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From Oktoberfest to Pumpkin Patches, Here Are 7 OC Happenings You Won’t Want to Miss This Fall

Add These Local Events to Your Calendar!

Just because school’s back in session doesn’t mean the fun has to end. With a plethora of events in Orange County this October, your problem might be choosing which ones to miss out on. And with that perfect SoCal weather here to stay, we have all the more reason to embrace fall as if it’s still summer. From beer festivals to Halloween festivities, OC is teeming with quality entertainment that is sure to please people of all ages. So if you’re a fan of upcoming films, authentic Barvarian pretzels or fair festivities, here’s our lineup of seven events we’re looking forward to in Orange County this fall! Orange County Events

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Oktoberfest at Old World in Huntington Beach

When: Sept. 18-Nov. 6


With summer wrapping up, it might be a little late for a vacation to Europe, but thanks to Huntington Beach’s Old World, a quick trip to “Germany” without leaving SoCal is possible! Starting Sept. 18, Old World will be hosting their 44th annual Oktoberfest every Wednesday through Sunday, where you and your friends can enjoy an array of select imported beer, authentic Bavarian pretzels along with traditional German festivities. Oktoberfest at Old World is a crowd-pleaser for everyone since it includes their 10,000-square-foot outdoor Biergarten and 5,500 square foot concert venue, an award-winning bratwurst selection, German bands and fun competitions. And if you’re a sucker for parades, you’re in luck; on Sept. 25, Old World will be hosting their annual Oktoberfest Parade where you and your family can gather to witness traditional German music, attire and folklore. Oktoberfest ends on Nov. 6, so whether you’re a Germanophile, foodie or just love a great time, this is an event you cannot miss!

Location: Huntington Beach

Orange County Events

Ohana Fest 2022 in Dana Point

When: Sept. 30-Oct. 2


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If the ocean is more your vibe, you’ll want to check out this year’s Ohana Fest in Dana Point. Ohana Fest is a three-day event jam-packed with over 35 performances throughout the three stages at Doheny State Beach. A local favorite, Ohana Fest showcases some of the best in the music business with this year’s lineup that includes legends like Stevie Nicks, Jack White, Eddie Vedder, P!NK and so many more. This event goes from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2,  so be sure to snatch your tickets while you still can. 

Location: Dana Point


Newport Beach Film Festival

When: Oct. 13-20

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Calling all film fanatics! This October marks Newport Beach’s 23rd annual Newport Beach Film Festival. The massive festival attracts over 50,000 fans each year to enjoy any of the 100 films, 30 short films and 60 restaurants and chefs serving up their signature dishes. This weeklong event runs Oct. 13-20, so grab a glass of wine, a movie snack and your seat because this year’s Newport Beach Film Festival is going to be one for the books.

Location: Newport Beach


Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch

When: Sept. 17-Oct. 31

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To really fall into the spirit of pumpkin season, checking out Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch this September and October is a must. Starting on Sept. 17, Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch opens to the community. One of Orange County’s only producing farms, this local farm has retained its sterling reputation for being among the most authentic pumpkin patches in all of SoCal. Take a wagon ride, explore mazes, see barnyard exhibits and of course, pick your very own pumpkin. So throw on your favorite orange ensemble and say hi to a scarecrow this fall at the Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch.

Location: Irvine


Halloween Boutique | Nightmare at Roger’s Gardens

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Everybody needs one good scare this Halloween season, and we know where to find it! At Newport Beach’s Roger’s Gardens, you can walk through their annual curated Halloween Boutique “Nightmare” to discover one-of-a-kind eerie and unusual goods guaranteed to give you goosebumps. With free admission and a never-ending collection of creepy goodies available for purchase, this boutique is a must-visit this season! Bone Chilling Nightmare, Vintage Nightmare and Creepy Crawly Nightmare are just a few of the themed boutiques to expect this year. The creative team at Roger’s Gardens will surely spark your spooky season spirit.

Location: Newport Beach

2022 Taste of Laguna Food & Music Festival

When: Oct. 13

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If your passion lies in music or food, you’ll want to snag a ticket to this year’s Taste of Laguna Food & Music Festival, where delish bites and smashing sounds are on the menu. At Taste of Laguna & Music Festival, you can relish in decadent bits and signature dishes from over 30 of OC’s most reputable restaurants and chefs paired with music by The Mighty Untouchables. This event occurs on Oct. 13 and tickets are sure to sell out, so reserve yours to attend one of the highlights of SoCal’s events of the season.

Location: Laguna Beach

Orange County Events

Tustin Tiller Days

When: Sept. 30-Oct. 2

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Just because the fair is over doesn’t mean that you can’t experience summer fun this fall too! Running from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, Tustin Tiller Days Festival and Parade features food trucks, carnival rides, live music and a slew of vendors. This event is free to attend and is entertaining for all ages, whether you’re in need of a family day or you’re embarking on a first date. Only three days long, make sure to put Tustin Tiller Days on your schedule for a day of unbeatable fun!

Location: Tustin

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Noelle Dahl graduated from Sonoma State University in 2020 with a BA in English. Currently living in Huntington Beach, Noelle spends her days throwing pottery, combing the beach for seashells or planning her next adventure.


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