This is the Grand Champion Halloween festival, and this year you have to go just to see the ‘prettiest’ pumpkin grown by Los Altos Hills’ Vince Zunino. There’s the Great Pumpkin Parade, a Haunted House, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting a monster 1,000+ pound pumpkin, pie-eating and costume contests, pumpkin carving for fun, tons of food and beverages, arts and crafts, live entertainment—and the list goes on. Saturday and Sunday in Half Moon Bay.
Speak to experts about lawn alternatives, attend a FREE class on “Success with Native Plants” and shop for native plant species and bulbs suitable for California gardens. Saturday, Los Altos Hills.
If you’re a fan of olives and olive oil, check out the first annual San Benito Olive Festival featuring award-winning olive oils, premier foods, wines and artisanal creations. Meet and mingle with the various growers, get tips from celebrity chefs, while enjoying live music, local arts, crafts and the scenic venue.