Fall and Winter Events in Paso Robles, Ca

THE FIRST CRUSH, SUNSET SAVOR THE CENTRAL COAST,  VICTORIAN TEDDY BEAR TEA & MUCH MORE! SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2013

The fall and winter seasons are special in Paso Robles, the stunning hideaway on California’s Central Coast. Highlights during this time of the year include the SAVOR, the Central Coast Food and Wine Festival where visitors can relish in Paso Robles’ natural treasures. That’s just one example of the plethora of events make Paso Robles a dream for lovers of food, wine, outdoor adventures and good old fashioned fun. 

 
Below is a roundup of exciting activities and treasures for travelers to enjoy in Paso Robles this fall and winter. For more information on attractions, dining and lodging in Paso Robles, visit www.travelpaso.com. For the latest news, visit http://blog.travelpaso.com.

 

– SEPTEMBER –

9/1 - 9/30: California Wine Month
Various Locations
Ideal winegrowing conditions and proximity to the Pacific Ocean make Paso Robles a perfect place for the production of top quality wines. Currently with 200+ vintners, Paso Robles is one of the nation’s fastest growing wine regions. Throughout the entire month of September, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy educational winery tours and tastings, release parties, food pairing seminars and much more. For more information, visit www.pasowine.com.

9/6 - 9/7: Crush and Roll West
Smoke

Paso Robles Event Center
Cigar enthusiasts and wine lovers will gather at Crush & Roll West to enjoy a variety of events, tastings, live music and educational seminars. Day passes are $60 if purchased before July 15 and  $75 afterwards. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (805) 474-1133 or visit www.crushandrollwest.com.

9/8: Pajama Party Movie
Park Cinemas, 7 p.m.
Get cozy in your PJs and enjoy a fun  night watching Ocean's Eleven (1960) with friends or family. Prizes will be awarded for the best pajamas so be sure to wear your finest! Tickets are $10 and include popcorn and soda. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (805) 238-4103 or visit www.pasoroblesdowntown.org.

9/14 Mud Run and Music Fest
The Ravine Waterpark
The Inaugural Ravine 5k Mud Run is a competitor and family friendly mud/ challenge course that will traverse over natural and man-made obstacles throughout the property of The Ravine Waterpark in Paso Robles, followed by 6 bands, food, wine, beer and fun. See more at: www.theravine.com.

9/20: Outdoor Theater (free!)
Centennial Park Amphitheater, 6:30 p.m.
Local thespians will entertain you with their creative work as they present a musical production in the beautiful setting of the Centennial Park Amphitheater. Wine and beverages will be for sale, benefitting the REC Foundation. Pack a picnic dinner, a cozy sweater, and a blanket for this end of summer treat.

9/21: Taste of Downtown/Arte de Tiza
Downtown City Park, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Enjoy live music, art and the tastes of local cuisine and wine from more than 29 restaurants and 14 wineries. Arrive early to check out the creative artistry at the Arte de Tiza Chalk Art (8 a.m. - 10 a.m.). Tickets are $25. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (805) 238-4103 or visit www.pasoroblesdowntown.org.

9/26 - 9/29: Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast
Santa Margarita Ranch
This four-day food and wine extravaganza showcases the rich agricultural and aqua-cultural bounty located throughout the California Central Coast with classes, seminars, dinners, celebrity chef book signings and demonstration, a culinary garden and a two-day marketplace filled with tastings from local restaurants, chefs and culinary artisans. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.savorcentralcoast.com.

 

– OCTOBER –

10/2 - 10/4: 2013 Miss Rodeo CA Pageant
Various Locations
Experience the passion and drive it will take for Miss Rodeo California 2013 to promote the sport of professional rodeo and the western way of life as contestants compete in the areas of  horsemanship, speech, modeling and personal and horsemanship interviews. For more information and to purchase tickets call (805) 467-3032 or visit www.missrodeocalifornia.com.

10/12: Pioneer Day (free!)
Barbary-Coast
Downtown City Park, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Visitors and locals alike with get a taste of what like was like back in the days of the early pioneers as they enjoy live music, a bean cook off, a pet show, a little cowgirl/cowboy contest, a car show and an exciting old fashioned parade through downtown. For more information, visit www.pasoroblespioneerday.org.

10/19 - 10/21: Harvest Wine Weekend
Various Wineries
Harvest is a time of huge celebration in Paso Robles wine country, and over this weekend more than 130 wineries will host 150+ individual events throughout the weekend. Enjoy special barrel tastings, blending seminars, grape stomping, food and wine pairings, live music and much more! For more information, visit www.pasowine.com.

10/19: A Taste of the Backroads
Windfall Farms in Creston, CA
Back Roads Wineries of Paso Robles, a brand new collective of wineries, olive producers and B&B’s located on the East side of Paso Robles, announces their first annual “Taste of the Back Roads” wine seminar and grand tasting, along with delicious food from local artisans and vendors. For more information, visit www.backroadswineries.com

10/19: Golden Oak Festival
Downtown City Park
Come together for this grand festival full of antiques, collectibles, arts, crafts, food, and garage bands. Whether it’s eating or cooking, take part in the chili cook off while enjoying an afternoon in the park with friends and family. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.pasoroblesdowntown.org.
 
10/22-11/3: PCCHA Futurity (free!)
Paso Robles Event Center, 8 a.m. daily
This October brings one of the top western equine events on the west coast to Paso Robles.Cutting horse competitors from near and far will gather for the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association’s (PCCHA) single largest annual event. The 2013 PCCHA Golden Hills Auto Center Futurity will draw over 400 horse and rider teams from nearly a dozen states and Canada, who will compete for more than $1million in cash and prizes during the show’s 11-day run at the Paso Robles Event Center. All events and parking are free to the public. For more information, visit www.pccha.com

10/28: Paso Robles Harvest Marathon
Start and Finish at Le Vigne Winery - 5115 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446
This event offers a full marathon, 2 person marathon relay and 5k.The courses start and finish at Le Vigne Winery and offer beautiful views of the Paso Robles countryside and grape vineyards at harvest time. Timing chips will be used for the full marathon. There is a 6 hour course limit on the full marathon. Registration from $30-$110. For more information call 877.264.6979 or visit www.pasoroblesmarathon.com.
 
10/31: Safe and Fun Halloween (free!)
Downtown City Park, 4 - 7 p.m.
Ghosts and goblins will love this spooky event that includes trick or treating, a barbecue, pumpkin carving, and even the opportunity to have a photo taken with a witch! For more information, visit www.pasoroblesdowntown.org.
 
–NOVEMBER –

11/8 - 11/11: Paderewski Festival
Various Venues
The 2012 Paderewski Festival celebrates the legacy of Jan Paderewski (1860-1941) – world famous pianist, composer, statesman, humanitarian, major California Central Coast land holder, vineyard owner, winemaker and almond grower – with four days of concerts and special events featuring internationally renowned performers, young pianists from Poland and the Central Coast region, wine tasting and a special lecture by preeminent Paderewski authority. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.paderewskifest.com.
 
11/8 - 11/10: Paso Garagiste Festival 
Garagiste 2013

Windfall Farms, 1 - 5 p.m.
GARAGISTES - (gar-uh-zhe-stuh) n, Fr. - A term originally used in the Bordeaux region of France to denigrate renegade small-lot wine makers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow the "rules." It’s now a full-fledged movement responsible for making some of the best wine in the world. The Garagiste Festival features Paso Robles winemakers who produce less than 1200 cases of wine per year. For more information, visit www.pasogaragiste.com.
 
11/9: Elegant Evening Downtown (free!)
Downtown Paso Robles, 4 - 8 p.m.
Kick-off the holiday season with an elegant evening strolling and shopping at downtown merchants while enjoying local cuisine and wines. For more information, call (805) 238-4103 or visit www.pasoroblesdowntown.org.
 
11/9-10: Free Flight Weekend
Various Locations
Throughout this special weekend, 17 of the wineries along 46 West will offer a complimentary flight of selected wines. Guests can enjoy exclusive offers such as pre-releases and special reserves. For more information and a list of the participating wineries, visit www.paso46westwineries.com.
 
11/29: Downtown Lighting Ceremony (free!)
Downtown Paso Robles, 5:30 p.m.
Mrs. Claus will officially kick off the holiday season when she lights the holiday tree in all its glory. Enjoy caroling, live music, cookies and hot chocolate. For more information, call (805) 238-4103 or visit www.pasoroblesdowntown.org.

 

–DECEMBER –

12/7: Christmas Light Parade (free!)
10th & Spring Streets, 7 p.m.
Grab some warm blankets and chairs and head downtown to enjoy the sights of twinkling lights and spectacular floats. You don’t want to miss the parade this holiday season featuring local establishments and of course, Santa Claus who is taking time off from his busy toy making schedule to visit Paso Robles. For more information, call (805) 238-4103 or visit www.pasoroblesdowntown.org.
 
12/8 - 12/9: Adelaida Cellar’s Walnut & Wine Festival
5805 Adelaida Road, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Grapes aren’t the only thing harvested at Adelaida Cellars. Boasting over 700 acres of walnuts, Adelaida houses one of California’s largest walnut ranches. Visitors are invited to celebrate the walnut harvest with wine and food pairings, featuring Adelaida’s own delicious walnuts. Barry Lundgren, a local woodworker, will be present to showcase his work creating stunning bowls made from walnut wood. Guests will also experience olive oil pressing with Olea Farms, live music and more. For more information, call (800) 676-1232 or visit www.adelaida.com.
 
12/14: Vine St. Victorian Showcase (free!) 

8th to 21st Streets, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thirteen blocks of Vine Street in Paso Robles close down for a night as the crowds of 15,000 plus roam up and down this exhilarating street, featuring beautifully restored Victorian houses, bedecked with sparkling Christmas lights and decorations galore. For more information, call (805) 238-4103 or visit www.pasoroblesdowntown.org.
 
12/21: Victorian Teddy Bear Tea
Paso Robles Golf Club, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Grab those beloved teddy bears and head over to the Paso Robles Golf Club for tea and cookies. This is a great holiday treat for children and adults alike. Tickets are $7 for children and $13 for adults and will be available December 1st at the Main Street office, 835 12th St. in the Norma’s Alley. Seating is limited. For more information, call (805) 238-4103 or visit www.pasoroblesdowntown.org.

12/31 New Year's Eve Party (free!) 
Fireworks
Paso Robles Downtown City Park
Paso Robles kicks off its 125th year in style with music, food trucks and special giveaways and games, followed by fireworks at midnight to ring in 2014. All activities at City Park are free. www.paso125.com

About Paso Robles, CA
Nestled in the Santa Lucia Mountains of the Central California Coast midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Paso Robles is a welcoming retreat that offers the authentic California experience. The extensive variety of activities and experiences provide enjoyment for everyone including untouched natural beauty, more than 200 wineries, renowned cultural attractions including nearby Hearst Castle, a bounty of fresh cuisine supplied by local organic specialty farmers, ranchers and fisherman, first-class shopping, golf and entertainment, and much more. Visitors can choose from a wide selection of accommodations, from historic hotels and boutique inns to leading brand properties and affordable, family friendly motels. For information on how to make the most of your stay in Paso Robles and to order a free visitor guide, visit www.travelpaso.com, call (888) 988-PASO (7276) or email tourism@prcity.com. For the latest news on the area, visit http://blog.travelpaso.com, join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/travelpaso and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/travelpaso.. 

About the Travel Paso Robles Alliance
The Travel Paso Robles Alliance (TPRA) was founded in 2008 by a group of 19 area hoteliers with the mission to market Paso Robles as world class visitor destination. The alliance offers information on the 1,100 luxury, specialty, value, and budget room choices available to visitors, as well upcoming events, leisure and group activities and specialty promotions. For more information on Paso Robles and to order a free visitor guide, visit www.travelpaso.com, call (888) 988-PASO (7276) or email tourism@prcity.com.  For the latest news on the area, visit http://blog.travelpaso.com, join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/travelpaso and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/travelpaso.

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