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Date posted: 09/26/2011
October Events in Orange County
October has some fun festivals for those who will be in Orange County this year. They will bring food vendors, live music and entertainment to Orange County, perfect for a weekend of fun after a long work week. Check out descriptions of the events below!
Irvine Global Village Festival, October 1 10am to 6pm, Bill Barber Park, Irvine
If you’re in Orange County for October, be sure to make a stop in Irvine on October 1 for the 10th annual Global Village Festival. The festival is expected to host around 16,000 guests. Attendees will experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of the world representing over 50 cultures. This year over 40 vendors are expected to appear at the Global Village Festival offering food, music and dance from all over the world. Irvine residents can get a preview of Gourmet Grill Masters—a SoCal rotisserie chicken food truck staple— before they open in Irvine. Blackmarket Bakery, Caspian and Koba Tofu Grill will also be present. There will also be hands-on art projects, games, and puppet shows for children in the interactive Kids Village. Tickets for food tasting cost only one dollar. For more information, check out their website here.
Silverado Days, October 14-16, various hours, William Peak Park, Buena Vista
This 55-year-old event draws over 150,000 people over three days to William Peak Park with fun games, crafts, contests, rides, food and prizes. The festival is put on by the Buena Vista Park Noon Lions club, and raises thousands for local charities every year. This year’s contests include arm wrestling, horseshoe, pie-eating, hog calling, baby and dog show and much more. There is also a $4 Pancake Breakfast on Sunday from 7am to 11am, as well as a chili cook-off and petting zoo. For more information on this festival, visit their website here.
Placentia Heritage Festival, October 15, 6:30am to 6pm, Tri-City Park, Placentia
The Heritage Festival is a 47-year-old Placentia tradition features a car show, arts and crafts, great food, live music and much more. The day will begin with a Pancake Breakfast until 10:30am. A parade will begin at 9:30am and travel from Morse Ave. north on Kraemer to Tri-City Park. It will feature bands, marching groups, clowns, non-profits and prominent figures. Music including a live performance from The Fenians will play until the festival closing. The Chamber of Commerce Business Expo Area will showcase local businesses for entrepreneurs out there. With face painting, slot car racing and everything from Hawaiian to Mexican food, the Heritage Festival has something for everyone. Don’t miss it! For more information, check out their website here.