October on Monterey Peninsula|  Updated October 6th, 2016

  Events

Events

Annual Butterfly Parade
and Bazaar

October 1, 2016
Pacific Grove

Harvest Festival Weekend
Through October 2, 2016
Carmel Valley Ranch

Night Owl: Oktoberfest
October 1, 2016
Pacific Grove Museum
of Natural History

Oktoberfest Monterey Bay
October 1-2, 2016
Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Taste of Carmel
October 6, 2016
6:00-9:00pm
Carmel Mission Courtyard

7th Annual Santa Rita
Creek Fair

October 8, 2016
Santa Rita School
Salinas

Monterey Bay Tequila & Cuisine 
October 8, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Spa
Monterey

Twyla Tharp Dance Company: 
50th Anniversary Tour
 
October 14, 2016
Sunset Center
Carmel-by-the-Sea

Fall Festival at the Farm
October 15, 2016
10:30am
The Farm, Salinas

Greenfield Harvest Festival
1K & 5K Run

October 16, 2016
Oak Street at El Camino Real
Monterey

Monterey Historyfest
October 15-16, 2016
Custom House Plaza

Carmel International Film Festival 
October 19-23, 2016
Carmel-by-the-Sea

City of Seaside's 50th
Anniversary of City Hall
& 6th Birthday Bash!

October 22, 2016
1:00-5:00pm
FREE
City Hall, Seaside

A Taste of Spain 
October 27, 2016
5:30-9:00pm
Historic Casa Munras
Garden Hotel & Spa
Monterey

Carmel-By-The-Sea
Centennial Parade
& Celebration

October 29, 2016
10:30am
Ocean Avenue

Halloween Bonanza
October 31, 2016
6:00-9:00pm
FREE
Oldmeyer Center
Seaside

 Movie Times

Movie Times

 Things To Do

Things To Do

 Tips

Tips

8 Pro Tips for Carving the
Perfect Pumpkin

1. Good carving starts with the right pumpkin. 
Choose one that is fresh, with a sturdy stem and no bruises, and that has a flat bottom so it won't roll.

2. Cut out the lid on an angle, not straight up and down. 
This way the lid won't drop inside the pumpkin when you replace it. A boning knife works best for this.

3. Scoop out all the pulp — and then some. 
You can buy a special "claw" for this, but an ice cream scoop will do just fine. Thin the inner wall of the "face" area to 1 1/4-inch thick, so it will be easier to pierce the shell.

4. Hold the pumpkin in your lap when it's time to carve the features. 
It's easier to carve when the face is gazing up at you. And don't cut on a slant; clean up-and-down slices look best. To make intricate designs, try using a small saw. Pumpkin Masters makes a pumpkin-carving kit with a 4-in-1 tool, a scraper tool, a saw, a drill, a pounce wheel, and 14 patterns

5. Use your scraps creatively. 
Make a tongue out of a discarded piece of pumpkin shell, for example.

6. Keep your pumpkin fresh. 
Spread petroleum jelly on the cut edges to seal in moisture. If your pumpkin still shrivels a few days later, you can revive it with a facedown soak in cold water for up to eight hours.

7. If you like to leave the lid on while the candle is lit, create a chimney. 
First, leave the lid on for a few minutes while the candle burns, then make a small hole where the lid has blackened.

8. Sprinkle a little cinnamon inside the lid. 
When you light the candle, your jack-o'-lantern will smell like a pumpkin pie.

 Local Teams

Local Teams

   Monday    Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market  3pm - 7pm, 3pm - 6pm (winter) Grand Avenue and Central Avenue    Tuesday    Old Monterey Marketplace  4pm - 8pm (summer), 4pm - 7pm (winter) Alvarado Street and W Franklin Street    Thursday    Carmel-by-the-Sea Certified Farmers' Market  10am - 2pm 6th Street and Mission Street  Soledad Farmers' Market  4pm - 8pm (May - December) Encinal Street    Friday    Monterey Peninsula College Certified Farmers' Market  10am - 2pm Monterey Peninsula College 930 Fremont St.  Carmel Valley Community Center  2:30-6:00pm    Saturday    Downtown Salinas Saturday Certified Farmers' Market  9am - 2pm Gabilan Street between Main and Salinas Streets    Sunday    Marina Everyone's Harvest Certified Farmers' Market  10am - 2pm 215 Reservation Road

Monday
Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market
3pm - 7pm, 3pm - 6pm (winter)
Grand Avenue and Central Avenue

Tuesday
Old Monterey Marketplace
4pm - 8pm (summer),
4pm - 7pm (winter)
Alvarado Street and W Franklin Street

Thursday
Carmel-by-the-Sea Certified Farmers' Market
10am - 2pm
6th Street and Mission Street
Soledad Farmers' Market
4pm - 8pm (May - December)
Encinal Street

Friday
Monterey Peninsula College Certified Farmers' Market
10am - 2pm
Monterey Peninsula College
930 Fremont St.
Carmel Valley Community Center
2:30-6:00pm

Saturday
Downtown Salinas Saturday Certified Farmers' Market
9am - 2pm
Gabilan Street between Main and Salinas Streets

Sunday
Marina Everyone's Harvest Certified Farmers' Market
10am - 2pm
215 Reservation Road

Monday
Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market
3pm - 7pm, 3pm - 6pm (winter)
Grand Avenue and Central Avenue

Tuesday
Old Monterey Marketplace
4pm - 8pm (summer),
4pm - 7pm (winter)
Alvarado Street and W Franklin Street

Thursday
Carmel-by-the-Sea Certified Farmers' Market
10am - 2pm
6th Street and Mission Street
Soledad Farmers' Market
4pm - 8pm (May - December)
Encinal Street

Friday
Monterey Peninsula College Certified Farmers' Market
10am - 2pm
Monterey Peninsula College
930 Fremont St.
Carmel Valley Community Center
2:30-6:00pm

Saturday
Downtown Salinas Saturday Certified Farmers' Market
9am - 2pm
Gabilan Street between Main and Salinas Streets

Sunday
Marina Everyone's Harvest Certified Farmers' Market
10am - 2pm
215 Reservation Road

Updated October 6th, 2016

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