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October 23, 2012 (El Cajon) -- Make plans to come to downtown El Cajon on October 26th for HauntFest On Main! The Promenade District and St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center will be hosting their first annual HauntFest on Main in Downtown El Cajon on Friday, October 26th from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Come out for a night of art, music, food and Halloween festivities.  HauntFest on Main will feature a classic car show with Trunk or Treat for the kids, a costume contest for kids and for adults, great shopping, delicious restaurant offerings, food trucks, live musical entertainment, and areas for wine and beer tastings. Over 20 bands have been scheduled in various locations throughout Downtown El Cajon. 

If you love art, “HauntFest” guests will be able to view local artists’ original works at the Bountiful Art: A Juried Exhibition.  Submissions will be judged by Amy Galpin, Project Curator for American Art at the San Diego Museum of Art.  Proceeds from this year’s event will support Sophie's Art Gallery, and the funds will help continue the mural artwork and gallery openings in the Downtown Art District of El Cajon.

HauntFest is free to attend, but tickets are $20 in advance for the wine, beer and food tasting in the Arts Alley, or $25 at the door. For vendor and ticket information, please call the “HauntFest” event coordinator at (619) 442-5129, ext. 115.  For more information on St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center and Sophie’s Art Gallery, please visit www.stmsc.org. *Remember, if your plans include alcohol – please plan ahead for a designated sober driver.  If you don’t have one, please arrange for a cab.

In addition, there’s an art contest for children! El Cajon HauntFest Coloring Contest for children – ages 4 to 10! Over $100 in prizes.  Bring your kids down to Glamour Girlz Boutique and Main Street 5 Art Gallery at 124 E. Main Street to color their entry - on site only.  Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Entry dates will be October 9 through 25.  Winners will be announced on Friday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m.  Free gift with every entry.  For more information, please call (619) 749-3650.

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