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The Best Fall Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

Updated for 2022

This year, most of the wonderful fall events we love are back! We hope you will attend and enjoy a few of them this year.

Check out these places to see fall colors in SoCal, or consider these Halloween Events in Los Angeles for 2022. Check out one of the amazing pumpkin patches in LA, or maybe you’d like to try apple picking near Los Angeles instead.

Fall colors photo by Bruce Wendler - Dunderberg Meadows Rd, Mono County, 9-26-20)
Fall colors photo by Bruce Wendler – Dunderberg Meadows Rd, Mono County, taken 9-26-20 and used with permission

2022 Fall Events in Los Angeles and SoCal

Even though you may not be able to tell when summer ends and fall begins in Los Angeles, it doesn’t mean we don’t have some of the best fall events around. LA parents can take their kids to pick apples, visit a pumpkin patch, find fall leaves, and celebrate under a harvest moon. There is no shortage of great things to do with kids in Los Angeles in the fall.

Pumpkin Festival at AGRIscapes
4102 S. University Dr., Pomona, CA 91768

The annual Pumpkin Festival is happening from Saturday, October 1st through Sunday, October 30th at Cal Poly Pomona. This popular festival features a corn maze, hay rides, live music, games, demonstrations, and more. The Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture grows 40,000 pumpkins for this special event. Check the website for ticket information.

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Calabasas Pumpkin Festival
Juan Bautista de Anza Park

3701 Lost Hills Rd., Calabasas, CA 91301

The Calabasas Pumpkin Festival is happening on October 16th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The annual festival features live musical performances, vendors, pumpkin painting, professional pumpkin carving, food, pumpkin treats, and more. Ticket information is available online.

84th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Central Plaza
943 N. Roadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The 84th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is happening on Saturday, September 17th from 5:00 pm to 11:59 pm. The festival “celebrates the full harvest moon and is a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest.” Come “celebrate with our Los Angeles family in Chinatown style!”

Families will enjoy live musical performances, traditional Chinese cultural demonstrations, the chance to view the moon through telescopes, Mooncake samples from Chinatown’s bakeries, food, and more. Check the website for details.

Related: Harvest Festivals in SoCal

Big Horse Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
33320 Temecula Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592

Mark your calendar for the Big Horse Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch which begins October 1st and continues through October 30th. Families will be in awe as they navigate the “largest corn maze in Southern California.”

Specific activities may only be available on certain weekends, so check the website for a schedule of events. Generally, though, the fun each weekend includes a pumpkin patch and a corn maze.

Autumn Festival
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its annual Autumn Festival on Saturday, November 12th, and Sunday, November 13th. The festival is a celebration of Asian culture and gives families the opportunity to learn about the “arts, cuisines, cultures, and marine environments of Asia.” Enjoy arts and crafts, music and dance performances, special exhibitions, and more. The festival is included in general Aquarium admission. 

Oktoberfest at Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake Convention Ctr., 42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Tickets to the 52nd Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest are now on sale. Organizers of Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest are ready to deliver another authentic Bavarian-style celebration for nine consecutive weekends from September 10 to November 5. Ticket options range from general admission, preferred seating options, Sunday Family-Fun Packages, and Über Bürgermeister Party Packs.

Other big news for Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest is that Frankenrebellen Express, a band directly from Bavaria, will perform for two weekends in October. The food served at Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest respects German traditions to the tee, including grilled bratwursts and knockwurst sausages, fresh-made colossal pretzels, home-style sauerkraut, German potato salad served warm, Bavarian-style potato dumplings, and apple strudel served with a warm vanilla sauce.  

Oktoberfest at Biergarten Old World Huntington Beach 
7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA

Huntington Beach’s Old World Village for the 2022 Oktoberfest! From September 18 to November 6, visitors and locals can explore Old World’s cobblestone streets and enjoy a variety of authentic German beers, bites, and bands flown from Germany. This Huntington Beach tradition is one you won’t want to miss – the event has even been deemed Orange County’s Biggest Party Since 1978. Wednesdays & Thursdays (Free Admission): 5 – 10 p.m. (All ages).

Autumn Equinox Event
Griffith Observatory
2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

The Griffith Observatory is celebrating the Autumn Equinox on Thursday, September 22nd. The observatory offers brief talks twice a day — at local noon (not the same as 12:00 pm) and sunset. These events are free. Check the website for details.

Fall Begins
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

The Fall Festival of Fun is happening at Pretend City Children’s Museum on Thursday, September 22nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This day-long event celebrates fall and fall-related things such as leaves, pumpkins, and gourds. Make art, play games, enjoy story time, and much more. Check the website for a schedule of activities. The Fall Begins events are included in general admission.

Fall Festival
The Original Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Original Farmers Market invites families to its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22nd, and Sunday, October 23rd. This free event is like a “favorite country fair in the heart of the big city!” Enjoy a pumpkin patch, pig races, fall-themed games, live musical performances, arts and crafts, and more.

Fall Harvest Festival
Forneris Farms
15200 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills, CA 91345

The Fall Harvest Festival at Forneris Farms, from October 8th through October 31st, is a yearly tradition for many families. The fun includes a corn maze, a train ride, a haybale mini maze, a haybale pyramid, and more. Check the website for admission information. 

children getting a ride at Underwood Family Farms Harvest Festival in Los Angeles

Events from 2021 we’re still checking on

Skirball Harvest Festival: A Sukkot Celebration
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

The Skirball’s annual Harvest Festival is a celebration of the fall harvest season as well as the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The daylong festival is happening on Sunday, October 13th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and features music and dance performances, interactive activities, and much more. Check the website for admission information.

children getting a ride at Underwood Family Farms Harvest Festival in Los Angeles

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