Muddy Dash 5K

Title: Muddy Dash 5K

Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022

Description:

Are you ready to GET MUDDY in San Diego? Muddy Dash is not your average mud run! Get ready for... »

Cabrillo Kennel Club Dog Show

Date: Friday, March 18, 2022 to Sunday, March 20, 2022

Description:

This accredited American Kennel Club show spotlights hundreds of dogs representing a wide... »

Valley Center Community Yard Sale

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022

Description:

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

Spring Food Truck Festival

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022

Description:

 

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

Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022 to Sunday, April 24, 2022

Description:

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

The Heartbeat Happening Classic Car Show

Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022

Description:

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

Del Sur Kennel Club Dog Show

Date: Friday, April 29, 2022 to Sunday, May 1, 2022

Description:

The Del Sur Kennel Club Show will feature several individual breed specialties and an... »

Valley Center MusicFest

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022

Description: Enjoy the sounds of the Valley Center High School and Middle School jazz bands, HS drumline, and... »

Valley Center Community Yard Sale

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022

Description:

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

Turbo Buick Car Show

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022

Description:

This annual show is the largest gathering of Turbo Buicks west of the Mississippi. West Coast... »

Bahia Sur Kennel Club Dog Show

Date: Friday, June 17, 2022 to Sunday, June 19, 2022

Description: Bahia Sur Kennel Club was established in 1974 and is an AKC all breed kennel club that holds... »

Summer Food Truck Festival

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022

Description:

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

Movie in the Park

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022

Description:

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

Camping Under the Stars

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022 to Sunday, August 21, 2022

Description:

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

Valley Center Community Yard Sale

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022

Description:

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

Bates Pumpkin Festival Craft Fair

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022 to Sunday, October 2, 2022

Description:

Over eighty artisans selling American handmade crafts and fine art at the “Pumpkin... »

Event: Star Party

« return to April, 2014

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.