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Halloween Haunted Hayride Is Canceled
Signs indicating "Enter if you Dare" have welcomed visitors to the Haunted Hayride at Jacob Myers Park in the past; the event returns in late October. VIRGINIA STILL/THE NEWS

The City of Riverbank has canceled the annual Haunted Hayride this year, as the small staff of the Parks and Recreation Department will be focusing on the Día de los Muertos Celebration. That event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The annual hayride has been an event in Riverbank staged at Jacob Myers Park for over 15 years. The two-night event has drawn hundreds of people from all over the region to the park for a hayride that makes its way through several scare sites hosted by volunteers.

“The City of Riverbank has canceled their annual Haunted Hayride event, in efforts to build on a cultural event with importance to the Riverbank Community,” stated Tony Lemonds, Recreation Supervisor. “However, this is not the end and this event has a strong possibility of coming back in the future years to come.”

The City will host the third Dia de los Muertos celebration this month. There will be live entertainment, contests, and food vendors. Guests are invited to host altars and participate in the Catrin contest; there is still space available.

Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 209-863-7150 for more information.