October is here! Bring on the sweet treats, craft beer, spooky costumes, and carved pumpkins! Check out our list of October events in Orange County 2016 and start planning your fun-filled October today!
Festa dell’ Autunno Oct. 7-9
Experience a taste of Italy in Newport Beach this autumn during its sixth annual harvest season celebration.
The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach
(844) 727-8771 / www.pelicanhill.com/festa
Main Street Cars & Cruise Oct. 8
In addition to the car show boasting award winning display cars there will be awards, live music, product demos, vendors, and event specials from Main Street retailers and restaurants.
9am-5pm / Huntington Beach Downtown
(714) 831-1888 / www.hbhotrodnews.com
Dana Point State BBQ Championship Oct. 8
Enjoy delicious samples from participating BBQ teams. Proceeds benefit the Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars.
10am-5pm / Sea Terrace Park: 33410 Pacific Coast Hwy.
(615) 477-7447 / www.danapointbbqchampionships.com
Green Expo Oct. 8
Provides residents and visitors the opportunity to learn more about how to be sustainable at home and at work. Enjoy live music and performances and food trucks. Check out new electric vehicles.
10am-2pm / Huntington Beach City Hall: 2000 Main Street
(714) 536-8888 / www.hbchamber.com
Vintage Food & Wine Festival Oct. 8
More than twenty local restaurants, bakeries and other dining establishments offer tastes of their great cuisine. Local wineries, breweries and spirit makers offer samples of their drinks as well.
6-10pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano: 26801 Ortega Hwy
(949) 493-4700 / www.vintagesjc.com
Autumn Harvest Festival Oct. 8
The park will be transformed into a spooky Halloween festival. Enjoy the Indiana Jones Trick or Treat Stations, Under the Sea Adventure Maze, and the Haunted School House.
4-9pm / Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest
(949) 461-3400 / www.lakeforestca.gov
Pumpkin Patch Oct. 15
FREE event For North Orange County Residents. Come Get Your Free Pumpkin. The Kids Will Be Able To Enjoy Pumpkin Decorating, Bounce Houses, Face Painting & Much More.
10am-4pm / Saint Angela Merici Parish, Brea
(714) 990-9990 x21 / www.cbppatch.com
Dana Point Oktoberfest Oct. 15
Premium beers in pint size mugs. We will have great food vendors that make traditional American food as well as traditional German food. 12-7pm / Sea Terrace Park: 33501 Niguel Road www.danapointoktoberfest.com
Spooktacular Fun Days Oct. 15-16 & 22-23
Kids crafts, petting zoo, carnival games, Harvest Walk, entertainment and food. Bring non-perishable food items to benefit local OC food banks. 9am-1pm / Orange County Great Park
949-724-6000 / www.cityofirvine.org
Hunger Walk Oct. 16
Walk to end hunger in South Orange County! 12:30-5pm / San Clemente Community Center (949) 492-8477 / www.family-assistance.org
Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow Oct. 20-23
The U.S. Air Force Flight Demonstration Squadron- The Thunderbirds, and the Breitling Jet team will be headlining this exciting event in Surf City USA. 9am-6pm / Huntington Beach: HB Pier & Magnolia St. www.hbairshow.com
OC GUTS Oct. 24
A friendly pumpkin carving competition for local and regional creative professionals in Orange County.
5-8pm / SoCo Collection/The OC Mix, Costa Mesa
(949) 660-7791 / www.ocguts.com
GROW Conference Oct. 25
Business professionals, developers, and investors will gather for an afternoon of insight, networking and cocktails.
3-5:30pm / Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana
(714) 541-5353 / www.santaanachamber.com
Halloween Spooktacular & Movie Oct. 28
Cookie decorating, carnival games & crafts, wizard magic show, costume parade, moonlight movie “Hotel Transylvania 2” and free popcorn.
3-9pm / Dana Point Community Center: 34052 Del Obispo
(949) 248-3530 / www.danapoint.org
Halloween Fest Oct. 31
The spooky festivities include trick-or-treating, pony rides, a petting zoo, games, entertainment, kids and canine costume contests, and more. 4-8pm / Downtown Huntington Beach
(714) 536-8300 / www.hbdowntown.com