Danville FallFest Announces October 2021 Dates

August 24, 2021
This article originally produced and appeared on Danville Patch

The two-day, downtown event will include a kids’ Halloween costume parade, car show, entertainment and a glass-pumpkin patch.

DANVILLE, CA — Danville’s annual FallFest will return in 2021 to downtown Oct. 23-24, with a two days of family-friendly, street-fair fun, including a children’s Halloween costume parade, trick-or-treating, hand-blown glass pumpkins and a classic-car show.

The Hartz Avenue event, held for nearly three decades and hosted by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. This year’s festivities will make a comeback, running 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, organizers said.

“Now in its 29th year, this popular community event has been dubbed the ‘Faire of 1,000 Pumpkins’ featuring a stunning collection of hand-blown pumpkins, 100+ street vendors, activities for the kiddos, and live music, classic cars (Sunday), shopping and beer & wine for the adults,” the chamber said.

The kids’ costume parade kicks off the weekend fest Saturday at 10 a.m. at Faz Restaurant, 600 Hartz Ave., and will make its way down Hartz, accompanied by “Sparky,” the San Ramon Valley Fire Department mascot.

“This year’s FallFest offers some outstanding live music from local bands, high-energy performances by the talented dancers of Next Step Dance Studio, and a promo display of trains by European Train Enthusiasts.,” the chamber said.

Free trick-or-treating also will be offered along the parade route at participating merchants, with the Museum of the San Ramon Valley hosting children’s train rides in the Faz parking lot, officials said.

Sunday’s line-up will include a Classic Car Show, and plans also are in the works for possible pony rides and a petting zoo.

Follow along here for FallFest updates.

Danville’s FallFest is one of several events proceeding in the East Bay for the Halloween 2021 season. Others include: Piedmont’s Annual Harvest Festival; Dublin’s Splatter Festival; and the Pirates Of Emerson in Pleasanton. A few cancellations recently announced, due to pandemic-related fallout, include the Candle Lighters Ghost House in Fremont, the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, and Castro Valley’s Fall Festival.