Cruise Nite, Soup Kitchen, Pumpkin Patch, Flying Flea Market
By Peggy Kelly
Santa Paula News
Published: October 04, 2013
By Peggy Kelly
Santa Paula Times
Get ready to have fun Friday, Saturday and Sunday with four events unique to Santa Paula.
Friday is the last Cruise Nite of the season and although the best car show in Ventura County will be back in April, it will be your last chance to get your fill of classic pre-1975 cars for six months.
Cruise Nite fills East Main between 10th and 7th streets and side avenues with hundreds of drool-over cars, offers free entertainment and gives the thousands of visitors the chance to enjoy fine dining in historic Downtown Santa Paula.
The fun at the award-winning Cruise Nite starts at about 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
Where can you enjoy a Farmers Market, arts and crafts, fine handmade linen items, holiday decorations, dazzling costume jewelry, fresh baked goods, an eclectic Granny’s Attic stuffed to the gills with treasures and a meal so hearty you’ll even want more to take home?
At the October 5 Women of FUMC Annual Bazaar & Soup Kitchen, held at First United Methodist Church Wesley Hall, 133 N. Mill St., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The famous Soup Kitchen will open for business at 11 a.m. and continue to serve until 1:30 p.m., offering its traditional menu of fresh, hearty and homemade soup, roll, your choice of beverage and a generous slice of pie. Admission to the Bazaar is free, but the Soup Kitchen meal is a bargain at only $8; coffee and pie only is $4.50.
The Bazaar is the perfect place to start your holiday shopping and you never know what you’ll find in the eclectic Granny’s Attic.
Santa Paula Rotary famous Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch starts tomorrow with gates opening each Saturday and Sunday in October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is only $5 for the patch, Ventura County’s biggest bargain!
A Ventura County tradition, the patch is located at the University of California Hansen Agricultural Center. Building memories of good old-fashioned family fun and promoting agricultural education has been a long-standing tradition of the patch that offers a month of autumn weekends on acres of bright orange pumpkins and other produce, a Hay Maze, Red Corn Maze, and Towering Hay Pyramid to climb upon and a Hay Ride to learn about the area and see the farm animals. There are more attractions - face painting, pony rides, train ride and the Pumpkin Chucker - that can be enjoyed at an added cost. And don’t forget to bring your appetite to enjoy wonderful food offered by various sellers; non-stop musical entertainment is also a trademark of the famed Rotary Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch where you know every penny you spend goes back to the community!
When you have that ich to shop for something unique it’s best to scratch it.... and come Sunday you’ll have the opportunity to attend one of the most unique shopping events ever, the Aviation of Museum of Santa Paula Flying Flea Market.
The event will be held during regular First Sunday of the Month Santa Paula Airport Open House hours, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For the Flying Flea Market the museum will be pulling out lots of great stuff from their collection and storage - some aviation-related, and some not - a wide variety of items including artwork, model airplanes, aviation-themed clothing, office furniture, and so much more. Some items from the museum gift shop will be 50% off, one day only.
In addition, other hangar owners throughout the airport will open up their hangars to offer their own sale items from numerous collections or just the type of items you’d expect from a Flying Flea Market.
Don’t forget to take a walking tour or hop the tram to enjoy the Aviation Museum of Santa Paula’s main building and String of Hangars... and this Sunday you shop at the Flying Flea Market, see fun things and learn about the history of the famed airport, located on East Santa Maria Street south of Highway 126 between 10th and 8th streets.