Out & About San Diego — Things to do October 1-9, 2011

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Things to do October 1-9, 2011

  • Halloween!October 1 - 31 — The Haunted Trail, Balboa Park, San Diego. A mile long trail of terror through a twisted gove of pines and gnarled oaks, along with the X-Periment maze. hauntedtrail.net
  • October 1 - 31 — The Scream Zone, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar. House of Horror, Haunted Hayride, and The Chamber. thescreamzone.com
  • October 1 - 31 — The Rocky Horror Show, Old Globe Theatre, Balboa Park, San Diego. The live stage production on which the cult-classic movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show was based. oldglobe.org
  • October 1 - January 15, 2012, "Maneki Neko: Japan's Beckoning Cats, From Talisman to Pop Icons," Mingei International Museum, Balboa Park, San Diego. See my blog post at Beckoning Cats. These are sculptures of cats their paws raised in the Japanese gesture of beckoning. They are considered good luck charms. mingei.com
  • Apple Days FestivalOctober 1 & 2 — Apple Days Festival, Julian. Everything about Apples! Remember to get a Julian apple pie. They are the best! My favorite is the peach and apple crumb top. julianappledays.com
  • October 1 & 2 — Oktoberfest, La Mesa.  Entertainment, arts and crafts, vendors, six food courts, and three German beer gardens. lmvma.com or lamesachamber.com
  • October 2 — Cabrillo Festival, Ballast Point, Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego. Commemorates Cabrillo's discovery of San Diego Bay with music dancing, crafts, and food. cabrillofestival.org or nps.gov/cabr.
  • October 3 - 8 — International Book Fair, San Diego City College. Author presentations. art displays, musical performances, lectures, discussion panels, food, and merchant booths. sdcitybookfair.com
  • October 7 - 9 — Polish Festival, St. Maximillian Kolbe Roman Catholic Polish Mission, San Diego. Folk dancers, musical bands, street dancing, Polish beer and food, arts and crafts, and vendors. polishmission.org/festival
  • Steam engineOctober 8 & 9 — Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta, Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, Vista. Weavers, basket makers, spinners, knitters, felters, gourd artists, displays, demonstrations, music, vendors, food, and handcrafted items for sale. vistafiberartsfiesta.com
  • October 8 & 9 — The Gourmet Experience, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar. Cooking and entertaining, with more than 250 exhibitors. Appliances, culinary solutions, travel and home products, and specialty food, and epicurean trends. thegourmetexpo.com
  • October 9 — Horse Heritage Festival, Walnut Grove Park, San Marcos. Horse demonstrations, pony rides, contests and games, music, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, food, and raffles. helpthehorsepark.com
  • October 9 — Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase, Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego. High performance Italian exotics, American legends, Detroit muscle, special interest cars, iconic woodies from California beach culture, and motorcycles. gaslamp.org or mcfarlanepromotions.com
  • October 9 — Little Italy Fiesta, San Diego. Italian food, beer and wine gardens, live music, art, vendors, sidewalk chalk painting, and stickball exhibition game. littleitalyfestasd.com


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Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Jim, Looks like no shortage of things to do in San Diego!  Lots of fun!

Sep 28, 2011 02:44 PM #1
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

What a great list of such fun filled events/activities to attend.  San Diego sure has so much to offer and real community synergy.

Sep 28, 2011 03:49 PM #2
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Lots of opportunities for folks to keep themselves busy during the days ahead in the San Diego area. I hope you find some time to do some these things.


Sep 28, 2011 10:39 PM #3
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Hi Jim,  Sounds like "Never a dull moment" in your neck of the woods.  The apple festival sounds simply delicious!!!!

Sep 29, 2011 08:15 AM #4
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

You could be pretty busy in San Diego. Polish festival sounds delicious.

Oct 02, 2011 04:57 AM #5
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Thanks to those who have stopped by and left a comment.

I’ll read through all of the comments to see if any of them need a specific response. If so, I’ll respond below this comment. I’ll be by your blogs soon to do some reading and commenting.

If you are a reader who found this post through a Google search and are looking for information about Mission Valley condos, or if you would like to visit a property anywhere in San Diego County, please feel free to contact me by email atJimFrimmer@Century21Award.comor call me at 619-729-5701.

Oct 04, 2011 08:52 AM #6
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