Fall & Holiday Fun at Bates Nut Farm

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Enjoy all the great events at Bates Nut Farm this October through December!Bates Nut Farm Fall Fun

For more info:
760-749-3333
www.batesnutfarm.biz
Admission and parking are free.

October

“Pumpkin Festival” Arts ‘n Crafts Fair
October 4 – 5, 9:00 – 4:00
Over 80 artisans will sell handmade crafts and fine art at the annual “Pumpkin Festival” Arts ‘n Crafts Fair. Jewelry, woodworking, candles, toys, and other handmade items will be featured. Bates’ famous Pumpkin Patch will also be open; tractor hay rides, straw maze, pony rides, food & entertainment. Admission and parking are free.

22nd Annual Scarecrow Contest
October 11, Awards presented at 1:00 p.m.
Get your friends and family together to create a scarecrow to enter in the annual Scarecrow Contest. Each entry receives a free pumpkin, and remains on display in the pumpkin patch for the season. Entries due by 10 a.m. Saturday, October 12th. Cash prizes and gift certificates are awarded through 4th place. Entry forms available at www.batesnutfarm.biz. Admission and parking are free.

Costume Contest
October 18, registration from 9:00 – 10:30
Show off your Halloween costume at the annual Bates Nut Farm Costume Contest and Parade. Prizes awarded in four age categories, so everybody has a chance to win. Costume parade and judging begin at 11:00.   Even if you don’t participate in the parade & contest, come out to the farm and see the creative and scary costumes! Admission and parking are free.

Doggie Costume Contest
October 19; registration from 9:00 – 10:30
Don’t miss the 6th annual “Howl-o-ween” Doggie Costume Parade and Contest on Sunday, October 19th. Bring your dog to Bates Nut Farm in their favorite costume, and compete for prizes and bragging rights. Prizes will be awarded to the Top Dogs! Parade and judging begin at 11:00. Admission and parking are free.

November

Car Show: East County Cruisers Car Show and Toy Drive
November 8, 9:00 – 2:00
The 11th annual East County Cruisers Car Show and Toy Drive will be back at Bates Nut Farm this year. See classic and one-of-a-kind cars on display. Participate in their annual toy drive by bringing an unwrapped toy to the farm. Our local military families will benefit from your generosity. Admission and parking are free.

“Christmas on the Farm” Arts ‘n Crafts Fair
November 8 – 9, 9:00 – 4:00
Start your holiday shopping early at the Bates Nut Farm “Christmas on the Farm” Arts ‘n Crafts Fair. Over 80 artisans will be selling a variety of handmade crafts and fine art. Live entertainment, Kids’ Zone and food vendors will round out this day of family fun. Admission and parking are free.

“Santa’s Coming!” Arts ‘n Crafts Fair
November 28 – 30, 9:00 – 4:00
Bates Nut Farm will be hosting their annual “Santa’s Coming!” Arts ‘n Craft Fair over Thanksgiving weekend. The Craft Fair will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 28– November 30 from 9 am to 4 pm. Over 80 artisans will be selling a variety of handmade crafts and fine art. Admission and parking are free.

December

Christmas in the Valley
December 12, 4:00 – 8:00 pm & December 13, 10:00 – 4:00
Families can start a new Christmas tradition at Bates Nut Farm with the 3rd annual “Christmas in the Valley”. The event kicks off Friday evening, December 12th at 4:00. Santa arrives by fire truck at 5:30, and at 6:00 the Christmas tree lights go on. The event will feature live entertainment, storytelling, Christmas carols and a Polar Express Hay Ride to visit Santa, all free of charge. Continues on Saturday from 10 – 4.

 

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