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October 01, 2014

Fall Festival Events - October

October's Fall Festival events are starting off with a BANG! Celebrate the Santa Cruz Wharf's 100th with a fireworks show and then cruise through the rest of the month with Open Studios, the Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show, more fireworks with the Monte Foundation Extravaganza, Roaring Camp Ghost Train and the Chili Cook-Off at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk!  Welcome fall; I think we're in love! Wharf-October Santa Cruz Wharf Centennial Celebration October 4, 2014 The celebration of the century for the Santa Cruz Wharf's 100th Anniversary!  Fun, live music, lively wharf history talks, tours, exhibits and more!  A fireworks spectacular will cap-off the festivities.  Free.  11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Location: Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.420.5273 OpenStudios-October Open Studios Art Tour October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2014 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.  11am - 5pm. Location: Various locations, Santa Cruz County Phone: 831.475.9600 Watsonville-Fly-In 50th Annual Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show October 11-12, 2014 Bigger and better than ever! Come watch the 50th Annual Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show! Air Show, Jet Pack Man, Back Yard Blues Band, Spectacular War Birds and Thrilling Aerobatic Acts.  10am – 5pm. Location:  Watsonville Airport, 100 Aviation Way, Watsonville, CA Phone:  831.763.5600 Fireworks2 Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza October 11, 2014 A wonderful family event featuring a spectacular fireworks display.  5pm – 10pm Location:  Capitola Wharf, Capitola Phone:  831.685.3317 Roaring Camp - OctoberSteam - Side by Side Roaring Camp Ghost Train October 24 – 25, 2014 Ride a steam train to Bear Mountain through a haunted redwood forest as you relive "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".  Trains at 6, 6:30, 8 and 8:30pm. Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton Phone: 831.335.4484 Chili2 Chili Cook-Off at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk October 25, 2014 Bring your appetite & join the fun as both professional & amateur chefs compete!  10-4pm, Tasting starts at 1pm. Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.423.5590

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  • Lorraine 3 years 314 days ago
    Where can we pick up the printed brochure for the open studios? We're coming from Carmel Valley.

  • Aimee 3 years 324 days ago
    If I sit at the beach board walk can I see the fireworks? Where is the fireworks going to be and what time?