Pumpkins, Zombies, and More Football

October 13, 2015

Perry Family Farms Pumpkin Patch: 10/1-10/31, Fremont 

colorful pumpkins 2Pumpkin season is upon us, and whether you are looking to decorate your home for fall, are on a quest to find jack-o-lantern worthy specimens, or simply want to enjoy the pumpkin patch experience on a pleasant autumn day, Perry Family Farms is the perfect place to take the whole family. The patch is open Monday – Friday, 12pm to 7pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 7pm through October 31, and features a vast assortment of locally grown pumpkins, a kids maze and tire patch, a haystack pyramid for climbing, character cut-outs to take photos with, a picnic area, and more!

Zombie Brew Crawl: Saturday, 10/17, Martinez 

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Head to downtown Martinez for the 3rd Annual Zombie Brew Crawl, where you’ll find both zombies and humans meandering along Main St. and sampling beers from more than 23 craft breweries. Zombie costumes aren’t required, though there will be prizes for the best individual and group costumes. And, if you’re feeling famished after all the beer sampling, you can check out one of downtown Martinez’s many great restaurants. Tickets for this fun and unique event can be purchased online in advance or at the event. To get there, take the Capitol Corridor to the Martinez station, which is steps from downtown.

Pizzacraft 2nd Annual Pizzafest: 10/17, Berkeley 

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For delicious pizza and a good time, come to Berkeley for the 2nd Annual Pizzafest on Saturday from 11 am to 3pm. Taking place at the corner of Gilman and 9th streets, this event will celebrate all things pizza and feature fresh pizza from over 15 chefs, with an opportunity for exhibitors to vote for their favorite! Pre-sale tickets can be purchased online through October 14, and tickets will also be available at the door. Kids under 12 are free with an accompanying adult, and adult tickets include a wristband for the beer tent. To get your pizza fix, take the Capitol Corridor to the Berkeley station.

 49ers vs. Ravens: 10/18, Santa Clara


Football fans going to the San Francisco 49ers game on Sunday can make the trip without the hassle by taking the train to the game! The Capitol Corridor makes travel to Levi’s Stadium a breeze, not to mention you can enjoy a variety of pre-game refreshments in our Café Car. To get to the game, take the train to the Santa Clara/Great America station, which is a five-minute walk to the stadium entrance and all of the game-day fun.



Kick Off Fall With Battle of the Bay Baseball, Food and Music Festivals

September 24, 2015


Greetings, Capitol Corridor riders! Welcome to Cappy’s Weekend Picks, our roundup of fun weekend events you can get to on the Capitol Corridor! This is a new regular feature on the Get On Board blog to inspire your weekend with happenings along the route, between Sacramento and San Jose, and beyond. This weekend, Cappy recommends:
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Gold Rush Days – A Labor Day Getaway to the Old West

August 28, 2015

Looking for some family fun over Labor Day weekend? Go back in time to experience Gold Rush Days, an annual four-day festival in Old Sacramento. The Capitol Corridor train between San Jose and Sacramento will get you within steps of all the action, and with BART not running service to San Francisco over the holiday weekend, this is a great way to avoid the inevitable Bay Area traffic jams! More Gold Rush Days – A Labor Day Getaway to the Old West