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State Parks this October

Autumn, also known as Santa Cruz’s “secret summer” is here, and along with it comes a great event at Wilder Ranch State Park: the Heritage Harvest Festival.

This year’s Heritage Harvest Festival at Wilder Ranch State Park will mark the 40th anniversary of the acquisition the park. Learn more about the festival and the founding of the park on the Wilder Ranch webpage. You also can join the Heritage Harvest Festival and 40th Anniversary event here on Facebook.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 25th

Heritage Harvest Festival!

Wilder Ranch State Park

11:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday, October 25th

The Missing Arm of William Waddell

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

6:30 pm registration begins

Saturday, October 25th

Hides & Tallow

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park

1:00 to 2:00 pm