It’s easy to forget that Los Angeles is a city surrounded by farms. Give your urban kiddos a reminder by taking them to a fall harvest festival at one of these nearby neighbors. Get lost in a corn maze, learn how to milk a cow, hop on a hayride, and more: flip through to find out what’s in store at some of the best fall festivals around LA:
Calabasas Pumpkin Festival
Did you know that Calabasas comes from the Spanish word Calabaza for “pumpkin” or “gourd?” So it makes sense that Calabasas would go all out for its annual weekend-long Pumpkin Festival, a Halloween-time tradition that been going strong from more than 40 years. This year, festival-goers can expect a slew of fun seasonal entertainment, including live music, food booths, tons of vendor stands, bounce houses, a beer garden (with pumpkin beer!), and kids' games.
The best part? It's not going to cost you a ton of money! The $5 admission price includes all inflatables, a giant slide, Halloween carnival games, reptiles and bug shows, and a Saturday morning costume parade.
When: October 21-22
Where: 3701 Lost Hills Rd. in Calabasas
Admission: $5, kids under 2 are free
photo: Calabasas Pumpkin Festival via Facebook
Do you have a favorite fall festival? Tell us about it in the comments below!
— Melissa Heckscher