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A dozen suggestions to get you out of the house

Discover Butte County, a visitor guide to the North Valley.

Discover Butte County, a visitor guide to the North Valley.

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Go to CN&R’s website, www.newsreview.com/chico, to find a calendar of community events year-round. Also, pick up a copy of Discover Butte County at locations around town or at our offices, 353 E. Second St., in downtown Chico.

A dozen suggestions to get you out of the house

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest

Sept. 29-30 & Oct. 6-7. Sierra Nevada’s annual fall celebration offers two weekends of Oktoberfest food, beer and music under the tent in the brewery’s hop field. It’s sold out, so you’d better have tickets. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., 1075 E. 20th St., 893-3520, sierranevada.com/oktoberfest

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. Laxson Auditorium at Chico State. The multiple Grammy-winning orchestra, known for its “hard-core New York-style salsa,” brings its rhythm to Chico. csuchico.edu/upe/performance

Book Family Farm pumpkin patch

Oct. 1-31, Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The pumpkin patch is an annual attraction at Book Family Farm, which also offers interactive tours by appointment—feed the chickens, learn about rotational grazing, etc. 5153 Heavy Horse Lane, Durham, 342-4375, bookfamily farm.net

Pun’kin Patch at Maisie Jane’s

Oct. 1-31. Open to general public on weekends, and for field trips on weekdays. Call for availability. With scavenger hunts, pumpkin relays and pumpkin picking. Also on site: giant sunflowers and gourds. 3764 Hegan Lane, 899-7909, maisiejanes.com

Chico Beer Week

Oct. 5-14. Chico News & Review and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. present Chico Beer Week 2017. For 10 days, Chico’s breweries, bars and restaurants will host an array of special events, including tap takeovers, beer/food pairings, specialty releases, etc. It all starts with Brewfork, a craft beer and food truck rally hosted by the Chico News & Review Foundation and Fork in the Road at Manzanita Place, Oct. 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m. www.chicobeer week.net, www.facebook.com/chicobeerweek

Johnny Appleseed Days

Oct. 7-8. Johnny Appleseed Days traces its roots back to an annual fair first held in 1888. Nowadays, in preparation for the festival, Paradise residents bake 1,000 apple pies to celebrate the area’s apple heritage. Plus vendors, entertainment and a kid’s play area. Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway, Paradise, www.paradisechamber.com

Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend

Oct. 7-8, locations vary. Tour Butte County’s farms and wineries and taste the very best of their wares. New this year: lunch stops—$10 gets you a sandwich at either Maisie Jane’s in Chico or the Wagon Wheel in Oroville. www.sierraoro.org

Emmylou Harris

Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. Laxson Auditorium at Chico State. The beloved singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy winner, who’s played with everyone from Ryan Adams to Dolly Parton, treats Chico to a night of Americana. www.csuchico.edu/upe/performance

Open Studios Art Tour

Oct. 21-22 & 28-29, various locations. Chico Art Center’s popular annual event brings all of Chico’s visual artists into one art-walking guide, allowing patrons to visit the artist studios, galleries and other art spaces in Chico and throughout Butte County over the course of two weekends. chicoartcenter.com

Treat Street

Oct. 31, 2-5 p.m. Downtown Chico gets into the Halloween spirit for Treat Street, when businesses open their doors to costumed children hoping to trade tricks for treats.

Christmas Preview

Nov. 19, 4-8 p.m. A downtown Chico tradition since 1978, Christmas Preview is the official kick-off of the holiday season. The Sunday before Thanksgiving, downtown shops get festively dressed up and filled with cheer to show off their holiday wares, and the streets are closed to traffic to allow the musicians, dancers, Santa and revelers to gather and enjoy a night of communal celebration. www.down townchico.com

A Very Chico Nutcracker

Nov. 30-Dec. 3. Laxson Auditorium at Chico State. Based on the classic ballet, but infused with local history, A Very Chico Nutcracker follows the Stansbury family on the night before Christmas. Performance by Chico Community Ballet. csuchico.edu/upe/performance