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San Diego Pumpkin Patches 2018

October 2018 COE - Happy Halloween!


Oktoberfest in El Cajon    Sept. 28-30 & Oct. 5-7

German culture, including entertainment provided by our popular band Guggenbach-Buam. Enjoy folk dances, games, and contests, vendor booths and craft stands, and let your youngsters go crazy in the Kids’ Zone!

1017 South Mollison Avenue

619-442-6637 / www.germanclubsandiego.org


Gaslight Steampunk Expo    Oct. 5-7

A weekend of interactive maker workshops, special presentations, vendors, tea pot racing, tea dueling, fashion shows, games, music, movies and more.

Town & Country Resort Hotel www.gaslightexpo.org


Trolley DancesOct. 5-7

Hop on and off the trolley on a guided tour to see 6 dances created in unique public spaces.

10am-3pm / Hazard Center Trolley Station - Starting Point

619-225-1803 / www.sandiegodancetheater.org


Pacific BeachFest Oct. 6

Fish taco contest, surf competition, beach volleyball, craft beer, kids activities and music!

8am-7pm / Pacific Beach Boardwalk

858-273-3303 / www.pacificbeachfest.org


Carlsbad Oktoberfest    Oct. 6

The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest, a fall tradition, will bring thousands of people to enjoy German food (and beer!), live music, and entertainment for children.

12-10pm / Holiday Park www.rotaryoktoberfest.org


Good Food Community Fair    Oct. 6

Culinary demos, family-friendly activities, expert panel discussions, garden activities, and of course...food!

11am-4pm / World Beat Center, San Diego



Solo Italiano - Dinner in Rosso    Oct. 6

A one-of-a-kind curated dining experience featuring flowing Italian food all evening, sips of Italian beverages, live entertainment, an Italian fashion show, an exotic car show, Gesso Italiano (Italian Chalk) and interactive performances.

5-10pm / Piazza della Famiglia, Little Italy

619-233-3898 / www.littleitalysd.com


La Jolla Art & Wine Festival    Oct. 6-7

Combines the best parts of the chic coastal town of La Jolla for a weekend of fine art, delectable wines, craft beers, scrumptious food, and live music.

10am-6pm / Girard Avenue & Prospect Street

858-228-6542 / www.ljawf.com


Maker Faire San Diego    Oct. 6-7

A celebration of technology, arts, crafts, science, many more projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. Over 250 local and regional makers display their creations.

10am-6pm / Balboa Park www.sdmakerfaire.org


Taste of Rancho Santa Fe    Oct. 7

Over 500 guests will enjoy an incredible feast from more than 40 vendors featuring Rancho Santa Fe’s and beyond most celebrated restaurants, Napa Valley and Sonoma wineries, breweries and other beverage vendors!

4-7pm / The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

858-756-1131 / www.tasteofrsf.org


A Taste of Coronado    Oct. 10

Take a culinary trip around the world sampling from our local bistros. Meander along Orange Avenue or take a ride on the complimentary trolley.

5-9pm / Orange Avenue

619-437-8788 / www.atasteofcoronado.com


San Diego International Film Festival    Oct. 10-14

A totally unique film experience; including world premieres, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers.

619-818-2221 / www.sdfilmfest.com


Ocean Beach Oktoberfest    Oct. 12-13

Eclectic, beachside festival with a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment. Beer garden and live music.

Fri 3-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm / Ocean Beach Pier



Fashion Week San Diego    Oct. 12-14

We are bringing new designers from around the world to show their never seen before collections on the FWSD Runway.

LUX Art Institute, Encinitas

858-270-9466 / www.fashionweeksd.com


Polish Festival    Oct. 12-14

A wonderful cultural celebration in Pacific Beach all about Polish culture, traditions and cuisine.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Polish Roman Catholic Mission

858-272-7655 / www.polishmission.org


Carmel Valley Trail 5K, 10K and 15K    Oct. 13

Participants, regardless of distance, will experience one of the hillier courses you will find without heading to the mountains.

6-10:30am / Torrey Highlands Community Park



Row for the Cure    Oct. 13

Grab your oars and paddles to row your way through a 4.5 kilometer course through Mission Bay. All entry fees and donations benefit Susan G. Komen San Diego.

7am-12pm / North Ski Beach, Mission Bay

858-573-2760 / www.komensandiego.org/row


Ladies at the Lake Fall Market    Oct. 13

There will be a variety of vendors with uniquely selected items. HUGE raffle, Food, Spa Services and More!

9am-2pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

619-258-4759 / www.santeelakes.com


Taste of North Park    Oct. 13

Enjoy 50+ food tastes from some of San Diego’s best restaurants and craft beer samples from 15 local brewers.

11am-3pm / University Ave & 30th St

619-294-2501 / www.northparkmainstreet.com


Latin American Art Fair    Oct. 13-14

Outdoor exhibits, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking as well as folk art, crafts, performance and culinary arts of Latin American countries.

11am-6pm / Bread & Salt, San Diego

619-752-6118 / www.latinamericanartfairsd.com


HauntFest on Main    Oct. 19

A pumpkin patch, costume contest, kidz zone, rides, car show, entertainment and more!

5-10pm / Downtown El Cajon www.hauntfest.org


Borrego Days Desert Festival    Oct. 19-21

Inspiring art, entertainment, delicious food and drink, and so much more! Borrego Days Parade at 10am on Friday.

Christmas Circle Community Park

760-767-5555 / www.borregodays.com


Ye Scallywag! Festival    Oct. 20

Music, food and craft beer festival. Live music throughout the day featuring Rancid, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Hepcat, Less Than Jake, and The Interrupters.

12-9pm / Waterfront Park, San Diego www.scallywagsd.com


Monster Dash and Bash    Oct. 20

Beer garden, food trucks, costume contest, silent auction and medal ceremony.

7-11am / Palomar College, San Marcos

760-744-1150 x2732 / www.palomar.edu


La Vista Memorial Park & Mortuary Dia De Los Muertos     Oct. 20

World renown programs of music, folk dancing, entertainment, food and hand-crafted items.

2-10pm / 3191 Orange Street, National City



Bulls of Sant’Agata Charge Little Italy    Oct. 20

40 classic and rare “Italian bulls,” better known as Lamborghinis. An evening with souped up rides and musical entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

6-11pm / India St & W Fir St

619-233-3898 / www.littleitalysd.com


San Diego Kids Expo & Fair     Oct. 20-21

Expect to see 150 local and national companies that have products and services catered to kids and families. The inflatable Playland is the place for them, filled with lots of jumpies, mini Xorbing Balls and an obstacle course!

10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds

619-269-9441 / www.sandiegokidsexpo.com


Escondido Grand Avenue Festival     Oct. 21

Live entertainment, over 400 vendors, children’s rides and activities, and food from around the world.

9am-5pm / Grand between Center City & Ivy

760-839-4880 / www.escondido.org


YMCA of San Diego County Tour de CoveOct. 21

Join Challenged Athletes Foundation at beautiful La Jolla Cove for a fun and sweat-drenching 4.5 hour stationary cycling marathon with 100 riders and over 50 challenged athletes.

9am-1:30pm / Ellen Browning Scripps Park

858-866-0959 / www.challengedathletes.org


Craft Classic Half Marathon & 5K    Oct. 21

a unique San Diego course with sweeping views, challenging hills and a delicious craft beer reward at the finish line at Green Flash Brewing Co.

6:30am-12pm / 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd.



Fleet Week San Diego Oct. 22-28

Honors and celebrates the men and women of the military through events that entertain and alliances that thank and support these heroes.

619-858-1545 / www.fleetweeksandiego.org


American Rose Society National Convention Oct. 25-29

“Fiesta of Roses” Special events featured at the Convention will be a Reception, Rose Show, Bus Tour to Rose Gardens, Special Guests, Educational Lectures, Auction, Awards Banquet, plus District Meetings & Breakfast.

Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

619-222-3376 / www.fiestaofroses.org


Trick-or-Treat on India Street    Oct. 26

This fun and safe Halloween event makes it possible for urban families to enjoy authentic trick-or-treating fun as Little Italy businesses along historic India Street open their doors to give out candy and Halloween treats.

5:30-7:30pm / Little Italy

619-233-3898 / www.littleitalysd.com


San Diego Monster Bash    Oct. 27

Six blocks in the East Village will transform right before your eyes as the WCKD Village comes to life.

6pm-Midnight / Gaslamp Quarter www.wckdvillage.com


San Diego Pet Con    Oct. 27

Four-legged friends can receive “spa treatments” from local groomers, sample delicious treats and try on the latest in furry fashions; their humans will enjoy interacting with top trainers and learning pet-care tips from animal welfare organizations.

10am-6pm / De Mar Fairgrounds

800-977-3609 / www.sandiegopetcon.com


Encinitas Dia de los Muertos    Oct. 27

Celebrate life with live performances, art-making workshops, a student art exhibit, artist demos, food trucks and more.

10am-5pm / Encinitas Community Center

760-298-1708 / www.encinitasarts.org


North Park Day of the Dead Festival    Oct. 27

Mexican-themed artisanal crafter purveyors from throughout the US, popular food trucks with a regional foodie-following, and a select choice of beer, mezcal, and tequila vendors in our spirit cantina. 1

1am-5pm / Ray Street, San Diego



Balboa Park Halloween Family Day    Oct. 27

Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions present free crafts for kids, costume parades and contests, and tons of spooky surprises.

11am-4pm / Balboa Park

619-239-0512 / www.balboaparkconservancy.org


Oceanside Dia de los Muertos   Oct. 28

Free family-friendly event with entertainment, carnival rides, altar displays and a classic car show!

10am-4pm / Mission San Luis Rey

760-757-3651 / www.mslrdiadelosmuertos.com


Trick or Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run   Oct. 28

Costumes encouraged! Pumpkin decorating and a Pumpkin sprint are also part of the fun activities.

8-11:30am / Morley Field, San Diego



Fallbrook Harvest Faire    Oct. 28

An autumn themed faire of handmade crafts, local foods & treats, petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin contests, pie baking contests and scarecrows on display.

9am-4pm / Main Avenue

760-728-5845 / www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org