Groveland, California, USA
Mark your calendars for the Fifth Annual OktoberFest,this
year scheduled for Saturday, October 13, at Big Creek Meadow
Ranch on Smith Station Road just east of Groveland, CA. Local service clubs, businesses and school projects all benefit from this German-style harvest festival.
OktoberFest has been growing over the last four years, and
is a popular outlet for arts and crafts vendors, from jewelry booths and handcrafted goods to local artists’ work.
The Haunted Barn benefits a local nonprofit and a free Bounce House is sponsored by the Pizza Factory. Hay Rides are also free. Jennifer is once again on hand, painting butterflies, tigers and the like on eager faces. There is live music throughout the day.
The Haunted Barn is a highlight, with rooms marked ‘Scary’,
‘More scary’, and ‘Very very scary!’ so parents can monitor viewing
choices. The ever-popular scarecrow contest is held by age group: K-3, 4-8, 9-12, and seniors (over 55), www.YosemiteChamberofCommerce.com although we encourage families to enter the contest as a group. A new event this year will be the Pumpkin Carving contest, held in categories scariest, Funniest, Biggest and Smallest. Entry forms for these contests are available at The Pizza Factory, All Seasons
Groveland Inn, or by calling Sarah on 962-4482. The forms can also be downloaded via www.bigcreekmeadowranch.com
Judging will be at 3 p. m by Groveland’s new Mayor and other local dignitaries. Get your creative hat on.Venue
Big Creek Meadow RanchDirections
From SF Bay Area take I80 East to I 205 East, exit CA 108/120 and follow CA 120 through the town of Groveland to signs at Big Creek Meadow Ranch. From Sacramento, take CA 49 to CA 120 and follow above directionsTimes
1100 am - 6:00 pmAdmission & Parking
$3 12 and over (includes a free pumkin), Under 12 is free. Parking is freeWebsitehttp://http://yosemitegoldcountry.com/event/5th...Infophone