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.

11th Annual "Show and Tell" Photo & Story Contest

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 to Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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

Summer Food Truck Festival & Campout

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016

Description: Spend an evening on the farm with family and friends at the annual Summer Food Truck Festival &... »

Weekend Entertainment--Calico Ridge

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016

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

The 2016 Pumpkin Patch

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016 to Monday, October 31, 2016

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

"Celebrating Farm Life" Farm Education & Youth Day

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Description: Come enjoy free presentations from local businesses and groups who share a passion for... »

Early Days Gas Engine & Tractor Association (EDGETA) Show

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016 to Sunday, September 25, 2016

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

Weekend Entertainment--Ash Street Ramblers

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Description: Bates Nut Farm welcomes The Ash Street Ramblers back to the Bates Nut Farm stage. The popular... »

Weekend Entertainment-Valley Center Jazz Band

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Description: Free admission, $5.00 parking. »

Craft Fair:  "Pumpkin Festival"

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Sunday, October 2, 2016

Description: Check out the eighty artisans selling American handmade crafts and fine art at the “Pumpkin... »

VC Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Sunday, October 2, 2016

Description: All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast provided by the Valley Center Lions Club. $6 adults/$5... »

Gourmet Food Trucks in the Pumpkin Patch--Perky Beans

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 2016

Description: Started as one of the first mobile cafés in San Diego, the Perky Beans Brand has expanded into a... »

Gourmet Food Trucks In the Pumpkin Patch: Organic Food Truck

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016

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

Gourmet Food Trucks In the Pumpkin Patch: Devilicious

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016

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

25th Annual Scarecrow Contest

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Description: Join in the fun by designing and building a scarecrow to exhibit in the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin... »

Weekend Entertainment--Ash Street Ramblers

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Description: Bates Nut Farm welcomes The Ash Street Ramblers back to the Bates Nut Farm stage. The popular... »

Gourmet Food Trucks in the Pumpkin Patch--Two For the Road & Seoul Man

Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016

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

Weekend Entertainment--Rick & The Working Cowboy Band

Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016

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

Friday Nights on the Farm

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016

Description: Come after school or work and get your weekend started in the Pumpkin Patch. Enjoy live music,... »

Weekend Entertainment--Lightning Train

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016

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

Gourmet Food Trucks In the Pumpkin Patch:  Epic Eatz

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

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

Gourmet Food Trucks in the Pumpkin Patch--Perky Beans

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016 to Sunday, October 16, 2016

Description: Started as one of the first mobile cafés in San Diego, the Perky Beans Brand has expanded into a... »

Gourmet Food Trucks In the Pumpkin Patch: Mangia Mangia

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Description: Putting the same passion in food as their ancestors did back home in Italy, Mangia Mangia's Chef... »

Weekend Entertainment--Bayou Brothers

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

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

Gourmet Food Trucks In the Pumpkin Patch: Devilicious

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016

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

Weekend Entertainment--Honky Tonk Kings

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016

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

Friday Nights on the Farm

Date: Friday, October 21, 2016

Description: Come after school or work and get your weekend started in the Pumpkin Patch. Enjoy live music,... »

Weekend Entertainment--Crimson Crow

Date: Friday, October 21, 2016

Description: Bates is pleased to welcome rock cover band Crimson Crow. They play rock music from the 60's... »

Gourmet Food Trucks In the Pumpkin Patch--Two For the Road & Pierogi

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016

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

Gourmet Food Trucks in the Pumpkin Patch--Perky Beans

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016

Description: Started as one of the first mobile cafés in San Diego, the Perky Beans Brand has expanded into a... »

VC Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016

Description: All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast provided by the Valley Center Lions Club. $6 adults/$5... »

Annual Costume Contest & Parade

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016

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

Weekend Entertainment--Calico Ridge

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016

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

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016

Description: Classic rock, blues and country artist Red Lane returns to the Bates Stage. »

Gourmet Food Trucks In the Pumpkin Patch: Organic Food Truck

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016

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

Gourmet Food Trucks in the Pumpkin Patch--My Urban Eats

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016

Description: Urban Eats is a community oriented Gourmet Food Truck focused on “Fresh Affordable Fare”.... »

Howl-o-Ween Doggie Costume Contest & Parade

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016

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

Weekend Entertainment--Heidi and the Hurricane

Date: Friday, October 28, 2016

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

Friday Nights on the Farm

Date: Friday, October 28, 2016

Description: Come after school or work and get your weekend started in the Pumpkin Patch. Enjoy live music,... »

Gourmet Food Trucks in the Pumpkin Patch--Perky Beans

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016 to Sunday, October 30, 2016

Description: Started as one of the first mobile cafés in San Diego, the Perky Beans Brand has expanded into a... »

Weekend Entertainment--Sundance Band

Date: Sunday, October 30, 2016

Description: Bates welcomes popular variety band Sundance to the weekend entertainment lineup. Their... »

Gourmet Food Trucks in the Pumpkin Patch--Perky Beans

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Description: Started as one of the first mobile cafés in San Diego, the Perky Beans Brand has expanded into a... »

VC Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016

Description: All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast provided by the Valley Center Lions Club. $6 adults/$5... »

Christmas Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016

Description: Start your holiday shopping early at the Christmas Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market. Over 80... »

East County Cruisers Car Show and Toy Drive

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Description: The 12th annual East County Cruisers Car Show and Toy Drive will be back at Bates Nut Farm this... »

Weekend Entertainment--Calico Ridge

Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016

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

Weekend Entertainment--Calico Ridge

Date: Friday, November 25, 2016

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

VC Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Date: Friday, November 25, 2016 to Sunday, November 27, 2016

Description: All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast provided by the Valley Center Lions Club. $6 adults/$5... »

Christmas Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market

Date: Friday, November 25, 2016 to Sunday, November 27, 2016

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

Weekend Entertainment--Bayou Brothers

Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016

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

Weekend Entertainment--Honky Tonk Kings

Date: Sunday, November 27, 2016

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

Date: Friday, December 2, 2016

Description: This magical event is for children in our community. It features Santa arriving by fire engine... »

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016

Description: This magical event is for children in our community. It features Santa arriving by fire engine... »