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The 19th Annual Turlock Festival of Lights traditionally kicks off the Christmas and holiday shopping season with a Christmas tree lighting, shopping, and festivities throughout Downtown Turlock. Taking place on Friday, Nov. 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the festival will include its customary countdown and Christmas tree lighting in Central Park.
Stanislaus State is hosting its family-friendly Annual Halloween Gala, and it’s free to the community. Stan State will be holding its 25th Annual Halloween Gala on Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., located at the Student Housing Facility on Christofferson. 
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 07:01

Trick-or-Treat Turlock Downtown on Halloween

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Would your kids want to get started trick-or-treating earlier in the day? Do you want a safe place to go? This is not a trick, but a treat! You can take an early stroll through the spooky corridors of Main Street for trick-or-treating on Tuesday afternoon, Halloween.
Everyone is invited to watch the mutts strut their stuff! A doggy PAWstume contest, PAWstume Parade, musical mats, and PUPkin prizes are all part of the 5th Annual Barktoberfest, hosted by Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital.

Barktoberfest will take place on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the R.A.M. Farms Pumpkin Patch, located 716 N. Daubenberger Road.

The activity drawing the most dogs and people at this fun event is the PAWstume contest. So make sure to dress your pup in their best costume, and people should feel free to dress up as well, to compete in the PAWstume contest for PUPkin prizes.
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The contest will have several categories being judged that include most creative, scariest, best pup and owner combo, best trick for a treat, best group, and best kid and pup only costume.

The fun doesn’t end there, the pups get to participate in a PAWstume Parade and musical mats.

There will be over $2,000 in prizes given away that include gift baskets, Keurigs, and TVs.
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Barktoberfest draws hundreds of people who come see all the cute dogs dressed up, whether they have a dog, bring a dog, or bring a dog dressed up.

Because the event is held at the pumpkin patch in Turlock, there’s plenty to do and fun for the entire family. Everyone is invited to this community event.

Don't miss out on this HOWL-N good time.

For more information, visit www.MonteVistaVet.com or to see updates check the Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital Facebook page.
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Renegade Brewing Supplies, a new business coming to Turlock, is bringing a passion for homebrewing and waging “special warfare” against bad beer.
The rivalry between the Turlock High School Bulldogs and Pitman High School Pride will be heating up as the culinary action spills to the outside for a battle of barbeque in this year’s Iron Chef competition. Pride and Bulldogs will have one hour to prepare three meals for five judges in the 4th edition of the annual contest. However, as with previous years, the challenge in Turlock’s iteration of Iron Chef, an event and fundraiser put on by Turlock Education Foundation, continues to evolve.
Polarizing and often outspoken, conservative writer and pro-Trump advocate Ann Coulter will be the special guest speaker for this year’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner put on by the Republican Party of Stanislaus County. Notable for the recent controversy that initially saw her speaking event cancelled at University of California, Berkeley, the home of the free speech movement, Coulter is set to speak at the Lincoln Day Dinner only a day after the initial UC Berkeley event. 
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