The Palo Alto Glass Pumpkin Festival offers a family-friendly autumn celebration featuring colorful pumpkins, gourds and glass-blowing demonstrations.
More than 10,000 glass pumpkins will be on display in an outdoor installation.
The pumpkin and glass-blowing exhibition will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, through Friday, Sept. 30. Glass sales will occur from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2.
All events will take place at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road.
For details, visit www.greatglasspumpkinpatch.com/.
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When: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2
Where: Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road
Cost: General admission prices range from $21 to $50. Tournament tickets are $10 to $22.
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When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25
Where: Historic downtown Petaluma, Western Avenue, A Street parking lot and Fourth and Kentucky streets, from B to Washington streets
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Cost: Free admission to the event; $10 for Friday night dinner and dancing
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When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1
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