Are we the only ones who feel the change of season in the air? It’s still 75 degrees outside, but the evenings are starting to cool and there’s a little bit of chill in the air… and we’re all about it.
Here’s your list of local events that will help you to enjoy the season even more! Get the chance to check one out? Let us know by tagging us on Instagram and Facebook.
Saturday, October 24th
1 to 9 PM
Omni La Costa Resort and Spa
We’re proud to announce Plaza Pop-Ups at the Omni La Costa! This series will kick off with award-winning CaliFino Tequila this Friday and Saturday from 1-9pm. Meet the makers, enjoy tequila and tequila gelato tastings and made-to-order cocktails.
Open Air Yoga Experience
San Diego Garden, Encinitas, CA
Breathe in fresh air while being surrounded by lush gardens. Immerse your senses in the sights, smells, and sounds of nature. Leave restored and rejuvenated! Please bring your own mat. Class fees include Garden admission. Please note that the class will be canceled in the event of rain. Cost: Members $10, non-members $24. Please register at least 1 day in advance of class.
Register Online Here: https://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm
Haunted Corn Maze
Every Friday and Saturday October 2nd - October 31st
The Strawberry Fields 1050 Cannon Rd, Carlsbad 92008
Looking for a spooky adventure this Halloween season? This haunted maze is just the place for you. The Carlsbad Strawberry Company has created the perfect thrilling experience you and your family will talk about for days. The haunted maze is perfect for teenagers and adults, guaranteed to get your heart thumping. Go early and catch the early bird admission! Make sure to note that the maze is only open on Fridays and Saturdays.
Howl-O-Ween Harvest Family Festival
Helen Woodward Animal Center, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Gather up your little ghouls and goblins, and join us for some festive fun! This family event includes hands-on animal encounters, trick or treat stations, a cute craft, a journey through the perilous path and a mini pumpkin patch for you to pick one out to bring home. Animals you may encounter include miniature horses and goats, snakes, lizards, millipedes, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Make sure to pre-register for the event at https://animalcenter.org/programs-services/education/howl-o-ween-harvest
Pumpkin Patch and Tractor Rides
Mellano Farm Stand, Oceanside, CA
Visit their FREE pumpkin patch filled with a wide variety of pumpkins and specialty pumpkins. Our farm stand is overflowing with farm-fresh flowers and produce! Food trucks will be on site, too! Don't forget to reserve your spot on the Tractor Ride. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Take $1 off pumpkin purchase when you buy a ticket for a Tractor Ride.
Paint a Rock Workshop
Butterfly Farms, Encinitas, CA
Beginning at 10am guest will have the opportunity to paint rocks with Jenna. The workshop is $10 and includes all the supplies and instructions to paint your own inspirational garden rock. Workshops will be at 10-11-12-1-2 and 3pm. Workshop attendees will receive all day admission to the butterfly free flight house until 4pm day of the workshop, too!
Temecula Old Town Farmer’s Market
Starts at 8 AM
Old Town, Temecula
Come visit our booth at the Farmers Market in Old Town Temecula. Here you can shop at local businesses, grab some great food, purchase local produce and good, plus enjoy some great October weather.
Flying Miz Daisy October Market
Starts at 9 AM
OC Fair Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA
Come shop Orange County's premier Outdoor Vintage Market with over 150 vendors! You'll find vintage, antique, repurposed, European, farmhouse, industrial and hand-crafted artisan goods!! Go to the OC Fair Event Center, gate 3 - Lot D. Admission is free, but parking is $7 (credit card only).
Sunday, October 25th
Leucadia Farmer’s Market
185 Union St, Encinitas, CA 92024
Come visit our booth at the Leucadia Farmer’s Market. Here you’ll enjoy food, produce and goods from some of the best local vendors around.
La Costa Roasting courtyard
Calling all goblins, ghosts, and ghouls…get ready for this Halloween event Sunday, noon to 2 PM. The event will feature photo opportunities with Frankenstein, a live DJ, giveaways, a take-home kids craft, and more (while supplies last).
Trunk or Treat!
Oceanside Dance Academy, Oceanside, CA
Halloween Trunk or Treat! Give your kids an alternative to trick-or-treating this season by attend the Oceanside Dance Academy’s Trunk or Treat event. You can even sign-up to decorate your car and pass out candy to the kiddos, too.
Make sure to RSVP by clicking here: http://evite.me/t2AGmxcjnU.
4 In Weekly Corn Hole!
Northview HOA Tennis Courts, Encinitas, CA
Join for a game of 4-game round-robin corn hole with a single elimination bracket. Spots are limited so make sure to show up on time! Cost is $5 per player.
Plaza Paseo Real, Carlsbad, CA
Calling all goblins, ghosts, and ghouls…get ready for our Halloween event on Sunday from noon to 2 PM. The event will feature photo opportunities with Frankenstein, live DJ, giveaways, take-home kids craft, and more. The event will be held in the courtyard next to La Costa Roasting.
Sugar Skull Make ‘n Take
Junktion 101, San Marcos, CA
Channel your inner Frida and bring the whole family! Come paint with us at Junktion 101. For $15, you’ll be provided with an 8"x10" canvas with a skull already stenciled on it. You add the sugar, paint and decorations to personalize your art! All materials will be provided. You can even stroll through Junktion 101 while it dries!
Urban Legends Haunt – Drive Thru Haunt
OC Fair, Costa Mesa, CA
Devised from the whispered folklore that has tortured and terrorized countless generations, Urban Legends Haunt manifests a psychologically terrifying landscape mixed with live-action, story-driven immersive environments. This drive-thru terror experience will have guests scrambling to lock their car doors…until they realize they’re trapped inside! This live action, story-driven, terrifying experience is designed to be enjoyed from the terror of your own car. Get your tickets here: https://urbanlegendshaunt.com/
Sunday Funday Market Event
Vail Headquarters in Temecula, CA
Join our Sunday Funday fun! FREE attendance for all of your friends and family members including the four-legged ones! Sunday Funday Activities include treats for those kiddos, costumes, balloons, story times, arts and crafts, train rides, picnics, games, and a virtual reality maze. Plus, enjoy some awesome food from local eateries, handcrafted vendors and live music. There’s something for everyone!
Ready, Set, 5K!
UCSD Recreation, La Jolla
Ready, Set, 5K is a free, six-week training program for those who have registered for this year's Virtual Triton 5K! Get ready to run with Rec in this comprehensive training program which also features video tips from trainers and their registered dietitian! Plus, the first 1000 participants and finishers will receiver medals!
Make sure to register and get program information by clicking here: https://homecoming.ucsd.edu/s/1170/hc19/interior.aspx?sid=1170&gid=1&pgid=10311&cid=22805&ecid=22805&crid=0&calpgid=10256&calcid=22723
Drive-Thru Boo Halloween
4 to 6 PM
Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, CA
Parkway Plaza, in partnership with East County Young Life and North Island Credit Union, is hosting a drive-thru Boo Halloween event on Sunday, from 4pm to 6pm in the outer parking lot between Dick’s Sporting Goods and Wells Fargo. This is a no -contact, family-friendly event where guests are invited to bring their little ghosts and goblins to the mall parking lot for a spooktacularly sweet event! Families can enjoy a safe, contact-free spooky good time from the comfort of their own car. Vehicles will stop at a trick-or-treat station for socially distant, safe Halloween goodie bag and treats, while supplies last. Attendees will also be able to take a family photo with a giant pumpkin and an opportunity to participate in a contest to guess the exact weight of the pumpkin for a cash prize. For more information click here: https://bit.ly/2GLwHjO
7 Mile Kitchen, Carlsbad, CA
Oktoberfest may have been cancelled, but that hasn’t stopped us from celebrating! Since it’s 2020 and most of us are missing the Oktoberfest festivities, 7 Mile restaurant has decided to partner up with local breweries to bring a little Oktoberfest fun to you. Through the month of October, they’ll be featuring a local craft beer each week. When you order the featured beer of the week, you’ll also receive a warm Bavarian Pretzel served up with our very own IPA Grain Mustard dip. Eins, Zwei, Drei…G’suffa! (1,2,3…Drink!)