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If you live in or are you planning a visit to Orange County in October and are looking for things to see and do there, then please check out our October Orange County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues at First American Title:

Huntington Beach Oktoberfest | Through Nov. 3 | Old World Festival Hall

Every Wednesday through Sunday. Sample Imported German Beers and food. Guests can also enter the Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests, and of course do the Chicken Dance! Wednesday through Saturday are adult nights & Sunday’s are family day with Dachshund Races. For more information: 714-696-TAP1 | www.oldworld.ws

Haunt at Heritage Hill | Oct. 1-12 from 6:30-10:30pm | Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest

The park will once again transform into a haunted adventure with scream zones, music, and game booths. Costumes encouraged, but no masks or face paint will be permitted to enter the event. For more information: www.ocparks.com

German Unity Day Celebrations | Oct. 2 from 7-10:30pm | Old World Village Festival Hall, Huntington Beach

We’ve serving FREE FOOD to the 1st 500 people in line. Free food is served at 7pm. In order to get the FREE FOOD you have to have a ticket and be one of the 1st 500 guests. For more information: 714-895-8020 | www.oldworld.ws

Orange County International Auto Show | Oct. 3-6 | Anaheim Convention Center

Attendees are invited to sit behind wheels, inspect engines, experience new technologies and even take a test drive in more than 150 new vehicles. For more information: www.AutoShowOC.com

Tustin Tiller Days | Oct. 4-6 | 17522 Beneta Way

Celebrates OC’s agricultural heritage while providing an opportunity for local non-profit organizations to promote their cause and raise much needed funds. For more information: 714-573-3326 | www.tustintillerdays.org

Craft & Artisan Faire | Oct. 5 from 9am-5pm | Bridge Fellowship Plaza, Rancho Santa Margarita

Join community crafters and artists for unique, one of a kind handmade goods. Seasonal and year-round gifts will be available. This is a perfect time to get some Christmas shopping done and support our local talent. For more information: 949-370-7299 | www.thebridgeoc.com

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational | Oct. 5-13 from Dawn to Dusk | Festival of Arts Grounds

North America’s most renowned, plein air landscape painters will compete for prestigious prizes and participate for the week of events including public paint outs and artist meet and greets. For more information: www.lpapa.org

Orange County Children’s Book Festival | Oct. 6 from 9:30am-4pm | Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa

This family-fun festival attracts more than 30,000 visitors who will be entertained by authors, llustrators, booksellers, animals, storytellers, costumed characters, train rides, crafts, food and entertainment and much more. Admission and parking are free. For more information: 714-838-4528 | www.kidsbookfestival.com

San Clemente Sea Fest | Oct. 6 from 9:30am-3pm | San Clemente Pier

Chowder Cook-off, Fisherman’s Lobster, Surfing Contest, Business Exposition, Arts & Craft Show and a U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo Operation which all takes place at the historic San Clemente Pier. For more information: www.scchamber.com

Haunted Fullerton Walking Tours | Oct. 10-11, 15-19, 22-26 & 29-30 | Fullerton Museum

A celebration of local legend while sharing stories of another facet of Fullerton’s history, particularly that of the downtown. For more information: www.cityoffullerton.com

Boot Hill | Oct. 11, 12, 14, 18-20 & 25-27 from 7-10pm | 16 Goldenrod, Irvine

The unearthly spirits from the Old West town of Bridgewood will materialize for EIGHT haunting nights, transforming the residence at 16 Goldenrod into the old church and cemetery that once occupied this hallowed ground. For more information: www.legendofboothill.com

Mystery at the Monster Mixer | Oct. 11, 26-27 & 30 | Angelo & Vinci’s Ristorante, Fullerton

A night of ghouls, grub, and gut-busting laughter awaits you at Mystery at the Monster Mixer! A fully-immersive dinner party that has you enjoying a delicious spread and solving a puzzling mystery whilst sitting amongst vampires, phantoms, demons and more! For more information: www.klubhousearts.com

The Heritage Festival and Parade | Oct. 12 starting at 6:30am | Tri-City Park, Placentia

Begins with the Chamber of Commerce pancake breakfast at 6:30am followed by the parade and band review at 9:30am. The festival begins at 9:30 a.m. and will feature many exciting activities for the entire family. For more information: www.placentia.org

Irvine Global Village Festival | Oct. 12-13 from 10am-5pm | Orange County Great Park

More than 100 performances representing cultures from around the world; international cuisine; kids’ crafts and activities; cultural and religious exhibits; and international marketplace. For more information: www.irvinefestival.org

Silverado Country Fair and Folk Festival | Oct. 12-13 | Silverado Comm. Center & Fairgrounds

Explores the wonders of the area’s Old West rustic culture, great live Bluegrass, Country and Folk music, Wild West reenactments, arts and crafts, 1800’s activities & makeshift jail, tasty food, beer & wine saloon, plus ‘ole timey’ contests. For more information: www.silveradocountryfair.org

Glitterfest | Oct. 13 from 10am-3pm | Spring Field Banquet Center, Fullerton

Hand-picked artisans, home decor vendors, and vintage ephemera from all over the California area will gather together. Art is all handmade mixedmedia wonderfulness featuring Halloween, Christmas and seasonal decor. Admission is $7. For more information: www.glitterfest.com

Laguna Niguel Haunted Trails | Oct. 17-19 from 6:30-10pm | Crown Valley Community Park

There was a hotel in the Valley of Crowns that sat empty for years due to mysterious sounds. Guides will escort groups through the old hotel, the    lobby, kitchen, and the gardens. For more information: https://www.cityoflagunaniguel.org/calendar.aspx?eid=3667

Silverado Days | Oct. 18-20 | William Peak Park

Games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Featured contests include a Car Show, a Amateur Horseshoe Contest, a Pie-Eating Contest, a Hog Calling, a Dog Show, a Chili Cook-off and much more! For more information: www.silveradodays.com

OC Japan Fair | Oct. 18-20 | OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa

Enjoy the experience of shopping, tasting, and learning about Japanese culture. There will also be live performance, games, Kimono models and more! For more information: www.oc-japanfair.com

Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt | Oct. 19 from 6:30-8:30pm | Picnic Sites A & B

Good ole fashioned spookiness, arts and crafts, a fun zone, and an array of educational booths. Rangers, Lifeguards and other volunteers all pitch in to make this a really fun evening. For more information: www.dohenystatebeach.org

Día de los Muertos Celebration | Oct. 19 at 10am | Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa

Enjoy kid-friendly activities and traditional music, featuring tunes from Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” and more. For more information: www.pacificsymphony.org

Pacific Symphony presents: Treats in the Streets Autumn Festival | Oct. 24 from 4-7pm | Old Towne Orange Plaza

Old Towne merchants decorate their shops and local non-profit groups provide delicious food items and tasty treats for a nominal charge. For more information: www.cityoforange.org

Dana Point Halloween Spooktacular & Trunk or Treat | Oct. 25 from 4:30-8:30pm | Community Center

Carnival games, crafts, cookie decorating, entertainment, costume parade, and treats for all the children. Dana Point Police Services will be holding their Trunk or Treat event in the parking lot. BBQ hot dogs and refreshments. For more information: www.danapoint.org

Ghosts and Legends Tour | Oct. 25-26 | O’Neill Museum / Historical Society, San Juan Capistrano

Get in the spirit of Halloween by joining the Historical Society Walking Tour Guides on a spooky walking tour of Los Rios Street, the oldest residential neighborhood in California. For more information: 949-493-8444 | www.sjchistoricalsociety.com

Casa Creepy: Haunted House | Oct. 25-27 from 7-9pm | Casa Romantica Cultural Center

Werewolves, vampires and ghosts are waiting behind every corner of our historic home, and you can bet on plenty of creepy-crawlies in the gardens. For more information: www.casaromantica.org

Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade | Oct. 26 from 11am-5pm | Downtown Anaheim

Game and food booths, entertainment, craft fair, haunted house, pumpkin patch, costume contest and trick-or-treating. For more information: www.anaheimfallfestival.org

Los Alamitos Trunk or Treat | Oct. 26 from 5-7:30pm | Little Cottonwood Park

Fun family activities including costume contest, pie eating contest, train ride, trunk or treating, prizes, food trucks, inflatables, and photo booth! For more information: www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Spooky San Clemente | Oct. 26 from 4-7pm | Community Center

Join us for a night of haunted houses, spooky corn maze, tricks on Del Mar and a movie in the dark. For more information: www.san-clemente.org

Villa Park Halloween Fest | Oct. 26 from 4-7pm | Villa Park Towne Centre

Costumed children will have the opportunity to visit local merchants for treats throughout the Towne Centre. There will also be hayrides, a coloring contest, food, commemorative photos and pumpkin carving. For more information: www.vpcsfoundation.org

Stanton Halloween Festival | Oct. 26 from 4-8pm | Stanton Central Park

This special event is open to ghosts and goblins of all ages and will feature games, DJ entertainment, costume contests, non-profit food booths and a howling good time for everyone. Be sure to bring your trick-or-treat bag! For more information: www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Aliso Viejo Fall Fest | Oct. 31 from 6-9pm | Compass Bible Church

Costumes are welcomed...and encouraged. But please, for the sake of our younger guests NO SCARY COSTUMES. The event is free, along with rides, games and candy. There will be small charge for food. For more information: www.compasschurch.org

All Treats No Tricks at the Mall | Oct. 31 from 3-7pm | Brea Mall Center Court

Come in costume for spooky family fun and activities based on Vampirina and your favorite Disney Junior pals! There will also be trick or treating at the mall from 4-7pm. For more information: www.simon.com/mall/brea-mall

Cypress Halloween Carnival | Oct. 31 from 6-9pm | Community Center

Family Games, Entertainment and Trick or Treat! Food will be sold for an additional cost at the event. For more information: www.cypressca.org

Main Street Halloween Fest | Oct. 31 from 4-8pm | Downtown Huntington Beach

Trick-or-treating in the BID downtown zone on Main (and side-streets), PCH, the Pier, and 5th with businesses providing candy to children. A Halloween costume contest for kids and dogs on 5th Street plus inflatable games. For more information: www.hbdowntown.com

La Palma Halloween Carnival | Oct. 31 from 6-8:30pm | Central Park

Will feature carnival games, an area for children under the age of 5 to play games, and those who dare to find their way through a scary maze! For more information: www.cityoflapalma.org

Rancho Santa Margarita Fall Family Festival | Oct. 31 from 2-5pm | Central Park

Trick-or-Treat, enjoy multiple inflatables and bounce houses, partake in the costume contest and join the child and pet costume parade while you listen to music and play games. For more information: www.samlarc.org

Tustin Halloween Howl | Oct. 31 from 3-5pm | Columbus Tustin Activity Center

Costume contests, family entertainment, carnival games, prizes and candy. For more information: www.tustinca.org

 

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