California Events Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

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AZUSA: Golden Days, Oct. 7-9, 2011. Parade, carnival, fun run and entertainment galore with days of special dining events. azusagoldendays

BLUE LAKE: Medieval Festival of Courage Oct. 8 - 9, 2011. Recreating Renaissance (circa 800-1500s) since 2003. Christie's Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze, 2870 Glendale Drive, Blue Lake, CA.

, 3-12 age , medievalfestivalofcourage

BUENA PARK: Knott's Berry Farm Scary Farm Haunt. Time: 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. 4-51 presale, walk up day of. Location: 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA. 220-5200.knotts . Dates for this special event include: Sept. 23-25; 29-Oct. 2; Oct. 5-9; Oct. 12-16; Oct.19-23; Oct.26-31. Open 7p-2am Friday & Saturday only. All other days 7p-1 am

CARPINTERIA: California Avocado Festival, Oct. 7 - 9, 2011. Hours: Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6p.m. Free admission! avofest

CASTRO VALLEY: Greek Festival Castro Valley Oct. 7 - 9, 2011. Hours: Friday: 5 - 9 p.m., Saturday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday: Noon - 7 p.m.3 Free Admission, Free Parking Fun and free, Location: 20104 Center St. Castro Valley, California (510) 581-8950 greekfestivalcastrovalley

COSTA MESA: The Big Squeeze Accordion Festival. Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Five stages include Cajun, Zydeco, Tejano, German, Bavarian, Folk, French, Merengue, Latin, Jazz, Irish, Blues, Cabaret, Rock, Gospel, Country, Italian, Classical, Salsa, Rhythm and Blues. admission (or free with canned food donation). Location: Orange County Market Place, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. ocmarketplace

EL CAJON: Oktoberfest. Huge Beer Garden, Band from Germany, Authentic food, BBQ and games and fun. Held first 2 weekends in October. Hours Sunday: Noon - 9 p.m. German American Societies, 1017 S. Mollison Ave., El Cajon, CA. 442-6637. germanclubsandiego

HUNTINGTON PARK: Sabor De Mexico Lindo Downtown Festival Oct. 7 - 9. Nine city-blocks of Pacific Boulevard brings together more than 150 Commercial, food, arts and crafts, two Major Concert-Stages. Location: Downtown Pacific Blvd. from Florence Ave. to Randolph St., 6330 Pacific Blvd. Admission: 585-1155. hpchamber1

LEUCADIA: Farmers Market. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Paul Ecke Elementary School, Leucadia, CA. (858) 272-7054. leucadia101

LONG BEACH: Dark Harbor Halloween Haunt at Queen Mary. -60. queenmary

LONG BEACH: Long Beach Marathon. A course like no other marathon in the country offers incredible views of the city's coastline and historical landmarks! Participate in one of America's most scenic Marathons. It's Fast, Flat and Fun! Time: 7 a.m. Phone: 427- 4606. runlongbeach

LOS BANOS: Los Banos Tomato Festival, October 8-9, 2011. This festival is a celebration of tomatoes with Celebrity Chefs, Heritage cooking demonstrations, Tomato Alley, The Tomato Patch kids area, entertainment, ag displays that show the role of tomatoes in the local agricultural community and much more! Los Banos, California. losbanos

MARINA DEL REY: Discover Marina del Rey, festival. Kids activities, youth fishing clinic, pumpkin patch and more. Free, activity pass for bounce houses and other games. Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA.

MILL VALLEY: Film Festival Oct. 6 -16, 2011. Annual 34th Mill Valley Film Festival presents 11-day celebration of film at Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 4th Street, San Rafael, CA. 1.50 - 25. mvff

PISMO BEACH: City to Sea Mini-Marathon. 16th annual run is a half-marathon (13.1 miles) from downtown San Luis Obispo to Pismo Beach. Also participate in a much shorter 5K race (3.1 miles), or sign up your children for the Kids' Fun Run (1/4 mile). 546-3100. citytothesea

PLEASANT HILL: Art, Jazz & Wine Festival, October 8-9, 2011. Join the many thousands of residents and visitors in strolling along Crescent Drive in downtown Pleasant Hill as they enjoy great art and entertainment including to superb jazz, the wares of dozens of artists, and of course fine wine and premium beer. Location: Downtown Pleasant Hill on Crescent Drive. Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. pleasanthillchamber

PLEASANTON: Pirates of Emerson. 6 Haunted House attractions include the original, infamous Pirates of Emerson, plus a and Corn Maze. The Haunting Fields is where your worst nightmares become real. As you enter the Adventure, you enter a world of suspense and terror. The only thing on your mind will be your survival. At the Haunting Fields you are actually IN the various exotic scenes. Time: 7:05 - 10 p.m. General Admission. Location: Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, CA. piratesofemerson . Other dates: Oct. 1, 7-9, 13-16, 19- 23, 25-31

REDONDO BEACH: Taste of the Pier, Oct. 8 - 9, 2011. Food tastings, art, bands, face painting and more. Free admission, tasting for a fee. Time: Noon - 4 p.m. Taste tickets each. Location: Redondo Beach Pier, 100 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA. redondopier

RIVERBANK Riverbank Cheese & Wine Exposition, October 8-9, 2011. The Riverbank Rotary Club invites you to enjoy the many offerings of more than 200 arts & crafts, antiques and food vendors. Attend this event, and let the award winning cheeses and wines tantalize your taste buds.

Riverbank, California. riverbankcheeseandwine

SAN CARLOS: San Carlos Art & Wine Faire, October 8-9, 2011. Now in its 21st year, this huge festival invites the public to come out and eat, sample beer & wine (for a fee), and listen to free entertainment throughout the streets of downtown San Carlos. An entire section and musical entertainment is devoted to kids! Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: San Carlos Avenue between El Camino and Walnut, and on Laurel Street from San Carlos Avenue to Arroyo, San Carlos, CA. sancarloschamber

SAN CLEMENTE: Seafest. Annual event features a Chowder Cook-off with citizens, restaurants, and businesses competing for the best chowder, Arts & Crafts Show, Surf Contest, and Business Expo. United States Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo Operation, Face Painting, Kiddie Rides and much more! Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Location: San Clemente Pier --Free shuttle parking is available at San Clemente High School. 492-1131. scchamber

SAN DIEGO: Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase. Over 150 makes and models of Italian exotics such as Ferrari and Maserati, to the American classics including the Thunderbird and Corvette. Location: 5th Avenue from K Street to E Street, San Diego, CA. Time: 11 a.m. t 4 p.m. gaslamp

SAN JOSE: Flavors Wine & Food Festival, October 7-9, 2011. Flavors Festivals are destination events celebrating distinctive tastes in wines, spirits and culinary artistry as well as the truly unique character, culture and spirit of our host cities. San Jose, California.

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA: Betabel Station Outdoor Market. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Betabel Station, 9644 Betabel Road San Juan Bautista, CA. betabelstation

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Plein Air Painting Festival, October 2 - 9, 2011. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA

SAN MARCOS: Grand Fall Festival. The Grand Fall Festival features an Oktoberfest atmosphere, Beer Garden, kid's area, entertainment and unique vendor booths. Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Via Vera Cruz between Grand & San Marcos Blvd. San Marcos, CA sanmarcoschamber

SAN MARCOS: Horse Heritage Festival. 20th Annual San Marcos Trails Day Horse Heritage Festival invites you to saddle up your horse or put on your hiking shoes for a celebration of the trails of San Marcos. Equestrians will participate in a Poker Ride; hikers will choose between a three-mile, easy hike and a six-mile difficult trek to P Mountain. Meeting location: Heritage Park - Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos, CA. san-marcos

SANTA BARBARA: Flute Flourish, concert. Musical event features Suzanne Duffy & Friends performing music for flute, piano, classical guitar, violin, and cello. Time: 3:30 p.m. Free admission. Location: Trinity Church. David A. Gell: 965.7419. trinitysb

YORBA LINDA: Concert Pianist Sungae Lee, concert. Nixon Library Sunday afternoon concerts free to the public. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. Concerts begin at 2 p.m. Location: 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA. 92886 993-5075. nixonfoundation

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