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By Robert Gehr

October 21, 2017 (El Cajon) -- El Cajon held its sixth annual HauntFest on Main in downtown El Cajon last night, with a Ghostbusters theme this year.

I had a quite a time weaving through the crowds trying to capture the fun and energy I saw on the faces amongst everyone with my camera. There were literally thousands of people attending this ever-popular event, which can make it challenging to navigate around. One simply cannot be in a hurry to any particular destination.

There was a lot of entertainment going on. Live music, a big screen TV, dancing, kids’ crafts, kids playing ping pong on glow in the dark tables, various rides, a rock wall to test climbing skills, and so much more.

Most attendees were in Halloween costumes or makeup - from cute Tinker Bell, to scary monsters and nearly everything in between. Creative, talented imagination was evident.

A variety of food booths were strategically placed in various locations so anyone who was hungry, or had a sweet tooth could satisfy their taste buds. From beef Tri-Tip slow cooked over an oak wood BBQ, to cotton candy, there was much to choose from. Of course, restaurants were open as well. Mariachi Mexican food, Por Favor, Urbn, and Starbuck to name a few.

If you weren’t able to attend this year’s event, don’t worry, there’s always next year. But hey, not to worry, the annual Trunk or Treat is next Wednesday October 25th from 5 to 8 p.m. This is always a fun event with many classic cars decorated Halloween theme style. It’s part of the Cajon Classic Cruise held every Wednesday during the summer months, it’s not to be missed.

See you there…

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