I hope October will bring us cooler weather than we have been experiencing! October is just such a wonderful time of year to get outside and enjoy the scenery. While the East Coast may have a lock on the most spectacular Fall Foliage, we don’t do too bad here! Take a walk around your neighborhood or one of the local parks, and you’ll see beautiful golden, and rust color leaves on the trees. The air feels crisper, with a slight chill, yet no too cold.
Visit one of my favorite places in Fremont, Ardenwood Farm and enjoy the Harvest Festival and the Spooky Railroad during the month. Here’s a link to their events page: http://www.fremont.gov/2054/2015-Ardenwood-Historic-Farm-Events. It’s worth the nominal fee to enjoy all that the farm has to offer.
Visit Coyote HIlls Regional Park on October 4, and learn about the Ohlone Tribes that once lived here by attending the “Gathering of the Ohlone People”. On October 30, there will be a “Halloween Twilight Hike”. Link to Coyote HIlls Events, http://www.ebparks.org/parks/coyote_hills.
You can celebrate Oktoberfest this weekend at Oktoberfest by the Bay, http://www.oktoberfestbythebay.com/, in San Francisco. And for more local Oktoberfest celebrations visit, http://www.funtober.com/oktoberfest/california/,, for a listing of Oktoberfests as far as Sacramento.
Last, but certainly not least, Halloween is coming! Dress up and have your own party or attend one of the many events around the Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com/brchannel/San-Francisco-San-Jose-Oakland-Bay-Area-Halloween-Events-Guide-228702571.html . And, of special note, is the Candle Lighters Ghost House at the Fremont Hub, which is guaranteed to give you a scare or two! Scaryland, as it is called this year, is the Candle Lighters, sole fundraiser, and all money received goes to the Tri-City Community (Fremont, Newark and Union City)for non-profit groups, and community causes. So end this wonderful month by scaring yourself a little, and doing a lot for folks in our area.
Enjoy the beautiful weather, the nip in the air, and get outside and have FUN! Happy October everyone!