College clubs will host Halloween festival

October 22, 2014

Viridiana Villa / Tejano Tribune

Check out a video of last year's Fall Fest at the Tejano Tribune's channel at





Dominique Olivas




Halloween is just around the corner and so is the annual EPCC Fall Festival that will be held on Friday, Oct. 31, at the Americana Language Village in the Valle Verde campus.


“This is a way to get the community to see the college and get new incoming students to interact with the clubs and see what they can be a part of,” said Darcy Traffansted, EPCC Student Government Association (SGA) clerk.


“I have been doing the Fall Festival since 2006.”


Entertainment at the event will include a costume contest, jumping balloons, a magician/illusionist, carnival rides and performances of the EPCC dance team, Suspended Motion, EPCC Tejano cheerleaders, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles imitators and Broken Dime Band.


“The fall festival has grown so much,” said Arvis Jones, Director of Student Leadership and Campus Life.


“Three years ago, we just started carnival rides. Darcy single-handedly made this happen.” 


EPCC clubs will be selling food such as hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, waffles, pizza, funnel cakes, sweet bread and brownies.


SGA is expecting over 3,000 people to attend the Fall Festival.


There will be a Halloween costume contest for children ages 0-12 and winners will get special prizes.


“And the end of the day it’s all for the kids,” said Jimmy Salais, EPCC cheerleading coach.


The event will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. and is free and open to the public.


There is no fee to enter the festival, but a pay-one-price bracelet for $15 bracelet will be for sale to enjoy all rides. Separate tickets will be sold for all the food and games and will be $1 each.


Check out a video of Fall Fest 2013 at and for more information, contact SGA at 831-2295.



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