The Super Show Car Show

Date: Sunday, July 4, 2021


Open to All Vehicles & Bikes!

Celebrate the 4th of July with us!

Free For... »

Bates Celebrates 100 Years!

Date: Friday, August 20, 2021


Spend the evening with Bates as they celebrate 100 years. Enjoy dinner catered by Mexico City... »

Camping Under the Stars

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021 to Sunday, August 22, 2021


Enjoy a summer campout on the farm with family and friends at the annual Summer Food Festival... »

Summer Food Festival

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021

Description: San Diego's favorite food vendors will be here to serve you the best cuisine from 4pm to 8pm.»

The 2021 Pumpkin Patch

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021 to Sunday, October 31, 2021


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

Valley Center Community Yard Sale

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021


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

American Truck Historical Society Truck Show

Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021

Description: Registration is $20 • Pre-Registration (before August 30th) is $15
Silent Auction
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Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021 to Sunday, October 3, 2021

Description: Come and shop for American handmade arts and crafts on the farm at the "Pumpkin Festival" Arts,... »

30th Annual Scarecrow Contest

Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021


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

Howl-o-Ween Doggie Costume Contest & Parade

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021


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

Annual Costume Contest & Parade

Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021


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

Christmas Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market

Date: Friday, November 26, 2021 to Sunday, November 28, 2021

Description: Start your holiday shopping early for American handmade arts and crafts at the “Christmas
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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.