Rams Halloween: Football frights, music in the key of EEEK!!!

halloween_athleticsIn the mood for some fright with your football? How about winning a trip for your treat? Or, how cool would it be to listen to some monstrously awesome music?

If so, CSU is the place to be on Halloween for young and old alike.

In addition to lots of kid-friendly activities and giveaways at the CSU-San Diego State football game and the CSU-Nevada volleyball match, audiences of all ages can take in the popular Halloween Organ Extravaganza at the University Center for the Arts. Tickets remain for all three great events.

Football fun for all

The fun starts at Hughes Stadium, when the Rams will take on the Aztecs in a key Mountain West game starting at 1:30 p.m. “Halloween at Hughes” will include trick-or-treating for kids and a costume contest. Various sports teams will be handing out treats in the Ram Town kids’ zone on the south side of the stadium. Kids, accompanied by an adult, can also go onto the playing field at halftime to participate in a costume parade.

Halloween_organAll fans can register to compete in the costume contest, with cash prizes up to $1,000 going to the top five costumes. Voting will take place on Facebook; costumes must be in good taste to be considered.

‘Trip or Treat’

Fans watching the 18th-ranked CSU volleyball team take on Nevada at 7:30 p.m. can sign up for a raffle to win several great prizes:

  • All-inclusive trip for 2 to Cancun (includes airfare)
  • “Coach for a Day” experience
  • CSU Volleyball “costume” – receive team-issued apparel and gear
  • Year’s supply of chocolate (365 candy bars – assorted)
  • $50 Under Armour gift card
  • $25 Under Armour gift card

Tickets for both games are available online, at the McGraw Athletic Center ticket office, at the gate or by calling (970) 491-7267.

Bacon sizzles on the organ

The Halloween Organ Extravaganza, celebrating its 10th year, has become a holiday tradition filled with costumes, spooky stories and lots of fun. Joel Bacon, chair of Organ and Liturgical Studies and associate professor of Organ at CSU, is the featured player and will perform Halloween favorites, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor by J.S. Bach.

Shows are at 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., and seating is extremely limited. The show takes place in the Organ Recital Hall at the University Center for the Arts.

Tickets are available at the UCA ticket office Monday through Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 60 minutes prior to performances; by phone at 970-491-ARTS (2787); or online.Youth tickets must be purchased in person at the Ticket Office.