Although Halloween is a popular holiday amongst children and adults, there are many individuals who prefer a safe alternative to the regular trick-or-treating.
Fortunately, many churches in Turlock are providing their own harvest festivals in lieu of Halloween celebrations, including:
Turlock Church of Christ:
o The Turlock Church of Christ will hold a Fall Festival this weekend that will include games, crafts, pictures candy and costumes. The church requests that guests do not wear scary costumes. The Fall Festival will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, located at 801 N. Tully Road.
First United Methodist Church:
o The First United Methodist Church of Turlock will be holding a Halloween party after its Sunday service on Oct. 27, where children will be able to participate in a costume contest and eat candy. Church begins at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, at 1600 Arbor Way.
Harvest Christian Center
o Harvest Christian Center will conduct its annual Harvest Family Carnival on Wednesday, providing a fun evening with inflatables, carnival games, concessions, candy, prizes and more. An entrance fee of $3 will be collected at the gate. The Harvest Family Carnival will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the HCC downtown campus at 225 Fourth St.
Valley Hope Community Church
o The Valley Hope Community Church of Turlock will hold a Harvest Festival from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31, located at 610 W. Hawkeye Ave.
Calvary Baptist Church
o Calvary Baptist Church is putting on a family carnival that will include a bounce house, games, a costume contest, and candy from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31, located in the gymnasium at 700 E. Monte Vista Ave.