Terror in the Oaks: Vail Lake Resort Halloween Festivities


Starting the second weekend of October,  the Vail Lake Resort Halloween festivities transforms this serene campsite into a frightfully fun party for the whole family. Although we love RVing at Vail Lake Resort throughout the year, October is our favorite time to visit. By day the kids enjoy running in the grass, swimming by the pool and playing miniature golf against the lovely backdrop of the rolling hills and shady trees…

Vail Lake Resort Halloween Festivities

By night, the laid-back vibe becomes a lively Halloween bash, filled with activities the whole family can enjoy. So load up the RV, pack the costumes and get yourself to Vail Lake Resort for the Terror in the Oaks Festival!

Vail Lake Resort Halloween Festivities

Drop Your Bags:

During the month of October rates for lots are $110 a night. The rates are higher this month, because of the popularity of the Halloween events. Vail Lake Resort sells out of spots every year. I recommend to booking a year in advance for a spot. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again, because a spot could open up later. If you need an RV or supplies to get ready for you fun fun-filled camping weekend, Check out what’s on Sale at Camping World! Hundreds of ItemsHuge Savings. Click here to shop!

Be sure to bring your Halloween decorations, because there is a RV decorating contest!!

Due to rising popularity, it is getting harder and harder to get a spot at Vail Lake Resort during their Halloween weekends. Luckily, you don’t have to stay at the RV resort to participate in the festivities. Vail lake is located near Temecula wine country, providing plenty of options for nearby accommodations. Check Hotels and Rates.

Get Your Grub On:

Snacks can be purchased at the lobby store and during the party nights, there are food trucks available. Exciting news is that there will be restaurant on the property coming soon!

Chug-a-Lug:

The Bunkhouse Bar is always a fun spot to grab a drink and is located in the village where the Halloween party is held every year. In addition to the Bunkhouse Bar, there may beer trucks available during the party.

Vail Lake Resort Halloween Festivities

Vail Lake Resort Halloween Festivities

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Entertain Me:

Friday and Saturday night Vail Lake Resort holds the Terror In The Oaks Halloween Festival. If you are local and don’t want to spend the weekend RVing, you are welcomed to come enjoy the Vail Lake Resort Halloween festivities for the night. Parking is $10 and with that admission you get to dance the night away with fresh mixes from the D.J, bounce houses and petting zoo.

Dance Party:

A giant spider web, made of lights, stretches the expanse of the dance floor as the jumbo inflatable spider watches from above; its next meal dangles over the party-goers. Ghouls, goblins and monsters hang from the surrounding trees and watch over the Bunkhouse Bar, giving the party a spooky fun feeling.

Vail Lake Resort Halloween FestivitiesVail Lake Resort Halloween Festivities

There are surprises lurking around every corner; photo ops, creepy motion censored figures and more. The music blasts all night as kids take the stage to show off their best dance moves. In addition to dancing your butts off, the party also includes scream contests and costume contests. It is a great way to have a night of Halloween fun with the family.

Vail Lake Resort Halloween Festivities

Haunted Hayride:

Sit on a hay barrel and wait to be freaked out as you are driven into a zombie land. First, the hayride takes you through the campground to view all the RV decorations. Some people really go all out and it is fun to see what creative ideas everyone comes up with. As you past the last RV you are ushered through a gate and that’s when the real stuff goes down. Deep into the hills at night the hayride moves slowly as various scary scenarios play out before your eyes.

Witches, zombies and psychos torment and tease the passengers throughout the 30 minute adventure. Although recommended for older kids and adults, I do take my toddlers on this creepy adventure. Most little kids would be scared, but I know my kids’ fear tolerance is higher than most. Only parents know what their kids can handle, so be aware that it is really scary before taking small kids. Tickets for the hayride ride are $10, kids under 6 are free. When you book a stay with Vail Lake Resort, you receive four passes.

Vail Lake Resort Halloween Festivities

UPDATE!

Recently, Vail Lake went under new owner ship and some changes to the Halloween festivities have been made. Now instead of a Haunted Hayride, there is just a regular hayride that takes you around the campground to view everyone’s Halloween RV decor. It is much more family-friendly now, but of course we didn’t go on it this year…haha.

A mild scenic hayride has replaced the haunted hayride and a Haunted Walk has been included. It is basically what the Haunted Hayride was, but instead of riding through the dark woods, you have to actually walk through them…in the dark…in very small groups of two to four…for 20 minutes. HotDaddy and I went it alone, since we already scared the babies with the haunted carnival/asylum.

Vail Lake Resort Halloween Festivities

Haunted House:

Located outside the club house, people wait anxiously to enter this horror house of fun. This maze changes themes every year, is way scarier than the Haunted Walk. Monsters, creepy clowns and various although creatures from the dark pop out at you from around every corner. They recommend kids over 8 years old participate due the major scare factor of the haunted house, but of course we took ours. Although the haunted house was intense, we all laughed about it later. Tickets are $10. Campers receive passes at check-in.

Vail Lake Resort Halloween Festivities

Vail Lake Resort Halloween Festivities

A bit scarier at night

Gypsies: 

Head over to the Gypsy wagon to have you fortune read. We loved it and all had our cards read. FireCracker learned that she will be getting a new girlfriend thanks her mama (me). Hmmm…maybe a sister is the future? Stay tuned to find out.

Vail Lake Resort Halloween Festivities

That’s A Wrap!

We literally go every year! As Halloween is my favorite holiday, I love to fill the month of October with festivities. See the many ways we celebrate Halloween as a family all month, Here.   Vail Lake Resort Halloween festivities is a trip  we definitely look forward to the most. They deliver very year and it kicks of our season just right! I can’t wait to see what is up their sleeves each season! So, who is down to come party with me?! I’ve already booked my spot, now what about you??

 

Vail Lake Resort Halloween Festivities

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16 Comments
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    grams at October 19, 2014 Reply

    love vail lake at halloween had so much fun

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    Sara Broers at October 17, 2016 Reply

    Wow-this looks like a great place to celebrate Halloween with a family. Does this resort go all out for other holidays? This looks hard to top!

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      Hot Mama at October 17, 2016 Reply

      I’m not sure about Christmas, but I know the go big on Halloween and 4th of July.

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    Jane at October 17, 2016 Reply

    What a fun adventure, your family is adorable.

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      Hot Mama at October 17, 2016 Reply

      Aw thank you. It really is a fun weekend. We all look forward to it every year.

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    Nadine Cathleen at October 17, 2016 Reply

    This looks like soooo much fun!! I bet your kids look forward to Halloween for months 🙂

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    Bex at October 17, 2016 Reply

    As a European, it’s always interesting for me to read about how North American’s celebrate Halloween. Where’s Lakevale? Is it in California? I can’t remember reading in the post where it is. It sounds like fun!

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      Hot Mama at October 17, 2016 Reply

      Oh yeah. Halloween is huge. It’s my favorite holiday. Vail Lake is in Temecula,California just between San Diego and Orange County.

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      Hot Mama at October 19, 2016 Reply

      It is so much fun. Probably why is sites booked up so quickly.

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    Maria at October 22, 2016 Reply

    It looks like you and the kids had a great time.

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    Keri at October 10, 2017 Reply

    Anyone know how late the haunted houses and walk through are open till?

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      Hot Mama at October 11, 2017 Reply

      I believe midnight, but I will update with accurate time.

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