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October 2008 Event Calendar California


Friday, October 17, 2008


October 17 events list


AVALON - Jazz Trax Festival. 22nd annual event features three weekends of live jazz music from top artists performing at the elegant Avalon Casino Ballroom. Mindi Abair and Nyee Moses perform at  7:30 p.m. Cost: $25 - 65. Location: 1 Casino Way, Avalon (Catalina Island), CA.

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.

BUENA PARK - Silverado Days. This western-themed event now in its 52nd year features food, entertainment, a car show, a dog show, and lots to howl about.  On Friday, October 17th, enjoy a great line-up of entertainment that includes: 6:30 PM High Tops and 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM Lisa Haley and the Zydekats. There's also a carnival ($20 flat fee for unlimited rides), food and fun. Location: Peak Park, 7225 El Dorado Dr. Buena Park, CA. Time: 4 p.m. to Midnight.

CONCORD - 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  - 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) 773-8724.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Old World Village Oktoberfest with a Bavarian band, live entertainment, German foods served and beers on tap, plus the pretty "shot" girls and a large dance floor. Free admission. Location: 7571 Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Cost: ($10/person approx.). Call: (714) 895-8020.

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 9pm – Midnight.  Ticket: $15; $13 for groups 10+.

LATRHOP  - 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.

LONG BEACH - Harvest Festival with Sourdough 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.

LONG BEACH  - 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.

ORANGE - 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.

PACIFIC PALISADES - Grecian Taste 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.

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, CA.

SACRAMENTO - 2008 Old Sacramento “Original” Ghost Tours. Tours groups are limited to 20 people per tour. Time: 6:30, 6:45, 7, 7:30, 7:45, 8 p.m. Location: the Living History Center, 1101 Second Street, Sacramento 95814. On the corner of Second and K streets. Ticket reservations required. Call (916) 808-4980 for tickets. Cost: $15 per person or $12 for children under 12.  e-mail: [email protected]

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.

SCOTTS VALLEY - Oktoberfest. 3rd annual Oktoberfest is presented by Scotts Valley Rotary Club. Time: 6 to 10 p.m. Cost: $10. Location: Scotts Valley Sports Center, 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley, CA.

TIJUANA, BAJA  - Skatalites concert. WorldBeat Cultural Center in San Diego presents a music group from Jamaica that has played a major part in popularizing ska. Created by fusing Boogie-Woogie Blues, R+B, Jazz, Mento, Calypso and African rhythms, Ska is the first truly Jamaican music. Time: Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Location: Planeta Tijuana, Avenida ConstituciĆ³n No. 1033, Tijuana, BC. Price: $12 adv. / $15 day of. Call The WorldBeat Center at (619) 230-1190.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD 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




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