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
... »

Event: Late Nights on the Farm

« return to October, 2020

Event Flyer

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020 to Friday, October 16, 2020

Time: 9:00am to 8:00pm


Masks and social distancing are required.

 Come after school or work and get your weekend started in the Pumpkin Patch. Enjoy Tri-Tip, Burgers & hotdogs, and pumpkin patch fun including the straw maze, tractor hayrides, farm zoo, and retail stores. Be sure to bring your camera and flashlight tag in our straw maze, and pick that special pumpkin from our pumpkin patch. Free admission.

Pony Rides ($9) Close at 6pm

Petting Corral ($4) Close at 7:30pm

Tractor Hayride ($3) Close at 7:30pm

Pumpkin Patch and Store open until 8:00 p.m.

Teriyaki Chicken Bowls 9am - 3pm
Mariposa Ice Cream 11am - 8pm
What's Cooking BBQ - Tri Tip, Chicken, Hamburgers & Hotdogs 3pm - 8pm