Pumpkins, Pirates & Halloween Concerts Greet Thrill-seekers in Tri-Valley this Fall

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—Exclusive Scare Package includes Top Tickets & Overnight Accommodations— Tri-Valley is home to exciting new attractions for Halloween, including a thrill-seekers Scare Package complete with speed pass tickets to Pirates of Emerson, shuttle service, accommodations and breakfast for two at the Pleasanton Marriott. Rates for this hauntingly-good deal start at $145 and can be purchased online at http://www.marriottpleasanton.com using the booking code “ARN” or by calling 925-847-6000.

The Tri-Valley, California Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) http://www.trivalleycvb.com, a sales and marketing organization dedicated to promoting a five-city region in San Francisco’s East Bay, today announced exciting new attractions for Halloween, including a thrill-seekers Scare Package complete with speed pass tickets to Pirates of Emerson, shuttle service, accommodations and breakfast for two at the Pleasanton Marriott. Rates for this hauntingly-good deal start at $145 and can be purchased online at http://www.marriottpleasanton.com using the booking code “ARN” or by calling 925-847-6000.

After stirring up 18 years of fear in the South Bay, Pirates of Emerson is raising its sails in Tri-Valley for the first time. As seen on the Discovery Channel, this extremely unique pirate-inspired haunted theme park makes its new home in Pleasanton. Requiring more space for their production, the Pirates have been assembling their sets at The Alameda County Fairgrounds for more than a month. The theme park consists of five haunted houses that provide an authentically frightening scene complete with pirates, belly dancers and fire breathers.

The extensive use of special effects, robotics, animation and hair-raising interaction provide an intense experience that is geared toward older children and adults. Tickets are $20 and a speed pass ticket is $30. Tickets are available online at http://piratesofemerson.com/tickets.htm and at the door. This popular Halloween attraction is expected to draw attendees from around the region and is open select dates from October 1 to October 31. For a detailed schedule, visit: http://piratesofemerson.com/calendar.htm .

Beyond the Scare Package – more seasonal fun

Food
The San Ramon Farmers Market marks the return of fall with seasonal events. Each Saturday during October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Forest Home Farms Historic Park, the market features Moore’s Pumpkin Patch, live music, and seasonal, local produce from more than 30 vendors. For one day only, on Saturday, October 9, Forest Home Farms Historic Park will open the Glass House Museum and farm for hourly tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This historic landmark was owned by descendants of Daniel Boone and dates back to 1850. The property gives visitors a glimpse back into the agricultural history that shaped the region. Tours are $5 per person, or $8 for both the Farm Tour and Glass House Museum Tour.

Music
British Baroque quartet, Red Priest, brings its unusual and extraordinary Halloween concert, Nightmare in Venice, to the Bank Head Theater in Livermore for one night only, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. This is sure to be a one-of-a-kind performance by a group that has been compared to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and Cirque du Soleil. Tickets are $29 to $59 and $12 for students and are available for purchase now by calling 925-373-6800 or online at the LVPAC website at http://www.livermoreperformingarts.org.

Incredible Pumpkin Patches
The Tri-Valley is home to several amazing pumpkin patches. Joan’s Farm and Pumpkin Patch (http://www.joansfarm.com/) features a corn maze, hay rides, Old West town, farm animals, gift shop and tours. Joan’s is open daily during the month of October from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations are required for large groups. For more information call 925-447-0794.

Moore’s Pumpkin Patch is a kid-friendly favorite complete with hundreds of perfect pumpkins and carnival rides. Located just off 580 between Pleasanton and Castro Valley at Rowell Ranch, Moore’s is open daily during the month of October from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations are recommended for large groups. For more information call 510-886-6015.

Named Best Seasonal Attraction by Diablo Magazine, G&M Farms pumpkin patch and six-acre corn maze is open daily from October 3 to October 31. From the twists and turns of the corn maze to farm animals and pony rides, G&M Farms is a great way for all ages to celebrate the harvest season. G&M Farms is open for groups and field trips with reservations. For more information call 925-447-3276

About the Tri-Valley, California Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Tri-Valley, California Convention & Visitors Bureau is the destination marketing organization for the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and the surrounding region. It markets Tri-Valley, California as a preferred destination for visitors, meetings, and events by promoting CVB member businesses and bringing overnight visitors to the region, to increase awareness of and measurable spending to Tri-Valley, California. For more information, please visit http://www.trivalleycvb.com/.

Media Contact:
Rachel Christie
925-846-8910
rachel(at)trivalleycvb(dot)com

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