October Events in Orange County 2022
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
Tustin Tiller Days Through Oct. 2
This three-day festival celebrates the agricultural heritage of Orange County. This festival also provides an opportunity for local non-profits to promote their organizations and raise funds. FREE to attend! https://www.tustinca.org/637/Tustin-Tiller-Days
Oktoberfest Through Nov. 6
Eat, Drink, Dance & be Merry at Southern California’s BEST & Most diverse Oktoberfest! Sample imported German beers, bratwurst, strudel, pretzels and more. Wednesday through Saturday are adult nights and Sunday’s are for the family with Dachshund Races. https://www.oldworldhb.com/
OC Children’s Book Festival Oct. 2
The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is tailored for children of all ages to encourage children to read. This event features 135 exhibitors, booksellers, authors, illustrators, booksellers, story-tellers, storybook characters, arts and crafts, food, and MUCH more. http://kidsbookfestival.com/
The Heritage Festival and Parade Oct. 8
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.
Irvine Global Village Festival Oct. 8
This one-day festival celebrates and embraces the diverse cultures of Irvine. More than 100 performances are expected along with international cuisine, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, and much more.
Glitterfest Oct. 9
This event features a collection of creative folks who express their talent through mixed media art. It includes handmade jewelry, sculpture, primitive dolls, paper whimsy and much more!
Newport Beach Film Festival Oct. 13-20
Celebrate Orange County’s largest film and food event! Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, NBFF seeks to bring Orange County the best of contemporary filmmaking from over 50 countries all around the world. https://newportbeachfilmfest.com
Silverado Days Oct. 14-16
Held each October, this festival includes games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Parking and admission for this event are FREE! http://www.silveradodays.com/cms/
OC Japan Fair Oct. 21-23
Grab your friends and celebrate one of the largest Japanese cultural festivals in Southern California. Enjoy the experience of shopping, tasting traditional foods, and learning about Japanese culture. There will also be live performance, games, Kimono models and more!! http://www.oc-japanfair.com
Pet Costume Contest & Parade Oct. 23
The 2nd Annual Pet Costume & Parade is taking place at the Old World Village this October! Register your furry friend today!
Treats in the Streets Autumn Festival Oct. 27
Come one, come all to the City of Orange’s annual Treats in the Streets event. No tricks here, just fun for the whole family, from the tiniest pumpkins to the biggest zombies. The free community event has been hosted by the City of Orange for over 20 years.
Muckenthaler After Dark: Beyond the Black Veil Oct. 27
Get into the Halloween Spirit at the Muck! Join in a staff lead flashlight behind the scenes tour, stories of “Sadie”, the Muck’s own resident benevolent spirit, a paranormal investigation by the North Orange County Paranormal Society (NOPS).
Taste of San Clemente Oct. 28
The ticket price includes a complimentary “Taste of San Clemente” wine glass or beer mug, food, wine, entertainment and valet parking. http://www.scchamber.com/
Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade Oct. 29
The Festival is an all-day event equipped with live entertainment, children’s activities, food, spooky treats, and much more! After the festival hurry to your spot to watch the parade, starting at 6:00 p.m. There will be food, games, a costume contest, and much more! https://www.anaheimfallfestival.org/