California Festivals


California October Festivals

October in California is focused on Fall with harvests, and events ranging from Oktoberfest celebrations to Halloween walks, haunts and Trick or Treat. Seasonal festivals prominent in the month of October include apple festivals, scarecrow festivals, pumpkin festivals and Halloween events. Other ongoing fests throughout the month include California film festivals.

IRVINE: Irvine Global Village Festival October 12-13, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Great Park
8000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine , CA 92618
(949) 724-6606
Fall festival with global cuisine, artisan's marketplace, music, Kids Village with crafts, interactive activities, seek-a-treat, and a petting zoo. 

SAN FRANCISCO: LEAP Sandcastle Contest October 26, 2019, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ocean Beach, Great Highway
Architects, engineers, contractors, designers and San Francisco school children collaborate every year to create majestic sculptures from sand. Free and open to the public.

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! Cost: Free.

FALLBROOK: Scarecrow Days October 9-31, 2019 Fallbrook Fall Faire | Main Ave. & Alvarado | Scarecrow Contest |

BUENA PARK: Silverado Days October 18-20, 2019. William Peak Park, Buena Park, CA

AGOURA HILLS: Reyes Adobe Days with a hometown parade October 10-13, 2019

HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire at Casa de Fruta September 14 - October 20, 2019, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

PISMO BEACH: Clam Festival October 19-20, 2019
Annual Pismo Beach Clam Festival A community tradition since 1946, the Pismo Beach Clam Festival features a live parade, best local chowder contest, surf contest, food, beer & wine garden, and Pier Pub. Enjoy music all weekend, and start off with the Friday Night Wine Walk,

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Water Festival And Conference October 30-November 3, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Discovery Park
1600 Garden Hwy.
Sacramento, CA 95833
Discussions, special sessions, demonstrations, visual arts and performances, local food vendors, live concerts, vendors, activities for children, art exhibitions, in celebration of Water.

IRVINE: Global Village Festival October 12-13, 2019. Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Location: The Great Park, Irvine. Free,

SANTA MONICA: West Edge Design Fair October 24-27, 2019 Santa Monica Airport The Barker Hangar 3021 Airport Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90405 $25 General admission, $125 all access pass,

SAN FRANCISCO: Fiesta on the Hill October 27, 2019, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA. Family-friendly and alcohol-free, celebrate the diversity that is integral to the rich fabric of Bernal Heights and its surrounding neighborhoods, Fiesta attracts thousands of people over 7 blocks with arts, crafts, local goods/services and food vendors. Highlights include live music, dancing, a children's area with rides, games and more. All proceeds go to Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center's youth, senior, affordable housing, community engagement, and employment programs. Vendor booths: (415) 279-0560 or 

AZUSA: Golden Days carnival rides, games

CHINO: Harvest Festival cow milking and seed planting

DEL MAR: Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show craft event at the fairgrounds

DUBLIN: Harvest Fair caramel apples and tractor-pulled hay wagon rides

EXETER: Fall Festival  parade and scarecrows

HALF MOON BAY: Art & Pumpkin Festival

KELSEYVILLE: Harvest Festival grape stomping and pie eating contests

LAKEPORT: Harvest Festival Grape Stomp

McCLOUD: Apple Harvest Festival apple pie contest and fresh juice

OAKHURST: Oakhurst Fall Festival carnival

PASO ROBLES: Pioneer Day Parade & Festival parade, free bean feed, whiskerino contest and a hoosegow!

PERRIS: Southern California Fair

PORTERVILLE: Pioneer Days re-enactments with Jackass Mail Run Association's Live Shoot Out in the Street

QUINCY: Mountain Harvest Festival celebrates the Fall colors of Plumas County

REEDLEY: Reedley Fiesta and Parade, Biggest, Small Town Celebration in the Valley

ROSEMEAD: Fall Fiesta

SAN MARTIN: Uesugi Farms pumpkin patch weigh-off

SANTA YNEZ: The Great Grape Stomp vineyard hay rides

SILVERADO: Country Fair & Folk Festival

SOLVANG: Celebration of Harvest Weekend

UKIAH: Ukiah Pumpkin Festival & Scarecrow City

VALLEY CENTER:  Bates Nut Farm pumpkin patch, scarecrow contest

BUENA PARK: Arirang Festival of Orange County October 3-6, 2019 Location: The Source, 6940 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, California 90621.
Celebrate culture and heritage through lively song, dance and food at the Arirang Festival at The Source, 6940 Beach Blvd. This international event features Korean, Mexican, Filipino, Chinese, and Vietnamese cultures. Experience the open air market and food court, music and dance performances, senior and youth talent shows, traditional

MONTEREY PARK: Monterey Park Geranium Festival & ArtWalk Location: Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave. Monterey Park, CA Admission is free,

PALMDALE: Kaleidoscope Music & Art Festival October 12, 2019, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Palmdale Amphitheater
2723 Rancho Vista Blvd.
Palmdale, CA 93551
Free admission, free parking,
Artisans, live chalk artists, visual & performing arts, Art of the Brew, Fresh Made Market Culinary & Apothecary vendors, food vendors, and more!

WASCO: Festival and Rose Parade October 13, 2018
Wasco, CA

SAN JOSE: Outrageous Outgrowns October 18-21, 2018, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Outrageous Outgrowns sale features more than 70,000 gently used or new items including kids clothes, expectant & new moms apparel, hundreds of toys, books, movies, games, puzzles, arts & crafts, room decor, strollers, cribs, nursing & maternity items, and much, much more! All items are sold by individual families, but they're all in one place - just like a huge store. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Expo Hall 344 Tully Road San Jose, CA

ANGELS CAMP: Mark Twain Festival October 20, 2018 Mark Twain Festival goldrush-header The annual Mark Twain Festival (formerly known as Gold Rush Day) in downtown Angels Camp celebrates the 151st anniversary of Mark Twain's visit to Angels Camp and the writing of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.

SACRAMENTO: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, musical October 19-November 3, 2018.  Green Valley Theatre Company 3823 V Street Sacramento, CA 95818  $20,

CAMPBELL: Campbell Con October 20, 2018 West Valley College Campbell, CA | cons

LOS MOLINOS / DAIRYVILLE: Dairyville Orchard Festival October 20, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lassen View School Los Molinos, CA

LOS ANGELES: Taste of Soul  October 20, 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.  Crenshaw Blvd (near intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.) between Stocker and Rodeo Rd. Los Angeles, CA. Free admission,

RIVERSIDE: Tombstone Cinema's Cemetery Flicks - Little Shop Horrors October 20, 2018. Gates 5 p.m. Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery.

SANTA CRUZ: GLOW October 20, 2018. The annual fire and digital art festival features Cooper Street and Abbott Square glowing with fire dancing, flaming fire art sculptures, fire cannonades, radiating music and dancing in the streets.

BAKERSFIELD: Via Arte Italian Street Painting Festival October 20-21, 2018, Opens after 7 a.m.
Marketplace, Corner of Ming Avenue and Haggin Oaks Boulevard- Bakersfield, CA - Free event, must apply for art participation and be accepted, see:

PLACERVILLE: El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society Show, October 20-21, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. El Dorado County Fairgrounds 100 Placerville Drive Hours: 10 - 5 daily $5 admission,  50 dealers featuring worldwide minerals, rough and faceted gems, jewelry, beads, fossils, petrified wood, agate, gold, opal, meteorites, geodes, finished cabochons, slabs and other lapidary material, tools, equipment, books, and kits.

SPRINGVILLE: Springville Apple Festival October 20-21, 2018 Springville Apple Festival 35680 Highway 190 Springville, CA 93265

CAYYUCOS: Cayucos Antique Street Faire Sunday October 21, 2018, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Treasures abound in this unique antique street faire setting in Cayucos! Antiques, vintage, and collectibles galore Family friendly, free admission, free parking !! Located at 10 N. Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA Contact number: 805-751-3737

FOREST CITY: Forest City Annual Apple Harvest Celebration October 21, 2018, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location Dance Hall, Forest City, Pliocene Ridge, CA Celebrate the Annual Apple Harvest Celebration held at the Dance Hall features regionally famous apples.

BROOKS: Olive Crush Festival October 28, 2018, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Capay Valley- Yolo Co. View Contact: 530-796-2810 Sponsor: Seka Hills Olive Mill and Tasting Room
19326 County Road 78 Brooks, CA 95606

MANHATTAN BEACH: Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race Festival October 28, 2018 Manhattan Beach Pier

Past events

JAMESTOWN: Railtown 1897 SHP Harvest Haunt Express Weekends in October  Tales of the Roundhouse Haunted Tours October 20 & 21, 2017 | trains

MONTE RIO: Fright Flicks  October 21, 2017  20396 Bohemian Highway Monte Rio, CA October 20, 2017& Haunted Wine Country  Beetlejuice with singalong October 22, 2017 Haunted Wine Country TICKETS $8 adults $6 juniors and seniors | horror films

NORTH HOLLYWOOD: NoHo Fringe Festival October 19-November 19, 2017.

PALM SPRINGS: VintageVibe Festival, October 20-22, 2017 A celebration of the evolution of American style and pop culture from midcentury modernism through the 1990s, VintageVibe Festival will offer a 60,000-square-foot marketplace with memorabilia, art, goods and fashion at the Palm Springs Convention Center. 

SAN FRANCISCO: Wharf Fest October 20, 2018
Fisherman's Wharf 100 Jefferson St. San Francisco, CA Free admission. Chowder Competition & Tastings| Live Music at the Hard Rock Cafe Mainstage | Featuring the Three Best Local Bands from the Hard Rock Rising Contest| Live Street Performer Entertainment

SANTA ROSA: Santa Rosa Mineral & Gem Society Show, October 21-22, 2017 Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Hall 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa, CA. (Across from the fairgrounds) Time: Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 10am - 5pm Cost: $6 person Kids under 12 free, | gems

SILVERADO: Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary Bat Night October 21, 2017, 4-8 p.m. Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary 29322 Modjeska Canyon Silverado, CA 92676 $6; age 3 and under free Parking: Corner of Santiago & Modjeska Canyon Rd. 

TWENTYNINE PALMS: Pioneer Days Festival October 18-21, 2018  81st Annual Pioneer Days is celebrated the third weekend in October with a Parade, carnival, Honorary Judge & Sheriff contest, Little Miss and Master contest, Outhouse Races, and other festive events. Carnival, vendors, and community booths are in in Luckie Park Thursday through Sunday, plus music, beer garden, arm wrestling tournament, pet parade, and more. Saturday features a Firefighters Pancake Breakfast and Grand Marshals' Tribute from 6 to 10 a.m.; Parade downtown at 10 a.m. on the highway and Adobe Road; Old Timers Gathering at the Schoolhouse Museum 1-4 p.m.; Chili Dinner at the 29 Palms Art Gallery 5-8 p.m.; beer garden and live music in Luckie Park; and many more events. Enjoy down-home family fun! Information: 29 Palms Chamber of Commerce (760)367-3445. It began in 1937. A rodeo was held and races:  boot, package, rescue, potato, relay races, musical chairs  and a pony express race.  1938 found the celebration called Pioneer May Day, and in 1940 a parade was added. 

UKIAH: Ukiah Giant Pumpkin Fest October 20-22, 2017

YUBA CITY: California Wine and Beer Festival, October 21, 2017, 1-5 p.m. $30-40,

Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire October 20-22, 2017. Location: Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, CA

Bakersfield Fall Home Show October 20-22, 2017. Location: Kern County Fairgrounds, Bakersfield, CA

Forever Youngs' Pasadena Doll Show & Sale October 21, 2017. Location: Pasadena Elks Lodge, Pasadena, CA

Sacramento Womens' Expo October 21, 2017. Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA

Bridal Showplace, Bridal Shows October 22, 2017. Location: Long Beach Marriott, Long Beach, CA

Torrance Antique Street, October October 22, 2017. Location: Downtown, Torrance, CA

Oktoberfest Celebrations

Del Mar Home Improvement Show October 27-29, 2017. Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar Fairgrounds, CA

Contra Costa Fall Home and Garden Show October 27-29, 2017. Location: Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show, Pleasanton October 27-29, 2017. Location: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA |

California Home & Garden Show October 27-29, 2017. Location: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA

Contemporary Crafts Market October 27-29, 2017. Location: Pasadena Convention Center Exhibit Hall, Pasadena, CA

Halloween Family Faire October 28, 2017. Location: City Park, Woodland Hills, CA

Golden Oak Honey Festival October 28, 2017. Location: City Park, Paso Robles, CA

Coarsegold Trantula Festival October 28, 2017. Location: Downtown, Coarsegold, CA

Pumpkin Palooza October 28, 2017. Location: Family Community Church, San Jose, CA

Handcrafted Harvest Holidays October 28-29, 2017. Location: Folsom Premium Outlets, Folsom, CA |

Clovisfest: Celebrating the Real California October 28-29, 2017. Location: Old Town Clovis, Clovis, CA

Treasure Island Flea, October October 28-29, 2017. Location: Treasure Island Great Lawn, San Francisco, CA

Chico Fall Home and Garden Show October 28-29, 2017. Location: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Chico, CA

ALBANY: Epic ACG Fest October 28-29, 2017, 1-9:30 p.m.
Albany Community Center 1249 Marin Avenue Albany, Ca 94706
$10-$25, (310) 940-2598 Epic ACG Fest (EACG) is a international event that combines Animation, Comic art and Gaming to create Hollywood style Geek culture. Includes: animation films from worldwide | audience to face to face with the international artists | industry panels and workshops | Cosplay contest | game tournaments | red carpet award ceremony. Use your Halloween custom at the Epic ACG to double the fun.

THOUSAND OAKS: PowerShares QQQ Championship October 27-29, 2017
Sherwood Country Club $29-$59

CLOVIS: Clovisfest & Hot Air Balloon Fun October 28-29, 2017

KERNVILLE: Fall Festival October 28-29, 2017
Free admission,

SAN DIEGO: Monster Bash held outdoors in the Gaslamp Quarter, tickets required. This is an age 21+ event with adult themes, alcohol served and $5000 prize for costume contest.

CALIFORNIA: Boos at zoos in L.A., Fresno, San Jose, Atascadero, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Orange

COARSEGOLD: Tarantula Festival.

MANHATTAN BEACH: Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race Festival October 29, 2017, 12-5 p.m. Manhattan Beach Pier 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd. approx. Manhattan Beach, CA Free,

SANTA MARIA: Zombie Glow Run October 28, 2017, 4-8 p.m.
Santa Maria Animal Center - Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation
548 W. Foster Rd.
Santa Maria, CA
$35 pre-registration, $45
This is a unique, one-of-a-kind evening experience that focuses more on fun with two and four legged friends and family, and less about how fast each participant can run/walk. The course is a 5K Run of glowing fun featuring participants decked out in zombie glow gear. Pre-Glow Party- Contests, Music by "Nothing But Trouble", Food, Vendors, Silent Auction Sidewalk Chalk Art. Donations benefit the animals directly.

BRENTWOOD: Home-Town Halloween October 28, 2017, 5 -7:30 p.m.
First & Oak
Brentwood, CA

CHERRY VALLEY: Olive Festival October 28-28, 2017, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 admission approx. Cherry Valley, California
Highland Springs Resort. Olive Pressing Demonstration & Lectures, Tours, Festive Food, Wine Tasting, Farmer's Market, Children's Games, etc. | olives

WEST HOLLYWOOD: West Hollywood Carnaval, October 31, 2017 biggest, free Halloween street party in the U.S.

Past events

MIRA MESA: Mira Mesa Street Fair Mira Mesa Street Fair October 7, 2017, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
 Camino Ruiz north of Mira Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA,

PLEASANTON: Alameda County Fall Home and Garden Show October 6-8, 2017. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Avenue, Pleasanton, CA.

OXNARD: Oxnard Steampunk Fest October 14-15, 2017. Held at Heritage Square, the Steampunk Fest invites you to the whimsical world of airships and steam engines, Victorians and Sci-fi, Welcome to Steampunk! All are welcome -- come in costume and expect an amazing adventure. Location: 715 South A Street, Oxnard, CA 93030.

COSTA MESA: Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival  October 12-14, 2017. |

OAKHURST: Fall Festival October 13-14, 2017

ARTESIA: International Street Fair & Diversity Festival October 7, 2017, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Pioneer Blvd. between 183rd & 188th Street S 
4th Annual International Street Fair and Diversity Festival  celebrates community with activities and cultural performances on two stages, plus International cuisine, shopping and a beer garden.  Kid Zone has a petting zoo, pony rides, arts and crafts, games, and rides, for a fee. or call (562) 865-6262.

SAN MARCOS:  Grand Fall Festival and Street Fair October 8, 2017, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Via Vera Cruz between San Marcos Blvd and Grand Ave. San Marcos, CA 92078 The faire features displays from more than 250 local artisans, crafters, retailers, ethnic and American foods, and nationwide vendors. The Grand Kid's Fest inside the faire includes carnival rides and local talent on the San Marcos community stage. ethnic and American foods, and a stage with live music, all along Via Vera Cruz in San Marcos. Repeat vendors know it?s a prime opportunity to speak with fans face-to-face and jumpstart the season.

HUNTINGTON PARK: Sabor de Mexico Lindo October 6-8, 2017 Downtown Festival Sabor de Mexico Lindo Downtown Festival sponsored by the Chamber.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Moto Beach Classic October 14, 2017
Bolsa Chica State Beach transforms into a wave-shredding, fuel burning, hard-rocking extravaganza in the first of its kind intersection of surf, skate and motorcycle culture with live performances from OC alternative rockers Lit and Unwritten Law, along with reggae staple, Black Uhuru. 

LOOMIS: Loomis Eggplant Festival October 7, 2017 Downtown Loomis, CA

TUSTIN:  Tustin Tiller Days October 6, 7, & 8, 2017
Columbus Tustin Park, Tustin, CA
Tustin Tiller Days Festival & Parade 
17522 Beneta Way
Tustin, CA 92780, free
Parade, Carnival, Backyard Brewfest Tilleritaville, Entertainment, Pancake Breakfast. Tustin Tiller Days began in 1957. The three day festival celebrates Orange County's agricultural heritage while providing an opportunity for local non-profit organizations to promote their cause and raise much needed funds. Over the years, local civic organizations, schools, churches, and youth groups have raised thousands of dollars to benefit a wide variety of local needs.

SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival October 13, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, CA
Live Music playing at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

VENTURA: Harvest Festival Arts & Crafts October 6-8, 2017. Hours: Friday: 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Blvd. Ventura, CA.

PORTERVILLE: Zalud House Museum Pioneer Days & Rib Cook-Off October 14, 2017, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Rib Cook-Off begins at 7am
Downtown Porterville, CA
Rib Cook-Off, Pioneer Days Pageants, Live Shoot Out on Main Street, Historical Re-enactments and Displays, vendors, food and much more! All proceeds go directly to preserve and protect the Zalud House Museum.

McCLOUD: Apple Harvest Festival October 14, 2017, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
303 Main St.
McCloud, CA 96057
Apple Harvest Festival includes Apple Pie Contest, Fresh Pressed Apple Juice, Artisan Crafts, Scarecrow Contest, Music, Vendors, Games, Fresh Pressed Apple Juice, and an Apple Pie contest. Catered dinner at 6 p.m. followed by dance from 7 to 11 p.m. (tickets available for dinner and dance at event).

CARSON: Los Angeles Printers Fair October 14, 2017 International Printing Museum, Carson, CA
The Museum's biggest event invites the public to visit, learn, shop and be entertained.

HALF MOON BAY: Art & Pumpkin Festival October 14-15, 2017, 9 a.m. - 5 pm.
Pacific Fine Arts Festivals Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival Main Street Downtown, Half Moon Bay, CA

LOS ANGELES: Festival Supreme Comedy & Music October 29, 2016
Shrine Expo Hall
Los Angeles, CA

SANTA CLARITA: 17th Annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair October 8, 2017, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
William S. Hart Park
Across from Metrolink lot with parking
Newhall, CA
Free, pet owners can bring leashed, well-behaved dogs 

HEALDSBURG: Pumpkin Festival October 29, 2016, Healdsburg Plaza. Free,

OAKLAND: Pumpkin Festival October 29, 2016. Noon - 3 p.m. Mountain View Cemetery 5000 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA

AGOURA HILLS: Trunk or Treat Halloween Spooktacular October 

Past events

DIXON: The Lambtown Festival October 7 - 8, 2017
Dixon May Fair Grounds Dixon,

LOS ANGELES: LA Korean Festival October 12-15, 2017. Seoul International Park, 3250 San Marino Street, Los Angeles, CA. Free,

COSTA MESA: Autumn Harvest Festival October 7, 2017, 1-5 p.m. South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court  3333 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA Free & Open to the Public,

COSTA MESA: OC Japan Fair  October 13-15, 2017
C Fair & Event Center  Costa Mesa, California 92626  OC Japan Fair brings you an unforgettable cultural experience over three days. Authentic cuisine, notable performances and unique items await you at the only OC Japan Fair DAY + NIGHT MARKET. 

ALISO VIEJO: Founders Day Fair October Free, food & certain activities fee | Aliso Viejo Ranch | 100 Park Avenue | | Founder's Day Fair features interactive historical and art exhibits, local entertainment, community booths, pony rides, a petting zoo, old-fashioned games and mechanical rides, inflatables, amusements and activities. Aliso Viejo Chamber of Commerce traditional beer and wine saloon is selling cool beverages.
WHEATLAND: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown October 1, 2016 | Bishop's Pumpkin Farm | 1415 Pumpkin Ln. | Wheatland, CA. 95692 | | Charlie Brown and Cast look-alike contest at Porko Arena Snoopy visits the farm mid-day 1:00 pm at Porko Arena - Charlie Brown Know it all Trivia contest. The Great Pumpkin Hunt, Fireworks show Pond Stage, Sourdough Slim, Amazing Harmonatras, Puppet Show and Naspig Races.
SIERRA MADRE: The Angel Festival October  Memorial Park, Sierra Madre, CA
ROCKLIN: Rocklin Mini Maker Faire October  Sierra College | 5000 Rocklin Rd., Rocklin | | The Rocklin Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring rockets and robots, digital fabrication, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and installations.

ESCONDIDO: Grape Day Discovery Festival at Grape Day Park | Escondido, CA | | Interactive exhibits and demonstrations, dance battles, music, wine & beer garden, pie eating contests, bake sales, arts and crafts.
MANTON: Manton Apple Festival  Manton N. School Grounds, Manton, CA
WEST POINT: Lumberjack Day  Downtown, West Point, CA

VICTORVILLE: High Desert Book Festival   14343 Civic Drive | Victorville, CA 92392 | Free Admission |
Montrose Oktoberfest  Downtown, Montrose, CA
Murphys Gold Rush Street Faire Downtown, Murphys, CA
Home Tour Home Tour Yorba Linda Community Center, Yorba Linda, CA


Anaheim | Avila Beach | Big Bear Lake

Redlands Oktoberfest October 1, 2016 Sylvan Park, Redlands, CA

Carlsbad | Clayton | El Cajon

Huntington Beach | Lake Arrowhead

Lakeport | Montrose | Oakland

San Luis Obispo | Scotts Valley | Torrance

OKTOBERFEST   Alameda | Encinitas

Lake Arrowhead | Huntington Beach

El Cajon | Clayton

Past events

ANAHEIM: Orange County Auto Show October 4-7, 2018

ANDERSON: Stillwater Pow Wow October 5-7

ARCADIA: Santa Anita Race Track Oktoberfest October 6-7

ATASCADERO: Colony Days October 5-6, 2018 Colony Days Parade 10 a.m.   Annual Colony Days celebration includes nostalgic Tent City performances, fun contests, a special children's area, games, vendors, and food & drink booths in Sunken Gardens.

BERKELEY: Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow October 6, 2018

BIG BEAR LAKE: Yoga Festival October 6 Performing Arts Center  Free admission,

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

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

CORCORAN: Cotton Festival at City Park October 6, 2018
 Corcoran, CA | | 5K Run, Parade down Whitley Avenue, Vendor Booths, Beer Garden, Rib Cook-Off, Carnival, Live Music, and many other activities throughout the day. This is an annual event occurring the first Saturday of October every year.

CORNING: Corning Olive Festival October 6, 2018

DIXON: Lambtown Festival October 6-7, 2018

ELK GROVE: Giant Pumpkin Festival October 6-7, 2018

FELTON: Big Trees Scottish Gathering and Highland Games October 6, 2018

FONTANA: Hispanic Heritage Celebration October 6, 2018

FORTUNA: Apple Harvest Festival October 6-7, 2018

FREMONT: Mission San Jose Museum Olive Festival October 6-7, 2018

HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire, 2018

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Sammy Hagar's High Tide State Beach Party October 6, 2018

IDYLLWILD: Idyllwild Ren Faire October 6-7, 2018

HUNTINGTON PARK: Sabor De Mexico Lindo October 5-7, 2018

LONE PINE: Lone Pine Film Festival October 5-8, 2018

LOOMIS: Eggplant Festival October 6, 2018

LOS ANGELES: LA Korean Festival October 4-7, 2018

LOS BANOS: Los Banos Tomato Festival October 6, 2018

LOS GATOS: St. Mary's Annual Country Fair October 4-7, 2018

MANTON: Apple Festival October 6, 2018

MONTROSE: Oktoberfest October 6, 2018

MORRO BAY: Harbor Festival October 6, 2018, Free admission | Celebrate all things waterfront with a full day of live music, fresh local seafood, epicurean delights, wine and craft beer, dancing and family fun activities. The event culminates with a colorful fireworks show over the harbor. Parking is limited so attendees are encouraged to park anywhere in Morro Bay and take the free trolley.

NEWPORT BEACH: Wine & Food Festival October 4-7, 2018

OAKLAND: Black Cowboy Parade October 6, 2018

ONTARIO: Huck Finn Jubilee October 5-7, 2018

PACIFIC GROVE: Butterfly Parade October 6, 2018

PACIFIC PALISADES: Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic October 6, 2018

PARADISE: Johnny Appleseed Days October 6-7, 2018

ROHNERT PARK: Founder's Day Parade October 6, 2018, 10 a.m. Parade | Parade route begins at Lawrence E. Jones Middle School and ends at Rancho Cotate High School Show and Shine Car Show Festival | Festival | The Parade is followed by the Festival at the Rohnert Park Community Center with food, beverages, beer, wine, bed races, arts & crafts, kids' activities and a Show and Shine Car Show

RUNNING SPRINGS: Pine Cone Festival October 6, 2018

SACRAMENTO: Greek Festival October 5-7, 2018

SAN BERNARDINO: Route 66 Rendezvous October 6, 2018

SAN CARLOS: Art & Wine Faire October 6-7, 2018

SAN DIEGO: Pacific Beach Fest October 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 1-8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: Castro Street Fair October 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 5-7, 2018

SAN JOSE: Glass Pumpkin Patch Santana Row October 5-7, 2018

SANTA CLARITA: Hart of the West Pow Wow October 6-7, 2018

SANTA CRUZ: World Arts Festival October 6-7, 2018

SANTA ROSA: World Championship Grape Stomp October 5-7, 2018

SANTA YNEZ: Inter-Tribal Pow Wow October 6-7, 2018

TRES PINOS: San Benito County Fair October 4-7, 2018

VACAVILLE: Solano County Home & Garden Show October 6-7, 2018

VENTURA: Harvest Festival October 5-7, 2018 Original Art & Craft Show features thousands of handmade American arts & crafts including jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, hand-turned wood, ceramics and more.  , 2018

VICTORVILLE: Fall Festival October 5-6, 2018

VISTA: Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta October 6-7, 2018

DEL MAR: Gem Fair  Del Mar Fairgrounds/Exhibit Hall, Del Mar, CA
HUNTINGTON PARK: Sabor de Mexico Lindo Downtown Festival Sabor de Mexico Lindo Downtown Festival   Downtown, Huntington Park, CA
PLEASANTON: Alameda County Fall Home and Garden Show   Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
SANTA ROSA: Sonoma County Harvest Fair Sonoma County Harvest Fair  Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA
VENTURA: Ventura Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show, Ventura  Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA
 MENLO PARK: Pacific Fine Arts Festivals Menlo Park Sidewalk Fine Arts & Crafts Fall Fest  Sidewalks of Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, CA
GRASS VALLEY: KVMR Celtic Festival and Marketplace  Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA
PLEASANT HILL: Pleasant Hill Art, Jazz & Wine Pleasant Hill Art, Jazz & Wine  Downtown, Pleasant Hill, CA
COSTA MESA: Thirty-Ninth Fall OC Home & Garden Show  Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA
MANTECA: Manteca Pumpkin Fair  Downtown, Manteca, CA
CLAYTON: Clayton Oktoberfest  Main & Marsh Creek Road, Clayton, CA
LANCASTER: Lancaster Bark at the Park  Lancaster City Park, Lancaster, CA
SAN MATEO: Ultimate Womens' Expo  San Mateo Event Center, San Mateo, CA
LODI: Lodi Street Faire  Downtown, Lodi, CA 800
LANCASTER: Semi-Annual Flea Market  Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, Lancaster, CA
SAN CLEMENTE: Village Art Faire, October  Downtown, San Clemente, CA
CAMBRIA: Cambria Scarecrow and Harvest Festival October 1-31, 2016 | | scarecrow festivals, 2018

ENCINITAS: Encinitas Oktoberfest Encinitas Oktoberfest  Mountain Vista Drive at El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA , 2018

DIXON: Sheep and Lamb Festival  | Dixon May Fair Grounds | 655 South 1st St. | Dixon, CA | | ​$5 general admission | | Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Craft and fiber booths, pony rides for kids, competitions, and great food celebrating the lamb industry and the rich agricultural heritage of the region.

CORNING - Corning Olive Festival   Corning Olive Festival Fantastic Parade, Bed Races, all kinds of incredible events. The fun never stops, nor does the tasting.

SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week   Location: San Francisco, CA

NEWBURY PARK: Art from Cloth Exhibit & Boutique  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily | Extreme Quilters | Thousand Oaks Community Gallery | 2331 Borchard Road | Newbury Park, CA 91320 |

BERKELEY: Fall Harvest Wine Walk through the Elmwood   | College Ave. & Ashby, 4-8 p.m.

LANCASTER: California Circuit Finals Rodeo  | AV Fairgrounds in Lancaster, CA. |

NEWHALL: Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair  11 a.m.- 4 p.m. | William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall |,

SAN DIEGO: The Scream Zone 24 Days of Terror

POMONA: Pumpkin Festival, Pumpkin patch and corn maze along with lots of activities for kids and adults. | Adult  Cal Poly Pomona | 4102 S. University Drive | Pomona, CA 91768

FRESNO: Big Fresno Fair  1121 S. Chance Ave. | Fresno, CA | |  | Event includes Balloonacy, Cow Milking Demos, Barnyard Adventures, Gold Gulch Panning, Magicians, Strolling Dinosaur, Alaskan Racing Pigs, Robots & Cars, Carnival, Food, Exhibit Halls, Concerts and Horse Racing.

ARCADIA: Gingerbread Boutique / Arcadia  Arcadia Masonic Temple, Arcadia, CA

Bear Essentials Fall Craft & Gift Show  Embassy Suites Hotel, Arcadia, CA

JOSHUA TREE: Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival  Joshua Tree Lake Campground, Joshua Tree, CA

SAN DIEGO: OB Oktoberfest OB Oktoberfest  OB Pier Parking Lot, San Diego, CA

OAKHURST: Oakhurst Fall Festival  Oakhurst Community Park | Call 559-683-7766 | |

VACAVILLE: Vacaville Kid Fest 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Andrews Park, Vacaville, CA | | Free admission plus no-to-low cost activities for children. Resources, vendors, games and more.

CARPINTERIA: California Avocado Festival California Avocado Festival  Downtown Linden Avenue, Carpinteria, CA

SACRAMENTO: Gem Faire / Sacramento  Scottish Rite Event Center, Sacramento, CA

DEL MAR: Seasons of the Heart Craft, Decor, and Gift Faire Seasons of the Heart Craft, Decor, and Gift Faire  Del Mar Fair Grounds, Del Mar, CA

LINCOLN: Creekfest 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. | McBean Park | 65 McBean Park Drive | Lincoln, CA 95648 | | Spend the day learning about the outdoors, salmon, and Auburn Ravine. There will be vendors, exhibits, demonstrations, food, raffles, prizes, arts and crafts

PASADENA: Pasadena Festival of the Arts  Paseo Colorado, Rose Parade, Route 66-Pasadena, C

Sixty-Ninth Rio Vista Bass Festival  Downtown, Rio Vista, CA

FAIRFIELD: Total Home Garden & Harvest Festival Total Home Garden & Harvest Festival  Specialty Events Center, Fairfield, CA

ONTARIO: Ontario Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show, Ontario  Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA

MONROVIA: Monrovia Friday Night Family Street Fair, October  Old Town Monrovia, Monrovia, CA

SAN JOSE: Downtown Farmers' Market at San Pedro Square, October   San Pedro Square, San Jose, CA

AZUSA: Golden Days  | Memorial Park | 320 Orange Place | Azusa, CA | | Carnival all three days. Azusa Golden Days Parade Saturday 10 a.m. at San Gabriel Avenue and Foothills Blvd. | Elks Pancake Breakfast Saturday 6:30-10:30 a.m. at Heritage Parking Lot

MOORPARK: Country Days
Parade at 10:30 a.m. | Street Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission.

WALNUT: Family Festival 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | | Community Parade | 10:00 am to 12:00 noon: Parade along La Puente Road from Lemon Ave to Suzanne Road | 12:00 noon: Suzanne Park

WALNUT CREEK: Contra Costa Crystal Fair  Annual event includes vendors, metaphysical healing tools, jewelry and an amazing selection of just the right products for your needs.

COVINA: Covina Thunderfest Car & Music Festival Covina Thunderfest Car & Music Festival  Downtown, Covina, CA

EXETER: Exeter Fall Festival  Exeter City Park, Exeter, CA

FELTON: Lobster Feed  Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton, CA

COTATI: Cotati Oktoberfest  La Plaza Park, Cotati, CA

FILLMORE: Fillmore & Western Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train  Fillmore & Western Railway, Fillmore, CA

NORWALK: Holiday Boutique and Pancake Breakfast  Southeast Japanese School & Community Center, Norwalk, CA

PASADENA: Forever Youngs' Pasadena Doll Show & Sale  Pasadena Elks Lodge, Pasadena, CA

OAKLAND: Jack of All Trades Market, October  Jack London Square, Oakland, CA

LIVERMORE: Artwalk Livermore  Plazas in Downtown Livermore, Livermore, CA

OCEANSIDE: Pride by the Beach Pride by the Beach  Oceanside Civic Center, Oceanside, CA

SAN CARLOS: Pacific Fine Arts Festivals San Carlos Art and Wine Faire  San Carlos Avenue and Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA

SLOUGHHOUSE: Davis Ranch Harvest Festival  Davis Ranch, Sloughhouse, CA

STUDIO CITY: Fall Art Show  Moorpark Park, Studio City, CA

APPLE VALLEY: Art at the Aspen Art at the Aspen  Aspen Clubhouse, Apple Valley, CA

BENICIA: North Bay Art and Film Festival North Bay Art and Film Festival  Carter's Biz Cafes, Benicia, CA

SAN DIEGO: Little Italy Festa  India Street (from Ash to Grape Street) San Diego, CA

SAN FRANCISCO: Italian Heritage Day Parade  12:30-3:30 p.m. | City's oldest civic event and the nation's oldest Italian-American parade and community celebration winds its way from Fisherman's Wharf to North Beach.

ENCINO: Taste of Encino Taste of Encino  Ventura Boulevard, Encino, CA

BUENA PARK: Bridal Showplace, Buena Park Bridal Showplace, Buena Park  Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel, Buena Park, CA

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Antique Faire Sacramento Antique Faire, October  Front Street & Broadway, Sacramento, CA

LOS ANGELES: The 2nd Annual Homelessness is No Laughing Matter 7 p.m. | Arclight Pasadena, 300 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA | $40, |

PARADISE Paradise Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering  Performing Arts Center
Paradise, CA

AUBURN: Auburn Community Festival 
123 Recreation Dr
Auburn California.
Pumpkin weighing | Scarecrow Contest judging | Live Music| Costume Contest |Costume Parade/Contest and seasonal, themed fun.

NEWPORT BEACH: Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch 
Environmental Nature Center, Newport Beach, CA

GREENFIELD: Harvest Festival , 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Downtown Greenfield
El Camino Real
Free admission
Parade is at 11:30 a.m.
5K Run, Parade, Music, Arts, Foods & Crafts, Car Show, Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, Day of the Dead, Pony Rides and Festival (11-5)

SANTA CLARA: Pacific International Quilt Festival October 13-16, 2016 Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA |

BUENA PARK: Sugar Plum Sugar Plum Arts, Crafts, Antiques & Collectibles October 13-16, 2016 Downtown Buena Park Mall, 7473 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA Free admission,

AVALON: Catalina Island Jazztrax Festival October 13-23, 2016 1929 Avalon Ballroom Wrigley Casino, Avalon, CA

Giant Pumpkin & Produce Weigh Off World Pumpkin Pie-Eating Championship Pumpkin Regatta, Pumpkin Derby and Pumpkin Carver Kids Zone, Art Walk and Crafts Contests, Demonstrations, and Musical Performances Pumpkin Patch, Agricultural Area and Pumpkin Food Magic Show, Jugglers, Acrobats and Stilt Walkers Velocity Circus Show Pumpkin Marketplace (Craft Fair)

COSTA MESA: Gem Faire / Costa Mesa October 14-16, 2016. Event features gems, beads, fine jewelry, costume jewelry, minerals, crystals, lapidary equipment and more. OC Fair & Events Center, Costa Mesa, CA $7 weekend pass, $8 parking.

SANTA BARBARA: Antiques and Vintage Arts Show & Sale to Benefit CALM October 14-16, 2016 Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA

REDDING: Big Bike Weekend Big Bike Weekend October 14-16, 2016 Win-River Resort & Casino, Redding, CA

WOODLAND HILLS: Barcelona Enterprises Malibu Wine & Food Festival  The Village, Woodland Hills, CA

CUPERTINO: Diwali Festival of Lights Diwali Festival of Lights  Memorial Park, Cupertino, CA

QUINCY: Mountain Harvest Micro-Brew Tasting  Plumas/Sierra Fairgrounds, Quincy, CA

WATSONVILLE: Burrito Bash , 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

CAMPBELL: Campbell Oktoberfest  Location: Campbell, CA

OXNARD Oxnard Steampunk Fest  11-5pm
Celebrating all that is whimsical, The Crew and the Oxnard Heritage Foundation would like to invite you to join in the fun! The event takes place at historic Heritage Square in downtown Oxnard, on Saturday the Admission to the festival is FREE, Workshops and other activities available for nominal fees. This is a fundraiser for the Oxnard Heritage Foundation and the Friends of Heritage Square, to benefit their educational programming. Keeping the history of Oxnard alive and well! Costumes, characters, merchants and presenters are all encouraged to participate.

LOS MOLINOS: Dairyville Orchard Festival  Lassen View School, Los Molinos, CA

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Art in the Park Newport Beach Art in the Park  The Civic Green, Newport Beach, CA

ANAHEIM: Glitterfest Fall Festival  Business Expo Center of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA

VAN NUYS: Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo  Airtel Plaza, Van Nuys, CA

SEBASTOPOL: Mary Maggio Fall Crafts Faire  Sebastopol Grange Hall, Sebastopol, CA

LITTLEROCK: Spooktacular Festival  Penney Lynns Wind Toys Crafter's & Antique Village, Littlerock, CA

FOLSOM: Renaissance Faire and Jousting Tournament Folsom Renaissance Faire and Jousting Tournament  Lions City Park, Folsom, CA

MONTEREY: Pacific Repertory Theatre Harvestfest  Custom House Plaza at Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA

GRASS VALLEY: Winterfaire Winterfaire  Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

MONTEREY: Inspired Home Fall Expo of Monterey  Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA

SAN DIEGO: Fall Arts and Crafts Fair Fall Arts and Crafts Fair  Bernardo Winery, San Diego, CA

LOS ANGELES: Ultimate Womens' Expo Los Angeles Ultimate Women's Expo  Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

Santa Rosa Mystic Fair Santa Rosa Mystic Fair  Santa Rosa Veterans Building, Santa Rosa, CA

Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks Thousand Oaks Rotary Street Fair  Moorpark Road from Wilbur to Hillcrest - Thousand Oaks, CA

The Escondido Grand Avenue Festival  Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA

Cayucos Antiques & Collectibles Street Sale  Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, CA

Excelsior Festival  Persia Triangle, San Francisco, CA

UCSD Fall Vendor Fair  UCSD Library Walk, La Jolla, CA

LONG BEACH: Aquarium of the Pacific's Annual Sea Fare , 7-11 p.m.
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
$125, (562) 437-3474
Featuring delectable tastes from over 25 local food and beverage providers, an open bar, live and silent auctions, the popular Go Fish opportunity game, great music, entertainment, and dancing with the fish! All proceeds from Sea Fare benefit the Aquarium's numerous education, conservation, and animal care programs. Dress: California Casual

WCRA Hall of Fame / All American Vintage Classic  Placer County Fairgrounds, Roseville, CA

Halloween Harvest Festival Halloween Harvest Festival  Library Parking Lot, Perris, CA

Holiday Bull-Tique Holiday Bull-Tique  El Toro High School Gymnasium, Lake Forest, CA

Gem Faire / Santa Rosa  Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA

PERRIS: Harvest Festival  5:-9 p.m.& Cesar Chavez Library, 163 San Jacinto Ave.

MONTEBELLO: Montebello Pet Fair , 9 a.m.

Contra Costa Fall Home and Garden Show  Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA

Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire  Streets of Village, Claremont, CA

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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