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ENC’s Fall Faire

Join the fun at the ENC’s annual Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch! Look forward to Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes,  native plant sale, delicious food and drinks from local vendors, crafts and games for the kids. The Fall Faire has been an ENC tradition since 1977.

Buy a re-usable ENC canvas bag for $5 to participate in the Craft Crawl. Walk along the trails at ENC as the kids go station to station making awesome eco-friendly & nature-inspired crafts!

Francisco the Bug Guy and the Orange County Bird of Prey Center will be on hand with their live hawks and owls. Take a ride on a friendly pony or visit a variety of barnyard animals in our petting zoo! Bring the kids and play super fun games, winners can enter to win prizes in our children’s auction. There’s something for everyone!

The Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch takes place at the Environmental Nature Center, on Sunday,  October 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

ENC is located at 1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663

images courtesy of www.facebook.com/pages/Environmental-Nature-Center

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Looking for something to do Today? There’s so much going on, you’re gonna have to choose! Check the Calendar for details.

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  • Kidvasion at locations throughout San Diego  

  • Solar Decathlon at The Great Park  

  • Spooky Science at Discovery Cube OC 

  • Pumpkin Festival at Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store 

  • Insect Fair at Cal Poly Pomona  

  • Drop In and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity 

  • Halloween Celebration in the Garden at Coastkeeper Garden 

  • Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad  

  • Kids Club Crafts at Michaels Nationwide 

  • Tustin Art Walk at Old Town Tustin 

  • Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center 

  • FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers  

  • Oktoberfest at Oak Canyon Nature Center  

  • Star Party at Griffith Park  

  • 7th Annual Bat Night at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Boo at the Zoo at Santa Ana Zoo

  • Halloween Bootique at Rogers Gardens

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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.

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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.

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Fall Faire at ENC

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Mark your calendar and join the fun at the 41st Annual Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch at the Environmental Nature Center, October 18, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch is everything fall. Pumpkins, food, native plant sales, children’s games, crafts & face painting, live entertainment, story time, petting zoo & animal demonstrations.

Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will be available for sale. Proceeds benefit the environmental education programs.

Bring your appetite for the “Savor OC” restaurant showcase. You can purchase delicious food and drinks from their Restaurant Sponsors:  Blue Water Grill,Haute Cakes, Pie Not, Sensitive SweetsKean Coffee, Which Wich, the Newport Beach Fire Department, Mi Casa, Shirley’sBagels, Jan’s Health Bar,Pom and Olive, Pangaea Juice, Paige’s Cake Pops, and Ander’s Catering!

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Kids can participate in a variety of fun crafts!  Purchase a re-usable ENC canvas bag for $5 – your “ticket” to make awesome crafts like Water Bottle Piggy Banks, Egg Carton Helicopters, Newspaper Hats, Water Bottle Watering cans, Native plants and Toilet Paper Roll Monsters! Saddleback fashion department will be on hand with their fun photo booth, too! 

The Orange County Bird of Prey Center will be on hand with their live hawks and owls. A presentation by the Youth Singers of Orange County, will have kids meet live reptiles and amphibians with Camp Teacher Bob, and live arthropods with Camp Teacher Tami! Participate in the Going Green Game Show with Sama Wareh!  Check out the schedule HERE.

ENC is located at 1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663

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images courtesy of www.facebook.com/pages/Environmental-Nature-Center

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Time for the Pumpkin Patch!

pumpkinsIt’s October and that means it’s time to go the Pumpkin Patch! My family had our first pumpkin patch visit of the season this weekend. Irvine Park Railroad invited my family and I to attend the 10th annual Pumpkin Patch. The Pumpkin Patch is located inside of Irvine Regional Park. I always feel as if I am completely outside of the city when I’m here.

PumpkinPatchIrvineParkRR1Attending the The Pumpkin Patch was a wonderful way to welcome in the fall season. When you arrive you see a beautiful display of pumpkins, fall colors and photo ops throughout the park.

PumpkinPatchIrvineParkRR4There’s plenty to do before picking out the perfect pumpkin, my girls were delighted to start the day running through the straw bale maze. game booths (which I love because everyone wins a prize).

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The hay rides look fun, although due to my oldest daughter’s allergies we can’t go on them. The train ride is always enjoyable and takes you on a ride through the Irvine Railroad Park with views of the lake, peacocks running through the park and families enjoying their afternoon fishing and picnicking.

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Other things to enjoy are the John Deere tractor racers, panning for gold (that was fun), bounce houses, a kid friendly (and mommy friendly) haunted house, cookie decorating, face painting and a lot of great photo ops.

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What I love about Irvine Park Railroad is that it’s free to enter. You do have to pay to to enter Irvine Regional Park ($3.00 weekdays, $5.00 weekends). Some of the activities do require a fee but things such as the hay bale maze. the haunted house and all the photo ops are FREE. The pumpkins are gorgeous and reasonably priced.

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While your at Irvine Regional Park take advantage of the day, visit the Interpretive Center, go for a hike one of the many trails, visit the OC Zoo, play at one of the four playgrounds or rent a bike or a paddle boat from Wheel Fun Rentals. Irvine Regional Park has plenty of picnic benches, so pack a lunch or visit the Lakeside Snack Shack for a quick lunch.

  • When: Open daily (weather permitting) at 10:00 am through October 31st.
  • Where: Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch is located inside Irvine Regional Park at 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA, 92869
  • Cost: Entrance into Irvine Regional Park is $3.00 on weekdays, $5.00 on weekends, Entry into the Pumpkin Patch is FREE, some activities have fees that vary according to activity. Activity tickets are $5.00 each or buy a book of 15 tickets for $60.00 ($15.00 savings).

Don’t forget to print these coupons before you go. 

Disclosure: Irvine Park Railroad provided complimentary tickets for me and my family to take part in the media weekend. My opinions of the event are entirely 100% my own and in no way had any impact on my review. 

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Only 4 days Left!!!

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There’s only 4 days left to enter the Giveaway from Irvine Park Railroad  to the 10th annual Pumpkin Patch!!!

This is one of ways my family welcomes in the Fall season. So here’s your chance to win the chance to experience thousands of pumpkins, in all shapes and sizes, filling the areas behind the train station. In addition to choosing the perfect pumpkin you are family can look forward to riding the train, panning for gold, face painting, a pumpkin moon bounce, hay rides, and more.

Here’s your chance to win a Family 4 pack, valued at approximately $70.00, courtesy of Irvine Park Railroad.

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Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch will be open: September 19 through October 31, 2015, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on weekdays and 10:00 am – 6:00 pm on weekends.

 

Parking fees for Irvine Regional Park are $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends.

 

Enter now – Good Luck!!!

 

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It’s Giveaway Time!!!

9/15/15 – Update – WE HAVE A WINNER!!! A great big THANK YOU to all who participated. A winner was randomly chosen by Rafflecopter

AMY – please email me your full name & address. Your prize will be mailed to you directly from Irvine Park Railroad.

Thanks everyone!

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Thanks to fine folks at Irvine Park Railroad  – It’s Giveaway time for their 10th annual Pumpkin Patch!!!

For me and my family, this event welcomes in the season. Each year thousands of pumpkins, in all shapes and sizes, fill the areas behind the train station. In addition to choosing the perfect pumpkin you are family can look forward to riding the train, panning for gold, face painting, a pumpkin moon bounce, hay rides, and more.

Here’s your chance to win a Family 4 pack, valued at approximately $70.00, courtesy of Irvine Park Railroad.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch will be open: September 19 through October 31, 2015, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on weekdays and 10:00 am – 6:00 pm on weekends.

 

Parking fees for Irvine Regional Park are $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends.

 

Enter now – Good Luck!!!

 

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Weekend Roundup – October 24 – 26, 2014

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There’s tons of Halloween fun to be had in this Weekend Roundup.

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All Month Long:

 Spooky Science everyday at Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana

Thomas and Friends everyday at Discover Science Center in Santa Ana

Boomont Park  every Friday, Saturday & Sunday at Belmont Park in San Diego

Spooktacular Saturday’s every Saturday at OC Great Park in Irvine

Pumpkin Patch  everyday at Tanaka Farms in Irvine

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch everyday at Irvine Regional Park

Technique Cooking Classes every Sunday at Williams-Sonoma

Jr. Chef Classes every Saturday at Williams-Sonoma

Drop in and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa

Kidvasion, freebie deals for kids all over San Deigo

Zoomars Pumpkinpalooza everyday in San Juan Capistrano

Parent & Me Time every Wednesday at Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach

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Friday, October 24, 2014:

Free Shark Lagoon Nights Tonight and every Friday night at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

Halloween Spooktacular & Moonlight Movie at Latern Bay Park in Dana Point

Haunted Aquarium-Shipwrecked  at Birch Aquarium in La Jolla

Spooky Science Nights at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Friday Nights at MOLAA in Long Beach

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Saturday, October 25, 2014:

Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade in Anaheim

Turbo Fast Weekend at Discovery Cube in Santa Ana

Halloween Zoo-tacular at OC Zoo in Orange

Boo Parade in San Diego

Spooky Science Nights at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Spooky Creatures in the Garden at the LA Arboretum in Arcadia

Sea Scare at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro

Boo at the Zoo at the Santa Ana Zoo in Santa Ana

Pumpkin Glow at Pavillon Park in Irvine

Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire in Claremont Village

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Sunday, October 26, 2014:

Tidepool Terrors at Ocean Institute in Dana Point

 Turbo Fast Weekend at Discovery Cube in Santa Ana

Pumpkinmania at Tanaka Farms in Irvine

Halloween Family Day at Balboa Park in San Diego

Owl-a-ween at Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista

Boo at the Zoo at the Santa Ana Zoo in Santa Ana

Creepy Crawlies and Night Creatures at The Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach

 

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Weekend Roundup – October 17 – 19, 2014

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This Weekend’s Roundup is packed with some great choices for Halloween fun!

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 All Month Long:

 Spooky Science everyday at Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana

Thomas and Friends everyday at Discover Science Center in Santa Ana

Boomont Park  every Friday, Saturday & Sunday at Belmont Park in San Diego

Spooktacular Saturday’s every Saturday at OC Great Park in Irvine

Pumpkin Patch  everyday at Tanaka Farms in Irvine

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch everyday at Irvine Regional Park

Technique Cooking Classes every Sunday at Williams-Sonoma

Jr. Chef Classes every Saturday at Williams-Sonoma

Drop in and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa

Kidvasion, freebie deals for kids all over San Deigo

Zoomars Pumpkinpalooza everyday in San Juan Capistrano

Parent & Me Time every Wednesday at Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach

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 Friday, October 17, 2014:

Free Shark Lagoon Nights Tonight and every Friday night at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

Movie Under the Stars at Mason Regional park in Irvine

Whole Kids Club Cooking Class at Whole Foods, Tustin

Black & White Film Festival at Chapman University, Old Town Orange

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 Saturday, October 18 2014:

Star Wars Day at Orange Public Library & History Center in Old Town

Pumpkin Festival at Cal Poly Pomona

Insect Fair at Cal Poly Pomona

Art walk in Old Town Tustin

Bat Night at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon

OC Classic at Casper’s Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano

Boo at the Zoo at the Santa Ana Zoo in Santa Ana

Not So Scary Halloween at San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center in Cardiff

Pumpkin Palooza at Suzie’s Farms in San Diego

Pumpkin Festival at Kidspace Museum in Pasadena

Fall Festival at the Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles

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Sunday, October 19, 2014:

Project Fair/Ripple Kids Event at SOCO/OC Mix in Costa Mesa

Pumpkin Festival at Kidspace Museum in Pasadena

Fall Faire at Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beacch

Pumpkin Festival at Cal Poly Pomona

Insect Fair at Cal Poly Pomona

Autumn Sea Fair at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro

Host the Perfect Thanksgiving Table at Pottery Barn

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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.

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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

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