The transition from summer to fall in southern California may not be drastic, but the signs are still there. The sun might still be warm and the beach a viable option to spend your free time, yet the leaves are starting to change colors and pepper the sidewalks and streets. Local farms begin to welcome the public for harvest fests and activities, pumpkin patches open up, and spooky themes are more frequent than not. If you’re searching for the perfect fall activity, one or all of these might be for you.
Riley’s Apple Farm, San Bernardino County
In the mood to pick apples and press cider? Riley’s Apple Farm is the place for you. Not only can you choose your own apples and pumpkins, but you can take a tour of the farm and try your hand at archery, grind coffee beans the old-fashioned way, test out rope making, stack a log cabin, and more. They are open Tuesday through Sunday.
Underwood Family Farms, Moorpark
Underwood Family Farms is a working farm, open to the public year-round for picking your own fruits, vegetables, and pumpkins. This year marks the 21st Annual Fall Harvest Festival through October, which features a range of activities, such as a corn maze, wagon rides, scarecrow booth, animals shows, pig races, and country music.
Disneyland Resort, Anaheim
The Happiest Place on Earth puts on quite a show for spooky season. Now through October 31st, characters are decked out in costumes, Space Mountain is riddled with fright, and Main Street is overtaken by hundreds of jack-o-lanterns. You can even enjoy some Christmas Spirit at the Haunted Mansion, where Halloween and Christmas decorations collide.
Original Farmers Market, Los Angeles
Established in 1934, this LA attraction features a variety of food options, whether it be food stalls, sit-down eateries, produce markets, or prepared food vendors. The market is a hit any day of the week, but be sure to check out the annual Fall Festival October 13th and 14th. The fall harvest celebration will include a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pie-eating contests, arts and crafts, and tons of live music.