Escondido, CA

Classic Car Show, Yard Sale and Christmas Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market at Bates Nov. 9 & 10

The weekend of November 9th and 10th will be filled with things to do for the entire family at Bates Nut Farm.  The annual Christmas Arts, Crafts and Vintage Market will be held at Saturday and Sunday, November 9 & 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

On Saturday, November 9, the East County Cruisers annual classic car show and toy drive will be at the farm.  Sunday, November 10 is the Fall Community Yard Sale.  Both days will also feature great food, live entertainment and other family activities such as pony rides, Kids N Paint and face painting.  

A variety of vendors will be selling their American handmade crafts and artwork, along with vintage, upcycled and recycled items at the Christmas Arts, Crafts and Vintage Market. The many unique offerings including wire art, photography, ceramic tiles, bird houses, holiday items, upcycled silverware, wind chimes, jewelry, garden art, candles, natural skincare, gourmet food items and much more.  

The East County Cruisers’ annual Holiday Car Show and Toy Drive on Saturday will rev up the farm with over 150 cars and car vendors from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Toys will be collected to give to military families and others in need during the holidays.  The community is encouraged to participate with donations of an unwrapped gift.  The show is open to any and all cars, motorcycles and trucks.  See for details. The Valley Center Rotary Club will be serving an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast the morning of the car show, and $8 buys a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, coffee and orange juice.  Proceeds will benefit local charities.

On Sunday the Community Yard Sale will be happening from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. alongside the Craft Fair.  Shoppers can find deals on gently used furniture, art, clothing, tools, holiday decorations, art and other fantastic items.  See the Bates website for more details.

Parking and admission are free.  Bates Nut Farm is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. year round; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.  They are located at 15954 Woods Valley Rd., Valley Center, CA 92082 just north of Escondido.  For more information and directions visit  or call 760-749-3333.

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