If you have time to check out the Irvine Nature Center’s 35th Annual PumpkinFest, you won’t be disappointed. The community event is so popular that it often sells out—which is why it’s worth grabbing your tickets online now ($15 for kids and $5 for adults) if you want to be part of the fun on October 12th.
From noon to 7 p.m., the Irvine Nature Center welcomes the public to come and chat with its naturalists and educators about the arrival of autumn in the area. Go for a hayride, paint a pumpkin, and embark on a scavenger hunt at the PumpkinFest. You can also savor local food truck fare, meet the center’s resident animals, and check out special autumn crafts and games at the annual bash.