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Posted on: October 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Welcome Fall with Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival

Fall is here, and it’s time to celebrate at the annual Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival. The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department invites community members and visitors of all ages to join them on Friday, Oct. 26 from 6-9 p.m. at City Park, 170 Charles Austin Drive.

This beloved community tradition is free to the public thanks to the support of generous sponsors and volunteers. Featuring free carnival games, a variety of activities and a children’s costume contest, the Fall Carnival is fun for the entire community. There will be a haunted hayride for $1, along with train rides and concessions for a small price.

The children’s costume contest registration will be held at the basketball court from 6-6:45 p.m. The judging times are divided into the following age groups:

  • 3 and under – 7 p.m.
  • 4-6 years old – 7:30 p.m.
  • 7-9 years old – 8 p.m.
  • 10-12 years old – 8:30 p.m.

Special thanks go to our sponsors for their support and assistance in making this event possible. The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is proud to partner with our premier Showtime Superheroes: Life Storage and Sonic; our Hayride Haunters: Greater Texas Federal Credit Union, Alligator Dental, San Marcos Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, EVO Entertainment Group, and Dean Dental; our Franken Friends: Ted Breihan Electric Company, Ault & Ault Orthodontics, Mensor, and Innoserve; and our in-kind donors: Schlotzsky’s and Five Guys.

Please visit or contact Catherine Marler, Youth Services Coordinator, at for more information.

About The City of San Marcos’ Parks and Recreation Dept.: The Parks and Recreation Department works to provide the citizens and visitors of San Marcos the highest level of programs, parks, facilities, and services that will positively enhance our vision of the community. The Parks and Recreation Department has a history of providing not only diverse and continuous programs for citizens and visitors alike but also excels in providing maintained parks such as Rio Vista park, educational centers such as the Discovery Center, and many more activities and resources for everyone in San Marcos.


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