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BargainView: Spooky Season!

BargainView: Spooky Season!
By Monica Barber        

The change of season is marked by a briskness in the air that creeps in slowly, bringing with it a coolness that lets you know that Fall is all around. Ms M feels a chill up her spine as she walks through the early morning Farmer’s Market in Downtown Modesto grabbing a few produce items before dropping into the Modesto Library to grab her favorite ghost stories and donate some books. Now, there is no need to shake in your bones as you enjoy your stroll through town and enjoy the spooky season because there’s nothing frightening about getting a bargain. Enjoy this Harvest and Halloween season without spending too much.

October has a thrilling start with Hitchtober on the 1st at the State Theatre This mini out this film festival series celebrating the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock with a showing of three of his films. From October 1st through the 3rd, you can see Vertigo, Rear Window and Rope individually or all three at this weekend event. This is a must-attend event for true Hitchockians and cinephiles alike. Tickets can be purchased at:

Great Pumpkin Season is upon us! Dutch Hollow Farms Pumpkin Farm is open for you to select your favorite Jack-o-lantern and more. This family-friendly venue hosts a corn maze, pumpkin canons, hamster wheels, hayrides and more. The Pumpkin Patch is open daily. Admission earns you 3 free shots from the pumpkin cannons. Tickets: GA: $12. Seniors/Vets: $8. Ages 2 & under are free.

For those that are craving more arts and culture, have no fear, the Stanislaus Artist Open Studio event returns October 16th and 17th with 24 open studios and 39 local artists. From 11 am to 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday, check out local area artists’ studios in the Modesto and Turlock area with the opportunity to purchase art or merchandise. Get additional information and your free guide at:

Trick or treat! It’s the Halloween Bash at the Queen Bean Coffee House in Modesto. Saturday, October 30th welcomes a day of fun, shopping and entertainment. From 11 am to 3 pm join in fun activities including vendors, trick or treating, costume contest and a free raffle. All ages are welcome to participate and support small businesses. a costume contest will begin at Noon. Enjoy craft vendors, delicious foods, coffee and more! More info at:

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