Best Things to Do in the South Bay This October

Best Things to Do in the South Bay This October

Not sure what to do this month? With so many offerings in the South Bay region, we’ve curated some of the top events this month so you don’t have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!

Featured photo courtesy of Jules Marvin Eguilos.
Glass pumpkins from Santana Row.
Photo courtesy of Santana Row.

Glass Pumpkin Patch

Dates TBD

At this highly unusual pumpkin patch at Santana Row Park, stroll through thousands of hand-blown glass pumpkins crafted by artists from the Bay Area Glass Institute as well as renowned glass artisans from around the country. You can even pick up one to take home. 

More info: santanarow.com

Three women at San Carlos Food and Wine Festival.
Photo courtesy of San Carlos Art Faire Facebook.

San Carlos Art & Wine Faire

October 12–13

Browse hundreds of artisan booths as you sip wine from local and global wine makers, mingle with other shoppers and listen to live music at this popular event in downtown San Carlos. 

More info: cityofsancarlos.org

Beer being poured into glass for Los Altos beer walk
Photo by Fabio Alves via Unsplash.

Los Gatos Beer & Wine Walk

Dates TBD

Join the locals at the annual Los Gatos Beer & Wine Walk. You can sip on tastings from dozens of wineries and breweries in the Bay Area, plus enjoy the many restaurants and shopping options in chic, downtown Los Gatos. Purchase your tickets while they last!

More info: losgatoschamber.com

Four kids holding pumpkins at Half Moon Bay pumpkin event
Photo courtesy of Igor Porton for the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival/Miramar Events.

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

October 19–20

Half Moon Bay is known, at least in Northern California, as the “pumpkin capital of the world.” The town throws a heck of festival to celebrate all things orange and gourd-like, including record-breaking pumpkins that can weigh thousands of pounds (the current world champion from 2022 weighs 2,560 lbs), plus pumpkin carving, pumpkin pie eating contests, costume contests and much more. 

More info: pumpkinfest.miramarevents.com

Three women in costume at Campbell Oktoberfest.
Photo courtesy of Campbell Chamber Oktoberfest.

Campbell Oktoberfest

Dates TBD

Since 1994, the charming community of Campbell has attracted almost one million people to its annual Oktoberfest for two days of Bavarian-themed festivities. While there are the usual varieties of German food and beer offerings, this festival also has steinholding and best-dressed contests, along with dozens of bands playing everything from traditional German music to soul, pop and rock and roll.   

More info: campbelloktoberfest.com

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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