Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Seven ways to celebrate fall in Southern California

1.  The Los Angeles County Fair is now known as the L.A.County Fair.  This is an annual county fair and was first held on October 17, 1922 and ran for five days through October 21, 1922, in a former beet field in Pomona, CA.    The fair runs from August 29 to September 28, 2014.

2. Octoberfest at Alpine Village in Torrance, CA is from September 12 to October 26, 2014 and              Octoberfest at Old World Village in Huntington Beach, CA from September 11 to October 27, 2014.  

3.  Have some fun with Halloween:
     Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Hollywood from September 19-November 2, 2014
     Knott's Scary Farm from September 25 to October 31, 2014
     Queen Mary's Dark Harbor from October 2 to November 2, 2014
4.  Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)


Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA on November 1, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Olvera Street in Los Angeles, CA is from October 25-November 2, 2014.

Old Town in San Diego on November 1-2, 2014

5.  Annual Historical Cemetery Tour in Santa Ana, CA on October 25, 2014

6.  Places to find apples:

     Julian, CA-September to mid October or when all the apples are gone!
     Oak Glen, CA-Labor Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend.

Apple Doughnut machine in Oak Glen, CA
Apple Doughnuts-Yum!

Pumpkins in Oak Glen, CA

Apples on Apple Tree in Oak Glen, CA

7.  Best Pumpkin Patches in Southern California, thanks to CBS, Los Angeles

      Lombardi Ranch Pumpkin Festival

      Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival

      Underwood Family Farms Fall Harvest Festival

      Tanaka Farms

Pumpkins and scarecrows at Tanaka Farms in Irvine, CA
Tanaka Farms
Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

 Peltzer Farms

 Riley's Farms

Enjoy the fun of fall!


  1. Love this listing, Trudi. A lot of research went into this. Thanks for sharing.

    1. You are welcome! I am going to try to do one, once a month!