Fiesta Youth’s Halloween Hocus Pocus nears sellout

Fiesta Youth presents Halloween Hocus Pocus, Saturday, October 24 at Arbor House Suites.

Organizers of Fiesta Youth’s second annual Halloween Hocus Pocus fundraiser announced this week that tickets for co-hosts are sold out and remaining general admission tickets are going fast for the October 24 party.

The co-host tickets sold for $75 and included recognition as a co-host on party invites, early entry and a private pumpkin carving party. Remaining general admission tickets are $35 pre-sale and $50 at the door.

Hocus Pocus is being held in the garden of the Arbor House Suites, San Antonio’s only gay-owned bed and breakfast. Arbor House recently celebrated the 125th anniversary of the construction of the four two-story Queen Ann Colonial Revival houses located on its property at the corner of South Presa and Arcinega Streets, just North of the King William Historic District.

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The garden at Arbor House Suites.

The Arbor House grounds are beautifully landscaped and the garden often plays host to parties, cocktail hours and al fresco dining for guests. The San Antonio Conservation Society honored the restoration of the property with an award.

Partygoers attending Halloween Hocus Pocus will partake of finger food, open bar, music, dancing, a silent auction and a great view of the Tower of the Americas. There will also be a costume contest with prizes for scariest, funniest, sexiest and most original costumes.

Sponsors for Hocus Pocus include MG Tax & Business Solutions, The Nichols Law Firm, Toyota USA’s Spectrum LGBT Alliance, W.D. Deli, Pastry Chef Rory Haff, Troy’s Salon, Metro Pup SA, Nurse Practitioner Associates, Darrell Garcia Parsons LCSW, Mixing Tin Bartending Services and Brian Nienhouse.

The mission of Fiesta Youth is to provide “a safe, non-judgmental, affirming place for LBGT teens to express and explore who they are through education, peer-support, advocacy and friendship.” The group meets on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at University Presbyterian Church, 300 Bushnell.

Fiesta Youth was organized in 2013 by founder Emily Leeper, a San Antonio mom with a teenage lesbian daughter. Leeper started the LGBT youth group after finding out there was none in the city.

In January 2015, Fiesta Youth expanded by adding Fiesta U, a twice-monthly support group for young adults aged 18 to 24 that meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Unity Heights Community Center, 8103 Broadway.

Fiesta Youth presents Halloween Hocus Pocus, Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Arbor House Suites, 109 Arciniega St. General admission tickets are $35 pre-sale or $50 at the door. Buy tickets at this link. For more information about Fiesta Youth, check out their website.

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