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If you live in or are planning a visit to the San Diego area in October and are looking for some fun things to see and do, please check out this October 2019 San Diego County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title:

El Cajon Oktoberfest | Sep. 27-29 & Oct. 4-6 | South Mollison Avenue

Festival promoting traditional German culture, including entertainment provided by our popular band Guggenbach-Buam. Enjoy folk dances, games, and contests, vendor booths and craft stands, and Kids’ Zone! For more information: www.germanclubsandiego.org

Taste of Mission Hills | Oct. 2 from 5-9pm | Various locations throughout Mission Hills

25 participating purveyors of delicious tastes, including long established and very new arrivals. For more information: 619-559-9502 | www.missionhillsbid.com/taste

La Mesa Oktoberfest | Oct. 4-6 | La Mesa Village

Hundreds of exhibitors, family friendly activities, German food, music, dancing, games and of course beer. Entertainment and fun activities for kids of all ages. For more information: La Mesa Village www.lamesaoktoberfest.org

Carlsbad Oktoberfest | Oct. 5 from 12-9pm | Holiday Park

The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest, a fall tradition, will bring thousands of people to enjoy German food (and beer!), live music, and entertainment for children. For more information: www.rotaryoktoberfest.org

Pacific BeachFest | Oct. 5 from 8am-7pm | Pacific Beach Boardwalk

A fish taco contest, surf competition, beach volleyball, craft beer, kids activities and music! For more information: www.pacificbeachfest.org

STOCKZILLA | Oct. 5-6 from 6am-6pm | Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve 

3,500 pounds of Catfish. Every Lake (1-7) will be stocked. You do not need a state fishing license, just a permit from the General Store. Adults $10, Jrs. & Seniors $6, and extra pole stamps $4. For more information: www.santeelakes.com

Taste of Rancho Santa Fe | Oct. 6 from 4-7pm | The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

More than 700 guests will enjoy a feast from Rancho Santa Fe’s and beyond’s most celebrated restaurants, Napa Valley and Sonoma wineries, breweries and other beverage vendors! For more information: www.tasteofrsf.org

Rancho Santa Fe Oktoberfest | Oct. 6 from 2-6pm | Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

Beer, brats, polka band, auction, raffle and kids zone activities. This fundraiser will help Inspire, The Foundation for Education get one step closer to opening the new Carmel Valley Campus. $45 Adults / Under 12 FREE Admission. For more information: www.eventbrite.com

Taste of Coronado | Oct. 10 from 5-9pm | Coronado Historical Assoc., Coronado Museum of History & Art

Enjoy amazing bites prepared by our local chefs. For more information: www.atasteofcoronado.com

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest | Oct. 11-12 - Fri 3-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm | Newport Ave & Abbott St

A two-day, eclectic, beachside festival with a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment. For more information: www.oboktoberfest.com

Polish Festival | Oct. 11-13 | St. Maximilian Kolbe Polish Roman Catholic Mission: 1735 Grand Ave.

Performances by Polish folk dancers and various musical bands. Delicious polish food and the best genuine imported polish beer. For more information: www.polishmission.org

Carmel Valley Trail 5K, 10K and 15K | Oct. 12 from 6-10:30am | Torrey Highlands Community Park

A combination of single track and dirt service road trails through beautiful open spaces. For more information: www.enduranceraceseries.com/carmel-valley

Taste of North Park | Oct. 12 fom 11am-3pm | University Ave & 30th St

Enjoy 50+ food tastes from some of San Diego’s best restaurants and craft beer samples from 15 local brewers. For more information: 619-294-2501 | www.northparkmainstreet.com

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival | Oct. 12-13 from 10am-6pm | Girard Avenue & Prospect Street

Over 150 juried artists from around the globe, 3D chalk art displays, interactive art murals, non-stop live music, family art center, roving entertainment, gourmet food court, and a wine, craft beer, and spirits garden featuring local brews, distilleries and global wineries. For more information: www.ljawf.com

Latin American Art Fair | Oct. 12-14 from 11am-6pm | Bread & Salt: 1955 Julian Ave.

Presents outdoor exhibits, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking as well as folk art, crafts, performance and culinary arts of Latin American countries. For more information: 619-752-6118 | www.latinamericanartfairsd.com

Raptor Ridge Half Marathon | Oct. 13 at 7am | San Dieguito River Park, Escondido

An out-n-back course that begins with 4.5 miles of flat and fast jeep road that winds east towards the San Diego Safari Park and Raptor Ridge. For more information: www.dirtdevilracing.com

San Diego International Film Festival | Oct. 15-20

The region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent film circuit, with 200+ filmmakers gathering in San Diego to show their films every year. For more information: 619-818-2221 | www.sdfilmfest.com

Borrego Days Desert Festival | Oct. 18-20 | Christmas Circle Park

The festival has expanded to include a car show at The Mall on Saturday. Parade beginning with a fly-over of the State Park plane and local pilots on Saturday. Enjoy the music while perusing the array of artists, retail vendors, informational booths, delicious food offerings, and tasty treats. For more information: 760-767-5555 | www.borregodays.com

Bulls of Sant’Agata Charge Little Italy | Oct. 19 fom 6-11pm | India St & W Fir St

Over 40 classic and rare “Italian bulls,” better known as Lamborghinis. An evening with souped up rides and musical entertainment. For more information: www.littleitalysd.com

Ladies at the Lake Fall Market | Oct. 19 from 9am-2pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

There will be a variety of vendors with uniquely selected items, from Health & Beauty, Clothing, Jewelry, Holiday Gifts and so much more! For more information: www.santeelakes.com

Villains in the Village! | Oct. 19 from 4-9pm | Third Avenue, Chula Vista

Over 20 nefarious characters and uncanny activities will torment and trick thrill seekers of all ages. For more information: www.thirdavenuevillage.com

La Vista Memorial Park & Mortuary Dia de los Muertos | Oct. 19 from 2-10pm | 3191 Orange Street, National City

Food, music, artwalk, costumes, entertainment, artists and the always popular altar contest and runway fashion show “Catrina Contest”. For more information: 619-475-7770 | www.lavistamemorialpark.com

EastLake Cycle & 5K Run and Technology & Innovation Fair | Oct. 19 from 6:30am-12pm | EastLake Middle School

Provides kids the opportunity to meet with STEM/STEAM professionals and engage with activities and resources that will connect them to their future careers. For more information: www.eefkids.org

San Diego Triathlon Challenge | Oct. 20 from 6am-4pm | La Jolla Cove

Join 200 physically challenged athletes, 550 able-bodied athletes, celebrities, and sports legends as they complete a 1 mile ocean swim, 44 mile bike and 10 mile run on one of the most breathtaking courses. For more information: www.challengedathletes.org

SaltDog Classic | Oct. 20 from 11am-5pm | 425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas

Music, fun, craft beverage, and local businesses coming together to bring north county San Diego to life. This year we are happy to support Rancho Coastal Humane Society. For more information: www.saltdogclassic.com

Escondido Grand Avenue Festival | Oct. 20 from 9am-5pm | Between Center City Pkwy and Ivy

Live entertainment, over 400 vendors, children’s rides and activities, and food from around the world. For more information: www.visitescondido.com

YMCA of San Diego County Tour de Cove | Oct. 20 from 9am-1:30pm | Ellen Browning Scripps Park

A fun and sweat-drenching 4.5 hour stationary cycling marathon with 100 riders and over 50 challenged athletes. For more information: www.challengedathletes.org

Celebrate the Craft | Oct. 20 from 11:30am-3pm | The Lodge at Torrey Pines

The finest food artisans demonstrating, discussing, and tasting their way through the vast array of premium food and wine products available. For more information: www.lodgetorreypines.com

Trick-or-Treat on India Street | Oct. 25 from 5:30-7:30pm | Piazza della Famiglia

Bring their little monsters out in costume attire to this fun Halloween event to enjoy traditional trick-or-treating, as Little Italy businesses along historic India St open their doors. For more information: www.littleitalysd.com

HauntFest on Main | Oct. 25 from 5-10pm | Downtown El Cajon

An exciting family friendly event with a pumpkin patch, costume contest, kidz zone, rides, entertainment and more! For more information: www.hauntfest.org

North Park Day of the Dead Festival | Oct. 26 from 11am-5pm | North Park

An array of Mexican-themed artisanal crafter purveyors from throughout the US, popular food trucks with a regional foodie-following, and a select choice of beer, mezcal, and tequila vendors in our spirit cantina. For more information: www.dayofthedeadfestivalnorthpark.com

WCKD Village | Oct. 26 from 6pm-Midnight | East Village, Downtown San Diego

SD’s premier Halloween festival. Four radical concert stages featuring an eclectic lineup of hip-hop, open format, EDM and deep house. Play lifesize interactive games and navigate around stilt walkers and fire-breathers. For more information: www.wckdvillage.com

Bubble RUN San Diego | Oct. 26 from 8am | NICU Amphitheatre, Chula Vista

Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun! Then, at each kilometer, participants will run through the Foam Bogs where there is enough colored foam to cover you! For more information: www.bubblerun.com

Balboa Park Halloween Family Day | Oct. 26 from 11am-4pm | Balboa Park

Dozens of free craft projects for kids, Day of the Dead-themed displays and activities, costume contests and parades, carnival games with prizes, live entertainment, and food trucks. For more information: www.balboaparkconservancy.org/halloween

City Heights Dia de los Muertos | Oct. 26 from 11am-6pm | Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park

People of all cultures will come together for community altars, face painting, mask making, and prizes for the best catrina and catrin contest, plus dancing, singing and music. For more information: www.facebook.com/CityHeightsDiaDeLosMuertos

San Diego Mac n’ Cheese Fest | Oct. 26 from 11am-2pm | SD County Waterfront Park

The restaurants are selected from the region’s top culinary talent and attendees can pair them alongside a collection of local craft beers, wines and other delicious beverages. For more information: www.sandiegomacncheese.com

Row for the Cure, Susan G Komen | Oct. 27 from 7am-12pm | Ski Beach, San Diego

Draws participants from various forms of watercraft including - rowing, canoeing, outrigger canoeing, dragon boats, kayaking and SUPing. For more information: www.komensandiego.org/row

Oceanside Dia de los Muertos | Oct. 27 from 10am-4pm | Mission San Luis Rey

Free family-friendly event with entertainment, carnival rides, altar displays and a classic car show! Fpr more information: www.mslrdiadelosmuertos.com

 

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