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Pumpkin Festival

Image from The Pumpkin Festival at Cal Poly Pomona facebook page
Image from The Pumpkin Festival at Cal Poly Pomona facebook page

The Pumpkin Festival is a two-day event held every October at the Farm Store at Cal Poly Pomona.

The festival draws thousands of visitors to pick pumpkins from a patch near the Farm Store. The College of Agriculture grows 80,000 pumpkins for the event and EVERY pumpkin is only $5.00 each!!!.

The festival features a corn maze that is specially grown for the occasion, horse rides, pie eating contest and a petting zoo. Visitors can compete and play games run by student clubs or listen to live music. Food and drinks are available to purchase from vendors.


Keeping with the theme “Celebrating California Agriculture”, they’ve added a major new activity area “AG Lane” filled with Free Family-Fun Agriculture related exhibits and displays. Included will be Antique Farm Tractors & Equipment, Animal Displays, Home Gardening Demonstrations and a Kids Farm with squash tunnels and fun interactive play for those 10 and under

Opening Ceremony begin at 11:00 am on Saturday morning October 17th at the gazebo for a special Opening Ceremony to kick-off the ‘Season of Orange’ Celebrating California Agriculture. There will be live music, festival giveaways and an appearance by the official festival mascot.

While your at the Pumpkin Festival make sure to visit the Insect Fair which features nearly 500,000 live and preserved insects (open on Saturday & Sunday from 9am-5pm).

  • When: Saturday, October 17 &  Sunday, October, 18, 2015 from 8:00 am – 5: 00pm
  • Where: Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store, 4102 S. University Drive, Pomona, CA 91768
  • Cost: Entrance to the Festival is FREE, Prices vary for individual activities such as the corn maze, horse rides, petting zoo and Insect Fair.

No animals are permitted at the pumpkin Festival, this is a cash only event but ATM machines are available. All proceeds support College of Agriculture student clubs and activities, as well as farm operations.


46th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The City of Tustin’s 46th annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on April 4, 2015 from 8:30 am – 11:30 am at Tustin Sports Park.



Hop on down for an Egg Hunt, Jumpers, Wild Animal Show, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Games Booths and Pictures with the Easter Bunny.

There is also a pancake breakfast from 7:30 – 11:30 am, cost is $5.00 each.

  • When: Saturday, April 4, 2015
  • Where: Tustin Sports Park, 12850 Robinson Drive, Tustin, CA 92782
  • Cost: FREE

Critter Expo Adventure

Image from samlarc.org
Image from samlarc.org

This sounds like s a great event! Join in for a fun-filled, educational day featuring baby animals, a petting zoo, pony rides, spring activities and much more! This is a free event. Due to the popularity of some attractions, certain lines will close a half-hour prior to event ending to ensure everyone in line gets a turn.

There will be several opportunities for kids to Touch and Experience. Children will have several hands-on stations to visit throughout the park, including:

– Crafts and game booths

– Miniature petting zoo

– Pony rides

– Face painters

– Photo opportunities with Peter Rabbit and Spring Ducky

– Rock Wall

– Inflatable toddler play area

– Educational animal-themed shows

– Food vendors: bring cash for treats available for purchase from local food vendors.

Families that plan on interacting or touching the animals will need to register at the SAMLARC booth the day of the event need to register. Registrations on will be taken the day of the event. Please make sure to leave your pets at home.

  • When: Today, Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Where: Central Park, 30842 La Miranda, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 
  • Cost: FREE

Christmas Walk at Corona Del Mar

36th Annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk
A Holiday Festival & Community Tradition

FREE to the public
Sunday December 07, 2014 11:00AM – 4:00PM

Christmas Walk is the Corona del Mar’s Chamber of Commerce most popular event of the year! This is an absolute can’t miss special event filled with holiday festivities for family, friends, residents and visitors looking for a spectacular way to ring in the holiday season. Each year “The Walk” brings together thousands of fun-loving people into the Village of Corona del Mar for live entertainment, food, prizes and games in true holiday spirit!

Festivities include:

  • Corona del Mar merchant promotions throughout Corona del Mar’s Business District
  • Live Entertainment with over 12 signature bands in strategic locations
  • The popular Fireman’s Grill BBQ provided by the
    NB Fire Department
  • Restaurant tastings and celebration parties.
  • Kid’s entertainment including snap shots with Santa Clause, bouncy houses, bungee jumping, holiday characters, a petting zoo and more.
  • Unique vendor exhibits in the popular vendor faire at the center stage.
  • Beer & Wine Garden located in Bandera’s Lower Parking Lot with Signature band “Pinch Me”
  • Famous Opportunity Drawing with over $15,000 worth of prizes.
  • Performances by High School and community organization

Event will be held at the Corona Del Mar Village located at: 2855 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, CA .




Winter Sawdust Festival

Sawdust Art Festival’s 24th Annual Winter Fantasy

image from lagunabeach.com
image from lagunabeach.com


Weekends: November 22 through December 21, 2014 open 10am-6pm

The festival grounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland where 175 artists create, display and sell original creations over the course of four weekends. The Winter Fantasy offers the most unique holiday shopping in all of Southern California. Art media includes jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, photography, sculpture, clothing and textiles.

Experience unique artwork by 175 artists, live holiday entertainment, great outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, petting zoo, Santa and much, much more! With amazing art gifts, thousands of holiday decorations and picture-perfect moments, the Sawdust’s Winter Fantasy will become your family’s holiday tradition.


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Harvest Fest on Halloween Night

Harvest Christian Fellowship  is hosting  a “Harvest Fest” at both the Riverside and Orange County campus on Halloween night. The festivities begins at 5:00 P.M.


Riverside’s Harvest Fest will feature free raffles, obstacles courses, large slides, lots of good food, and a production for kids called “The Wonderful Wisdom from God.”

Harvest Riverside Campus is located at 6115 Arlington Avenue, Riverside. Get Directions »


In Orange County, there will be games, an obstacle course, petting zoo, climbing wall, train rides, a photo booth, bungee jumper, and treats. The evening will also have a glow-in-the-dark show with a gospel message.

Harvest Orange County Campus is located at: 2727 Campus Drive, Irvine. Get Directions »



Fall Festival at the Farmers Market in Los Angeles

The Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles transforms for their FALL FESTIVAL on OCTOBER 18 & 19, 2014,. This FREE event will be held all day long.

Each Fall, Farmers Market celebrates the harvest with a great, family-friendly festival. In addition to crafts and entertainment, the Festival features several bands playing country, bluegrass and western swing, and special acts just for children. Fall Festival offers very special activities, too including a petting zoo, Agventure Play Land and Artisan Alley. You will also find the Market and its merchants fully decorated!


The Original Farmers Market is located at: 6333 W.3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90036

– See more at: ww.farmersmarketla.com


Pumpkin Festival at Kidspace

The 20th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Kidspace Children’s Museum is Saturday, October 18 & Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 9:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.


This family-friendly event includes fun for all ages and will be hosted in Brookside Park, directly in front of Kidspace Children’s Museum.

Kids will giggle with delight at the petting zoo, pony rides, exciting bouncers, carnival games, and seasonal crafts. Partake in a costume parade, make your own take-home fall crafts, enjoy face painting, and select pumpkins from our pumpkin patch. The parents will love the book and costume sale, and tasty picnic treats.

kidspaceFallFest1Festival admission is FREE – as well as the live music/performances, selected crafts, promotions at the Radio Disney tent, and a photo opportunity at the pumpkin patch. There is also plenty of FREE parking in Lot I of the Rose Bowl adjacent to Brookside Park.

Tickets are available for purchase to enjoy the bouncers, pony rides, games, food, and many other festival attractions.

The annual Pumpkin Festival is organized by the museum’s volunteer support group, The Circle of Friends, and offers even the youngest children a fun and safe way to celebrate the season. All proceeds benefit Kidspace Children’s Museum.

Kidspace Children’s Museum is located at: 480 North Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103

For more information visit www.kidspacemuseum.org



zoomars1Pumpkinpalooza is here! This month at Zoomars there are no tricks, just a treat. Visit during the month of October and you’ll receive a special offer good November 1st through Christmas!


In addition to their petting zoo, they offer  rides on their mini-train or  saddle up for a pony ride or pan for treasures at Miner’s Gulch. Swirl and slide in the playground or lose yourself silly in the giant corn box.


31791 Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Open Daily from 9am to 5pm

Admission: Adults $10.00, Children 17 and under $8.00, Infants 12 months and under FREE, Seniors $9:00, Military $7.00

(Additional fees apply for horse 7 pony rides, train rides, feed, panning, etc.)

For the next 5 days Zoomars has a great offer through  -$25 for Admission for Four with Two Train Rides and Two Pumpkins to Decorate at Zoomars.

For the next 5 days Zoomar’s has a great offer through Groupon -$25 for Admission for Four with Two Train Rides and Two Pumpkins to Decorate at Zoomars.

Zoomars is a one of a kind and hay bales of fun.  We’re good times,friendly animals and the happiest folks you’ll ever meet.  For the past 30 years our little zoo has charmed more than three million visitors.


Pumpkin Festival at Cal Poly Pomona


cal poly pumpkin

The 22nd Annual Pumpkin Festival where you can choose from thousands of pumpkins right out of the patch is right around the corner.

Eat and play games at the College of Agriculture student club booths or head over to our popular Insect Fair featuring nearly 500,000 live and preserved insects (runs from 9am-5pm).

There is also a corn maze, a petting zoo, horse rides, entertainment, and lots of activities for kids! If you like pancakes, get there early for the pancake breakfast Saturday morning only from 8am-11am. Bring your appetite!

For the safety of all our guests, no animals are permitted at the Pumpkin Festival.

Where: Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store, 4102 S. University Drive, Pomona, CA 91768

When: October 18 and 19, 2014

Time:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Admission and Parking: FREE (handicap parking with golf cart transport is available in lot “B”)
Pumpkins from the patch: $5 each
Pancake Breakfast (Saturday only 8am-11am): $5 for adults, $4 for students, seniors, military, and kids 12 and under
Prices vary for individual activities such as the corn maze, horse rides and the petting zoo.
Prices are subject to change.

No animals are permitted at the pumpkin Festival , Cash Only-ATM machines are available, All proceeds support College of Agriculture student clubs and activities, as well as farm operations.


Click here to view a timelapse of the Pumpkin Festival.