October Happenings in Ventura County Coast

Ventura County Coast (just one hour north of Los Angeles between Malibu and Santa Barbara) brings many exciting, unique and affordable (read free!) fall events taking place in our four beachside cities: Ventura, Camarillo, Oxnard and Port Hueneme. California’s central coast is still an absolutely beautiful getaway in October – especially for those craving surf, sand, temperate waters, sunshine and shopping without the crowds and cost of California’s high-end locales. Ventura County Coast delivers an idyllic coastal experience blending whimsical seaside attractions with contemporary culture and amenities.

Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Ventura County Pumpkin Patches

Nothing says Autumn like visiting a field and plucking a pumpkin right off the vine. It’s way more fun for the family to pick from a patch, especially from a local Ventura farm.

McGrath Street Pumpkin Patch

5156 McGrath St., Ventura

Open every day in October

Learn more: http://www.mcgrathstreetpumpkinpatch.com

Great Pacific Pumpkins

McGrath Brothers

5100 Olivas Dr., Ventura

Open every day in October

Learn more: http://www.greatpacificpumpkins.com

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show

October 2-4, Ventura

Taking place at the Ventura Fairgrounds, artisans and crafters from all over sell their handcrafted wares at this popular annual fall event.

Learn more: http://harvestfestival.com/

20th Annual Oxnard Multicultural Festival

October 3, Oxnard

Held annually on the first Saturday in October, Oxnard celebrates the rich cultural diversity of its residents and the city’s history. People of every culture come together to learn and discover their shared values in an atmosphere that honors all. The Ventura County festival offers a variety of performing groups, live music, food vendors, exhibitors, demonstrations, and hands on activities for the entire family. Admission is always free

Pier Under The Stars – Food & Wine Event

October 3, Ventura

Now in its 26th year, the best of Ventura County restaurants, wineries and breweries come out for this fabulous benefit on the beach to maintain and beautify the 121-year-old historic Ventura Pier.

Learn more: http://www.pierintothefuture.org/pier_under_the_stars.html

2nd Annual Camarillo Old Town Wine Walk

October 4, Camarillo

The Camarillo Old Town Wine Walk is a great place to meet new people, check out local Old Town businesses and taste new wines and craft beers from local wineries and breweries. Come find your new favorite place to shop, have a bite to eat, or relax and enjoy great wine and craft beer all while enjoying live entertainment! Availability is limited so purchase your tickets today.

Learn more: http://camarillo-oldtown.com/tickets

Seaside Highland Games

October 9-11, Ventura

Upholding a Scottish tradition dating back 1,000 years, the Seaside Highland Games include athletic competitions, bagpipe playing, drum corp, children’s games, darts and traditional dancing. The games share Scottish history, art, music (Celtic and more) and camaraderie. Three days of Scottish Heritage fun! Game competitions on Oct 10 & 11 at the Ventura Fairgrounds.

Learn more: http://www.seaside-games.com/

Rocky Horror Picture Show with the Letter Follies Burlesque

October 9, Ventura

Become part of the show and experience the one and only iconic Rocky Horror Picture Show, just in time for Halloween in Ventura County. 9pm-Midnight at the Ventura Theater. Combo ticket (Letter Follies Burlesque Show and Rocky Horror Picture Show) is available for purchase.

Learn more: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/962277

Oxnard Steampunk Fest

October 17, Oxnard

Celebrating all that is whimsical, The Oxnard Steampunk Fest Crew and the Oxnard Heritage Foundation would like to invite you to join in the fun! The event takes place at historic Heritage Square in downtown Oxnard. Admission to the festival is free; workshops and other activities available for nominal fees. This is a fundraiser for the Oxnard Heritage Foundation and the Friends of Heritage Square, to benefit their educational programming. Keeping the history of Oxnard alive and well! Costumes, characters, merchants and presenters are all encouraged to participate.

Learn more: www.OxnardSteampunkFest.com

Lexus Lace-Up Running Series

October 24, Ventura

Cruise along the shoreline and through downtown Ventura. Whether you run a half marathon, 5k or 10k, the fast and flat running courses start & finish at a lively event hub with views of the Ventura Pier and iconic Surfers Point. Celebrate your success with a Sierra Nevada beer toast and a delicious brunch. Runners searching for a personal record or excellent social scene will love this running race.

2nd Annual Halloween Haunted Dinner, Ghost Tour and Magic at The Bard Mansion

October 30, Oxnard

Only 100 tickets are being sold to this exclusive Halloween fundraiser event. All proceeds go to the Herman Bennett Foundation to support our spay and neuter programs serving Ventura County. Enjoy a formal sit down dinner with dessert & wine in the mansion’s ballroom. Explore rarely-seen parts of the historic Bard Mansion, experience a special magic show and much more.

Learn more: http://hermanbennettfoundation.org/halloweenventurahauntedhouse2015.html

Camarillo Community Halloween Party

October 30, Camarillo

Treat the whole family to games, costume contest, pumpkin painting, trick or treat village and more at Community Center Park. Hocus Pocus movie will be played after the party. Fun for all ages.

Learn more: http://www.pvrpd.org/recreation/community/special_events/halloween.asp