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 Cambria Scarecrow Festival
Oct. 1-31 – Hundreds of handcrafted scarecrows are bowling, bathing, pedaling, fishing and flying through Cambria,
San Simeon and Harmony. Details:
Harvest Wine Month
Oct 1-31, various Paso Robles locations. Enjoy the incredible colors, sights, and aromas of harvest. With grape stomps, barrel tastings, live music, winemaker dinners, and vineyard tours, you’ll be sure to experience the magic of harvest. Details:
Atascadero Colony Day
Oct 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunken Garden, 6505 El Camino Real. Parade starts at 10 a.m. Vendors, entertainment, food. Wiener dog and small dog races start at noon. Details:
Pioneer Day Paso Robles
Oct. 14, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Downtown City Park and other locations. Pioneer Day parade, free bean feed in the park and more activities. Details:
Morro Bay Duck Derby &
Maritime Family Fun Day
Oct 14, 8-9 a.m. Derby starts at the Gallery/ Hof Brau parking inlet on the Embarcadero. Sponsor ducks now at Family Fun Day 10: a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsor a duck and after the races, enjoy an old-fashioned carnival-style day of family activities. Details: &
Open Studio Art Tour 2022
Two weekends: Oct 14-15/Oct 21-22. Visit the studios of participating artists throughout San Luis Obispo County. Details:
Cambria Classic Car Show
Oct 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1000 Main St., Cambria. Cambria’s annual classic car show includes a variety of vintage, classic, and exotic cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Details:
Avila Beach Children's Business Fair
Oct 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Booths provide coaching to youth about opportunities to start their own businesses. Free admission. Presented by Avila Beach Community Center, Avila City Beach 191 San Miguel Street. Details:
Pismo Beach Clam Festival
Oct 21-22. Pismo Beach Pier Parking Lot, 100 Pomeroy Avenue. Parade, vendors, food trucks, kids activities live music & Clam Chowder Cook-Off. Details:
Cayucos Antique Street Fair
Oct 15, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Ocean Ave. between E Street and Cayucos Drive. Shop for antiques, vintage, collectibles, and more. Free admission and parking. Leashed dog friendly. Some vendors may require masks.
Golden Oak Honey & Pumpkin Festival & Kids’ Flea Market
Oct 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown City Park, Paso Robles. Vendors, food, activities and more. Free admission. Details:
Zoo Boo at the Charles
Paddock Zoo
Oct 28, 5-8:30 p.m., Charles Paddock Zoo, 9305 Pismo Ave, Atascadero. Halloween fun for all ages, costume contest, haunted house and Halloween activities. Tickets available
at the Zoo. Details: / (805) 461-5080.
Mid-State Fair Market
Oct 20-22 & Dec 9-10. Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave. Find local jewelry, apparel, accessories, home decor, health and beauty products, art, antiques, handmade eats and more from local SLO county crafters and artisans. Free admission and parking. Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside
Ave, Paso Robles. Details: event-center.
Pumpkins in the Park
Oct 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. free, family fun event at Dinosaur Cave Park, 2701 Price St., Pismo Beach. Halloween-themed activities include pumpkin decorating, costume contests, games, crafts, and bounce houses.
Halloween Carnival & Maze
Oct 27-29, Hours are Fri 6-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m.4:30-7:30 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Elm Street Park, Arroyo Grande. Details: Arroyo Grande Recreation Department
(805) 473-5474.
Trick or Treat Downtown
Oct 31, 5-8 p.m., Entrada Ave., Atascadero. Free pet and family-friendly event. Enjoy costume contests, cakewalks and trick-or- treating. Details:
Safe & Fun Trick or Treat
Oct 31, 3-6 p.m. Downtown Paso Robles. Free admission, costumes, dance demos, trick or treat. Free admission. Details:
Annual Cayucos Car Show
Nov 4, downtown Ocean Ave., Cayucos. Free event, classic cars, music and food. Details:
Padereweski Festival
Nov 2-4, a music festival celebrating one
of Paso Robles’ most famous residents, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, virtuoso pianist and composer. Concerts feature world-renowned talent, exhibits, lectures and more. Details:
Garagiste Festival
Nov 10-11, Paso Robles celebrates the worldwide movement of renegade, cutting-edge, small-production winemakers who refuse to follow the rules. Details:
Elegant Evening Downtown
Nov 11, 5-8 p.m., free merchant open house debuts the holiday season with refreshments and entertainment in Downtown Paso Robles. Details:
Atascadero Fall Festival
Nov 17-19. Hours, Fri starts at 4 p.m., Sat & Sun starts at noon. Sunken Gardens downtown Atascadero. Over 30 bands and 40 vendors
& food trucks, beer and wine at multiple locations, including a Ferris wheel in front of city hall. Details:
Pumpkin Smash at the Charles Paddock Zoo
Nov 18, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Watch the animals have fun with their very own pumpkins. All activities included with admission. Details:
Annual Downtown Lighting Ceremony
Nov 24, 5:30-7 p.m., Downtown City Park, Paso Robles. Free event. Details:
Cambria Christmas Market
Nov 24-Dec 23, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria. Over 2 million holiday lights, interactive displays, vendor market. Details:
Holiday Harmony Pismo Beach
Dec 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Pismo Beach Pier Plaza. Family movie night under the star, tree lighting ceremony, Santa Claus, snow zones. Food and beverages available for purchase. No pets. Free event.
Lighted Boat Parade
Dec 2, 6:30-8 p.m. Free event on Morro Bay’s Embarcadero Street. Be dazzled as the fishing, leisure and yachting community take to the water with decorated boats with dazzling lights and holiday cheer. Santa’s House, food, and more. Details:
Holiday Musical Walk Around the Lake
Dec 2, 5:30-9p.m., Atascadero Lake, Atascadero. Musical groups, carolers, Santa, community singing, and more. Details:
Christmas Light Parade
Dec 2, 7 p.m., Downtown Paso Robles. Free event. Details:
Winter Wonderland
Dec 8, 5-9 p.m., Atascadero’s Sunken Garden. Tons of snow transforms Atascadero’s Sunken Gardens into a wonderland with events, food, arts and crafts vendors and more. Details:
Vine Street Christmas Victorian Showcase
Dec 9, 6-9 p.m. Vine Street between 8th and 21st, Paso Robles. Enjoy the decorated Victorian homes and other activities. Free event. Details:
Victorian Teddy Bear Tea
Dec 16, 2-4 p.m., Park Ballroom, 1232 Park St., #200, Paso Robles. Bring your dressed-up Teddy Bear. Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Snow King and Queen as well as Santa’s elves will be there for the fun. Tickets are adults $20, kids 12 and under $8 from Details:
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