Through October 31 - Swank Farms Annual Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch and Kiddy Corral in Hollister.Open Monday through Thursday 10am - 6pm; Friday and Sunday 10a.m. - 10p.m. For more information call 831-637-4704 or www.swankfarms.com
The Farm Pumpkin Patch in Salinas will be open Monday - Saturday, all the month of October. There will be Cowtrain rides every Saturday in October, from 10a.m. - 1p.m., $5 per child. www.thefarm-salinasvalley.com/
October 3 - Pacific Grove's Annual Butterfly Parade. Local elementary school children welcome the monarchs to Pacific Grove during this annual parade 10:30 a.m., followed by the Butterfly Bazaar behind the Robert Down School. More info: 831-646-6548 or www.pacificgrove.org
October 3 - Pumpkin Vases at The Farm in Salinas.
Carve your own pumpkin vase and cut fresh flowers for a bouquet. $15. Event begins at 10a.m. www.thefarm-salinasvalley.com/
Oct 3 & 4 - Monterey Beach Sportsfest celebrates wellness both for people and for the ocean we love and enjoy so much. Join us for two exciting days of events, including a 400-meter kids dash, watching paddleboard, volleyball, waterpolo all along the shore of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Please come and enjoy our expo where there will be kids crafts and games along with ocean health and fitness booths. A landing of Hawaiian outriggers will also occur on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. http://www.montereybeachsf.com
October 3 & 4 - Historic Monterey Annual History Fest. Celebrate Monterey's rich history and explore its past. All events are free unless otherwise specified. Charitable donation $15. For more information go to www.historicmonterey.org
October 10 - Fall Festival at The Farm in Salinas.
Puppet shows at 10:30a.m. & 11:30a.m. Pumpkin races at 12p.m. Free hayrides until 1p.m. Cowtrain rides $5 per child. www.thefarm-salinasvalley.com/
October 24 - Carmel’s Birthday Party. Join Carmelites as they celebrate the city’s birthday with a parade on Ocean Avenue at 11am and barbecue at 12pm. (831) 620-2020 or www.carmelcalifornia.com
October 24 - Big Sur River Run in Big Sur. 10K foot race and 5K walk amongst the redwoods and along the Big Sur River to benefit local charities. Start time 10 a.m. For more information call (831) 624-4112 or www.bigsurriverrun.org
Wild Things Nighttime Tour in Salinas. Enjoy a unique Halloween tour through Wild Things animal facility. Stroll through decorated grounds, while costumed tour guides tell myths about exotic wild animals. Refreshments follow, with a photo opportunity with ‘spooky’ Halloween animals. (831) 455-1901 or www.wildthingsinc.com
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