Hello November! It’s time to start gearing up for the holiday seasons and polishing off checklists from our Fall activities. From street fairs, to beer festivals, to the annual O’side Turkey Trot and Encinitas Turkey Trot, this month is filled with something for everyone! Kick things up a notch with a Tamale Festival in Escondido! Take advantage of all that North County San Diego has to offer!
November 5th is the day to get a head start on shopping for holiday gifts! The largest single day street fair in the nation is in your neighborhood! From 8am-4pm, the Carlsbad Village Faire will flood the streets with over 100,000 people and 900 vendors selling everything from clothes, accessories, plants, household products, art, antiques and home décor! Grab a bite at the international food court and enjoy this coastal village!
Calling all craft beer enthusiasts and aficionados! San Diego Beer week is approaching fast! Mark your calendars for Nov. 3rd-12th and get your tickets now! Visit SDBE.org for special events happening each day! Cheers!
Looking for that week-day farmer’s market to buy some quality local produce? Head over to Escondido every Tuesday from 2:30pm-6pm for the Escondido Farmer’s Market located on Grand Ave. Julian pies, salsa, California-grown fruits, vegetables and flowers, gourmet European breads and more! Time to cook up those Fall recipes on Pinterest you have been eyeing up!
The City of San Marcos is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony to celebrate and thank the city’s hometown veteran heroes. Hosted from 9-12 at Helen Bougher Memorial Park, 1243 Borden Road, and the program will celebrate local veterans though a formal military ceremony. The 9 am refreshment hour will feature patriotic displays, music and retiring of the flag followed by a ceremony at 10 am and then traditional reception with complimentary cake and coffee. Admission to this special event is free but parking is limited so guests are encouraged to carpool. Military veterans and active duty personnel are invited to attend in uniform.
Tamale festival?!? Why not! The Escondido Tamale Festival is not only a celebration of delicious Tamales, but all great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California culture. Celebrate the history of Spanish and Mexican settlers who built the framework of this cuisine. Live music, vendors, contests, and crafts and events for the kids! Stock up for the holidays with a holiday pre-order of tamales. Tamale Festival is an official event of San Diego Beer Week!
The 27th Annual Encinitas Fall Festival is the perfect opportunity for your holiday shopping! Visit over 450 booths and dozens of unique downtown retailers on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 9am-4pm. Enjoy dance performances and live music at the Lumberyard Courtyard. Check Encinitas101.com
Before you “gobble til’ you wobble”, put on those tennis shoes and participate in the Encinitas Turkey Trot and Food Drive on Thanksgiving morning. Sign up for either a 5k or 10k walk/run. This beautiful course starts along the Pacific Coast in Encinitas, passes the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue, and rises above some of the most popular surf breaks along Cardiff State Beach. Sign up or donate now!
Lace up those shoes and get in a little exercise all before feasting on your Thanksgiving dinner. That’s right, the O’side Turkey Trot is back and celebrating it’s 11th Anniversary! And what’s even sweeter, is that all proceeds help raise money for local schools and non-profits. Don’t miss out on this beautiful 10k course! Free digital photos, 10-year medal and high-tech shirts. Sign up now!
Skip the mall and enjoy your holiday shopping at Rancho Bernardo Winery! Stop by on Nov. 26th, from 1-4pm, for the Taste of the Seasons event to enjoy live music, complimentary holiday appetizers and drink samples! Sip wine while exploring unique gifts at the Village Shops. What a better way to shop?