Haunted mazes, live music, palm readers, drag shows, roller rinks and spooky HBO makeovers. These words provide just a taste of what is happening on campus this weekend to celebrate Halloween.

ASI Monster Mash

On Friday, Oct. 26, Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) Events will throw a Monster Mash, where students who love to get spooked can expect escape rooms and terror trucks. There will also be a roller rink, palm reader, tacos, candy and free Woodstock’s Pizza.

Makeup artists from premium cable channel HBO will also be present. They chose Cal Poly as one of three schools where they will give a full character makeover to a select group of students.

The activities will take place in the Recreation Center Multi Activity Center from 8 p.m. until midnight. The event is free for any students with a Polycard.

Cal Poly Drag Club Monster Prom

The Cal Poly Drag Club will kick off Halloweekend with a glamorous scream on Friday, Oct. 26. The club is set to bring Chumash to life for Monster Prom, a night full of art and drag.

The show will include a costume contest open to the whole audience for entry. Starting at 9 p.m. and costing only $5 at the door, Monster Prom is open to all ages.

“This year, we’re taking you back to prom night—terrifying,” biological sciences senior and club member Jordan Collins said.

Hosted by drag queens Regina Flores and Atropa Belladonna, Monster Prom will feature club favorites as well as some new faces.

Cal Poly Pumpkin Patch

On Saturday, Oct. 27, Cal Poly Crops Club and Cal Poly Organic Farm will host the Cal Poly Pumpkin Patch at the Cal Poly Organic Farm from noon to 9 p.m. 

Visitors can start the day by choosing a pumpkin grown right on campus to carve. In addition to pumpkin picking, there will be a haunted maze, barbecue and live music courtesy of Grand Ave, a local band created by students that will perform 6-9 p.m. 

It’s been three years since the last Cal Poly Pumpkin Patch. Members of Cal Poly Organic Farm and Crops Club joined efforts to bring it back this year. 

“We’re most excited to bring the community back together,”Cal Poly Crops Club President Karina Medrano said. “It will be very kid-friendly. We’re hoping to bring in lots of families.”

Adults and children older than four years-old will pay an admission fee of $7 before 6 p.m. and $10 after 6 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Cal Poly Food Pantry.

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