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 November 15, 2011 (Valley Center) --  Bates Nut Farm will host the Annual Santa’s Coming-Craft Fair over Thanksgiving weekend. The Craft Fair will be open November 25, 26 and 27; Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Approximately 80 artisans will be selling a variety of handmade crafts and fine art, just in time to start your holiday shopping.

Jewelry, woodworking, candles, toys, fabric arts, and more will be available through vendors. Kids can enjoy face painting, Kids’n Paint, the farm zoo and kettle corn. 

Prepare yourself for a day of shopping with a hearty pancake breakfast.  The Valley Center Lions Club will be serving pancakes; eggs, bacon and sausage from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., and the proceeds will benefit local charities. The price of the breakfast is $6.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Children.

Live entertainment and a BBQ lunch will be offered from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. all weekend. Friday, listen to Country Rock with Calico Ridge; Saturday, features Bluegrass from the Ash Street Ramblers, and Sunday the Honky Tonk Kings, play Honky Tonk music with a western swing.
Bates Nut Farm - Nuts may have made Bates famous, but now there is over 5000 square feet of gifts to be found on the farm at the Farmer’s Daughter located in the original barn and the Bates gift shop. It is fun to browse through the nooks and crannies of home and garden accessories, kitchen items, baby, stationery, collectibles, candles, personal care, jewelry, inspirational books, greeting cards, seasonal items and much more. There is a little something for everyone at the 100 acre ranch.
Bates Nut Farm started with walnuts, but now purchases nuts from all over the world. In 1921, Gilbert and Beatrice Bates, purchased the Walnut Slope Ranch in Valley Center. They raised their family of five boys. Little did they know that 80 years later their family farm would provide joy and pleasure for five generations of their family, and also for the thousands of visitors from around the world.
Bates Nut Farm is located 20 minutes east of I-15 through Escondido at 15954 Woods Valley Rd., Valley Center, CA 92082.  Farm and Store hours are 9-5 daily.  Entrance to the Farm, Craft Fair and parking are free.
For more information and directions call 760-749-3333 or visit or contact:
Linda Gluckman
760.333.2021 (cell)
Sherrie Ness, Marketing Manager
760.803.4723 (cell)


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