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October 1, 2009

Thursdayy

  FORTUNA -  Apple Harvest Festival. Hay wagons take festival-goers from venue to venue at Fortuna Apple Harvest Festival, a city-wide farm event, historical celebration and family fun day with apple tasting, free cider and balloons. Time: Throughout the day.  The Apple Harvest Festival includes an old fashioned downtown fair with Main Street open only to walking traffic to accommodate the street sale, pie sales, a barbecue, live music at Rohner Park and more.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Oktoberfest German Celebration. Get out the lederhosen, dirndl and beer stein for a good time with an Oom-pah band from Germany. Beautiful bar maids, scrumptious strudels, and imported draft beers, plus lots of liqueurs to wet the whistle, and plenty of dancing (chicken dance is a must). Time: 7 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Old World German Village's German Restaurant, Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

LOS ANGELES - LA County Fair. Time: Opens at 10 a.m. weekends, Noon on Wed.-Fri. Event runs through Oct. 4. Cost: $17 general, $12 age 6-12; Free under 6. Parking: $10 car.  Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA. Call: (909) 623-3111. lacountyfair.org

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PALO ALTO - Great Glass Pumpkin Patch. Marvel at over 8,000 beautiful glass pumpkins hand made by artists. Items are on view on Oct. 1 & 2, and are available for purchase on Oct. 3 & 4. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location:  Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Directions: Take Caltrain to the Palo Alto station, catch Valley Transit Authority (VTA) bus 35 or 86. Buses stop within one to two blocks of the Center. Free parking is located at the Center and on the street. Call: Palo Alto Art Center (650) 329-2366 or Bay Area Glass Institute (408) 993-2244;  greatglasspumpkinpatch.com.

PETALUMA - Petaluma, Calif.--Just when you thought it was safe to exit the neighborhood, SlaughterHunts announced their going to unleash their Halloween brand of terror on those willing to brave Ghost Tunnels and find their way through the maze. Petaluma, known as the Egg Capital at one time, has much history and many ghosts to celebrate, especially during the haunting season of Halloween. SlaughterHaunts Haunted House/ Date: Every Thursday -Sunday in October beg Oct 1, 2009. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Our Land, Our People, Our Mission Art Exhibit. Annual event features original art exhibition and art sale with proceeds benefiting the mission. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily. Cost: $5-9. Location: 26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 missionsjc.com

 

  October 2, 2009

Friday

  CARPINTERIA - Avocado Festival. This annual event that runs through the entire weekend celebrates the regions prime crop with food contests, games and lots of bands and live music. Time: 4 to 9 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Downtown Carpinteria on Linden, Carpinteria, CA. avofest.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH -  Oktoberfest German Celebration. Get out the lederhosen, dirndl and beer stein for a good time with an Oom-pah band from Germany. Beautiful bar maids, scrumptious strudels, and imported draft beers, plus lots of liqueurs to wet the whistle, and plenty of dancing (chicken dance is a must). Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $15, 21+ only. Location: Old World German Village's German Restaurant, Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

LODI - October Fusion Friday. Fusion blends with authentic, refined Mexican cuisine as one of Lodi ’s newest local restaurants, Revolucion 1910 shares a selection of their inspired creations that leave your old chips and salsa in the dust! Sergio of Midtown Sacramento will serenade you with his acoustic guitar! $10 admission includes wine tasting, appetizers, and souvenir wine glass. Revolucion 1910 will also have dinners available for purchase.. Location: Borra Vineyards, 1301 E. Armstrong Rd., Lodi, CA. Call: (209) 368-2446. [email protected] borravineyards.com / BorraVineyards.com

LOS ANGELES - LA County Fair. Time: Opens at 10 a.m. weekends, Noon on Wed.-Fri. Event runs through Oct. 4. Cost: $17 general, $12 age 6-12; Free under 6. Parking: $10 car.  Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA. Call: (909) 623-3111. lacountyfair.org

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PALO ALTO - Great Glass Pumpkin Patch. Marvel at over 8,000 beautiful glass pumpkins hand made by artists. Items are on view on Oct. 1 & 2, and are available for purchase on Oct. 3 & 4. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location:  Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Directions: Take Caltrain to the Palo Alto station, catch Valley Transit Authority (VTA) bus 35 or 86. Buses stop within one to two blocks of the Center. Free parking is located at the Center and on the street. Call: Palo Alto Art Center (650) 329-2366 or Bay Area Glass Institute (408) 993-2244;  greatglasspumpkinpatch.com.

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

SAN FRANCISCO - Oktoberfest by the Bay. New location at Pier 48 next to AT&T Park. Chico Bavarian Band will perform. Opening night from 5 p.m. to Midnight. Tickets on sale at oktoberfestbythebay.com

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Our Land, Our People, Our Mission Art Exhibit. Annual event features original art exhibition and art sale with proceeds benefiting the mission. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily. Cost: $5-9. Location: 26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 missionsjc.com

SAN RAFAEL - Pacific Pinball Exposition. Hundreds of classic and collector pinball machines will be on display. Fun for the whole family! Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost- Single day admission: $25 for adults, $15 for kids 12 & under. Location: The Exhibition Hall at the Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, CA. pacificpinball.org

SANTA ROSA - Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Enjoy Sonoma County Harvest Fair - All-Inclusive Tasting in this Wine Tasting Event. Cost: Both Sessions $60; First Session (Noon – 2:30 pm); $35; Second Session (4:30 – 7:00 pm)
$35.

 

  October 3, 2009

Saturday

  CARPINTERIA - Avocado Festival. This annual event that runs through the entire weekend celebrates the regions prime crop with food contests, games and lots of bands and live music. Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Downtown Carpinteria on Linden, Carpinteria, CA. avofest.com

COSTA MESA - Fall Pet Days. Sponsored by the Animal Assistance League of Orange County in honor of National Pet Wellness Month, this  2nd annual pet fair features animal care information, adoptions, spay and neuter information, training tips, specialty rescue groups, pet related vendors, nonprofit pet organizations, guest speakers and demonstrations. Time:  7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Free admission with a can of pet food. Location: Orange County Market Place, 88 Fair Drive - Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Call (714)893-4393. aaloc.org.

HUNTINGTON BEACH -  Oktoberfest German Celebration. Get out the lederhosen, dirndl and beer stein for a good time with an Oom-pah band from Germany. Beautiful bar maids, scrumptious strudels, and imported draft beers, plus lots of liqueurs to wet the whistle, and plenty of dancing (chicken dance is a must). Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $15, 21 and above only. Location: Old World German Village's German Restaurant, Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

LOS ANGELES - LA County Fair. Time: Opens at 10 a.m. weekends, Noon on Wed.-Fri. Event runs through Oct. 4. Cost: $17 general, $12 age 6-12; Free under 6. Parking: $10 car.  Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA. Call: (909) 623-3111. lacountyfair.org

MOORPARK - Bluegrass, Folk and Old Time Weekend. Bluegrass, Folk & Old Time Weekend at the annual Fall Harvest Festival offers amazing bands on the Main Stage beginning at 10am until 5:30 pm. If you play an instrument, come on down to the farm, join a group and jam! Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm (Festival Hours: 9am-6pm). Location: Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA. underwoodfamilyfarms.com

MORRO BAY - Morro Bay Harbor Festival. Morro Bay Harbor Festival presents the 28th annual Morro Bay Harbor Festival. The Harbor Festival offers festival goers the opportunity to both enjoy a weekend in Morro Bay, one of the most majestic scenes encountered along the California coast, as well as to get a true taste of the Central Coast's wine, beer, and cuisine; all while sampling our harbor lifestyle while listening to over 25 bands that play on 3 stages. Dates: Oct. 3 & 4. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost:  $8; $10 two day pass. Call: (800) 366-6043. mbhf.com

OCEANSIDE - Eastside Community Fall Fair and Car Show. 16th annual event is a fall fair sponsored by the City of Oceanside and Eastside United Community Action. Event will have a car show and informational booths. All money raised will benefit the Eastside Community. Time: 10am - 2pm Call: (760) 439-9831. ci.oceanside.ca.us.

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PALO ALTO - Great Glass Pumpkin Patch. Marvel at over 8,000 beautiful glass pumpkins hand made by artists and sold Oct. 3 & 4. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location:  Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Directions: Take Caltrain to the Palo Alto station, catch Valley Transit Authority (VTA) bus 35 or 86. Buses stop within one to two blocks of the Center. Free parking is located at the Center and on the street. Call: Palo Alto Art Center (650) 329-2366 or Bay Area Glass Institute (408) 993-2244;  greatglasspumpkinpatch.com.

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

SAN GABRIEL - Rhythm and Passion Show. Tango Gaucho Salsa Show is a journey of the senses with a cast of international artists performing to modern interpretations of the world’s most popular Latin dances. Time:  8 p.m., doors open at 7:15. Cost: $25 - $65 in advance or $30 - $70. Location: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S. Mission Dr. San Gabriel ,Ca 91766 Tickets: (877) 725-8849. gloriatatango.com or rhythmandpassionshow.com

SAN RAFAEL - Pacific Pinball Exposition. Hundreds of classic and collector pinball machines will be on display. Fun for the whole family! Time: 10 a.m. to Midnight Cost- Single day admission: $45 for adults, $35 for kids 12 & under. Location: The Exhibition Hall at the Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, CA. pacificpinball.org

SAN DIEGO - Taste of North Park. Tickle your taste buds and let your senses be your guide at the 1st Annual taste of event. the historic neighborhood of North Park opens its doors to foodie fanatics everywhere to share in an unforgettable dining experience. From cafés and bistros to five-star dining, this is the perfect opportunity to sample an array of delicious and diverse cuisines specially prepared for you by top chefs throughout the neighborhood. In addition to satisfying your appetite, visit the participating galleries and boutiques along the way and quench your thirst with an array of complex microbrews or relax with a glass of flavorful red and white wines. Tickets to this tantalizing event are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Proceeds from this event will benefit the North Park Main Street.  Time: 1 to 5 p.m. Call: (619) 233-5008. northparkmainstreet.com

SAN FRANCISCO - Oktoberfest by the Bay. New location at Pier 48 next to AT&T Park. Chico Bavarian Band will perform. Session 1: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Session 2: 6 p.m. to Midnight. Tickets on sale at oktoberfestbythebay.com

SAN FRANCISCO - Swim Across America San Francisco. 4th annual swim event invites you to jump into San Francisco Bay beneath the Golden Gate Bridge and swim 1.5 miles to Crissy Field in the National Park's Presidio. This fund raiser supports breakthrough cancer research at both UCSF Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute. Making Waves to Fight Cancer! www.swimacrossamerica.org - Gary Emich @ [email protected] - (650) 359.-3773.'

SAN JOSE - COPPÉLIA, full-length ballet in three acts. Coppélia is a lighthearted ballet that is perfect family fare for its easy-to-understand story, humorous special effects, and exuberant dancing. Derived from a tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it is the story of a mysterious old toy maker who creates a beautiful doll so life-like that an entire village is fooled into believing her to be real. A young man becomes captivated by "the girl with the enamel eyes", and his fiancée is not ready to step aside for this new "girl" in town. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $30 to $85. Location: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Boulevard in downtown San Jose, CA. Ballet Box Office: (408) 288-2800. balletsj.org

SONORA - Certified Farmer's Market. Amnesia is featured entertainment. Fresh produce, crafts and live entertainment. Location: Theall and Stewart St., Sonora, CA. Time: 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. Call: (209) 532-7735. sonoraca.com

TWAIN HARTE - Oktoberfest. With concerts, microbrews, food and crafts. Oktoberfest is the center of creativity, music and fun. At the Twain Harte Oktoberfest 2009 there's continuous live entertainment. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Free.  Location: Eproson Park, Twain Harte, CA. Call: (209) 533-3473. fireonthemountain.com.

 

  October 4, 2009

Sunday

  ALAMEDA - Speisekammer Oktoberfest. Held 4 Sundays in a row (September 20, 27, October 4 & 11, at 2424 Lincoln, Alameda, CA. Free admission. speisekammer.com  See more Oktoberfest events

ALTADENA- The Angel Festival. Anything and everything to do with angels. Arts & Crafts, religious, or silly fun! Time: 11 am - 4 pm. Cost of admission: Free. Address: Sierra Madre Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Call for information, sponsorships, etc.: Candace Frazee (626) 794-4458. theangelfestival.com

CARPINTERIA - Avocado Festival. This annual event that runs through the entire weekend celebrates the regions prime crop with food contests, games and lots of bands and live music. The largest avocado and best dressed avocado are two events you won't want to miss! Did you know that avocados could be so interestin? Time: 10 to 6 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Downtown Carpinteria on Linden, Carpinteria, CA. avofest.com

COSTA MESA - Fall Pet Days. Sponsored by the Animal Assistance League of Orange County in honor of National Pet Wellness Month, this  2nd annual pet fair features animal care information, adoptions, spay and neuter information, training tips, specialty rescue groups, pet related vendors, nonprofit pet organizations, guest speakers and demonstrations. Time:  7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Free admission with a can of pet food. Location: Orange County Market Place, 88 Fair Drive - Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Call (714)893-4393. aaloc.org.

HUNTINGTON BEACH -  Oktoberfest German Celebration. Get out the lederhosen, dirndl and beer stein for a good time with an Oom-pah band from Germany. Sunday is family day with kids bounce houses and outdoor patio fun, often including dachshund races. Time: 1 - 7 p.m. Cost: $5. Location: Old World German Village's German Restaurant, Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Triathlon. Pacific Sports is the organizing company for this Kaiser Permanente triathlon event. Start and finish of race is L.A. Live Theatre, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015. latriathlon.com

LOS ANGELES - LA County Fair. Time: Opens at 10 a.m. weekends, Noon on Wed.-Fri. Event runs through Oct. 4. Cost: $17 general, $12 age 6-12; Free under 6. Parking: $10 car.  Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA. Call: (909) 623-3111. lacountyfair.org

MOORPARK - Bluegrass, Folk and Old Time Weekend. Bluegrass, Folk & Old Time Weekend at the annual Fall Harvest Festival offers amazing bands on the Main Stage beginning at 10am until 5:30 pm. If you play an instrument, come on down to the farm, join a group and jam! Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm (Festival Hours: 9am-6pm). Location: Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA. underwoodfamilyfarms.com

MORRO BAY - Morro Bay Harbor Festival. Morro Bay Harbor Festival presents the 28th annual Morro Bay Harbor Festival. The Harbor Festival offers festival goers the opportunity to both enjoy a weekend in Morro Bay, one of the most majestic scenes encountered along the California coast, as well as to get a true taste of the Central Coast's wine, beer, and cuisine; all while sampling our harbor lifestyle while listening to over 25 bands that play on 3 stages.  Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost:  $8; $10 two day pass for Sat & Sun. Call: (800) 366-6043. mbhf.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PALO ALTO - Great Glass Pumpkin Patch. Marvel at over 8,000 beautiful glass pumpkins hand made by artists and sold Oct. 3 & 4. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location:  Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Directions: Take Caltrain to the Palo Alto station, catch Valley Transit Authority (VTA) bus 35 or 86. Buses stop within one to two blocks of the Center. Free parking is located at the Center and on the street. Call: Palo Alto Art Center (650) 329-2366 or Bay Area Glass Institute (408) 993-2244;  greatglasspumpkinpatch.com.

SAN RAFAEL - Pacific Pinball Exposition. Hundreds of classic and collector pinball machines will be on display. Fun for the whole family! Time: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost- Single day admission: $45 for adults, $35 for kids 12 & under. Location: The Exhibition Hall at the Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, CA. pacificpinball.org

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

PISMO BEACH - Art in the Park @ Dinosaur Caves. Over 70 local artists and craftsmen exhibit and sell paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass artist, textile, jewelry, wood and metal furniture, and much more. Live music, hands-on children's activities, fresh flowers and plants, BBQ, and on-site massage offer a day of fun for all ages. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Dinosaur Caves Park, Pismo Beach, CA. classiccalifornia.com

SAN FRANCISCO - Oktoberfest by the Bay. New location at Pier 48 next to AT&T Park. Chico Bavarian Band will perform. German Day event runs 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets on sale at oktoberfestbythebay.com

SAN JOSE - COPPÉLIA, full-length ballet in three acts. Coppélia is a lighthearted ballet that is perfect family fare for its easy-to-understand story, humorous special effects, and exuberant dancing. Derived from a tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it is the story of a mysterious old toy maker who creates a beautiful doll so life-like that an entire village is fooled into believing her to be real. A young man becomes captivated by "the girl with the enamel eyes", and his fiancée is not ready to step aside for this new "girl" in town. Time: 1:30 p.m. Cost: $30 to $85. Location: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Boulevard in downtown San Jose, CA. Ballet Box Office: (408) 288-2800. balletsj.org

SUNOL - Historic Train Rides. Depart from Sunol depot and travel part of the historic route of the first transcontinental railroad. Departure times: 10:30 a.m.; Noon; 1:30 and 3 p.m. Cost: $10. Location: Sunol Station, 6 Kilkare Rd., Sunol, CA Call: (925) 862-9063. ncry.org

TWAIN HARTE - Oktoberfest. With concerts, microbrews, food and crafts. Oktoberfest is the center of creativity, music and fun. At the TWAIN HARTE OKTOBER FEST 2009 there's continuous live entertainment. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Free.  Location: Eproson Park, Twain Harte, CA. Call: (209) 533-3473. fireonthemountain.com.

VENTURA - Transformation, A Fashion Performance. Fashion show with items made of recycled materials. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $45-75. Location: Ventura County Museum, 89 South California Street, corner of California and Santa Clara Streets in downtown Ventura, CA. venturamuseum.org

 

  October 5, 2009

Monday

 

  CLEARLAKE OAKS - Historic Family Ranch Day Trip. Guests experience a 90-minute narrated mule-drawn wagon ride that meanders through a valley rich with history, wildlife, and other flora and ends with an authentic chuckwagon barbecue, complete with Dutch oven cobbler and complimentary Lake County wine. Time: Daylight tours, RSVP a must. Cost: $60; $50 age 55 and older. Location: Eleven Roses Ranch, 5456 New Long Valley Rd., Clearlake Oaks, CA. Call: (707) 998-4471

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Our Land, Our People, Our Mission Art Exhibit. Annual event features original art exhibition and art sale with proceeds benefiting the mission. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily. Cost: $5-9. Location: 26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 missionsjc.com

 

  October 6, 2009

Tuesday

 

  BREA - Farmers Market. This weekly event at Downtown Brea features the finest, farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and includes crafts, too. Time: 4 to 8 p.m. Cost: Free to attend. Location: Birch Street, Downtown Brea, CA. breadowntown.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Surf City Nights. Outdoor street fair & farmer's market. Time: 5 to 9 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: 200 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA. hbdowntown.com

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Our Land, Our People, Our Mission Art Exhibit. Event ends on Oct. 6. Annual event features original art exhibition and art sale with proceeds benefiting the mission. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily. Cost: $5-9. Location: 26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 missionsjc.com

 

  October 7, 2009

Wednesday

 

  HUNTINGTON BEACH - Oktoberfest German Celebration. Get out the lederhosen, dirndl and beer stein for a good time with an Oom-pah band from Germany. Beautiful bar maids, scrumptious strudels, and imported draft beers, plus lots of liqueurs to wet the whistle, and plenty of dancing (chicken dance is a must). Time: 7 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Old World German Village's German Restaurant, Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

LAKE ELSINORE - Cruise Night. 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, car show, music, awards, and more. Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Lake Elsinore Marketplace, on Central between Dexter and Cambern, Lake Elsinore, CA.

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

 

  October 8, 2009

Thursday

  FULTON - Kendall Jackson Wine & Food Pairing. Cost: $25. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: 5007 Fulton Rd., Fulton, CA. Tickets

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Oktoberfest German Celebration. Get out the lederhosen, dirndl and beer stein for a good time with an Oom-pah band from Germany. Beautiful bar maids, scrumptious strudels, and imported draft beers, plus lots of liqueurs to wet the whistle, and plenty of dancing (chicken dance is a must). Time: 7 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Old World German Village's German Restaurant, Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

SAN JOSE - COPPÉLIA, full-length ballet in three acts. Coppélia is a lighthearted ballet that is perfect family fare for its easy-to-understand story, humorous special effects, and exuberant dancing. Derived from a tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it is the story of a mysterious old toy maker who creates a beautiful doll so life-like that an entire village is fooled into believing her to be real. A young man becomes captivated by "the girl with the enamel eyes", and his fiancée is not ready to step aside for this new "girl" in town. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $30 to $85. Location: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Boulevard in downtown San Jose, CA. Ballet Box Office: (408) 288-2800. balletsj.org

 

  October 9, 2009

Friday

  HUNTINGTON BEACH -  Oktoberfest German Celebration. Get out the lederhosen, dirndl and beer stein for a good time with an Oom-pah band from Germany. Beautiful bar maids, scrumptious strudels, and imported draft beers, plus lots of liqueurs to wet the whistle, and plenty of dancing (chicken dance is a must). Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $15, 21+ only. Location: Old World German Village's German Restaurant, Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

POMONA - Off Road Expo. Nation's largest consecutive off road expo event with hundreds of exhibits invites the public to attend. Time: 10 a.m. approx. Cost: $10 adult; $5 child; Free under 6 years. Location: Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768. Tickets available at offroadexpo.com, or box office (cash only) during show.

SAN JOSE - COPPÉLIA, full-length ballet in three acts. Coppélia is a lighthearted ballet that is perfect family fare for its easy-to-understand story, humorous special effects, and exuberant dancing. Derived from a tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it is the story of a mysterious old toy maker who creates a beautiful doll so life-like that an entire village is fooled into believing her to be real. A young man becomes captivated by "the girl with the enamel eyes", and his fiancée is not ready to step aside for this new "girl" in town. Time: 1:30 p.m. Cost: $30 to $85. Location: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Boulevard in downtown San Jose, CA. Ballet Box Office: (408) 288-2800. balletsj.org
TEMECULA - Temecula Rod Run. This car event attracts thousands of automotive enthusiasts and spectators to Old Town Temecula each year. Admire the cars, listen to great bands, dine on the famous BBQ meals with smoky flavors, visit shops, booths, and vendors displaying their specials goods, services and talents. rodruntemecula.com

 

  October 10, 2009

Saturday

  CARLSBAD - Pumpkin Plunge.  Halloween bash at the Monroe Street Pool includes ghostly games and creepy contests like bobbing for brains, fishing for sea monsters, climbing the Wall of Doom, and plunging off the Tower of Terror. Creepy crafts, a giant waterslide, and carnival games are included in this unique event. And don't forget your bag for Trick-or-Treating. The San Dieguito Synchronized Swimmers and Dive San Diego have created a Halloween show just for our event. Come in costume and enter the costume contest for all ages, but don't forget your swim suit! Food and drinks are available for sale. Time: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Cost: $4 to 8. Location: Monroe Street Pool, 3401 Monroe St., Carlsbad, CA. Call:  or (760) 602-7519. ci.carlsbad.ca.us

COSTA MESA - Fall Concert Series at Orange County Market Place. Brian Lynn Jones Band and his Misfit Cowboys in a Rock ‘n’ Tonk Country show at noon and 2 p.m. with Kelly Boys Country Dance Lessons from 11:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.Cost: Free with Market Place admission. Location: Orange County Market Place, 88 Fair Drive - Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. (949) 723-6660. ocmarketplace.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH -  Oktoberfest German Celebration. Get out the lederhosen, dirndl and beer stein for a good time with an Oom-pah band from Germany. Beautiful bar maids, scrumptious strudels, and imported draft beers, plus lots of liqueurs to wet the whistle, and plenty of dancing (chicken dance is a must). Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $15, 21 and above only. Location: Old World German Village's German Restaurant, Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

MOORPARK - Antique Tractor Weekend. Includes a tractor parades at 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. Festival time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: TBD. Location: Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA. underwoodfamilyfarms.com

MURPHYS - Art Walk. Murphys Art Walk features 30 artists with 20 art galleries and businesses participating. Time: 4 to 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Downtown Murphys, CA. visitmurphys.com
OCEANSIDE -  Coming Out Day Pride at The Beach. Event sponsored by the North County LGBT coalition. This event celebrates national coming out day for the October awareness day of diversity. Music, food, dancing, and community organizations will be present to celebrate. Time: 11am-7pm. Location: Pier Amphitheater & parking lot #30, Oceanside, CA. Call: (760) 672-1848. ci.oceanside.ca.us

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

POMONA - Off Road Expo. Nation's largest consecutive off road expo event with hundreds of exhibits invites the public to attend. Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $10 adult; $5 child; Free under 6 years. Location: Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768. Tickets available at offroadexpo.com, or box office (cash only) during show.

POWAY - Old Poway Train Festival. A day of celebrating trains includes songs, train rides, train robbery re-enactments and train fun. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Location: 14134 Midland Road, Poway , CA. Cost: Free admission. Call (858) 668-4576. poway.org/oldpowaypark. 

RICHMOND - Harmony Walk to End Hunger.  Spend one day walking 3.5 miles to help GRIP change the lives of over 14,000 homeless individuals and families in Contra Costa Family. Proceeds provide meals, housing, and support to help hungry and homeless individuals and families become self-sufficient. Refreshments, rally and walk registration will begin at 8am at the Civic Center Plaza in Richmond, CA. The walk itself will start at 9am. Time: 8 a.m. Cost: Free. Location: Civic Center Plaza and Nevin Ave, Richmond, CA 94804. Call:  Andrea Bailey at (510) 233-7127 ext. 304 or [email protected] OR gripcommunity.org

SAN DIEGO - Ocean Beach Oktoberfest. Where Newport Ave. meets the Beach. Brat Trot, World Famous Sausage Toss and more.  Time: Opens at 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Shuttles provided every 30 minutes from 710 Beach Club on 710 Garnett, San Diego, CA.  oboktoberfest.com see more Oktoberfest events.

SAN FRANCISCO - Festival at the Fort. Fort Mason comes allive during this Fleet Week Festival at the fort. Blue Angels and Canadian Snowbirds annual air and water show, activities for kids, children’s rides and inflatables, an exhibit from the US Navy in Space program, entertainment with students of Fort Mason’s own Blue Bear School of Music and San Francisco Children’s Arts Center, comfortable seating areas with food, micro beers and gourmet wines are part of this annual celebration. Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. spiceoflifefestival.com

SAN FRANCISCO - Teatro ZinZanni presents Brevé. Teatro ZinZanni brunch with a twist on alternate Saturdays. Enjoy an abridged version of Under the Gypsy Moon, together with a three-course gourmet brunch designed by Chef Patrick Fassino. Time: 11:30 a.m. to  1:30 pm. Cost: $63-$78. Location: Pier 29 on The Embarcadero at Battery, San Francisco, CA. Call: (415) 438-2668. love.zinzanni.org

SAN JOSE - COPPÉLIA, full-length ballet in three acts. Coppélia is a lighthearted ballet that is perfect family fare for its easy-to-understand story, humorous special effects, and exuberant dancing. Derived from a tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it is the story of a mysterious old toy maker who creates a beautiful doll so life-like that an entire village is fooled into believing her to be real. A young man becomes captivated by "the girl with the enamel eyes", and his fiancée is not ready to step aside for this new "girl" in town. Time: Special Children’s One-Hour Matinee at 1:30 p.m. Costing $16-47. 8 p.m. Performance Cost: $30 to $85. Location: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Boulevard in downtown San Jose, CA. Ballet Box Office: (408) 288-2800. balletsj.org

SONORA - Certified Farmer's Market. Amnesia is featured entertainment. Fresh produce, crafts and live entertainment. Location: Theall and Stewart St., Sonora, CA. Time: 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. Call: (209) 532-7735. sonoraca.com

TEMECULA - Temecula Rod Run. This car event attracts thousands of automotive enthusiasts and spectators to Old Town Temecula each year. Admire the cars, listen to great bands, dine on the famous BBQ meals with smoky flavors, visit shops, booths, and vendors displaying their specials goods, services and talents. rodruntemecula.com

TWIN PEAKS (SAN BERNARDINO) - Pine Cone Festival. 3rd Annual Pine Cone Festival features Pine Cone Olympics & Games! Biggest Pine Cone in the World Contest, Pine Cone Arts & Crafts, an awesome, family day of fun. Time: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Rotary Centennial Park, 675 Grandview Rd. Twin Peaks, CA. pineconefestival.com

WESTLAKE VILLAGE - 2009 Inaugural Sherwood Concours d’ Elegance. The American Red Cross of Ventura County hosts its inaugural Sherwood Concours d’ Elegance taking place at one of Ventura County’s premier venues, Sherwood Country Club on Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11, 2009.  The two-day, action packed event includes exciting rare and one-of-a-kind automobiles on display.  Thousands of automobile enthusiasts and car collectors will participate. 6th Annual Clara Barton Awards, will also be celebrated in conjunction with this event on October 10. Location: Sherwood Country Club, 320 W Stafford Rd, Westlake Village, CA. Call: ‎Maria Sanchez at the American Red Cross at (805) 987-1514 x311. arcventura.org

  October 11, 2009

Sunday

  ALAMEDA - Speisekammer Oktoberfest. Held 4 Sundays in a row, September 20, 27, October 4 & 11,  at 2424 Lincoln, Alameda, CA. Free admission. speisekammer.com  See more Oktoberfest events

COSTA MESA - The Big Squeeze Orange County Accordion Festival.  Showcasing a variety of traditional and contemporary accordion music including Cajun, Zydeco, Russian folk, Polka, Tejano and other styles. Main stage acts feature Raving Polka from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Grammy nominee for Best Zydeco/Cajun Music , Lisa Haley and the Zydekats take the stage from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. Los Fabulocos with Kid Ramos appear from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Other stages of accordion music from local and regional groups and soloists, demos, dance lessons, and educational presentations will be offered. Admission free with canned food item for the O. C. Food Bank. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (949) 723-6660. ocmarketplace.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH -  Oktoberfest German Celebration. Get out the lederhosen, dirndl and beer stein for a good time with an Oom-pah band from Germany. Sunday is family day with kids bounce houses and outdoor patio fun, often including dachshund races. Time: 1 - 7 p.m. Cost: $5. Location: Old World German Village's German Restaurant, Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.

MOORPARK - Antique Tractor Weekend. Includes a tractor parades at 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. Festival time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: TBD. Location: Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA. underwoodfamilyfarms.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

POMONA - Off Road Expo. Nation's largest consecutive off road expo event with hundreds of exhibits invites the public to attend. Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $10 adult; $5 child; Free under 6 years. Location: Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768. Tickets available at offroadexpo.com, or box office (cash only) during show.

SAN DIEGO - Auto Showcase. The Gaslamp Quarter Association is proud to announce its 1st Annual car show will be held on 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter. This spectacular showcase will be free to the public and feature four car saloons along 5th Avenue from Market to E Street, comprised of the following exquisite automobiles: Italian exotics, Corvette and Detroit Muscle Cars, CCCA cars and special interest cars. Spectators from all of over Southern California will spend an afternoon viewing a fine collection of cars along the historic streets of the Gaslamp Quarter. Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Call: (619) 233-5008. gaslamp.org

SAN FRANCISCO - Angel Island After the Fire Hike. Docent led tour takes you by the areas where a fire destroyed plants and trees, and will show how it is recovering.  Learn about the historic sites and impact on vegetation and the BayWood Artists. The hike is about 6 miles. Take the earliest ferry from San Francisco or Tiburon and meet at 10:30 at the Island gift shop. Return on the last ferry. Bring hiking shoes, layered clothing, water, lunch, camera, and binoculars. Group size limited. Call (415) 435-3522 for reservations. $5 fee goes to the state park. angelisland.org

SAN FRANCISCO - Treasure Island WineFest.  Lodi Wine Country growers and vintners  will present at First Annual Treasure Island WineFest to exclusively feature Lodi wines. Attendees will sip on Lodi's Award-winning wines while enjoying culinary creations from Wine Valley Catering. There will also be educational seminars, strolling entertainment and Fleet Week aerial shows. Time: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.  Admission is $55 in advance and $65 at the door. Location: Pavilion by the Bay at Treasure Island Avenue of the Palms, San Francisco, Ca. 94130. Call: (877) 367-4757 tiwinefest.com [email protected]

SAN JOSE - COPPÉLIA, full-length ballet in three acts. Coppélia is a lighthearted ballet that is perfect family fare for its easy-to-understand story, humorous special effects, and exuberant dancing. Derived from a tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it is the story of a mysterious old toy maker who creates a beautiful doll so life-like that an entire village is fooled into believing her to be real. A young man becomes captivated by "the girl with the enamel eyes", and his fiancée is not ready to step aside for this new "girl" in town. Time: Special Children’s One-Hour Matinee at 1:30 p.m. Costing $16-47. 8 p.m. Performance. Cost: $30 to $85. Location: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Boulevard in downtown San Jose, CA. Ballet Box Office: (408) 288-2800. balletsj.org

WESTLAKE VILLAGE - 2009 Inaugural Sherwood Concours d’ Elegance. The American Red Cross of Ventura County hosts its inaugural Sherwood Concours d’ Elegance taking place at one of Ventura County’s premier venues, Sherwood Country Club.  The action packed event includes exciting rare and one-of-a-kind automobiles on display.  Thousands of automobile enthusiasts and car collectors will participate. 6th Annual Clara Barton Awards, will also be celebrated in conjunction with this event on October 10. Location: Sherwood Country Club, 320 W Stafford Rd, Westlake Village, CA. Call: ‎Maria Sanchez at the American Red Cross at (805) 987-1514 x311. arcventura.org

 

  October 12, 2009 Monday   ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

SANTA ROSA - Sonoma Wine Country Hot Air Ballooning. Outdoor Adventures & Recreation. The fun and  ballooning begins just after dawn when flying conditions are perfect: cool temperatures, calm winds and clear skies. Expect to spend three to five hours with approximately 1 to 1.5 hours of flight time, depending on landing opportunities. Wine Country Balloons is the highest rated, FAA Safety-Certified hot air ballooning company since 1979. Above the Wine Country Balloons, Kal’s Kaffe Mocha, 397 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Per Person (ages 6+)  $245.25

  October 13, 2009

Tuesday

  BREA - Farmers Market. This weekly event at Downtown Brea features the finest, farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and includes crafts, too. Time: 4 to 8 p.m. Cost: Free to attend. Location: Birch Street, Downtown Brea, CA. breadowntown.com

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

SAN DIEGO - Disney's The Lion King, Musical. This award-winning Broadway musical returns to San Diego and often sells out.  Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $20 - 79 approx. Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101. broadwaysd.com

 

  October 14, 2009

Wednesday

  HUNTINGTON BEACH - Oktoberfest German Celebration. Get out the lederhosen, dirndl and beer stein for a good time with an Oom-pah band from Germany. Beautiful bar maids, scrumptious strudels, and imported draft beers, plus lots of liqueurs to wet the whistle, and plenty of dancing (chicken dance is a must). Time: 7 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Old World German Village's German Restaurant, Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

SAN DIEGO - Disney's The Lion King, Musical. This award-winning Broadway musical returns to San Diego and often sells out.  Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $20 - 79 approx. Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101. broadwaysd.com

 

  October 15, 2009

Thursday

  ANAHEIM - Orange County 2010-model OC Auto Show.  New cars, crossovers, sport/utility vehicles, trucks and more take over the Anaheim Convention Center in an automotive extravaganza featurung futuristic concept cars, eye-popping exotics, pre-production models, interactive ride and drives and the latest alternative fuel options for showgoers looking to go green. Additionally, the auto show will pump up the energy with exciting bikini contests, aftermarket accessories and the latest in car customization. Time: October 15  4 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, October 16 Noon – 10 p.m.; Saturday, October 17 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; and Sunday, October 18 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Cost: $6-10. Location:  Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA. OrangeCountyAutoShow.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Oktoberfest German Celebration. Get out the lederhosen, dirndl and beer stein for a good time with an Oom-pah band from Germany. Beautiful bar maids, scrumptious strudels, and imported draft beers, plus lots of liqueurs to wet the whistle, and plenty of dancing (chicken dance is a must). Time: 7 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Old World German Village's German Restaurant, Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

 

  October 16, 2009

Friday

  ANAHEIM - Orange County 2010-model OC Auto Show.  New cars, crossovers, sport/utility vehicles, trucks and more take over the Anaheim Convention Center in an automotive extravaganza featurung futuristic concept cars, eye-popping exotics, pre-production models, interactive ride and drives and the latest alternative fuel options for showgoers looking to go green. Additionally, the auto show will pump up the energy with exciting bikini contests, aftermarket accessories and the latest in car customization. Time: October 16 Noon – 10 p.m.; Saturday, October 17 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; and Sunday, October 18 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Cost: $6-10. Location:  Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA. OrangeCountyAutoShow.com

BUENA PARK - Silverado Days.  Annual Buena Park celebration is a three day carnival, community contests, food, Chili Cookoff, Car Show and more. Get out your silver spurs and jingle jangle your way over to Buena Park for some real down home Hog Calling, Mutt Contest, Cute Baby Contest, Custom Hot Rod Car Show, Arm Wresting, etc.  Food booths, 20 game booths, 85 arts and crafts booth and 30 carnival rides to share with family and friends are just a sampling of what you'll find at Buena Park's Silverado Days annual celebration. The carnival is open Friday from 4 to midnight (rides open at 5), Saturday from 10:00 to midnight and Sunday from 10:30 to 9 (rides open at 12:00 noon Sat. and Sun.)  Location: Peak Park, 7225 El Dorado Dr. Buena Park, CA. silveradodays.com

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

KERNVILLE -  Fat Tire Festival. Annual event. Kernville, CA. Call: (760) 376-6553. kernvillechamber.org

LOS ANGELES - Fall Festival at the LA Farmer's Market. This popular event has included pig races, Halloween costumes, marching bands and other festive entertainment.  Time: All Day. Location: 6333 West 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA. Call: (323) 933-9211. farmersmarketla.com.

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

 

  October 17, 2009

Saturday

  ANAHEIM - Orange County 2010-model OC Auto Show.  New cars, crossovers, sport/utility vehicles, trucks and more take over the Anaheim Convention Center in an automotive extravaganza featurung futuristic concept cars, eye-popping exotics, pre-production models, interactive ride and drives and the latest alternative fuel options for showgoers looking to go green. Additionally, the auto show will pump up the energy with exciting bikini contests, aftermarket accessories and the latest in car customization. Time: October 17 - 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; and Sunday, October 18 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Cost: $6-10. Location:  Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA. OrangeCountyAutoShow.com

CAMPBELL - Oktoberfest. Campbell's two day Oktoberfest is the best. Held in Downtown Campbell, the event offers entertainment with Bavarian bands, beer garden and more. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 17; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Call: (408) 378-6252. campbellchamber.com
COSTA MESA - Fall Concert Series at Orange County Market Place.  Don’t Stop Believing, a Journey Tribute at noon and 2 p.m. Cost: Free with Market Place admission. Location: Orange County Market Place, 88 Fair Drive - Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. (949) 723-6660. ocmarketplace.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Boardfest. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Huntington Beach Pier, Pacific Coast Highway at Main St., Huntington Beach, CA. boardfest.com

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

KERNVILLE -  Fat Tire Festival. Annual event. Kernville, CA. Call: (760) 376-6553. kernvillechamber.org

KERNVILLE -  Stampede Rodeo. Held at John E. McNalley Arena, Kernville, CA. kernvillechamber.org

LOS ANGELES - Fall Festival at the LA Farmer's Market. This popular event has included pig races, Halloween costumes, marching bands and other festive entertainment.  Time: All Day. Location: 6333 West 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA. Call: (323) 933-9211. farmersmarketla.com.

MOORPARK - Western Heritage Weekend. Includes stunt ropers, country music, cowboy poetry, a medicine show and more. At 3:00pm, the Wild West rides off into the sunset, but the Catterwailers heat up the Harvest Stage with their high-energy bluegrass music. Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $10. Location: Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA. underwoodfamilyfarms.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

PETALUMA - Oktoberfest. This annual Petaluma Rotary Oktoberfest is great fun for the community to come out and dance, sing, and sample Bavarian delights. Beer Garden, Steve Balich orchestra, great German food, fine Lagunitas beer, polka dancing, lots of fun, camaraderie and atmosphere.  Plus it’s all for a great cause – Lend a Hand to Education and other important Rotary projects. Silent Auction.  Time: 4 to 10 p.m. Admission: Advance sales adults $10, day of $12; under 21 $4, day of $6. Location:  Herzog Hall, Petaluma Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Drive off E Washington Street, Petaluma, CA. petalumavalleyrotary.org.

SONORA - Certified Farmer's Market. Amnesia is featured entertainment. Fresh produce, crafts and live entertainment. Location: Theall and Stewart St., Sonora, CA. Time: 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. Call: (209) 532-7735. sonoraca.com

SPRINGVILLE - Springville Apple Festival. Pie eating contest, 5 & 10 K Apple Run, Fat Tire Classic, carnival, clowns, and plenty of food in this downtown event that celebrates the fall harvest, and the pick of the crop. Time: Daily. Cost: Free admission. Location: Springville, California. Call: (559) 539-0619. springville.ca.us/applefest

 

  October 18, 2009

Sunday

  ANAHEIM - Orange County 2010-model OC Auto Show.  New cars, crossovers, sport/utility vehicles, trucks and more take over the Anaheim Convention Center in an automotive extravaganza featurung futuristic concept cars, eye-popping exotics, pre-production models, interactive ride and drives and the latest alternative fuel options for showgoers looking to go green. Additionally, the auto show will pump up the energy with exciting bikini contests, aftermarket accessories and the latest in car customization. Time: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Cost: $6-10. Location:  Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA. OrangeCountyAutoShow.com

CAMPBELL - Oktoberfest. Campbell's two day Oktoberfest is the best. Held in Downtown Campbell, the event offers entertainment with Bavarian bands, beer garden and more. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 17; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Call: (408) 378-6252. campbellchamber.com

COSTA MESA - Fall Concert Series at Orange County Market Place. Blues show with the James Harman Band at noon and 2 p.m. Cost: Free with Market Place admission. Location: Orange County Market Place, 88 Fair Drive - Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. (949) 723-6660. ocmarketplace.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Boardfest. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Huntington Beach Pier, Pacific Coast Highway at Main St., Huntington Beach, CA. boardfest.com

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

KERNVILLE -  Stampede Rodeo. Held at John E. McNalley Arena, Kernville, CA. kernvillechamber.org

KERNVILLE -  Fat Tire Festival. Annual event. Kernville, CA. Call: (760) 376-6553. kernvillechamber.org

LOS ANGELES - Fall Festival at the LA Farmer's Market. This popular event has included pig races, Halloween costumes, marching bands and other festive entertainment.  Time: All Day. Location: 6333 West 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA. Call: (323) 933-9211. farmersmarketla.com.

MOORPARK - Western Heritage Weekend. Includes stunt ropers, country music, cowboy poetry, a medicine show and more. At 3:00pm, the Wild West rides off into the sunset, but the Catterwailers heat up the Harvest Stage with their high-energy bluegrass music. Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $10. Location: Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA. underwoodfamilyfarms.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

SPRINGVILLE - Springville Apple Festival. Pie eating contest, 5 & 10 K Apple Run, carnival, clowns, and plenty of food in this downtown event that celebrates the fall harvest, and the pick of the crop. Time: Daily. Cost: Free admission. Location: Springville, California. Call: (559) 539-0619. springville.ca.us/applefest

SUNOL - Historic Train Rides. Depart from Sunol depot and travel part of the historic route of the first transcontinental railroad. Departure times: 10:30 a.m.; Noon; 1:30 and 3 p.m. Cost: $10. Location: Sunol Station, 6 Kilkare Rd., Sunol, CA Call: (925) 862-9063. ncry.org

 

  October 20, 2009

Tuesday

  JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

SAN DIEGO - Disney's The Lion King, Musical. This award-winning Broadway musical returns to San Diego and often sells out.  Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $20 - 79 approx. Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101. broadwaysd.com

 

  October 21, 2009

Wednesday

  JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

LAKE ELSINORE - Cruise Night. 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, car show, music, awards, and more. Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Lake Elsinore Marketplace, on Central between Dexter and Cambern, Lake Elsinore, CA.

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

SAN DIEGO - Disney's The Lion King, Musical. This award-winning Broadway musical returns to San Diego and often sells out.  Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $20 - 79 approx. Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101. broadwaysd.com

 

  October 22, 2009

Thursday

  JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

SAN DIEGO - Disney's The Lion King, Musical. This award-winning Broadway musical returns to San Diego and often sells out.  Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20 - 79 approx. Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101. broadwaysd.com

 

  October 23, 2009

Friday

  JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PASO ROBLES - Julie and the BadDogs Concert. The 2009 Vina Robles Concert Series, presented by AMS Entertainment, invites guests to bring a picnic or pre-order one prepared by Trumpet Vine Catering. Vina Robles wines are available for purchase. No outside beverages please. Time: 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30, concert begins at 7 PM. Cost: $15. Location: Signature Room, Vina Robles Hospitality Center, 3700 Mill Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446. Call (805) 227-4812.

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

SAN DIEGO - Disney's The Lion King, Musical. This award-winning Broadway musical returns to San Diego and often sells out.  Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $20 - 79 approx. Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101. broadwaysd.com

SAN FRANCISCO - Perry Mann's Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo Time: Expo Hours: Friday, October 23, 2009: 4:00 p.m. – Midnight: $20. Saturday, October 24, 2009: Noon – 6:00 p.m: $20, Must be 18 and over to attend the Expo. Ball Hours: Saturday 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. Ball is age 21 and older. General Admission Tickets from $59; VIP Tickets from $125. Ball prices increase as event gets nearer. Location: Cow Palace, San Francisco, California. Call Festival Hotline: 1-415-567-BALL (2255).exoticeroticball.com. Email travel trollop: [email protected]

 

  October 24, 2009

Saturday

  ANTIOCH -  Kid’s Free Fishing Derby. 22nd annual derby in memory of Uril “Compy” Compomizzo, who started  “Get Kids Hooked on Fishing, invites youth to a day of fun with fish, bait, tackle, free lunch, awards and goody bags for the kids provided. In addition to the fishing and sportsmanship instruction in a fun competition, children ages 3 through 12 will have a chance to learn about a variety of environmental subjects, with participants from Contra Costa County Community Awareness Emergency Response; Wally Wise Guy; Contra Costa County Mosquito Vector Control; Restore The Delta; Department of Water Resources and California Department of Health, Environmental Health Group. Time: 9 a.m. to Noon. Location: Contra Loma Reservoir in Antioch , CA. Contact: [email protected]

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

MOORPARK - All About Pumpkins. Costume contests, pumpkin demos and more.  Time: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Location: Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA. underwoodfamilyfarms.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com
SAN DIEGO - Disney's The Lion King, Musical. This award-winning Broadway musical returns to San Diego and often sells out.  Time: 2 & 8 p.m. Cost: $20 - 79 approx. Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101. broadwaysd.com

SAN DIEGO - Boulevard BOO! 5th Annual Parade and Carnival where ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to this free family-friendly event is action-packed with a parade, carnival games and rides, live entertainment, beer garden and costume contests. The Boo! Parade begins at 59th Street on El Cajon Boulevard and travels to Rolando Boulevard from 11:00 AM to Noon.  where you can take a wicked ride down the inflatable slides or go batty on the merry-go-round.  Time: Noon to 6 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Carnival is at Clay Park, 4759 Seminole Drive, San Diego, CA.  Call (619) 582.1093.  booparade.com

SAN FRANCISCO - Teatro ZinZanni presents Brevé. Teatro ZinZanni brunch with a twist on alternate Saturdays. Enjoy an abridged version of Under the Gypsy Moon, together with a three-course gourmet brunch designed by Chef Patrick Fassino. Time: 11:30 a.m. to  1:30 pm. Cost: $63-$78. Location: Pier 29 on The Embarcadero at Battery, San Francisco, CA. Call: (415) 438-2668. love.zinzanni.org

SAN FRANCISCO - Exotic Erotic Ball. Lingerie, fetish attire, and masquerade, are all invited in this most sexy party for Halloween anywhere in the U.S. While nudity is not allowed, let your imagine run with costumes that skirt the bounds. Perry Mann's Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo Time: Expo Hours: Friday, October 23, 2009: 4:00 p.m. – Midnight: $20. Saturday, October 24, 2009: Noon – 6:00 p.m: $20, Must be 18 and over to attend the Expo. Ball Hours: Saturday 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. Ball is age 21 and older. General Admission Tickets from $59; VIP Tickets from $125. Ball prices increase as event gets nearer. Location: Cow Palace, San Francisco, California. Call Festival Hotline: 1-415-567-BALL (2255).exoticeroticball.com. Email travel trollop: [email protected]  exoticeroticball.com

 

  October 25, 2009

Sunday

  COSTA MESA - Trick or Treat Festival and Halloween Hearse Procession. 12th annual Halloween event features free daytime trick or treating from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., giant pumpkin carving by Farmer Mike (now author of "Farmer Mike Grows Giant pumpkins"), first 500 kids receive his book, free face painting, Goldilocks and the Three Buccaneers puppet show, antique and classic hearse show and 10 a.m. procession thru Costa Mesa, Dr. Demento's Festival of Dementia Shows, Freak Show Deluxe, vampire poets, Magic Castle Jr. Society Magician Mark Gibson, Crimebo the Clown and Crime Trivia Contest, Count Miniscula, Ballooney Looney Witch, costume contest for ages 13 years and older, kid’s costume parade, Ukulady, tall witches and blood drive to support local hospitals. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Orange County Market Place, 88 Fair Drive - Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Call 949-723-6660. ocmarketplace.com

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

LOS ANGELES - LA Cancer Challenge 5K / 10K Run and Walk for Pancreatic Cancer. LA Cancer Challenge has raised over 2.1 million dollars for the Hirshberg Foundation in its battle against a disease that kills thousands each year and touches the lives of countless more friends and families. Time: AM. Cost: Registration for adults is $35-$40 & $15 for kids. Location:  The VA grounds in West Los Angeles at the 405 and Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Call: 310) 473-5121. L.A. Cancer Challenge or the Hirshberg Foundation, lacancerchallenge.com or  pancreatic.org

MOORPARK - All About Pumpkins. Costume contests, pumpkin demos and more.  Time: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Location: Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA. underwoodfamilyfarms.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PALM DESERT - Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade. Colorful carts line the boulevard of the El Paseo. golfcartparade.com

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

SAN DIEGO - Disney's The Lion King, Musical. This award-winning Broadway musical returns to San Diego and often sells out.  Time: 1 & 6:30 p.m. Cost: $20 - 79 approx. Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101. broadwaysd.com

SANTA CRUZ - Howl-o-Ween. Coastal Dogs will feature a Howloween dog costume parade/walk. coastaldogs.com

 

  October, 26, 2009

Monday

  JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

SANTA ROSA - The Facts Behind the Funnies. Exhibit at Charles Schulz Musuem The Facts Behind the Funnies: Schulz's Passion for Precision. As a cartoonist read by millions of fans, Charles Schulz felt an obligation to get his facts straight about the subjects he tackled in Peanuts. This exhibition reveals Schulz's dedication to detail in order to ensure that sports plays and positions (from ice skating to surfing), medical conditions, musical notes, and even Woodstock’s shorthand were accurately depicted. Runs through Jan. 1, 2010. Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $8; $5 youth, seniors; Free under 4 years. Location: 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA. Call: (707) 579-4452. SchulzMuseum.org  | Buy Tickets!

 

  October 27, 2009

Tuesday

  BREA - Farmers Market. This weekly event at Downtown Brea features the finest, farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and includes crafts, too. Time: 4 to 8 p.m. Cost: Free to attend. Location: Birch Street, Downtown Brea, CA. breadowntown.com

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

SAN DIEGO - Disney's The Lion King, Musical. This award-winning Broadway musical returns to San Diego and often sells out.  Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $20 - 79 approx. Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101. broadwaysd.com

 

  October 28, 2009

Wednesday

  JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

SAN DIEGO - Disney's The Lion King, Musical. This award-winning Broadway musical returns to San Diego and often sells out.  Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $20 - 79 approx. Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101. broadwaysd.com

SAN FRANCISCO- Angel Island Potomac Tour.  Enjoy a tram tour of Fort McDowell, one of the oldest military posts in the nation, and other significant historical Angel Island sites. Board FDR's Presidential Yacht, USS Potomac at Jack London Square, Oakland. A Gourmet Box Lunch and beverages will be provided on the tour. Time: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $90/person. Reservations required, call: (510) 627-1215.

 

  October 29, 2009

Thursday

  JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

SAN DIEGO - Disney's The Lion King, Musical. This award-winning Broadway musical returns to San Diego and often sells out.  Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20 - 79 approx. Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101. broadwaysd.com

SAN JOSE - Oktoberfest. Time: 5: 30 - 7:30 p.m. sjchamber.com

 

  October 30, 2009

Friday

  JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

PETALUMA - El Dia de Los Muertos Procession. In celebration of El Dia de los Muertos "The Day of the Dead". A procession starting in Downtown Petaluma will end up at the Petaluma Art Center. Time: TBD. Location: Downtown Petaluma to the Petaluma Art Center 901 West St., Petaluma, CA

SAN DIEGO - Disney's The Lion King, Musical. This award-winning Broadway musical returns to San Diego and often sells out.  Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $20 - 79 approx. Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101. broadwaysd.com

SAN  LUIS OBISPO - HANDs on Health. Cal Poly Presents the 1st Annual HANDs on Health Event. Join the entire Central Coast for two days of festivities featuring fun, interactive learning for all ages. Explore a Farmers Market, expand your knowledge from national speakers and research and take advantage of free health and dental screenings! Event runs through Oct. 31. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Free. Location:  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Campus, 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93410. Call: Melody Pietsch for info and sponsorship: (805)756-0673. cope.calpoly.edu

 

 

  October 31, 2009

Saturday

  ARCATA - Haunted Kinetic Lab of Horrors. Time: 7 p.m. to Midnight. Cost: $5. Location: 820 N Street, Arcata, CA. Call: (707) 822-4805.

BAKERSFIELD - Safe Halloween 2008. Bakersfield's premier TRICK-OR-TREAT experience provides for children ages 3 - 12 to safely trick-or-treat for terrific goodies on the Kern County Museum grounds in a family style environment. There will be over 30 trick-or-treat stations and lots more fun to enjoy including: Costume Contests • School-type Carnival • Petting Zoo • Food and Beverages • AND SO MUCH MORE!!! Hours: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets: $8 for children and adults. Location: Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301. Phone: (661) 852-5020. bakersfieldsafehalloween.com

BIG BEAR LAKE - Trick or Treat in Big Bear Village. Time: 5 to 9 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Big Bear Lake, CA. Contact: (800) 4-BIGBEAR. bigbear.com

BIG BEAR LAKE - Boo in the Zoo. It's a special afternoon of Tricks 'n Treats for kids. Time: 3 pm - 6 pm. Location: 43285 Goldmine Drive in Big Bear Lake, California. The Graveyard, Pumpkin Patch, Electric Dungeon of Doom, Witches Brew, Scarecrow Land, Witches Lair, and Goblins throughout the park. Call (909) 878-4200. www.moonridgezoo.org
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 - Knotts Berry Farm- 36th 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 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. knotts.com

BURBANK -  Booo-tiful Downtown Burbank Halloween. Parents are invited to bring their little ghosts & goblins to Downtown Burbank on Halloween from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. for an early evening of trick-or-treating before all the bigger ghosts come out! Participating Downtown Burbank merchants provide treats. www.downtown-burbank.org

CALABASAS - Halloween Carnival -  City of Calabasas kicks off a night of trick or treating with outdoor theater, games, refreshments and more at Juan De Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas CA. Call (818) 880-6461

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). 3dfearfactory.com

COSTA MESA - Woodworking Show. Enjoy the Parade of Products. Time: Friday, Noon - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Admission: General $8. Children 12 and under are free. Location: Buildings 10 and 12, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (801) 544-9125. ocfair or thewoodworkingshows.com
DAVIS - Day of the Dead Fiesta. Day of the Dead Fiesta with Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano. Raise the dead and celebrate life with the The Grammy-winning virtuoso mariachi ensemble Los Camperos de Nati Cano in a special Day of the Dead fiesta at the Mondavi Center honors the dead in a festival of life. This Day of the Dead concert premiere will draw from rich cultural traditions and be distinctively Mexican, yet universal in appeal. Audience members are encouraged to join the celebration and come costumed as skeletons for this event. Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $17 - 44. Location: One Shields Ave., University of California Davis, CA. mondaviarts.org

DAVIS - Trick or Treat Downtown. Dozens of Downtown businesses will open their doors to kids 12 and under for a safe and fun Halloween experience, Time: 1 to 5 p.m. Stop first in E Street Plaza to make your own trick-or-treat bag and receive a FREE professional photo of your costumed children.
Call: (530) 756-8763. davisdowntown.com.

ENCINITAS - Safe Trick or Treat on Pumpkin Lane. Highway 101 will be converted into Pumpkin Lane for a fun kids' event. Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Cost: Free. encinitas101.com

FERNDALE - St. Mark's Harvest Festival and Chili Cook-Off. This annual event features family fun, all kinds of games, elephant bingo, cakewalk, and a candy booth for the kids. Chili judged by local dignitaries at the beginning of festivities, followed by hot dogs and cornbread with a taste of chili for other attendees. Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: St. Mark's, Fern & Berding Streets, Ferndale, CA. stmarksferndale.org

GARBERVILLE - Community Halloween. Trick-or-treating (approximately 5:30pm), a scream contest, costume judging, and pictures! Festivities begin at 3:30 PM. Location: Ray’s Food Place Parking Lot, Garberville, CA.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Halloween on Main includes bounce houses for kids, petting zoo, booths, candy from merchants and a costume contest. Location: Main Street between Pacific Coast Highway and Orange Street. Time: 6 - 9 p.m. hbdowntown.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Wetlands Gardening - Enjoy the Great Outdoors while helping to restore the Bolsa Chica Wetlands! Help restore native plant communities through non-native plant removal, and cleanup efforts. Don't forget to bring: Drinking water, wear closed toed shoes, layered clothing you don't mind getting dirty, and protection from the sun. Time: 9 a.m. to Noon. Cost: Volunteer, no cost. Location: Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center: 3842 Warner Ave.Huntington Beach, CA 92649 R.S.V.P. at (714) 846-1114 or email: [email protected] bolsachica.org

LAKE ARROWHEAD - Trick or Treat in Lake Arrowhead Village. Come out to the Lake Arrowhead Village and enjoy an evening of Trick or treating. Call: (909)337-2533.

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
LANCASTER - Disney Spectacular Music Revue. Cedar Street Theatre features musical selections from Beauty & The Beast, The Lion King, and other Disney favorites. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $14 - 18. Location: Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA. Call: (661)723-5950. lpac.org

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  - 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

LONG BEACH - Halloween Yacht Party. Music, DJs, drinks, appetizer buffet and costume contest aboard The Majestic luxury yacht that glides along the Long Beach harbor for this special event. Cost: $65-75. Time: 9 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Location: 100 Aquarium Way, Dock #3, Long Beach, CA. Call: (949) 515-2120. un4seenproductions.com

LOS ANGELES - Tamale Festival. 2122 W. 7th St. (MacArthur Park), Los Angeles, CA. Time: 3 - 8 p.m. Cost: Free admission. eastlosangeles.net

LOS ANGELES - Maja's Mysteries Spiritual History Tour. Tour the city's most spiritual sites.  Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Departs Clifton's Cafeteria at 7th & Broadway downtown, L.A. Cost:  $62/person. Call:323-223-2767. esotouric.com

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. experienceshadowhills.com

MALIBU - Halloween Haunt. Kids 1 - 10 years can wear your costume and compete in the costume contest, or just come play games, do arts & crafts or go through the Haunted Maze inside the Michael Landon Center. Time: 3 to 5 p.m.  Cost: Free event. Call: (310) 317-1364. ci.malibu.ca.us

MARINA DEL REY - Halloween Party, Charthouse Restaurant, 13950 Panay Way, Marina del Rey. Time: 5-7PM. Call: 310-822-4144
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.

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

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

PETUALUMA - Trick or Treat Trail. Trick or Treat Trail. Downtown merchants annual Trick or Treat Trail for Halloween features a fun and safe community environment for collecting goodies with your little goblins (for children 12 and under, please). Look for the balloons and posters in participating businesses. Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM. Location:  All over Historic Downtown Petaluma, CA. Cost: Free. Phone: (707) 762-9348. petalumadowntown.com

PLACERVILLE -  Trick or Treat on Main Street.  Historic Downtown Placerville Main Street merchants  provide goodies to trick-or-treaters while supplies last. Activities include a costume contest and carnival. Time: 4 to 6 p.m. Call: (530) 672-3436. placerville-downtown.org

POWAY - Once Upon a Hallowe’en. This is a brand new, family-friendly event at Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road. This free event will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

REDONDO BEACH - Halloween Party on Redondo Beach Pier. Annual Halloween Bash on the Redondo Pier includes games with prizes for all children. Pier businesses will be ready with candy for the trick-or-treaters; a spooky DJ, costume parade and fun “ghoulishly” delightful dancing, and the Redondo Beach Pier Association will be presenting a safe, fun and friendly alternative to door to door travels. For young ghosts, goblins, Tinkerbells, cowboys, and so on, the Redondo Pier is a fun place to show off costumes and enjoy festivities that are planned just for our children to enjoy Halloween.  5pm-8pm. redondopier.com

RIDGECREST - Sierra Art Guild's Fall Show and Sale. 18 artisans show their paintings, photographs, jewelry, sculpture, weaving, pottery, stained glass, wearable art clothing, tapestries and wall art. Event runs through Nov. 2. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Carriage Inn, 901 N. China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA. Call: (760) 446-2060.

RUNNING SPRINGS - Trick or Treat in Running Springs kids event.  Children dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes. Call: (909)867-2411.

SAN DIEGO - Haunted Trail and Haunted Hotel in Balboa Park. Guests head from Marston Point (6th and Juniper) past graveyards and ghosts, past menacing trees. Hours: 7 to Midnight, Fri & Sat; 7-11 p.m. Sun-Wed. Cost: $13.99. Call: (619) 696-SCARE. hauntedtrail.net.

SAN DIEGO - Halloween at Hard Rock - Playboy's Fantasies & Nightmares. Girl Next Door (Kendra Wilkinson) will host this costume contest and Halloween party at Hard Rock Hotel. It includes hosted drink specials till 10 p.m. in the the Woodstock Terrace and Moonstone Lounge. Cost: $50 adult general admission. Time: 8 p.m. Location: 207 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA. Call: (619) 764-6926 | hardrockhotelsd.com

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.”

SAN DIEGO - Disney's The Lion King, Musical. This award-winning Broadway musical returns to San Diego and often sells out.  Time: 2 & 8 p.m. Cost: $20 - 79 approx. Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101. broadwaysd.com

SAN  LUIS OBISPO - HANDs on Health. Cal Poly Presents the 1st Annual HANDs on Health Event. Join the entire Central Coast for two days of festivities featuring fun, interactive learning for all ages. Explore a Farmers Market, expand your knowledge from national speakers and research and take advantage of free health and dental screenings! Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Free. Location:  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Campus, 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93410. Call: Melody Pietsch for info and sponsorship: (805)756-0673. cope.calpoly.edu
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SANTA CRUZ - Halloween on the Wharf, Santa Cruz Wharf.  Call 420-5273  Cost: FREE  | Santa Cruz Hotels |

SEAL BEACH - Trick or Treat on Main Street. Bring your kids to this daytime event in their favorite costumes so they can trick or treat at your favorite merchants who will be dressed in costumes, too. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Main Street near Seal Beach Pier between Pacific Coast Highway and Ocean Blvd., Seal Beach, CA

SOLVANG - Clown Town. Solvang & Buellton  15th Annual Halloween Haunted House, Clown Town 2008,  features two nights of terror. Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Location: Solvang Theaterfest. Cost: $6 Adult, $4 age 13 - under (Kid friendly from 6 - 6:30 PM.) Call (805) 688-PLAY. solvangusa.com

SUNSET BEACH - Sunset Gondola sunset authentic gondoliers and gondola cruises.  Peter's Landing, Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA.

TEMECULA - Thornton Winery Hallow-Wine Party. Tired of the standard Halloween party? Mix things up with Thornton Winery’s Halloween Fright Fest. This festive Halloween party combines just the right touches of sophistication & fright, four –star cuisine, and premium wines. The menu includes: Poached Apple & Duck Breast Rosemary Skewer; Grilled Flat Iron Steak, Mushroomm-Asparagus Ragout and many more options. Dress up for great prizes awarded for Best Costume, Most Original, Funniest, and Scariest. Time: 7 p.m. Location: 32575 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA. Cost: $85/ person, plus tax & gratuity, reservations a must. Call (951) 699-0099. thorntonwine.com

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 1 a.m. Cost: Ticket Price: $29 - $51.99. Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608. Tickets: www.halloweenhorrornights.com/hollywood

VACAVILLE - Comedy Scarefest. Four comedy headliners bring home the laughs to Vacaville. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $17.  Location: Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Dr., Vacaville, CA. Call: (707) 449-6217. vpat.net

WEST HOLLYWOOD - West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval -  21st Annual Event is the  largest Halloween street party in the world, attracting over 450,000 people – young, old, gay, straight, who take to the streets of Santa Monica Boulevard to enjoy the craziest, most eccentric costume creations ever. The big draws of the evening are the Halloween Costume Contest and crowning of an Honorary "Queen of the Carnaval. Fantastic live entertainment, food vendors, and special events like "drag" races, pumpkin carving contests, and children's activities. Admission is free. Time: 6:00pm - Midnight. Location: Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Call: (323) 848-6400. weho.org / westhollywoodhalloween.com