For the past 9 years we have created an ever-expanding Haunted Attraction in a variety of neighborhood driveways in the Fullerton & Anaheim area. Known affectionately as Bug's Halloween Hootenany, the crafters of El Bugito are determined to make this 10th year redefine the world of FYH(Front Yard Haunts).
We have grown from a few simple doors in a garage, to a 60'x60' fully immersive maze with all sorts of horrors lurking in every shadow. This year we want to make something to rival the builders at the local amusement parks, and give it all to the neighborhood for free. That's right...we never have, and never will charge a single cent for people to walk through our creation. This is about the love of a holiday, and giving of ourselves back to our friends and neighbors.
All donations will go to the betterment of this attraction: props, costumes, building materials, running costs(we could finally pay Luther the electrical bill to run the maze for the whole weekend!), and even finally paying a cast of monsters. The efforts of construction and planning this monstrosity of the macabre are an endeavor of the heart. We just love Halloween. It's the only true community holiday left, and we intend to celebrate that until we're resting in our graves...and then we'll rise up and continue the haunting. Once a year you, us, and all your neighbors come out and join each other in the streets, visiting each others' houses and handing out welcoming treats and gifts. It is a night filled with screams and laughter, often heard together.
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Risks and challenges
We have funded and created an amazing experience for the neighborhood for 9 years now. Every year come hell or high water we put on a phenomenal show, celebrating the community. We're going to complete this project for the 10th year running. We have done so much with so little, our risk factor remains very low.
The staff behind Bug's Halloween Hootenany possesses over 60 years combined of theatrical experience. We have set builders, lighting and sound technicians, videographers, costumers, makeup artists, and painters. Most of us have been building and mounting shows since high school, and many of us do it professionally to this day.
Guaranteed Gift Bag! We put together gift bags for all those younglings brave enough to finish the turns of the maze and the monsters within. But we tend to run out fast. Give a little bit of yourself and guarantee a gift bag reserved for you and your little one(s)