Hello October! Say goodbye to that California heatwave, and get in the spirit of Fall! Kick off October with a chili cook-off, enjoy some warm treats at a bake sale, and get ready to make your annual trip to Bates Nut Farm to pick out your pumpkins straight from the pumpkin patch! Keep an eye on the sky as the Miramar Air show is back this year on 10/3-5! Check out our complete list of things & events in San Diego for the month of Ocotober!
#1850 Throwback Thursday & Costume Contest!
Save the date and start brainstorming a costume to wear for our next Throwback Thursday event on 10/25 at Mother Earth! We will be giving away some rad prizes for the best “throwback” costume! Dress in your favorite decade or get creative with other old school costumes!
MCAS Miramar Air Show is back! …And so are the indisputable “stars of the show”, the Blue Angels! Don’t miss this opportunity to experience endless flying entertainment, military and civilian performers, food and novelty booths, music and more! Oct. 3-5.
German beer, German food, German fun! The Carlsbad Rotary Club, this Saturday, October 4th from 12:00PM-10:00PM at Holiday Park in Carlsbad. This is a Carlsbad tradition and fun for the entire family. All money raised goes to support worthy local causes.
The annual Julian apple harvest is going on now. Visit charming Julian and enjoy homemade apple pie, apple cider and a trip to the local candy store! Julian Apple Days Celebration is held at the Menghini Winery and is filled with art shows, live entertainment, food, wine + beer garden and more!
Take a walk through the charming village of Del Mar, enjoy beautiful artwork, and take a bite of some of the area’s best restaurants for the Del Mar Taste & Art Stroll. Includes live music and a K-9 corner for your pets! Oct. 5th 10am-5pm
Bates Nut Farm – the perfect Fall family tradition. For those of you who still need a pumpkin to carve, go where they grow them! Lots of photo opps! After picking out your pumpkin, enjoy tractor hayrides, straw maze, petting coral and pony rides. Feeling creative? Participate in a build-your-own Scarecrow Contest on 10/11!
Bring your kids over to the San Diego Children’s Museum in Escondido for a fun-filled, adventurous and educational experience! Explore. Imagine. Experience. Discover. Swing over on Oct. 18th from 2-4pm for the next FREE community Roots event celebrating Ireland culture! Watch traditional dance, listen to Celtic stories and participate in a fun activities!
28th Annual Halloween Carnival at La Costa Meadows is just around the corner. Mark your calendars! Don’t miss this year’s event on Oct. 17 & 18th with carnival rides, haunted house, inflatables, chili cook-off, bake sale and more!
Enjoy Fall in Fallbrook! Walk through Main Avenue in downtown Fallbrook onSunday, Oct. 19th from 10am-4pm and enjoy the essence of Autumn with the annual Fallbrook Harvest Faire! Faire is filled with hay rides, pony rides, handmade crafts, local foods, petting zoo, and pumpkin contests! Don’t miss the fun collection of scarecrows on display!
The Carlsbad House of Horrors is back for it’s 8th annual scare! Don’t miss North County’s infamous haunted hostel filled with all your favorite illusions and scares including a Dark Maze, Shrinking Room, and the famous Bottomless Pit of Despair! Open from 7pm-10:30pm on Halloween. This will surely knock your socks off!
Pumpkin Lane is back on the South Coast Hwy 101 from Encinitas Blvd. to K Street! Safe Trick-or-Treat runs from 5-8pm on Halloween and is filled with elaborately decorated and carved pumpkins! Head on over to the Lumberyard Courtyard for a kids zone with games, music and activities sponsored by 101 Artists’ Colony!