October 19, 2008
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 Paul Brown and Jackeim Joyner
at Noon; Sekou Bunch and Sax for Stax 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.
Children's contests held Sundays at approximately 3:00 p.m.;
Outside Budenstrasse Game Booths, Exhibitors, Petting Zoo
Saturdays from 12:00 Noon - 5:00 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: Country Kickers, Kahuna
Cowboys Jug Band, Boy's N Berries, and a Truck Drawing and Give
Away. Sunday events also include a Hog Calling Contest, Pancake
Breakfast with sausages, Classic Hot Rod and Custom Car Show,
Hosreshoe Contest, Arm Wrestling, Mutt Contest, and more.
Location: Peak Park, 7225 El Dorado Dr. Buena Park, CA. Time: 4
p.m. to Midnight.
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 5 p.m. Call: (408)
Gyro's 4D Fear
Factory. This Halloween Haunt is just what you need to
launch your celebrating. Time: 7 - 10 p.m. Cost: $23.99.
Location: Waterworld California, 1950 Waterworld Parkway,
Concord, CA. Call: (866) 901-FEAR (3327). 3dfearfactory.com
Halloween Carnival. Annual Halloween Carnival at the Adorni
Center is an action-packed night of fun and games, contests, and
creepy-crawly events. Dress in your favorite costume and plan
for a safe, warm evening of ghoulish delights. Bring a bag to
collect treats & prizes. Please note, the carnival is open to
any child 12 & under accompanied by their parents, and there is
no outside candy allowed. Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Location:
Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka, CA. Call: (707)
FAIR PLAY -
Oktoberfest at Perry Creek Winery.
Al Gruber Band performs at the celebration of
the 2008 harvest. Taste the fresh juice and grapes from the
vineyards. Dance to the music of Al Gruber and enjoy traditional
German sausages. $25/person. Time: 12
Noon- to 4 p.m. Location: 7400 Perry Creek Road, Fair
Play, CA. perrycreek.com
FILLMORE - Headless Horseman Dinner Train. Ride a
vintage train to the private pumpkin patch Ichabog. Dinner
includes BBQ Tri-tip, Chicken, Potato Salad, Beans, Brad. Time:
6:45 -9:30 p.m. Cost: $43 adult; $28 Age 4 -12; $20 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)
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. A Bavarian band, live
entertainment, German foods served and beers on tap, plus the
pretty "shot" girls and a large dance floor for Chicken Dance.
Sunday afternoons are Family Day with the Bouncy House for kids.
Location: 7571 Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. 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. Ticket: $15; $13 for groups
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. 36th annual event features over 24,000 one-of-a-kind
arts and crafts, gourmet foods with free samples and musical
entertainment. Music, Western-themed comedy and artist quality
glass art, jewelry, ceramics and gifts sold at this holiday
event. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 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 11 Midnight. Cost: $34.
Location: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA. queenmary.com
LOS OSOS -
Scottish Music Concert with Sara Grey and Kieron
Central Coast Scottish Society presents Folk Artists Sara Grey
and Kieron Means, direct from Scotland at the Red Barn in Los
Osos. (L.O.V.R and Palisades). Pipe music and lots of fun.
Bring a dish and enjoy a pot luck dinner at 6 pm and music and
storytelling at 7pm. Admission $10. Call (805) 239-8733 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org / sloscots.com
Magic and Wine Tasting with
David Minkin Show. Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Location: The Beau Rivage,
26025 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265. Call: (818)
590-4600. Cost: $85 person
- 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 to 10 p.m. Cost: $10 -
18.50. Location: 20 N. Raymond @ Colorado, Pasadena, CA.
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
REDONDO BEACH -
Halloween Bash. The annual Halloween party on the Redondo Pier
provides fun for the entire family. Games with prizes for all
children, trick-or-treat, a spooky DJ, costume parade and fun
"ghoulishly" delightful dancing, for youngsters of all ages.
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Redondo Beach Pier,
Torrance Blvd., west of Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach,
SANTA BARBARA - Abendmusik! Music for a Sunday afternoon,
inaugurated by Danish organist and composer Dietrich Buxtehude
in northern Germany four hundred years ago, finds a Santa
Barbara connection. David A. Gell and Friends of the Santa
Barbara chapter of the American Guild of Organists celebrate
five centuries of German organ masterworks. Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State and Miceltorena
Streets, Santa Barbara, CA. Cost: Free. trinitysb.org
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
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.
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