Fall-o-ween and An Outdoor Movie

Posted by Paul Murray on Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 Under Event Productions

Fall-o-ween and an outdoor movie in Kennesaw

Once the air turns cooler and the leaves begin to fall, many parks and recreation departments start planning their annual fall festivals and Halloween parties. The challenge is to not only make the event fun for all ages, but to make it a memorable one. Several towns are adding an outdoor movie to their event line up in order to do just that.

Choosing a scary film or monster movie can be the perfect ending to a fun filled day of games, activities, and trick-or-treating. Families can gather with their friends and neighbors for a safe and memorable Halloween evening that can be enjoyed by all.

An Atlanta suburb recently decided to add an outdoor movie to their annual fall activities. They started by turning the local park into a Spook Park. Next they invited area residents to come and enjoy the day with friends and family. Everyone was encouraged to dress in their best Halloween costumes to add to the excitement.

Star Wars look-a-likes

On the day of the big event, people arrived in some pretty amazing costumes. The Spook Park was soon filled with princess, ghouls, super heroes, and even some favorite characters from the movies and television. Costumes ranged from the cute to the scary. Guests were rewarded for their efforts with costume prizes every 30 minutes. Judges dressed as zombies roamed around the dance floor during the Monster Mash Dance Party picking out their favorites.

Outdoor dance floor

Along with the dance party there were plenty of other activities, inflatables, and amusements to enjoy. Carnival games like the ring toss were set up throughout the park where both the young and old could test their skills. Children had a wonderful time burning off that extra energy as they played with all their friends. They could also join in the many children’s crafts available during the event.

What most of the kids were really excited about was the trick-or treat trail. This was a great way for the little ghosts and goblins to get their fill of Halloween candy. Parents loved that it was in a safe and friendly environment that took many of the typical worries away.

Costume Constest

What would a fall festival be without pumpkins? This event had plenty of impressive displays. Everyone got a chance to watch the professional carvers show off their talents as they created unique jack-o-lanterns to add to the decorations.

After all the dancing, game playing, and trick-or-treating, guests were ready for the much anticipated main attraction, an outdoor movie. Event planners chose Goonies which was perfect. It kept the Halloween theme going without being too scary for the little ones to attend. Everyone laid out their blankets or set up lawn chairs where they could sit and relax after a day of fun. The children settled down as they sifted through their candy and treats, and as the sun went down, the movie started.

Everyone who attended or even helped plan the event had a great time. Adding the outdoor movie was a great way to draw attention to the fall festival and all the other activities going on in the park that day. Best of all, watching the Goonies under the stars surrounded by family and friends will be a memory none of these people will soon forget.

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Outdoor Movie Night Kicks Off 3 Day Long Festival

Posted by Paul Murray on Tuesday May 20, 2014 Under Event Productions

Outdoor Movie Kicks off Vidalia Onion Festival

One southern town found a creative and fun way to kick off their 37th annual three day harvest festival. This yearly celebration is always eagerly anticipated by locals and visitors alike. This year the organizers of the festival wanted to start things off with an event packed evening in the downtown area. It included local dancers, pageant queens, and the winners of a writing contest. It was topped off with an exciting Movies Under the Stars event.

The three day festival draws in people from all over. It is featured on a popular TV channel, and it was named as one of MSNBC’s top “Five Don’t Miss Festivals Across the U.S.” The festival itself includes plenty of family friendly activities and fun. Numerous cooking contests are held where professional chefs compete against each other’s notorious dishes. A carnival midway is set up at the local airport with rides and games for all ages. During the three days of celebration, country concerts fill the air with joyful tunes.

Vidalia Onion Festival Dancers and Beauty Queen

The fun began long before the actual festival with a beauty pageant, a boy’s youth baseball tournament, and a Battle of the Bands. Finally opening day arrived, and it was celebrated with plenty of family friendly activities. There was a children’s parade and a folk life play for entertainment, and visitors could spend the afternoon browsing among the sidewalk sales and arts and craft booths. The highlight of the day was the evening’s Movies Under the Stars event.

To make the movie event possible, organizers turned a section of the downtown area into an outdoor theater. A stage was constructed where local talents could perform, and a large inflatable outdoor movie screen was set up. With the help of the local residents, they created a fun area where everyone could gather together, sit back, and relax while enjoying a popular animated feature. It was also a great way to attract patrons to the festival. Food and concession stands were also brought in for the big event.

Guests were encouraged to bring lounge chairs and blankets, and once everyone got settled in, the evening festivities began. They started with local children and youth dancers performing their wonderfully done routines on the stage. The pageant winners were introduced, as well as the winners of the festival’s writing contest. Afterwards all of the children and contest winners were able to join their families to watch the movie.

It was a beautiful evening spent outdoors under the stars with friends and family. Not only did it provide a way for people to visit and have fun, it gave everyone a chance to relax and unwind before the actual festival began. Everything was in place for the three day festival, and it was a terrific way to get things started.

The festival continued on throughout the next few days with all the fun and events residents look forward to each year, but it was the Movies Under the Stars event that will be remembered the most. Watching a movie on the large inflatable screen outdoors was unique, fun, and enjoyed by all.

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