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, 2021.
HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS: Universal Studios annual scare this year offers some favorites -- Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween 4, The Exorcist, The Bride of Frankenstein.... runs through Oct.31, 2021
ALAMEDA: Oktoberfest Speisekammer German Restaurant 2424 Lincoln Ave. speisekammer.com
BAKERSFIELD: Kern County Fair September 22-October 3, 2021. Alaskan Pig Races, Turkey Stampede, Concerts, Rodeo and more. Location: 1142 South P St., Bakersfield, CA. kerncountyfair.com
BALBOA ISLAND: Balboa Island Art Walk, 9a-5p, free to see. Musical entertainment on 5 stages.
BERKELEY: Berkeley Old Time Music Convention September 23-26, 2021. Free- $75, berkeleyoldtimemusic.org
BIG BEAR LAKE: Oktoberfest. Location: Big Bear Lake Convention Center, Big Bear Lake, CA. Tickets: bigbearevents.com
BISHOP: Bishop Pabanamanina Pow Wow September 24-26, 2021 at Bishop Paiute Reservation. All drums, dancers and spectators welcome! Location: 390 N. Barlow Lane Bishop, CA. bishoppaiute.org
CABAZON: Morongo Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow September 24-26, 2021. Event held off 1-10 in Cabazon. Follow signs to pow wow site. Morongo Casino Resort 495000 Seminole Dr. Cabazon, CA morongonation.org | morongopowwow.com Free admission | pow pow
CAPITOLA: Capitola Beach Festival September 25-26, 2021. Great event with sandcastles, nautical boat parade and more!
CARPINTERIA: Santa Barbara Polo Club's Wickenden Cup 4-6 p.m. SB Polo Club. Santa Barbara Polo Club 3300 Via Real $20-up, sbpolo.com
CORONA DEL MAR: Sandcastle Contest September 26, 2021, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. "Explore the World" Big Corona - Corona del Mar State Beach 3100 Ocean Blvd. | sandcastles
COTATI: Accordion Festival September 25-26, 2021. Nonstop accordion music in this 21st annual event held at La Plaza Park. $18-26, cotatifest.com Region: North Coast Performers Sept.25: Bella Ciao | Sourdough Slim | Nuevos Aventureros | The Great Morgani | Gail Campanella | The Alpen Band | Sergei Teleshev & Maria | Cory Pesaturo | The Mad Maggies | Junk Parlor | Nathan & Jessie | Hernandez Hideaway | Culann's Hounds | Zydeco: | Mark St. Mary | Motordude | Wild Catahoulas | Les Amis | Polka Tent: | Steve Balich Band | Sheri Mignano | Sept.26: Mike Zampiceni | Future Stars | Jerry Cigler & Paul Betken | The Great Morgani | Kugelplex | Sergei Teleshev & Maria | Cory Pesaturo | Intuitive Compass | Pistoleros Famosos | Bellow Shakes | Those Darn Accordions
DINUBA: Dinuba Annual Raisin Day Festival & Parade Dinuba Raisin Harvest Festival September 23-26, 2021, Vulch Park El Monte Way Dinuba, CA
EDWARDS: Wasteland Weekend Sept.22-26, 2021. Lots of bands at this Mad Max-style, post-apocalyptic themed event. wastelandweekend.com
EL CAJON: Oktoberfest September 24-October 3, 2021. Presented by German American Societies of San Diego, public invited to attend one of San Diego's most popular events.
FAIRFIELD: Fairfield Candy Palooza September 25-26, 2021, at Jelly Belly Factory, 1 Jelly Belly Lane Fairfield, CA jellybelly.com free admission, some rides and attractions require a fee
FOLSOM: Folsom Renaissance Faire September 25-26, 2021
Folsom City Lions Park Stafford Street at Natoma Street Folsom, CA 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday
$16, folsomfaire.com | Renfaire
HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire September 18-October 24, 2021. Casa de Fruta 10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy Hollister, CA Weekends: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $, norcalrenfaire.com
IDYLLWILD: Idyllwild Ren Faire September 24-26, 2021. idyllwildrenfaire.com | Ren
KERNVILLE: Kern River Rock N Blues Festival September 23-26, 2021 at Frandy Campground, kernriverrocknblues.com
LAKE ARROWHEAD: Oktoberfest September 18-October 30, 2021, Saturdays and Sundays only. Free admission.
LIVERMORE: Nostalgia Day Car Show from Altamont Cruisers Sunday, Sep 26, 2021, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Historic First Street in Downtown Livermore Featuring New School Muscle Cars, Old School Street Rods, Motorcycles, Customs & Classics plus Arts & Crafts, food and music. altamontcruisers.org
LONG BEACH: Acura Grand Prix September 24-26, 2021. gplb.comMONTEREY: Monterey Jazz Festival September 24-26, 2021 SOLD OUT.
LOS ALAMOS: Los Alamos Old Days Festival September 24-26, 2021. Annual festival in Los Alamos Admission is FREE
LOS ALTOS: Art & Wine Festival September 25-26, 2021. Downtown Los Altos Village on Main and State Streets between First and Edith, CA Free, pacificfinearts.com
MORGAN HILL: Taste of Morgan Hill September 25-26, 2021. Downtown Morgan Hill, morganhillchamber.org | tastes
NAPA: Taste of Mount Veeder September 26, 2021, 12-3 p.m. $125-150, mtveederwines.com The Hess Collection Winery 4411 Redwood Road Napa, CA
PALO CEDRO: Honey Bee Festival September 25-26, 2021. Over 90 vendors with all kinds of arts and crafts; information and food. There are lots of family activities including face painting and crafts works for the kids and the Live Bee Beard demonstration. Location: Bishop Quinn Catholic Center, Old 44 Drive, Palo Cedro. Time: Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sunday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. palocedrohoneybeefestival.com
PASADENA: Rose Bowl Half Marathon 7-11 a.m. presented by City of Pasadena. 2021 Rose Bowl Half Marathon & 5K will once again take place on Sunday, September 26, 2021. The Rose Bowl Half Marathon with a one-of-a-kind finish line on the field at the world-famous Rose Bowl passes landmarks Colorado Street Bridge, Old Pasadena, and Cal Tech University Location: 1001 Rose Bowl Drive Pasadena, CA rosebowlhalf.com
PLACERVILLE: El Dorado County Fair & Event Center September 23-26, 2021 Placerville, CA. eldoradocountyfair.org | Sept. Fairs
PLYMOUTH: Amador Flower Farm Fall Festival September 25-26, 2021. Location: Amador Flower Farm 22001 Shenandoah School Road Plymouth, CA 95669 amadorflowerfarm.com
REDONDO BEACH: Redondo Beach Pier Car Show. Annual event takes place on Redondo Pier and Fisherman's Wharf. It's a free, family fun day of beach activities.
REDWOOD CITY: Oktoberfest September 16-26, 2021 at Courthouse Square. $, redwoodcity.org
SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld Spooktacular September 18-October 31, 2021 on weekends. Included with park admission, SeaWorld San Diego 500 Sea World Drive San Diego, CA 92109 seaworld.com/san-diego
SAN DIEGO: PIFA Festival September 25-26, 2021 pifasandiego.com
SAN DIEGO: San Diego Restaurant Week September 26-October 3, 2021. SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com
SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld HOWL-O-SCREAM + HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR means fun for kids by day (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and big kids at night (7 p.m.-1 a.m.)
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival September 25-26, 2021.Greek Pastries, and Greek food and great entertainment for the whole family. Location: Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church 27129 Calle Arroyo, Suite 1803, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675 sjcgreekfest.org
SANTA ANA: Fascination of Orchids International Show & Sale September 25-26, 2021, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See thousands of Exotic Orchids on display and for sale by growers from California, South America and Asia. Location: Santa Ana Zoo, $, ocorchidshow.com
SANTA MARIA: Steppin' Out free concert 1-3 p.m. at Acquistipace Park, 1921 S. Western Ave. This concert series is free to the community and offers an afternoon of music by some of the best bands on the Central Coast. cityofsantamaria.org
SANTA MONICA: Santa Monica Airport Antique & Vintage Market held on the first and fourth Sunday of every month. Hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Santa Monica Airport, 1650 Ashland Ave. (approx.) $5 admission, santamonicaairportantiquemarket.com
SANTA MONICA: Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward - The California Feetwarmers at free outdoor concert, Americana in the Park at Gandara Park, 3-6 p.m.
SANTA ROSA: Sonoma County VegFest 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See dozens of bay area vendors with food, beverages, music, wellness & nutrition information, sustainable & eco products, and so much more presented outdoors. Location: Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa CA 95404 Phone: (707) 540-1760. socovegfest.org
SEASIDE: Sunday Blues in the Park with Tom Rigney and Flambeau + Everyday People Band 1-4:30 p.m. in Laguna Grande Park, 1249 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard Seaside, CA 93955. Free, ci.seaside.ca.us
TEMECULA: South Coast Winery Grape Stomp September 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 2021 Live music, wine country buffet, and Grape Stomping! Location: South Coast Winery Resort & Spa $tickets, southcoastwinery.com | stomp
UNIVERSAL CITY: Halloween Horror Nights September 9-October 31, 2021. Location: Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, halloweenhorrornights.com
VALENCIA: Fright Fest September 11-October 31, 2021 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Annual event with mazes, scare zones and bands & DJs performing.
VALLEJO: Fright Fest September 25-October 31, 2021 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Annual event with mazes, scare zones and bands & DJs performing.
WALNUT CREEK: The Walnut Festival September 23-26, 2021 at Heather Farm Park, thewalnutfestival.org
WOODSIDE: Orchard Days at Filoli weekends through Oct.31.
YERMO: Calico Days September 25-26, 2021, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Calico Ghost Town, 36600 Ghost Town Road. $, sbcountyparks.com
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