festival at Pierce College

Natalie Estrada

Pumpkins, corn mazes and hay rides are just the start of the fun at Halloween Harvest Festival at Pierce College.

“There is something for everyone,” said Robert McBroom, Pierce Farm Center director.  “We have extended our facilities this year and have added new activities.”

This year, the Pierce Farm Center added four more acres of public area to the harvest festival, McBroom said.

With more space, comes more attractions.  There are the classic attractions, such as pumpkin picking, a petting zoo, a six-acre corn maze, live entertainment and a bunch of kid-friendly activities.

There is also a separate haunted corn maze, “Creature of the Corn,” which is part of the spooky haunts available at night.

In order to ensure the event is family-friendly, there is nothing creepy or scary displayed in the public areas.

“Our grounds are very well-lit,” McBroom said. “We wanted families to feel comfortable and safe.”

But once visitors are in the haunted attractions, they are in for a thrill, he added.

The harvest festival has received positive reactions in regards to the improvements made this year, McBroom said.

The Halloween Harvest Festival will be at Pierce College until Oct. 31.  Check out their website http://www.halloweenharvestfestival.com for more information.