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Bates Nut Farm features Heartbeat Happening Car Show



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The Heartbeat Happening Car Show will be held at Bates Nut Farm this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 23, 2014
Once again, Spring Fling at Bates Nut Farm highlights the 16th annual Heartbeat Happening Car Show on April 27. From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., shoppers and car enthusiasts alike can spend the day admiring classic cars and shopping for handmade items in a festive atmosphere.

The Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Fair features over 80 artisans selling their one-of-a-kind handmade items. Pottery, glass, artwork, woodwork, jewelry, and fabric arts will be offered for sale.

The popular car show is sponsored by Heartbeat Classic Chevys Car Club. The event will showcase cars of all makes and models built in 1975 or before. There will also be big rig tractors on display. Visitors will admire these lovingly-restored cars and have the opportunity to talk with the owners.

In past years, the popular car show has showcased over 200 entries, filling the west side of the park. Admission to the car show is free. For more information about the car club, visit www.heartbeatclassicchevys.com

"We are having a star party that will run from sundown to sunrise on both Friday and Saturday evenings," said Linda Gluckman, Public Relations for Bates Nut Farm. "After a full night of stargazing, the Valley Center Lions Club will serve their famous pancake breakfast."

The breakfast starts at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, eggs, orange juice, and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds benefit local charities.

Kid-friendly activities continue throughout the weekend including the petting zoo and pony rides available for a small charge.

Bates Nut Farm is situated on 100 acres, surrounded by mulberry and oak trees. Open year round, the Farm is best known for its pumpkin patch and fall activities. However, any time of the year is an ideal time to visit. People from all over the world enjoy this tranquil setting. Visitors picnic under the trees, feed the animals at the farm zoo, and shop for candy, nuts, and gifts at the two retail shops.

Bates Nut Farm is located at 15954 Woods Valley Road in Valley Center. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. There is no admission to the Farm and parking is free. For directions or more information call (760) 749-3333 or visit www.batesnutfarm.biz.

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