Explore the Tri-Valley during fall and you’ll be met with farm fresh apple tasting, leisurely art walks through our charming downtowns, and a corn maze you may or may not find your way out of. For all of those out there whose favorite season is Autumn, we’ve got the best of the Tri-Valley’s fall-centric events and they are listed below in chronological order.
G&M Farms | October 1st – October 30th
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Featured on the David Letterman show twice, G&M Farms is a Tri-Valley staple every fall. Take a chance at finding your way through their corn maze. If you manage to find your way out, check out their cow train, pony rides, straw bale maze, corn box, pedal carts, barnyard blasters or jumping pillows. For those looking for a truly frightening experience, don’t miss their Haunted Corn Maze on October 19th & 26th.
Alden Lane Nursery | October 12th-13th 10am-4pm
It’s not officially Fall until you’ve had some fresh-picked apples and your pumpkins are all picked out. Each year Alden Lane Nursery hosts a Fall Festival to celebrate their farm fresh shipment of apples grown locally in Sebastopol. Enjoy live music by Blind Dog, fall arts and craft activities for kids, a scarecrow decorating contest, and jam samples!
Alameda County Fairgrounds | October 12th 11am – 5pm
Photo Credit: Gary Greeny
Each fall the streets of Downtown Livermore transform into a living, breathing gallery. Stroll past shops, boutiques, and wine tasting rooms while viewing pieces from over 200 local artists. Artworks range from contemporary to classical, abstract to realism, pottery to mixed media, handmade bags, ceramic garden art, jewelry, and so much more. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet artists and buy one-of-a-kind, original, hand-made treasures.
Alameda County Fairgrounds | October 25 – 27
Shop hundreds of artisans of American handmade and embellished art & crafts featuring photography, fine jewelry, specialty food, blown glass, wood art, metalwork and more at this annual maker’s event hosted right here in the Tri-Valley. Single admission includes entrance to this 3-day event in case you just can’t get to all of it in one day. Another sweet perk: Harvest Festival attendees can easily grab brunch, lunch, dinner or cocktails at any of the Downtown Pleasanton restaurants nearby.
Downtown Danville | October 27th 12pm-3pm
This Downtown Danville fall celebration features a Children’s Costume Parade (Saturday at 10am), a classic car show (all day Sunday), and over 150 artists from the western United States with one-of-a-kind pieces available for purchase. Throughout the weekend guests will have plenty of local food and drink options to choose from and several live performances to keep the whole family entertained.