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October 20, 2007 Events in California


Saturday, October 20, 2007 Events in California are themed attraction events, rides, and scares for the Halloween haunts to remember.


October 2007 Calendar


Oh what a beautiful Saturday in California, but if you are out on the Pacific Ocean, there are gale force wind warnings through Sunday October 21, 2007.  From California's north coast redwoods where waves may peak at 20 feet and a flood warning has been issued, to the Pacific Palisades where they are much smaller but still of concern to boaters at the Channel Island and Catalina Island, the weather is wonderful, but the ocean is rough. You'd not know that, however, with surfers reporting only knee high waves offshore of Southern California beaches.


Events today include many pumpkin patches and Halloween Haunts, comedy acts, live music, fairs, festivals and celebrations all around the state. Bigfoot Film Celebration offers one of the more interesting and unique events, Tolay Festival, harvest festivals, a car show and much more keep people entertained throughout the busy weekend of October 2007..



BUENA PARK - Knotts Berry Farm- 35th Annual Halloween Haunt is world's largest theme park event. Shocking walk-through mazes, re-themed rides and one scare experience, with Knott’s Annual Haunt and 1,000 costumed creatures wandering the park, mazes and rides. October 17-21, and 24-31
Knott’s Berry Farm closes at 5:30 p.m. each evening and reopens at 7 p.m. as Knott’s Scary Farm. The fear continues until 1 a.m. (2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays). Tickets: $46-51/person. Opens at 7 p.m.

CALABASAS - Pumpkin Festival. Includes car show, food, beer garden, games for kids, rides and plenty of pumpkins that Calabasas is known for. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Location: Street Fair is along Lost Hills Road. The fair rides are at Juan Batista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas, CA.

CERRITOS - The Merry Widow opera.  Location: Cerritos Performing Arts Center, 12799 Center Court, Cerritos, CA. Time: 8 p.m. nightly. Cost: $21 - 40. Call: (800) 300-4345.

COVINA - Thunderfest and Bluesapalooza. Cars and music rock the streets of Covina. Thunderfest will feature: More than 60 NHRA Race Cars, historic Race Cars from the NHRA Wally Parks Museum, vintage and custom street rods, custom and show motorcycles and racing boats. Thunderfest is held from 1 to 8 p.m. Bluesapalooza brings great bands to outdoor and indoor stages with names  such as The Rhythm Kings playing from 2-4 pm; Leff Rogers Blues Band 5:30-7:30 pm, Chico's Bail Bonds, Michael John & the Bottomline, Brad Wilson, Rick Shea & the Losin' End. There's also a 1 mile or 5K fun run in the morning. Location: Civic Center Park, Covina, CA. Cost: Free. Call: Covina Chamber of Commerce (626) 967-4191.

DANVILLE - Danville Fall Crafts Festival. Celebrating their 16th annual event in downtown Danville hosted by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce with over 200 artisans, entertainment, Scarecrow Alley, Halloween Parade, kids activities, gourmet food, fine wines & microbrews. Free Admission. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Downtown Danville on Hartz Avenue, Danville, CA.Public Info: (925) 837.4400 or

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Then & Now Car Show on Main Street. Classic Cars, Food and Entertainment. Time: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Location: Main Street between Orange Ave. and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Fall Gardening Seminar - 5th annual The University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program Fall Seminar features topics and speakers: Basic Training in the Garden – Annie Hall; How to Fix What’s Ailing your Plant – John Kabashima, Ph. D.; Orchids in Southern California – Tony Glinskas; Stop Garden Water from Going Down the Drain – Darren Haver, Ph.D.; Plants for Tough Spaces – Lili Singer; How to Prune Flowering Shrubs, Climbers and Perennials – Pat Welsh; Designing With Succulents – Debra Lee Baldwin; Clematis – Edith Malek; and Growing Vegetables and Herbs – Yvonne Savio. The UCCE Master Gardeners is a volunteer program of the University of California Cooperative Extension. The purpose of the University of California Master Gardener Program is to extend research-based, scientifically accurate information to the public about home horticulture and pest management. UCCE Master Gardeners play an instrumental role in educating the citizens of Orange County on the proper use of pesticides and fertilizers in home gardens and the important link proper use has to the quality of local channels, creeks, and beaches. Projects include school and community gardens, gardening hotline and website, and information booths at the Orange County Fair and at major garden shows throughout the county. Registration is $35-$42 depending on whether or not attendee opts for lunch to be included. For further information contact UCCE Master Gardeners at 714-708-1606 or register online at . Registration deadline is October 12. Event time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave.,  Huntington Beach, CA.

MENLO PARK - Art and Crafts Fest - The 11th Annual Sidewalk Arts & Crafts Fall Fest, comes to Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park with an exciting array of original works by 90 artists and craftspeople from throughout the West. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call: Pacific Fine Arts at (209) 296 -1195.

MONO COUNTY - Fall Foliage season. It lasts approx. 8 weeks through early November and is one of the world's most colorful displays of leaves changing color. Photos & information.

PETALUMA - Tolay Fall Festival. Tolay Festival features hayrides, fall games, outdoor education, performing arts and Pumpkins! Tolay Regional Park, 5869 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma, CA. Fee: Free.  Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Call: (707) 769-0429

PISMO BEACH - Clam Festival. 61st annual event. Clam Chowder Cook-Off, creative crafts, and activities.  Everything kicks off Saturday morning with a parade through downtown at 9:00 a.m., the Clam Chowder Cook-Off Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., Sunday afternoon children 12 and under can dig for clams on the beach just south of the pier and of course there is entertainment both days from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Admission is FREE! Location: Downtown Pismo Beach, CA

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Ghost Hunt is a walking tour event that visits some of San Francisco's most notorious haunted places. The tour walks a mile on tree lined streets in a safe quiet neighborhood with beautiful historic Victorian architecture. There is one moderate hill, the pace is easy and the views are spectacular. 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.

SAN DIEGO - Ghost Coach takes those seeking a real live Halloween Haunt on a city-wide storytelling adventure to the city's darker side. Theatrical ghost hosts take you on a riding tour, throughout San Diego's most haunted places, including a visit to Americas Most Haunted Location.”

SANTA CRUZ - Trees to Seas Harborfest. Chefs of the Harbor cuisine, live entertainment, bands, fishing derby, sand sculpture contest, pet parade, geocache hunt, climbing wall, scavenger hunt, kite flying, face painting, watercraft races, sailboats, kayaks and catamaran rides, tour of the Santa Cruz Harbor Lighthouse, O'Neill Sea Odyssey Lab and special exhibits.  Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Santa Cruz Harbor, Santa Cruz, CA

SANTA CRUZ - Halloween Woof in the Woods. This event features a dog costume contest, talent show, doggie treats, howling contest & guided forest walks. 10 am - 4 pm. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton Phone: 831.335.3174
SUNSET BEACH - Sunset Gondola sunset authentic gondoliers and gondola cruises.  Peter's Landing, Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA.

UNIVERSAL CITY - Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Leatherface, new mazes, backlot Terror Tram, and Halloween Horror Nights. No costumes allowed at admission. Time: 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cost: Ticket Price: $29 - $51.99. Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608. Tickets:

WILLOW CREEK -  Patterson-Gimlin Film Celebration. The most famous film footage ever of Bigfoot, the Patterson-Gimlin film, a grainy 16MM short that tracks a hairy female giant as she walks across a forest in Bluff Creek, turns 40 this October and some neighbors are throwing a party of the illusive creatures that continue to be sighted In Humboldt County and the great Northwest. The day will include talks, songs and footprint casts related to the film in particular and Bigfoot in general. Admission includes a (non-Bigfoot) barbeque lunch. It takes place at the VFW in Willow Creek, a mountain town with an impressive museum dedicated to the legendary man-beast. Space limited. Reservations recommended. Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: VFW Ironside Post 9561, 20 Kimtu Rd, Willow Creek. Cost: $25/person.