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... »

Live Entertainment on the Farm

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021 to Saturday, October 30, 2021

Description: For over 58 years, families have made it an annual tradition to come out to Bates during Pumpkin... »

Food on the Farm

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021 to Sunday, October 31, 2021


Weekday Food on the Farm

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Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market

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


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

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... »

Late Nights on the Farm

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021 to Friday, October 15, 2021


A great opportunity to avoid weekend crowds! Enjoy extended hours on October 14th & 15th.... »

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... »

East County Cruisers Car Show, Breakfast & Toy Drive

Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021


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

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.