Our Fall Festival Events are still in full swing! Art, fireworks, halloween fun, chili tasting and so much more! Check out October's top picks!
Open Studios Art Tour
October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 2015
Explore the hidden world of art! Visit artists in their studios, learn about their processes, purchase original works of art. Mobile app and printed guide have artist information and maps. 11 AM - 5:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA
Thomas and Percy's Halloween Party
October 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31, November 1, 2015
Announcing the tour's most exciting year ever as hit entertainment debuts talking Thomas the Tank Engine and Thomas' best friend Percy! Dress up for Halloween with favorites Thomas and Percy, for a 20 minute train ride, entertainment, and fun filled activities for the entire family. Activities include: Temporary Tattoos, Face Painting, Story Telling, Videos, Train Play Tables, Pick a Pumpkin (small pumpkins for little ones), Cookie decorating, photos with Sir Topham Hatt, Thomas store and entertainment. Check website for specific times.
Roaring Camp Railroads
Graham Hill Road at Roaring Camp Road
Annual Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza!
October 11, 2015
A wonderful family event featuring a spectacular fireworks display. Check website for time.
The Missing Arm of William Waddell
October 24, 2015
History takes a tall tale twist as the saga of this early pioneer unfolds. The silly, slightly haunting tours around the redwood loop trail beginning at 7:00 pm. Enjoy the redwoods on a fall night with music, storytelling and "Ranger Apples" around the campfire. All participants must register at Park Headquarters (registration opens at 6:30 pm). And it's free!
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA
Photo courtesy: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Chili Cook-Off at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
October 24, 2015
Bring your appetite and join the fun as both professional and amateur chefs compete! Free admission! 10 am to 4 pm. Tastings start at 1:00pm
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach Street
Santa Cruz, CA