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Fall Faire

47th Annual Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch

October 16, 2022, 10AM – 3PM

Join the fun at our 47th Annual Fall Faire! Embark on a “Craft Crawl” and “Story Walk”. Play nature games, and watch performances around the “Fire Circle Stage”. Enjoy delicious treats from our SavorOC restaurant sponsors and pick up a pumpkin or two!

An Online Silent Auction from October 10 – 16 will feature something for everyone – from gift certificates to your favorite restaurants to tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific, to a Bird of Prey Release! Donate to our online silent auction HERE. You do not need to be present or even attend the Faire to participate in the auction.

Want to volunteer at the Fall Faire? Register for a shift HERE.

Help make this event more sustainable!

  • PARKING is usually tight! If you live close by, why not walk or ride your bike?
  • Bring your own reusable cup and receive free lemonade and water!
  • Bring your reusable plates and utensils – help save the planet AND receive a raffle ticket to be entered to win a fabulous prize!


Swing by the ENC Pumpkin Patch in the “Log Area” near the “Top of the Stream” to pick out pumpkins for the whole family! Shop while dancing along to tunes performed live by the Sweetwater Creek Band.  Proceeds support environmental education in our community. Renew or become an ENC member on 10-17 and receive a pumpkin for FREE! It’s a great photo op too.


Play nature games and embark on a “Craft Crawl” and “Story Walk” along the Center’s trails.


Local restaurants participating in the 2021 Savor OC showcase include Indarra Indian Cuisine, SOHO Taco, Fork, Knife + Spoon CateringBluewater Grill, The Alley, Shirley’s Bagels, The Pizza Bakery, Kean Coffee, Muldoon’s Irish Pub & Al’s New York Cafe!  Please support local restaurants that support their community! Learn more on our Savor OC page. Email us if you’re a restaurateur that would like to participate.


Be sure to check out (and bid on!) the items in our fun online auction between October 11 and October 17 at 3PM! Bid on excellent items like tickets to ImprovCity, gift certificates for frozen yogurt from House of Yogurt, Mexican food from Descanso Restaurant and Mi Casa, a polymer clay jewelry class from Dancing Bear Arts, or music lessons from Molly’s Music! Through the generous support of people like you, the ENC will continue to provide equitable access and inspire all to protect the natural world by serving as our community’s leader in ecological responsibility, sustainable practices and environmental education. To donate a silent auction item, please complete this form. If you have questions, please contact lori@encenter.org.


Gather ’round the Fire Circle Stage and listen to some fabulous performances! 

10:30am – Author Diane Lang (Diane Lang will give a live reading of her book Fur, Feather, Fin – All of Us Are Kin, and some animal friends might make an appearance too!)

11:30am – OC Bird of Prey Center (docents from OCBPC will showcase their rehabilitated birds of prey)

12:30pm – Nature Joe’s Nature Jokes (Enjoy the comedic stylings of ENC Naturalist Joe Reed)

1:30pm – Miss Sami’s Amazing Animals (Join Miss Sami as she introduces our Animal Ambassadors and shares what makes them so special)

Sponsor the Fall Faire

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