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Free Trick-Or-Treating Highlights Fall Fest At Delta College
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Delta College will host a free community trick-or-treating fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 29, offering not only candy and family-friendly fun activities but also an up-close look at Delta’s career technical education (CTE) programs.

“Fierce’s Fall Fest in CTE-Land” will run from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Dolores Huerta Plaza and in other locations around Delta’s Stockton campus, 5151 Pacific Ave. Parking is free.

The event, hosted (or ghosted) by the Delta College mascot Fierce the Mustang, will offer plenty of fall family fun, including free bounce houses, crafts, a train ride, a spooky-fun dance party, free shaved ice, a costume parade and contest, pumpkin sales benefiting Delta’s Horticulture Club, and of course no shortage of candy.

At the same time, Fierce’s Fall Fest will showcase the College’s career programs, some of which have been shown to double or even triple students’ incomes after they graduate. Delta has dozens of CTE programs that lead directly into high-paying, high-demand jobs in the community.

This is the first time Delta College is hosting a large community trick-or-treating event. The new event is the latest in a series of efforts to spread the word about the College’s programs, services, and far-ranging career possibilities as the community emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is the perfect chance to enjoy a fun fall activity with your family while also learning more about the affordable career programs available at Delta College,” said Dr. Heather Maloy, a Delta College project manager focused on career education. “Whether you are just getting started in life, or you’re looking to retool for a brand-new career, or you want to gain new skills to earn more money in your current occupation, there’s a place for you at Delta College.”

Delta’s career education programs are diverse, ranging from technical careers and trades to agriculture, business, law, the arts, healthcare, and much more. You can explore potential career pathways at

Open registration for Delta’s Spring Semester begins Monday, Oct. 31.

While Fierce’s Fall Fest will be centered around the Dolores Huerta Plaza, visitors will be able to tour campus and visit the buildings where various programs are housed to get a first-hand look. Parking on the northeast side of campus is recommended.

Fierce’s Fall Fest in CTE-Land is sponsored by Delta’s CTE & Workforce Development, the Delta College Foundation, and Directing Adults on the Right TrAC for Employment (DARTE).