The 2021 Pumpkin Patch

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

Description:

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

Early Days Gas Engine & Tractor Association Show

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021 to Sunday, September 26, 2021

Description:

The Early Days Gas Engine and Tractor Association will be having an Antique Tractor Show on... »

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

Description:

Weekday Food on the Farm

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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"... »

30th Annual Scarecrow Contest

Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021

Description:

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

Description:

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

Description:

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

Annual Costume Contest & Parade

Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021

Description:

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

Description:

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: Christmas in the Valley

« return to December, 2018

Event Flyer

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018

Time: 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Christmas In the Valley

Description:

This magical event is for all ages to enjoy! Bring out the whole family to enjoy Santa arriving by fire engine (see below for schedule), a Polar Express ride to visit with Santa, crafts, carols, and holiday fun. FREE crafts and activities for the kids, donated by local clubs, churches and organizations. Finish your Christmas shopping for Arts n' Crafts at the craft market, open both Friday and Saturday. Come join us! 

 

Giveaway for the Kids

Kids, under 11 years old, will receive a FREE light-up Christmas beanie or t-shirt. Don't forget to stop by the Welcome Booth! (While Supplies Last). 

 

FREE Crafts and Activities for the kids donated by local clubs, churches and organizations

Gingerbread House Craft (Church of Latter Day Saints), Christmas Bag Decorating (Valley Center Kiwanis), Ornaments (Valley Center Rotary Club), Child ID (Escondido Masonic Lodge), Holiday Pinwheel & Bookmark (Valley Center Library), Snow Beanie Toss (Dos Valles Garden Club), Face Painting (VC Rotary Queen & Court), Balloons (Paul the Balloon Elf), and additional entertainment by Pala Rez Radio.

 

Christmas Shopping for Arts 'n Crafts and Christmas Gifts

Metal and wood signs, Bird feeders, Wind Chimes, Stamped Metal Jewelry. Silverware Art & Jewelry, Wine Charms, Rustic Crosses, Handmade Kid's Clothes, Handmade Soaps, Scrubs & Bath Bombs, Handmade Placemats and Table Runners, Lavender Farm Products, Crystals & Gemstones, Marshmallow Shooters, Fine Woodworking
Natural Stone Jewelry, Usborne Books, Handmade Doll Clothes, Aprons, Ladies Clothing, Origami Owl Jewelry, Pet Toys, and Pillows & Quilts. 

 

Entertainment Schedule For Friday, December 7th

3:30 pm     Christmas Voice Contest Auditions
                  Listen to Contestant's Auditions and put your vote in!

5:30 pm     Valley Center High School Marching Band

6:30 pm     Valley Center Junior High and High School Choirs

 

Santa Schedule for Friday, December 7th

6:00 pm     Santa arrives by Valley Center Fire Truck

6:15 - 8:00 pm  Ride the Polar Express to the North Pole to see Santa 

 

Food at Christmas in the Valley

Optimist Tacos
What's Cookin' BBQ - Mushroom Burgers, Blue Cheese Burgers, Cheeseburgers, Bratwurst, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, and Chicken Caesar Salad. 
Simply Dimples - Soft Serve Ice Cream, Sundaes, and Caramel Apples
Country Cakes - Cupcakes and Cookies