Sunday afternoon, Dinosaur Gardens had their fourth annual Falloween.
The community showed up in droves, with families lined up and cars parked down the street. Event Coordinator for Dinosaur Gardens, Nicole Godfrey said, “It’s so fun, it’s so exciting to see a grow every single year. It’s been a great time planning these new events, like the VIP party, and just to see all the vendors returning, it’s just exciting to see them all. It becomes a little kind of a family thing, and it’s just great for the community as well.”
The big draw this year was the early entrance to the park, with the new VIP party families gained access earlier to trick or treat with the dinosaurs. This idea comes from Vivero Industries, which partnered with Dinosaur Gardens a few years ago. “Okay, so this year we actually added a brand new VIP party that took place before the event for general admission, and then we had general admission start at 4 p.m. and we had guests come through the park,” said Shannon Vivero, Event Coordinator for Vivero Industries. “There is a trick–or–treat trail that local businesses have donated their time to hand out the candy, and then we had craft vendors and food vendors this year as well,”
The community support didn’t go unnoticed, with the park filled with families of trick or treaters. “I love it. It’s so exciting,” Godfrey said. “I love seeing the line every year, and we were really excited to have something for a lot of people to come in early this year, but I just love seeing everyone start to line up and like the excitement brewing, but it’s a lot of fun.”