San Mateo Event Center: November Events

Posted on October 16, 2012


November Events

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November 2 , 3 and 4: Hillsborough Antique Show, Expo Hall

The West’s Most Prestigious Antique Show is an Antique Show for the 21st Century Too! 325 Dealers From North America, Europe and Asia in 506 Booths. Vintage Home Furnishings Including Furniture, Lamps, Textiles & Accessories from Various Periods including Arts & Crafts and Modern, Art, Pottery, Glass & Porcelain, Silver, Jewelry, Antique Toys & Playthings, Books, Ephemera, Country Store & Coin-Op. Whether you are a connoisseur or just starting to buy, you will find a home at Hillsborough. Proceeds from the Show support our Veterans by the work of United Voluntary Services at 44 VA Medical Centers throughout the United States.

Date(s) and Time(s):   Friday, November 2 11am – 8pm / Saturday, November 3 11am – 7pm / Sunday, November 4 11am – 5pm

Admission:  $10 Adults, $8 Seniors (65+)

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

For Discount Coupon and Show Information:

November 7: MPSF Speaker Series, Fiesta Hall

The MPSF Speaker Series has twice been voted “Best Lecture Series in the Nation” by the International Platform Association, and provides 3 separate speakers series locations.  Past speakers have included President Jimmy Carter, Bill Moyers, Lesley Stahl, Ann Richard and Carl Sagan.

Speaker scheduled for November 7:  Douglas Brinkley.

For tickets and more information, visit:

Date and Time:  November 7, 8:00pm – 9:30pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)

Parking:  $5.00, cash per vehicle

November 9, 10 and 11:  Harvest Festival, Expo Hall

Find Something Amazing Around Every Corner!  Shop The Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show with 24,000 handmade American art & crafts in hundreds of booths, all day entertainment, and kids activity center. Each Harvest Festival features hundreds of artisans exhibiting American handmade items including beautiful jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, original art, hand-turned wood, music, ceramics and much more.  Enjoy three fun-packed days of shopping, stage and strolling entertainment, and festival food all for the price of one ticket.  Please visit: for more information.

Date(s) and Time(s):  Friday, November 9  10am – 6pm / Saturday, November 10 10am – 6pm  / Sunday, November 11 10am – 5pm

Admission:  Adults, $9 / Seniors (62+), $7 / Youth (13 -17), $4

Order tickets:

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

November 13 and 27:, Sequoia Hall

The largest foreclosed home auctions, trustee sale foreclosure auctions, luxury home auctions, commercial property auctions, note auctions & land auctions.

Dates and Time: November 13 and 27 —  Registration, 12pm; Auction begins 1pm

What to bring:  Cash or cash equivalent (permitted forms of checks should be made payable to yourself or, LLC) required on auction day.  Government-issued identification required on auction day.

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

November 16, 17 and 18:  Motorcycle Show, Expo Hall

For over 30 years, the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® have been the premiere winter refuge for over 600,000 powersports enthusiasts throughout the nation. All the latest models and accessories available for motorcycles, ATVs and scooters are on display from the industry’s leading manufacturers from November to February in major consumer markets across the nation, along with seminars, action features and historic motorcycle displays.

Date(s) and Time(s):  Fri, November 16 3pm – 8pm / Sat, November 17 9:30am – 8pm / Sun, November 18 9:30am – 8pm

Admission:  Adult – $13 (pre-sale/online), $15 (online/at door), Child – $6 (pre-sale/online), $10 (online/at door)

Ticketing and Information:

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

November 19:  Monday Night Football with Mancave Memorabilia, Jockey Club

San Mateo Event Center,  Sporting Facility – Jockey Club has teamed up with Man-Cave Memorabilia to give you once a month unforgettable MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.   All you can eat buffet by Ovations Catering, for $15, plus, overnight parking if you have a little too much fun!  Other, surprises to be announced…  21+ and over, please.

Date and Time:  Monday, November 19, 2012  Chicago vs. San Francisco,   Doors @ 5:00 pm Game starts at 5:30pm

Admission:  please go to for ticketing  $15 – All you can eat buffet;  $5 General Admission.  RSVP in advance online and avoid the Admission Fee.


Service Announcement:

We regret to announce that Mancave Mondays Have been cancelled.  Thank you for your support.


Parking:  No Charge, 2495 S Delaware Street lot. Overnight Parking Allowed.

November 20 – December 25:  Dee John’s Christmas Tree Sales, West Parking Lot, Redwood Hall

Dee John’s Christmas Tree Sales include Noble Fir, Douglas Fir, Silver Tip, and Grand Fir ranging in size from 2 feet to 14 feet. Taller trees are available upon request by ordering in advance. Call the farm for advance orders: 503-210-5480.  State licensed to apply fire retardant to trees for business and flock trees.  ***Open at 8:00am on Thanksgiving Day!!***  Special Coupon! $5 off for 6-foot trees or taller.  Print out from website:

Date(s) and Time(s):  Tuesday, November 20 through December 24 **Or Until SOLD OUT**  9am – 9pm Daily.

Parking:  FREE!

November 23, 24 and 25:  International Gem and Jewelry Show, Expo Hall

This is the most dazzling display of gems, jewelry, beads, accessories and minerals you’ll ever see under one roof. For more than 44 years, the acclaimed International Gem and Jewelry Show has been bringing the largest selection of jewelry at the lowest prices to locations across the country — and now the show is back in town. You can expect to find colored gemstones, exquisite fine jewelry, gold and silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets, beads and crystals, ethnic jewelry, classic pearls, vintage estate jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands, designer watches and one-of-a-kind seasonal pieces. With a huge selection and special show pricing direct from worldwide designers and manufacturers, this show is perfect for gem enthusiasts, jewelry lovers and those of us looking for unique new accessories at a great price.
Date(s) and Time(s):  Fri, November 23  12pm – 6pm / Sat, November 24 10am – 6pm / Sun, November 25 11am – 5pm

Admission:  $8, good for all three days. Purchase advance DISCOUNTED tickets [$6.00] at!

Ticketing and Information:

New Show Policy: Children 8 & under are not permitted.

Parking: $10, cash per vehicle

November 28: MPSF Speaker Series — An Evening of Satire, Fiesta Hall

MPSF Speaker Series welcomes Mo Rocca, PJ O’Rourke and Peter Grosz to the Bay Area for a pre-holiday evening program of satire and stories on current events. Though best known to public radio listeners for their appearances on Chicago Public Radio’s Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me!, Mo Rocca, PJ O’Rourke and Peter Grosz are forces of wit and wisdom in their own rights, having sold millions of books and appeared on television and stage. Each offers an entirely unique perspective on what’s happening in your world, whether you know about it or not.

For tickets and more information, visit

Date and Time:  Wednesday, November 28, 8pm – 9:30pm (Doors open at 7pm)

Parking:  $5, cash per vehicle

About the San Mateo County Event Center:

San Mateo Event Center is the Bay Area’s top destination for events, meetings, promotions, and special events – from 6,000 to 35 people. Offering expansive space, lush landscaping, and flexible amenities conveniently located 20 minutes from all major cities. Call us today! 650-574-3247