October is a month of fun events for everyone to enjoy. Octoberfest is a time to celebrate beer, bratwurst, and Bavarian culture. The Children’s Book Fare is an annual event where local and national children’s authors sell and sign their books. The Newport Film Festival is an annual event that showcases the best new independent films. The Silverado Fair is an annual event that celebrates the old west including food, music, and games. There are many other October events that are sure to please everyone. So October is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the festivities.
September – October
EVERY Wednesday through Sunday, Eat, Drink, Dance & be Merry at Southern California’s BEST & Most DIVERSE OKTOBERFEST (voted by German World Magazine) with Oom-Pah-Pa Bands directly from Germany. Sample Imported German Beers, Bratwurst, Rotisserie Chicken, Hamburgers, Pork Sandwiches, Strudel, Pretzels & more. Guests can also enter the Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests and, of course, do the Chicken Dance! Wednesday through Saturday are adult nights & Sundays are family days with Dachshund Races.
Special dates to remember Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Sept. 30th, 2 pm, German Day Thursday, Oct. 4th, 7 pm
LOCATION: Old World Village,
7561 Center Ave, #49
October 2, 2022, | 9:30 am – 4:30 pm The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is designed specifically for children of all ages. This family-fun festival attracts more than 20,000 visitors who will be entertained and delighted by authors, illustrators, booksellers, animals, storytellers, costumed characters, train rides, crafts, food and entertainment, and much, much more.
LOCATION: Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Rd
October 13-20, 2022 Showcasing more than 350 films from around the world, offering an ambitious and international selection of features, shorts, documentaries, and animation that will compete for both Jury and Audience awards. During the week of the festival, screenings are held at several venues in the Newport Beach area. With 15 screens showing films each day, our venue partners provide a fantastic viewing experience for all festival-goers
LOCATION: Newport Beach
October 22nd – | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Sponsored by the San Clemente Chamber, this event features a Chowder Cook-off, an Arts & Craft Show, Business Expo, entertainment and an array of fresh seafood, served seaside on the beach in the historic San Clemente Pier area.
Held on Sunday, following the first
Wednesday in October
LOCATION: San Clemente Pier
October 8th-9th 2022 The Annual Silverado Country Fair and Folk Festival is one of the best family events of the season which explores the wonders of the area’s Old West rustic culture, great live Bluegrass, Country and Folk music, Wild West reenactments, handmade arts and crafts, 1800’s activities & lock ’em up makeshift jail, tasty food, beer & wine saloon, plus some silly ‘ole timey’ contests, all nestled under the Oak trees below Orange County’s famous Saddleback Mountain. $5 adult admission, $3 kiddos, and under 3 are free!
LOCATION: Silverado Community Center & Fairgrounds
27641 Silverado Canyon Rd
October 14-16, 2022 Held each October, this community festival includes a parade, food, and game booths. Featured contests include World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, Custom Car Show,a pie-eating contest, International Chili Society Chili Cook-off, hog calling, sexiest/hairiest legs, Little Miss Chili Pepper & Mr Hot Stuff Baby Contest, dog show, and Karaoke Contest.
LOCATION: William Peak Park
7225 El Dorado Drive
Saturday, October 8, 2022 | 10 am – 6 pm Boasting artistic cultural performances on three stages, the Festival’s live entertainment is a mosaic of music and dance representing more than 50 cultures from Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. Immerse yourself in cultural displays, world religion and demonstrations, indulge in international cuisine, explore our world marketplace and keep the little ones in motion with hands-on art projects, games and activities in a giant, interactive Kids Village. Festival admission and parking are free.
LOCATION: Bill Barber Park