Taking the fall by storm
Plumas National Forest Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mt. Hough Ranger Station
Free family entertainment and fun-filled activities for children includes music by The Coyotes (pronounced “ky-oats”), who blend old-style Western music, cowboy songs and contemporary cowboy music.
Hands-on fun includes panning for gold, digging for archaeological treasure and exploring the fascinating world of owls, among many other activities.
Indian Valley Volunteer Fire Department will grill hamburgers as a fundraiser, and the parents and students of Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School’s sixth-grade class will rustle up homemade desserts to raise funds for their Watershed Education Program.
Contact: Kathy Powers at 283-7618.
52nd annual Fall Festival, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, Taylorsville Grange Hall Handcrafted items, homemade cakes, pies, candies and preserves, quilt drawing. Lunch available at noon.
Contact: Debbie Allen 284-7622.
Family Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Feather River Arts Center in Old Town Portola
Music, bounce house for the kids, fall tabletop displays and pancake brunch are planned.
Rails to Trails Festival, Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 10, noon – 3 p.m., railroad depot in Susanville
Saturday events include live music by Wild Horse Drive, a drum circle, kids activities, a craft fair, a chili cook-off and salsa contest, food and beverage booths, and the only side-by-side handcar races in California.
The depot will be open Sunday for caboose tours and handcar rides.
Contact: Lassen Land and Trails Trust at 257-3252 or llttweb.org.
Oktoberfest, Sunday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m., Longboards Bar & Grill in Graeagle
Traditional German buffet dinner, German beer and live music by the Oompah Schmeel Band, $40; or $20 for admission at 7 p.m. for music and beer only.
Contact: Plumas Pines Golf Resort Golf Shop at 836-1420.