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:
Forneris Farms Fall Festival – Mission Hills
Forneris Farms' annual fall festival boasts a four-acre cornfield maze that is so big that it takes about an hour to complete — and kids under 12 aren't allowed without a parent. Which is to say, it's super fun and super worth it! Festival-goers can also enjoy pony rides, a tractor-pulled train ride and a tractor ride around the farm. Your littlest celebrants will be in Halloween heaven at the "Farm Frolic" area, which includes a giant pumpkin jumper, a hay bale pyramid, a hay bale mini-maze and more.
Note: All attractions are cash only; there is an ATM on site.
When: September 30 through October 31
Where: 15200 Rinaldi Street in Mission Hills
Admission: Entry is free to the farm and pumpkin patch, but attraction passes — which include the corn maze, train ride and Farm Frolic area — are $15 per person (ages 2 and under are free).
photo: Forneris Farms via Facebook
Do you have a favorite fall festival? Tell us about it in the comments below!
— Melissa Heckscher