October Events

Where to go.  What to do.  What to see.  Everything you need to know while in The Monterey Peninsula for the month of October


Updated October 1st, 2018


  The 30th Annual Taste of Carmel   October 4, 2018  6:00pm-9:00pm  Carmel Mission Courtyard     Annual Butterfly Parade & Bazaar   October 5-7, 2018  11:00am-5:00pm  Downtown Pacific Grove     Poodle Day   October 6, 2018  The Crossroads  Carmel     Worm Squirm Day   October 6, 2018  12:00pm-3:00pm  Northridge Mall  Salinas     Halloween Events   October 13-31, 2018  Monterey County     Carmel Art Walk   October 13, 2018  5:00pm-8:00pm  Carmel-by-the-Sea     Words & Wine   October 13, 2018  4:00pm  WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca  Salinas     4th Annual Pumpkin Rolling Contest   October 13, 2018  1:00pm-3:00pm  Ocean Avenue  Carmel     Point Sur Lightstation Halloween Ghost Tours   October 20-27, 2018  5:00pm-9:00pm  Point Sur Lightstation  Big Sur     Final Fall Weekend Market   October 21, 2018  12:00pm-5:00pm  Northridge Mall  Salinas     Howl-o-ween Dog Photos and Costume Contest   October 21, 2018  11:00am-2:00pm  Carmel Plaza  Carmel     Ranchfest   October 21, 2018  1:00pm-4:00pm  Carmel Valley Ranch  Carmel     Halloween on the Wharf: Trick or Treat By the Bay   October 31, 2018  4:00pm-7:00pm  Fisherman's Wharf Association  Monterey

The 30th Annual Taste of Carmel
October 4, 2018
6:00pm-9:00pm
Carmel Mission Courtyard

Annual Butterfly Parade & Bazaar
October 5-7, 2018
11:00am-5:00pm
Downtown Pacific Grove

Poodle Day
October 6, 2018
The Crossroads
Carmel

Worm Squirm Day
October 6, 2018
12:00pm-3:00pm
Northridge Mall
Salinas

Halloween Events
October 13-31, 2018
Monterey County

Carmel Art Walk
October 13, 2018
5:00pm-8:00pm
Carmel-by-the-Sea

Words & Wine
October 13, 2018
4:00pm
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Salinas

4th Annual Pumpkin Rolling Contest
October 13, 2018
1:00pm-3:00pm
Ocean Avenue
Carmel

Point Sur Lightstation Halloween Ghost Tours
October 20-27, 2018
5:00pm-9:00pm
Point Sur Lightstation
Big Sur

Final Fall Weekend Market
October 21, 2018
12:00pm-5:00pm
Northridge Mall
Salinas

Howl-o-ween Dog Photos and Costume Contest
October 21, 2018
11:00am-2:00pm
Carmel Plaza
Carmel

Ranchfest
October 21, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
Carmel Valley Ranch
Carmel

Halloween on the Wharf: Trick or Treat By the Bay
October 31, 2018
4:00pm-7:00pm
Fisherman's Wharf Association
Monterey

   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

 October is a month ripe with delicious home-grown fruit and veg to harvest. It’s also a good idea to harvest tender crops before the first frosts, as you may lose them to this. Don’t worry if you have a glut – there are many easy ways to  preserve your harvests . To boost next year’s pickings, check out  10 tips for a great fruit harvest .  Here are five crops to harvest in October:   1) Apples    October is likely the last month in which to harvest  apples . Enjoy them fresh while you can, or take a look at our handy tips on  storing apples .   2) Carrots    With successional sowings,  carrots  have an expansive harvesting period, stretching from May through to December.   3) Tomatoes    Pick your last  tomatoes  this month before the remainder are lost to frosts. Avoid storing tomatoes from  blight-affected plants .   4) Beetroot    Earthy  beetroot  makes a tasty addition to salads and pickles, as well as sweet dishes like cakes and brownies. Harvest the last crop of the year this month.   5) Pumpkins    Of course, October is the month to harvest pumpkins. Big or small, they make fun Halloween decorations and can be added to sweet and savoury dishes. If you have any spare, consider a  pumpkin bird feeder .

October is a month ripe with delicious home-grown fruit and veg to harvest. It’s also a good idea to harvest tender crops before the first frosts, as you may lose them to this. Don’t worry if you have a glut – there are many easy ways to preserve your harvests. To boost next year’s pickings, check out 10 tips for a great fruit harvest.

Here are five crops to harvest in October:

1) Apples

October is likely the last month in which to harvest apples. Enjoy them fresh while you can, or take a look at our handy tips on storing apples.

2) Carrots

With successional sowings, carrots have an expansive harvesting period, stretching from May through to December.

3) Tomatoes

Pick your last tomatoes this month before the remainder are lost to frosts. Avoid storing tomatoes from blight-affected plants.

4) Beetroot

Earthy beetroot makes a tasty addition to salads and pickles, as well as sweet dishes like cakes and brownies. Harvest the last crop of the year this month.

5) Pumpkins

Of course, October is the month to harvest pumpkins. Big or small, they make fun Halloween decorations and can be added to sweet and savoury dishes. If you have any spare, consider a pumpkin bird feeder.

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