October FUN things to do… we love FALL !!!!

September 25, 2018

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October haps… so much to do !!! fall fests, October fests, pumpkin fun !!!

Knott’s Scary Farm   Sept. 20-Oct. 31

The fully transformed theme park features uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner.

Time/Place: See website for schedule. / 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park

Contact: 714-220-5200 / www.knotts.com


Octoberfest Orange County   Sept. 29-Oct. 21

Every Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy German beer, traditional Bavarian food, live entertainment, dancing, music and more on the oceanfront.

Time/Place: 12-8pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront

Contact: www.octoberfestoc.com


La Habra Movies in the Park   Through Oct. 12

Join the Recreation staff for an outdoor, family-friendly movie on Friday nights.  Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and can enjoy food vendors and the Bamboo Kids Club. Movies begin at dusk.

Time/Place: See website for schedule.

Contact: www.lahabracity.com


Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series   Through Oct. 12

Fridays. Another incredible summer filled with world-class music, fine wine and dining at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheater of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

Time/Place: 7pm / 1107 Jamboree Road

Contact: http://series.hyattconcerts.com


Huntington Beach Oktoberfest   Through Oct. 28

Every Wednesday through Sunday. Sample Imported German Beers, Bratwurst, Rotisserie Chicken, Hamburgers, Pork Sandwiches, Strudel, Pretzels & more. Guests can enter the Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests and do the Chicken Dance!

Time/Place: Old World Festival Hall

Contact: www.oldworld.ws


German Unity Day Celebrations   Oct. 4

We’ve serving FREE FOOD to the 1st 500 people in line. In order to get the FREE FOOD you have to have a ticket and be one of the 1st 500 guests. Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents.

Time/Place: 7-10:30pm / Old World Village Festival Hall, Huntington Beach

Contact: 714-895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws


Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival   Oct. 4-7

You’ll enjoy one-of-a-kind 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: Newport Beach Civic Center

Contact: www.newportwineandfood.com


Tustin Tiller Days   Oct. 5-7

The event provides an opportunity for Tustin to celebrate Orange County’s agricultural heritage. Features Parade (on Saturday at 10 am), 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




Autumn Harvest Festival   Oct. 6

Trick-or-Treat stations, Adventure Maze, and visit the Haunted School House. Children of all ages can participate in ghoulish games, costume contests and the pumpkin decorating zone.

Time/Place: 4:30-8:30pm / Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest

Contact: 949-923-2230 / www.ocparks.com/historic/heritage


Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational   Oct. 6-14

North America’s most renowned, 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.

Time/Place: Festival of Arts Grounds

Contact: www.lagunapleinair.com


San Clemente Sea Fest   Oct. 7

This event features a Chowder Cook-off, Fisherman’s Lobster, Surfing Contest, Business Exposition, Arts & Craft Show and a U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo Operation.

Time/Place: 9:30am-3pm / San Clemente Pier

Contact: 949-492-1131 / www.scchamber.com


Sandcastle Contest   Oct. 7

Hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, thousands of sightseers will descend on “Big Corona Beach” to view amazing sand sculptures created by participants ranging from the novice to the expert.

Time/Place: 10am-3:30pm / Corona del Mar State Beach

Contact: 949-729-4400 / www.newportbeach.com


Haunt at Heritage Hill   Oct. 12-13

Haunted House, Mazes, Goblins, Music, Stage Performances, Classic Horror Movie Screening. Wear your costume and come be part of this scary tradition.

Time/Place: 6:30-10:30pm / Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest

Contact: 949-923-2230 / www.ocparks.com/historic/heritage


Boot Hill   Oct. 12-13, 19-21 & 26-28

The unearthly spirits from the Old West town of Bridgewood will materialize for 8 nights, transforming the residence into the old church and cemetery that once occupied this hallowed ground.

Time/Place: 16 Goldenrod Lane, Irvine

Contact: 818-633-0300 / www.legendofboothill.com


Art in the Park   Oct. 13

Stop by to enjoy a festive day with the arts, have a bite to eat and mingle with the artists and craftspeople who will be exhibiting and selling their original art and fine crafts.

Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Newport Beach Civic Center

Contact: www.newportbeachartsfoundation.org


The Heritage Festival and Parade   Oct. 13

Parade and fair booths. The festivities begin with the Chamber of Commerce pancake breakfast at 6:30am followed by the parade and band review at 9:30am. The festival begins at 9:30am and will feature many exciting activities for the entire family including the annual car show, a crafts fair, food booths, kids games and more.

Time/Place: Tri-City Park, Placentia

Contact: www.placentia.org





Silverado Country Fair & Folk Festival   Oct. 13-14

Explores the wonders of the area’s Old West rustic culture, great live music, Wild West reenactments, handmade arts and crafts, tasty food, beer & wine saloon, and contests.

Time/Place: Silverado Community Center & Fairgrounds

Contact: 714-649-2411 / www.silveradocountryfair.org


Spooktacular Fun Days   Oct. 13-14

Enjoy traditional family-friendly fall activities such as a treat town, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, entertainment, crafts, inflatables, face painting, community booths, carnival games, food concessions and more. Come in costume!

Time/Place: 9am-4pm / The Great Park, Irvine

Contact: www.cityofirvine.org


Surf City 10 Miler/10K/5K   Oct. 13-14

The spectacular 10K is long enough to challenge your endurance yet is the perfect distance for achieving a PR. The Flat Fast course along California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway is perfect for a leisurely 5K jog.

Time/Place: 21100 PCH, Huntington Beach

Contact: www.motivrunning.com


Haunted Trails   Oct. 18-19

Dare to walk the Haunted Trails experiencing medieval life and all of its tales. When the sun sets, the trails will open, guides will escort groups of 10 guests through the halls and tents.

Time/Place: 6:30-10pm / Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel

Contact: 949-425-5100 / www.ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us


Choc-Littlest Angel Guild’s Great Kitchens & Garden   Oct. 19

This self-guided tour, our guests will view 6 stunning homes located in Peralta Hills and Yorba Linda. “Tasty Bites” and sips. Also, shopping can be done at the “Petite Boutique.” Event supports CHOC Children’s Hospital.

Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Anaheim/Yorba Linda

Contact: www.littlestangelguild.org


Silverado Days   Oct. 19-21

Games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Car Show, a World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, a Amateur Horseshoe Contest, a Pie-Eating Contest, a Baby Contest, a Dog Show, a Chili Cook-off and much more!

Time/Place: William Peak Park, Buena Park

Contact: www.silveradodays.com


Historical Cemetery Tour   Oct. 20

Docents will guide visitors through scenes that played important roles in the history of the county, culminating in a presentation in Fairhaven’s beautiful 1916 mausoleum.

Time/Place: Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana

Contact: 714-547-9645 / www.santaanahistory.com


Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt   Oct. 20

Celebrate Halloween in a fun and safe environment with good ole fashioned spookiness, arts and crafts, a fun zone, and an array of educational booths.

Time/Place: 5:30-8:30pm / Picnic sites A and B

Contact: 949-496-6172 / www.parks.ca.gov/doheny


Yappy Howl-O-Ween   Oct. 25

The chance for pups to strut their stuff in their costumes.

Time/Place: 4-7pm / The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Contact: 949-240-2000 / www.ritzcarlton.com


Halloween Spooktacular/Moonlight Movies   Oct. 26

Activities from 3-5:30pm include carnival games, crafts, cookie decorating, a costume parade and entertainment. The Moonlight Movie begins at 5:30pm with a special showing for the little ones of “Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie” and at 7pm 1982 “Poltergeist”.

Time/Place: 3-9pm / Dana Point Community Center

Contact: www.danapoint.org


Anaheim Fall Festival/Halloween Parade   Oct. 27

Game and food booths, live entertainment, craft fair, haunted house, pumpkin patch, a children’s costume contest and trick-or-treating. Food and craft booths are available.

Time/Place: 6pm / Center Street Promenade, Downtown Anaheim

Contact: www.anaheimhalloweenparade.org


Spooky San Clemente  Oct. 27

A haunted maze, a mystical magic show, a costume contest and parade, a movie on the lawn (MONSTERS, INC at 6 pm), and ghostly games.

Time/Place: 4-7pm / Community Center: 100 N Calle Seville

Contact: 949-361-8200 / www.san-clemente.org


Los Alamitos Trunk or Treat   Oct. 27

Trunk-or-treating, treasure hunting, games, costume contests and more! Be sure to dress in your Halloween best and bring a bag for all of your loot!

Time/Place: 5-7:30pm / Little Cottonwood Park

Contact: 562-430-1073 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org


Jack O’Lantern Jamboree   Oct. 27

Spooky train, carnival games, crafts, bounce houses, goodies, and more! Pumpkins available for sale at the Pumpkin Patch.

Time/Place: 1-4pm / Atlantis Play Center, Garden Grove

Contact: www.ggcity.org


Halloween Fun with Family and Friends   Oct. 27

Games, DJ entertainment, costume contests, non-profit food booths and a howling good time for everyone. Be sure to bring your trick-or-treat bag!

Time/Place: 12-4pm / Stanton Park

Contact: www.ci.stanton.ca.us


Villa Park Halloween Fest   Oct. 27

Costumed children will have the opportunity to visit local merchants for treats throughout the Towne Centre. There will also be hayrides, a coloring contest, food, commemorative photos and pumpkin carving.

Time/Place: 4-7:30pm / Villa Park Towne Centre

Contact: www.vpcsfoundation.org


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 and Gardens

Contact: 949-498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org




Dia de los Muertos Car Show & Concert   Oct. 28

Trophies for top 15 cars/trucks, top ten motorcycles, top five bikes/pedal cars, and top three Ofrendas. Come out for food, drinks, live music, cars, and shopping!

Time/Place: 10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa

Contact: 714-557-0420 / www.ocmarketplace.com


Happy Hallowiener Doggy Dress Up & Kids Costume   Oct. 28

The kids can enjoy the dog races, carnival games, face painting, a bouncy house, DoDo the chicken, and more..

Time/Place: 2-7pm / Old World Village Festival Hall, Huntington Beach

Contact: 714-895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws


Kidz Block Party   Oct. 31

Presented by The Cause Community Church featuring face painting, pony rides, games, bounce house, petting zoo, rock climbing wall, raffles, prizes, entertainment and free candy.

Time/Place: 5-9pm / Downtown Brea

Contact: www.kidzblockparty.com


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: 6-9pm / Cypress Community Center

Contact: www.cypressca.org


Main Street Halloween Fest   Oct. 31

The spooky festivities include a pony rides, petting zoo, costume contests and more.

Time/Place: 4-8pm / Downtown Huntington Beach

Contact: www.hbchamber.com


La Palma Halloween Carnival   Oct. 31

Carnival games, an area for children under the age of 5 to play games, and those who dare to find their way through a maze PLUS, new this year is the Carved Pumpkin Contest!

Time/Place: 6-8:30pm / Central Park

Contact: www.cityoflapalma.org


Halloween Howl   Oct. 31

Costume contests, family entertainment, carnival games, prizes and candy.

Time/Place: 3-5pm / Columbus Tustin Activity Center

Contact: www.tustinca.org


Fall Family Festival   Oct. 31

Trick-or-Treat in a fun and safe environment, enjoy multiple inflatables and bounce houses, partake in the costume contest and join the child and pet costume parade.

Time/Place: 2-5pm / Rancho Santa Margarita Central Park

Contact: 949-709-0010 / www.samlarc.org


Trunk-or-Treat   Oct. 31

A safe Halloween event with trick or treating, games and meal. Kids come in costume and there will be photo opportunities.

Time/Place: 6-8pm / King of Kings Lutheran Church/School, Garden Grove

Contact: 714-530-6584 / www.kingofkingsgg.org


Fall Family Fun Fest  Oct 31

Carnival games, Entertainment, Rides, Booths, Food, Music, Prizes and more

Time/Place:  4-9pm  / Yorba Linda Friends Church /

Contact:  http://friends.church/events/