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BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Oct. 28-30: Attention all TTSNW Members – Come and enjoy Cultus Lake, for your annual visit to the preserve. Lots of activities and good food are planned by your co-coordinators.
Oct. 1: Decorate the lodge for Halloween. Snacks and beverages provided.
Oct. 29: Caramel apple eating and pumpkin painting/carving.
Sept. 30-Oct. 2: Viva Las Vegas Weekend: On Saturday we will be having our annual Blackjack tournament in our South Clubhouse. Bring your sweet tooth because we will be serving up ice cream at the same time.
Oct. 7-9: "As the Leaves Turn" is our focus for fun this weekend. Join us Saturday at 2 p.m. in our South Clubhouse for an RV Travel Party. Bring your best camping tales and enjoy some ice cream while we share stories.
Oct. 31: Halloween Bingo Fun begins at 6 p.m. in our North Clubhouse. Come have a great time with FREE Bingo and lots of popcorn. Costumes aren't required but will get you into a free drawing for extra prizes.
Oct. 1: An October Canadian Thanksgiving Potluck at 5 p.m.
Oct. 29: Halloween Party at 7 p.m.
Lynden Pumpkin Festival
Fun for the entire family celebrating agriculture and area growers. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three heaviest pumpkins. Giant Pumpkin Registration from 8:30 to10:30 a.m. and Weigh-in Competition from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Lynden Chamber of Commerce, event is held at the Lynden Fairway Shopping Center, 1750 Front Street in Lynden, just 12 miles from the preserve.
Oct. 29: Join us for our Second Annual TT Haunted House! We'll have creepy crafts, photo and activity booths, games, contests and more. Take a wagon ride through our Haunted Forest (if you dare!) and warm up with a bowl of Witch's Brew Stew and a cup of hot apple cider.
Oct. 8: Canadian Thanksgiving. Join us for our traditional Thanksgiving dinner; potluck style.
Oct. 29: Happy Halloween! We celebrate big here at La Conner so join us for our World Famous Haunted House on Saturday night followed by a dance with Norm Lynn. Don't forget our site decorating contest.
Oct. 28-29: Halloween Haunted House: Join us for a good time in our Oasis, including a food drive. Don't forget the costume contest, pumpkin carving, scavenger hunt, site decorating competition, Trick-or-Treating and the famous Theme Dinner. Book early by callling (360) 724-4811 to make reservations for the festivities.
Annual members can join us during the winter months for potlucks, a game or two and Super Bowl viewing on the big screen in the Family Center. All activities are member-generated and welcomed during the winter months.
Sept. 30-Oct.2: Puzzle Me This & RC Boat Races: Friday night we'll put together a Puzzling Potluck Social. Bring your favorite potluck addition and we'll put together an evening of fun. Can your team finish a 500-piece puzzle the fastest? Join the Puzzle Race and find out! Puzzle a photo frame or do other "puzzling" craft projects. Clueless? How about a puzzling game of Clue? Hope you're not too puzzled to take in a bead class.
Oct. 7-9: Life's a Mystery: Trade your favorite mystery book at the Mystery Book Swap Social. Bring your favorite "mystery" for Mystery Potluck Social and win a mystery prize at Brown Bag Bingo. Enter a mystery puzzle competition and see if you can put together the puzzle without the benefit of knowing what it is. Do a mystery craft and take part in a mystery scavenger hunt.
Oct. 14-16: Hydroplane Boat Races: Join us for the always-exciting Hydroplane Boat Races. These races are a favorite here and promise rip-roaring fun and heart pounding excitement. Had a little too much excitement? Take a break and join us for Candy Bar Bingo and the Ice Cream Social. Don't forget to join us Saturday night for a good, old-fashioned Barn Dance.
Oct. 21-23: Getting Ready for Ghouls/RC Boat Races: Share your favorite "not too scary" ghost story at our Baked Potato Potluck Social and stay for Brown Bag Bingo. Exchange recipes for ghoulishly good fun foods at the Getting Ready For Ghouls Coffee. Make masks, ghosts and other Halloween crafts. Don't forget to decorate your site for Halloween.
Oct. 28-30: Monster Mash Bash: This will be a weekend of Ghoulish Halloween Fun. Don't be chilled to the bone! Bring your favorite addition for chili to our Chili Potluck Social. On Saturday we'll have a "Scarier by the Hour" movie marathon, pumpkin decorating contest (carved, painted and/or dressed) and Halloween site decorating. Monday we'll have hayride Trick-or-Treating.
Lake of the Springs
Throughout October, enjoy John Carter every Saturday at our campfire sing-along and also dance the night away at our Family Dance with our wonderful DJs Mike Allen or Anan Maria.
Oct. 16: Pre Line Dance Entertainment: Celebrities on Parade put on by our line dancers.
Oct. 17-21: Fall Line Dance Festival: Enjoy good friends, good food, and lots of dancing hosted by Marian and friends.
Oct. 29: L.O.T.S. celebrates Halloween with site decorating contest, Kids' Fishing Derby, pumpkin carving contest, costume contest. We will do the tailgate Trick-or-Treat again this year.
Oct. 13: Back by popular demand "Ladies Day Out". We start out with lunch at The Elephant Bar, followed by an afternoon of shopping at local thrift stores.
Oct. 22: Come and join the festivities of our "Welcome Back Party". It's a time to catch up with everyone's summer adventures, lounge by the pool while listening to music.
Oct. 29: Calling all ghosts and goblins for a haunting good time in the desert. Decorate your rig, your bike, golf cart, dog or yourself. Join the Palm Springs staff in our "Halloween Parade", followed by an awards ceremony. Lots of fun activities during the Halloween Weekend. Don't be scared!
Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon come on down to the arena and watch the stock dogs herding sheep and cattle and stay for the bucking bull demo! Get up close and personal with our "baby" bulls as we prepare them for a future in rodeo! A definite photo op!
Every Weekend: Join the fun and hop on board the famous Rancho Oso hay wagon to take a tour of the beautiful resort! They will drop off at the barn for the dog & bull demo and barn tour. Don't forget to call the stables and book your unforgettable horseback ride for ages 8 & over. Of course, you can get the little buckaroos their first ride on a big horse, led by one of our friendly wranglers too! The wild flowers are blooming, and the weather is perfect for hiking, riding, lounging by the pool or touring our local wineries. Later in the day, join us for wine tasting at the Adult Lodge, or come by the Stone Lodge for the Ice Cream Social to make your favorite sundae! Keep the weekend sweet with our Candy Bar Bingo too!
Regular Friday Night Spaghetti Feed now includes rice and fish on menu. Serving begins at 6 p.m. at Reba's Cafe in the Family Lodge. Every Saturday and Sunday, from 8:30 to 10 a.m., we have breakfast with a full menu. The first and third Saturday is our Manager's Meeting at 11 a.m. On the second and fourth Saturday we have 9-Ball tournaments for teens and adults and crafts every Friday and Saturday. Ice Cream Socials are every Thursday through Sunday at 2 p.m. We also have non-denominational Sunday services at 11 a.m. Oct. 15: Oktoberfest… A celebration with dinner and music. The Corvairs will be with us playing their wonderful 50s and 60s sounds. It is truly a blast from the past. Oct. 29: It's time for that witch from San Benito to dawn her terror throughout the preserve. Oh yes, and she puts on a pretty good Halloween Carnival too! We'll have a Halloween Parade and do some Trick-or-Treating in the preserve, plus an Open Grill during the Carnival with some great carnival foods.
September 30-October 2
Oct. 1: Casino Night. Come play Blackjack for FREE. Play with Wilderness money and get rich. Tickets given and drawing for prizes at the end of the evening. Must be 21 to play.
Oct. 8: Listen to live music from the 50s, 60s, plus Country and more with "Highway 91" Tony Lopez. Tony takes all requests to accommodate everyone's taste. Just listen or you can kick up your heels and dance. Bring the whole family and enjoy quality time together.
Oct. 15: Octoberfest! Have you ever tasted German Beer? This is your chance. FREE German Beer to everyone over age 21. Root Beer tasting for the kids. Enjoy a few pretzels on the side. Oomp Papa music for your enjoyment. You can experience all that wrapped up in one evening.
Oct. 22: Wii Tournament for the whole family. Come challenge your friends and family. But most of all, just have fun!
Oct. 28-30: Halloween Weekend. Clowns will be here to paint your face and make balloon critters for you. Plus Costume Contest, Trick-or-Treating, and Pumpkin Decorating. Dominic's Karaoke will allow everyone the spotlight experience. Lots of songs to choose from for all ages. Come see if you could be the next American Idol!
Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Chili Cook-Off: What better way to meet new friends and members than over pots of chili. Competition has always been great here with great prizes awarded! So bring your pot of your favorite ingredients already to serve and maybe you will be a lucky winner.
Oct. 28-30: Halloween Costume Party: On Saturday the 29th, all ghosts and goblins come to Bay Landing for the kids' party in the early afternoon and the adults costume party at night. This is our last big hoopla for the season and we do it up right with lots of treats and goodies for all. Our haunted hayride gets better every year. Come join the screams.
Beginning October 15, we will resume our weekly potluck suppers at the Activity Center. Our returning Rec. Director, Maureen Jones, will be planning other activities such as weekly craft classes. Check with the preserve for details.
Oct. 1: Puzzlemania Weekend/Happy October Birthdays: Tongue twisters, brain teasers, jigsaw puzzles and more! It's gonna be a puzzling weekend and all you've got to do is figure it out. Come and have fun with us. We'll also celebrate our October birthdays with a cake and all are invited.
Oct. 8: Chili Cook-Off Weekend: It's chili cook-off time at and we're waiting to see what you'll fix. Spicy? Mild? With turkey? With beef? Your entry will be judged by your fellow members so bring your secret recipe and show us what you've got.
Oct. 15: Bookworm Weekend: Bring some books and swap and/or list your favorite books and authors. We'll brew a pot of coffee and enjoy a cup while sharing those treasured finds (aka best bookstores) we've discovered on the road. We'll also have some fresh fall vegetables for you to purchase direct form Houstons' Farmers' Market.
Oct. 22: Hobo Weekend: Let's dress down for this weekend's fun and have a "Hobo Dress" contest. Later in the evening we'll roast marshmallows and share our best hobo tall tales.
Oct. 29: Halloween Weekend: You will NOT want to miss this weekend. We'll have pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, candy apples, and a not-to-be missed Trick-or-Treat hayride throughout the preserve. Then when dark descends, the howling begins and our haunted trail ride will make even the ghosts and goblin quake in their boots. Think you're up to it? Come join the fun!
October 1-2 and 7-9
Please check Ranger Station for activities and schedule during the winter months.
Oct. 1: Let's Celebrate Birthday Bingo – the Chinese Way! Loads of fun. Bring a gift in a brown paper bag.
Oct. 8: Columbus Day Weekend offers a family scavenger hunt in search of things beginning with the letter "c".
Oct. 15: Peanut Festival: We will caravan to Whitesboro for their 46th Annual Peanut Festival. Admission is free.
Oct. 22: Hobo Weekend features Hobo Stew, Hobo Sticks and a campfire Jam Session/sing-along. Makes for a full, fun-filled day.
Oct.31: Halloween Weekend: No "Spooks" or "tricks"! Participate in the Chapel-sponsored Cake Walk followed by a costume contest and entertainment by Trey Houston.
Oct. 1: Pioneer Weekend and parade.
Oct. 8: Casi Chili Cook-off.
Oct. 15: Homecoming Weekend.
Oct. 22: Halloween Party.
Oct. 29: Halloween Spook Trail.
Oct. 15: Oktobertfest: We will be chugging root beer so let's see who chugs the fastest. Who loves sauerkraut? If it's you, you may win the sauerkraut-eating contest. Then let's kick up our heels for the Polka and Waltz Contest. Top of the Trails Café will have a German dinner in the evening. Oct. 29: Halloween Weekend: Let's carve some pumpkins, hit a piñata, bob for apples, Trick-or-Treat, and enjoy a hayride, costume contest and haunted trail.
October 1 - December 1
Oct. 22: Nightmare at Camp Terror! End the final week of our camping season with many festive and exciting Halloween activities. Enjoy the kid's "Spook-A-Rama" (games. crafts, and treats for children of all ages), site decorating, jack-o-lantern contest, and kids costume contest. Continue into the night by visiting our fabulous haunted house and then conclude your evening by dressing up for the adult costume contest to be held at the DJ dance.
Oct. 1: 7th Annual Chili Cook-off. The competition gets more interesting every year. Last year, the People's Choice Award went to a man who had a cold and couldn't even taste his chili. Another year, 3 sisters who had never made chili before won a prize. Before that, a chili made with a mere 5 ingredients – one of which was ketchup - won. So who knows? Maybe it's your turn! If history is any guide, the gourmands have every reason to fear! Dance with DJ at night.
Oct. 8: 15th Annual Seafood Festival/Dragon Run Day RUN/2ND Annual "Ride The Dragon" Bike Rides (100 Mile, 50 Mile and 25 Mile Options): This festival is one of our biggest events of the year. On the second Saturday of every October, we enjoy delicious seafood and celebrate the rich natural heritage of the Dragon Run watershed and stream. Also featured are hands-on exhibits and displays, a craft bazaar, hayrides and live entertainment throughout the day. A recent addition to the day's events: "Ride the Dragon" Bike Rides, sponsored by Gloucester County Parks and Recreation. Pre-registration required. To register, go to www.gloucesterparks.org.
Oct. 29: Halloween Weekend: Chesapeake Bay is hands-down the best place to bring your kids or grandkids for Halloween. Dozens of rigs are decorated for our annual contest, there are pumpkins to be painted or carved, and stiff (ha!ha!) costume contests for all ages. Trick-or-Treat around the campground at nightfall, and then dance off all that sugar at the Monster Mash Dance, DJ'd by Count Dracula himself.
Gateway to Cape Cod
Oct. 8: Columbus Day Weekend: Our last long weekend of the camping season. Enjoy family time by the campfire. Entertainment on Saturday night.
Oct. 15: Halloween (Closing) Weekend: Don't miss our last weekend of fun with pumpkin painting, haunted wagon rides, Trick-or-Treating, and some spooky entertainment too! Decorate your site and sign up for our contest to win some really scary prizes.
Oct. 16: Preserve Closes – See you next spring – have a happy, healthy winter!
October 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30
Oct. 1-2: Octoberfest Weekend: RVR is a great place to celebrate the start of October with fun crafts and activities. Saturday night will be our annual Octoberfest celebration. We supply the Bratwurst, Knockwurst and hot dogs. Campers, please bring side dishes and desserts to share along with your own table setting and serving spoons.
Oct. 8-10: Columbus Day Weekend and 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser: Join us for the last 3-day weekend of the camping season. We will have crafts, games and our annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser with the proceeds donated to the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Research Fund. Tickets should be purchased in advance. Live Entertainment on Saturday – Soundwave Entertainment DJ Service.
Oct. 29-30: Halloween Weekend: Celebrate Halloween with us at RVR! The weekend will include crafts, games and Trick-or-Treating throughout the preserve. Live Entertainment Saturday – Joey "B".
Oct. 1-2: Chili Cook-off.
Oct. 14-16: Halloween Spectacular.
Through October 16
Oct. 1: 3rd Annual Chili-Cook-off: Enter your own special, regular, spicy or white chili.
Oct.8: Last Pig Roast of the season: This one is a potluck. Trail Dust Band performs in the evening.
Oct. 15: Deep-Fried Turkey Dinner with fixins'.
Oct. 22: Haunted Barn: The Barn will be up and running for Halloween Fright Night, plus a site decorating contest and pumpkin carving. No Limit Bank entertains in the evening.
Sept. 30-Oct. 2: All About Apples Weekend includes Friday night Candy Bar Bingo in the Barn and Saturday events include crafts, wagon ride, and Apple games.
Oct. 7-9: Fall Festival 1: Features Friday night movies and Saturday crafts, wagon ride and Scavenger Hunt.
Oct. 14-16: Fall Festival II includes Friday night games and Saturday crafts, wagon ride, and Leaf Hunt and Leaf Collector Album.
Oct. 21-23: Halloween and Closing Weekend events include Saturday crafts, wagon ride, Trick-or-Treat, and Halloween Party with DJ Steve.
Weekends Throughout October
Oct. 8-11: Discover the Poconos. Our weekend will showcase your talents as well as the many diverse activities in the Poconos. Discover some new skills; refresh the old. Fall foliage is at its peak! We'll relax and make some s'mores at the campfire.
Oct. 29: Boo! Celebrate Halloween with lots of fun for kids of all ages. We will be Trick-or-Treating and decorating pumpkins. Costume Parade and Contest at the Monster Mash in the Rec. Hall on Saturday evening.
Timothy Lake North
Oct. 7-9: October Festivities! Root Beer chug, sauerkraut eating contest and a fun hayride are all planned for this festive holiday weekend! Enjoy live entertainment on Saturday evening!
Oct. 14-16: Fall Frenzy! Nature walks, scavenger hunts, and fall arts & crafts are on the agenda this autumn weekend!
Oct. 21-23: Spooktacular Countdown! Get ready for Halloween and join us for pumpkin painting, mask making and candy hunts!
Oct. 28-30: Haunted Mountain Top Mansion. Bring your costumes and spooky decorations with you this weekend! We're hosting Trick-or-Treating and hayrides to the pumpkin patch! Howl in terror as you enter the Haunted Mountain Top Mansion for a Halloween Party filled with scary fun and live entertainment!
Oct. 8: Fall Fling! Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage while playing carnival games, drinking apple cider and strolling through the "town" visiting different vendors.
Oct. 14-16: Halloween Weekend: A fearfully fun filled festivity! Kids will enjoy a Creepy Craft. Prizes will be awarded for Pumpkin Carving (bring your own pumpkin), Campsite Decorating, and Creative Costumes for kids, adults, and pets. You won't want to miss Trick-or-Treating, the Haunted Hayride or the Devilish DJ Dance!
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