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
... »

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: Valley Center Food Truck Festival

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Event Flyer

Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014

Time: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: Bates Nut Farm



Description: Sixteen of Southern California's finest gourmet food trucks will be parked under the trees, offering a wide variety of mobile cuisine. This wildly popular family event will feature some of the favorite food trucks from Southern California, including newcomers Calbi and My Tornado Potato from Orange County, and Waffle N Roll from LA. The Beer Garden will serve craft beers from 12:00 – 5:00 to guests 21 and over with ID.

While the variety of cuisine from Asian street fare to decadent desserts is the main draw, many family-oriented activities will be happening throughout the festival, making this a fun day on the farm for all ages. Live music on the Bates stage from 1:00 – 6:00. Here's the schedule:
1:00 - 1:45: Ubiqitous School of Music
2:00 - 2:45: Santana Brothers
2:45 - 3:00: Kailie Luckey
3:00 - 3:45: Waking in Sonata
4:00 - 5:45: LoCali Grown

The Kids Zone will feature extreme attractions from Wow Factor Attractions. There will also be an Arts and Crafts area. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to enjoy their gourmet treats under the trees. Parking and festival admission are free.