When fall arrives, it arrives all at once every October.  That means that starting this weekend baseball is heading to the playoffs, pumpkins are everywhere, Sukkot season is here with a very special celebration that kids will adore, there are a couple of cool ways to go back in time, cultural and animal festivals to visit and even tea to take.

Pumpkin Patches 2015


Dodgers Last Regular Season Weekend
Before the Dodgers begin their quest to win the World Series, they have one last weekend filled with games at home against the Padres. So catch Friday Night Fireworks, a Saturday night game, or one last Sunday where kids can run the bases. Then, onto world (blue) domination! Fri.-Sun., Various times. Elysian Park. $24 & up. All ages. Event details.


LA Korean Festival
Korean music, traditional dancers, live concerts, Korean food and goodies are all in store for festival goers this weekend.  Catch performances by Mamamoo, Vasco, Geragida, a teen talent show, B-boy dance battle, and loads more. Fri.-Sun., Various times. K-Town. Free. All ages. Event details.

Griffith Park

Kids’ 1K Fun Run for Charity
The Rose Run is a 5k Run/walk and kids’ 1k fun run to benefit The Disney Family Cancer Center in Burbank. There is a fun zone for kids and all little runners get a medal at the finish line. Sun., 7:30-10 a.m. Griffith Park. $15-$35. All ages. Event details.

San Gabriel Valley

Make Spooky Illusions
Learn about optical illusions and how the brain works to trick the mind into seeing things that are not really there. Kids will build a hologram ghost in a box to take home. Sun., 2 p.m. Pasadena. $7. Ages 5-8. Event details.

Pretty in Pink Chocolate Tea
Support Breast Cancer Awareness in the tastiest possible way by having Chocolate Afternoon Tea, featuring pink and chocolate-themed sweets like a chocolate fountain, chocolate tea sandwiches and chocolate pastries. Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Pasadena. $29-$59. All ages. Event details.


LEGOs for Sukkot at Family Day
Inspired by the tradition of building temporary dwellings during the Jewish festival of Sukkot, help construct a mini-neighborhood from LEGos at the Skirball. Sun., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. West LA. $5-$10. All ages. Event details.

Animalia Family Festival
Embrace your wild side through storytelling, games, workshops and art at the Getty family festival celebrating the exhibition In Focus: Animalia. Kids can transform with face painting and then build a headdress based on favorite creatures. Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. West LA. Free. All ages. Event details.

San Fernando Valley

Peking Dreams
Peking Dreams combines Chinese circus, acrobats and Peking Opera for a show filled with diving through rings, bicycles, feet juggling, hula hoops, balancing on high chairs, aerial silk, and solo trapeze. Also performing Saturday in Glendora. Sun., 3 p.m. Northridge. $30-$65. All ages. Event details.

Inland Empire

Ticket to the 20s
Visit a time when jazz, flappers, suffrage and speakeasys were all the rage. Introduce the kiddos to the flamboyant 20s with dance, music, silent film screenings, magic, ukulele sing-alongs, crafts, games, vintage automobiles, historic house tours, fashion shows and tasty food. Sat. & Sun., 3 -7 p.m. City of Industry. Free. All ages. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Underwood Pumpkin Festival
The month long fall festival kicks off this weekend at Underwood farms, and you don’t want to miss it. Each weekend has a different theme, and all of them feature plenty of pumpkins (both already picked and waiting for you in the patch) along with tractor-drawn wagon rides, a corn maze, hay pyramids, loads of animals, live bands and food. Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Moorpark. $15. All ages. Event details.

Pumpkinliner Train
Book your tickets now for a weekend ride aboard the Fillmore & Western vintage train that takes you right to “Ichabog,” a private pumpkin patch where bounce houses, a carousel, hayride, games and BBQ await. Sat. & Sun., 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. Fillmore. $10-$20. All ages. Event details.

Reyes Adobe Days
Take part in adobe life through hands-on activities such as corn grinding and soap making, watch a blacksmith making horseshoes, join a drum circle, ride the Reyes Adobe Days train around the park, play with the exotic animals at the petting zoo or even ride a pony. There will also be music, a parade and lots of food for the whole family. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Agoura Hills. Free. All ages. Event details.

On our list of things to do (or plan for!) this weekend are two of our favorite pumpkin outings. What’s your family pumpkin tradition?

—Meghan Rose

Photo credits: Ana Picazo and Meghan Rose