The 2019 Pumpkin Patch

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 to Thursday, October 31, 2019

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October Pumpkin Patch... »

Howl-o-Ween Doggie Costume Contest & Parade

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019

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

Annual Halloween Costume Contest & Parade

Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019

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You and your family have worked hard on your Halloween costumes…here’s your... »

Mud Factor 5k Obstacle Run

Date: Sunday, November 3, 2019

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 Are you ready for a seriously fun 5K obstacle course? Prepare for giant cargo climbs,... »

Christmas Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 to Sunday, November 10, 2019

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Start your holiday shopping early for American handmade arts and crafts at the "Christmas on... »

East County Cruisers Car Show & Toy Drive

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019

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The 17th Annual East County Cruisers Car Show & Toy Drive will be back at Bates Nut Farm... »

Valley Center Community Yard Sale

Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019

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The Valley Center Community Yard Sale is a don’t-miss for buyers and sellers alike.... »

Santa's Coming Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market

Date: Friday, November 29, 2019 to Sunday, December 1, 2019

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Bates Nut Farm will be hosting their largest Arts 'n Crafts Fair of the year over the long... »

Christmas in the Valley

Date: Friday, December 13, 2019

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 This magical event is for all ages to enjoy! Bring out the whole family to enjoy... »

Christmas in the Valley

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

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 This magical event is for all ages to enjoy! Bring out the whole family to enjoy... »

Event: Gingerbread House Contest

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Event Flyer

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013

Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm

Description: Bates announces the 1st annual Gingerbread House Contest! As part of the "Christmas in the Valley" festivities, you or your group can design and build a gingerbread house to exhibit. Your entry can be traditional, or not! Use your imagination, and create special memories while you design and build your entry. Everyone will receive a certificate of participation, and all gingerbread houses will remain on display throughout the weekend. The winning gingerbread houses will be displayed in the Bates store until Sunday, December 22nd.

Bring your gingerbread house and completed entry form to Bates from 2:00 - 4:00 on December 13, or 8:30 - 10:30 on December 14. Judging begins promptly at 10:30 on December 14, and winners will be announced at 12:00. Cash prizes will be awarded!

For rules more information, click here for the Gingerbread House Competiton Registration Form.