Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market - Spring Festival Has Been Cancelled

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020 to Sunday, April 26, 2020

Description:

Come and shop for American handmade arts and crafts on the farm at the "Spring Festival”... »

Spring Food Truck Festival Has Been Cancelled

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020

Description:

The Spring Food Truck Festival will tempt hungry festival-goers with many mobile cuisine... »

The Heartbeat Happening Classic Car Show Has Been Cancelled

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020

Description:

The Heartbeat Happening Classic Car Show returns to Bates Nut Farm. Organized by Heartbeat... »

Mother's Day Tea

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2020

Description:

Sherrie will be the host of your Mother's Day tea! Expand your tea tastes with our samplers of... »

Spring Field Trip at the Farm!

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Description:

You're invited to a fun, relaxing morning on the farm! Enjoy a picnic lunch while breathing in... »

Valley Center Community Yard Sale

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2020

Description:

The annual Valley Center Community Yard Sale is a don’t-miss for buyers and sellers... »

Summer Field Trip at Bates Nut Farm!

Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020

Description:

You're invited to a fun, relaxing morning on the farm! Bring the kids for summer fun; the... »

Summer Food Truck Festival

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020

Description:

Some of San Diego's favorite food trucks will be on hand serving a variety of mobile cuisine.... »

Camping Under the Stars

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020 to Sunday, August 16, 2020

Description:

Spend an evening on the farm with family and friends at the annual Campout! Bring a tent or RV... »

Movie in the Park

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020

Description:

What’s better than dinner and a movie? Stay after the Food Truck Festival for a showing... »

The 2020 Pumpkin Patch

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020

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October Pumpkin Patch... »

Valley Center Community Yard Sale

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020

Description:

The Valley Center Community Yard Sale is a don’t-miss for buyers and sellers alike.... »

"Celebrating Farm Life" Farm Education & Youth Day

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Description:

Learn about farming and agriculture! Visit with local businesses and groups from the... »

Early Days Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Show

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020 to Sunday, September 27, 2020

Description:

Don't miss this blast from the past! This organization’s mission is to restore,... »

Event: Star Party

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Event Flyer

Date: Friday, April 25, 2014

Time: 6:00pm to 4:00am

Email:

Phone: 760-749-3333

Description: Interested in learning more about the night sky? Amateur astronomers and casual observers are invited to the Bates Nut Farm Star Party to be held April 25 & 26 from sunset until dawn. This program is offered free of charge and is open to anyone interested in exploring the night sky. It begins at sunset with a slide presentation describing the objects that can be seen those evenings. Participants will then have the opportunity to view the celestial objects through a telescope. Some of the objects that can be viewed will include emission, reflection and planetary nebulae, open clusters, galaxies, planets, stars, constellations and perhaps a satellite and some meteors.

Several telescopes will be set up for viewing, and guests may bring their own. Assistance will be offered to anyone who is unsure about how to use their telescope. Guests are also encouraged to bring binoculars, a flashlight with red lens, a chair, blanket or tarp to spread on the ground, warm clothing and a snack. The program takes place just east of the main gate and will last until dawn.