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Saturday, October 8, 2022

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AGOURA HILLS: Reyes Adobe Days (RAD) October 7-9, 2022. Parade at 10 a.m. and festival at the Reyes Adobe 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free,

ALAMEDA: Pirates of Emerson Alameda September 30-October 31, 2022. Held at Alameda County Fairgrounds select nights in October, this Halloween attraction includes great costumes and acting.

AMERICAN CANYON: Pumpkin Patch & Splash at Aquatics Center, 100 Benton Way

ANAHEIM: Oktoberfest at The Phoenix Club September 16-October 23, 2022, weekends with Friday and Saturday for the 21+ crowd only and Family Sunday for all ages. Location  Phoenix Club 1240 S. Sanderson Ave. Anaheim, CA Admission: $20, |

ANDERSON: Hawes Farms Screaming Haunt, September 30-October 31, 2022, 7 p.m. Location: 21923 Dersch Rd, Anderson, CA. $60, $125, VIP Haunt Pass

ANTIOCH: Kids Fishing Derby, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Waldie Plaza and Public Fishing Pier across from City Hall. Brought to you by  California Striped Bass Association - West Delta Chapter, the event is held in memory of Antioch resident  Compy  Compomizzo. Call Roger Lund at (925) 754-3938 or visit

APPLE VALLEY: Apple Valley Airshow, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Apple Valley Airport.  Aerobatic performances, Planes of Fame Warbird Fly-bys, skydivers, the Formation Flying Team, static displays, NAPA Auto Parts Car Show, STEM Expo, kids area, military vehicles, food and retail vendors and lots of fun for the entire family. Location: 21600 Corwin Road, Apple Valley, CA.

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

AUBURN: Streams of Color Foothills Quilters Guild Quilt Show October 7-8, 2022 at Parkside Church of the Nazarene, 3885 Richardson Dr.

AZUSA: Golden Days Carnival October 7-9, 2022, Memorial Park. Food, rides, games, concerts galore, and a festive atmosphere. Saturday is the Elks Lodge Pancake Breakfast plus the Golden Days Parade, 10 a.m. on San Gabriel Ave. & Foothill Blvd. Location: 320 N. Orange Pl., Azusa, CA. Free admission,

BERKELEY: Indigenous Peoples Day, Pow Wow & Indian Market, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park 2180 Milvia St. Berkeley, CA | pow wow

BIG BEAR LAKE: Oktoberfest September 10-November 5, 2022 at Big Bear Lake Convention Center. Log Sawing, Stein Holding, German bands, beers & food, dancing, cool merch and more! $,


BRENTWOOD: Oktoberfest October 8, 2022, 2-7 p.m. in Brentwood City Park. Free event in Downtown Brentwood produced by Downtown Brentwood Coalition offers drink packages.  Location: 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, CA 94513  $40 includes 2 Beer Tokens And More!  $50 includes Tokens for 2 Premium Local Wines And More! Free-$50,

BUENA PARK: Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival October 5-8, 2022. Thurs - Sat 10-6  Downtown Buena Park Mall, 8320 On the Mall, Buena Park, CA.

CALABASAS: Nights Of The Jack September 30-October 31, 2022. Advanced ticket purchase is required. King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas, CA 91302 $30-45 pre-purchase required,

CALIFORNIA: Scarecrow Festivals October 1-31, 2022:

  • BENICIA: Frightfully First Street Annual Scarecrow Contest
  • CAMBRIA:  Cambria Scarecrow Festival
  • DANVILLE: The Scarecrow Stroll. The Town of Danville
  • EXETER: Scarecrow Contest and Displays
  • INDIAN VALLEY / LAKE ALMANOR: Merchant's Scarecrow Competition
  • FALLBROOK Scarecrow Days

  • RIPON: Scarecrow Fest Displayed outside  businesses during the month of October.
  • SIERRA MADRE: Scarecrows on Display
  • WINTERS: Winters Chamber Scarecrow Contest.

CAMPO: Pacific Southwest Railway Pumpkin Express Great Pumpkin Patch October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2022. $20-30 approx., | trains

CARLSBAD: Brick or Treat at Legoland California. Monster Party (wear your costume), treat stations, Zombie Cheer Crew and character meet & greet.  Legoland Tickets 

CHERRY VALLEY: Lavender Nights September 1-October 23, 2022, Thursday to Sunday, 5-10 p.m. Half a million lights displayed on our farm, live music and food from the grill. Free admission with paid parking.   The lavender fields and  century-old olive grove are lit so you can stroll through the romance and history of the farm. Lavender sweets and drinks as well as a full dinner menu with items fresh off the grill are available. Marketplace vendors, lawn games, and the historical gallery are all open. Location: 10600 Highland Spring Avenue Cherry Valley, CA 92223.$12,

COLOMA: Coloma Gold Rush Live October 7-9, 2022. Location: Marshall Gold Discovery SHP.

CORNING: Olive Festival with Olive Drop, rides, games, vendors, foods and great entertainment.

CUPERTINO: Bay Area Diwali Festival of Lights, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Memorial Park 10185 N. Stelling Rd. Cupertino, CA Free

DALY CITY: GNR Grand National PRCA Rodeo, October 7-8, 2022 at Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave.  $ tickets,  | rodeos

DALY CITY: Grand National Junior Livestock Show, October 6-9, 2022 at Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave.  $ tickets,  | rodeos

DUBLIN: Halloween Harvest Fair October 8, 2022, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dublin Heritage Park & Museums 6600 Donlon Way Dublin, CA Free admission, $7-9 activities wristband,

EL CAJON: Oktoberfest September 30-October 9, 2022. Join The German American Societies of San Diego for an annual celebration featuring the best of Bavarian culture with music, dancing and great food and beverages.

EXETER: Exeter Fall Festival & Scarecrow Contest Saturday, October 8, 2022, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Exeter City Park Downtown Exeter on E St. Exeter, CA

FREMONT: Mission San Jose Chamber Olive Festival October 8-9, 2022,

GILROY: Gilroy Gardens Boo Halloween October 1-30, 2022. Attractions include the Boo Show, a Trick or Treat trail and fun entertainment for youngsters especially.

GRASS VALLEY: Brew Fest, 1-5 p.m. on Mill Street, downtown. Breweries, food vendors, a main stage for musical entertainment $45 ticket,

HERMOSA BEACH: Hermosa Beach Pumpkins in the Park October 8, 2022, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Edith Rodaway Friendship Park Prospect & Hollowell $

HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire September 17-October 23, 2022, weekends.  Casa de Fruta

HOLLISTER: Swank Farms Fall Experience Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and Trail of Lights October 1-31, 2022.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Oktoberfest September 18-November 6, 2022. Open Wednesdays-Sundays. Wed&Thurs free family nights, Fri-Sat $, adults only, Sunday $ kids/families.

LONE PINE: Rootin' Tootin' Movie Shootin' Lone Pine Film Festival October 6-9, 2022. Celebrate over 400 films shot in the Eastern Sierra, and the Alabama Hills of Lone Pine with elebrities, film viewing and presentations. This is the only festival where you can tour the filming locations of the festival's featured films. Starts with a ticketed reception at the Museum of Western Film History, 701 South Main Street, Lone Pine, CA 93545. $20-75,

LOS ANGELES: Zoo BOO October 1-31, 2022, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, with special entertainment and activities on weekends. Free with paid Zoo admission

LOS ANGELES: Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park offers a lot more than a Halloween horror hayride, thankfully, for those who have asthma. Runs thru Oct.31, 2022

LOS ANGELES: Zombie Joe's Haunted Theatre Holy Smokes! Urban Death: Tour Of Terror September 30-October 31, 2022 at ZJU Theatre Group. Location: 4850 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601 $20-25, 

LOS GATOS: St. Mary's Annual Country Fair, October 7-9, 2022 Carnival rides, Inflatables, Games, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Food Booths, Local Artisans. Free Entertainment and Bands. Location: 219 Bean Ave. Los Gatos, CA.

MALIBU: Haunted Full Moon Hike, 6-8 p.m. Charmlee Wilderness Park 2577 Encinal Canyon Malibu, CA Registration:

MANTECA: Great Valley Book Fest. Location: The Promenade at Bass Pro, Highway 120 at Union, Manteca, CA. Free,

MARINA: Marina Rotary Club Cars in the Park, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in Vince DiMaggio Park. All 1978 & Earlier Foreign & Domestic Cars. All modern era 2-Door Muscle Cars are eligible also. $65. Spectators FREE. Location: 3200 Del Monte Blvd., Marina, CA 93933 Phone: 831-884-1278

MARINA: Friends of the Marina Library Halloween Reads, Trunk or Treat and Costume Swap. October 8, 2022, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Marina Library Playground 190 Seaside Circle Marina, CA

McCLOUD: Apple Harvest Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Main Street. The festivities begin with a Scarecrow competition and Apple Pie judging. Bring your scarecrows and fresh, homemade apple pies to Main Street. Enjoy music, vendors, games, children's booths, taste fresh apple juice, visit the pumpkin patch, and select free locally harvested McCloud apples to take home (for a small donation). Locally made apple pie (whole or slice) sold. Pre-orders for apple pies can be made at

NOVATO: Nostalgia Days Cruise + Car Show October 7-8, 2022. The city closes down 7 blocks of Grant Avenue for a full day with a classic rock band playing, thousands of visitors and classic cars, hot rods and kustoms. The police escort Hot Rod Cruise through Downtown Novato on the Friday evening before the main event. Free,

OAKHURST: Oakhurst Fall Festival with Carnival, Vendors, Entertainment, Wine, Beer & More October 7-9, 2022.  Music line up: Friday, October 7 Yosemite High School Marching Band, What Comes Next, Aerial Collective, Ed Tide & His Open Mic Friends and Jim Savarino. Location: Oakhurst Community Park, 49074 Civic Circle Drive Oakhurst, CA. $5 wristband for 3 day admission,

OJAI: Ojai Studio Art Tours October 8-10, 2022.  This year's Art Tours event is free admission, registration needed, however.

ORANGE:  Old Towne Orange Historic Home Tour October 8-9, 2022, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour 6 historic homes and buildings in the largest residential historic district in the State of California. Over 1400 contributing buildings within one square mile, with the historic "Plaza" in the heart of Old Towne. $30-40,

PALMDALE: Kaleidoscope Art & Music Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Palmdale Amphitheater. Celebration of the arts in the high desert includes five musical acts, artisan displays with original works for sale, muralists creating art live, free Brush Strokes class, painting, children's activities, and Fresh Made Market where you can purchase tasty bites, locally crafted beer and wine. Location: 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, CA. Admission and parking are free,

PERRIS: Southern California Fair October 6-9, 2022. Concerts, community performances, food trucks, fair vendors, exhibits, animals, games and carnival rides, daily contests on two stages with game shows, pie eating contests, lip sync contests, and much more. Location: 18700 Lake Perris Drive W Perris, CA. $10 admission, $10 parking (look for promo offers on website) | Fairs

POMONA: Fairplex Oktoberfest October 7-22, 2022, 6-11 p.m. Held Fridays & Saturdays at Expo Hall 10, the 21 + event includes a German band, German foods and popular tribute bands plus a DJ spinning tunes.

POMONA: The Great Junk Hunt October 7-8, 2022. Vintage and home goods market is considered one of the top markets in the country. Hand-picked vendors sell farmhouse, industrial, vintage, vintage inspired, re-purposed, handmade and much more. Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinely Ave., Pomona, CA.  $5-15, ($15 event parking fee)

PORTERVILLE: Pioneer Days & Rib Cook-Off , 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Rib Cook-Off, Pioneer Days Princess Pageants, Historical Displays and Re-enactments, Educational Activities, Kids Crafts, Vendors, Panning for REAL Gold, Buffalo Soldier Mounted Calvary Unit, Live Shoot Out in the Street by the Jackass Mail Run Association, Beer Garden/ Saloon, Old West Gaming Tables, Music, Food and more at this fundraiser for the Zalud House Museum produced by the City of Porterville. Rib Cook-Off begins at 7am  Main Street in Downtown Porterville, CA  

PORT HUENEME:  Halloween Movie in the Park October 8, 2022, 6:45 p.m. Bubbling Springs Park Bard Road & Park Avenue Port Hueneme, CA Free,

REDWOOD CITY: Zoppe Family Circus - Liberta! runs through November 27, 2022 at Downtown Library park, under the Big Tent. Tickets:'

REEDLEY: Reedley Fiesta and Parade, October 7-8, 2022. Annual Reedley Fiesta Parade on Saturday includes beautiful pageantry and tradition of unique floats, custom automobiles, high-stepping equestrians and spirited marching bands down G Street at 10 a.m. This year's parade theme is Reedley Beach Party. The Valley's Biggest, Small Town Celebration moves over to Pioneer Park for two days of carnival rides, vendor booths, entertainment and fun. Pioneer Park, Reedley, CA 93654,  Diaper Derby at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. entertainment on Friday | 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Frog Jump begins on Saturday at 12 p.m. in front of the Police Department.

ROSEVILLE: Bacon and Brew Bash, 5-9 p.m. at Vernon Street Town Square. A showcase of a variety of local and large craft breweries, delicious local food vendors with bacon-inspired dishes, music, dancing, silent auction, and raffles. All proceeds from the event benefit the Roseville Police Activities League, the continuation of our mission and our members! Must be 21 and over to attend. Location: 311 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678. $45,

SACRAMENTO:  California State Railroad Museum Trick or Treat Train Ride When: October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2022. Departures at 10, 11 a.m., 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m. Before and after your ride, enjoy exclusive access to the Passenger Station complete with fangtastic games, activities, and photo ops for all ages! $14-24, buy online: | trains

SACRAMENTO: Greek Festival October 7-9, 2022. Hours: Friday & Saturday: 11am - 10pm; Sunday:11am - 8pm. Location: 600 & 616 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento Sacramento, CA. Annual Food Festival  includes food, dancing and celebrating.  $5 Admission ages 13 & up, | Greek

SACRAMENTO: Turn Verein Oktoberfest October 7-8, 2022. Join the fun at the biggest & best Oktoberfest in Sacramento!

SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld HOWL-O-SCREAM September 16-October 31, 2022 (select nights) night time scare attraction with 3 haunted house, 6 scare zones and 4 roaming haunts goes from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Zoo HalGLOWeen October 1-31, 2022, 5-9 p.m. Location: 2920 Zoo Drive $,

SAN DIEGO: Ocean Beach "OB" Oktoberfest October 7-8, 2022. Held on the sunny sands of Southern California's beloved Ocean Beach.

SAN DIEGO: Taste of North Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 40 food tastes from San Diegoís best restaurants. However, this event isnít just for foodies. For those looking to enjoy some hops while they walk, you can sip on the regions best craft beer. 15 craft brewers convene in North Park for the day to offer 4 ounce samples of their best releases as well as distinctively created non-alcoholic beverages. All of this taste sensation is enhanced by the exploration of the vibrant neighborhood of North Park that awaits you on your self-guided tour. All ticket holders must check in at 3725 30th Street to receive their ticket and wrist band. No tastes will be available without first redeeming your ticket at our check-in location. $,

SAN DIMAS: Huck Finn Jubilee October 7-9, 2022. Bonelli Bluffs & RV Resort,  San Dimas, CA. $tickets,

SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 3-11. 2022.  Ship Tours, High School Band Challenge.

SAN JOSE: BAGI Glass Pumpkin Patch at Santana Row October 7-9, 2022 at Santana Row Central Park
77 Santana Row  San Jose, CA 95128
Free to view

SAN JOSE: Winchester Mystery House Unhinged September 30-October 31, 2022. $,

SAN JOSE: Halloween Pumpkins in the Park October 8, 2022, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Guadalupe River Conservancy Pumpkins in the Park Discovery Meadow 180 Woz Way San Jose, CA Free,

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Oktoberfest October 8, 2022, 12-4 p.m. at Alex Madonna Event Center. $50,

SANTA BARBARA: In honor of this Stearns Wharf 150th  Anniversary Celebration, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Concert with  There is a whole day of events that include free rides, face painting, chowder tasting, a visit by a tall ship, along with Santa Barbara Yacht Club Ceremonial Parade of Fleet at 1 p.m. in Santa Barbara Channel, cannon fire, city leaders, and fireworks.  Concert line up: Opera Santa Barbara, Tequila Mockingbird, and Doublewide Kings (4-7 p). Free,

SANTA CLARA: California's Great America Tricks & Treats Tickets  September 23 - October 30, 2022, Fridays 4-10 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays 12-10 p.m. California's Great America Tricks & Treats, a Family Fun Halloween Adventure $45 approx, 4701 Great America Pkwy Santa Clara, CA 95054   Tickets

SANTA MONICA: 626 Night Market Mini October 8-9, 2022, 1-10 p.m. at 1324 5th Street (near the Third Street Promenade.) Three dozen food, merch and craft vendors + an alcohol garden for attendees 21 years and older. The market is open to all ages and free to attend with advanced ticket reservations,

SONOMA: Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival October 7-8, 2022 Sonoma Plaza 2 W Spain St‎ Sonoma, CA 95476

SUISUN CITY: Cruisin Suisun Car Show & Cruise kicks off Friday night Downtown at 5:50 p.m. with a cruise followed by a car show Saturday at the Suisun City Waterfront 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free to see,

TIBURON: California Seaweed Festival, October 7-8, 2022 at Bay Conference Center - Estuary & Ocean Science Center. Celebrate the seaweed of California! The festival showcases seaweed uses and applications in art, cooking, farming, science, sustainable technology, and conservation. Booths, exhibits, workshops, galleries, and hands-on activities to immerse you and your family in seaweed fun and knowledge.  October 7, 2022, 4-9  p.m. Seaweed Walk and CSU Seaweed Symposium (science and art).  October 8, 2022, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Seaweed Celebration activities, vendors, panels, and workshops included. Location: San Francisco State University, 3152 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, CA 94920  Free,

TORRANCE: Scare Down in Downtown October 8, 2022, 5-7 p.m. Downtown Torrance 1266 Sartori Ave. Torrance, California 90501 Free,

TURLOCK: Turlock Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze September 23-October 31, 2022 at RAM Farms Free,

  KNOTTS SCARY FARM: 13 mazes and scare zones, bands performing throughout the park, rides and some pretty cool shows in the oldest, largest and most dedicated Halloween scare experience thru Oct.31, 2022.

UNIVERSAL CITY: Halloween Horror Nights. Universal Studios annual scare opens at 7 p.m. on select nights and runs through Oct.31, 2022 with new haunted houses and the Terror Tram. Awesomely scary entertainment where some of your favorite horror flicks come to life!


VACAVILLE: Floating Pumpkin Patch, 2-5 p.m. at Graham Aquatic Center $spectator fee, $14-16 participants,

imgs  VALENCIA:  Fright Fest  at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Annual event with mazes, scare zones and bands & DJs performing.

VALLEJO:  Fright Fest   at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Annual event with mazes, scare zones and bands & DJs performing.

WALNUT CREEK: Contra Costa Crystal Fair, October 8-9, 2022 at Civic Park Community Center. Gems, jewelry, crystals beads, and metaphysical healing tools, over 30 booths.  Hours: Saturday 10a-6p; Sunday 10a-4p. Location: 1375 Civic Drive (at Broadway), Walnut Creek, CA. 2 day admission: $14 (under 12 free), crystalfair or call (415) 383-7837 

WOODSIDE: Filoli Orchard Days Weekends, September 24-October 30, 2022 in Filoli Meadow, 86 Canada Road
$25 approx.,


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