With the beginning of fall comes many great events you won’t want to miss including Oktoberfest, Halloween and many others. We’ve rounded up the top 10 things you won’t want to miss during the month of October.
1.) Celebrate Oktoberfest
Dates: All month long
Oktoberfest is well underway but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still time to celebrate. There are a ton of events surrounding this beer drinking German holiday. LA’s Oktoberfest, which is offered on 3 different days (October 16, 17 & 25), features Bavarian dancers, accordion players, and of course beer. So, put on your Lederhosen and get your stein ready for some great fun! For more information, visit www.laoktoberfest.com
2.) Attend The LA Bluegrass Situation
The Greek Theatre
2700 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Dates: October 3, 2015
On October 3rd, The 2015 LA Bluegrass Situation festival officially begins at LA’s famed Greek Theatre. This year’s event features a full day of music from the likes of Dawes, Punch Brothers, The Lone Bellow, Della Mae, Gregory Alan Isakov and many more, as well as other activities to keep you engaged. Marking the 5th year of the annual event, the combined talent of all the musical acts is just one of the many reasons to visit. The other? An all day festival with food offerings featuring a full pig roast is another great reason.
3.) Attend The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic
Will Rogers Historic State Park
1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Date: October 17, 2015
Yes, many people do come to see the actual polo match, but for the most part people are coming just to be seen and see others. The sixth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic takes place at Will Rogers State Historic Park and will feature an afternoon of beautiful horses, beautiful people, and tons of Champagne. The event, which is 21+ is only accessible by purchasing a ticket, but it’s well worth the price of admission.
4.) Off the Hook | Santa Monica Seafood Festival
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Date: October 17, 2015
Head on down to the Santa Monica Pier to celebrate the inaugural Off The Hook Santa Monica Seafood Festival which helps to honor national seafood month and let festival goers enjoy the best seafood around. Set on the iconic Santa Monica Pier, the event will be showcasing LA’s best seafood from the best restaurants and chefs. Think oysters, shrimp, sushi, clams, fish, mussels and everything seafood and you’re spot on in terms of what’s offered. Aside from enjoying the incredible seafood, attendees will also get to sip on delicious drinks, take in live music and games and much more!
5.) Burbank Beer Festival
Date: October 17, 2015
Sure, there seems to be a beer festival all the time these days, but when October rolls around, you know it’s really time to take in your favorite ale or lager. It’s not all German beer either. Choose from more than 60 varieties of craft brews and sample food from some of the neighborhoods best restaurants like Story Tavern, and Wild Carvery.
6.) Back To The Future Marathon
6360 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Date: October 21, 2015
If you haven’t seen Back To The Future, you probably have been hiding under a rock for the past 30 years. Although most have seen this iconic movie featuring a young man who is accidentally sent 30 years into the past, it’s always a fun time to see it again. The ArcLight in Hollywood will be showing all three of the Back To The Future series movies back to back to back. You won’t want to miss it!
7.) Get Scared Out Of Your Mind!
Knott’s Scary Farm / Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90620
Dates: September 25 – November 1, 2015
Throughout the month of October, Knott’s Berry Farm will be transformed into Knott’s Scary Farm on select dates. For those who are willing to brave the theme park and all its haunted mazes, head on down to this Buena Park campus. The park will feature menacing mazes, sinister shows, interactive experiences, and many monsters lurking everywhere trying to get a scare out of you!
8.) Attend A Pumpkin Patch
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
10100 Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Dates: Throughout October
Nothing says October more than a good ‘ol pumpkin patch, right? From Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch to Pa’s Pumpkin Patch and many many others, you’ll get the chance to join in on the fun gathering of activities, games, rides, and picking out your favorite pumpkin too. These spots offer a large variety of pumpkins to choose from, as well as haystacks, snack bars, pony rides, petting zoos and much more. It’s fun for adults, as well as for the entire family.
9.) Attend Rotten Apple 907
907 N California St
Burbank, CA 91505
Dates: October 24, 25, 30 & 31 from 7pm to 10pm
What is Rotten Apple 907 you might ask? What started as a child’s birthday party grew to become an experience that people look forward to each year. Essentially, it’s a haunted house that will do everything to be as exciting and thrilling as possible. Located in Burbank, The Rotten Apple is something you won’t want to miss. More info can be found here.
10.) Attend The Best Coast Beer Fest
200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Date: October 10, 2015
You know when Will Ferrell is associated with it, it must be good. Whether you love beer, like beer, or just want to attend a great event, the Best Coast Beer Fest is not only a good time, but it also apparently gives its proceeds to a good cause. Located in Downtown LA’s Grand Park, it’s really just an excuse to drink beer all day from some of the best breweries around including Eagle Rock Brewery, Fireman’s Brew, Eel River Brewing Company, Angel City Brewery and tons more. Find out more information at www.bestcoastbeerfest.com/la