Autumn in the Bay Area is a magical time.  San Francisco’s Indian summer creates the perfect climate to enjoy the fall harvest and an abundance of outdoor festivities held this time of year.  We’ve rounded up a few of our local favorites for you to enjoy:

2013 Harvest Festival.  This weekend, October 26th and 27th, join CUESA and The Ferry Building as they celebrate Food Day, a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable foodPartake in a weekend of tasting, cooking and demonstrations as CUESA showcases recipes, harvest-themed activities and autumnal sampling for all to enjoy. There will also be pumpkin decorating, face painting, live music and a petting zoo, so bring the entire family.

Details for this event can be found here.

2013 Harvest Festival
- Saturday, October 26, 2013 | 9 am to 1 pm
- Sunday, October 27, 2013 | 11 am to 2 pm
- Ferry Plaza

Don’t forget Fido! Our pet-friendly city always offers something for our four-legged friends. If your pooch needs to stretch its legs and you do too, Golden Gate Park presents Pet Pride Day.

Dress up your pet and head to the annual Pet Pride Day in Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday, October 27, 2013.

There will be a Halloween pet costume contest, pet trick competitions, adoptable animals, performing dogs, activities for kids and pet product vendors; all in all a wonderful way to get out and enjoy this amazing fall weather.

This fun and free event is presented by the Friends of Animal Care & Control and benefits a number of animal shelters throughout the city.  A complete list of vendors and rescue partners can be found here.

2013 Pet Pride Day
Sunday, October 27, 2013 | 11 am to 3 pm
Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park

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