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Sunday, October 7, 2018

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ALAMEDA: Pirates of Emerson Alameda October 5-31, 2018. Held at Alameda County Fairgrounds select nights in October, this Halloween attraction includes great costumes and acting.

ALAMEDA: Alameda  Oktoberfest October 7, 2018

ALTADENA: Wicked Lit Play

ANAHEIM: Orange County Auto Show October 4-7, 2018. Anaheim Convention Center. Admission: $

ANAHEIM: Gay Days Anaheim October 5-7, 2018. Disneyland discounts

ANDERSON: Stillwater Pow Wow October 5-7, 2018 Redding Rancheria  Shasta District Fair Grounds 1890 Briggs Street
Anderson, Ca $3 admission approx., Free Parking Friday 7 p.m. Grand Entry Master of Ceremonies: Carlos Calica | pow wow

ANTIOCH: City-wide Garage Sale,

ARCADIA: Oktoberfest at Santa Anita Race Track October 6-7, 2018. German food, beer, music, carnival and Thoroughbred racing all in one great experience. Santa Anita Park 285 W Huntington Drive $35-60,

AZUSA: 2K-5K Walk/Run, 6 a.m. registration begins. Event includes bicycle ride and family fun walks. Location: APU East Campus, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., $10-20,

BIG BEAR LAKE: Big Bear Yoga Festival post-festival class with a world renowned speaker and healer $65 in advance and $85 day of. Performing Arts Center, 39707 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA.

BIG BEAR LAKE: Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest September 8-November 3, 2018

BUENA PARK: Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival October 3-7, 2018.

BUENA PARK: Bridal Showplace Bridal Shows, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Buena Park Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel, 7675 Crescent Dr., Buena Park  $7-10,

CARLSBAD: Super Hero Obstacle Race, 8-11 a.m., $25 per person Must be age 4 or older to participate Alga Norte Community Park, 760-434-2843 Dress up like your favorite super hero to defeat villains while leaping over tall buildings, crawling through toxic tunnels and navigating 20 obstacles throughout the park. Participants receive a cape and a finishing medal.

CARPINTERIA: California Avocado Festival, October 5-7, 2018

CENTRAL COAST: 5 Cities Oktoberfest OCEANO | GROVER BEACH | SHELL BEACH | PISMO BEACH |  ARROYO GRANDE October 7, 2018, 12-5 p.m. Live German music, food, and beverages for sale at this free admission, family-friendly event. Prizes awarded for best German costumes, stein holding, beer chug and other contests. Ramona Garden Park 993 Ramona Ave. Free admission,

CLAYTON: Clayton Oktoberfest October 6-7, 2018
3 day Carnival October 5-7 (no beer sold on Oct.5)

DIXON: Lambtown Festival October 6-7, 2018. Classes and workshops, entertainment and all things lamb. Location: Dixon May Fair Grounds, 655 South 1st St., Dixon, CA. Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $5,

EL CAJON: Oktoberfest September 28-30, 2018 and October 5-7, 2018. Location: 1017 S. Molliison Ave. $10 admission,

ELK GROVE: Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival October 6-7, 2018, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Elk Grove Regional Park 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road Elk Grove, CA 95624 Free admission, $10 parking, 

ENCINITAS: Party ARTy, 3-6 p.m. in a private Encinitas home and garden. The annual event is an afternoon of creative inspiration and celebration of the ArtReach Access to Art program, which takes free, high quality visual art lessons to San Diego County elementary schools that do not have arts education as part of their school curriculum.  Throughout the gardens, local artisans  create art and share handmade techniques. $130-150,

ENCINO: Taste of Encino Festival October 7, 2018, 10 a.m. Encino Park, Ventura Blvd. between Balboa Blvd. & Amestoy Ave., Encino,CA   In the heart of the San Fernando Valley, the free admission event includes four stages music, ethnic and American foods, kids activities and more. Free admission,

FORTUNA: Apple Harvest Festival October 6-7, 2018. A city-wide celebration of the fall apple harvest. Free hayrides around town, orchard BBQ, live music, apple pie contest , merchant and vendor street sales, children's games and much more. Admission Free. Sample some tasty apples and treats in northern California's Humboldt County every October. Apple sampling, cider tasting, as well as other food-tasting opportunities.
735 14th St. Fortuna, CA 95540 Free admission, | apples

FREMONT: Historic Old Mission San Jose Museum Olive Festival October 6-7, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Parking is available at Ohlone College Parking Lot E

FRESNO: Spooky Con, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: C P D E S Hall 172 W Jefferson Ave, Fresno, California 93706  All things Halloween all in one place!  The Notorious Higbee Horror Haunt will be there! Yes! Wear double the chonies.  Cosplay Contest at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets  $5 if bought in advance. The price will jump to $7 at the door, 12 and under are free admission.

HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire September 15-October 21, 2018. Casa de Fruta 10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy Hollister, CA  Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $,

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Chefs for Scholarships, 4-7 p.m. Location: Golden West College Student Center and Gardens  15744 Goldenwest Street  Huntington Beach, CA   $45 pre, $50 door, $20-25 student, 

HUNTINGTON PARK: Sabor De Mexico Lindo October 5-7, 2018, The Festival brings together more than 150 Commercial, food, arts and crafts and corporate exhibitors, displays two Major Concert-Stages with Professional Entertainment, a free health fair, two amusement and carnival areas, a petting zoo, plus Menudo Contests and food samplings. Downtown Festival 9 blocks along Pacific Blvd.

IDYLLWILD: Idyllwild Ren Faire October 6-7, 2018, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.  Join us for our first faire in the beautiful mountain village of Idyllwild. Saturday & Sunday, Downtown Idyllwild on Park Lane Free admission. For more information call: Roy Regalado at 951-233-4194 or go to: | Ren

IRWINDALE: Truckin for Kids, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Irwindale Event Center, $15 spectator admission,

LA JOLLA: Tourmaline Club Challenge October 6-7, 2018
Tourmaline Surfing Park 600 Tourmaline St This is the 8th Coalition of Surfing Clubs season event. Individuals can pick up much need points. Hosted by Pacific Beach Surf Club and Cardiff Surf Club.

LANDERS: Morongo Basin Orchid Festival October 6-7, 2018, 10 a.m. at Gublers Orchids, 2200 Belfield Blvd. Greenhouse Tours, Judged Orchid Show, Orchid Classes, Music, Live Entertainment, Wine and Cheese Tasting, Food and Shopping. Free admission,

LONG BEACH: Dark Harbor at Queen Mary September 27-November 2, 2018. Feast Maze, Deadrise, Circus Big Top Terror and Lullaby are among the many mazes and haunts at an authentic, haunted ship.

LOS ANGELES: Annual Kokoro Craft Boutique - at Japanese American National Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 50 vendors sell unique jewelry, kimono fabric fashions, handbags, ceramics, origami, bronze and glass art, dog fashions, Giant Robot products, and more! Taiko performance.  Location: 369 East First Street, Los Angeles Calif. Admission to the boutique is free,

LOS ANGELES: L.A. Greek Fest October 5-7, 2018. The annual L.A. Greek Fest is held on the Grand Plaza of the St. Sophia Cathedral located in the Byzantine-Latino Quarter of Los Angeles. This event is LA's premier Greek festival featuring the best of Greek foods, pastries, music, and folk dancing along with exotic gifts and arts and crafts. | Location: 1324 S. Normandie Ave., Los Angeles | St. Sophia Cathedral |

LOS ANGELES: LA Korean Festival October 4-7, 2018. Location: Seoul International Park, 3250 San Marino Street, Los Angeles, CA. Free,

LOS GATOS: St. Mary's Annual Country Fair, October 4-7, 2018. Carnival rides, Inflatables, Games, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Food Booths, Local Artisans. Free Entertainment and Bands. Location: 219 Bean Ave. Los Gatos, CA.

MANTECA: Pumpkin Fair October 6-7, 2018.

MILLBRAE: Japanese Cultural Festival. Annual event includes celebration of many customs and unique activities. Free admission. Time: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location: Civic Center Plaza, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae, Ca.

NAPA: Pie Baking, 2-5 p.m. Join Chef Jennifer Smith, a classically trained pastry chef formerly with the French Laundry, to make a traditional buttery pie crust with seasonal fillings. Guests take home their two pies with recipe cards signed by Chef Jennifer. Location: Ackerman Heritage House 608 Randolph Street, Napa, CA, (855) 238-9463

NEWPORT BEACH: Blessing of the Animals. Lido Park Newport Beach, CA | animal blessings

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival October 4-7, 2018,  2:30-6:30 p.m. Location: 100 Civic Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660  $150 Four days packed with VIP events ranging from private chef dinners to yacht parties,  Food Network & Top Chef stars, James Beard award winners, and celebrity chefs like Duff Goldman, Richard Blais, Nobu Matsuhisa, and Hubert Keller, among many others. The Grand Tasting event, taking place at the Newport Beach Civic Center on October 6th and 7th, features small plates from 40+ restaurants,  wines, celebrity chef cooking demos, live music, and more. $,

ONTARIO: Huck Finn Jubilee October 5-7, 2018 Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park 800 N. Archibald Ontario, CA off Interstate 10 at the Archibald Exit in Ontario $45-up,

PARADISE: Johnny Appleseed Days October 6-7, 2018. Location: Terry Ashe Park 6626 Skyway

PERRIS: Southern California Fair October 6-14, 2018. Location: 18700 Lake Perris Drive W Perris, CA.  $8-10,

POLLOCK PINES: Annual Girl Scouts Scarecrow Contest at Harris Tree Farm  Pollock Pines, CA

PLYMOUTH: Amador Flower Farm Pumpkin Patch September 29-October 31, 2018, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekends. Location: Amador Flower Farm 22001 Shenandoah School Road Plymouth, CA 95669 Free, Free Tram Rides

RANCHO SANTA FE: Taste of Rancho Santa Fe October 7, 2018, 4-7 p.m. An event of the Rotary Club of Rancho Santa Fe is in the heart of the Ranch.

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES: South Pacific in Concert, October 5-7, 2018. Rodgers and Hammerstein's masterpiece, South Pacific, includes beloved songs "Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "Bali Hai," "You've Got To Be Carefully Taught," and "Some Enchanted Evening." Location: Norris Theatre 27570 Norris Center Drive Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 $30-70, 310-544-0403, ext. 221 or

SACRAMENTO: Greek Festival October 5-7, 2018. Sac Convention Center 1400 J Street Sacramento, CA. Annual Food Festival  at Sacramento Convention Center includes food, dancing and celebrating. $, | Greek

SAN CARLOS: Art & Wine Faire October 6-7, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fine Arts & Crafts,  food, beverages, bands and entertainment on Laurel Street & San Carlos Avenue. No pets.
Free admission,

SAN FRANCISCO: Xichulense Yo Soy, Ensambles Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco's 25th Anniversary Show, October 6-7, 2018. Location: Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Accompanied by live music from music ensemble Vinic-Kay, led by Jose Roberto Hernandez. Tickets:

SAN FRANCISCO: Castro Street Fair, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Multiple stages of entertainment; along with food and beverage vendors and hundreds of arts & crafts and community organization exhibitors.  Location: Castro District Market & Castro Streets. Suggested donation $10,

SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 1-8, 2018. Ship Tours, High School Band Challenge.

SAN FRANCISCO: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, October 5-7, 2018. Free music festival in Golden Gate Park

SAN JOSE: BAGI Glass Pumpkin Patch at Santana Row October 5-7, 2018  Santana Row Central Park
77 Santana Row  San Jose, CA 95128
Free to view

SAN JOSE: Winchester Mystery House Halloween Candlelight Tours. One of America's most unique mansions constructed by the superstitious heiress to the Winchester fortune includes mysteries that remain long after Sarah Winchester left this plain of existence.  Tickets sell out! $41.50-51.50 general admission. 

SANTA CLARA: California's Great America Haunt September 21-October 28, 2018. Location: 4701 Great America Pkwy Santa Clara, CA. Cost: $tickets,

SANTA CLARITA: Hart of the West Pow Wow October 6-7, 2018, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 24151 Newhall Ave. Newhall, CA 91321  William S. Hart County Park & Museum along with The Friends of Hart Park present the  Annual Hart of the West PowWow and Native American Craft Fair at Hart Park. William S. Hart Park 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall, CA 91321

SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz World Arts Festival October 6-7, 2018 Tannery World Dance + Cultural Center celebrate culturally rich music and dance from around the world at the month-long festival which includes free dance and music events  throughout Santa Cruz

SANTA MONICA: COAST Live Music, Dance, Large-Scale Art Installations and Activities at Santa Monica Open Streets, a car-free reimagined way exploring. COAST will be held on two miles of streets closed to car traffic, including Ocean Avenue from Wilshire Boulevard to Colorado Avenue, Colorado Avenue from 5th Street to and including the Pier, and Main Street from Colorado Avenue to Marine Street. To get to the event, attendees are encouraged to walk, take the Expo Line or Big Blue Bus, or take advantage of Santa Monica's 110 miles of bikeways. At the event, attendees can ride their bikes or wheeled devices and walk along the route. Bike rentals will be available at multiple locations along the route as well as at the 85 Breeze Bike Share stations located throughout Santa Monica. Free bike valet will be provided at several locations.

SANTA ROSA: World Championship Grape Stomp October 5-7, 2018. Grape Stomp Teams (one stomper & one swabby) compete for a fabulous grand prize.

SANTA YNEZ: Inter-Tribal Pow Wow October 6-7, 2018
 Live Oak Campground $5 parking, Free admission, $35 optional camping, | pow wow

TRES PINOS: San Benito County Fair  October 4-7, 2018. Motocross, Truck Pulls, Carnival, Ranch Rodeo, Concerts. Location: Bolado Park,

VACAVILLE: Solano County Home & Garden Show October 6-7, 2018, 10 a.m. daily. Enjoy Arts & Craft exhibitors, Home Improvement exhibitors, Jewelry exhibitors, food exhibitors and much more. There will be a pooch parade, kids costume parade and a Wine & Food pairing with local restaurants providing food samples from the old Nut Tree restaurant menu.  Where: 1661 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, CA 95688 at the Nut Tree Family Fun Park. $8,

VENTURA: Harvest Festival October 5-7, 2018 | Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Original Art & Craft Show features thousands of handmade American arts & crafts including jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, hand-turned wood, ceramics and unique home décor. Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., General Admission $9,

VISTA: Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta October 6-7, 2018, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum (AGSEM) 2040 N Santa Fe Avenue Free admission, $5 parking, 
Fiber arts weekend, Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta, includes Gourd art, supplies, vendors.  Dry camping available, Picnic area.


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