A flurry of festive local events and activities are planned around Citrus Heights this October, including the annual Pumpkin Farm attraction, a “Brews & Boos” concert, a Fall Carnival at Sunrise Mall and more. Here’s a list of what’s coming this month:
Pumpkin Farm, Oct. 2-31 — The annual, month-long “farm experience” in Citrus Heights will be open all October long, featuring activities like a corn maze, farm zoo and a 30-foot tower slide. The farm opens at 9 a.m., Tuesday-Sunday and is located at 7736 Old Auburn Rd. (Full story)
Veteran’s Fundraiser, Oct. 3 — A fundraiser to benefit a local American Legion veterans fund will feature an afternoon of bands, bounce houses, and barbecue at the Citrus Heights Rusch House. All-you-can-eat tickets will be $15 at the door, and kids under 12 are free. The fundraiser will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 7301 Antelope Rd.
Chili Cook-Off, Oct. 10 — Check back soon for more details.
Columbus Day, Oct. 12 — Post offices will be closed in observance of the federal holiday. City offices will be open, according to the City’s online calendar.
Brews & Boos Concert, Oct. 16 – A free Capitol POPS Concert sponsored by the City of Citrus Heights will feature “a festive party atmosphere with food and drink for sale, raffle prizes up for bid and lots of fun.” Organizers say German and Halloween costumes are encouraged. The concert will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Center on Fountain Square Drive.
Pasta Feed Fundraiser, Oct. 17 — The Citrus Heights Police Activities League is teaming up with the Folsom Police Foundation to host a 2nd annual pasta feed, helping raise funds to send a team of officers on a 120-mile “Baker to Vegas” foot race through the desert. The Saturday event will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall in Folsom, with retired sheriff John McGinness serving as master of ceremonies.
Living History Day at Rusch Home, Oct. 17 — Community members are invited to “come back in time to 1924 and see what life was like in Citrus Heights,” with a day of guided tours through the historic Rusch Home and grounds. Tours are $10 and will be offered every half hour on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until the final tour at 2:30 p.m. (Registration link)
Spooktacular, Oct. 17 — The annual Halloween-themed event at the Antelope Crossing shopping center promises live entertainment, a fun zone, costume contest, prizes, face painting, a pumpkin patch and more. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shopping center, which is located near Interstate 80 and Antelope Road. (See flier)
Fall Family Fair, Oct. 24 – Citrus Town Center will hold its annual fall fair on Saturday, with scheduled activities including free pumpkins from Sprout’s, horse-drawn hay wagon rides, costume characters, arts and crafts, and a special kids area. The event is scheduled for 12 – 2 p.m. at the shopping center’s location on the corner of Greenback Lane and Sunrise Boulevard. (See event page)
Howl ‘O Ween festival & parade, Oct. 24 — A parade benefiting the Citrus Heights Community Marching Band will kick off at 9 a.m. and travel along Auburn Boulevard from Twin Oaks Avenue to Rusch Park. The parade is scheduled to include a canine costume contest, marching band competition, and contests for classic cars, businesses and neighborhood associations. A harvest festival in Rusch Park will follow at 10 a.m., with food vendors, crafts, live performances and demonstrations. (See flier)
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Fall Carnival at Sunrise Mall, Oct. 28-Nov. 1 — The Midway of Fun Carnival kicks off Wednesday in the mall parking lot along Sunrise Boulevard, and will continue through Sunday. The carnival will be open Wednesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. (See more)
A flurry of festive local events and activities are planned around Citrus Heights this October, including the annual Pumpkin Farm attraction, a "Brews & Boos" concert, a Fall Carnival at Sunrise Mall and more. Here's a list of what's coming this month:
Pumpkin Farm, Oct. 2-31 -- The annual, month-long “farm experience” in Citrus Heights will be open all October long, featuring activities like a corn maze, farm zoo and a 30-foot tower slide. The farm opens at 9 a.m., Tuesday-Sunday and is...
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