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


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: Valley Center Fire Department's Fire Safety Exposition

« return to October, 2016

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Description: Please save the date for the special fire prevention safety exposition that will kick off national fire prevention month (October, 2016) on Saturday, October 8th, 2016, starting at 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM. This event will be held at Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center in conjunction with a popular weekend of public pumpkin picking along with many other fall farm activities.
We are expecting thousands of people to be at Bates Nut Farm to pick their family pumpkins and to participate in the Valley Center Fire Department's Fire Safety Exposition. There will be fire engine rides on the same route as the hay rides. Everyone will get a chance to handle a portable fire extinguisher, learn lifesaving CPR in minutes, see the jaws of life in action being used on car crash simulations. There will be safety booths set up by CHP, SD Sheriffs, CalFire, Cleveland National Forest, the Burn Institute, Red Cross, TIPs, Mercy Medical, Mercy Air with their helicopter, CERT, Local animal rescue (DAS-VC-DART), San Pasqual Reservation FD, Escondido FD Volunteers, SDG&E (capstone) and the VC Fire Association.
Local fire equipment and antique fire equipment will be on display all day.