Frightful Fall Fun In San Diego

Fall in San Diego is full of food, frights and furry friends – sometimes all at the same event! Caregivers, home care aides and loved ones will all enjoy the scary, spooky, seasonal fun this month in El Cajon, Del Mar, Escondido, and La Jolla!

Oktoberfest at The Clubhouse Grill

  • What the website says: “Satisfy your taste buds with beer tastings from San Diego craft breweries; Ballast Point, June Shine Kombucha, Firestone Walker and Iron Fist with German-inspired cuisine, including Bratwurst, Wiener Schnitzel and Soft Pretzels, live music by Casual Magic, and a beer stein-holding contest. Tickets include beer tastings and food. Must be 21+ and present valid ID at check-in.”
  • When: Oct 18, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Where: Fairmont Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct, San Diego, CA 92130
  • Tickets: $50 per person
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Hauntfest On Main

  • What the website says: “The 7th Annual HauntFest on Main is an exciting family friendly event in Downtown El Cajon. The event features live music on two stages! Featuring Costume Contests; Carnival Rides and Games; Car Show; Candy Challenge Activities; Kidz Zone, Face Painting; performances by TNT Dancers, Arts In Motion Crew & Jr. Crew, and St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Pumpkin Patch; Craft and Game booths; LED Rock Wall; Inflatables for kids; Monster’s, Inc. & Monster’s University Movies Outdoors and more!”
  • When: Oct 19, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Where: Downtown El Cajon, 200 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Tickets: Free
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Barks & Brews Oktoberfest

  • What the website says: “Calling all dog & beer lovers! Barks & Brews is an interactive dog-friendly event with furry friends, delicious bites, incredible scenery, & of course – plenty brews! Featuring craft beer tastings from local and national craft breweries, a variety of vendors including those dedicated to the needs of our furry friends. The music will be at a volume that is comfortable to animals and pleasing to humans. You don’t have to be a pet owner to enjoy this event! Get unlimited tastings of 40+ craft beers from dozens of breweries from SoCal & beyond. Dance in the sunshine to tunes by local artists as well as other up-and-coming DJs all day long with bayside views. Shop San Diego’s vendors and munch on delicious food from various local restaurants including El Chingon, Taste BBQ, and Mastiff Sausage Company which will be serving Polish Dogs and Pretzels in classic German fashion. Full bars are available for those who prefer spirits to beer, just get the GA ticket option and sip away on your favorite cocktails at the bar. Designated driver tickets are available for anyone who prefers to soak in the vibes without drinking. There’s something for everyone! All tickets include access to ALL areas and vendors including dog vendors. Altered dogs on leash welcomed. Dog contests begin at 4pm. Small & big dog unleashed areas will be available on-site.”
  • When: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 12 PM – 5 PM
  • Where: Spanish Landing Park East, 3900 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92101
  • Tickets:
    • General Admission (GA) Ticket: $20.00
    • General Admission & 3hrs of Beer Tastings Ticket: $30.00
    • General Admission (GA) & 4hrs of Beer Tasting Ticket: $45.00
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 Escondido Grand Ave Festival in Historic Downtown Escondido

  • What the website says: “The Escondido Grand Ave Festival takes place in our historic downtown on Grand Ave from Center City to Juniper. Shop from hundreds of vendors for unique hand-crafted gifts and imports. Enjoy international cuisine and local entertainment. The Festival runs all day Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm covering Grand Avenue from Centre City Parkway to Juniper Street.
  • When: Oct 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Where: Grand Avenue, Grand Avenue, between Center City Pkwy and Ivy, Escondido, CA 92025
  • Tickets: Free
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Haunted Aquarium

  • What the website says: “Enjoy close encounters with Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists and search the galleries for unusual underwater creatures rarely seen at Birch Aquarium. Discover a sea of glowing beasts (big and small), get sticky with slime, and enjoy spooky stories, all while boogieing down to live music and having a monstrously good time. Recommended for ages 2+. Enjoy ‘ocean’ activities, spooky sea creatures, story time and live music.”
  • When: Oct 26 – Oct 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Where: Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92093-0207
  • Tickets: Birch Aquarium Members $14.50, Public: $19.50
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