Events at Bates Nut Farm

There's always something going on at Bates! Dogs on a leash are welcome outdoors. Scroll down and click on the event title for more information.

10th Annual "Show and Tell" Photo & Story Contest

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 to Monday, August 31, 2015

Description: Share your special Bates Nut Farm memories, and win prizes! Enter your photo in our annual photo... »

Gourmet Food Truck Festival

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015

Description: Fifteen of Southern California's top gourmet food trucks will be rolling into Bates for an... »

Gourdstock

Title: Gourdstock

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015 to Sunday, September 20, 2015

Description: "Gourdstock 2015" is hosted by San Diego County Gourd Artists and California Gourd Society... »

Bark for Life

Title: Bark for Life

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Description: The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a fundraising event that honors the life-long... »

The Pumpkin Patch

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 to Saturday, October 31, 2015

Description: Over 50 years of fall traditions and memories have been created at the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin... »

Weekend Entertainment--Calico Ridge

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015

Description: "IT'S NOT JUST COUNTRY" . . .
Charly & Calico Ridge is an award-winning variety dance... »

"Celebrating Farm Life" Farm & Youth Education Day

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015

Description: This event was established several years ago to educate the public about farm animals,... »

EDGETA Tractor Parades

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015 to Sunday, September 27, 2015

Description: Don't miss the Tractor Parade! Antique tractors from EDGETA Branch 22 and Vista Antique Gas &... »

Early Days Gas Engine & Tractor Association (EDGETA) Show

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015 to Sunday, September 27, 2015

Description: The Early Days Gas Engine and Tractor Association will be having an Antique Tractor Show on... »

EDGETA Tractor Parades

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015 to Sunday, September 27, 2015

Description: Don't miss the Tractor Parade! Antique tractors from EDGETA Branch 22 and Vista Antique Gas &... »

Weekend Entertainment-Valley Center Jazz Band

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015

Craft Fair:  "Pumpkin Festival"

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015 to Sunday, October 4, 2015

Description: Start your fall mornings at Bates Nut Farm with the Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast from 7-10... »

Weekend Entertainment--Bayou Brothers

Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015

Description: With a sound straight out of Louisiana's dance clubs, bayou festivals and backyard crawfish... »

Weekend Entertainment--Lightning Train

Date: Friday, October 9, 2015

Description: Over the past few years Lightning Train has garnered the reputation as one of Southern... »

Weekend Entertainment--Heidi and the Hurricane

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015

Description: Heidi & the Hurricane features dynamic vocals, tight harmonies and fun duets with passionate... »

Gourmet Food Trucks In the Pumpkin Patch: Two for the Road & Pierogi

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015

Description: A mobile food truck specializing in American comfort food, Two for the Road serves up special... »

24th Annual Scarecrow Contest

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015

Description: Keep the lost art of scarecrow making alive and make a scarecrow to enter in the 24th Annual... »

Weekend Entertainment--Rick & The Working Cowboy Band

Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015

Description: Rick Robledo and The Working Cowboy Band are dedicated to the preservation of traditional country... »

Gourmet Food Trucks In the Pumpkin Patch: Devilicious & Epic Eatz

Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015

Description: As seen on the Great Food Truck Race, Devilicous serves up food so good it's bad! Choose from... »

Date: Friday, October 16, 2015

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Gourmet Food Trucks In the Pumpkin Patch: Pierogi & Devilicious

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Description: The most authentic Polish and Eastern European dishes in San Diego! All of their ingredients come... »

Weekend Entertainment--Honky Tonk Kings

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015

Description: Considered to be one of the preeminent Country Western Bands from Southern California,the Honky... »

Gourmet Food Trucks In the Pumpkin Patch: Two for the Road & Organic Food Truck

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015

Description: Two For the Road is a mobile food truck specializing in American comfort food. The menu changes... »

Weekend Entertainment:  Crossroads Acoustic Trio

Date: Friday, October 23, 2015

Description: The Crossroads Acoustic Trio will entertain you with your favorites from the 60's, 70's and today. »

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Description: Bates Nut Farm welcomes classic Rock ‘n Roll band Red Lane. They will take the Bates stage and... »

Annual Costume Contest & Parade

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Description: You and your family have worked hard on your Halloween costumes…here’s your opportunity to... »

Gourmet Food Trucks In the Pumpkin Patch:  Epic Eatz

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Description: Epic Eatz is serving delicious Baja tacos, quesadillas, Cali burritos, and more to the San Diego... »

Howl-o-Ween Doggie Costume Contest & Parade

Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015

Description: Don’t miss the annual “Howl-o-ween” Doggie Costume Contest & Parade on Sunday, October... »

Weekend Entertainment--Calico Ridge

Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015

Description: "IT'S NOT JUST COUNTRY" . . .
Charly & Calico Ridge is an award-winning variety dance... »

Gourmet Food Trucks In the Pumpkin Patch: Organic Food Truck

Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015

Description: Organic Food Truck specializes in healthy fare that tastes delicious. Choose from delicacies... »

"Christmas on the Farm" Arts 'n Crafts Fair

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015 to Sunday, November 8, 2015

Description: Start your holiday shopping early at the Bates Nut Farm’s “Christmas on the Farm” Arts ‘n... »

East County Cruisers Car Show and Toy Drive

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015

Description: The 11th annual East County Cruisers Car Show and Toy Drive will be back at Bates Nut Farm this... »

Weekend Entertainment--Calico Ridge

Date: Sunday, November 8, 2015

Description: "IT'S NOT JUST COUNTRY" . . .
Charly & Calico Ridge is an award-winning variety dance... »

Date: Friday, November 27, 2015

"Santa's Coming" Arts ' Crafts Fair

Date: Friday, November 27, 2015 to Sunday, November 29, 2015

Description: Bates Nut Farm will be hosting their largest Arts ‘n Crafts Fair of the year over the long... »

Weekend Entertainment--Honky Tonk Kings

Date: Sunday, November 29, 2015

Description: Considered to be one of the preeminent Country Western Bands from Southern California,the Honky... »

Christmas In the Valley--"Bringing Back the Traditions of Christmas"

Date: Friday, December 11, 2015

Description: Families can start a new Christmas tradition at Bates Nut Farm with the 4th annual “Christmas... »