Festive October Events in Orange County!

The month is October, the air’s turning cold. The leaves are all changing to red and to gold.  The month is October, such fun things to do.  The month is October, here’s a list to help you!  Take a peek below at all the fun, spooky and festive events happening throughout Orange County this month!

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/

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