October 18, 2008
ATASCADERO - Colony
Days. Starting with a parade at 10 a.m., the day is filled with
celebration. Food, fine wine, contests, demos, vendor booths and
costumes all make this historic-based event fun, and some say
educational, to boot! colonydays.org
AVALON - Jazz Trax
Festival. 22nd annual event features three weekends of live jazz
music from top artists performing at the elegant Avalon Casino
Ballroom. Artists in two shows are Nick Colionne and Jesse J at
Noon; Euge Groove and J Soto at 7 p.m. Cost: $25 - 65.
Location: 1 Casino Way, Avalon (Catalina Island), CA.
BIG BEAR LAKE -
Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest. 38th Annual Big Bear Lake
Oktoberfest Schedule of Events includes Log Sawing & Stein
Holding Contests - held several times throughout the day. Safe
Slam Beer Drinking contest every Saturday evening, the night in
which . only persons 21 years and older will be admitted after
6:00 p.m. Families with children who have entered Oktoberfest
prior to 6:00 p.m. will not be asked to leave. Outside
Budenstrasse Game Booths, Exhibitors, Petting Zoo Saturdays from
12:00 Noon to 8:00 p.m. Price: $5 - 10 approx. (kids under
12 free). Location: Big Bear Lake Convention Center, Highway 18
at Division Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA. Call:
BLUE LAKE - Corn Maze
and Pumpkin Patch. Hay rides and 7 acre corn maze add to pumpkin
patch fun. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Potter's Produce.
Go toward Mad River Beach, exit 101 at Guintoli, Blue Lake, CA.
Call: (707) 668-5135.
BUENA PARK -
This western-themed event features food, entertainment, a car
show, a dog show, and lots to howl about. Enjoy a great
line-up of entertainment that includes: 12:00 PM Buena Park
Youth Theater; 1:00 PM Baby Classic Baby Contest; 2:30 PM Buena
Park High School Dance; 4:00 PM Buena Park Community Chorus;
5:00 PM; Andy Rau Bluegrass Band at 5 p.m. and Raymond
Michael, America's Best Elvis Impersonator, at 7 p.m. Location:
Peak Park, 7225 El Dorado Dr. Buena Park, CA. Time: 4 p.m. to
CALABASAS - Calabasas
Pumpkin Festival. This annual event features live entertainment,
pumpkin patch, pumpkin pie eating contest, seed spitting
contest, a beer garden, food vendors and fun. Location: Juan
Bautista De Anza Park, Entrance at Lost Hills and Agoura Rd. off
Hwy 101. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free festival admission.
Annual event sponsored by Campbell Chamber of Commerce takes to
the streets for beer, bratz, bands and fun. Location: Downtown
Campbell with parking at N. 2nd Street & Civic Center Drive
(behind Aqui Cal-Mex); S. 1st Street at Rincon Ave. (south of
the Water Tower); South side of Orchard City Drive between S.
1st & the railroad tracks; North side of Orchard City Drive
between S. 1st & S. Central; East Campbell Avenue near Central
Avenue; On Railway Avenue north and south of Orchard City Drive,
Campbell, CA. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call: (408)
Gyro's 4D Fear
Factory. This Halloween Haunt is just what you need to
launch your celebrating. Time: 7 - 12 Midnight. Cost:
$23.99. Location: Waterworld California, 1950 Waterworld
Parkway, Concord, CA. Call: (866) 901-FEAR (3327).
FILLMORE - The Pumpkin Train. Ride a vintage train
to the private pumpkin patch Ichabog. Stay for 1 to 3 hours on
Jolly Jumps, Carousel, Haunted Hay Maze, arts & crafts booths,
garden gifts, BBQ sandwiches sold and more. Time: 10 a.m., Noon,
2 & 4 p.m. Cost: $15 adult; $8 Age 4 -12; $6 Age 2 -3; Free for
infant that sits on parents lap and doesn't occupy a seat.
Location: Fillmore & Western Railway Company, 351 Santa Clara
St. (Red caboose), Fillmore, CA. Reservations: (800) 773-8724.
GOLETA - Lemon
Festival. Music, entertainment, food and contests such as the
pie eating competition are included in this fun event. Location:
Girsh Park, Goleta, CA. lemonfestival.com
HALF MOON BAY -
Festival. Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, now in its
38th year, features live entertainment, wine sampling, pumpkin
weigh-in for contest, pie eating contest, haunted barn, costume
contest, scarecrow contest, and tons of fun. Location: Downtown
Half Moon Bay. Time: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free admission.
Call: (650) 726-9652.
HUNTINGTON BEACH -
Old World Village Oktoberfest. Adults only night with a
Bavarian band, live entertainment, German foods served and beers
on tap, plus the pretty "shot" girls and a large dance floor.
Location: 7571 Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Cost:
($10/person approx.). Call: (714)
LAKE ELSINORE -
Toxic Terrors The Haunted Stadium. Three extreme walk-through
attractions combine state-of-the-art effects with
ultra-realistic environments, placing YOU in incredibly
terrifying situations where you must make decisions, face your
fears, and risk your own fate. This haunted stadium is infected
with zombies and mutated creatures in a toxic nightmare.
Location: Diamond Stadium, 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore, Time:
7 p.m. – 12 a.m. Midnight. Bite & Fright held tonight
offers patrons a buffet, dining with monsters. Ticket: $15; $13
for groups 10+. toxicterrors.com
Dell'Osso Family Farm Pumpkin Maze. This 11th annual event
includes an awesome maze to work your way out of, plus pumpkin
blaster where you can shoot miniature pumpkins, Kiddie Land,
Pony Rides, a Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Tractor Train, free
Hay Ride, free Hay Bale Pyramid, free Speedway, free Hay Bale
Labyrinth, Maze Bridges, food & fun. Cost: Free to $12.50. Time:
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Location: 501 S. Manthey Rd., Lathrop, CA
95330. Call: (209) 982-0833. pumpkinmaze.com
LONG BEACH -
Harvest Festival with
Slim. Music, Western-themed comedy and artist quality glass
art, jewelry, ceramics and gifts sold at this holiday event.
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $9 Adult; $7 Senior 62+; $4 Youth
13-17; Free 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. One
ticket is good for all three days. Location: Long Beach
Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA.
- Shipwreck - 14th annual Halloween Terrorfest at Queen Mary
ship. Explore 7 terrifying mazes on and off the ship. Revamped
for new thrills in 2008. Time: 7 p.m. to 12 Midnight. Cost: $34.
Location: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA. queenmary.com
LOS OLIVOS - A Day in
the Country. Join in the fun with a 5K Run, Parade, Apple Pie
contest, food booths, vendors, wine, art and all sorts of
wonderful things that Los Olivos enjoys in the beautiful Santa
Barbara County countryside. The parade is unique in that it
combines marching bands, vintage cars, and Halloween Costumes in
parade entries called "Scarecrows on Parade" make it a very
seasonal celebration. Location: Downtown Los Olivos, CA. Time:
7:30 a.m. begins with Breakfast at the Grange. 10 a.m. parade
begins. 5K Run starts at Lavinia Campbell Park (Grand & Alamo
Pintado Ave.) Cost: Free admission. losolivosca.com
- Pumpkin Patch.
A huge pumpkin patch and train ride are part of the fun in this
3rd annual event that includes train rides, hay rides, a haunted
house, pony rides, thousands of pumpkins and more. Admission
into the pumpkin patch is FREE. Prices for other activities
vary. Location: Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange,
CA. Cars are charged $3 parking. irvineparkrailroad.com
PACIFIC PALISADES -
and Roman Spirit Exhibit. The Society of Dilettanti takes
delight in sex and the finer things in life at The Getty Villa.
Open Thursday-Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations required,
but admission is free. Parking fee: $10/car. Location:
17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, CA. getty.edu.
PASADENA - Old Town
Haunt. Descend into the basement of the historical Union Savings
Bank Building where mysterious things have happened for over 107
years. Something lives down there -- the basement was sealed
shut for decades but now... Time: 7 p.m. to midnight 12 a.m.
Kids Matinee Noon - 4 p.m. Cost: $10 - 18.50. Location: 20 N.
Raymond @ Colorado, Pasadena, CA. oldtownhaunt.com
PETALUMA - Petaluma
Valley Oktoberfest. Time: 4 to 10 p.m. Cost: $12/adult;
$6/child. Location: Fairgrounds, Petaluma, California. Call:
(707) 541-2595. petalumavalleyrotary.org
PISMO BEACH - Clam
Festival. This 62nd annual event celebrates the pismo clam, and
Pismo Beach with a clam chowder cook-off. A parade launches the
event which includes food booths, contests, live entertainment
and more. Location: Downtown Pismo Beach, CA. pismochamber.com
RIVERSIDE - Barn
Dance. Dress up like a farmer, scarecrow or barnyard animal.
Keep it g rated, please. Time: 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Cost: Free
admission. Location: Cowtown, 15950 Van Buren, Riverside, CA.
SAN JUAN BAUTISTA -
Antique Fair along Mariposa Street in the downtown area is
sponsored by San Juan Bautista Antique Committee. Time: 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: San Juan Bautista, CA. Call: (831)
SANTA PAULA -
Rotary Pumpkin Patch. Acres of pumpkins, a giant sunflower
forest for the kids, towering hay pyramids, hay rides with
historic information about the area, farm animals, pony rides,
mini train rides, face painting, a country store, delicious food
and great entertainment are offered in this community oriented
event held weekends during Halloween season. Time: 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Cost: $2. Location: 14292 W. Telegraph, Santa Paula, CA
93060. Call: (888) 522-1884. faulknerfarmpumpkinpatch.com
Certified Farmer's Market. Includes featured
entertainment. Fresh produce, crafts and live entertainment.
Location: Theall and Stewart St., Sonora, CA. Time: 7:30 - 11:30
a.m. Call: (209) 532-7735. sonoraca.com
Apple Festival. 28th annual Apple Festival includes food,
arts, activities, music, apple pie contests and fun for all
ages. Location: Downtown Springville, California. Cost: Free
admission. Time: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. springville.ca.us
Alpine Village Oktoberfest Enjoy live entertainment
with European recording artists, and Direct from Germany bands
in a covered beer garden with a stage, dancing, German foods and
beer on tap. Location: 833 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA.
Call: (310) 323-6520. alpinevillage.net
Halloween Horror Nights. Put on your creepy clothes and head
over to the scariest place in town, Universal. Begins at
7pm. Tickets are available for purchase at
Ventura Harvest 08
ArtWalk Weekend. Ojai artist Dianne Bennett will be
featured at the Museum of Ventura County during Ventura’s
Harvest 08 ArtWalk weekend. Meet the museum’s ArtWalk artist on
Saturday, October 18, from 1 to 7 pm, and on Sunday, October 19,
from 12 to 4 p.m., at the Museum of Ventura County, 89 South
California Street, Ventura, CA. Call: (805) 653-0323.