This year’s Community Halloween party at the Sonoita Fairgrounds featured costume contests, cotton candy, a cake walk, hot dogs and nachos, hay rides, a D.J., and more than a hundred excited kids and their families.
The Sonoita Rodeo Queen greeted party goers at the door and handed out fake hands filled with candy. The Cowbelles handed out cupcakes and snacks at the cake walk, their version of musical chairs. The SEFD firefighters gave out candy outside by their truck, kids lined up to get cotton candy on the ramada, and the fairgrounds tractor pulled the hayride trailer around the grounds.
The party was organized by Fairgrounds Manager Lacy Beyer, with the help of volunteers who helped decorate Pioneer Hall and worked in the kitchen and at the bar. “It kind of kicked off the Halloween weekend,” Beyer said. “I thought it was a really fun weekend for our community.”