Fall is in the air in Orange County, with plenty of Halloween celebrations! We put together a list of pumpkin patches, fall festivals, Oktoberfests, and Trick-Or-Treating events happening around your local neighborhood.
Knott’s Scary Farm is the most haunting Halloween experience in Southern California, featuring innovative thrills that can’t be found anywhere else. Are you ready to be booed? This theme park has haunted mazes, sinister shows, over 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner. The dates of this event will take place from September 19 – November 2, with tickets starting at $43 per person.
A “Merry not Scary” family-friendly event where everyone is encouraged to come in costume (no balloons at the Santa Ana Zoo)! One of the safest places for children (ages 2-12) to trick-or-treat for Halloween enjoying goodies from 10 Stations. The price for Members is $12.95 and Non-Members: $24.95. Dates of the event are Saturday, October 19, 5:30-8 pm, Sunday, October 20, 5:30-8 pm, Saturday, October 26, 5:30-8 pm, and Sunday, October 27, 5:30-8 pm.
The Anaheim Fall Festival has been long going for over 100 years and is full of a ton of Halloween activities. There will be a Halloween parade, full of witches, jack-o’-lantern, ghosts, goblins and more! This festival will take place on Saturday, October 26 at the Center Street Promenade from 11-5 pm. The parade will begin at 6 pm. If your kid loves to dress up and think they have the best costume, enter them into the kiddie costume contest, check-in is at 11 am. A Halloween Pooch Pawrade will also take place, for your chance to dress up your dog and show them off! The Pooch Pawrade will begin at 2:45 pm.
On Saturday, October 26 from 1-4 pm, enjoy train rides, bounce houses, crafts, animal balloons, a magic show and much more at the Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree. It will be hosted at the City of Garden Grove Community Services Department, for $10 per person, children 2 and under are free.
Calling all ghouls, ghosts, and goblins for a Halloween festival at Worthy Park. Dress up in your best costume and get ready to make a jack-o-lantern come to life! Festivities will be held outside on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 1- 4 pm, $20 per family, which will include picking your own pumpkin patch & carving, games, a bounce house and more! Additional pumpkins can be purchased for $5 each.
Ahoy Matey! Join Pirates Dinner Adventure on a night full of fun and adventure. You will be entertained with special effects, death-defying stunts, aerial artistry, swordplay and a story of good and evil. This special event will be throughout the whole month of October, for the price of $39 for adults and $29 for kids.
Experience fall fun right on the beach at Doheny. Wear your Halloween costume, earn tickets for prizes, indulge in Halloween candy and participate in carnival games. This event is Saturday, October 19th from 6:30-8:30 pm. A food drive will be ongoing during this event for your chance to donate to the food drive.
On Saturday, October 26th from 11-1 pm, Anaheim Plaza will host a trick or treating event, featuring face painting, a balloon artist, DJ, and raffles. Complimentary trick or treating bags are free to the first 150 kids.
The Boo Ha Ha Oktobeerfest will feature 3 hours of unlimited beer tastings, German-style Lagers, live music, best costume contests, and a stein holding competition. This event will take place Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27 from 6-midnight. The event will be held at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa. Tickets start at $45, including the drink package. A non-alcohol ticket is $25 each.
Immerse yourself in the colorful traditions and festivities of the Mexican holiday Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Enjoy kid-friendly activities and traditional music, featuring tunes from Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” and more.
Compass Bible Church will have its annual community-wide event on October 31st from 6-pm, full of fun for the family. There will be a ton of candy, laser tag, rock-climbing, a giant Ferris wheel, game booths, and plenty of other fun activities to enjoy. So grab your candy bag and costume and head over to the church!