October 24, 2008
ATASCADERO - Café Musique Concert. Time: 7pm.
Green Acres Lavender Farm, 8865 San Gabriel Road,
Atascadero, California 93422.
Cost: $20, GreenAcresLavenderFarm.com or call: (805) 466-0837.
BLUE LAKE - Corn Maze
and Pumpkin Patch. Hay rides and 7 acre corn maze add to pumpkin
patch fun. Time: Noon to 5:30 p.m. Location: Potter's Produce.
Go toward Mad River Beach, exit 101 at Guintoli, Blue Lake, CA.
Call: (707) 668-5135.
BORREGO SPRINGS -
Borrego Days Desert Festival. Event includes Miss Borrego
Pageant. Location: Borrego Springs High School Gymnasium,
Borrego Springs, CA. Time: 5 -7 p.m. borregospringschamber.com
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).
DEL MAR - Harvest Festival. 36th annual event features
over 24,000 one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, gourmet foods with
free samples and musical entertainment. 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: Del Mar
Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Dr., Del Mar, CA.
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)
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)
HUNTINGTON BEACH -
of Lights. This two-day sales event is a fundraiser
for the annual Cruise of Lights holiday boat tour through
Huntington Harbour. Sale will occur at Huntington Harbour's
Harbour View Club House. Open during daylight hours, there is no
admission fee. Call Valerie: (714) 840-7542.
IRVINE - OC Career
Fair sponsored by LDS Employment Resource Services. Lots of
major employers will be there (FedEx, Quicksilver, Oakley, USPS,
Kohl's Dept Stores, etc. Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location:
Irvine Stake Center, 23 Lake, Irvine, CA.
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. Club Intoxicated goes from 9
p.m. till midnight. Ticket: $15; $13 for groups 10+.
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
- 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 GATOS - Howling
Halloween! Trick-or-Treat and Paw-ty with your pooch in Downtown
Los Gatos! Trick-or-Treat the merchants in quaint Downtown Los
Gatos, costume contests with great prizes, Grand Prize Raffle,
live music, and much more. Grand Prize Raffle is airfare for two
anywhere in the continental US, plus a dog-sitting package! A
benefit for the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Foundation K-9
Unit presented by Society Dog. Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Check-in at
Border’s Patio. Location: 50 University Ave., Old Town Shopping
Center, Los Gatos, CA 95030. Cost: $15 pre-registration, $20 day
of event. Yelp Line: (408) 671-3417. email@example.com
Register at: societydog.com
NEWARK - Teen
Halloween Spooktacular. Exclusively for Jr. High students grades
7 & 8, this event will be held at Silliman Activity Center,
$5/teen. Wear a costume, enjoy DJ, food and games. Time: 7 p.m.
- 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.
Cost: $10 - 18.50. Location: 20 N. Raymond @ Colorado, Pasadena,
SAN FRANCISCO - San
Francisco Ghost Hunt walking tour visits some of
San Francisco's most notorious haunted places. Tree lined streets in a safe quiet neighborhood with
beautiful historic Victorian architecture includes one moderate
hill, in a one-mile walk with an easy pace. Departing
year-round, rain or starshine, from an authentic restored
Victorian, the magnificent Queen Anne Hotel, 1590 Sutter, on the
corner of Sutter and Octavia. Cost: $20/person. $10/under 16.
Kids under 8 not recommended. Reservations not required. Walk is
approx. one mile. Dress warm. Time: Begins at 7pm, ends close to
10pm and operates seven nights a week. Call: (415) 922-5590.
Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze at Peltzer Farms. Open daily 9 a.m.
to 8 p.m. Located 6 miles east of 1-15, take Rancho California
Road Exit to Calle Contento. Peltzer Farms, 39925 Calle
Contento, Temecula, CA 92591. Call: (951) 695-1115.
TEMPLETON - Traditions
in Time Christmas Boutique. This annual event is one of the
finest on the West Coast, bringing together more than 25 state
wide artists and crafters in an entirely handcrafted show. Event
runs through Oct. 25. Time: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: Free
admission. Location: American Legion Hall, So Main St,
Temeplton CA. Call: (805) 238-5395.
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
Haunting Stories. Halloween Dance Show is an annual event that
offers great entertainment. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $20 - 25.
Location: Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Dr.,
Vacaville, CA. Call: (707) 449-6217. vpat.net
Founder’s Day Festival and Parade. The City of Westminster is
hosting the Founder's Day Festival and Parade on three days from
October 24th to 26th in the Westminster Civic Center. The event
will feature a large carnival, a food court, exciting
entertainment and the revival of the Founder's Day Parade. The
parade will be held on Saturday, October 25th and begins at 9:30
a.m. Location: 8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CA. Cost:
Free admission, foods and rides for a fee. ci.westminster.ca.us