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Friday, October 9, 2009

Coming Up: More Harvest Festivals in the Bay Area

Lydie at Travel is More Fun with Kids has another great blog post we're featuring here. Thank you to Lydie for letting us share it, and please check out her awesome site!

From Lydie:
I selected some great events happening in the Bay Area. I have discovered a very useful resources called Haunted Bay. This site is amazing and allow you to browse pumpkins patches, harvest festivals, haunted houses in the Bay Area. If you can not find something that you like in my post, feel free to browse their lists.

South Bay
October 10 and 11
NorCal Renaissance Fair Oktober Fest, Hollister
Every week-end has a different theme. On October 10 and 11, the Germans are here to assist the Queen in selecting the new Brewmaster of Willington. Home brewers may bring a home brewed bottle for submission in our contest. Her Majesty, Elizabeth will award the Grand Champion.. Read my review on going to the Renaissance Fair with children
Admission fee.

October 10 & 11
Felton Roaring Camp
Celebrate Harvest Time and Halloween. View demonstrations on quilting, knitting, embroidery, fashion design and candy making at the Craft Faire presented by the Twisted Stitchers. Quilts will be for sale. Be creative with hands-on crafts activities for adults and kids. Make and take your own scarecrow. Free pumpkin for each child holding a steam train ticket.

Saturday, October 17, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Earthbound Farm Harvest Festival
Bring the whole family to our grand harvest celebration! The Farm Stand becomes a pumpkin-packed wonderland for a great fun-filled day of games, pumpkin carving demos, squash and pumpkin tastings, live music by the Money Duo, farm tours, train and hay rides, and more! General admission is free.

October 17 and 18 - 9 AM to 5 PM

The one and unique Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival Halloween arts and crafts, specialty foods, blockbuster entertainment, a Great Pumpkin Parade, a haunted house, the giant weigh-off of champion pumpkins, and contests for pie-eating, carving and costume.
Admission is free.

East Bay
October 10 and 11

Ardenwood Historic Farm Harvest Festival, Fremont
You will be able to pick pumpkins, play some games, and enjoy all the perks from Ardenwood farm. The perks include cooking demonstration, touring the farms (do not forget to pick your tickets at the entrance), feeding the animals, cider pressing and much more.This is definitely one of our family’s favorite place to visit in the Bay Area.
Regular Park admission

October 24, 11 am to 4 pm
Dusmuir House Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Patch, Oakland
A family event with old-fashioned games, crafts, hay rides, pumpkin carving, cider, and doughnuts. There will be some suds and sausages for the grown up crowd and Oompah music. The event will be held in and around the Carriage House at Covington Gate.
Admission: $5

October 25 10 am – 2 pm
Moraga Halloween Carnival
It's the 33rd Annual Halloween Carnival sponsored by the Moraga Juniors. Come in costume for games, including “Oscar” and “Spiderman” with prizes for all; take your picture at the photo booth and decorate your own frame; bring your own trick or treat bag and receive three free game tickets; try your luck at the ever popular cake and toy walks; and purchase lunch, snacks, drinks, and various ghoulish goodies!

North Bay
October 17-18 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Goblin Gymboree at the Bay Kids Museum, Sausalito
Kids and their families are invited to come in costume and explore the Bay Area Discovery Museum, transformed into a haunted wonderland complete with games, attractions, and live entertainment. Ride a train and ponies, enroll in the witches’ school, visit the petting zoo, and enjoy a full brew of games, activities, and live entertainment.

October 24 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Harvest Festival at Connolly Ranch, Napa You will enjoy meeting farm animals (geese, ducks, Olivia the Pig, miniature horse, and chickens), face paintings and free pumpkins,
October 24 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

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