Fall events for visitors to San Luis Obispo County

Friday, August 30th, 2019

The first-ever Sip & Taste Festival is coming to Paso Robles on Sept. 7.

A selection of fantastic events happening in the fall of 2019 in San Luis Obispo County, Ca.

Village Summer Concert Series

Sept 8, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free outdoor Sunday summer concerts with food, soft drinks, beer, wine and ice cream available. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a wide variety of musical presentations. Rotary Bandstand in Heritage Square Park, Arroyo Grande.

SLO Symphony Pops-by-the-Sea

Aug. 31, 4 p.m. Under the direction of conductor Andrew Sewell, the symphony will pay tribute to the historic Woodstock weekend that musically shaped a generation a half-century ago.  Avila Beach Golf Resort, 6464 Ana Bay Rd, Avila Beach, CA. www.slosymphony.org.

Brews and Bites

Aug. 31, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Local brews, food, music and fun. Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo. Proceeds go to Woods Humane Society. Tickets sold at the door. slobrewsandbites.com, (805) 540-8040.

Sip and Taste Festival

Saturday, Sept. 7, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Unlimited samples of local wines, cider, beers, distilleries and food at Allegretto Vineyard Resort. Cooking Demos provided by Chef Eddie G and music by Shane Hall with special guest Kaleo from Pepper. 2700 Buena Vista Dr., Paso Robles, siptastepasorobles.com, (818) 636-7956.

Avocado and Margarita Festival

Saturday, Sept. 7 – 10, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Morro Bay Embarcadero. Tickets to the in advance are $5, $7 at the door. Children 10-and-under are free. The festival is a full-blown street party. Enjoy a full day of food, drink, arts and crafts, avocados, margaritas and music. avomargfest.com.

Creston Classic Rodeo

Sept. 12 – 15 – Team roping, mutton bustin’ and more at the rodeo grounds in Creston. crestonclassicrodeo.org

Taste of Downtown

Sept. 14, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Paso Robles merchants, restaurants and wineries open their doors for sampling food and beverages. $25 per pass. pasoroblesdowntown.org, (805) 238-4103.

Arte de Tiza Paso Robles

Sept. 16, starts at 8 a.m. Watch local artists create chalk paintings on the sidewalks at the Paso Robles park. Free. pasoroblesdowntown.org, (805) 238-4103.

Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival

Sept. 14-15 at Castoro Cellars’ Whale Rock Vineyard in Templeton. Features Toots & The Maytals, Xavier Rudd, and more. whalerockmusicfestival.com, (805) 238-0725.

Apples and Honey Festival

Sept. 22, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Family day featuring artisans, apple crafting, food, Charles Paddock Zoo animals, storytelling and more. Mitchell Park, 1500 Osos St., San Luis Obispo, (805) 426-5465.

Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival

Sept. 27 – 28 – Celebrate the festival’s 80th year with a parade, scarecrow contest, wiener dog races, diaper derby, food, and more. agharvestfestival.com.

Cambria Scarecrow Festival

Oct. 1-31 – Hundreds of handcrafted scarecrows are bowling, bathing, pedaling, fishing and flying through Cambria, San Simeon and Harmony. cambriascarecrows.com.

Morro Bay Harbor Festival

Oct. 4 – 6 – Celebrating fishermen, fisherwomen, marine industries, the harbor department, Coast Guard and the National Estuary Program. Enjoy live music, great food, vendors and exhibits. For tickets see mbhf.com, or call (805) 722-1155.

Templeton Oktoberfest

Oct. 5, 1-5 p.m. Food and beer festival at Templeton Park. Admission includes unlimited 3 oz. samples. Tickets available online or at the door, $15, www.templetonoktoberfest.com.

Pioneer Day Paso Robles

Oct. 12, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. See at various locations throughout Paso Robles. Activities include classic car judging, little cowboy/cowgirl contest, Pioneer Day parade, free bean feed in the park and more. pasoroblespioneerday.org, (805) 835-7026.

Cayucos Antique Street Faire

Oct. 20, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ocean Avenue becomes a pedestrian zone to browse and shop the goods offered by local and visiting vendors. cayucoschamber.com, (805) 995-1200.

Harvest Wine Weekend

Oct. 18 – 20 – Explore more than 140 weekend wine activities in Paso Robles, including winemaker dinners, grape stomps, barrel tastings, artisanal food pairings and live music. pasowine.com/events/harvest.php

Clam Festival

Oct. 18– 20 – A three-day party in Pismo Beach with vendors, food, entertainment, parade and family activities. For tickets: pismochamber.com, call (805) 773-7034.

Atascadero Colony Days

Oct. 4-5 – Celebrate the history of Atascadero with a parade and festival, including historic Tent City, Dogtoberfest and Wiener Dog Races. colonydays.org.

Golden Oak Honey Festival

Oct. 26, 9 a.m.  – 3 p.m. Come to downtown Paso Robles City Park for collectibles, arts, crafts, food and bee keeping seminars. Free. pasoroblesdowntown.org, (805) 238-4103.

Jubilee by the Sea Jazz Festival

Oct. 24-27, this Pismo Beach jazz festival includes New Orleans-style jazz, big bands, jazz, dancing, food and beverages and guest artists performing at five venues, all connected by shuttle bus, pismojazz.com, (805) 937-8402.

Pumpkins in the Park

Oct. 26, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. A family Halloween event at Dinosaur Caves Park in Pismo Beach includes pumpkin decorating, costume contests, games, crafts and more., pismobeach.org, (805) 773-7063.

Padereweski Festival

Oct 31 – Nov 3, a four-day music festival celebrating one of Paso Roble’s most famous residents, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, virtuoso pianist and composer. Concerts feature world-renowned talent, exhibits, lectures and more. Tickets: paderewskifest.com.

Garagiste Festival

Nov 8 – 10, Paso Robles celebrates the worldwide movement of renegade, cutting edge, small-production winemakers who refuse to follow the rules. Tickets: www.garagistefestival.com.

Elegant Evening Downtown

Nov 16, 5 – 8 p.m., free merchant open house debuts the holiday season with refreshments, carriage rides, prizes, live Nutcracker mannequins, dancers and music in Downtown Paso Robles. pasoroblesdowntown.org.

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