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Saturday October 19, 2019

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ALAMEDA: Pirates of Emerson Alameda October 4-November 2, 2019. Held at Alameda County Fairgrounds select nights in October, this Halloween attraction includes great costumes and acting.

ANGELS CAMP: Mark Twain Wild West Fest October 19, 2019, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Main Street. Free admission, marktwainwildwestfest.com

APPLE VALLEY: All Saints Lunatic Asylum Haunted Attraction select days through October 31. Location: 23275 Ramona Ave, Apple Valley $admission, allsaintsasylum.com

AUBURN: Auburn Community Festival Scarecrow Contest at Recreation Park

AVALON: Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival October 10-20, 2019 - 2 weekends! jazztrax.com

BAKERSFIELD: Old Time Peddler's Faire  October 18-20, 2019 $parking,  oldtimepeddlersfaire.com

BAKERSFIELD: Boo at the Zoo October 19-20, 2019 CALM Zoo, 10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy. $10, calmzoo.org | zoos

BENICIA: Haunted Depot October 18-31, 2019, 6-9 p.m. $, beniciamainstreet.org

BIG BEAR LAKE Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest   Big Bear Lake Convention Center Big Bear Lake, CA bigbearevents.com

BORREGO SPRINGS: Borrego Days Desert Festival October 18-20, 2019. Annual event includes Saturday morning parade through town on Palm Canyon Drive at 10 a.m. with lively marching bands, floats, decorated golf carts, equestrian groups and more! Festival takes place at Christmas Circle Park.  Cost: Free. borregospringschamber.com

BUENA PARK: Silverado Days Festival  October 18-20, 2019. Peak Park 7225 El Dorado Dr. Buena Park, CA silveradodays.com

BURBANK: Rotten Apple. Donations support animal shelter.

CALABASAS: Nights Of The Jack October 3-November 3, 2019. Advanced ticket purchase is required. King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas, CA 91302 $27 age 13 years up, $22 age 3-12 years, Free 0-2 years, nightsofthejack.com

CARLSBAD: Halloween Plunge October 19, 2019

COACHELLA: Tacos, Tequila & Chavelas October 19, 2019, 4-8 p.m.  Veterans Memorial Park 1515 6th Street. $20 taco tasting, $25 add handcrafted Coachavela, gcvcc.org

COSTA MESA: Scarecrow Festival October 19-20, 2019
costamesaca.gov/scarecrow

CARSON: Los Angeles Printers Fair October 19-20, 2019 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Past Event! LA Printers Fair is a two-day celebration of letterpress and the book arts in Carson, CA.   Location: International Printing Museum, 315 W. Torrance Blvd, Carson, CA 90745. $/Admission and age 12 & under, printmuseum.org

CHERRY VALLEY: Olive Festival October 18-20, 2019 and October 25-27, 2019, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $, hsresort.com | olives

CITRUS HEIGHTS: Howl-O-Ween Parade & Harvest, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rusch Park 6360 Fountain Square Drive  citrusheights.net | chcmb.org

COSTA MESA: OC Japan Fair October 18-20, 2019 at Orange County Fairgrounds. Experience Japanese traditions, culinary culture with over 90 booths and 30,000 visitors. FOOD: Sushi, Ramen, Takoyaki, Yakisoba, Okonomi-yaki, and more | ANIME: Anime, J pop, maid cafe of Akihabara, and Cosplay show live Oct.19. | CULTURE: Sake tasting, Shodo calligraphy, kimono, Origami, Taiko drum, and Awa Odori dance. | PERFORMANCES: Misono, Ai Haruna, Yuna Ito, Eden Kai, and more. Time: 10/18 5-11p, 10/19 12-10p, 10/20 10a-5p. Location: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California 92626 Ticket: $8, oc-japanfair.com (6 & under, over age 65 free.)

DALY CITY: PRCA Rodeo October 18-19, 2019 at Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave.  grandnationalrodeo.com | flyingurodeo.com | rodeos

DEL MAR: The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. thescreamzone.com | haunts

ELK GROVE: Pool of Pumpkins,  October 19, 2019

FAIRFIELD Bobbing Pumpkin Patch at City Pool October 19, 2019

FELTON: Thomas & Percy's Halloween Party roaringcamp.com

FILMORE: Fillmore & Western Railway Zombie Hunter $22-55, fwry.com

FRESNO: ZooBoo October 18, 19, 25, 26, 2019, 5-8 p.m. at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, 894 W. Belmont Ave. $, fresnochaffeezoo.org

FULLERTON: Sinister Pointe Mist, 131 E. Imperial Hwy. Fullerton, CA sinisterpointe.com

HALF MOON BAY: Art & Pumpkin Festival October 19-20, 2019

HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire at Casa de Fruta 10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy Hollister, CA  norcalrenfaire.com

HOLLYWOOD: Animation Is Film October 18-20, 2019
The Festival will present a highly selective showcase of the best animated films from around the world, plus red carpet, filmmaker Q&As, special events, receptions, and both juried and audience awards.  Tickets: animationisfilm.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Holiday Boutique, October 18-19, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.  The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee Annual Holiday Boutique features jewelry, clothing, accessories, home décor, musical gifts, boutique and specialty gourmet items. Proceeds benefit the Philharmonic Society of Orange County's nationally recognized Youth Music Education programs offered free of charge to all Orange County schools. Serving more than 162,000 students.   Location: Huntington Harbour Mall Rear Parking Lot 16889 Algonquin Street Huntington Beach, CA. Free admission, cruiseoflights.org

IRVINE: Boot Hill at 16 Goldenrod. Admission is free, donations go to CHOC, legendofboothill.com

LAGUNA NIGUEL: Haunted Trails October 17-19, 2019, 6:30 p.m. Crown Valley Park 29751 Crown Valley Parkway Laguna Niguel, CA $15, cityoflagunaniguel.org

LAKE ELSINORE: Temecula Valley Pride, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at
Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium  500 Diamond Dr. Free, facebook.com/temeculavalleypride

LAKE ELSINORE: Field of Screams the Haunted Stadium Location: The Diamond 500 Diamond Drive Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 $25, hauntedstadium.com

LANCASTER: Los Angeles County Air Show October 18-20, 2019
William J. Fox Airport. $, lacountyairshow.com

LONG BEACH: Dark Harbor at Queen Mary

LOS ANGELES: Gilda Award Gala Organization: Cancer Support Community Los Angeles, 6:30-11 p.m. at Intercontinental Hotel Los Angeles Century City to recognize Ken Jeong. Cocktails, 6:30 p.m. Dinner, awards, live auction, and entertainment, 7:30 p.m.  Location:  2151 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067 $, cscla.0rg

LOS ANGELES: Taste of Soul  October 19, 2019, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free admission, tasteofsoul.org

OAKLAND: Autumn Lights Festival October 17-19, 2019 at Lake Merritt. Illuminated art, fire dancers, music, food, and libations in acres of the lush gardens lit by  Bay Area artists.  autumnlightsfestival.herokuapp.com

RHONERT PARK: Pumpkin Splash October 19, 2019

ORANGE: Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch September 14-October 31, 2019. Pumpkin Patch and fun activities for kids and their families, irvineparkrailroad.com

PASO ROBLES: Harvest Wine Weekend October 18-20, 2019 Winemaker dinners, ceremonial grape stomps, barrel tastings, artisanal food pairings, live music and so much more! pasowine.com

PISMO BEACH: Clam Festival October 18-20, 2019
Some events at this festival are on the sand, and some are right next to it. Clam chowder, surfing, beach games, contests and a whole lot of fun at this annual event that keeps tourists returning to Pismo, once the epicenter of clamming.

PLACERVILLE: Oktoberfest, 3-9 p.m. Wiener Dog Races, kids activities, beer drinking, food, games and more. Free, but contests charge fee: placervilleoktoberfest.com

PLEASANTON: Floating Pumpkin Patch at City Aquatics Pool

REDWOOD CITY: ZOPPE Italian Family Circus October 11-November 3, 2019. Location: Red Morton Park, 1455 Madison Ave.  Cost: redwoodcity.org

RIVERSIDE: IE Taco Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Taco lovers unite! Taco Festival features live entertainment, Beer and Wine Garden, Kids Zone, taco makers sell their favorite dishes and more.  White Park 3936 Chestnut St plus VIP upgrade option, ietacofestival.com | tacos

SACRAMENTO: Old Sacramento Ghost Tours

SAINT HELENA: Pet Parade October 19, 2019, 9:30 -11 a.m.
St. Helena Harvest Festival begins with The Fun Run at 8 a.m. followed by The Pet Parade at 9:30 a.m. Pets of all shapes and sizes (under 300 lbs) are invited to show off their best Halloween costumes. Oak Avenue, St. Helena, CA
cityofsthelena.org

SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld Spooktacular   Included with park admission,  SeaWorld San Diego 500 Sea World Drive San Diego, CA 92109 seaworld.com/san-diego

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Zoo  HalGLOWeen Oct. 11-13, Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 25-27, 2019, 6-9 p.m. Location: 2920 Zoo Drive $, sandiegozoo.org | zoos

SAN FRANCISCO: Brews on the Bay sfbrewersguild.org

SAN FRANCISCO: Haunted Haight Walking Tour. hauntedhaight.com  

SAN FRANCISCO: Wharf Fest. wharffest.com

SAN MARTIN: Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park. Open  Location: Uesugi Farms 14485 Monterey Road, San Martin, CA. Free admission, $8 parking on weekends, morganhillpumpkins.com 

SANTA BARBARA: Boo at the Zoo Oct. 18-20, 2019 at Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive. Tickets: child, parking, sbzoo.org

SANTA CLARA: California's Great America Haunt. Location: 4701 Great America Pkwy Santa Clara, CA. Cost: $tickets, cagreatamerica.com

SANTA CLARITA: Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest October 19, 2019

SANTA PAULA: Ghost Walking Tour

SANTA ROSA: Floating Pumpkin Patch 

SANTA YNEZ: Sideways Fest October 18-20, 2019. $tickets, sidewaysfest.com

SEASIDE: Seaside Pumpkin Plunge 

SPRINGVILLE: Springville Apple Festival October 19-20, 2019. The annual event will include entertainment, crafts, the Apple Run, a mountain bike race, and apples! springvilleapplefestival.com

TEMECULA: Touch a Truck, all day at Civic Center, 41000 Main St. Free, temeculaca.gov

TWENTYNINE PALMS: Pioneer Days October 17-20, 2019  visit29.org | cowboy

UPLAND: Dogtoberfest, 3-7 p.m. Vendor boo-tique, pet parade, costume parade, animal demonstrations and pet and human costume contests. Upland Memorial Park Upland, CA $free to attend without a pet BUT $10 minimum donation suggested, friendsofuplandanimalshelter.org

UKIAH: Scarecrow City at Ukiah Pumpkin Festival October 19-20, 2019 Ukiah, CA cityofukiah.com

UNIVERSAL CITY: Halloween Horror Nights  Location: Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, halloweenhorrornights.com

VACAVILLE: Solano County Home & Garden Show October 19-20, 2019. 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.  solanohomeshow.com

VALLEJO: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 1001 Fairgrounds Drive Vallejo, CA. sixflags.com

VISTA: Vista Fall Tractor Show October 19-20, 2019 & October 26-27, 2019 at Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum. Antique Equipment & Tractor Parade, Threshing Demo, Grist Mill, Heritage Area for Children, Weaving & Spinning, Blacksmithing, Wheelwright Demo N' Scale Model Railroad, School of Times Past Farmhouse/Parlor Wagon Rides & Train Rides Arts & Crafts, Museum Gift Shop Food Booths. Admission: parking. Location: 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA. agsem.com

WEST SACRAMENTO: Sacramento River Train Pumpkin Train October 5-27, 2019. sacramentorivertrain.com | trains

WESTLAKE VILLAGE: Westlake Village City Celebration, 3-8 p.m. Mega-event with lots of free activities, food trucks, beer & wine sales, and carnival rides. Location: Westlake Village Civic Center 31200 Oak Crest Dr. Westlake Village, CA. Free admission, wlv.org

YUBA CITY: California Beer and Wine Festival, 1-5 p.m.
Yuba City Town Center. Proceeds benefit non-profit local groups. Plumas Street. californiabeerandwinefestival.com

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