With the weather cooling down, many fall-themed events and festivals are popping up around the L.A. area. Trying to pick one for a fun day out with the family? We have you covered with a list of the best fall festivals and events happening in L.A. this September and October.
Fall Festival: A Night in the Park
On Sept. 30 at Johnny Carson Park in Burbank, Fall Festival: A Night in the Park will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s”The Nightmare Before Christmas.” There will be food trucks, live music and art vendors, and the movie will start at 7 p.m. FREE.
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Fun Fest
For the last two weekends of October, Santa Anita Park will host their pumpkin patch and fall festival. Although each weekend will have arts and crafts, train rides, inflatable bouncers, picnic areas, carnival games, pony rides and pumpkin decorating, each day will have a unique theme: “80s Day” on Oct. 21, latin music on Oct. 22, “Spooktober Treat Hunt” on Oct. 28 and “Hallow-Wieners: Wiener Dog Races & Costume Contest” on Oct. 29. $5 and up. Detailed pricing and packages available on their website.
Americana Harvest Festival
On Oct. 8, come celebrate Theatricum’s 50th anniversary with their Americana Harvest Festival. Be one with nature in the outdoor Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, shop at the artisan marketplace, enjoy festive food, and listen The Geer Family & Friends preform a musical tribute to folk songwriter, Woody Guthrie. General admission tickets for adults are $20, $10 for children and children four years old or under are free.
Fall Festival at The Original Farmers Market
From Oct. 21-22, drop by the Farmers Market at The Grove for a free fall festival. Live music, variety of snacks and food, carnival games, a petting zoo, and a small pumpkin patch will be at this event. Children are encouraged to come in costume, too, for this family-friendly festival. FREE.
Underwood Family Farms’ Fall Harvest Festival
Celebrate the 26th annual Fall Harvest Festival at the Underwood Family Farm from Sept. 30 – Oct. 31. Pig races, corn mazes, a country market, tractor rides, carnival games and more will be featured at this event. While weekday admission is cheaper, weekends will have themes such as “Friends of the Farm,” “Farm Country,” “Antique Tractors,” “Wild West” and “All About Pumpkins.” $14 and up.
Día de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
For a fun, cultural event, visit the Hollywood Forever Cemetery as they celebrate Día de los Muertos on Oct. 28. There will be live performances from dancers and musicians, vendors selling Mexican food and snacks, face painting, arts and crafts and a special ceremony at the start of the event. If you are taking the whole family, be sure to purchase the day event running from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $35.
For more fall events, check out our roundup of the Best Pumpkin Patches in L.A.