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"Old Fashioned Christmas" Candlelight Tours

December 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2017
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Zalud House Museum

The Zalud House comes alive with the holiday spirit featuring special seasonal displays, vintage decorations and yuletide piano music.  The guided tours and refreshments are sure to provide an enjoyable evening for the whole family. 

Admission is only $3 for adults and $1 for children.

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Pioneer Days & Rib Cook-Off

October 13, 2018
11 am-3 pm
Downtown Porterville

Pioneer Days is an event the whole family will enjoy.  Downtown Porterville will be transformed into a vision from the Old West, complete with a live shoot out, interactive cowboy encampment, Buffalo Soldiers, gold panning, saloon, historical displays and re-enactments.  Plus, there is music, food and craft vendors, kid’s activities, the tasty rib cook-off competition and the battle to be crowned Queen, Princess, Junior Miss and Little Miss Pioneer Days.

There is no cost for the community to attend.  The event is hosted by Parks and Leisure Services and is a fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds going to preserve and protect Porterville’s Zalud House Museum. The Rib Cook-Off is sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles.


Ghoulish Garden

October 27 & 28, 2017
7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Zalud House Museum

Come for the tricks, stay for the treats!
The beloved garden at Porterville's historical Zalud House Museum is transformed into spooky fun for the entire family. Appropriate for all ages.  Flashlight guidance available upon request.

FREE to enter!  DONATIONS WELCOME!  Proceeds benefit the Zalud House Museum.  Special ghost-telling house tours also available- Adults $3 & Children $1

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More Info:  (559) 791-7695

Paranormal Tours

Fridays and Saturdays
October 13-28, 2017
8:00pm & 10:30pm

Must register in advance!

Experience the Zalud House in a new way with an evening paranormal tour. An electronic voice phenomena (EVP) session will be led by experts from Paranormal Movement Investigations and each session will be reviewed during the investigation.  Must be 18 years of age or older, $20 per person. Groups limited to 4-10 people. Register online or at the Heritage Center, 256 E. Orange Ave., (559)791-7697.

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