If you weren’t quite sure what to do this weekend, your calendar will fill up quickly once you see what’s going on in San Diego. From camels to pumpkins to fall festivals, there’s so much happening around town. Head to Ramona for Oasis Camel Dairy’s Open House days. Have some old-fashioned Halloween fun at Old Poway Park. Shop ’till you drop at the annual Harvest Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Go up to Escondido for the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum for their annual Fall Festival. Or head to the College Area for the annual BOO! Parade and Carnival. Have a great weekend!


San Diego

Moms Meet WOW Summit
This is a great event for moms and mom bloggers. There will be educational workshops just for bloggers, and a blogger networking event and cocktail hour. You’ll be able to meet and network directly with lots of natural and organic brands, as well as lots of other moms and bloggers. There will be top-notch speakers on topics of health, parenting and more. There will be an exhibitor hall filled with better-for-you products and each person will go home with a huge goody bag filled with healthy goodies and prizes. Fri. – Sun., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, $30/General Admission. All ages. Event details.

Sugar Skull Decorating
Join us for an enjoyable and artistic afternoon at Casa Artelexia, as you learn about Day of the Dead and decorate your very own sugar skull! Sat., 12 – 2 p.m., Casa Artelexia, $20/kiddo. All ages. Event details.

Halloween Spooktacular at Mission Trails
Enjoy a storyteller and come in costume for a bag of Halloween treats. Seating is limited and the event is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sat., 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Mission Trails Amphitheater, Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

Harvest Festival
The annual celebration of the fall and holiday seasons is filled with affordable family fun, entertainment, and great shopping! The Harvest Festival has been the biggest and best holiday art and craft show in the San Diego area for more than four decades. Families from all over the region come to enjoy American handmade crafts, great food, and fun entertainment. Fri. – Sun., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Del Mar Fairgrounds, $9/person. All ages. Event details.

Family Fall Festival
Don’t miss the annual Fall Family Festival at the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. This fall tradition includes live music performances, food and craft vendors, hands-on activities, a bounce house, pumpkin patch, and much more. Sun., 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, $5/members, $10 /non-members, free for kids 12 and under. All ages. Event details.

Once Upon a Hallowe’en
Ride the Halloween Express, enter a haunted house, listen to scary tales, play games and lots more. Sun., 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Old Poway Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

East County

BOO! Parade and Carnival
Come out, come out where ever you are for the wickedly fun BOO! Parade & Carnival, San Diego’s only Halloween themed parade. This family-friendly event features a spell binding parade with ghoulish floats, vintage cars, equestrian entries, unique costumed characters, bands and more! The BOO! Carnival at Clay Park follows the parade with bone chilling rides, games, food, bands, costume contests, pumpkin bowling, a pie-eating contest, a Haunted Pumpkin Patch with trick-or-treating, and more fun than a barrel of spiders! Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., College Area, Free. All ages. Event details.

Boo Bash
Kids are invited to celebrate Halloween in a safe, family-friendly environment at The Salvation Army Kroc Center’s annual BOO BASH! The hauntless jaunt promises hours of festive fun including trick-or-treating, fang-tastic pumpkin decorating, spooky carnival games, snacks, frightful bounce houses, rock climbing, and more! Sat., 1 – 4 p.m., The Salvation Army Kroc Center, $1 donation (cash only). All ages. Event details.

Oasis Camel Dairy: Open Farm Tour
Stop by Oasis Camel Dairy for the Open Farm Tour where you’ll enjoy meeting our herd of camels along with other exotic and domestic livestock, enjoy an animal show and shop our camel dairy milk product shop. Check out the animal show featuring the entertaining Camel Dairy residents, then walk to the pasture where there is time for lots of camel petting and pictures. Sat. and Sun., 1 – 4 p.m., Oasis Camel Dairy, $7-$10/person (3 and under free). All ages. Event details

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!

– Leah R. Singer

Photo courtesy of San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum