Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
Pumpkin Patches Through Oct. 31
A list of pumpkin patches in Orange County
Annual Sand Castle Contest Oct. 1
The theme for this year’s Annual San Castle Contest is “Pirates of the Pacific.” Bring your friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers to Corona del Mar State Beach to enter the contest and have a great day at the beach! Cash prizes are available and participates
receive a free T-shirt.
German Unity Day Celebrations Oct. 4
Admission is FREE on Thursday during Oktoberfest. The first 500
people recieve FREE food in line!
Tustin Tiller Days Oct. 5-7
This three-day festival celebrates the agricultural heritage of Orange County. This festival also provides an opportunity for local nonprofits to promote their organizations and raise funds. Admission for this event is FREE!
Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Oct. 6-14
Landscape painters will compete during the week for prestigious prizes in this famous coastal community. https://lagunapleinair.org/
San Clemente Seafest Oct. 7
The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 31st Annual Seafest. This event features cook-offs, Fisherman’s Lobster, a business exposition, arts & crafts, live entertainment, and a U.S. Coast Guard rescue demonstration.
The Heritage Festival and Parade Oct. 13
Since 1965, this celebration of the city’s heritage includes a parade and fair booths. The festivities begin with the Chamber of Commerce pancake breakfast followed by a parade and band review. The festival features many exciting activities for the entire
family including the annual car show, a crafts fair, food booths, kids games and more.
Boot Hill–OC’s Most Elaborate Lawn Display Oct. 13-29
In its 18th year, the residence at 16 Goldenrod in Irvine will transform the property to the old church and cemetery that once occupied the grounds. For eight spooky nights, visit the most elaborate display in Orange County! This is FREE and proceeds
will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
64th Annual Surf City 10 Oct. 14
All are welcome to Surf City 10, a 5 or 10 mile journey along California’s infamous Pacific Coast Highway. This event is perfect for training for a marathon, keeping in shape, or just having fun! https://www.motivrunning.com/surf-city-10miler/
Silverado Days Oct. 19-21
Held each October, this festival includes games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Featured contests include a Car Show, a World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, an Amateur Horseshoe Contest, a Pie-Eating Contest, a Hog Calling
Contest, a Baby Contest, a Men’s Leg Contest, a Dog Show, a Chili Cook-off and much more! Parking and admission for this event are FREE! http://www.silveradodays.com/cms/
Annual Historical Cemetary Tour Oct. 20
Presented by the Santa Ana Preservation Society, the Annual Historical Cemetery Tour features costumed actors and actresses telling the stories of Orange County’s past. This walking tour commemorates the county’s historic and influential past. Comfortable shoes are recommended and ticket information is available on the Society’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1883293318634608/
Fountain Valley Fall Festival Oct. 20
The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce presents the FIRST annual Fall Festival and Chili Cook-off! This event features food trucks, game booths, craft booths, live entertainment, a photo booth, and various contests. Doors open at 11 am and
admission is FREE!
Halloween Zoo-tacular Oct. 27
The OC Zoo is hosting its Halloween Zoo-tacular which features trick-or-treating, scavenger hunts, kids crafts, and games! The first 100 children in line receive a free gift! Activities are free with price of admission (ages 2 and under FREE), and parking is $5
per car. For more information, please visit the website: http://www.ocparks.com/zoo/events
Halloween Photo BOO!th Oct. 28
The Brea Mall is featuring a FREE photo booth in Center Court from 12 pm – 2 pm. Take a free photo with your family, friends, or just yourself! Make it creepy, spooky, funny, or scary!
Happy Halloweiner Doggy Dress Up Oct. 28
The Halloweiner Doggy Dress Up, Races and Kids Costume Day is fun for the whole family! Dress up your pooch and family and head to the Old World Biergarten during the last day of Oktoberfest.
Trick-or-Treat Through Pretend City Oct. 31
Presented by Pretend City Children’s Museum, this trick-or-treating event is welcome to super heroes, ghosts, goblins, pirates, and princesses! Member-only trick-or-treating begins at 9:30 am and general admission begins at 11 am.