Spend Labor Day weekend enjoying the Monterey Bay Greek Festival



Every Labor Day weekend at Carmel Hill Lodge know that Monterey Bay will be buzzing with excitement not only for the holiday, but for the Greek Festival also. Everyone in town for the weekend will be able to become Greek for a few days during the Monterey Bay Greek Festival. The festival itself will be held from Saturday September 1st through Monday September 3rd at the Custom House Plaza located at the Monterey State Historic Pak Fisherman’s Wharf. The starting time is at 11:00 a.m. each day.

monterey bay greek festival, labor day monterey, greek festival montereySit back, relax and watch as beautiful downtown Monterey Bay becomes enchanted with rich Mediterranean culture as Monterey Bay Greek Festival 2012 takes over. As one of the region’s most popular events each year, guests both young and old will not be able to resist the delectable traditional Greek foods that we have all come to know and love.  Included in the fun filled weekend of festive events will be traditional dancing, traditional live music, and even cultural lectures presented on all three days making this festival a true learning experience that the entire family will enjoy. During the evenings a traditional taverena will open where festival goers will be able to enjoy American and Greek beer, wine, and ouzo.

Admission to the Monterey Bay Greek Festival will be FREE for all to enjoy. Saturday and Sunday start times are at 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Monday the start time will be the same but the festival will be ending at 4:00 p.m. Some of the traditional style foods that will be served during this year’s festival would be baklava, gyros, traditional Greek coffees and much more. For more information on the event you can call (831) 402-4493. You don’t have to be Greek to enjoy this festival! Go out and enjoy the Monterey Bay Greek Festival 2012 this upcoming Labor Day weekend in beautiful Monterey bay.

Why don’t you leave us a comment telling us what you look forward to most about the upcoming Monterey Bay Greek Festival 2012?

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76th Annual Monterey County Fair Gears up for Another Awesome Event



The 76th annual Monterey County Fair theme for 2012 is “Very Berry Extraordinary” and will be held from August 29-September 3, 2012. Everyone at Carmel Hill Lodge is looking forward with great excitement to all the events that are held at the fairgrounds. Each day the Monterey County Fair will consist of several different events that will be filled with fun and excitement for everyone in the family. Make sure to plan out your daily events ahead of schedule and if you have the opportunity you can always purchase your county fair tickets online so you won’t have to worry about events being sold out. Advanced purchased tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12 years old.

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There will be carnival rides, fair food, games, family entertainment, and much more going on at the county fairgrounds giving both locals and visitors the opportunity to experience the great heritage along with unique history that has long been a part of Monterey Bay. With so many wonderful wines and such great produce stemming from the local agriculture, Monterey’s coast will be filled with excitement during the end of the summer season.

Fair goers this year will also able to enjoy the all the carnival rides provided by Helm and Sons Amusements. If live entertainment and music is your thing, opening days featured performance is scheduled to be Jerrod Neimann and Foghat. The Monterey County Fair will also have competitive events with both adult and junior level exhibits in gardening, arts and crafts, livestock, and even a daily cooking contest.

Here is a brief description of what special events are scheduled to take place throughout the entire week of the Monterey County Fair 2012:

  • Wednesday Aug 29th-KIDS DAY:  FREE admission all day for kids 12 & under
  • Thursday Aug 30th-$1 DAY:  $1 Admission, $1 Parking, $1 Carnival Tickets until 5pm, and Senior’s Day
  • Friday Aug 31st-MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY:  With a valid military I.D. all active Military enter FREE
  • Saturday Sept 1st-JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION DAY:  Junior Livestock Auction begins at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Sept 2nd-FIESTA DAY
  • Monday Sept 3rd-PICNIC DAY

Do you have exciting plans for the upcoming 76th annual Monterey County Fair 2012? If so, why not share some details with the rest of our readers by leaving a comment!

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Family Fun-Turkish Arts & Culture Festival Monterey August 25 -26



The 15th annual California Turkish Arts & Culture Festival Monterey is scheduled to be held on August 25th and August 26th at the Custom House Plaza across from Fishermen’s Wharf in Monterey.  Carmel Hill Lodge are once again ready for this phenomenal festival that brings out the best in Turkish Culture giving everyone the opportunity to experience the fun of the Turkish heritage.

turkish arts and culture, turkish festival montereyEven though the Turkish Arts & Culture Festival Monterey 2012 will be for only one weekend, the event is free of charge to the public and offers a variety of different happenings throughout Saturday and Sunday such as dancing, entertainment, music, arts, crafts, and much more. Once again visitors from all around the world will come to the prestigious Monterey Bay to celebrate the Turkish Arts & Culture Festival Monterey. The festival will be supported by the TAAC (Turkish American Association of California), a nonprofit public benefit corporation.

On Saturday, the scheduled events will begin at 11:00 a.m. and last until 7:00 p.m. that evening.  Events will include live Turkish style music, folk dancing, belly dancing, arts and crafts, and many different vendor booths as well. On Sunday much of the same will be on the docket but the time of the events will be a little different as the start time will be at 11:00 a.m. but it will end at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the different types of food and drinks that will be available for the Turkish Arts & Crafts Festival Monterey are Doner Kebab, Adana Kebab, Börek, Baklava, Turkish coffee, and much more. As for events lined up for the kids there will be painting, coloring, storytelling, puppet making, folk dancing, and games. A percentage of the money made during the festival will go to nonprofits throughout Monterey Bay.

The California Turkish Arts & Cultural Festival is filled with family fun and excitement. Leave us a comment about the most entertaining part of this festival if you’ve attended in the past.

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Monterey Auto Week – Classic Cars Take To the Streets in Monterey County



Excitement builds as one week each year in August Monterey Bay prepares for another spectacular Monterey Auto Week as classic cars from yesteryear take to the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca track, golf courses, parks, and streets of beautiful Monterey County.  Here at Believe Inn Monterey and Carmel Hill Lodge we are very excited about all the special events that take place in our beautiful city!

monterey auto week 2012, monterey automobile events, monterey car auction, monterey car rallyDating back some 60 plus years Monterey Auto Week started when members of the Sports Car Club of America West Coast edition created a partnership with Del Monte Properties Company to form Concours at Pebble Beach along with a road race here at the beautiful Monterey Peninsula. The event has grown over the past years making it a true celebration of both the city of Monterey as well as a showing of excellent automobiles from across the globe.

Tens of thousands of spectators will be gathering here for Monterey Auto Week 2012 to feast their eyes on some beautifully reconditioned automobiles. Event goers will also be entertained with driving events, parties, rallies, concours, auctions, vintage races, product unveilings, and much more in celebration of collectible and classic automobiles. The 2012 Auto Week’s featured marquee vehicles are the AC Shelby Cobra, Mercer, and Fiat.

Some of the main events that will be happening during the Monterey Auto Week 2012 include the Mecum at Monterey Auction, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally, Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, Russo and Steele Sport and Muscle Auction, The Quail-A Motorsports Gathering, and much more. There are also plenty of fine dining restaurants and hotel accommodations for those traveling from around the world.

Planned itinerary of scheduled events for Monterey Auto Week 2012:

  • Saturday & Sunday Aug 11th-12thRolex Monterey Motorsport Pre-Reunion
  • Tuesday Aug 14th-Automobilia Monterey, Concours on the Avenue
  • Wednesday Aug 15th-Automobilia Monterey, Gordon McCalls Motorworks Revival 2012, Monterey Car Week’s 4th Annual Rally, The Little Car Show, Dine in DeVine
  • Thursday Aug 16th-Russo and Steele’s 12th Annual Sports and Muscle Auction, Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, Mecum Muscle Cars & More, Bonham Quail Lodge Sale, Dine in DeVine, Cobra Racers, Hagerty Valuation Experts-Your Wingmen for the Pebble Beach Auctions, Special Advance Screening of Hit & Run Movie
  • Friday Aug 17th-Russo and Steele’s 12th Annual Sports and Muscle Auction, RM Auction, Mecum Muscle Cars & More, Concorso Italiano, Legends of the Autobahn, The Quail-A Motorsports Gathering, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Bonham Quail Lodge Sale, 18th Annual Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally
  • Saturday Aug 18th-Russo and Steele’s 12th Annual Sports and Muscle Auction, RM Auction, Mecum Muscle Cars & More, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Pebble Beach Auction, Tour d’LeMons, Cars and Coffee, The Ferrari Event, 11th Annual SCM Monterey Insider’s Seminar
  • Sunday Aug 19th-Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Pebble Beach Auction, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Have you enjoyed Monterey Auto Week classic in years past?  If so please share your experiences with our readers by commenting below!

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