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Weekend events in Atascadero 


Upcoming events in Atascadero and the North County

–There’s always something exciting to do and see in Atascadero, from special events, to shopping, dining, tours, wine tasting and more. The city of Atascadero and surrounding areas host events throughout the year, below is a list of current events happening this week in both Atascadero and the North County.

Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival – September 16-17michael-franti-spearhead_08-14-13_3_515c94deafb25

The 2017 Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival will be held at Castoro Cellars’ Whale Rock Vineyard in Templeton, California. For more information call (805) 238-0725, or go to Michael Franti & Spearhead, known for their authenticity and powerfully dynamic performances, is set to headline opening night on Saturday, September 16, and the storytelling indie rock/alt country duo Jamestown Revival will headline Sunday, September 17. Tickets are now on sale at the fest’s new website. Two-day passes are $70/pp through April 30, $80/pp through August 30, and $90 thereafter. One-day passes are available after May 1.

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Templeton Oktoberfest –  Sept 30

Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Templeton Oktoberfest, a beer festival in the German tradition. The event will feature unlimited tasting from over a dozen local breweries, plus the option to purchase a commemorative stein. Patrons will also enjoy traditional German cuisine, drinking games and live music by Trio Internationale. Attendees are encouraged to dress the part and enter to win a prize.

The event is being held in the Templeton Park on Sept 30 from 1 – 5 p.m. Come early and enjoy the Templeton Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Templeton Oktoberfest is for adults 21 and older only; no babies or children are allowed in the event. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door for wine tasting or $15 for non-drinkers over 21.

The playground, restrooms and upper field will still be open to the public on that afternoon. Attendees are welcome to bring a low back chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the shady grass, but no coolers, animals or outside alcohol is allowed. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Templeton Oktoberfest website or call the Templeton Chamber of Commerce at (805) 434-1789.

Elks National Foundation Benefit Pancake Breakfast – Sept 30

Enjoy breakfast of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee and help the Elks National Foundation community service programs for students, children, veterans and active military.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 10 and under. Purchase tickets by Sept 27. Breakfast is Sept 30, 9 – 11 a.m. at the Atascadero Elks Lodge #2733, 1516 El Camino Real, Atascadero. Tickets can be purchased at Atascadero Chamber of Commerce or the Elks Lodge. For more information call the Elks Lodge at (805) 466-3557.

Second Annual Cornhole Tournament – Sept 30

Come on out for the second annual Showdown Cornhole Tournament in the Sunken Gardens on Sep 30, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. There will be food, craft beer, a costume contest, and fun for all ages. Grab a partner and sign up for the tournament or just come out and watch.

Contestants are limited to the first 128 adult (12-years and over) teams. Register online or print the registration form and turn it in to the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce. Early bird registration is $60 per team, and $80 on the day of the event.

The event is presented by the Kiwanis of Atascadero and Knights of Columbus.


Colony Days Parade and Festivities – Oct 21

Colony Days Parade begins at 10 a.m. sharp and festivities are ongoing throughout the day, including a tour of City Hall and the Colony House. The parade route starts at Curbaril along El Camino Real and through Traffic Way. After the parade, come on down to Sunken Gardens and Tent City to enjoy the festivities, history and experience life the way it used to be during the early days of the Colony of Atascadero! There will be something for all ages – the event is FREE to the public!

Tent City After Dark Bluegrass Concert – Oct 21

Enjoy a Bluegrass Concert in Sunken Gardens 6 – 8 p.m. following the Colony Days celebration. Tickets $10 in advance from the Colony Days website.

Zoo Boo at Charles Paddock Zoo – Oct 28

The Charles Paddock Zoo invites the public to its annual Halloween event. Admission includes a variety of activities, so bring the whole family to a not too scary and wild night at the zoo.

Oct 28, 5-8:30 p.m. Regular Admission $10 per person Members $9 per person Ages 2 and under FREE For more information call (805) 461-5080. The Charles Paddock Zoo is located at 9100 Morro Road, Atascadero

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