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The special Halloween celebration, "Pumpkins on the Pier," will take place on October 31 from 10am - 1pm at the Pismo Beach Pier. A Trick or Treat Extravaganza will take place from 12pm - 2pm in local downtown businesses. If it rains, the event will be held at the Shell Beach Veteran's Memorial Building, 230 Leeward Street. Children 12 and under can participate in a costume contest. There will be pumpkin decorating, climbing wall, bounce house, a balloon typhoon, face painting, carnival games, D.A.R.E., Fire Truck, and a lot of excitement. The pumpkin decorating contest for the most creative, funniest, and scariest pumpkins will start at 11am.

The Costume contest will start approximately around 11:30am ending at 12:10pm. The costume categories are as follows: Most original, scariest, funniest, and most decked out. An adult costume contest will follow. The Pismo Beach Recreation Division and the Pismo Beach Business Improvement Group (B.I.G.) sponsor this event. It is offered free to the community.

For more information, please contact the Pismo Beach Parks & Recreation Department at 805-773-7049.