Fall Festivals in Sacramento Area
September 22, 2018

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:

Pumpkin Festival at Gibson Ranch Park

Pumpkin Festival at Gibson Ranch Park

This popular family event is held at Gibson Ranch Park in Elverta every weekend starting September 29 through October 28. 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 5 pm at Central Park in Davis on Saturday, October 7, 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

This family-friendly, festive event is held adjacent to McKinley Park from 12 to 8 pm Oct 5, 6 and 7. 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.

Pumpkin Festival at Rio Linda Grange

Pumpkin festival at Rio linda grange

Celebrate Autumn at the Rio Linda Grange’s Pumpkin Festival! The festival will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 11:30 am to 4 pm at 1315 G St, Rio Linda. Try your luck with the Pumpkin Sling, enjoy food and beverages and keep the kiddos entertained with activities and music. Pumpkin pies will be available for sale at the festival as well. To learn more, visit the event Facebook page.

Sacramento Aloha Festival

Sacramento Aloha Festival

Celebrate the spirit of the pacific islands at this annual cultural event. Held between 9 am and 6 pm on Saturday, October 6 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 Saturday & Sunday, October 6-7 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 2 pm on Saturday, October 13 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 Festival

Pool of Pumpkins Festival

This one-of-a-kind annual event will be held from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday, October 20 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

Harry Potter Halloween

Hosted by the El Dorado Hills Public Library, this annual family event takes place on October 20 from 1 to 4 pm. The event features a costume contest, Nature’s Critters reptile petting zoo, and games & activities for all ages. Meet a real owl at the Sierra Wildlife Rescue booth! Harry Potter themed beverages will also be available for purchase from Caffe Santoro and food will be for sale on-site from India Jones food truck. For more information, visit the event website.

Fall Festival at Arden Park

The first-ever Fall Festival will be held at Arden Park on Saturday, October 20, from 11 am to 4 pm. This family-friendly event will feature live music from Arden Park Roots, food trucks, giant inflatables for the kids and an exciting 100-foot-long zip line! To learn more, visit the festival website.

Rocklin Fall Festival

The Rocklin Fall Festival takes place from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 20 at Johnson Springview Park in Rocklin. This free event offers attendees a day of family fun with with food, games, bounce houses, a haunted house, face-painting and more! The festival will also feature dozens of family-friendly vendors. To learn more,  visit the event Facebook page.

Halloween Haunt at Safetyville

Halloween Haunt at Safetyville

Safetyville’s annual Halloween Haunt will take place on Saturday, October 27 from 11 am to 4 pm.  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!  To learn more, visit the event website.

2018 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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