Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

St. Michael’s By-the-Sea is the oldest church in Carlsbad, and one of the four oldest buildings in Carlsbad Village. The 1894 historic chapel now resides adjacent to a larger, newer chapel, both of which hold regular church services. Once a year St. Michael’s By-the-Sea hosts the Carlsbad Music Festival, an artist-led, grass-roots non-profit that features …

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Every Thursday before Halloween Oceanside’s weekly Sunset Market is transformed into Haunted Market. People of all ages dress up and go trick-or-treating at vendor’s booths. It seems even more vendors participated this year than in years past. Haunted Market is the best way to kick off All Hallows’ Eve, our pre-tradition tradition.

My favorite winery, Rancho Guejito, is trying something new. This Friday they opened their vineyard to popcorn eating, wine drinking movie goers, showing Hocus Pocus on an inflatable big screen. Typically Rancho Guejito is only opened to the public on Saturday and Sunday, their winery being a small portion of their 23,000 acre rancho which …

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Mellano Farm Stand is a 300 acre organic flower farm along the San Luis Rey River located in a rural agricultural area of Oceanside, where Oceanside meets Bonsall. The small farm stand sells some vegetables and semi-local eggs along with tickets for the tractor ride and corn maze. The corn maze is super small, the …

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The Temecula Greek Festival attracts thousands of visitors every year (except the last two) who want to celebrate and learn about Greece culture. This tradition has been taking place for the past two decades, although this is our first time attending. Luckily for us, a huge part of culture is food and drink. Feta fries, …

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In 1888, the Encinitas Santa Fe Railroad Station aided travelers move up and down the Californian coastline. After WWII, when car ownership was more common and train travel less popular, the train station facilitated freights. The station closed completely in 1969, and a few years later it was moved to its current location on Highway …

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