Bates Nut Farm is about 30-45 minutes outside of San Diego, but it is well worth the drive for a day of family fun! Their pumpkin patch for Halloween is amazing, but they also have some other great events coming up!:

Classic Cars and Crafts at Bates Nut Farm, November 10th & 11th

Family fun continues this fall at Bates Nut Farm during the weekend of November 10th & 11th.   The East County Cruisers Holiday Car Show & Toy Drive and the Christmas Arts, Crafts and Vintage Market come to the farm along with live music, fun for the kids and delicious food.  

On Saturday, November 10th, the East County Cruisers present their 16th annual Holiday Car Show and Toy Drive. The show is open to all makes and models, with a $15 pre-registration fee and new unwrapped toy donation prior to November 3.  Classic and one-of-a-kind cars and bikes will be on display from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  This annual event benefits local military families, and gives the community a chance to say “thank you” with a donation of an unwrapped toy.  It will be held rain or shine.  For more information, visit .

Also taking place at Bates is the Christmas Arts, Crafts and Vintage Market on Saturday and Sunday, November 10th & 11th from 9:00 – 4:00.   Food vendors, live music and family activities make this a weekend for everyone in the family.

Crafts Bates Nut Farm

Annual Christmas Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market at Bates Nut Farm

The annual Christmas Arts, Crafts and Vintage Market will be held at Bates Nut Farm, Saturday and Sunday, November 10th & 11th from 9 am to 4 pm.  Over 75 vendors will be selling their American handmade crafts and artwork, along with some vintage items.  On Saturday, 11/10, the East County Cruisers annual classic car show and toy drive will be at the farm.  Sunday, 11/11 is the Fall Community Yard Sale.  Both days will also feature great food, live entertainment and other family activities.  

The Christmas Arts, Crafts and Vintage Market will have many unique offerings including wire art, photography, ceramic tiles, bird houses, holiday items, upcycled silverware, wind chimes, jewelry, garden art, candles, natural skincare, gourmet food items and much more.  

The Holiday Car Show and Toy Drive on Saturday will rev up the farm with over 150 cars and car vendors.  Toys will be collected to give to military families and others in need during the holidays.  The show is open to any and all cars, motorcycles and trucks.  See for details. 

“Santa’s Coming!” Arts, Crafts and Vintage Market at Bates Nut Farm

November 23 – 27

Holiday shoppers looking for unique and one-of-a-kind gifts will enjoy the annual “Santa’s Coming!” Arts, Crafts and Vintage Market over Thanksgiving weekend at Bates Nut Farm.  This annual event takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 23, 24, & 25 from 9 am to 4 pm. The entire family will enjoy shopping, entertainment, and fun on the farm.  This show is the largest of the year, with over 100 artisans selling a variety of American handmade crafts and fine art.  Choose from wire art, repurposed silverware, pottery, glass, jewelry, woodworking, candles, toys, fabric arts, body care, holiday items and much more.  There will be free tractor hayrides with Santa Claus on Friday and Saturday from 12:00 – 2:00, along with Snow’s Pony Rides, live music on the Bates Stage, and delicious food for hungry shoppers.

The weekend music lineup includes Calico Ridge on Friday, Bayou Brothers on Saturday, and Crimson Crow on Sunday.  Performances are from 12:00 – 3:00 each day on the Bates Stage. More details will be posted on   

The Bates Nut Farm retail store and Farmer’s Daughter Gift Shop will be open throughout the event.  There will be a classic car show on Saturday from 9:00 – 2:00, and a community yard sale on Sunday from 9:00 – 3:00.


Parking and admission are free.  Bates Nut Farm is open daily from 9:00 – 5:00 year round; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Located at 15954 Woods Valley Rd., Valley Center, CA 92082 just north of Escondido.