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California Rodeo Salinas
2018 California Rodeo... Cowgirl and Cowboy Up!
Every day (Jul 19-Jul 22)
Location: Salinas Sports Complex, 1034 Main Street , Salinas Map

(Special Event Images / Graphics) CaliforniaRodeoPoster2014.jpgKnown for its week-long cavalcade of events, California Rodeo "Big Week" is the largest community event held in Salinas. Parades, barbecues, cowboy poetry, fireworks, concerts, a carnival, and much more.


Big Week offers something for every member of the family, and a chance for the entire community to participate in the California Rodeo.


The Rodeo itself is designed to operate like a two-ring circus, each Rodeo performance features events that occur in the arena and on the track simultaneously. While the classic event of saddle bronc riding bucks out in the arena, a horse race speeds by on the track.


Each year, the Salinas Rodeo ranks in the top 20 of nearly 800 North American rodeos sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. For four action-packed days, more the 50,000 spectators pass through our gates to see the country's top professional rodeo athletes compete.


Saddle Bronc Riding ~ Bareback Riding ~ Bull Riding ~ Tie-Down Roping ~ Steer Wrestling ~ Team Roping ~ Barrel Racing ~ Bull Fighting

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Friends of Hospice
Family friendly event: food, music, a drawing for cash prizes, silent and live auctions
Date: 10/01/2016
Ages: All

Brats, Beer, and Big Hearts!

Oktoberfest is a favorite community event for all ages-put on your lederhosen and come see for yourself.

Join us for a fun, authentic Oktoberfest theme with traditional food, music, and a biergarten. Oktoberfest offers a tremendous array of specialty wines, art, gifts, trips, exceptional dining experiences, and much more through both live and silent auctions.

Stop by to join the fun, enjoy delicious food and drinks, and purchase a raffle ticket that all supports a great cause.


Saturday, October 1st
noon - 4:00 pm
Scotts Valley Community Center
Free. Family Friendly. Fun.


Location: Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: (831) 430-3000 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
World Pumpkin Celebrates The Great Gourd
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Half Moon Bay
It's Pumpkin Time in Pumpkin Town! Get Your Orange On! Annual Art & Pumpkin Festival
Date: Every day (Oct 7-Oct 16)
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Main Street (between Miramontes and Spruce Streets)

World Pumpkin Celebrates The Great Gourd


Celebrate Good Times ... Pumpkin Festival Marks 46 Years!

Autumn is a spectacularly special season on the fertile, scenic coast around Half Moon Bay where the entire Coastside area bursts into a brilliant sea of orange and buzzes with excitement and activity to celebrate its bountiful and beautiful fall harvest. The dazzling journey is its own reward ... the tunnel through Devils Slide is a sight to behold plus the breath-taking views of seaside farm country dotted with vast, rolling fields of orange, scarecrows, barns, and pick-your-own pumpkin patches...


2016 Schedule of Events


Friday, October 7

5-7 p.m. Pumpkin Festival Logo Design Contest Opening Reception
Pasta Moon Restaurant Music Box Gallery, 315 Main Street in Half Moon Bay. 2017 contest entries on display, complimentary beverages and small bites. Free admission

Sunday, October 9

5 p.m. Growers VIP Welcome Party and Media Preview for the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Cameron's Inn, 1410 South Cabrillo Highway

Monday, October 10

7 a.m. Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off,
IDES Grounds, 735 Main Street

Saturday, October 15

7 a.m. Pancake Breakfast, Mac Dutra Park, Main St. @ Kelly Ave.
9 a.m. Festival Opens
10 a.m. Costume Contest, Cunha School lot, Church & Correas Streets
12 noon Great Pumpkin Parade
2 p.m. Pie Eating Contest (age 11 and under), Bank of America lot
2:15 p.m. Pie Eating Contest (age 12 and over), Bank of America lot
5 p.m. Festival Closes

Sunday, October 16

7 a.m. Pancake Breakfast, Mac Dutra Park, Main St. @ Kelly Ave.
8 a.m. Pumpkin Run/Walk on Coastside Trail
5k & 10k Run, 5K Walk, & Kids Fun Run (under age 12) and
Pumpkin Power 5k Obstacle Challenge
Starts At Hatch School (Kelly Ave. @ Hwy. 1).
Run Info:  650-712-7322 or
9 a.m. Festival Opens
10 a.m. Pumpkin Carving for Fun (not a contest), Bank of America lot
2 p.m. Pie Eating Contest (age 11 and under), Bank of America lot
2:15 p.m. Pie Eating Contest (age 12 and over), Bank of America lot
5 p.m. Festival Closes
Admission is free
No Pets Please
Info-Line: 650-726-9652

Location: Main St, Half Moon Bay Map
Phone: 650-726-9652 •website Half Moon Bay create a direct event link
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