Activities To Do In October


Cynthia Alcaraz, Staff Reporter

Spooky Season has officially begun, and although we tend to think there is nothing to do in this town, there are actually quite a few things planned around the community that are affordable and sometimes even FREE!  The Porterville Public Library is hosting Tween/ Teen-Tober. From October 7th until October 28th there are crafting activities planned at the newly opened space, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Galaxy 9 Theaters is holding a”Spooky Series” event where they will be showing family-friendly Halloween films for only $2 per person. October 28th Porterville Chrysler will be holding a “TRUNK OR TREAT” open to the public, with vendors and games. Reyes Nursery in Terra Bella is celebrating its 20th anniversary on October 29th with a farmers market, live music, and a pumpkin patch on October 29th. Changla’s Pumpkin Patch is always a popular place in October, with a $2 per person admission fee there are plenty of activities and photo opportunities to have a good time with family or friends. (On a side note, this is the last year that they will be open, after 31 years.) 

This weekend October 15th- Springville is hosting its annual Apple Festival from 9 am to 4 pm activities include a 5K Run/Walk, booths with food and vendors, costume contests, and plenty of fun. There is no admission cost for this event, additional info can be found at