Celebrate the abundance of good living in the quaint town of Blue Lake this weekend at the annual Blue Lake Harvest Days. There you'll find a cornucopia of music, dancing, food, drinks, crafts, decorations and more.
On Saturday, Oct. 24, grown-ups can knock back a few at the All Day Hoppy Hour at Mad River Brewery. Stop in from 6 to 8:30 p.m. to catch live music from Home Cookin' featuring locals Joyce Hough, Gary Davidson, Tim Gray and Fred Neighbor (free entrance). Later, stroll over to Dell'Arte International's Carlo Theatre at 7:30 p.m. for the Harvest Days Barndance, where you and your partner can swing to the Striped Pig Stringband and caller Lyndsey Battle ($5). Afterward, head across the street to the Logger Bar to enjoy a cocktail or two and listen to The Undercovers at 9 p.m. (free, 21 and up).
Sunday's Great Pumpkin Event at the Mad River Grange is packed with fun from noon to 4 p.m. (free). Bring your own pumpkin and see how it measures up in the homegrown pumpkin contest, take part in an old-fashioned cake walk, play harvest-themed games, check out the arts and crafts booths, enjoy live music and more.