It’s the final weekend before Halloween and the community of Folsom has a variety of events taking place. One of the many events takes place in the city’s Historic District as “Festifall,” brings an afternoon of family fun to life.

Taking place up and down Historic Sutter Street and the surround areas, this event welcomes families to being their little ones in their costumes for a family-friendly trick or treating experience with participating merchants throughout the district. 

The event takes place from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Trick-or-treaters who attend the event simply have to look for participating merchant signs throughout the district to find where treats will be handed out for the costumed little ones. Many merchants hand out candy just outside their entry ways and ever dress up themselves. 

In addition to trick-or-treating, the day will feature a number of fun activities this year. Bayside Church of Folsom has once again teamed up with the Folsom Historic District to present a safe and fun day for families just before Halloween. From 2 to 5 p.m., kids can enjoy bounce houses and games happening, as well as a costume contest that culminates at the amphitheater in the afternoon. 

For complete information on the event visit or call 916-985-7452.


Police Trunk or Treat Saturday

Also taking place Saturday will be the annual Folsom Police and Fire Trunk or Treat even taking place at the Folsom Police Department at 46 Natoma Street from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. 


The event is free and offers safe trick-or-treating as well as the opportunity to see a variety of police equipment, vehicles, fire trucks and more. 

Folsom Zoo host Howl-O-ween


The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is also hosting its annual Wild Howl-O-ween event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is $10 admission and guests not only get to visit the animals but get a variety of goodies at various stops throughout the zoo as well. 


The event will feature various fun hands-on activities, visiting your favorite animals and treats. Attendees are encouraged to come in their favorite Halloween costumes. Tickets can be purchased at the event or online at

Photo: Historic Folsom District Association (FHDA)

Bill Sullivan
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