Hello October! Say goodbye to that California heatwave, and get in the spirit of Fall! Get ready to make your annual trip to Bates Nut Farm to pick out your pumpkins straight from the pumpkin patch! Don’t miss Kids Free October where kids get free admission to over 40 participating museums in San Diego! Visit the link below for more exciting October activities and event details!
Kids Free in October! This annual program created by the San Diego Museum council, provides free admission to for kids 12 and under at 40 arts, cultural, and science museums in San Diego County. Explore the hidden treasures of the ocean or the far reaches of outer space. Delve into local history, visual arts, botanic gardens, scientific wonders – and more! Here are a few museums: Birch Aquarium at Scripps, San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, USS Midway Museum and more! For a list of all visit: Kids Free!
Over 50 years of fall traditions and memories have been created at the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch. Family and friends enjoy the tractor hayrides, straw maze, petting corral and Snows Pony Rides. Grab a wheelbarrow and pick from variety of pumpkins: Big Macs, Ghost, Cinderella, Jack O’ Lantern, minis, squash, gourds and other fall décor. In addition, weekends at Bates include live entertainment from 12:00 -3:00, BBQ, kettle corn, food trucks, rock climb, bounce, slide and other family friendly events. Check our calendar for details and schedule.
Get in the spirit of Halloween at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Scream Zone! Running from Sept. 29th-Oct.31st, this is the place to for some serious thrills! Come try your luck at KarnEvil, dare to enter the House of Horror, ride the Haunted Hayride and check out the newest attraction, The Running Dead. Experience some of the goriest, scariest fright-fests in southern California!
In honor of the community’s German founding fathers (Olivenhain is German for “olive tree”), the long-running Oktoberfest celebration returns from noon to 4pm on Sunday Oct. 9th hosted at the Olivenhain Meeting Hall located at 432 Rancho Santa Fe Road in Encinitas. Bratwurst and hot dogs will be grilled onsite, with all the trimmings. There will also be beers by Stone Brewing and other local breweries plus live German music. About 300 to 500 usually attend the free event (dinners are $12-$20).
Guests will be transported to the 1920s to the age of flappers, prohibition, bootlegging, Dali, Capone, Chanel, and the Charleston! This year you are invited to experience the Painted Lotus. Your evening will include: 5 course dinner paired with wine and cocktails, silent auction, live entertainment, gaming, handcrafted welcome gift, an evening to remember! October 14th, 2017 5 pm-10 pm
Premiering in October is the Vista Vintage & Makers Market! This is a curated marketplace devoted to offering vendors and shoppers a place to celebrate all things old, new and reimagined! Antiques and Vintage wares will be abundant alongside hand-crafted items from local artisans. A free event that’s family and pet friendly so make a day of it and enjoy all that Downtown Vista has to offer! Sunday October 15th from 10-4pm. More info at: http://www.vistavmm.com/
Enjoy Fall in Fallbrook! Walk through Main Avenue in downtown Fallbrook on Sunday, Oct. 15th 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!
Come Friday to soak up the stars. Saturday be in your good viewing spot along the parade route by 9am to enjoy all the action. Stay through Sunday to catch some of the best TIMELESS BORREGO magic at Christmas Circle. For 52 years, each year, thousands of people converge on Borrego Springs during Borrego Days to take in the small town charm and wide open desert wonder in celebration of the launch of the California deserts season. The Borrego Days Desert Festival, the TIMELESS Borrego Springs, and the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park deliver memories and enchantment for all ages. Come find for yourself the zen-like Borrego Spring desert season launching wonder that people come back for year after year during Borrego Days.
Spend your ‘Dia’ at the Mission SLR! Mission San Luis Rey invites you to join the fun on Sunday, October 29th, 10am – 4pm to celebrate Día de los Muertos in Oceanside, the largest festival of its kind in San Diego County. “No other Day of the Dead celebration offers you the feeling of peace you get when your celebrating amidst the ancestrial cemetery of the Mission. As you take in the traditional Day of the Dead tributes such as chalk cemeteries, floral alters, / vehicular altars and other such remembrances, you cant help but feel a sense of calmess and serenity come over you making this the most emotionally altering Dia you’ll ever experience!”
Celebrate a whole cat-loving week with local pet boutique, Pupologie at both their Encinitas and Oceanside locations. This is their first ever DIA DE LOS GATOS where you can enjoy and participate from the comfort of home. Enter in virtual costume contests, win giveaways, and show off your gatos on their Facebook event from October 23rd through Halloween. Visit: www.facebook.com/pupologie/