On this weekend’s lineup down here in San Diego County: Oktoberfest, festival, food and drink, the beach, and discounts!Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market- Pumpkin Festival
Check out the craft artisans selling American handmade crafts and fine art at the ‘Pumpkin Festival’ Arts ‘n Crafts Fair. Admire and shop for beautiful jewelry, woodworking, candles, toys and many other unique items.
Bates’ famous Pumpkin Patch will be open so you can enjoy the fall decorations, tractor hayrides, straw maze, Snows Pony Rides, petting corral, and delicious food from a variety of vendors.
When: Sat. and Sun., Oct. 6 and 7 | 9am – 4pm
Where: Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Rd, Valley Center, California 92082
Cost: Free admission, parking on weekends is $5
More information: www.facebook.com/events/2116938145296254
Kids Free October
October is Kids Free month in San Diego at more than 100 participating restaurants, attractions and hotels. That means free meals, free admission to theme parks, museums and more, and free gifts at several other locations. Kids can take a dive at Legoland when an adult buys their ticket, visit the animals at either the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park (or both!), or dine free at Carnitas Snack Shack, just to name a few. A list of all deals being offered in San Diego County this October can be found here.
When: month of October
Where: Various participating restaurants, attractions and hotels
Cost: Kids free
More information: www.sandiego.org/promotions/kids-free
El Cajon’s Oktoberfest
Come and enjoy authentic German food, a straight-from Germany band, the Guggenbach-Buam, will entertain with polkas and waltzes, and watch the traditional dance performances.
When: Friday 4-10 PM, Saturday 12-10 PM, Sunday 12-9 PM
Where: German American Societies of San Diego | 1017 South Mollison Avenue, El Cajon, CA, 92020
Cost: $5 – $26
More information: www.germanclubsandiego.org/portfolio-list/oktoberfest-2018
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival
Back for its 10th season, the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival aims to do two things — celebrate local artists and inspire young artists through art education programs at schools. The free two-day festival returns to the heart of the La Jolla village with more than 1,150 artists’ work on display. There will also be a beer garden, gourmet marketplace, a silent auction, pet adoption stations and a lineup of entertainment and music.
When: Oct. 6 and 7, Saturday and Sunday | 10am – 6pm
Where: Girard Ave. & Prospect St., La Jolla
More information: www.ljawf.com
Come see what all the excitement is about. Pacific BeachFest is San Diego’s premier beach festival located in the heart of beach town: Pacific Beach.
This event features volleyball tournaments, beach runs, a beer garden, kids’ action alley, live music performances and more!
When: Sat., Oct. 6, from 11am on
Where: Crystal Pier, 4500 Ocean Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
More information: www.sandiegocoastlife.com/attractions/san-diego-coast/boardwalk-ocean-front-boardwalk