California Travel Tips

October Out West Fests

Published on: October 17, 2018


Angels Camp, Calif. Mark Twain Wild West Fest Oct.20, 2018 offers an Autumn street fest in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, elevation 1378′. This is where Mark Twain’s “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” story was set. Watch it come to life!

Californians tend to spend much time focused on costumes, parties and pumpkins during October’s Halloween season and also on Day of the Dead celebrations, but there are some really great festivals and events that have nothing to do with those holidays. has rounded up a few to see and do this week.

Out West Fests

  • ANGELS CAMP: Mark Twain Wild West Fest Oct.20, 2018. It’s an all day street fair and evening music festival featuring “dance hall girls… gun-slinging cowboys… as well as villains and damsels in distress… gold miners… and gold panning”
  • BAKERSFIELD: Old Time Peddler’s Faire Oct.19-21 at Kern County Fairgrounds
  • BUENA PARK: Silverado Days Festival Oct.19-21. Silverado Sam says, “Come on down for World Amateur Arm Wrestling, Horseshoes, Jumping Frog Contest, Pie-Eating, Hog Calling…”
  • PESCADERO: Work Day & Barn Dance on Pie Ranch Oct.20
  • ROLLING HILLS ESTATES: Hilltop Hoedown Country Music Fest Oct.20
  • SANTA CRUZ: Heritage Harvest Festival Oct.20 with Draft horses, wagon rides and harvests at Wilder Ranch State Park
  • SANTA MONICA: WestEdge Design Fair Oct.18-21, features edgy designs at Barker Hangar
  • SUNOL: Cowboy Hootenanny Oct.20 at Sunol Regional Wilderness celebrates farming heritage
  • TWENTYNINE PALMS: Pioneer Days Oct.18-21 with a parade, pancakes, chili, carnival and contests | cowboy
  • VISTA: Vista Fall Tractor Show Oct.20-21, 27-28 at Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum hosts a Tractor Parade, Threshing Demo, Grist Mill, Weaving & Spinning, Blacksmithing, Wagon Rides & Train Rides
  • WOODLAKE: Salsa Cook Off hosted by Dead Rat Saloon Oct.20
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