The Safe Halloween event at the Kern County Museum offers 50 different stations in Pioneer Village to trick-or-treat at. The vendors are vetted, the candy is safe and it's a secure space.
Kelly and Ron Palmer are two of the founders of the Safe Halloween event, that has been around for over 30 years.
"It's a safe place for children to be children, to interact with other kids. You don't have to worry about them running in the street in front of cars, and it takes the worry away. It gives them the costume contest, and now with all the vendors' dinner is done so it's just a great thing," Kelly Palmer, member of the Kern County Scottish Society.
Executive Director of the Kern County Museum, Mike McCoy has some advice for parents, "Make sure your costumes are comfortable. Some kids were saying their costumes were itchy, so no itchy costumes and wear comfortable shoes that's really important."
The next event is on October 31, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the entrance at the Kern County Museum (3801 Chester Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301). Tickets for adults (13 & Up) are $5 and for children (3 - 12) are $10. You can get tickets in person at the Kern County Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or online at eventbright.com.