Weekend Events Oct. 12-14

By Sarah Grieco
|  Monday, Oct 15, 2012  |  Updated 8:06 AM PDT
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With fall in full swing, there’s plenty to do in San Diego this weekend.

Whether you’re rolling solo or out with friend and family, here’s what’s happening.

Friday, Oct. 12

MCAS Miramar Air Show
9 a.m. at Miramar Way
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … the Blue Angels! Take the whole family to this free event and see an aircraft demonstration that’s practically out of this world.  Watch from the main flight line near base, or see an extreme view atop Cowles Mountain. This event continues to Sunday.

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest
4:30 p.m.  at Newport Ave. and Abbott St.
Get ready for a beach side Oktoberfest in conjunction with an epic band battle. Ocean Beach is hosting one of the largest beer-centric events this fall, featuring beer gardens, contests and a sausage tossing competition. Yes, you read that right. The two-day event is free to enter.

Saturday, Oct. 13

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Prospect Avenue and Kline Street on lower Girard Avenue
Venture to the heart of La Jolla for a premiere event focusing on local arts and entertainment. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival has something for everyone, including a silent auction, entertainment, and gourmet food and wine. Proceeds from the event go toward educational programs at local schools.

SDSU Homecoming Game
2:30 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium
Calling all Aztec fans, it's time to celebrate homecoming. Head over to the Q in your best red, black and gold apparel to cheer on San Diego State's football team to victory. There will be activities for students and alumni before and after the game in the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot.

Bates Nuts Farm Pumpkin Patch

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 15954 Woods Valley Rd.
Take the kids to a genuine pumpkin patch, complete with hayrides, face painting and enough pumpkins to fill a tractor. Tickets to enter the park cost $9 and include a jack-o-lantern pumpkin, entrance to the straw maze and a hayride.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Healthy Living Festival
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Del Mar Fairgrounds
More than 150 vendors will be happy to show you how to embrace a fit lifestyle at the Healthy Living Festival. There will be free workshops, seminars and cooking demonstrations for those looking to live nutritiously. Entrance to the event is free and open to the public.

Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5th Avenue between E and K Streets
Get ready to rev your engine at one of the premier car events of the year at the downtown Auto Showcase. Check out hundreds of vintage and contemporary cars for free, as the event is open to everyone.

Little Italy FESTA
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on India Street
Celebrate Italian culture (and pasta!) at the annual Little Italy FESTA street fair. Try your hand at the bocce ball tournament or savor some scrumptious ravioli. Families can check out the Kids Funzone, or view the Italian motor sports exhibit. The day-long event is free and more than 120,000 people are expected to attend.

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.

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