OCTOBER 21 – Wild West Fest
The Mark Twain Wild West Fest is set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 21 on Main Street in historic downtown Angels Camp. The immersive Mark Twain Wild West Fest promises to be a living interpretation and celebration of the 19th Century Wild West Gold Rush-era of the Sierra Nevada Mother Lode. Featured are three stages of music, comedy and entertainment; roving street performers, magicians, jugglers, musicians, honky-tonk piano players and dance hall girls; beer, wine and food; gun-slinging cowboys and outlaws and shoot-out reenactments, as well as villains and damsels in distress; gold miners, their encampment and gold panning demonstrations; a flapjack breakfast; over 80 street vendors of all descriptions including arts and crafts, and a custom car show. Admission and parking are free and attendees are encouraged to dress in Gold Rush attire.
For more information visit marktwainwildwestfest.com.
OCTOBER 27 & 28 – Halloweentown
For two days Arlene Muñoz Events & Design will turn a part of Patterson into the family-friendly Halloweentown on October 27 and 28. From 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. October 27, the event will feature vendors and games at the Masonic Hall at 650 N 6th Street. On the following night the event will add Halloween themed decorated tents and trick-or-treating. The festivities will include games, music, food, spooky stories, face-painting, photo booth, and vendors. The event has free admission, though some activities have their own costs.
For more information email ArleneMuñ[email protected].
NOVEMBER 2 – Punkin Chunkin
Don’t toss out those post-Halloween pumpkins or let them waste away on your porch. Instead bring them to the Punkin Chunkin event at the World of Wonders Science Museum in Lodi. With the power of simple machine science like levers, wheels & axles, and pulleys, visitors can load them into the various trebuchets and launch them down Sacramento Street. It’s only $1 to launch, and extra pumpkins will be available for purchase. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. November 2 at the Museum at 2 N. Sacramento Street in Lodi.
For more information email [email protected].
NOVEMBER 9 – Lip-Sync Fundraiser
Red carpet, velvet ropes and paparazzi await attendees at the Tracy Police Activities League Lip-Sync Battle Royale set for 8 p.m. November 9 at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Tracy. A stringed quartet will greet guests while they enjoy adult beverages from Gallo Wine and finger foods from Vita Dolce. Fun entertainment provided by Tracy area youth, with surprise guest appearances on the stage.
Tickets are $49 and are available at atthegrand.org/event/Lip-Sync-Battle-Royale-298.
NOVEMBER 19 – Trout Bout
San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 33rd annual Trout Bout on November 19 beginning at 6:15 a.m. at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton. Over 2,500 pounds of trout will be planted prior to the tournament, which is open to everyone. Prizes will be awarded in youth and adult categories. Kids age 15 years and younger fish for catfish free at Oak Grove’s 10-acre lake during the event. There is no registration fee, however, a $5 fishing permit fee and valid California fishing license are required for those 16 years of age or over. A $6 vehicle-parking fee will also apply. All State Fish and Game laws apply. Participants must supply their own fishing equipment. Park gates will be open at 6:15 a.m., derby registration closes at 10 a.m. and the last weigh-in is at 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded shortly thereafter. Oak Grove Regional Park is located on Eight Mile Road and Interstate 5 in Stockton.
For more information, call (209) 331-2050 or log onto sjparks.com.
NOVEMBER 24 – Holiday Wreath Workshop
Attendees at this event are invited to leave the hustle and bustle of shopping for a few hours and learn how to make a holiday wreath. The two-hour class will be held in a charming century-old barn at 17693 Enterprise Road in Escalon off Highway 120. The workshop will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. November 24. Tickets are $45 per person and include materials and delicious hot apple cider from Apple Hill.
For tickets visit bit.ly/HolidayWreathWorkshop
DECEMBER 2 – Dickens Faire
The McHenry Mansion in Modesto is looking to take visitors back to the Victorian Era during their holiday Dickens Faire on December 2. There will be Free walk through tours from 9 a.m. until closing at 4 p.m. Mansion Docents will be on hand in each room and carolers will sing on the front porch beginning at noon. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a cost of $3 for adults and $2 for children. Food and craft vendors will be on 15th Street and McClatchy Square from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information visit mchenrymansion.org
DECEMBER 9 – Holiday Playday
Retreat Yourself Workshops is hosting a Holiday Playday for All from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. December 9 in Pioneer. The day will begin with a breakfast of hot baked scones, fresh seasonal fruit, homemade yogurt and granola, juice, coffee and tea. Attendees will learn to make scones and take home a pan of scones to freeze or bake. Then spend some time learning to make stamps to use in cardmaking, journals, scrapbooks and gift wrap. An afternoon tea and luncheon will be served, with instructions and recipes for all the offerings. After lunch, attendees will move to the craft tables once more to create greeting cards to take home. The workshop will be at Pioneer Community Veterans Hall at 25115 Buckhorn Ridge Road in Pioneer. Tickets are $125 and limited to the first 30 people.
For tickets visit bit.ly/HolidayPLAYday