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Volume 8, Issue 10  |  February 3, 2023Subscribe

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ENC’s Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch with animals, crafts and entertainment galore

On Sunday, Oct. 17, head over to the Environmental Nature Center (ENC) for the 46th Annual ENC Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for a day of fun.

This family-friendly festival attracts hundreds of visitors who enjoy the Log Area pumpkin patch (where you can pick out your favorites!), a petting zoo, pony rides, crafts & games, embark on a virtual “craft crawl” and “story walk,” face painting, entertainment on the Fire Circle Stage and tasty food from local restaurants including Bluewater Grill, Shirley’s Bagels, Pizza Bakery and Al’s New York Café at the Savor OC Showcase. 

Be sure to check out (and bid on) the items in the ENC’s online auction from October 11-17, with the auction closing on October 17 at 3 p.m. Bid on excellent items like 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 and music lesson from Molly’s Music.

ENC s Fall Faire kid in patch

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So many pumpkins to choose from in the ENC patch

Through the generous support of the community, 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, complete this form If you have questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you renew or become an ENC member on October 17, you’ll receive a free pumpkin! Not a member? Sign up at

New this year will be pumpkin patch pre-sales. Register at to get early bird status to the pumpkin patch. Pick up your pumpkin(s), with proceeds supporting the ENC and ENC Nature Preschool, or just take festive photos in the Pumpkin Patch. Pre-sale dates: October 13, 14 and 15 from 3-6 p.m. - ENC members only, registration required; October 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Everyone welcome and no registration is required.

To help make this event more sustainable, parking will be tight, so if you live close by, walk or ride your bike. Bring your own reusable water cup and receive free lemonade and water. Bring your reusable plates and utensils and receive a raffle ticket to be entered to win a fabulous prize.

Environmental Nature Center is located at 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach. For more information on upcoming events, visit

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