Monster Truck Madness
Monster Truck Madness brings “ground-pounding” and “earth-shattering excitement” to Stockton this weekend.
Some trucks that will be at the event include California Kid, Misfit and the Megasaurus Car Eating Dinosaur.
The Pit Party will begin at 4:30 p.m. meet the drivers, take photos and get close to the trucks. The show will start at 7 p.m. and Monster Truck Rides for $10 will happen during the Pit Party, intermission and at the end of the show.
When: 4-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1
Where: San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton
Admission: $20 General Admission ($15 Friday only, online purchase by 4 p.m.), $15 Children 10 years of age and younger ($10 Friday only, online purchase by 4 p.m.) Free Children 2 years of age and under, $10 Parking fee
Astronomy in the Park at Oak Grove Regional Park
Want to see the stars through the lens of a telescope? You can at Oak Grove Regional Park on Saturday, Oct. 1. If the skies are clear, volunteers from the Stockton Astronomical Society will be setting up telescopes for the public to see the wonders of the night sky.
This month you will be able to see: the moon, Jupiter, Saturn and M13 (star cluster in Hercules), and at about 8 p.m. the Deep Sky Object M27 (The Dumbbell Nebula) will be visible.
When: 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1
Where: Oak Grove Regional Park, 4520 W. Eight Mile Road., Stockton
Admission: Event is free, county charges $6 for parking
Information: stocktonastro.org or (209) 471-1674
Manteca Pumpkin Fair
The Manteca Pumpkin Fair is presented by the Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis. A two-day event full of fun for everyone. There will be a pie-eating contest, a corn hole tournament, a kid's zone, food and a beer garden.
More than 150 booths and a haunted house will also be part of the event.
On Saturday, there will be a tractor show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a car show.
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2
Where: Downtown Manteca, Yosemite Avenue, Manteca
Native C.O.R.E-Three Rivers Pow Wow
Native C.O.R.E., a nonprofit organization, will be hosting its first-ever Pow Wow at the University of the Pacific on Saturday.
The gourd is at 11 a.m. and the grand entry is at 12 p.m.
When: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1
Where: University of the Pacific, 901 Presidents Dr., Stockton
Lodi Comic Con
Lodi Comic Con is back this fall with another pop culture event. The “biggest event ever” with more than 200 booths with comics, video games and more.
Some of the special guests include Tony Moran, the face of Michael Myers in Halloween, Lisa Loring, from the Addams Family and Edan Gross, who voiced Chucky in "Child’s Play."
A portion of the proceeds benefits local charities.
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2
Where: Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E Lockeford St., Lodi
Admission: $10 at door, $5 presale
Live music at Windmill Cove
By land or by boat, live music can be enjoyed this weekend at Windmill Cove. On Sunday starting at 3 p.m. performing are Dough Petty and the Chartbreakers, a tribute to Tom Petty.
When: 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2
Where: Windmill Cove, 7600 Windmill Cove Road, Stockton
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