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- September 20, 2013

It's cooling down, but downtown Pleasanton is 'sizzling'

Events keep coming as Fall begins

"Sizzling Saturdays" will continue in downtown Pleasanton tomorrow night and again next Saturday as merchants gear up for Halloween and other upcoming Fall events.

Laura Olson, executive director of the Pleasanton Downtown Association, said "Sizzling Saturdays" feature live music and special offers from downtown shops and restaurants as they close out their summer events season.

Participating are Acadia Health, Little Gallery, Cupid's Candy Shop, Lanvie Apparel, Redcoats, Rick's Picks, Sincerely Yours Cards and Gifts, Studio Seven Arts, Savvy Seconds, Clover Creek, Therapy and Towne Center Books.

Then comes the Antique Faire on Sunday, Oct. 13. It will feature up to 400 dealers selling antiques and collectibles. All items will be at least 20 years old, Olson said.

"This is the place to shop for repurposed, upcycled, rustic, antiques and collectibles, as well as clothing, furniture, jewelry, toys, ephemera, home decor and more," she added.

The Antiques and Collectables Faire will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 13.

Halloween follows with the downtown merchants offering samples of a variety of local beers and small bites to the holiday crowd from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Although children will have to wait until Oct. 31 for Halloween, downtown stores and restaurants will jump the gun with the annual trick-or-treat event for adults, many of them dressed in costumes.

Tickets will be available online starting next Thursday, Sept. 26, at the $30 pre-sale price until Oct. 19. After that date, the price goes to $35. Tickets include admission to the event, a commemorative beer glass, event map, and beer tastings with food samples at participating downtown locations.

Tickets will also be sold at Main Street Brewery, 830 Main St., Redcoats, 336 St. Mary St., and at Studio Seven Arts, 400 Main St.

For more information on any of these events, email Julie Vlahon at


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