Photo Gallery: Ghosts, Ghouls and Gas Masks on Haunted Hempstead This Halloween

For the past 29 years, thousands of visitors from all over the Conejo Valley have been making the pilgrimage to Agoura Hills to go trick-or-treating on the 5700 block of Hempstead Drive, off Forest Cove Lane.

The tradition began back in 1987, said former resident David Dietrich, who was five years old at the time. He returns every year to help his parents decorate for the holiday. “It started with four houses,” he said. “Our neighbors bought this big sheet of styrofoam and we all decided to cut out some headstones. It kind of grew from there. Now it seems it’s become a criteria for anyone who moves onto this block that they have to decorate for Halloween.”

Dietrich said that on average his family goes through anywhere from 36 to 42 bags of candy. At the height of the evening, Dietrich compares the area to Main Street in Disneyland as thousands make the trek from house to house.

Below is a photo gallery of some of the evening’s highlights. Did you go this year?

 


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