October is here, and this month’s full of harvest and Oktoberfest celebrations. Get your calendar ready because there’s something for everyone, including Halloween fun, wine tours, hoedowns, ghost tours, and more!
Whitney Ranch Resident-Exclusive Events
Sundays, October 6 and 20 – Kids Book Club
Bring the kids up to The Ranch House for a fun talk about Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster! Perfect for Halloween month! Details HERE.
Friday, October 11 – Saturday, October 12 – Parents’ Night Out
Drop the kids off at The Ranch House and give yourselves a break and a deserved night out! Register HERE.
Saturday, October 12 – Cars & Coffee
Cruise on over for another morning of good coffee and great cars! More HERE.
Saturday, October 19 – Kids’ Craft
A Halloween craft you don’t have to clean up! Bring the kids to The Ranch House from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Details HERE.
Friday, October 26 – Halloween Party
Eat, drink, and be scary at our community Halloween shindig! It’ll be an evening of spookalicious drinks, tasty food, a costume contest, and more. 21+ over. Register HERE.
Rocklin and Roseville Events
Friday, October 4 – Fountain First Fridays
Come out and enjoy a fall evening at Fountains! Music, vendors, food, a kid zone, and more. Info HERE.
Saturday, October 5 – Stand Up and Run for Survivors
Help support Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a fun 10K or 5K run in Roseville’s Maidu Regional Park! Register HERE.
Saturday, October 5 – FREE First Saturdays at the Museum
Enjoy a fun family day at the Sierra College Museum of Natural History. This month’s featured exhibition is all about nocturnal animals! More information HERE.
Saturday, October 5 – Taste the World Food Festival
Take a tasty culinary trip around the world at The Grounds! Enjoy tapas-style samples, drink, live music, and more! Tickets HERE.
Thursday, October 10 – Food Truck Mania
Take a break from the kitchen and have dinner from one of the fantastic food trucks at the Vernon Street Town Square! There are different trucks every month, so check out October’s lineup HERE.
Saturday, October 12 – Rocklin Mini Maker Faire
Dubbed the Greatest Show and Tell on Earth, the Mini Maker Faire brings together young scientists, engineers, inventors, and curious thinkers to showcase their experiments, projects, and inventions! Event details HERE.
Saturday, October 12 – NAPA Auto Parts / ENEOS 150
It’s going to be an exciting day of short-track NASCAR racing at Roseville’s All American Speedway! Cheer on multiple NASCAR-sanctioned cars and races! Learn more HERE.
Sunday, October 20 – Floating Pumpkin Patch
The kids will have a soaking great time swimming for their pumpkin this year in the pool! They can dry it off and decorate it afterward, too! Details HERE.
Friday, October 25 – Farmers Market
Stock up on your fall fruits and veggies at Johnson-Springview Park from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.! Details HERE.
Saturday, October 26 – Food Truck Cinema
A showing of Beetlejuice is the perfect start to your Halloween celebrations! Food trucks, music, and fun at the Woodcreek Golf Club. Tickets HERE.
Other Fun Area Events
Through October 31 – Flower Farm Pumpkin Patch
Take the kids to the pumpkin patch at the lovely Flower Farm in Loomis! On the weekends they feature lots of fun things for the kiddos, like puppet shows, story time, face painting, crafts, and more. Event details HERE.
Friday, October 4 – Oktoberfest
Dig into authentic German cuisine and enjoy German music and dancing and Gold Country Rotary’s Oktoberfest! Tickets HERE.
Saturday, October 5 – Loomis Eggplant Festival
Enjoy a day out at the Loomis Eggplant Festival with cooking demos, cooking contests, food and beverage for purchase, live music, and a kids zone! Details HERE.
Saturday, October 5 – Ride to Walk Fundraiser/ 2nd Annual Beer and Wine Tasting
Local wineries and craft breweries will be on hand for tastings throughout the day with proceeds benefiting therapeutic horseback riding programs in Lincoln. There will also be live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, a petting zoo, stick horse barrel racing, and more! Tickets HERE.
Sunday, October 6 – Lincoln Hills Holiday Expo
Get a jump on your holiday shopping at this one-day shopping extravaganza! Details HERE.
Saturday, October 12 – Lucky Find Craft & Flea
Hunt for your next treasure or found object at this year’s craft and flea market in Lincoln. Lots of vintage, upcycled, and craft vendors for one day only at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. More HERE.
Saturday, October 12 – Sunday, October 13 – Sierra Vintners Fall Wine Trail
Enjoy the lovely fall colors while sipping on delicious local wines at this two-day event. Discover new favorites at ten participating wineries along the Sierra Foothills! Event info and registration HERE.
Saturday, October 12 to Sunday, October 13 – Auburn Wine, Ale & Food Festival
A weekend of local wine, beer, and gastronomy awaits at this year’s festival in downtown Auburn! Choose either day or a full-weekend pass. Info and tickets HERE.
Saturday, October 12 – Under the Stars Farm to Fork
A delicious farm-to-fork dinner by The Natural Trading Company Chef Molly will benefit the Forgotten Soldier Program at the lovely Armed Forces Pavilion and Community Garden. Event details and tickets HERE.
Friday, October 18 – Horses for Healing Golf Tournament
Tee off for a cause at the Ridge Golf Course in Auburn! Proceeds will benefit Horses for Healing Therapeutic Riding Center, serving children and adults with special needs. More HERE.
Saturday, October 19 – Barktoberfest
It’s a fun-filled festival for four-legged friends and their pet parents at Placer SPCA’s Barktoberfest at McBean Park in Lincoln! Participate in the Strut Your Pup walk and enjoy food, music, a biergarten, vendors, and more. Details HERE.
Saturday, October 19 – 9th Annual Apple Festival
Come out to the Machado Orchards Apple Festival! Apples by the pound, tacos, live music, face painting, food samples, and more! Event info HERE.
Saturday, October 19 – Auburn Community Harvest Festival
Don’t miss a day to celebrate the fall season in Auburn, with a giant pumpkin contest, costume contests, parade, live music, food, a kids’ zone, and lots more! Details HERE.
Saturday, October 19 – Auburn Big Time Pow Wow
Bring the kids to a day filled with traditional native dancing, song, food, and more. Event info HERE.
Saturday, October 19 – Annual Harvest Hoedown
Get your cowboy and cowgirl boots ready for this year’s Harvest Hoedown event that benefits Placer County agriculture and youth in agriculture. Details and tickets HERE.
Saturday, October 19 – Cocktails & Cinema
Grab your grooviest 60s costume and come out to support Auburn State Theatre! Tickets HERE.
Sunday, October 20 – Octoberfest
Keep the October celebrations going at a day of great local food, live music, vendors, bingo, and more at the Blue Goose Event Center in Loomis! More HERE.
Friday, October 25 – Taste of the Foothills
An evening of good local food, music, and prizes will benefit the Auburn Senior Center. More HERE.
Saturday, October 26 – Gold Country Ghost Tours
Have a spooktacular great time learning about Auburn’s rich history and exploring its ghostly haunts! This region is full of ghostly lore surrounding one of California’s oldest gold towns. Learn more about the tours HERE.
Have a hauntingly happy October!