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BargainView – Happy Halloween

By Monica Barber

Happy Halloween
Making my way home on an autumn evening through Downtown Modesto, I spot a full moon on the rise. This sends a chill up my spine as a howl echoes across the night. Ms. M believes there’s a good chance the howling she’s hearing isn’t your favorite furry friend Fido. Perhaps it’s a Wolfman waiting to sweep her off for a rockin’ good time at a dead man’s party. Speaking of dead men & parties… this month of October promises a good time for great prices.

You can’t start October without Oktoberfest on the 2nd. The 32nd annual micro-brew tasting event pairs traditional German fare and areas finest micro-brews and non-alcoholic drinks. Sample authentic German bratwurst, sauerkraut & more. $30 tickets. 21+ older. 5:30-10pm at John Thurman Field. Information:

The International Festival returns to Modesto Junior College October 3rd. Come celebrate all heritages at MJC East Campus. The experience runs 11am to 5pm for the community to enjoy a great multitude of cultures for free. Honor your ancestors by becoming more acquainted with their customs. Information:

Wildlife can be frightening but it doesn’t have to be! Get up close and personal with the outdoors at Wild Planet Day at the Great Valley Museum on MJC’s West Campus on October 10th. This family friendly hands-on science event takes place from 10am-3pm. Get in touch with your wild side. Admission: $8 per person or a Family Pass (up to 6 people) $20, Information:

The 5th Annual Harvest Festival & Car Show is a free event that takes places in Downtown Modesto October 17th. From 10am-4pm enjoy harvest themed artwork and activities including a pumpkin patch, decorating, crafts, live music, food and more. Info:

Join the collective force of ladies in music and arts for the 2nd Annual Northern California Women’s Music Festival on October 23rd and 24th at the Fat Cat. The 2-day festival is a celebration of Women in Music, Art, Literature and Business including national and local vendors, musicians, artists, comedians and poets. Several stages make up the day festival. Headliners include: Lita Ford, Tracy Bonham & Cameron Esposito. Oct 23: 5pm-11pm Oct 24: 10am-11pm. Tickets: $25 per day or $55 2-day pass Information:

Haunted Houses are fascinating because you can’t help wanting to see one. There are a couple favorites in the area that promise very intense scares. The Higbee Horror Haunt continues to frighten all ages starting weekends October 9th through the 31st. more info: Check out the demons over at Deathworkz Haunted House. For 18+ Deathworkz runs 7pm-10pm daily October 29th – November 1st with a kiddie hour from 5:30-6:30pm on Halloween.

Get out and enjoy the Haunting season! Happy Halloween!

Kisses, m.



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