Autumn is almost upon us! This means there will be so many festivals to go to, and so many enjoyable fall activities to try with your family. So go ahead and embrace the seasonal spirit! Take a look at some of the upcoming fall events in and around Encinitas this season:
1. Visit A Pumpkin Patch
There are no shortage of pumpkin patches to visit in North County San Diego. Aside from just the fun of picking out harvest vegetables, pumpkin patches are chock full of entertaining family activities. There are amusement rides, petting zoos, fun inflatables, and games. For a list of pumpkin patches and what activities they offer, visit the Your North County website.
2. Channel Your Inner Viking!
The Norway Hall Foundation is hosting their 16th annual Vista Viking Festival Sept. 22nd -23rd. The festival will feature a Viking village and marketplace, a weapons area, and various forms of entertainment. Sip some traditional mead or try your hand at axe throwing. This festival is a step back in time, so check it out!
3. Run a Marathon and Drink Some Craft Beer
The Craft Classic Half Marathon and 5k is a course taking place October 21st. If you are active, sign up! You’ll receive a delicious craft beer upon completion, and other amazing perks. As an extra incentive, the top male and female half marathon finishers will receive their weight in beer! If you’ve never participated in a 5k or a marathon of any kind, there is still plenty of time to train. Check out this helpful training guide for beginners. But of course, always check with your physician before attempting any rigorous exercise.
4. Celebrate German Food and Drink
Encinitas is hosting their 23rd Annual Oktoberfest on September 30th on Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real. This event is completely free! Entertainment will consist of authentic German music, Gemütlichkeit Alpine Dancers, a craft fair, carnival rides, family fun zone, and a craft beer garden. The ceremonial parade will take place at 12PM but the event will run until 6PM.
5. Lego and Have Fun!
Starting September 29th, Legoland California Resort will host their Brick or Treat Party Nights. The park will have all kinds of Halloween themed activities, entertainment events, and more. So get the whole family dressed up, and have some spooky fun! For tickets and times, visit the Legoland website.
6. Apple Picking
Picking apples is a classic American pastime. So go ahead and pick some delicious apples with your family, drink some homemade orchard cider, and learn about the agriculture process. For a list of orchards in and around San Diego, visit this website.
There are so many fall themed activities to try this year. So if you’re on a hunt to try some delicious food, join a marathon, or simply spend the day with your family, there’s a fun event for you.