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Calendar of Events for The Monterey Peninsula.


Taste of Carmel  October 3, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm Carmel Mission Courtyard Carmel   6th Annual Pumpkin-Rolling Contest  October 5, 2019 12:00pm-3:00pm Ocean Avenue Carmel   Cannery Row Cultural Festival  October 5, 2019 11:00am-5:00pm Cannery Row Monterey   5th Annual Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival  October 6, 2019 10:00am-5:00pm 20 Custom House Plaza Monterey   Walk to End Alzheimer's  October 12, 2019 8:00am-12:00pm Custom House Store Monterey   Monterey Home & Garden Expo  October 12, 2019 10:00am-4:00pm Monterey Fairgrounds   Pumpkin Plunge  October 19, 2019 12:00pm-3:30pm Pattullo Swim Center Seaside   Monterey Bay Triathalon  October 19-20, 2019 Lovers Point Park Pacific Grove   F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu  October 25, 2019 8:00pm-10:00pm Sunset Center San Carlos Carmel by the Sea   Trick or Treating  October 26, 2019 10:00am-3:00pm Lighthouse Ave. Downtown Pacific Grove   103rd City Birthday Party, Parade and Street Dance  October 26, 2019 11:00am-2:00pm Ocean Avenue Carmel-by-the-Sea   Harvest Festival  October 27, 2019 2:00pm-4:30pm The Barnyard Shopping Village Carmel   2nd Annual Halloween on the Wharf  October 31, 2019 3:00pm-7:00pm Fisherman's Wharf Monterey

Taste of Carmel
October 3, 2019
6:00pm-9:00pm
Carmel Mission Courtyard
Carmel

6th Annual Pumpkin-Rolling Contest
October 5, 2019
12:00pm-3:00pm
Ocean Avenue
Carmel

Cannery Row Cultural Festival
October 5, 2019
11:00am-5:00pm
Cannery Row
Monterey

5th Annual Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival
October 6, 2019
10:00am-5:00pm
20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey

Walk to End Alzheimer's
October 12, 2019
8:00am-12:00pm
Custom House Store
Monterey

Monterey Home & Garden Expo
October 12, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm
Monterey Fairgrounds

Pumpkin Plunge
October 19, 2019
12:00pm-3:30pm
Pattullo Swim Center
Seaside

Monterey Bay Triathalon
October 19-20, 2019
Lovers Point Park
Pacific Grove

F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu
October 25, 2019
8:00pm-10:00pm
Sunset Center San Carlos
Carmel by the Sea

Trick or Treating
October 26, 2019
10:00am-3:00pm
Lighthouse Ave.
Downtown Pacific Grove

103rd City Birthday Party, Parade and Street Dance
October 26, 2019
11:00am-2:00pm
Ocean Avenue
Carmel-by-the-Sea

Harvest Festival
October 27, 2019
2:00pm-4:30pm
The Barnyard Shopping Village
Carmel

2nd Annual Halloween on the Wharf
October 31, 2019
3:00pm-7:00pm
Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey

10 Best Outdoor Halloween Decorations to Spellbind Every Trick-or-Treater    These boo-tiful Halloween ideas will make your home the talk of the town.     1) Bookish Outdoor Halloween Decorations   Haunting book jackets make for a spine-chilling entrance. You can easily make these yourself using  construction paper , some letter stencils, and a bit of gold craft paint.   Make the Books:       Cut long, thin rectangular pieces of differing colored kraft paper or construction paper (we used red, gray, and black). Draw titles of books on the paper. Outline letters with gold paint pens. Fill in outline with paint pen or gold acrylic paint. Attach to door with double- sided tape.     2) Pumpkin General Store Porch Decor   This fully outfitted "mercantile" (of the front porch variety) features all your favorite general store standbys—penny candy, checkers games, homemade honey and jams—but in pumpkin form! Your trick-or-treaters won't be able to get over the creativity of this setup.   Make Pumpkin Checkers: Paint 32 squares on a large (roughly 30-inch) wood board with    burnt orange craft paint   . Use mini white and orange pumpkins as game pieces.     3) Broom Halloween Door Decorations   Pay homage to everyone's favorite Halloween character with this fun idea. All you need are a few vintage brooms and a witchy attitude to make it happen!   Assemble the Brooms: Drill a small hole in the handle of two large outdoor brooms. Hammer five small nails in front door. Hang two brooms, right sides up, through holes. Hang a third large broom and two small “witches' brooms" by threading the bristles over the remaining three nails.     4) Recycled Jar Jack-o'-Lanterns   Got some old spaghetti sauce jars lying around? Then you're halfway to creating this adorable vignette.   Get the tutorial at    Not So Idle Hands   .     5) Monster Halloween Front Door Decor   Kids will get a kick out of this DIY scowling monster.   Get the tutorial at    Modern Day Moms   .    6) Outdoor Halloween Lanterns   An array of festive lanterns will create a warm and welcoming effect for guests.    Get the tutorial.     8) Pretty in White   Spooky black-and-orange decorations aren't your thing? Try this pretty alternative: Place white chrysanthemums and ornamental cabbage in cream-colored  apple baskets  on your front lawn, and surround with white pumpkins and gourds. (Note: For a similar look minus the danger, lanterns and jack-o'-lanterns should always be lit with battery-operated lights, like these  LED votives .)   9) Bat-Filled Front Door   These felt bats are easy to make and ensure your house looks extra spooky. All you need to do is trace a bat shape onto a piece of felt and cut it out. Repeat until you have a swarm of them!   10) Pumpkin Greeting   Spell out your greeting in mini pumpkins gathered on your porch.   Step 1:  Pencil letters on hollowed pumpkins (carve out the opening from the bottom).   Step 2:  Using a drill with a half-inch bit, bore holes to form each letter.   Step 3:  Hang strings of Christmas-tree lights, gathered in small bunches, to illuminate each pumpkin (unscrew bulbs where the string descends to the next row).

10 Best Outdoor Halloween Decorations to Spellbind Every Trick-or-Treater

These boo-tiful Halloween ideas will make your home the talk of the town.


1) Bookish Outdoor Halloween Decorations

Haunting book jackets make for a spine-chilling entrance. You can easily make these yourself using construction paper, some letter stencils, and a bit of gold craft paint.

Make the Books: Cut long, thin rectangular pieces of differing colored kraft paper or construction paper (we used red, gray, and black). Draw titles of books on the paper. Outline letters with gold paint pens. Fill in outline with paint pen or gold acrylic paint. Attach to door with double- sided tape.


2) Pumpkin General Store Porch Decor

This fully outfitted "mercantile" (of the front porch variety) features all your favorite general store standbys—penny candy, checkers games, homemade honey and jams—but in pumpkin form! Your trick-or-treaters won't be able to get over the creativity of this setup.

Make Pumpkin Checkers: Paint 32 squares on a large (roughly 30-inch) wood board with burnt orange craft paint. Use mini white and orange pumpkins as game pieces.


3) Broom Halloween Door Decorations

Pay homage to everyone's favorite Halloween character with this fun idea. All you need are a few vintage brooms and a witchy attitude to make it happen!

Assemble the Brooms: Drill a small hole in the handle of two large outdoor brooms. Hammer five small nails in front door. Hang two brooms, right sides up, through holes. Hang a third large broom and two small “witches' brooms" by threading the bristles over the remaining three nails.

4) Recycled Jar Jack-o'-Lanterns

Got some old spaghetti sauce jars lying around? Then you're halfway to creating this adorable vignette.

Get the tutorial at Not So Idle Hands.

5) Monster Halloween Front Door Decor

Kids will get a kick out of this DIY scowling monster.

Get the tutorial at Modern Day Moms.

6) Outdoor Halloween Lanterns

An array of festive lanterns will create a warm and welcoming effect for guests.

Get the tutorial.

8) Pretty in White

Spooky black-and-orange decorations aren't your thing? Try this pretty alternative: Place white chrysanthemums and ornamental cabbage in cream-colored apple baskets on your front lawn, and surround with white pumpkins and gourds. (Note: For a similar look minus the danger, lanterns and jack-o'-lanterns should always be lit with battery-operated lights, like these LED votives.)

9) Bat-Filled Front Door

These felt bats are easy to make and ensure your house looks extra spooky. All you need to do is trace a bat shape onto a piece of felt and cut it out. Repeat until you have a swarm of them!

10) Pumpkin Greeting

Spell out your greeting in mini pumpkins gathered on your porch.

Step 1: Pencil letters on hollowed pumpkins (carve out the opening from the bottom).

Step 2: Using a drill with a half-inch bit, bore holes to form each letter.

Step 3: Hang strings of Christmas-tree lights, gathered in small bunches, to illuminate each pumpkin (unscrew bulbs where the string descends to the next row).

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

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