Halloween Carnival

Saturday, October 27, 2018
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. soft opening for kids with special needs and their families only
Syre Elementary School
19545 12th Avenue NW

Richmond Beach Community Association’s 32nd annual Halloween Carnival is a timeless tradition in our community. Each year brings back traditional carnival games with prizes, inflatables, haunted house, raffle and food. As far as old-fashioned carnivals go, this one is truly exceptional! This year’s carnival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Syre Elementary School. Kids with special needs and their families will have the gym to themselves for one hour from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Richmond Beach gear will be available for purchase. Choose from t-shirts, mugs, tote bags, note cards, kitchen items and miscellaneous trinkets. It’s not too early to start shopping for Christmas!

Volunteers Needed

halloween carnival

Volunteering is part of the culture in Richmond Beach. It’s just what we do because we care about the bonds that strengthen our neighborhood, and we take pride in our community. Very few neighborhoods have that kind of community spirit.

The chairs for games and prizes are resigning after this year. Replacement volunteers are needed to shadow them this year and take over next year. Join the committee of enthusiastic volunteers who work together to make this fun event a reality each year for youngsters in our community! Contact Sheri Ashleman at execdirector@richmondbeachwa.org for more information or to say "count me in"!

We also need adult volunteers to help move props/games to and from the storage unit and to help construct and tear down the haunted house. Follow this link to sign up to help with these tasks.

Well over a hundred volunteers are required to successfully run the carnival. At least one adult with a helper is required for each shift at each amusement plus a number of volunteers are needed to help set up and clean up. Youth are encouraged to volunteer with an adult to supervise, and community service hours can be earned by high school students. If you plan to attend the carnival, please consider spending part of your time enjoying the games and other attractions with your family and the other half volunteering as a family or by yourself.

DON’T HESITATE–PARTICIPATE! There are a number of ways to volunteer:

  • Contact Adrienne Houck at carnivalvolunteers@richmondbeachwa.org to sign up to staff a booth or help with set up or clean up.
  • Contact Chris Beck at carnivalraffle@richmondbeachwa.org to donate an item for the raffle or cash to purchase prizes. Gifts appropriate for kids or adults are gladly accepted. Anyone can donate an item and will be acknowledged in the Richmond Beach Community News.
  • Contact Liza Ragan at carnivalcakes@richmondbeachwa.org to bring a cake for the cake walk.
  • You can use this link to sign up to help set up and tear down the hainted house.
  • Or use signup.com to select a spot. Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Job Descriptions:

  • Set up begins Friday, Oct. 26, at 3:45 p.m. and continues Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. This involves loading and/or unloading the delivery truck, setting up the wood booth frames, organizing the games and decorating. The haunted house is also erected during set up.
  • Booth attendants collect tickets, supervise games and hand out prizes. The last shift dismantles the booth at the end of the night.
  • Clean up involves boxing up all the games, taking down decorations, tearing down the haunted house, loading up the delivery truck, vacuuming and emptying garbage cans. Any amount of time that can be offered is greatly appreciated!

Sponsors Wanted for Halloween Carnival

Sponsors are being sought to support this popular event. There are multiple levels of support–find the one that fits your needs, goals and budget:

  • Gold Level Sponsor - $500 and above
  • Silver Level Sponsor - $250 to $499
  • Bronze Level Sponsor - $100 to $249

Donors receive:

  • Name or logo on the event posters (sign up by September 15)
  • Your name and live link on RBCA website
  • Name on sponsor thank you posters displayed at the carnival
  • Acknowledgment in the Richmond Beach Community News, a community newspaper that reaches approximately 5,000 readers

This is a great advertising opportunity for businesses and a generous show of support by residents who have the financial means to give back to their community.

To sign up to be a sponsor, please visit our sponsorship page. Sponsorship and booth fees may all be paid online.

Contact Sheri Ashleman at execdirector@richmondbeachwa.org or (206) 542-9147 for more information about the event or to become a sponsor.