Harvest Moon is our yearly fundraiser and the most happening place to be every October. Chock full of bats, witches, jammin’ bands, awesome family fun and ‘world famous’ pumpkin bread that will knock your socks off! This tradition will keep your family wanting more from your friends at Open Classroom.

Saturday, October 8th • 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 9th • 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Great Pacific Pumpkin, 5100 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura (on Olivas Park Drive between Telephone Road and Victoria Avenue)

Free Activities …

  • Free admission! Public welcome!
  • Live music
  • Kid-friendly entertainment (reptile show, dance, karate, gymnastics, etc.)
  • Kid contests (limbo, marshmallow eating, musical hay bales, etc.)
  • Flea circus and magic show

Activities requiring game tickets or other payment (prices vary) …

  • Junior haunted house
  • Carnival games and prizes
  • Crafts and spin art
  • Face painting and temporary tattoos
  • Inflatables: jumper, slide and obstacle course ($15/wristband good for BOTH days, all day)
  • Raffle (tickets $1.00) and silent auction

Game Ticket Prices:
$0.50 per ticket, 10 tickets for $5.00, 22 tickets for $10.00 (10% extra), 35 tickets for $15.00 (15% extra), 48 tickets for $20.00 (20% extra)

For sale by Great Pacific Pumpkin:
Hayride, horse-drawn carriage, haybale maze, pumpkins and gourds

Food and soft drinks available for purchase:
Hamburgers, hot dogs, Jersey Mike’s subs, salads, nachos, fries and other snacks
Open Classroom’s “World-famous” Pumpkin Bread

Please respect our host by following the Open Classroom
parking signs and instructions from parking attendants.

Saturday, October 8
11:30 HOOP HABIT demo with Andi Epstein Audience participation required!
12:30 THE HOURS BEFORE, alternative rock with Open Classroom’s KR Hughes
1:30 SOMETIMES IN TUNE, bluegrass trio
3:00 FISH FRY, rock-n-roll and blues band
4:00 MATT ZELTZER, folk singer and song writer
5:15 DUSTY BOTTOM GIRLS with Heather Rae

Sunday, October 9
11:00 HOOP HABIT demo with Andi Epstein
12:00 JAIME WYATT playing “roots rock”
1:00 REPTILE FAMILY, hands-on reptile demonstration
2-hour jam with special guests:
Nick St. Nicholas (bass), Steppenwolf
Brian Batchley (harmonica), The Preachers Blues Band
Tim Carrol (guitar, vocals), Tim Carrol Blues Band
Chris Byrd (guitar, vocals), creator of Raging Arb and the Red Heads
Ross Emery (drums), Raging Arb and the Red Heads
Toby Emery (guitar, vocals), Raging Arb and the Red Heads, Jackass
JD (vocals), Raging Arb and the Red Heads, Privateers


A portion of the proceeds from Open Classroom K-8’s 2011 Harvest Moon Festival will be donated to FOOD Share, Ventura County’s food bank. FOOD Share partners with over 150 agencies to feed over 74,500 hungry families and friends in Ventura County.