Photo courtesy of The Original Farmers Market
Photo courtesy of The Original Farmers Market

Things To Do in LA this Weekend: Farmers Market Fall Fest, Depot Day, and Lots of Halloween Scares

The weekends around here have been Halloweeny for a while now, but they're starting to get a little...scary. And I don't just mean because you realized that your kid's desired costume is on backorder til Christmas so you may have to make one yourself. I mean honest to goodness, Momma's too old for this, scare the bejeebus out of you, old school nightmare-inducing terror.

Thank heavens for the light side. The pumpkin paths with a little extra, the fall festival in the middle of our big city, the old fashioned mechanisms, and the prehistoric history. Nothing beats the look of joy on an elephant's face as he chows down on a whole pumpkin. (At least I think that's joy?) Nothing beats the look of joy on a mom's face when she meets her childhood hearthrob. (Now I know that's joy!)

This weekend you can go to your happy place, whether it's a train depot, a Japanese garden, the land of the dead, or outer space. Tons of fun, and none of it scary. Except for that thing about the costume. Anyone know a good seamstress?

Keep reading for our favorite picks for the weekend, which totally aren't scary...


The Farmer's Market
6333 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Reyes Adobe Park and throughout Agoura Hills
30400 Rainbow Crest Drive
Agoura Hills, CA

Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada-Flintridge, CA 91011

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood
6838 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Kidspace Children's Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Discovery Cube Orange County
2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001

Old Town Music Hall
140 Richmond Street
El Segundo, CA

Pomona Fairplex
1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91768

Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark
3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, CA 93021

Fillmore & Western Railway
351 Santa Clara Street
Fillmore, CA 93015

King Gillette Ranch
26800 Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 93102

Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Orange Empire Railway Museum
2201 S. A Street
Perris, CA 92570

Clark Regional Park
8800 Rosecrans Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90621

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Children's Book World
10580 ½ Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Barnes Park
350 S. McPherrin Ave
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Montebello City Park
1301 W. Whittier Blvd
Montebello, CA

American Girl Store at the Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

police station at the La Habra Civic Center
150 N. Euclid Strete
La habra, CA

Lake Balboa Complex
6335 Woodley Avenue
Lake Balboa, CA 91406

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

Musco Center for the Arts, Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

Culver City Arts District
Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 N Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007

Stough Canyon Park & Nature Center
1335 Lockheed View Dr.
Burbank, CA 91504

Irvine Spectrum Center
670 Spectrum Center Drive Carousel
Irvine, CA 92618

Rotating Locations, including Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Travel Town
5200 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Carnegie Astronomy
813 Santa Barbara St
Pasadena, CA 91101

USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Ave
Pasadena , CA 91101

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Environmental Nature Center
1601 E 16th St
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga, CA 90290

Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way
Glendale , CA 91210

Green Hills Memorial Park
27501 S Western Ave
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Rancho Simi Community Park
1765 Royal Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Kidspace Children's Museum
480 North Arroyo Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91103

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91107

MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012