PumpkinFest

199 smallPumpkinFest is a fun event for families and communities to celebrate the delights of autumn. Each October, hundreds of families gather at Irvine to enjoy a wholesome day of music, food and fun.

There's plenty to do, including:

  • Take a hay ride on our wagon
  • Live music
  • Meet an alpaca
  • Jugglers
  • Blacksmith Demonstrations
  • Pumpkin painting
  • Make a scarecrow
  • Face painting
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Pumpkin bowling and sack races
  • Delicious food
  • Haybale slides and much more!

The admission fee is $15 per child. All activities are included. Free for adults and children under 2 years old. 

The hours of PumpkinFest are:
Saturday, October 11: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 12: 12-4 p.m.

Please note that Irvine Nature Center will be closed from 9-11 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. on 10/11, and 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. on 10/12 so that staff can prepare and break down for PumpkinFest.

For more information about PumpkinFest, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Got clothes? We could really use your spare child-size tops and bottoms. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for delivery instructions.

Giant PumpkinFest Raffle!

Be sure to look for the raffle to enter to win a family fun basket worth $1,650! Raffle tickets are on sale now at our reception desk in the Exhibit Hall, and will be on site 10/11 and 10/12. See the amazing list of girt cards, toys, museum tickets and more in this year's basket. (You do not need to be present to win.)