Valencia Fall Festivities

From the beautiful surroundings and cooler temperatures to the return of pumpkin spice lattes and hayrides, there’s so much to love about fall. Get out and about with your family and celebrate the season in style at these upcoming local events!

Pumpkin patches are all around, and the one at Nancy’s Ranch is among the best. They’re open from October 1 through Halloween, and claim one of the biggest pumpkin crops around. Their pumpkins are truly massive, and they put a fun twist on that: If you find the name of their Giant Pumpkin, then mention it to the cashier, you get a free “Jack-B-Little” mini pumpkin, up to 2 per family, with your pumpkin purchase. They’ve also got a special coupon for pumpkin and Christmas tree purchases on the Nancy’s Ranch website.

And if you’re in for a scare, Awesometown has you covered– fairs, tours, houses and even castles. It starts with the Harry Carey (Merry but Scary) Halloween Tour, from October 17 to 26, a night of history and haunts set in a 1930s Adobe Mansion at Tesoro Adobe Historic Park. Then Heritage Haunt is open October 18 to 26 – a non-profit fundraising event with zombie walks and a haunted house, recommended for children over 8.

There are so many more events full of spooky fun to find, but the big masked bashes come at the end of the month, with October 25 featuring the 14th annual Halloween Fiesta at the Newhall Community Center. It’s a free event for all ages, with a children’s costume contest, pumpkin decorating, food, drinks and live entertainment. The party goes on the next night, with the Haunted Jailhouse on October 26 offering outdoor games, activities, food and a costume judging.

Fall’s about more than tricks and treats. It’s also about worldwide celebrations. On October 18, it’s time for beer, bratwurst, music and games — time for Oktoberfest! From 7-11PM, the patio and mirrored dance hall will fill with visitors from around the Southland for this special night of German culture. Take a tip from us and order admission online at a discount.

There really are a lot of ways to get swept up in the fall holidays around here. Here’s to a happy Halloween season in Awesometown!