Happy Sunday everyone!
Well, here we are on the last day of September cruising right along into October. October has always been one of my favorite months with it’s beautiful weather, fall flavors and my favorite HALLOWEEN. Since moving to Las Vegas though its even better because it no longer comes with a side of impending winter gloom. In fact here in Vegas we are so spoiled by our mild off season weather that last night while walking my dog one of my neighbors had a fire going in their outdoor fire pit. It was 84 degrees.
With the banner weather and Halloween and Harvest time upon us this is a busy month and I’ve got a ton to share so let’s dive in.
To start off going on all month long we have the McKee Ranch Pumpkin Patch. Located on the south end of town out by the Silverton McKee Ranch events are laid back family fun at its finest. The ranch features live animal interaction, an explosion of rustic holiday and vintage farm decor, pumpkins and even an on-site photographer to take some fantastic fall photos of the kids. I can not recommend enough that you grab the little ones and head on down to check out this whimsical little haven created by a local couple who invite others to share in their creation.
The cost is $20 per FAMILY which goes to charity AND gets you pumpkins.
They are open throughout the month Mon- Fri from 2 pm - 7 Sat & Sun 2 - 6pm.
Just make sure to check their FB before you go because they close from time to time for private parties.
video courtesy of McKee Ranch Facebook page
Week of Oct 1- Oct 7th
Oct 4th-7th LAS VEGAS FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Sooo, this looks awesome. It is also a little fancy,”we are a luxury event” meaning out of my current price range so I can't tell you much except to go and report back to me. Even better beer's on me if you bring me a doggie bag. Here is the info:
Oct 5th PIPES & POURS: Battle of the Whiskeys
McMULLEN'S IRISH PUB
The 3rd Annual fundraiser for the Las Vegas Pipes Band. This year's theme Battle of the Whiskeys is pitting Irish whiskeys against the Scottish whiskeys and sounds like a killer evening at the best Irish pub in town that you won't remember in the morning.
Oct 6th GRAPE STOMP FESTIVAL
PAHRUMP VALLEY WINERY
Ok, so this isn't in Las Vegas at all, but I've heard the festival is a blast and at less than an hour ride away away why not get your feet wet and get yourself some finely aged grape juice?
Oct 5-7th PURE ALOHA FESTIVAL
Las Vegas is often called the 9th Island so the fact the The Pure Aloha Fesitival is the biggest in town means it is not playing around. WIth live bands, a carnival and plenty of awesome food get on down there and say "Aloha" to a great way to spend your day. Bonus: You can walk into the Silverton Casino while you’re there to see the mermaid feeding. Yes, I said mermaid feeding.
Poster via PureAloha.com
For admission and times go here:
Fri Oct 5th FIRST FRIDAY
THE WEATHER IS AWESOME! Get yourself down to First Friday and take it all in!
Oct 5th & 6th Las Vegas Burlesque Festival/ Exposure Vegas
Venues all around the downtown area will be showcasing burlesque artists and a bevy of other talented local performance artists all weekend long. Seriously check out the websites, theres so much going on I can’t tell you without making my head swim. One things for certian the local artist culture here is EXPLODING.
Fridays SWINGIN' AT THE MINT
THE MINT TAVERN
So this actually EVERY Friday, but I just want to make sure to mention it. FREE swing lessons at 8:30 and dancing until 1 am. What is more vintage than that?
Week of Oct 8th- 14th
Oct 11th-Oct 14th LAS VEGAS BIKE FEST
How about a massive biker festival that takes over Downtown for the weekend with rallys, bike shows and a Foghat concert? ( yes, I said Foghat )
Oct 12th-14th LEBANESE-AMERICAN FESTIVAL
ST. SHARBEL MARONITE-CATHOLIC CHURCH
4-midnight Fri & Sat 4-9pm Sun
It’s a Middle Eastern food festival with food made by church ladies. Put on your fat pants and get over there immediately .
Admission is $5
Oct 12-14 HAUNTED HARVEST
The annual Haunted Harvest festival will run for 3 straight weekends starting October 12th and is the perfect evening of family fun with friends.
General Admission: $8 per person (kids and adults)
video courtesy of Springs Preserve website
Oct 12- 14th THE LAS VEGAS RENAISSANCE FESTlVAL: The Age of Chivalry
10 am- 10 pm
Ok, you know what the Ren Fair is, here is our version here in Vegas. Ours is probably better because you can take in the whole thing without setting down your ale. Hoist your boobs up into that corset go get your turkey leg on.
One Day Adult Admission: $15
October 13-14th SUMMERLIN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
It's an art festival. It's fun. Go get yourself some culture.
October 13 THE GREAT GARAGE AND ANTIQUE SALE
6:30 am- 3 pm
This is the garage sale you’ve always dreamed about. Twice a year the Silverton hosts a massive market with hundreds of vendors from serious antique dealers to people dumping their bottomless junk drawers down on tarps. I will be selling at this event! Mostly vintage bags and ladies wear so stop by and say hi and if you bring me a mimosa from the casino I’ll give you a special discount.
Admission is FREE after 8 am
Early Bird Admission $5 at 6:30 am
Oct 13th THE DARK ARTS MARKET
CORNISH PASTY COMPANY
Perfect for the month of October the Dark Arts Market is a celebration of macabre artists and their wares and includes live entertainment. Plus it's at Cornish Pasty where you can load up on meat filled pies and giant beers.
Admission is FREE
Week of Oct 15th-21st
Oct 19th-21 Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve
Oct 19—20th LAS VEGAS PRIDE
Since it’s too hot in here in June to do Pride with everyone else we save it for October when the weather is just right to celebrate love.
poster via lasvegaspride.org
Sat Oct 20th DOWNTOWN BREW FESTIVAL
It’s our American version of Octoberfest! Over 60 breweries, tons of great food and live entertainment.
poster via Downtown Brew Festival Facebook page
For ticket prices hit up the their site:
Oct 26th -28th VINTAGE MARKET DAYS
If the words “shabby-chic” “antique” “”distressed” or “Joanna Gaines” make your heart go aflutter then this is for you. Vintage Market Days will surround you in the live action Pinterest board of your dreams. Leave the kids at home if you can. You’ll want nothing to distract you from the sound of the money flying out of your wallet as you treat yourself to one glorious find after the other.
P.S. Try not to get the song from their video stuck in your head
video courtesy of Vintage Market Days Facebook Page
26th-28th Haunted Harvest @ Springs Preserve
Oct 28th SIN CITY HALLOWEEN
Here in Vegas we take Halloween pretty seriously which means a whole slew of events, to celebrate, but for now we'll just bring up the Big Daddy of them all which is The Halloween Parade and celebration which take over Downtown LV. Last year the celebration kicked off by honoring John Carpenter and declaring October 29th John Carpenter Day here in "Sin City". This year they'll be fittingly honoring special guests James Winburn and George P. Wilbur who both played Michael Meyers.