Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever. Photo by  johnwilliamsphd/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever. Photo by johnwilliamsphd/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Best Fall Festivals near Los Angeles for Families

Fall festivals do exist in Los Angeles, even if the weather says otherwise. While other places have a season called fall; LA has something more like summer with school and a pumpkin aisle at Trader Joe's. Of course, the beauty of an endless summer that fades gently into Halloween or Thanksgiving—usually right up until that guy in the red suit arrives—is that summer festivals keep right on going, all the way through September and October. Check out some of our favorite annual faux fall festivals, from Labor Day through Day of the Dead.

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Pomona Fairplex
upcoming events
(Fri Sep 10, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) Bite-Sized Fair

Central & West Plaza
upcoming events

Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Underwood Family Farms' Annual Fall Harvest Festival

Enegren Brewing Company
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) Enegren Oktoberfest 2021

Reyes Adobe Park and throughout Agoura Hills
upcoming events
(Sat Oct 2, 2021) Reyes Adobe Days

Montrose
upcoming events
(Sat Oct 2, 2021) Montrose Oktoberfest

Aquarium of the Pacific
upcoming events
(Sat Oct 2, 2021 - Sun Oct 3, 2021) Baja Splash Cultural Festival

Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival at AGRIscapes
upcoming events
(Sat Oct 2, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Annual Pumpkin Festival Cal Poly Pomona

Catalina Island Museum
upcoming events
(Fri Oct 15, 2021) Oktoberfest on Catalina

Santa Anita Park
upcoming events
(Sat Oct 16, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Fall Fun Fest & Pumpkin Patch at Santa Anita Park

Juan Bautista de Anza Park
upcoming events
(Sun Oct 17, 2021) Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

The Museum of Latin American Art
upcoming events

The Farmer's Market
upcoming events
(Sat Oct 23, 2021 - Sun Oct 24, 2021) Fall Festival (Farmer's Market)

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
upcoming events

Lake Arrowhead Village
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 18, 2021 - Sat Oct 30, 2021) Lake Arrowhead Village Oktoberfest
Free Day at Descanso Gardens
Descanso Gardens - 9:00 AM Pick
Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party
Disney California Adventure Park - 6:00 PM Pick
Secrets of the Universe 3D (Opening Week)
California Science Center - various times Pick
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM
Kids Club at the Americana
Americana at Brand - 10:00 AM
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