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Fall Faire

45th Annual Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch

Going VIRTUAL this year!

October 18, 2020

Join the fun at our 45th Annual Fall Faire! Embark on a virtual “Craft Crawl” and “Story Walk”. Play virtual nature games, and watch performances around the virtual “Fire Circle Stage” by folks like Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders. Watch SavorOC cooking shows to learn how to prepare delicious, sustainable food from chefs at local restaurants. Decorate yourself in your best Fall Themed costume or face paint, post your photo on Instagram and tag it #2020ENCFallFaire for a chance to win awesome prizes! The schedule for the day’s online fun will be posted HERE.

Purchase a “Fall Faire To Go” bag and receive a pumpkin, goodies and recipes from the Savor OC Restaurant Showcase sponsors, an ENC bandana, native plant seeds, a nature tattoo, a children’s nature book, materials to do a fun science experiment (the hidden colors in a leaf!), and to create a fall themed craft! The first 200 bags will contain a $20 gift card to Avila’s El Ranchito Restaurant (valid at Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Corona del Mar), a $10 gift card (off $25 purchase) to Descanso Mexican Restaurant, $5 gift cards (off $25 purchase) to Hi Time, Sweet Shack and Al’s New York Cafe, a free #1 combo from Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, and a jar of pepper jam from Naked Grandma and a BAO TEA toothbrush!

An Online Silent Auction from October 12 – 18 will feature something for everyone – from in home wine tasting experiences to gift certificates to your favorite restaurants to cupcakes! Donate to our online silent auction HERE.

virtual Native Plant Sale from October 12 – 18 will feature landscape quality native plants that serve as habitat to native animals like birds and butterflies. More info on the benefits of native plants HERE. Native plants can be purchased online and picked up from the Nature Center (between October 20 & October 23).

How you can help:

  1. Learn more about being a Corporate Sponsor HERE
  2. Donate to our online silent auction HERE
  3. email us to take part of our “Savor OC” restaurant showcase!

Sponsor the Fall Faire

Fall Faire “To Go”!

Support the ENC and enjoy a Fall Faire experience from home! Purchase a “Fall Faire To Go” bag and receive a pumpkin, goodies and recipes from the Savor OC Restaurant Showcase sponsors, an ENC bandana, native plant seeds, a nature tattoo, a children’s nature book, materials to do a fun science experiment (the hidden colors in a leaf!), and to create a fall themed craft! The first 200 bags will contain a $20 gift card to Avila’s El Ranchito Restaurant (valid at Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Corona del Mar), a $10 gift card (off $25 purchase) to Descanso Mexican Restaurant, $5 gift cards (off $25 purchase) to Hi Time, Sweet Shack and Al’s New York Cafe, a free #1 combo from Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, and a jar of pepper jam from Naked Grandma and a BAO TEA toothbrush! Purchase your “Fall Faire To Go” goodie bag HERE.

VIRTUAL CRAFTS & GAMES

Play virtual nature games and embark on a virtual “Craft Crawl” and “Story Walk”. Check the 2020 Fall Faire Schedule for times (coming soon).

VIRTUAL SAVOR OC

Local restaurants participating in our Virtual Savor OC include Al’s New York Café, Descanso, Sugar n’ Spice, Zinc Cafe & Market, Haute Cakes, Sweet Shack, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, Sgt. Pepperoni’s, Naked Grandma Pepper Jam, Tea Book, and Avila’s El Ranchito.  These restaurants will be donating branded swag, coupons, recipes, gift cards, and more for our “Fall Faire To Go” goodie bags. 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.

VIRTUAL NATIVE PLANT SALE

The ENC is offering select native plants for sale for the Virtual Fall Faire! The plants are not virtual through. Native plants attract butterflies and birds to your garden! Pick purchased plants up at the Environmental Nature Center between October 20-23, between 9AM and 5PM. Just pull up and call 949-645-8489 and we’ll bring them to your car – no need to get out! Please be prepared with something to protect your car from the plants (boxes, recycled plastic, etc.) Pop your trunk and we’ll set them in – no contact!

INSTAGRAM CONTEST

Decorate yourself in your best Fall Themed costume or face paint, and post your photo on Instagram between October 12 – 18! Be sure to tag it #2020ENCFallFaire for a chance to win awesome prizes! Extra credit if you include the hashtag #SupportYourNatureCenter – and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for updates.

ONLINE SILENT AUCTION

Be sure to check out (and bid on!) the items in our fun online auction between October 12 and October 18 at 3PM! Click HERE to see what we’ve listed so far. All of us are facing challenges in unprecedented ways as a result of COVID-19. The Environmental Nature Center has been hit hard. With all of the uncertainly, it is unlikely schools will be scheduling field trips to the ENC in the near future. The ENC depends on income from these programs to fund our operations and pay staff. Through the generous support of people like you, the ENC will continue to serve as our community’s foremost authority on ecological responsibility, sustainable practices and environmental education. Your auction donation will help propel us through the rest of the year. To donate a silent auction item, please complete this form. If you have questions, please contact lori@encenter.org.

VIRTUAL “FIRE CIRCLE STAGE”

Gather ’round the Virtual Fire Circle Stage and listen to some fabulous performances! We’ll feature Birdsong & the Eco-Wonders and raptors from the Orange County Bird of Prey Center. Check the 2020 Fall Faire Schedule for times (coming soon).

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