October 2008 Event Calendar California


  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. jazztrax.com

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: (909) 585-3000. bigbearevents.com

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 - Silverado Days. 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. calabasaspumpkinfestival.com

CAMPBELL - Campbell Oktoberfest. 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) 378-6252. campbellchamber.com

CONCORD - 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

EUREKA -  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) 441-4241. redwoods.info

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) 773-8724. fwry.com

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. fwry.com

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 - - Pumpkin 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) 895-8020. oldworld.ws

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 10+. toxicterrors.com

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. pumpkinmaze.com

LONG BEACH - Harvest Festival with Sourdough 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. havestfestival.com

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 11 Midnight. Cost: $34. Location: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA. queenmary.com

LOS OSOS - Scottish Music Concert with Sara Grey and Kieron MeansThe 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 [email protected] / sloscots.com

MALIBU - 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

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. irvineparkrailroad.com

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. 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. oldtownhaunt.com

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, California.  redondopier.com

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 - Faulkner Farms 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

SPRINGVILLE - Springville 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

TORRANCE - 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

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 UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.

VENTURA - 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. venturamuseum.org.



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