"Boo at the Zoo" Event at America's Teaching Zoo in Moorpark, October 26-27, 2019

On October 26-27, 2019, America’s Teaching Zoo hosts its annual Boo At The Zoo event, featuring animal shows, face painting, trick-or-treating and more.

Make sure you wear your best costume for the parade and costume contest at 3 pm! The zoo is open 11am to 5pm. General admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children (3-12). Kids 2 and under are FREE.

Located at 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. zoo.moorparkcollege.edu


22nd Annual Underwood Family Farms Fall Harvest Festival, September 28 to October 31, 2019

Underwood Family Farms' 22nd Annual Fall Harvest Festival will take place September 28 to October 31, 2019.

Friends of the Farm Weekend is back September 28-29. There will be demonstrations including fire trucks, ambulances, tank type vehicle, bomb squad with their bomb robot, police car/motorcycle, search and rescue displays and much more. 

October 5-6 is Farm Country Weekend, complete with country and bluegrass music and a live-remote visit from local station KHAY. 

Antique Tractor Weekend is October 12-13 (10am-4pm) with antique tractors and a tractor parade!

October 19-20 is Western Weekend - from 11am - 3pm, there will be stunt ropers, a covered wagon, music, magic and much more! At 3:00, the cowboys ride off, but the festival continues until 6:00pm with music, games, rides, races and tons of family fun.

Saturday/Sunday October 26-27 is All About Pumpkins weekend, with live entertainment from 10:30-5:30. There will be demonstrations and displays of pumpkins, squash, and gourds as well as new and different ways to decorate them.
On the weekends, food vendors serve up Lions Club hot dogs, hamburgers, roasted corn on the cob, pie, Spencer MacKenzie's Mexican food, shave ice, kettle corn, cookies and much more. 

On hand for purchase will be varieties of gourds, winter squash, Indian corn, and other fall decorating accessories, as well as a large selection of pumpkin carving accessories. There will be acres and acres of pumpkins, country games and activities, pig races and great photo opportunities!

Festival hours are 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Ticket prices as follows:

$16.00 - Sept 28-29, Oct 5-6
$22.00 - Oct 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

$8.00 Mon-Fri (non-festival admission). Ages 2 and under are free.

Online tickets available in September:
$12.00 - in September for 1st 2 weekends ONLY
$14.00 - in October for first 2 weekends ONLY

Weekend admission includes a tractor-drawn wagon ride, corn maze, hay pyramids, Animal Center with Fun Hill, Craig's Chicken Show, Kids' Corral & play area plus live bands including themed weekend entertainment, animal show, pig races and much more.

More info at www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com/fall_harvest_festival.html.

Veterans Day Observance in Moorpark on Monday, November 11, 2019


Veterans Day Observance on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial , corner of Spring Road and Flinn Avenue in Moorpark

Presented by the American Legion Post 502, the City of Moorpark, American Legion Auxiliary, Boy Scouts of America, Forty & Eight, and Kiwanis Club of Moorpark. The groups will honor the men and women who have served, who are serving and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Refreshments will be provided.

Contact the American Legion for more information at 805.523.3355.

Free Admission to America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College on September 21, 22, 2019

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Moorpark College invites the community to experience America’s Teaching Zoo free of charge on September 21 and 22. Guests will experience wild animal encounters and presentations, as well as big cat feedings and animal training demonstrations. These demonstrations provide unique opportunities to witness operant conditioning and the student/animal bond.

“We want our community to know that we appreciate their support, and what better way to do that than to invite them in for free?” says Mara Rodriguez, zoo staff at America’s Teaching Zoo. “We hope first-time visitors will take advantage of this promotion and come to appreciate our Zoo as a community resource.”

America’s Teaching Zoo is located on the Moorpark College campus, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Operation hours and animal presentations will be from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wild animal encounters and presentations will be at noon and 2 p.m. The event is free to all attendees.

America’s Teaching Zoo is also home to an important program that trains the next generation of animal stewards. The Exotic Animal Training and Management program (EATM) provides students with high-quality instruction in exotic animal care and training, giving them hands-on experience while caring for nearly 200 animals at the Zoo.

For more information, call (805) 378-1441 or visit moorparkcollege.edu/zoo.

Rendezvous at the Zoo Fundraiser at Moorpark Teaching Zoo on October 10, 2019

The Moorpark Teaching Zoo's Rendezvous at the Zoo event will take place on October 10, 2019. This age 21+ event will combine wild animal encounters, wine and hors d’oeuvres with a silent auction on the sprawling terrace of the Exotic Animal Training and Management building. 

Proceeds will go towards funding student scholarships, animal medical care and zoo projects.

Visit zoo.moorparkcollege.edu/events to buy tickets.

Haunted High Street Event in Moorpark on Thursday, October 31, 2019


Join the City of Moorpark on Halloween night, for some spooky family fun on historic High Street!  Admission is free, and there is a nominal fee for games and some attractions.  Activities will include a trunk-or-treat, Halloween movies at the High Street Arts Center, a costume contest with awesome prizes (a contest for dogs too!), and much more!  The event hours are 5-8pm. www.moorparkca.gov/765/Haunted-High-Street

6th Annual Moorpark Mammoth Run 5K/10K on Sunday, October 6, 2019

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The City of Moorpark and the Rotary Club of Moorpark Noontime present the 6th Annual Moorpark Mammoth Run 5K/10K on Sunday, October 6, 2019

Run the ancient trails of the Southern Mammoths through the beautiful rolling hills of Moorpark. There's also a 1 mile fun run/walk planned. Event will also include music, dancing, warm-up stretches, yoga and giveaways. Proceeds from the Moorpark Mammoth Run will go to local charities and the Rotary Foundation.

Due to the overwhelming success of the 5k/10k Mammoth Run, event venue has been changed to Arroyo Vista Community Park in 2019 starting at 8:30am. Learn more at www.moorparkmammothrun.com.

2019 Moorpark Country Days Parade and Street Fair on Saturday, October 5th

The Moorpark Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Moorpark and Country Days
Committee are pleased to present
Moorpark Country Days 2019
featuring Moorpark’s premier parade and street fair.
You are invited to participate in this fun family celebration!

Moorpark Country Days will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 on Historic High Street between Moorpark Ave. and Spring Rd. in Moorpark. Country Days is a time-honored tradition that begins with the cheers and waves of hundreds of families and friends as the parade makes its way along Historic High Street. Immediately following the parade is a good old fashion street fair featuring local vendors, crafts, entertainment, a children’s village and more fun!

The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. The street fair runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free to the public! Visit www.moorparkcountrydays.com or call 805.529.0322 for more information.