OCTOBER TASTE OF EVENTS
October 5, 2013 Loomis Eggplant Festival
The 25th annual festival will offer music, games, refreshments, arts & crafts, and eggplant! Try unique eggplant dishes and enter the recipe contest. Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Oct 4-6, 2013 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Santa Rosa, California
World Championship Grape Stomp and more in three days of wine tasting with 150+ wineries. Wine sales, marketplace, chef demonstrations and workshops, farm and harvest agricultural activities for all ages, live music, an art show and sale, crafters pavilion, farm animals to meet, and much more. Hours: Friday Noon - 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. General Admission: $10, children $5, 6 and under free. Tasting Pavilion age 21+ only on Friday, October 5. harvestfair.org
October 1, 2013 Taste of Downtown Visalia
The 19th Annual Taste of Downtown takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. A ticket admits you to all of the participating Downtown restaurants as well as entrance to wine tasting by the Bank of the Sierra and beer tasting hosted by Visalia Community Bank. Spend the night strolling the streets enjoying culinary treats and live music or jump on the Visalia Towne Trolley for a lift to your favorite restaurant. Ticket holders are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and loose waist bands. Reserve your tickets now! $35 For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or downtownvisalia.com
October 1 - 31, 2013 Epicure
Santa Barbara County, California
Epicure.SB is 31 days of food and beverage events throughout the Santa Barbara regions.
October 5-6, 2013 CSD Giant Pumpkin Festival of Elk Grove
Elk Grove, California
The annual festival will be held at Elk Grove Regional Park. The winning entry weighed 1,645.5 pounds several years ago! Highlights will include weigh-off, entertainment, recipe contest and pumpkin boat race. Takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 5, 2013 Mission San Jose Olive Festival Fremont, California, msjchamber.org
Fun for the whole family! The Olive Festival features food, live music, wine tasting, arts & crafts, entertainment, kids' games, drawings, prizes and much more.
Los Banos Tomato Festival October 5-6, 2013, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Los Banos Fairgrounds
403 F St.,
Los Banos, CA
Call: (209) 704-4384
October 6, 2013 Arts & Olive Festival
Redwood City, California. The Annual celebration includes more than 80 vendors consisting of some of the olive industry’s top experts to provide the community with olive education, olive and olive oil tasting, olive related products, and an abundance of quality art works and gifts. olivefest.org
October 12-13, 2013 Riverbank Cheese & Wine Exposition
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. Free admission.
2013 Celebration of Harvest
Santa Maria, California
Our annual celebration of the year's bounty, where vintners take a break from the vineyards and cellars to share with you harvest tales and wines. The highlight of the weekend is the Festival itself, where every one of our 100+ member wineries gather to present their wines, often poured by the winemakers themselves. The Festival also presents some of the best local food from restaurants, catering companies and gourmet food creators. This weekend, wineries also present their own events, ranging from Winemaker's Dinners through library tastings and sales to new wine releases and barrel tastings. A favorite feature of the weekend is the Vintners' Visa - your passport to twelve winery tasting rooms - use the Vintners' Visa to explore new wineries - or revisit old friends.
October 13, 2013 Little Italy FESTA - San Diego, California
Hip and Historic Little Italy welcomes over 120,000 attendees with the tantalizing sights, sounds and aromas of Italian culture. A full palette of Italian cuisine is complemented by traditional and modern Italian music, arts and crafts.
October 18-20, 2013 Harvest Wine Weekend - Paso Robles, California
Harvest is the most colorful time of year in Paso Robles Wine Country and those in the know have long since discovered the experience that can be had while visiting wine country at its height of activity. Held the third weekend in October, wineries celebrate the beginning of the vintage by inviting you into their individual events that are as diverse as the wineries themselves.
October 19-20, 2013
Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
Half Moon Bay, CA
Includes pumpkin pancake breakfast, world's biggest pumpkin contest, pumpkin pie eating contest, pumpkin carving, and lots of food, entertainment, art and festive pumpkin themed fun.