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Oakland’s Epic Halloween Yard Haunt & DIY Puppet Show | East Bay

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE
The Haunted Yard | 3854 Greenwood Ave., Oakland



Oakland’s Epic Halloween Yard Haunt & DIY Puppet Show | East Bay

Driveway Follies is a professionally-staged Halloween marionette show performed each year by Larry Schmidt in an Oakland driveway and is accompanied by an outstanding scary yard haunt. The locally recognized shows are enjoyed by over 1,000 Halloween revelers annually.

The show includes dozens of elaborate and intricate figures, backdrops, props, period music and sets – all built by hand by Driveway Follies artists. Director Larry Schmidt often adds new sequences, so each year Driveway Follies presents a unique never-seen-before show comprised of vignettes about their now beloved characters.

Driveway Follies 2017
Monday-Tuesday, October 30 & 31, 2017
3854 Greenwood Ave., Oakland
FREE – Continuous shows after dark (start/end times may vary)

Larry Schmidt says, this free yard haunt is “a non-commercial, residential Halloween installation (usually in a front yard) which emphasizes the atmospheres of Halloween rather than gruesome shocks or repellent horror. They tend to be child-friendly. My interest in this uniquely American folk art, as well as my interest in the trick or treating custom, led me to the idea.”


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Cost: FREE

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Address: 3854 Greenwood Ave., Oakland
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