Best Fall Festivals in Los Angeles for Families: Pumpkin Festivals, Harvest Festivals, and More!

Pick a peck of pumpkins at the Annual Pumpkin Festival Cal Poly Pomona. Photo courtesy of the Cal Poly Pomona Facebook page
Pick a peck of pumpkins at the Annual Pumpkin Festival Cal Poly Pomona. Photo courtesy of the Cal Poly Pomona Facebook page

Fall festivals in Los Angeles do exist, even if the weather says otherwise. While other places have a season called fall, LA has something more like summer with back-to-school fun 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 family-friendly festivals keep right on going, all the way through September and October. Check out some of our favorite annual faux fall festivals in Los Angeles, from Labor Day through Day of the Dead.

For more fall fun, check out our Fall Activities Guide for Los Angeles Kids, which includes the best apple picking in Los Angeles and all our favorite fall day trips from LA.

Places featured in this article:


Enegren Brewing Company

Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival at AGRIscapes

Reyes Adobe Park and throughout Agoura Hills

Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility
Holiday Treats for the Animals
Aquarium of the Pacific - 9:00 AM Pick
CicLAvia -South LA
Multiple Hubs - 9:00 AM Pick
Santa Boat Rides
Dana Wharf - 10:00 AM Pick
71st Annual Downey Christmas Parade
Downey Avenue - 1:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides