The 2020 Pumpkin Patch

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020


Masks and social distancing are required.


Rain Barrel Pick Up Event

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020


Save money by taking advantage of rainwater as a FREE resource. Promote plant and soil health... »

East County Cruisers Car Show & Toy Drive

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020


The 18th Annual East County Cruisers Car Show & Toy Drive will be back at Bates Nut Farm... »

Turbo Buick Car Show Has Been Cancelled

Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020

Description: The 27th Annual Buicks at Bates car show is fast upon us!

This years show will be... »

Christmas Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market

Date: Friday, November 27, 2020 to Sunday, November 29, 2020


Start your holiday shopping early for American handmade arts and crafts at the "Christmas on... »

Event: Fire Safety Expo

« return to October, 2015

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Bates Nut Farm

Description: Come and meet the Valley Center Fire Protection District firefighters. There will be safety demonstrations and handouts from:

 American Red Cross of San Diego – booth w/handouts
 Burn Institute – booth w/handouts. Smoke detector handouts
 CAL FIRE Battalion 7 – static display
 California Highway Patrol – booth w/handouts, static display
 Cleveland National Forest - Palomar Ranger District – Smokey Bear, static display
 DAS Valley Center Disaster Animal Response Team (DAS VC DART) – booth w/handouts
 Escondido Fire Department Volunteers – portable fire extinguisher prop & demo
 Greater Valley Center Fire Safe Council – booth w/handouts
 McDonald Western – vintage fire engines, fire engine rides
 Mercy Air Services – static display, air ambulance
 Mercy Medical – static display, EMS awareness
 San Diego County Sheriff’s Office – booth w/handouts, static display
 San Pasqual Reservation Fire Department – ladder truck, flag display
 SDG&E & Capstone Fire Protection Co. – helicopter appearance, static display portable fire extinguisher prop & demo
 TIP San Diego – booth w/handouts
 VCFPD CERT & Ham Radio – booth w/handouts
 VCFPD Firefighter’s Association – booth w/handouts, dunk tank, sidewalk CPR, BBQ, photo booth

Free admission, parking $5.00.