|Irvine Park Railroad – Pumpkin Patch Through Oct. 31
Train rides, hay rides, a haunted house, a hay maze, pony rides, a moon bounce, panning for gold, face painting, picture stands, the Orange County Zoo, and a lot more.
Time/Place: Irvine Park Railroad
Contact: www.irvineparkrailroad.comKnott’s Scary Farm Sept. 21-Oct. 31
Knott’s Berry Farm is transformed into your worst nightmare with themed mazes, live shows, and scare zones.
Time/Place: 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park
Haunted Fullerton Walking Tours Sept. 27-Oct. 27
Take this tour and find out what businesses have pots and pans flying around after hours and enjoy some of Fullerton’s history.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Fullerton Museum
Contact: 714-738-6545 / www.cityoffullerton.com
Breitling Huntington Beach Air Show Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Drawing thousands of visitors each year, the Air Show features the US Navy Blue Angels, The Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds and the F-16 Viper Demonstration Team.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Beach Blvd. and PCH
Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Enjoy dinners by celebrity chefs and local masters, taste bites from 40 different top restaurants with their executive chefs and sip from over 250 varieties of wines, spirits and craft brews.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Newport Beach Civic Center
Orange County Children’s Book Festival Oct. 1
Authors, illustrators, booksellers, animals, storytellers, costumed characters, train rides, crafts, food and entertainment and more.
Time/Place: 9:30am-4:30pm / Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa
Contact: 714-838-4528 / www.kidsbookfestival.com
Dana Point ArtFest Oct. 1
Buy art from over 80 regional fine artists, live jazz and blues music, food and libations provided for purchase by local restaurants, celebrate arts and humanities month.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Lantern District
San Clemente Sea Fest Oct. 1
Chowder Cook-off, Fisherman’s Lobster, Business Exposition, Arts & Craft Show, Surf Contest, Children & Teen Contests, Children’s Complementary Arts & Crafts, Entertainment and a U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo Operation.
Time/Place: 9:30am-3pm / San Clemente Pier
Sandcastle Contest Oct. 1
Thousands of sightseers will descend on “Big Corona Beach” to view amazing sand sculptures.
Time/Place: 10am-3:30pm / Corona del Mar State Beach
Contact: 949-729-4400 / www.newportbeach.com
Tustin Tiller Days Oct. 6-8
The event provides an opportunity for Tustin to celebrate Orange County’s agricultural heritage. Features Parade (on Saturday at 10am), carnival, rides, food and entertainment.
Time/Place: Fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-8pm / 17522 Beneta Way
Contact: 714-573-3326 / www.tustintillerdays.org
Motel 6 Feet Under Oct. 6-Nov. 4
This haunted maze is sure to frighten even the most seasoned of Halloween veterans, with state-of-the-art props and animatronics.
Time/Place: Business Expo Center, Anaheim
Dana Point Oktoberfest Oct. 7
German bands, great authentic German food and large selection of German and Craft brews on tap.
Time/Place: 12-7pm / Sea Terrace Park
Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Oct. 7-15
Plein air landscape painters will compete for prestigious prizes and participate for the week of events including public paint outs and artist meet and greets. Collectors Gala at Tivoli Too on the 14th.
Contact: 949-376-3635 / www.LagunaPleinAir.org
Fall Open House and College Fair Oct. 10
Students can meet face-to-face with representatives from over 90 colleges and universities at Fairmont Prep’s annual College Fair.
Time/Place: 6-7:30pm / Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim
Contact: 714-234-2771 / www.fairmontprepacademy.com
Placentia Heritage Festival and Parade Oct. 10
A pancake breakfast at 6:30am followed by the parade and band review at 9:30am. The festival begins at 9:30am and will feature the annual car show, a crafts fair, food booths, kids games and more.
Time/Place: Tri-City Park: 2301 N. Kraemer Blvd.
Contact: 714-524-8535 / www.placentia.org/heritagefestival
Haunt at Heritage Hill Oct. 13-14
Haunted House, Mazes, Goblins, Music, Stage Performances, Classic Horror Movie Screening. Wear your costume!
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest
Contact: 949-923-2230 / www.ocparks.com
Vibes4Vets Oct. 14
A benefit concert for California’s homeless veterans and other services for veterans.
Time/Place: 5-10pm / Festival Amphitheatre, Garden Grove
Contact: 714-761-5811 / https://vibes4vets.funraise.org
Dana Point Fine Arts Festival Show Oct. 14-15
Celebrating Arts & Humanities Month in Dana Point!
Time/Place: 9:30am-5pm / Dana Point Harbor
Spooktacular Fun Days Oct. 14-15
Pumpkin patch, treats, games, crafts, gourmet food trucks and much more. Come in costume!
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / Orange County Great Park, Irvine
Contact: 949-724-6000 / www.cityofirvine.org
Silverado Country Fair and Folk Festival Oct. 14-15
Old West rustic culture, great live music, Wild West reenactments, arts and crafts, 1800’s activities, tasty food, beer & wine saloon, plus some ‘ole timey’ contests.
Time/Place: Silverado Community Center & Fairgrounds
Contact: 714-649-2411 / www.silveradocountryfair.org
Boot Hill Oct. 14-15, 20-22 & 27-29
The unearthly spirits from the old west town of Bridgewood will materialize for NINE nights. Free to all, donations are accepted with proceeds going to Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Time/Place: 7-10pm / 16 Goldenrod, Irvine
Gourmet Guys Raise “Bread” for Kids Oct. 15
Wake up your palette with 100 bites of tasty dishes from appetizers to entrees to decadent desserts! Enjoy beer and wine plus a Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar.
Time/Place: 12-3pm / La Habra Community Center
Surf City 10 Miler/10K/5K Oct. 15
The spectacular 10K is long enough to challenge your endurance yet is the perfect distance for achieving a PR. The Flat Fast course is perfect for a leisurely 5K jog.
Time/Place: 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach
Contact: 888-422-0786 / www.surfcity10.com
Choc-Littlest Angel Guild’s Great Kitchens & Garden Oct. 20
At this self-guided tour, our guests will view 6 stunning homes located in Peralta Hills (Anaheim) and Yorba Linda.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Homes in Anaheim & Yorba Linda
Silverado Days Oct. 20-22
Games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Car Show, Arm Wrestling Championship, Horseshoes, Pie-Eating, Dog Show, Chili Cook-off and more.
Time/Place: William Peak Park, Buena Park
Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt Oct. 21
Good ole fashioned spookiness, arts and crafts, a fun zone, and an array of educational booths.
Time/Place: 6:30-8:30pm / Doheny State Beach: picnic sites A and B
Contact: 949-496-6171 / www.dohenystatebeach.org
Healthy Smiles Gala Oct. 21
Dinner, Live and Silent Auction, Entertain and more! Cocktail Attire. $150 per ticket.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Bowers Museum, Santa Ana
Contact: 714-510-3846 / www.healthysmilesoc.org
Historical Cemetery Tour Oct. 21
This guided historical walking tour features costumed actors who share stories from Orange County’s past.
Time/Place: Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana
Contact: 714-547-9645 / www.santaanahistory.com
Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo Oct. 22
Civilian and military helicopters and aircraft, plus a custom car show and more than 300 varieties plus a vendor fair.
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Los Alamitos Army Airfield
Treats in the Streets Autumn Festival Oct. 26
Fun activities include games, trick or treating, a costume parade, and entertainment for participants of all ages.
Time/Place: 4-7pm / Old Towne Orange Plaza Area
Contact: 714-744-7293 / www.cityoforange.org
Halloween Spooktacular/Moonlight Movie Oct. 27
Carnival Games, Halloween Cookie Decorating and Crafts, a costume parade and more. “Hotel Transylvania 2”
Time/Place: 3-9pm / Dana Point Community Center
Casa Creepy: Haunted House Oct. 27, 28 & 31
Encounter ghosts, mummies, and creepy surprises around every corner during spooky tours of our historic 1927 home.
Time/Place: 7-9pm / Casa Romantica Cultural Center, San Clemente
Contact: 949-498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org
Anaheim Fall Festival/Halloween Parade Oct. 28
Game and food booths, entertainment, crafts, haunted house, pumpkin patch, costume contest and trick-or-treating.
Time/Place: Center Street Promenade, Downtown Anaheim
Contact: 714-999-3456 / www.anaheimhalloweenparade.org
Los Alamitos Trunk or Treat Oct. 28
Trunk-or-treating, treasure hunting, games, costume contests and more! Be sure to dress in your Halloween best!
Time/Place: 5-7:30pm / Little Cottonwood Park
Contact: 562-430-1073 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org
Stanton Halloween Fun Oct. 28
This special event is open to ghosts and goblins of all ages and will feature games, DJ entertainment, costume contests, non-profit food booths and a howling good time for everyone.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Stanton Park
Happy Hallowiener Oct. 29
Dog races, carnival games, face painting, a bouncy house, DoDo the chicken, and join everyone on the dance floor for everyone’s favorite song, the Chicken Dance.
Time/Place: 2-4pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
Contact: 714-895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws
Main Street Halloween Fest Oct. 31
The spooky festivities include a photo booth, petting zoo, rides, costume contests and more.
Time/Place: 4-8 / Downtown Huntington Beach
Tustin Halloween Howl Oct. 31
Costume contests, family entertainment, carnival games, prizes and candy.
Time/Place: 3-5pm / Columbus Tustin Activity Center
Mini Monsters Bash Oct. 31
Games, crafts, and a mini-maze! Little ones and their adults are encouraged to dress in costume!
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / La Habra Children’s Museum
Cypress Halloween Carnival Oct. 31
Family Games, Entertainment and Trick or Treat! Food will be sold for an additional cost at the event.
Time/Place: 6pm / Cypress Community Center
Contact: 714-229-6780 / www.cypressca.org
Have fun out there!!!