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October 2008 Event Calendar California


  October 26, 2008



BELMONT SHORE - Haute Dog Halloween Parade. 8th annual event brings out the pets in their finest Halloween digs. The start and finish is at Livingston Park (4900 E. Livingston). Time: 2:30 p.m.

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.

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.

BORREGO SPRINGS - Borrego Days Desert Festival. Event includes vintage car show, festival events such as live music, food vendors, wine tasting, kids zone and more. Location: Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, Borrego Springs, CA. Cost: $5.

CAPITOLA - Capitola Village Children's Halloween Parade. Line up at 1:30, parade begins at 2 p.m. Kids are invited to come with parents and dress as ghosts, goblins and fairy princesses at the annual Halloween Parade. Enjoy refreshments and pumpkin painting. Location: Capitola Village. Call: (831) 475-6522.

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).

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 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: 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) 773-8724.

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.

FULLERTON - Ragfest 2008. Top ragtime musicians, dancing and even a special high school ragtime show.  Time: Noon to 5 p.m. Location: Downtown Fullerton. Festival HQ and ticket registration is Steamers Jazz Club, 138 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton. Venues include Mo’s Music Store, the Imperial Ballroom and Osborne Auditorium (Fullerton Public Library).Cost: $60 for all-weekend pass, $25 for daytime programs, $20 for Sat. night revue show (all tickets $5 higher at the door). 20% off for groups of 10 or more. Children 15 and under admitted free with paid parent or guardian. Tickets & info: (714) 680-6684.

GRASS VALLEY - Archaeology Days in Grass Valley. This event celebrates California's Archaeology Month by sponsoring a number of free activities including a mock dig with a real archaeologist, acorn and corn grinding with stone tools, flintknapping (making arrowheads) demonstrations, artifact displays and many other items of interactive educational fun for kids of all ages. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Phoenix Obsidian Designs' Trading Post, 144 Hughes Rd., Suite G, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Call: (530) 477-1957.

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.

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE - Pumpkin Roundup. Descanso Gardens annual Pumpkin festival includes a costume parade from 10 to 11 a.m., children's ballet dance "Rodeo" from 2 to 3 p.m. and boomtown activities such as pumpkin decorating, crafts and food all day long. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: 1418 Descanso Dr., La CaƱada Flintridge, CA 91011

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+.

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  - 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.

LOS ALAMITOS - Wings Wheels and Rotors. On display will be military aircraft, helicopters, radio controlled airplanes, military equipment, warbirds, public safety equipment and many cars. Aircraft flyovers are planned, plus a huge car show with classic cars, new automobiles, antique vehicles, motorcycles and hotrods. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Los Alamitos Army Airfieold, Joint Forces Training Base, California National Guard, 11200 Lexington Drive, Los Alamitos, California. Call: (562) 598-6659. Admission is free (except for car show entry). [email protected]/

LOS ANGELES - Boo at the L.A. Zoo. This is an annual event in which the zoo is transformed into themed areas for Halloween and trick or treating. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $7-12 (kids 2 & under free). Wear a costume and get $1 off admission.   Location: Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA. Call: (323) 644-4200.

LOS GATOS - Haunted Harvest Festival. This annual event features Goblyn’s Glen at Oak Meadow Park. Take a self-guided tour through Goblin’s Glen, and enjoy a moonlit ride on the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad. Children can  trick or treat and ride the Carousel. There are vendors, food, and fun for entire family. Time: Dusk to 10 p.m. Cost: $6, add $2 for a  ride on the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad. Call (408) 395-7433.

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.

OXNARD - Pumpkin Fun Day. Free Fall harvest, pumpkin decorating contest, pumpkin bowling, costume contest with prizes at 1pm and Trick or Treating at 1pm. Sponsored by C.I. Harbor Certified Farmers & Fisherman's Market. Location: 3350 South Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard, CA. Call: (805) 643-6458 Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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 -10 p.m. Kids Matinee from Noon to 4 p.m. Cost: $10 - 18.50. Location: 20 N. Raymond @ Colorado, Pasadena, CA.

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.

TEMECULA - Pig Racing, 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.

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.

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

WESTMINSTER - Founder’s Day Festival and Parade. The City of Westminster is hosting the Founder's Day Festival and Parade 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.  Location: 8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CA. Cost: Free admission, foods and rides for a fee.


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