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Friday, October 3

The Rise of the Jack-O-Lanterns (OPENING NIGHT)

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, 91011

6:00pm to 10:30pm

(OCT. 3-NOV.2) The RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, a unique all-ages night-time Halloween extravaganza, will light up Descanso Gardens from Oct. 3 to Nov. 2. More than 5,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns created by professional artists and sculptors are arranged in artful displays throughout a 1/3-mile scenic trail within the Rose Garden. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are available only at www.therise.org. Ticket prices vary from $18-$28 depending on date and time. Discounts are available for kids 3-17 years of age and seniors 65 and older. Kids under 2 get in for free. The RISE is a rain or shine event. Tickets are not refundable. You can get a PROMOCODE for The RISE at www.therise.org/hollywood

For more details, please visit The RISE website (http://www.therise.org).

Questions? Contact The RISE customer service at (818) 639-8981 or email [email protected].

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Saturday, October 4

2014 Off-Road Expo

Pomona Fairplex

1101 W Mckinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768


(OCT. 4-5) The 2014 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire rolls into Fairplex with hundreds of the hottest off-road vehicles, toys, live-action entertainment and more. From racing demos by the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series to fan Ride Alongs in
purpose-built Pro-Comp off road rigs, this action-packed weekend offers something for everyone! Hop into an ATV with a
professional driver for a thrilling ride with DragonFire Racing, or cruise the ATV Ride & Drive off-road course in a hot new KYMCO
ATV or UTV. Attendees are also invited to test out the coolest RC cars at the Horizon Hobby "Try Me" Track! This off-road
extravaganza will feature more than 300 exhibitors, off-road racing demos, live music, celebrity appearances from SCORE Baja
Legends, autograph signings, movie screenings, bikini contests, prizes and more!

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Whittier Walnut Tree Festival

Roadside Rest Park

12352 Whittier Blvd., Whittier, CA, 90602

9:00am to 4:00pm

WHITTIER, CA - The Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation, in partnership with King Richard's Antique Center, will host the 2nd Annual (revived) Whittier Walnut Tree Festival on Saturday, October 04, 2014 from 9:00am - 4:00pm at Roadside Rest Park (San Gabriel Valley) on the 12000 block of Whittier Blvd. Admission is free.

The Walnut Tree Festival is the place where art and antiques merge under Whittier’s most historic tree. The tree was planted in 1907; the tree is now about 14 feet in circumference and has a spread of 100 feet. It is a living reminder of the once flourishing walnut industry in this part of Southern California. The Tree, a National Landmark, and designated in 1959 as State Historical Landmark 681, is on the Local Official Register of Historic Resources.

The event will feature the 2nd annual walnut cookie-baking contest along with entertainment; an array of gourmet food trucks, and vintage fashion trucks will also be present. Various local non-profit and special organizations will be present such as the College For Appraisers (appraisal clinic).
It will be a day to enjoy, appreciate and purchase art and antiques all in one place.

Art, antique, and vintage vendors are welcome to participate. Space fees are tax deductible and limited so act now. Please visit http://whittiercaf.org/walnuttreefestival for more details and applications.

Let's go nuts…see you there!

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The 21st Angel Festival

Memorial Park (Sierra Madre)

222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA

11:00am to 4:00pm

The 21st Angel Festival
Saturday, October 4, 2014
11am - 4pm
Memorial Park
222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 794-4458
Candace Frazee
[email protected]

If you wear an ANGEL COSTUME, you get a $5 off coupon redeemable at any booth!

If your name is "ANGEL", go to the INFORMATION BOOTH and show your I.D. to receive a FREE ANGEL BOOK!

Everything and anything to do with ANGELS, whether arts & crafts, religious, or silly fun! This festival promises something for everyone, from the exhibit booths featuring an amazing diversity of angel products, to fascinating angel lectures, and fun angelic demonstrations.

Memorial Park allows pets. The Angel Festival loves pets! Angels especially love birds! Bring all your animals to the festival with you!

THE ANGEL FESTIVAL features angel book signings, angelic musicians, angel mural chalk artists, a children's angel craft area with angelic face painting, and angelic caricature drawings.
Celestial-like atmosphere in outdoor park.

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The World’s First Vegan Oktoberfest

Santa Monica Beach

Ocean Ave. and Bicknell St., Santa Monica, CA

12:00pm to 6:00pm

Vegan Oktoberfest is the World’s first event to marry an authentic Oktoberfest celebration with an all Vegan menu, and is sure to be LA’s newest and most exciting food and beverage festival, taking place on October 4, 2014 from 12pm – 6pm. The event, which will accommodate 3,200 guests, will provide attendees a traditional taste of Germany with a vegan twist; for a true Oktoberfest experience with a clear conscience. Nestled next to the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, CA, Vegan Oktoberfest will recreate the feel of a genuine German beer hall featuring live Oompah bands, Bavarian maidens, and of course, refreshing and delicious vegan craft beer poured to perfection by dozens of great breweries. Guests will be provided a beer stein with admission to be used for their beer(s) of choice all day with unlimited refills. Special menu items will be created for the occasion and ONLY available at Vegan Oktoberfest. Participating food vendors include many of LA’s most acclaimed vegan restaurants such as Sage Organic Bistro who will prepare potato pancakes, cauliflower hot wings, and German style soft pretzels, Southern Fried Vegan will offer Fried Chickun and Mac N’ Cheeze, while Urban Pie will delight with sausage and potato pizzas.

Tickets are currently for sale and available for a limited time at reduced “early bird” rates until August 22. Pricing is $40 for General Admission, $55 for VIP admission, which grants entrance an hour early and access to a designated VIP seating area, and $15 admission for non-drinkers. Prices will increase after August 22. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.veganoktoberfest.com.

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