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Santa Cruz Mountains - October Events

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      • Every Sunday -- Japantown Farmer's Market
        Market: A year-round market of produce and hand-made goods. Rain or Shine. Jackson Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets, San Jose, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Phone Number: (408) 298.4303

      • Every Sunday -- Live Oak/Eastside Farmers Market
        Market: Come by, have breakfast, do your market shopping and enjoy the music. The market houses about 30 vendors at the peak of the season and offers cafe seating and live music. Located in the parking lot of the East Cliff Village Shopping Center, 15th & East Cliff, Santa Cruz, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 454.0566

      • Every Monday -- World Class Jazz
        Live Music: Each Monday evening a world class jazz artist performs at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz! Open to all ages. Come for dinner and enjoy the jazz! Call for performance information. The Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA
        Fee: Varies According to Artist Time: Call for information Phone Number: (831) 427.2227

      • Every Tuesday -- Tasting Room Tuesdays at The Fairmont Hotel
        Wine Education: The Pagoda Restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel will be featuring two to four wines from a Santa Cruz Mountains Winery. The wines will be offered by the bottle, half glass, or full glass. Enjoy complimentary appetizers to accompany the wines. 170 South Market Street, San Jose CA
        Fee: Varies Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 685.8463

      • Every Tuesday -- Michael's On Main
        Wine and Food Education: Please join Michael's On Main for their popular Food and Wine Tasting! Michael's prepares a delicious match to specially selected wines. The food buffet, wine and live music reflect the theme of the evening. 2591 Main Street, Soquel
        Fee: $25 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 479.9777

      • Every Tuesday -- 'Two-Fer' Tuesday at Shadowbrook
        Celebration, Live Music: Join us for 'two-fer' one pizzas, appetizers, cocktails, beer and wine. Live music from 6:30p.m.-9:30p.m. Shadowbrook Restaurant, 1750 Wharf Road, Capitola-by-the-Sea, CA
        Fee: Call for information Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 475.1551

      • Every Wednesday -- Winemaker Wednesdays at Shadowbrook
        Wine & Food Education: Each week, Shadowbrook Restaurant will be featuring 2 to 4 wines from a Santa Cruz Mountain winery, offered by the bottle or the glass. Shadowbrook will prepare gourmet appetizers to pair with the wine. Check our website for schedule. 1750 Wharf Road, Capitoloa-by-the-Sea, CA
        Fee: Price varies per winery Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 685.8463

      • Every Wednesday -- Downtown Santa Cruz Farmer's Market
        Market, Family Fun: Come to the Downtown Farmers Market. Come and enjoy the new expanded downtown market, including new farms, food vendors and a brand new weekly art and craft fair. One block off of Pacific Avenue at the corner of Lincoln Street and Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 454.0566

      • Every Thursday -- Barrel Tasting & Wine Dinner at Bonny Doon Vineyard
        Wine & Food Education: Glimpse behind the curtain (into the winery & cellar) to discover the motivations, innovations and inspirations of winemaker Randall Grahm and his unique Dooniverse. Barrel tasting followed by a hosted three-course, prix fixe family-style dinner paired with wines of Bonny Doon Vineyard. Space is limited. Reserve your place at the table today! 328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, CA
        Fee: $50/$45 Wine Club Members Time: 6 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 425.6771

      • Every Friday -- Acoustic Friday and Vino Tabi Winery
        Celebration: Join us Friday nights for acoustic music and Gary's gourmet snappy dog cart. Enjoy wine by the glass, good music and good friends. 334 Ingalls Street "C", Santa Cruz, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Phone Number: 831-426-1809

      • TBA -- Mountain Parks Foundation Lobster Feed
        Dining: Enjoy a 1 1/2 pound Maine lobster and all the trimmings and dance to the music. Reserve early! Proceeds benefit environmental education at Henry Cowell and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Picnic Area 1, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Hwy 9, Felton CA
        Fee: $60 Time: 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Phone Number: 831-335-3174

      • TBA -- Harvest Celebration & Release Party at Nicholson Vineyards
        Celebration: Please join the Nicholson family and friends for our annual harvest celebration and release party. This year, we will again be heating up the grill for a wonderful chicken and tri-tip bbq that will include all of the fixings to satisfy the hungriest appetite. Barrel samples of our unreleased wines will be available for everyone's enjoyment. This event does sell out, so get your tickets early! Nicholson Vineyards, 2800 Pleasanton Valley Road, Aptos CA 95003
        Fee: $35/$12 Wine Tasting Only/Wine Club Free Time: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: 831-724-7071

      • TBA -- Roaring Camp Railroads Harvest Fair
        Celebration: Celebrate Harvest Time and Halloween! Be creative with hands on crafts activities for adults and kids. Make and take your own scarecrow. Scarecrow materials are $7. A chuckwagon barbecue lunch, featuring burgers, hot dogs, chicken and ribs available from noon to 3 p.m. Call for visit us online for more information. Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton
        Fee: Call for information Time: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 335.4484

      • TBA -- Harvest Bounty Celebration on the Summit
        Wine Education: Celebrate the bounty of the harvest with The Summit Wineries: Silver Mountain, Burrell School and Regale. See harvest in action, vineyard & winery tours, harvest bounty from local farms, barrel tasting, live music, delicious food, mountain views, mountain wines and wine specials. Silver Mountain open Saturday only.
        Fee: Tasting fees apply Time: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: (408) 353.2278

      • TBA -- Children's Ghost Train
        Family Fun, Holiday: Relive "The Legend of Sleepy Hallow" this Halloween as you ride vintage railway cars through a Redwood forest. Costumed actors re-create scenes from the story as its narrated during the one-hour and fifteen minute ride. Designed for young children and the young-at-heart, the event is a light and lively adaptation of the famous tale. A haunted house, games and costume contests add to the festivities. Reservations required. Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton CA
        Fee: $27 Time: 6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. Phone Number: 831-335-4484

      • TBA -- Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
        Festival, Live Music: The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest. Three stages of live music, the Great Pumpkin Parade, haunted house, harvest-inspired crafts, homestyle foods, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike, pie-eating and costume contests and more! Historic Main Street, Half Moon Bay CA
        Fee: Free Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: 650-726-9652

      • TBA -- Dia de los Muertos Family Festival
        Festival: Traditional Mexican celebration honors family and friends that have passed away. Music, dance, performances and art activities. Museum of Art & History, 705 Front Street, Downtown Santa Cruz, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 429.1964

      • TBA -- Santa Cruz Scottish Games & Celtic Festival
        Festival: Live performances, dance exhibition, Celtic craft marketplace, living history, athletics, traditional Celtic food and ale and more. San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz, CA
        Fee: $15 Adults/$10 Students & Seniors/Under Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Phone Number:

      • TBA -- Fall Wine & Music Festival at Vine Hill Winery
        Celebration, Live Music: Great wine, talented musicians, a chance to “Bottle Your Own Wine” and pumpkins for the kids, our Fall Wine & Music Festival is an event not to be missed. Vine Hill Winery, 2300 Jarvis Road, Santa Cruz CA
        Fee: $10 incl glass/$8 box lunches Time: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 427.0436

      • TBA -- Santa Cruz Chili Cook-Off
        Food Education: The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk's first Chili Cook-off should be a hot ticket! Watch the chefs prepare their chili and for $8 taste up to five different chili samples, as well as vote for the People's Choice winner. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz CA
        Fee: Free/$8 Tasting Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 423.5590

      • TBA -- Testarossa Winery Harvest Festival
        Celebration: Join us as we celebrate our story, our wines and our history! Featuring the release of our 2008 Diana's Chardonnay and our 2008 Niclaire Pinot Noir as well as an array of gourmet tidbits from local restaurants and caterers, live music and more. 300-A College Avenue, Los Gatos, CA
        Fee: Call for information and reservations Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (408) 354.6150

      • TBA -- Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch
        Holiday: Featuring hand-blown glass pumpkins from over a dozen local glass artists. The patch is a must whether you're shopping for holiday gifts, preparing the Thanksgiving table or simply want to enjoy a display of over 2,000 art pieces at once. Los Gatos High School, 20 High School Court, Los Gatos, CA
        Fee: Free Time: Fri 5pm-7pm Viewing Only/Sat 10a.m.-5p.m./Sun 10a.m.-3p.m. Phone Number: (408) 353.4426

      • TBA -- Capitola Village Halloween Parade
        Family Fun, Holiday: Join ghosts, goblins and fairy princesses at the annual Halloween parade. Enjoy refreshments and pumpkin painting. Capitola Village, Capitola, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 2 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 475.6522

      • TBA -- Welcome Back Monarchs Day
        Celebration: Discover why these amazing insects call Santa Cruz their home in winter. Arts, crafts, games, music and fun. Natural Bridge State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 423.4609

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