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6 Upcoming Central California Events This May

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Central California Events this May

The month of May has begun, and with it comes a whole new slew of events and activities around Central California! As your Central California real estate agent, I’ve put together a random list of events taking place this month at wineries, Lake Nacimiento and farmer’s markets in the area. Mark your calendar and enjoy the month!

1.  This Saturday, May 9, is the 19th annual Kids Fishing Derby at Oak Shores! You can pre-register your kids from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening, or from 6 to 6:45 a.m. on Saturday morning. A pre-fishing meeting will take place from 6:50 to 7 a.m., and launch takes place at 7 a.m. Fishing will go until noon, and then a weigh-in will occur. Entry fee is only $2 per child, which includes lunch at 1 p.m. Prizes and awards will be given to all participants. Volunteers are needed!

2.  Tuesday, May 12, is the next Rhone Rangers HOT TUESDAY! This time, Mourvedre will be featured and tasted at Brecon Estate from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Twenty-one wineries will take place! Enjoy your favorite Mourvedre paired with small bites and artisan cheese while listening to live music and visiting the educational table. Cost is $25.

3.  A Murder Mystery Winemaker Dinner takes place May 15 in the Barrelroom at Broken Earth Winery in Paso Robles! You’ll get to enjoy a five-course meal and fine wines alongside a cast of characters. Watch as the winemaker becomes the fallen victim, and you must help figure out “who done it” among those in the room. 1940’s attire is highly suggested! This takes place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $95 or $75 for wine club members.

4.  Derby Wine Estates has a new Friday Night Music Series every Friday night during May! From 5:30 to 9 p.m., you can join them on their patio for wines by the glass, traditional barbecue from Derby Smokehouse, and live music by a different singer or band each week. Wine glasses are discounted to $7 for red wine and $5 for white.

5.  Ancient Peaks Winery and Must! Charities are teaming up together to host a Benefit Concert on May 17 at Santa Margarita Ranch. Enjoy music from The JD Project from 1 to 4 p.m., along with food from the Haute Skillet food truck, and wine tasting and glass/bottle purchases from Ancient Peaks. Entry fee is a $5 donation, and guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for the Estrada Gardens.

6.  May 28, head to the SLO Downtown Farmer’s Market for a Block Party from 6 to 9 p.m.! The theme is energy-efficient living. There will be an alternative fuels car show, energy consultations, solar companies, sustainable home showcase and more. There will also be a drop-off for your small e-waste, such as ink cartridges, cell phones and cameras.

Have fun this month in Central California, and if you’d still like to sell your Central California home, or buy a Central California home, contact me, your Central California real estate agent! The Central California real estate market was named as one of the hottest markets for buyers and sellers this spring, so take advantage!

Grace Borzini
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Easter Events Coming Up in Central California

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Central California Easter Egg Hunt

If you celebrate Easter, you’ll want to mark your calendar for these upcoming events and activities in Central California! From Easter egg hunts for kids and adults, to photos with the Easter Bunny and brunches on Easter Sunday, you’re sure to find an event that you’ll want to partake in. As your Central California real estate agent, I put together this guide so all you have to do is pick and choose, make reservations if necessary, and enjoy!

  • Hop To It takes place on Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Paso Robles City Park. Meet and greet the Easter Bunny at the Holiday House. Bring your camera and get an Easter egg!
  • April 2, visit Peter B’s Brewpub for an Adult Easter Eggs-travaganza from 4 to 7 p.m.! This event is for adults over age 21. Participants can search for eggs, with each one including a prize! From gift cards and CDs, to concert tickets, these are some eggs that you are definitely going to want to find!
  • Head to the Oak Shores Campground on April 4 at 1 p.m. for an Easter Egg Hunt! There will be two age categories. One will be for children five years and under, and the other will be for children ages six to 10. Bring your own basket to collect eggs, and bring your camera! RSVP by April 1!
  • April 4, head to downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea at 8:30 a.m. for the 19th Annual Breakfast with the Bunny! This free event is hosted by the Lions Club in Devendorf Park. It includes a morning feast, games and other activities for adults and children. Kids can have their faces painted and can visit with the Easter bunny in this beautiful setting.
  • Adults can stop into Robert Hall Winery any time over the weekend, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day, to try to find one of the eggs hidden inside the tasting room or on the terrace. Each egg contains a special discount that can be applied to your wine purchase!
  • Head to Broken Earth Winery on Easter Sunday, April 5, where they’ll feature an Easter Egg Hunt and face painting! For only $12, you can enjoy your choice of a grilled ham and gruyere cheese panini or a vegetarian asparagus, mushroom, spinach and cheddar quiche. Each comes with a side of broccoli salad and deviled eggs, and your choice of carrot cake or pineapple upside-down cake.
  • Madonna Inn will be hosting an Easter Breakfast Buffet on Easter, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make reservations at the Gold Rush Steak House! Cost is $21.95 for adults and $16.95 for kids. Menu will include an omelet station, French toast, ham, sausage, bacon, au gratin potatoes, bagels, biscuits, fresh squeezed orange juice and more, plus an assortment of world famous cakes! Make reservations!

Enjoy your holiday! When ready to achieve your real estate goals in the Central California real estate market, contact me, your Central California real estate agent!

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com

5 Valentine’s Day Activity Options in SLO County!

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SLO County Valentine’s Day Events

As your Central California real estate agent, I’ve already shared a slew of Valentine’s Day activity options with you. I shared special romance hotel packages in Central California, if you want to enjoy a staycation, and an array of special Valentine’s Day dining options in Monterey County. The Oak Shores Clubhouse is also having a Valentine’s Day Movie Night!

Today, let’s talk about the Valentine’s Day activities you can enjoy in SLO County. If you like to think outside the box, and you’re looking for an option more exciting than a hotel stay or a dinner, this list is for you.

1.  In Pismo Beach, you can enjoy Dolphin Bay Cooking School’s Cooking for Two Class on Feb. 13. You’ll learn how to easily create an intimate dinner so that from now on, you can enjoy a peaceful dinner at home! The cooking demonstration ends with a multi-course meal paired with wine, followed by a wine reception. Class costs $250 per couple.

2.  In Paso Robles, hop onto The Wine Wrangler anytime between Feb. 14 and Feb. 16 for a Wine & Chocolate Tour! On this special four-hour tour, you’ll get to enjoy Paso Robles wines paired with specialty California chocolates. And you don’t have to do any of the driving! Gather all of your favorite couples or single friends for a day of fun. Cost starts at $118 per couple.

3.  In Paso Robles, you can enjoy an old-fashioned candlelit dinner with your sweetheart on Feb. 14 at Vina Robles. You’ll savor regional ingredients prepared by The Grill at Hunter Ranch, paired with Vina Robles wines, and you can listen to the SLO Winds Clarinet Choir and the Estero Bay Brass Quintet. Cost is $160 per couple for this intimate dinner experience.

4.  Just five miles south of Cambria, enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting at Harmony Cellars! Between Feb. 14 and Feb. 17, you can enjoy a wine tasting for just $10 per couple, along with a complimentary truffle pairing. If you visit on Feb. 14, you’ll receive a long-stemmed rose, too! This is a simple and affordable, yet delicious and fun idea.

5.  In Paso Robles, forget dinner and create your very own love potion at First Crush on Feb. 16! You’ll learn how to create a great blend of wines while learning about aromatic flavor, texture, aging characteristics and more. You’ll also enjoy a wine and chocolate pairing, and you’ll get to take home a bottle of the winning potion. Cost is $150 per couple.

For more ideas, check out this Visit San Luis Obispo County list. Make reservations soon, so you can enjoy your Valentine’s Day in Central California however you wish! When ready to make your real estate dreams come true, contact me, your Central California real estate agent.

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com

5 More Rainy Day Activities in Central California!

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Rainy Day Activities in Central California

Back when the rains first started here in Central California, I put together a list of rainy day activities to enjoy in Central California. Since the rains continue to fall, I’ve decided that maybe sharing that list was good luck! So, as your Central California real estate agent, I’d like to share more activities for you enjoy while it’s raining in the area. Although there are tons of things to do outdoors, there are plenty to enjoy indoors as well.

1.  Explore new businesses. Do you always shop or dine at the same businesses in your Central California town? Branch out and stop into a new business! Mistura, a Peruvian restaurant, just opened in Paso Robles. Most of the produce, and all of the fish and meats, come from local sources. Popular dishes include ceviche, sea bass and gelato. Check it out!

2.  Create an artistic masterpiece. Find your inner artist at Art Bar SLO. There you will receive step-by-step instructions by local artists on how to paint. Choose a painting you like from the website, and then learn how to paint it on the scheduled day. Your first glass of wine is complimentary and more drinks and appetizers are available to purchase. This could make a great holiday gift!

3.  Play inside. There are plenty of ways to play and use up energy indoors. You could go bowling at Paso Bowl, Mustang Lanes or Pismo Beach Bowl. You could strengthen your arms and legs with 5,000 linear feet of climbing wall space at SLO Op. Or you could just go to your local gym and try a new workout class. Plenty of ways to stay active!

4.  Go wine tasting. Anyone who lives in Central California knows that every day is a good wine tasting day. Local vineyards have indoor tasting rooms, so as long as you don’t mind driving in some wet conditions, pay them a visit! There is something very calming about sipping on wine while watching the rain fall on the fields of Central California vineyards. Just be sure to have a designated driver.

5.  Get in the Christmas spirit at the Oak Shores Clubhouse! On Friday, enjoy the Christmas Lights Parade & Open House Social, where you’ll drive around the community and enjoy the neighbors’ lights. Saturday, enjoy a Meet & Greet with Santa, along with a potluck dinner, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, bring your pets over to the Clubhouse for photos with Santa from 11 a.m. to noon!

Enjoy and be grateful for the rain that Lake Nacimiento and Central California are receiving, continue to do your rain dances, and enjoy these indoor activities! When you’re ready to achieve your real estate goals in the Central California real estate market, contact me, your Central California real estate agent!

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com

Where to Spot Santa Claus in Central California!

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Santa Sightings in Central California

With so many holiday events and activities happening around Central California this month, it’s no surprise that Santa Claus will be making numerous appearances! Have your kids write out their wish lists and keep them handy, because there are plenty of opportunities for them to hand Santa their list and to get a photo with him in Central California.

As your Central California real estate agent, I’ve made the Santa search easy this year by creating a guide as to where he’ll be this month in the Central California area:

  • Attend the Atascadero Winter Wonderland on Friday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 9 p.m. A huge pile of snow will be created for the kids to jump and play in, and Santa will be there to join the fun. There will also be entertainment and refreshments. This all takes place Downtown Atascadero!
  • Head to Vine Street Victorian Showcase on Saturday, Dec. 13, between 6 and 9 p.m. to see Santa and Mrs. Claus! Alongside them will be the Grinch, the Snow King and Queen, choirs, carolers, dancers, floats, the Paso Robles High School Marching Band and more. It’s a whole holiday extravaganza.
  • The Cambria Lions will host a Lion’s Children’s Christmas Program on Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pinedorado Grounds in Cambria. This free event will include food, games and a visit with Santa. Bring the camera and enjoy some old-fashioned family fun.
  • Visit Paso Robles Main Street Association’s Holiday House in Downtown City Park to visit with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 21 through Dec. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your wish list and cameras!
  • Look for Santa and Mrs. Claus in Morro Bay between Dec. 15 and 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. during the Caroling Cop Cars and Christmas Trolley Parade! The Morro Bay Neighborhood Watch Association and Police Department will escort the Claus couple on trolleys while caroling through Morro Bay neighborhoods.
  • Head to Atascadero on Dec. 20 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for Holiday Magic at the Zoo!  Santa and his elves will deliver wrapped packages to the animals at Charles Paddock Zoo, and you get to watch as the animals investigate and tear open their packages. Hot chocolate and crafts will be available as well.
  • Register for the 24th annual Victorian Teddy Bear Tea in the Paso Robles Inn Park Ballroom on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. Kids can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and with the Snow King and Queen, some elves, and Victorian friends. Kids can also enjoy decorating gingerbread cookies, coloring and snacking on candy canes.

Enjoy spending time with Santa in Central California this month! If a Lake Nacimiento home is on your wish list this year, contact me, your Central California real estate agent. Let’s see if we can make your real estate dreams come true this holiday season.

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com

6 Holiday Events in Monterey County!

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The Holidays in Monterey County

As your Central California real estate agent, I recently shared with you why to spend the holidays in SLO County, and the best winter activities to partake in around Central California. Today, I’d like to shine a spotlight on some of Monterey County’s best holiday events!

Mark your calendars and plan to get into a festive spirit with one or many of these upcoming holiday events around Monterey County:

  • Ice Skating By The Bay. It doesn’t matter what the temperature is in Central California this winter. You can still enjoy outdoor ice skating as a festive holiday activity at Custom House Plaza. It transforms into a winter wonderland, staring this Friday. Admission costs $12 for adults and $10 for kids.
  • Cannery Row Holiday Tree Lighting. Head up to Cannery Row on Friday, Nov. 28, for the Holiday Tree Lighting from 5 to 8 p.m. First, head to Steinbeck Plaza for Christmas carolers, balloon artists, reindeer and more. Santa arrives at 6 p.m. to switch on the lights on the 25-foot holiday tree.
  • Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights. On Sunday, Nov. 30, bring the whole family to Salinas for family fun, beginning at 6 p.m. The parade attracts over 10,000 spectators, so find a spot early along Main Street. The parade features bands, floats, dancers, classic cars and more, all lit up for the holidays. Beforehand, kids can enjoy festive activities in the Kids Zone.
  • Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting. Waiting until December to start celebrating the holidays? So is Pacific Grove! Head there on Dec. 1, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., for their old-fashioned Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Jewell Park. Then visit Santa’s Christmas Party at Chautauaqua Hall, where there will be refreshments, live entertainment by local school bands, and a dance show.
  • Christmas at the Inns. Return to Pacific Grove on either Dec. 2 or 3 for Christmas at the Inns from 6 to 9 p.m.! Ten of the town’s local inns deck their halls for the holidays and invite guests in for live music, holiday treats and all-around, old-fashioned holiday cheer. Admission is $20 and tickets are limited, so reserve yours today!
  • Santa’s Fly-In. Nowhere else will you and your family get to watch Santa and Mrs. Claus fly in from the North Pole by helicopter. They will do just that on Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m.! Watch as they fly into Carmel Valley Village Airfield and then board their sleigh for the parade through Carmel Valley Village. The parade includes horses, autos, a train and more.

For more holiday events in Monterey County, view this full list from See Monterey. Enjoy this festive holiday season in Central California, and when you’re ready to achieve you real estate goals in the Monterey County real estate market, you know who to call! As a Central California real estate agent, I’d love to help!

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com

Why to Spend the Holidays in SLO County!

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SLO County for the Holidays

Do you travel for the holidays, or do you stay home in SLO County? As a Central California real estate agent, I love spending the holiday season in my hometown here in Central California!

I’m not alone, either. Nassau News Live just recently shared 10 reasons to spend the holidays in SLO County on California’s Central Coast. Here’s a summary of some of their reasons:

  • SLO County is exactly how it sounds. Slow. Communities here rank among the happiest in America. Paso Robles was just named one of America’s favorite towns. Life unfolds at a slower, more peaceful pace here in Central California. Located between California’s large cities, here, it’s all about wine trails, spectacular views, small-town community activities, fine dining and more. It’s off the grid, but still right along California’s Highway 1. It’s great for reconnecting with family and friends during the holidays, away from the city bustle.
  • SLO County is one-of-a-kind. There is truly nowhere else in the country that compares to Central California. We’ve got Hearst Castle, which is a main attraction year-round, but it’s a wondrous sight the entire month of December. Every single hall is lavishly decorated for the holidays. Holiday performances take place, including a one-act version of A Christmas Carol. A musical celebration will take place Dec. 12. If you’ve never visited Hearst Castle during the holidays, consider it this year!
  • SLO County has plenty to do. Just because the pace is slower here doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do for the holidays besides a visit to Hearst Castle. Every town in Central California hosts some sort of holiday festivity. You can catch a theatrical performance, like The Nutcracker at San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center, or A Christmas Story at SLO Little Theatre. There are also a slew of parades, tree lighting ceremonies, Santa sightings, old-fashioned celebrations and more.
  • SLO County is active. Since the weather is beautiful year-round here in Central California, you don’t have to hide out inside to celebrate the holidays. Central California has its Reindeer Run 5k Run/Walk at Mitchell Park, where runners can wear holiday costumes and enjoy pancakes with Santa. You can ice skate under the warm California sun at Madonna Inn from Dec. 19 to Jan. 4. You can also ice skate, and play in 50 tons of fresh snow, in Downtown Atascadero on Dec. 12!

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to spend your holiday season here in SLO County. Slow down, spend quality time with your friends or family, and enjoy old-fashioned fun. If you need help buying a vacation home, or help achieving any of your real estate goals in the Central California real estate market this fall or winter, contact me, your Central California real estate agent!

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com

Winter Nature Activities in Central California

Central California Nature Activities

Central California Nature

Here in Central California, we are blessed with good weather for the majority of the year. While temperatures do drop in the winter, there are still plenty of good-weathered days to head outdoors and into nature. And here in Central California, we’ve got tons of nature for you to surround yourself with!

As your Central California real estate agent, I’ve put together a list of activities you can enjoy here in Central California year-round.

Hiking

Hiking is a great activity in all seasons, because no matter what the temperature is, you can always just add or remove layers. There are so many hiking trails to choose from in Central California, it’d be impossible to name them all.

Lake Nacimiento has over 100 miles designated for hiking, complete with pine and oak groves, along with 165 miles of shoreline. For more great hiking trails in Central California, check out this list of 15 awesome winter hiking trails along Highway 1, from WineCoastCountry.com!

Horseback Riding

If you’d rather sit back and enjoy Central California’s scenic trails, consider going for a horseback riding trip instead. Madonna Inn Trail Rides in San Luis Obispo offers trail riding on gentle and friendly horses, suitable for anyone. You could do a simple one-hour ride for scenic views, or you could do a ride and taste package that includes wine and cheese tasting!

For a full list of horseback riding trails in Central California, check out this website.

Hot Mineral Springs

What better time to crawl into a hot mineral springs than in the cooler months here in Central California? These naturally occurring hot springs offer health benefits and relaxation. Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa in Avila Beach offers hillside tubs for anyone to rent by the hour. You could also combine your soak with a massage at their spa.

Go all out and stay overnight! Make a staycation out of it. The rooms at Sycamore Springs include private mineral springs soaking tubs. Paso Robles Inn also offers hot mineral springs tubs with their rooms and is conveniently located so you can enjoy all that Paso Robles has to offer.

Golf

Fall and winter are excellent seasons for golfing in Central California! The courses aren’t as crowded, and the weather is perfect. Hunter Ranch Golf Course in Paso Robles is a pristine, world-class course with small-town charm. It’s a hidden gem, but Golf Digest rated it with four and a half stars out of five. The wine country scenery is fantastic! Avila Beach Golf Resort is another popular golf destination in the area, with gorgeous views of the ocean, beach and pier.

Enjoy fall and winter here in the Central California by enjoying the cooler weather outdoors! When ready to buy a Central California home, or ready to sell your Central California home, contact me, your Central California real estate agent! I’m here for you!

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com

What to Do Halloween Night in Central California!

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Halloween in Central California

Halloween is this Friday night! While lots of Halloween events have already come to pass here in Central California, there is still plenty to keep you busy on Halloween night. Whether you’re trick-or-treating with kids, or celebrating with adults, there is something for everyone. As your Central California real estate agent, I’m here to fill you in!

Halloween for Kids

  • Bring the whole family to the Oak Shores Halloween Costume Party on Halloween night from 8 to 11 p.m.! Admission is free if you wear a costume and bring two canned goods; otherwise, it’s $10. Party will include a DJ, contest prizes, appetizers and beverages to purchase. There are numerous costume contest categories to choose from, so plan accordingly!
  • In Atascadero, kids can go trick-or-treating along Entrada Avenue in the downtown area from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Afterward, bring them to the Harvest Party at Refuge Church. From 6-8:30 p.m., they can enjoy bounce houses, games, food, candy, a giant slide and more. It’s free to attend!
  • In Paso Robles, kids can enjoy Safe & Fun Halloween in Downtown. Trick-or-treating is from 3 to 6 p.m. at local merchants. From 4 to 7 p.m., ghouls, ghosts and witches will be walking around to take photos with. There will be a pumpkin carving contest, a barbecue, live music and dancing, scarecrows for you to vote on and more.
  • Have older kids? Bring them to Castle of the Dead Haunted House & Pumpkin Patch on Halloween night! This is located at the Salinas Sports Complex from 7 to 10 p.m. this Friday. The Storm House becomes a haunted castle with zombies, vampires, mazes and more. Cost is $12. For the younger kids, bring them through the pumpkin patch, ghost town, haunted barn or corn maze.

Halloween for Adults

  • First Crush Cellars is hosting a Halloween costume parties for adults on Halloween night from 5 to 9 p.m.! Prizes will be awarded to the costume winners. There will also be appetizers, live music and wine available for purchase. Tickets cost $45 per person.
  • Visit August Ridge Vineyards on Halloween between 5 and 9 p.m. for a Halloween party. They are offering complimentary wine tasting. Then bring home wine and olive oil for the after party!
  • Head to SLO Brewing Co. for their Halloween Party, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Dress in costume and dance the night away to 80’s pop/rock cover band Makeover while sipping beer and admiring each other’s costumes. Cost is $6 ahead of time or $8 at the door.
  • Luna Red in SLO is also hosting a Halloween party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eat, drink and dance! There will be live music by Green to White and The Kicks, light appetizers, and a costume contest with multiple prizes. Tickets cost $20 ahead of time and $25 at the door.

Enjoy Halloween night in Central California, no matter what you decide to do, and be safe! When you’re ready to accomplish your real estate goals in the Central California real estate market, contact me, your Central California real estate agent. Happy Halloween!

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com

6 Halloween Events Coming Up in SLO County!

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SLO County Halloween Events

As your Central California real estate agent, I want to know that local residents are enjoying all the local events and activities offered here in Central California. A couple days ago, I shared Halloween events coming up in Monterey County. Today, I’d like to fill you in on Halloween events coming up in San Luis Obispo County! Mark your calendars for the ones that interest you most.

1.  This Friday, Oct. 24, bring the whole family to Meadow Park in San Luis Obispo for Munchkin March! Beginning at 5 p.m., this event features a costume parade, photo booth, a silent auction, an outdoor movie and more. Cost is free, but participants are encouraged to bring a donation for the Food Bank Coalition.

2.  This Saturday, Oct. 25, bring the whole family to Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero for Halloween Zoo Boo! From 5 to 8:30 p.m., you can enjoy carnival games, Halloween activities, trick-or-treating and more. Wear your costumes and visit with the zoo animals while you’re there! Bring your own reusable trick-or-treating bags. This event is included with regular zoo admission.

3.  Also on Oct. 25 is the 6th Annual Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic Pet Costume Contest! Dress your pets in costumes and bring them to the clinic to play with other pets and to see who wins in the costume contest. Categories include pet duo, human and pet duo, canine costume, feline costume and exotic pet costume.  This takes place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

4.  While not necessarily Halloween related, Paso Robles is hosting its 1st Annual Golden Oak Honey Festival this Saturday, Oct. 25, form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Downtown City Park! Enjoy the beautiful fall colors of the oaks while shopping among antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts. There will be plenty of honey sampling, food, honey beer and wine, beekeeping seminars and more. Admission is free!

5.  From Oct. 25 to Oct. 31, visit the Point San Luis Lighthouse in Avila Beach. This year-round attraction turns into a Haunted Lighthouse this time of year and was deemed the scariest haunted house on the Central Coast. There are also haunted trolley tours happening this Saturday and next Wednesday, Oct. 29. On Oct. 31, you can attend “Monster Mash Murders,” which features a gruesome dinner with Alapay Cellars.

6.  On Halloween, dress your kids up in their costumes and bring them downtown Paso Robles for safe trick-or-treating at local businesses! This will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Also, if you carved a pumpkin this year, bring it with. There will be rewards for best carved pumpkins! Kids can also take photos with real live (costumed) witches.

Get spooked this weekend and next for Halloween here in SLO County. When you’re ready to buy or sell real estate in the SLO County real estate market, contact me, your Central California real estate agent!

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com