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First Friday Art Exhibit at Very Ventura
First Friday Art Exhibit at Very Ventura

October 03, 2014 - October 03, 2014
5:00pm to 9:00pm
79 S. California Street
Contact: Angela
Phone: (805) 628-3540
Admission: Free


Very Ventura launches the eye-catching "Darino Art" exhibit Friday, October 4th as part of the First Fridays art series. Darla Murino will be on hand to discuss the inspiration and technique behind her work on Friday. Very Ventura is located next to the beautiful Bella Maggiore Inn on California St. Free parking is available in the parking structure across the street. The exhibit runs through October 26th.

 
Making Software Testing Accessible and Manageable for Small Teams

October 03, 2014 - October 03, 2014
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
651 E. Main Street, E.P. Foster Library

Faster releases, fewer bugs, and lower software development costs—things all technology businesses desire but that are essential to startups with limited resources and tight timelines. This event will focus on tools and strategies to achieve these goals, starting with making software testing accessible and manageable for small teams.

 
Friends of California Condors @ E.P. Foster Library

October 04, 2014 - October 04, 2014
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
651 E. Main Street, E.P. Foster Library

The Friends of California Condors will discuss these magnificent birds, the threats to their existence, and the steps being taken to keep condors wild and free. Please attend and learn about this stunning creature that resides in our backyard!

 
Friends of the Library Book Discussion @ E.P. Foster Library

October 04, 2014 - October 04, 2014
10 a.m. to noon
651 E. Main Street, E.P. Foster Library

A book club discussion sponsored by the San Buenaventura Friends of the Library. This month's read: "The Cat’s Table" by Michael Ondaatje. All are welcome to this special event in the Topping Room.

 
Poetry Reading with Mary Kay Rummel @ E.P. Foster Library

October 04, 2014 - October 04, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
651 E. Main Street, E.P. Foster Library

Ventura County's Poet Laureate Mary Kay Rummel will read from her book "The Lifeline Trembles." The book was the winner of the 2014 Blue Light Book Award.

 
Wine & Beer Tasting Cruises
Wine & Beer Tasting Cruises

October 04, 2014 - October 04, 2014
7-9pm
1691 Spinnaker Dr, Ste. 105B, Ventura Harbor
Contact: Island Packers
Phone: (805) 642-1393
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Enjoy cruising the Harbor & Ventura Keys unti l9pm . Includes five tastings from 7-7:30pm, appetizers and live music.
Beer Tasting and appetizers with Anacapa Brewing Company Restaurant providing asiago
cheese dip with homemade beer bread, teriyaki chicken skewers, asian slaw, Chicago
sausage, mac n cheese and creme brulee. World Class bluegrass fiddler with Phil Salazar 

 
Zumbathon to Support Early Breast Cancer Detection- Oct. 4
Zumbathon to Support Early Breast Cancer Detection- Oct. 4

October 04, 2014 - October 04, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m
5171 Telegraph Road, Mavericks Gym
Contact: Jamie Mattock
Phone: (805) 642-9600
Admission: http://tinyurl.com/maverickszumbathon
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Get fit and fight breast cancer on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mavericks Gym, 5171 Telegraph Road, Ventura. Sign-up a four-person team for $100 and all funds go directly to the Ventura County Medical Center Auxiliary to help support the mobile mammography program for early detection of breast cancer. A Grand Prize will be awarded to the one team who raises the most money and has a member standing at the end of the four-hour dance party. Participants are encouraged to attend a pre-event t-shirt decorating party on Friday, October 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the gym. Sign up at Mavericks or online at http://tinyurl.com/maverickszumbathon. For more information, call Mavericks at 805-642-9600.

 
Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show

October 03, 2014 - October 05, 2014 Recurring daily
Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm
10 W. Harbor Blvd., Waterfront
Contact: Ventura County Fairgrounds
Phone: (800) 346-1212
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Adventure awaits at the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show in Ventura where shopping and entertainment combine for a fun-filled weekend. The Ventura County Fairground comes alive with hundreds of artisans showcasing more than 24,000 handcrafted originals, stage entertainment, a Kidzone, strolling performers, contests, a pumpkin patch, specialty foods, and more.

Unique reigns supreme at the celebration revered as the west coast's largest and finest indoor craft show, a fall tradition now 41 years in the making. Exhibitors hail from throughout North America, specializing in "made in the USA" handcrafted items at affordable prices. 

The festive fall-themed atmosphere makes exploring the array of exhibits an exciting discovery of beautiful jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, hand woven clothing, photography, candles, wood carvings, garden designs, homemade sauces and soups, antique treasures, children's accessories, sculptures, holiday ornaments, and more. Patrons appreciate the opportunity to interact with the artists, get items personalized, or even learn some helpful tips through crafting demonstrations.

 
Sunday Brunch @ Rhumb Line - The Sunset Restaurant
Sunday Brunch @ Rhumb Line - The Sunset Restaurant

October 24, 2012 - December 15, 2014 Recurring daily
10am-2pm
1510 Anchors Way Drive, Harbor
Contact: Rhumb Line - The Sunset Restaurant
Phone: (805) 642-1200
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Enjoy Harbor Views and delicious Brunch!

Eggs Benedict, Grandmother's Sandwich, Cre'me Brule'e French Toast, Egg Breakfast Your Way, Super Fluffy Pancakes, Meat Lovers Omelet, Veggie Omelet, N.Y. Strip Steak and Eggs, Mimosa and Bloody Marys.

 
Happy Hour @ Aloha Steakhouse
Happy Hour @ Aloha Steakhouse

October 26, 2012 - October 27, 2014 Recurring daily
3-6pm
364 S California Street, Waterfront
Contact: Aloha Steakhouse
Phone: (805) 652-1799
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Happy Hour 7 days a week! 3-6pm

 
Happy Hour at Milano's
Happy Hour at Milano's

February 01, 2014 - December 27, 2014 Recurring every 7 days
3:00pm - 7:00pm
1559 Spinnaker Dr. # 100
Contact: Milano's Italian Restaurant
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New Happy Hour Menu!

 
Pet Friendly Patio Dining at 71 Palm!

July 11, 2014 - July 31, 2016 Recurring daily
Lunch: Mon - Fri 11:30am-2pm, Sat 11am - 2:30pm Dinner Mon-Sat 5:00pm - close
71 N. Palm St.
Contact: Chef Didier Poirier
Phone: (805) 653-7222
Admission: pet menu price

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Pet Friendly Patio Dining featuring Chef's Specially Prepared Pet's Menu plus Sasha's homemade doggy cookies!

 
FORMAL DINNER, GHOST TOUR, SÉANCE & MAGIC IN HAUNTED “BARD” MANSION – LIMITED TICKETS!
FORMAL DINNER, GHOST TOUR, SÉANCE & MAGIC IN HAUNTED “BARD” MANSION – LIMITED TICKETS!

September 17, 2014 - October 28, 2014 Recurring daily
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Port Hueneme Naval Base, Bard Mansion
Contact: Josh
Phone: (805) 445-7171
Admission: $135

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Join us on OCT 28th for an exclusive evening in a true 100 year old haunted mansion. Enjoy a formal sit down dinner w/ wine in the dining room, private ghost tour in the dark by famous paranormal expert Richard Senate, live séance in the library by famed Debbie Senate, Magic in the theater room by award winning Magic Castle Mentalist Ron Saylor and Parlor Magic by Bob Bolivar.

ONLY 60 TICKETS BEING SOLD to help raise funds for the Herman Bennett Foundation to continue its spay and neuter programs throughout Ventura County. All ticket purchases are tax deductible. Call 805-445-7171 to order your tickets today! This is a very unique event arranged for guests ages 21 and over only. Donating to a local cause could not be more fun! Visit http://hermanbennettfoundation.org/ for more details.

 
Ventura Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show

October 03, 2014 - October 05, 2014 Recurring daily
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00pm Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura County Fairgrounds
Contact: Festival Manager
Phone: (800) 346-1212
Admission: Adults: $9, Seniors (62+) $7, Youths (13-17) $4, Kids 12 & under are free

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Celebrating its 25th season of sensational selections, the Ventura Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show returns to Seaside Park at the Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday, October 3rd to 5th with an unforgettable fall weekend “shoppertunity” of more than 24,000 original works from hundreds of exhibitors. From hand-pressed olive oil to handmade jewelry, clothing accessories and more, you’ll find it all at the festive fall celebration. There is something for everyone with live entertainment, a Kidzone and pumpkin patch, contests, demonstrations, and specialty foods. Visiting with the artists and personalizing items makes the day even more memorable. Benefactors include the Boys & Girls Club of Ventura, Clinicas del Camino Real and FOOD Share. Bring canned goods for donation and get $2 off admission. Kids 12 & under are free, and tickets are good for the entire weekend so you can return for more.

 
Best Day Foundation Events

October 04, 2014 - October 05, 2014 Recurring daily
South Jetty - Harbor Cove, Waterfront
Contact: Best Day Foundation
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Volunteer!  Help special needs kids on the beach or in the water.

 
Enjoying Happy Hour at 71 Palm!

July 11, 2014 - July 29, 2016 Recurring every week day
Monday - Friday 5pm - 6:30pm
Contact: Chef Didier Poirier
Phone: (805) 653-7222
Admission: Daily Happy Hour Menu prices

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Enjoy Daily Happy Hour Specials at our Bar or on our Pet Friendly Patio overlooking downtown Ventura!

 
Fishermen's Market
Fishermen's Market

January 13, 2007 - December 19, 2015 Recurring weekly on Saturday
8-11am
1449 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura Harbor
Phone: (805) 644-0169
Admission: Free
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Fresh catch-of-the-day is offered by local fishermen selling to the general public directly off the boat at Andria's pier with on-site fillet services available. Andria’s Seafood has operated a retail fish market since 1976. We emphasize quality and locally caught “identified” California seafood. Andria’s Retail Fish Market is located next to Andria’s Seafood Restaurant in Ventura Harbor Village. Most of the fish in the retail case is also on the Andria’s menu, so you can actually see the fish you’ve just eaten. And, you can take some home! Cooking suggestions and recipes are available.

 
Farmers' Market
Farmers' Market

November 04, 2009 - December 24, 2014 Recurring weekly on Wednesday
9am-1pm
West Parking Lot, Pacific View Mall, north of Sears near Dunning Street, Pacific View Mall
Contact: Ventura Certified Farmers' Market
Phone: (805) 529-6266
Admission: Free
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EVERY WEDNESDAY Fruits, vegetables, flowers and baked goods.

Open rain or shine.

 
Ventura Food Tours
Ventura Food Tours

August 27, 2011 - December 28, 2014 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm
Meet at Bella Maggiore Inn, 67 S. California St., Downtown
Contact: Ventura Food Tours
Phone: 805-295-TOUR
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During the Downtown Ventura Tasting Tour, guests will stop at six shops and restaurants for tastings and conversations with the chefs, owners, and entrepreneurs behind some of the county's best eats. The tours are informal and intimate, giving a behind the scenes look into the local food scene and insight into the history and architecture of Ventura.

Partnering businesses include Spencer Makenzie's, Paradise Pantry, Trufflehounds, Watermark on Main, Palermo Coffee, We Olive, Marie Shannon Confections, and Spice-Topia.

Private tours are available upon request for groups of 8 or more. Tours run most Saturdays and Sundays, starting at 11am. 24 Hour Reservation Required.

 
Happy Hour @ Brophy's Brothers
Happy Hour @ Brophy's Brothers

September 01, 2011 - November 07, 2014 Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
3-7pm @ the bar
1559 Spinnaker Dr. # 200, Harbor
Contact: Brophy's Brothers
Phone: (805) 639-0865
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Happy Hour Monday - Friday, 3-7pm at the bar.

 

 
Zumba Classes
Zumba Classes

January 07, 2012 - December 02, 2014 Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
2640 E. Main St., Midtown
Contact: Ventura Zumba
Phone: (805) 804-6108
Admission: $5 per class. No membership required.

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Learn Zumba with Ionia!  Just drop by to join the fun!

Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party."  Since its inception in 2001, the Zumba program has grown to become the world's largest-and most successful-dance-fitness program.   http://venturazumba.com/schedule/

 

 
Happy Hour @ Aqua Lounge
Happy Hour @ Aqua Lounge

October 25, 2012 - October 23, 2014 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
4-7pm
450 E. Harbor Blvd., Waterfront
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The AQUA Beachfront Bar is Ventura, California's hottest contemporary lounge. Enjoy the pure Gold Coast atmosphere with your favorite beverage while overlooking the crashing waves of Ventura's Pacific coast. Enjoy Happy Hour, Sunday-Thursday, 4-7 pm.

 
Happy Hour @ Rhumb Line - The Sunset Restaurant
Happy Hour @ Rhumb Line - The Sunset Restaurant

October 25, 2012 - October 23, 2014 Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
1510 Anchors Way Drive, Harbor
Contact: Rhumb Line - The Sunset Restaurant
Phone: (805) 642-1200
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Daily Bar Specials:
Monday: Angus Ground CHuck Meat Loaf with Red Bliss mash potatoes & homemade gravy $7.95
Taco Tuesday: $2 / Taco
Wednesday: 5 Cheese Grilled Sandwich & fresh homemade tomato soup $6.50
Thursday: Burger & a Beer (or glass of house wine) $9.95 

Live entertainment every weekend!

 
Happy Hour @ Eric Ericsson's
Happy Hour @ Eric Ericsson's

October 30, 2012 - October 30, 2014 Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Mon & Thu 3-close, Tue., Wed., & Friday 3-7pm
Contact: Eric Ericsson's
Phone: (805) 643-4783
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Enjoy Food Specials, Happy Hour Drink Prices!

 

 
Swap Meet
Swap Meet

January 16, 2013 - December 17, 2014 Recurring weekly on Wednesday
7am - 1pm
10 W. Harbor Blvd., Waterfront
Contact: Ventura County Fairgrounds
Phone: (818) 590-5435
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Swap Meet Every Wednesday.

Everything from Antiques to Tupperware.

 

 
Happy Hour @ Lure Fish House
Happy Hour @ Lure Fish House

February 01, 2013 - December 31, 2014 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
4-6pm & All Day Sunday
60 California St., Downtown
Contact: Lure Fish House
Phone: (805) 567-4400
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Small Plates, Oyster Bar, Appetizers, Shooters.

 

 
Farmers' Market
Farmers' Market

April 06, 2013 - March 28, 2015 Recurring weekly on Saturday
8:30am-noon
Corner of Santa Clara & Palm Streets, Downtown Ventura
Phone: (805) 529-6266
Admission: Free
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EVERY SATURDAY Visit Ventura County's oldest certified non-profit farmers' market. It offers country music, vegetables, flowers and baked goods.

Open rain or shine.

Free parking in the city parking lot.

 
East Ventura Certified Farmer's Market
East Ventura Certified Farmer's Market

April 11, 2013 - April 09, 2015 Recurring weekly on Thursday
3-7pm
901 S. Kimball Rd., East End
Contact: East Ventura Certified Farmer's Market
Admission: Free
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Agriculture Certified local Farm produce, flowers & plants, artisan breads & bakery goods, local raw honey, oils, salsa, hummus, fudge, dried fruits & raw nuts. Free Range Chicken, Grass Fed Beef and Farm Fresh Eggs. Fresh, Organic Cheese and Butters.Also available will be handcrafted soaps, candles, incense, jewelry and recycled products. Kettle corn, Tamales, BBQ and Hot Dogs.

 
King Trivia nights at Anacapa Brewing Co.!

October 02, 2013 - December 31, 2014 Recurring weekly on Wednesday
8:00 PM
472 E. Main St., Downtown
Contact: Anacapa Brewing Co.
Phone: (818) 808-0008
Admission: Free!

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Thousands of people put their pride on the line and compete every week! These are people just like YOU! Upstanding citizens by day, beer-soaked Know-it-Alls by night. Think you have what it takes? Think you can compete? Prove it! Bring along some friends and experience King Trivia for yourself. It's FREE to play and you can win great prizes!

 
Swap Meet

January 08, 2014 - December 03, 2014 Recurring weekly on Wednesday
8am - 2pm
10 W. Harbor Blvd., Lot "A", Waterfront
Contact: Ventura County Fairgrounds
Phone: (818) 590-5465
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Swap Meet Every Wednesday.

 
The Dinner Detective Ventura
The Dinner Detective Ventura

February 22, 2014 - March 26, 2016 Recurring weekly on Saturday
6:15pm - 9:30pm
550 Sanjon Road
Contact: Box Office
Phone: (888) 963-9123
Admission: As low as $59.95

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The Dinner Detective® is America’s LARGEST murder mystery comedy dinner show! You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! In this show, EVERYONE is a suspect, even YOU, and the killer might be at your table!

 
Live Trivia Night @ Social Tap
Live Trivia Night @ Social Tap

February 26, 2014 - December 17, 2014 Recurring weekly on Wednesday
7pm
1105 S. Seaward Ave., Waterfront
Contact: Social Tap Ventura
Phone: (805) 667-8485

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Come and Join us at Social Tap for "Live Trivia Night " every Wednesday.  

Great prizes, food and drink specials.

 
Half Wine Night @ Social Tap
Half Wine Night @ Social Tap

February 27, 2014 - December 11, 2014 Recurring weekly on Thursday
7pm
1105 S. Seaward Ave., Waterfront
Contact: Social Tap Ventura
Phone: (805) 667-8485

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1/2 Off all bottles of Wine every Thursday!

Wine is best shared with friends. 

 
Weekend Brunch @ Social Tap
Weekend Brunch @ Social Tap

March 01, 2014 - December 07, 2014 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Served Saturday & Sunday 9:30am - 2pm
1105 S. Seaward Ave., Waterfront
Contact: Social Tap Ventura
Phone: (805) 667-8485

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Are you Hungry?  Brunch at the Beach.

 Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar.

 

 

 
Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night

June 26, 2014 - June 23, 2016 Recurring weekly on Thursday
6:00 pm sign up - Music from 6:00 to 8:00
204 E Thompson Blvd, Downtown
Phone: (805) 641-1025
Admission: Free (or donation)
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Join our host Tim Long, and talented local musicians, songwriters, poets and comedians, for open mic night – every Thursday evening! Don’t miss your chance to get up on our stage! Sign-ups begin at 6pm and performances go from 6-8pm. Every performer gets 10 minutes on stage. It's a friendly, open atmosphere, newcomers encouraged! Excellent sandwiches, beer, wine, coffee, kombucha and more!

 
Headless Horseman Family Dinner Train Ride
Headless Horseman Family Dinner Train Ride

October 04, 2014 - October 25, 2014 Recurring weekly on Saturday
6:45 pm-10:15 pm
364 Main St, Fillmore
Contact: Tresa
Phone: (805) 524-2546
Admission: Adults/Seniors-$49 Youth (4-12)- $34 Child (2-3)- $26 Under 2 free on adult's lap

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If you dare...creep on board a hauntingly vintage train for a spooktacular adventure, with "Ichabog" as your destination. Feast on BBQ Tri Tip & chicken, potato salad, beans and bread. Then embark on a daring hayride in search of the Headless Horseman and who knows who else, or WHAT else, might be lurking...Dress in costume or as a mere mortal. Protect your head from the Headless Horseman! Reservations required, seating is limited Bodies Boarding-6:45 pm Dearly Departing- 7:00 pm Dying to Return- approximately 10:15 pm

Saturdays October 4, 11 & 25 Sunday October 26 Friday October 17

 
Pumpkinliner Train Ride to the Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkinliner Train Ride to the Pumpkin Patch

October 04, 2014 - October 26, 2014 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
10:30 am & 2:00 pm
364 Main St, Fillmore
Contact: Tresa
Phone: (805) 524-2546
Admission: Adults/Seniors-$20 Youth (4-12)-$12 Child (2-3)- $10 Under 2 years free on adult's lap

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Take a ride on a vintage train to "Ichabog", our private pumpkin patch at the Loose Caboose Garden Center and Gift Emporium, where you can pick the perfect Jack-O-Lantern! Activities at the fully decorated Patch include the Carousel, Jolly Jumps, arts & crafts booths, BBQ food booth, face painting, and much more. We're DYING to see you there! Pumpkinliners run each Saturday and Sunday in October, departing at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm. Adults/Seniors-$20 Youth (4-12)- $12 Child (2-3)- $10 Under 2 years free on adult's lap (baby does not occupy a seat)

 

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