October Food Events List
By Ashley Bennett
There’s more to October than looking forward to pigging out on the individually wrapped candies you sneak from Trick-Or-Treat pillow cases . . . Try gourmet food trucks, fine wine, an old-fashioned clambake and all the Bavarian sausage and brews you could ever want!
Oct. 3: “Politics of Food Safety”
Check out this lecture on whether or not he government should play a role in food safety! Presented by Professor Stacey Searl-Chapin (of the Political Science Department) and Professor Carla Maroudas (of the English Department.
7pm. Free. MSJC, Western Science Center, 2345 Sealr Pkwy., Hemet, (951) 791-0033; www.msjc.edu.
Oct. 5 Food Trucks for Steven’s Hope
Don’t miss out on the double satisfaction of eating and contributing to charity. The likes of Cousins Maine Lobster, Suite 106 Cupcakery, MeSoHungry, Tornado Potato and Mustache Mikes will blow you away!
5pm-8pm. 4 Points Sheraton, 11960 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga.
Tuesday, Oct. 8 and Tuesday, Oct. 22: Bark for the Cure Campaign
Join the Lazy Dog Cafe in contributing to breast cancer research by wearing pink or bringing in a flyer between 4pm and closing time. By doing so, 20% of guest’s bill will be given to St. Jude’s Crosson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Hooray for charity!
4pm-close. The Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar, 11560 4th St., Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 987-4131; www.lazydogrestaurants.com.
Oct. 10-27: Fairplex Oktoberfest
What would October be without Oktoberfest? Just an excuse to eat candy. Let Bavarian music fill your ears while you dine on authentic German cuisine and of course, enjoy some great brews at one of the area’s largest celebration.
$5-$10. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3111; www.oktoberfestfairplex.com.
Oct. 11: 11th Annual Clambake
Wine and clams; it doesn’t get much fancier than that, right?
$75. Bel Vino, 33515 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, (951) 676-6414; www.belvinowinerycom.
Oct. 13: Sip, Savor, Stomp
Much of Temecula’s wine harvesting events happened last month but if you missed the opportunity to attend one of those, here’s your chance. Stomp on grapes, enjoy live music and pair wine with cheese all day.
5pm-9pm. $85. Wilson Creek Winery, 35960 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, (951) 699-9463; www.wilsoncreekwinery.com.
Oct. 18-20: University of Redlands Homecoming
Enjoy the ever famous Cousins Maine Lobster, Eat Em Up Truck and Krave Fusion at this Homecoming Event.
11am-2pm. University of Redlands, Grass Quad, 1200 E. Colton Ave., Redlands.
Oct. 19: Street Food Cinema
Dinner and a movie just got better. Dine on the tasty offerings of food trucks like Kogi BBQ, Cousins Maine Lobster and A ROCKin ICE, listen to live music and watch a screening of Nightmare on Elm Street.
Doors open at 5pm. $10-$15. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3111; www.fairplex.com.
Oct. 19: 21st Annual Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival
There won’t be a ton of unique food here, but it’s the perfect place to pick up a pumpkin, or two, for some homemade pies!
8am-11am. $5 per pumpkin. 4102 S. Unversity Dr., Pomona; www.csupomon.edu.
Oct. 26-27: Norco’s Oktoberfest in the Wild West 2013
They’ve got brew but unlike any other beer festival celebration but Norco is also hosting a major Daschdund Racing Contest. See little dogs like ““Harry Weiner” run at their fastest.
Nellie Weaver Hall, 3737 Crestview Dr., Norco.