Fall Festivals in Sacramento Area
October 2, 2017

Fall Festivals in Sacramento Area

Autumn is an exciting time for families in our region, as it brings many Fall Festivals in Sacramento Area. This wonderful time of year is full of fun annual events that are perfect occasions to celebrate with kids. If you’re looking for family fun this season, look no further… we’ve put together our top Fall Festivals in Sacramento Area:

Fall Festivals in Sacramento Area Family Fest

Family Fest

The Family Fest takes place from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, September 30 at Vernon Street Town Square in Roseville. This free event offers attendees a day of family fun with a truck exploration zone, food trucks, a kid’s zone and stage performances. The festival will also feature dozens of family-friendly vendors. To learn more, visit the event website.

Gibson Ranch Park Pumpkin Festival

This popular family event is held at Gibson Ranch Park in Elverta every weekend starting September 30 through October 31. The festival brings affordable fun to the community, with a variety of options for shopping, fun and entertainment. The event includes a kids zone, a farmers’ market as well as a peddlers’ fair featuring one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artisans. To learn more, visit the festival website.

International Festival

International Festival

Held from 12 to 5pm at Central Park in Davis on October 1, this free event aims to unite and encourage diversity within the community. The festival features live music and dancing, food from around the globe, representation from local businesses and non-profits, arts and crafts, and cultural booths where attendees can learn more about world-wide cultures. To learn more, visit the festival website.

Sacramento Greek Festival

Sacramento Greek Festival

This family-friendly, festive event is held adjacent to McKinley Park from 12 to 8 pm Oct 6, 7 and 8. The event brings the vibrant culture, food and traditions of Greece to Sacramento in a village-style atmosphere. The event perfectly represents the historical and epic Greek passion for life, food, drink and dance. The action-packed festival schedule will delight attendees of all ages. To learn more, visit the festival website.

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

This fun, unique celebration takes place 11 am to 2 pm on October 7 and 8 at Full Belly Farm in Guinda (Yolo County) and is a chance for families to experience fun on an organic family farm. The event includes educational tours, workshops, hay-rides, food, music, kid’s arts and crafts, circus, nature walks, storytelling, games, a petting zoo, and contests. Other activities include hands-on workshops, craft booths, a farmers’ market, farm tours, dancing, and much more. The event also includes live music, organic food and drinks, farm animals, and so much more. For more information, visit the festival website.

Sacramento Aloha Festival

Sacramento Aloha Festival

Celebrate the spirit of the pacific islands at this annual cultural event. Held between 10 am and 6 pm on Oct 7 at CalExpo, attendees can sample traditional foods, participate in workshops or explore generational links to the islands. The event is family-friendly and features merchandise and food vendors, native Hawaiian and Pacific Island entertainment as well as storytelling and crafts for kids. To learn more, visit the festival website.

Giant Pumpkin Festival

This fun, kid-friendly festival is held from 10 am to 5 pm October 7-8 in Elk Grove Regional Park. Admission is free, parking is $10. The Giant Pumpkin Festival offers something for everyone and features a pumpkin food court, a pumpkin regatta, a kids’ zone, arts and crafts, contests, demonstrations, musical performances, a pumpkin patch, an agricultural area and more. For learn more, visit the festival website.

Acorn Day

Enjoy the autumn season at Acorn Day, being held from 10 am to 1 pm on October 14 at the State Indian Museum. The event is held in celebration of the acorn, a traditional dietary staple of California native peoples. Guests to the museum will enjoy hands-on learning about the traditions of preparing acorns for food. Special guests will demonstrate traditional acorn processing and will explain how to gather, store, and prepare acorns. To learn more, visit the museum’s website.

Pool of Pumpkins

Pool of Pumpkins

This one-of-a-kind annual event will be held from 1 to 4 pm on October 21 at the Wackford Aquatic Complex in Elk Grove. Adventure Bay is transformed into a floating pumpkin patch, where attendees can jump in and pick a pumpkin, then decorate it at one of several decorating stations. Fun carnival games are available, too. The event is free for families to attend (pumpkins are $5). To learn more, visit the event website.

Harry Potter Halloween

Hosted by the El Dorado Hills Public Library, this fun family event takes place on October 26 from 5 to 6:30 pm and features a contest with awards for the scariest, funniest, best DIY, best duo/group, and best character costumes. The event will feature a Slytherin Reptile Room with live snakes from 5-6 pm (hosted by Nature’s Critter) plus Harry Potter themed beverages for purchase from Caffe Santoro. Food will be for sale on-site from All Star Que. For more information, visit the event website.

Safetyville Halloween Haunt

Safetyville’s annual Halloween Haunt will take place on Saturday, October 28 from 11am – 4pm.  The event offers a unique setting and safe alternative to Trick-or-Treating for families with young children. Set in Safetyville USA, the event features carnival games, a costume parade, safety demonstrations and activities, and of course, Trick-or-Treat stations! Attendees are encouraged to wear a costume for the parade. To learn more, visit the event website.

Dinger’s Drive-in:  Flick-Or-Treat

Head on over to Raley Field on October 28 for this annual Halloween trick-or-treat event at Dinger’s Drive-In featuring Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The event will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the release of the story, which will play on the videoboard following an evening filled with trick-or-treating, games, prizes, and more. The Flick-Or-Treat starts at 4:30 pm and the movie begins at 6 pm. Tickets are available for purchase online or at Round Table Pizza. To learn more, visit the event website.

Fall Festivals in Sacramento Area

Parents looking for Fall Festivals in Sacramento Area will find that our region is full of opportunities for family fun. Autumn’s cooler weather brings celebrations that are perfect for kid-friendly entertainment.

More things to do in Sacramento with Kids…

Looking for more things to do with kids in Sacramento? Sacramento offers countless opportunities for fun! Check out our list of things to do in Sacramento, or browse Places to Go section.

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About Michele C.

Michele is a freelance writer based in Sacramento county. She lives in Elk Grove with her husband, two children and four cats. Michele is proud of her role as a working mother and maintains a full-time career. Writing is one of Michele’s passions and she aims to share her unique perspective on parenting through the written word.

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