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Thursday, October 25 2018 22:05

Halloween in Chicagoland: Ferrara Candy Company presents Brookfield Zoo - BOO! At the Zoo 2018...

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If you're in Chicagoland, Boo! At the Zoo has become a tradition that families look forward to each and every year. We first took part back in 2016, and for the third consecutive year, Ferrara Candy Company has been presenting some Halloween fun at Brookfield Zoo on weekends through October. As always families are invited to enjoy the fun amidst seasonal decor, with activities including a corn maze, photo ops, trick-or-treat stations staffed by more than 400 Ferrara employees, the infamous Pumpkin Smasher, live pumpkin carving demonstrations featuring 1,000-pound pumpkins, a haunted hayride and more. There's even opportunities to see some of the animals enjoying pumpkins as a treat - which some of them really, really love!

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Ferrara has always given back, and this year they're providing local park districts in neighboring communities with a total of 600 complimentary admission tickets to distribute to area residents. Residents of communities where Ferrara facilities are located, including Forest Park, Bellwood, Maywood, Bolingbrook, Itasca, Franklin Park, Hillside and Northlake, will receive this sweet treat.

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Our family attended last weekend as guests of Ferrara, and as always a great time was had by all. If you happen to be following me on Instagram, you may have even caught some IG stories of our girls having a blast at the zoo!

The clock is ticking for 2018, so if you want to get in on the action, October 27 and 28th are your last chances to do so. For a full rundown of all the activities available, check out https://www.czs.org/boo

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James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider—a destination for all things pop culture. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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