SO CAL PHOTO OPPS
Oct 1 - Nov 4 - Horse Racing - Santa Anita
Horse raceing fall season at Santa Anita, Closing Day Nov. 4th. Great place to spend a morning photographing. Get there early at Clockers Corner to see all the horses going out to the track to warm up. You can get some really close images. They generally have tours of the barns and other areas of the race track which is free. First race is 1:00 PM.
Oct 6-7 San Dimas Rodeo - San Dimas
Will be held Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7th, 2011. The gates will open at 11:00. AM Events Begin At 1:00 PM at the Tex Shoemaker Rodeo Arena at Horsethief Canyon Park.
Oct. 6-7 - Calico Days - Yermo
A Western parade, burro run, gunfighters, barbacue, miner's triathlon, 1880's era contests. Calico Ghost Town, www.calicotown.com
October 12-14 - MCAS Miramar Air Show - San Diego
Blue Angels perform, parachute teams, wingwalkers and other military and civilian flights. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. www.miramarairshow.com
Oct 13 - Apple Valley Airshow - Apple Valley
Flybys, aerobatics, warbirds, RC demos, antique and experimental military aircraft. Apple Valley Airport, www.cms,sbcounty.gov.airports.
Oct 13-14 - Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo - City of Industry
PRCA Rodeo events, live music and entertainment. Industry Hills Expo Center, 16200 Temple Ave. www.industryhillsprorodeo.org Gates open 4PM, event starts 6PM on Sat. Gates open at 12 Noon, event starts at 2PM on Sun.
Oct 14 - Japan America Kite Festival - Seal Beach
Hundreds of kites of all colors and sizes, sport kites, show kites and other demos. Kite Making Workshop. North side of Seal Beach Pier. www.jas-socal.org 11AM-4PM
Oct 14 - OctoberWood Car Show - Dana Point
Woodie Car Show, surf vendors, food and drink. Latern Bay Park. www.socalwoodies.com
Oct 20-21 - Pumpkin Train - Perris
Train Rides to a pumpkin patch, trolley rides, kiddy handcar, pumpkin decorating and haunted caboose. Orange Empire Railroad Museum. www.oerm.org
Oct 20-21 - California City Renaissance Festival - California City
Knights, maids, peasants and nobles stroll the frounds, food and ale plus live entertainment. California City Central Park. www.calcityrenfair.org
Oct 27 - Day of the Dead Celebration - Los Angeles
Community festival honoring the departed. Elaborate altar displays, music and dancing. Autry National Center, Griffith Park. www.theautry.org
Oct 26-27-28 - Tournament of the Phoenix - Poway
On October 26, 27 & 28, 2012 the Poway Rodeo Grounds will be transformed into a scene from 'A Knight's Tale' as six armoured knights from across the globe meet for an international competition. The Tournament of the Phoenix is a weekend long Jousting and Combat event sanctioned by England's Royal Armouries Museum-Leeds.
Competitors will accumulate points as they battle it out in a series of grueling events. The tournament will test the combatants' prowess and stamina as they pit themselves against each other in foot combat with axes, mounted melee, and four sessions of jousting.
The event also showcases the "Festival of History", where over one hundred members of the southwest's premier Living History associations will present a living time line of history spanning Rome through the European Renaissance. A medieval bagpipe band lends to the festive atmosphere as they perform throughout the day. 'Hands on History' activities for all ages, vendors offering a range of goods and delicious food assure a day full of fun for event goers. Poway Rodeo Grounds, 14336 Tierra Bonita Road. www.worldjoust.com
Oct 27-28-29 - Day of the Dead - Olivera Street Los Angeles
Nine nights of Novenario processions through the Olvera Street Mexican market at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Site followed by free pan de muerto (sweet bread) and champurrado(a Mexican hot beverage). When: Processions Oct 25 -, Nov 2, 2011, 7 - 9pm; Fiesta Muertos Oct 28-29, 2011, 10 am - 8 pm Where: The Gazebo Plaza on Olvera Street, El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA, CA
Oct 27-28 - Gunfight Behind The Jersey Lilly - Corona/Norco
Put on by The Cowboys, www.thecowboys.org. They are the oldest and largest Cowboy Action Shooting Club in the world. They meet monthly for matches, wear authenic western gear. This event is free and has a lot to offer for the photographer. Last year we went and got a lot of cowboy pics, Indian dancers and we were able to take pictures of the shooting competition. Bring some safety glasses if you want to take pictures of the shooters. Mike Raahauge Shooting Enterprises 14995 River Rd., Corona, CA 92880
Oct 28 - Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo - Los Alamitos
Car show, military and civilian aircraft displays, flyovers, helicopter flights, demonstrations, food and music. Los Alimitos Army Airfield, Joint Forces Training Base. 9AM -4PM. 11200 Lexington Drive, Katella at Lexington Dr. At Lexington off Katella. www.wwrexpo.net
Oct 28 - Santa Barbara Concours d'Elegance - Santa Barbara
Salute to the Mille Miglia tour, car corrals, wine tasting, Italian and American Classic Car Show. Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club. www.elegantcars.com 10AM - 4 PM.
Oct 28 - Trick or Treat Festival - Costa Mesa
More than 50 classic, vintage and restored hearses will drive Costa Mesa's streets in a 4 mile cortege that ends at a Halloween festival. Festival includes costume contest, concert and sideshows. Orange County Market Place. www.ocmarketplace.com