Thursday, October 15, 2009

Halloween in St. Helena

St. Helena is best known as home to world-class dining, wines and stunning countryside … but come autumn, it is also a charming and nearby destination to celebrate the most popular of fall holidays – Halloween! St. Helena has a plethora of Halloween tricks and treats that make it a great day-trip location throughout October.

St. Helena will host its 23rd annual Hometown Harvest Festival on October 17th. Featuring the legendary pet parade, arts & crafts booths, wine & food tasting, and a kids’ carnival, with a Cake Walk, Fishing Booth, Football Throw, Pumpkin Toss, Pumpkin Painting, Bracelet Making, Crazy Hair Salon, Face Painting, K Kids Lemonade and Pony Rides on Carpy Field.

Visit The Model Bakery to get you in the Halloween spirit. From pumpkins to goblins, you’ll find tasty cookies, cakes and more. Pumpkin iced cookies are $2.50 each, 4-inch cakes are $18 and 6-inch cakes are $35. Stop by The Model Bakery or call 259-1128 to order.

Woodhouse Chocolates has handmade Halloween treats galore, from their Halloween Basket box of assorted chocolates to solid-chocolate pumpkins, skulls, ghosts & gravestones, witches & cats! There is something spooky and sweet for everyone’s Halloween treat.

Visit Longmeadow Ranch to pick up pumpkins for the whole family, apples for bobbing, and pick up some wines and olive oils from sustainably farmed vines / orchards for mom & dad!

No visit to St. Helena would be complete without a stop at one of its famous wineries! The kids will have a ball racing boats in the fountains at Rubicon Estate while mom & dad sample award-winning wines:

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