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Is good food, fine drink and superb company your idea of a good time? Then look no further than Salinas, California, this fall…
 

1. Pick Your Pumpkin

Make your way to Borchard Farms for the annual California State Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Festival. There’s plenty to keep pumpkin-lovers happy every day from 10am until 8pm, including a visit to the Haunted Barn, meeting the farm animals, taking a roll around ‘Ghost Town’ and getting lost in the five-acre corn maze.
 

2. Sip Your Way Down the Roving River

Like a glass of wine as much as you like a bargain? Then the Roving River Road Tasting Pass is for you. You can experience $120 dollars’ worth of the very best wines that Monterey Country has to offer for just $45. The pass entitles you to one tasting flight at each of the following locations: Odonata South, Pessagno Winery, Manzoni Estate Vineyard, Puma Road Winery, Hahn Family Wines, Paraiso Vineyards, Ventana Estate Vineyards and Scheid Vineyards Estate Winery & Tasting Room.
 

3. Got the Blues? Then You Need Brews Too

The inaugural Blues & Brews festival is set to take place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Marketplace on October 21. Settle yourself in for a whole evening of craft beers and blues music. Breweries featured include Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, North Coast Brewing Company, Golden Road Brewing, Discretion Brewing, Peter B's Brewpub, Elkhorn Slough Brewing, English Ales, Ratel Cider, Monterey Bay Brewing Company and Carmel Valley Brewing,
 

4. Big Taste in Big Sur

You’d be crazy to miss the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival from November 2 to 5. You can experience private food and wine tastings on the Magical Mystery Tour; have bubbles for breakfast during a sparkling wine panel tasting; attend sommelier dinners or ‘go hiking with stemware’. What’s not to love?
 
With its pleasant and stylish rooms, the Laurel Inn & Conference Center is the perfect accommodation option if you’re planning to experience a delightfully delicious getaway this fall. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast, use the free high speed Wi-Fi, take a dip in the heated pool or enjoy a meal at the onsite Black Bear Diner.