ORANGE COUNTY OCTOBER EVENTS

Real Estate

Knott’s Scary Farm  •  Sept. 20 – Oct. 31 •  See website for schedule  •  www.knotts.com

8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park

The fully transformed theme park features haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows and 1,000 horrifying creatures hiding in every corner.

Octoberfest Orange County  •  Sept. 29 – Oct. 21 @12:00 – 8:00 pm  •  www.octoberfestoc.com

Newport Dunes Waterfront

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

Huntington Beach Oktoberfest  •  Through Oct. 28 • www.oldworld.ws

Old World Festival Hall

Sample German Beers, Bratwurst, Strudel, Pretzels & more. Guests can enter the Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests and do the Chicken Dance!

Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival  •  Oct. 4 – 7 •  www.newportwineandfood.com

Newport Beach Civic Center

Enjoy meals by celebrity chefs, tastes from 40 top restaurants, and sip from over 250 varieties of wines, spirits and craft brews.

Tustin Tiller Days  •  Oct. 5 – 7 Times Vary  •  www.tustintillerdays.org

The event provides an opportunity for Tustin to celebrate Orange County’s agricultural heritage. Features parade, carnival, rides, food and entertainment.

Autumn Harvest Festival  •  Oct. 6 @4:30 – 8:30 pm  •  www.ocparks.com/historic/heritage

Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest

Trick-or-Treat stations, Maze, and visit the Haunted House. Children can participate in games, costume contests and the pumpkin decorating zone.

San Clemente Sea Fest  •  Oct. 7 @9:30 am – 3:00 pm  •  www.scchamber.com

San Clemente Pier 

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

Sandcastle Contest  •  Oct. 7 @10:00 am – 3:30 pm  •  www.newportbeach.com

Corona del Mar State Beach

Thousands of sightseers will descend on “Big Corona Beach” to view amazing sand sculptures created by participants ranging from the novice to the expert.

Haunt at Heritage Hill  •  Oct. 12 – 13 @6:30 – 10:30 pm  •  www.ocparks.com/historic/heritage

 Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest

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

Art in the Park  •  Oct. 13 @10:00 am – 4:00 pm  •  www.newportbeachartsfoundation.org

Newport Beach Civic Center

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 selling their original art and fine crafts.

The Heritage Festival and Parade  •  Oct. 13 •  www.placentia.org

Tri-City Park, Placentia

Pancake breakfast at 6:30 am then a parade. Festival begins at 9:30am and features an annual car show, crafts fair, food booths, kids games and more.

Silverado Country Fair & Folk Festival  •  Oct. 13 – 14 •  www.silveradocountryfair.org

Silverado Community Center & Fairgrounds

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

Spooktacular Fun Days  •  Oct. 13 – 14 @9:00 am – 4:00 pm  •  www.cityofirvine.org

The Great Park, Irvine

Enjoy activities like a treat town, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, crafts, face painting, carnival games, food concessions and more. Come in costume!

Surf City 10 Miler/10K/5K  •  Oct. 13 – 14 • www.motivrunning.com

21100 PCH, Huntington Beach 

Challenge your endurance with a perfect distance 10K run. The Flat Fast course along California’s Pacific Coast Highway is perfect for a 5K jog.

Haunted Trails in Laguna Niguel  •  Oct. 18 – 19 @6:30 – 10:00 pm  •  www.ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us

Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel

Walk the Haunted Trails experiencing medieval life and all of its tales. Trail opens at sunset, guides will escort groups of 10 through the halls and tents.

Silverado Days in Buena Park  •  Oct. 19 – 21 • www.silveradodays.com

William Peak Park, Buena Park

Games, contests, rides, food, car show, an arm wrestling championship, an amateur horseshoe contest, pie-eating contest, a dog show, and much more!

Historical Cemetery Tour  •  Oct. 20 • www.santaanahistory.com

Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana

Guided tours through scenes that played important roles in the history of the county, culminating in a presentation in Fairhaven’s beautiful 1916 mausoleum.

Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt  •  Oct. 20 @5:30 – 8:30 pm  •  www.parks.ca.gov/doheny

 Picnic sites A and B

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.

Anaheim Fall Festival/Halloween Parade  •  Oct. 27 @6:00 pm  •  www.anaheimhalloweenparade.org

Center Street Promenade, Downtown Anaheim

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

Spooky San Clemente  •  Oct. 27 @4:00 – 7:00 pm  •  www.san-clemente.org

Community Center: 100 N Calle Seville

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.

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree  •  Oct. 27 @1:00 – 4:00 pm  •  www.ggcity.org

 Atlantis Play Center, Garden Grove

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

Villa Park Halloween Fest  •  Oct. 27 @4:00 – 7:30 pm  •  www.vpcsfoundation.org

Villa Park Towne Centre

Children can visit merchants for treats throughout the Towne Centre. There will also be hayrides, a coloring contest, food, photos and pumpkin carving.

Casa Creepy: Haunted House  •  Oct. 27, 28 & 31 @7:00 – 9:00 pm  •  www.casaromantica.org

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens

Encounter ghosts, mummies, and creepy surprises around every corner during spooky tours of our historic 1927 home.

Dia de los Muertos Car Show & Concert  •  Oct. 28 @10:00 am – 4:00 pm  •  www.ocmarketplace.com

OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa

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

Kidz Block Party in Brea  •  Oct. 31 @5:00 – 9:00 pm  •  www.kidzblockparty.com

Downtown Brea

Featuring face painting, pony rides, games, bounce house, petting zoo, rock climbing wall, raffles, prizes, entertainment and free candy.

Cypress Halloween Carnival  •  Oct. 31 @6:00 – 9:00 pm  •  www.cypressca.org

Cypress Community Center

Family Games, Entertainment and Trick or Treat! Food will be sold for an additional cost at the event.

Main Street Halloween Fest  •  Oct. 31 @4:00 – 8:00 pm  •  www.hbchamber.com

Downtown Huntington Beach

Bring the kids & canines and join us for costume contest, inflatables, music, petting zoo, pony rides, and don’t forget your candy!

La Palma Halloween Carnival  •  Oct. 31 @6:00 – 8:30 pm  •  www.cityoflapalma.org

Central Park

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

Tustin Halloween Howl  •  Oct. 31 @3:00 – 5:00 pm  •  www.tustinca.org

Columbus Tustin Activity Center

Come dressed up for a free afternoon of fun! There will be a costume parade, prizes, carnival-style games, entertainment, and Halloween treats and candy.

Fall Family Festival  •  Oct. 31 @2:00 – 5:00 pm  •  www.samlarc.org

Rancho Santa Margarita Central Park

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

Trunk-or-Treat  •  Oct. 31 @6:00 – 8:00 pm  •  www.kingofkingsgg.org

King of Kings Lutheran Church, Garden Grove

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