Pumpkin City in Laguna Hills is a South Orange County Fall Tradition!

(We were provided with unlimited ride wristbands to enjoy during our visit to Pumpkin City. No other compensation was received.)

Visiting Pumpkin City has been kind of an unspoken tradition in our family since our kids were very small. Our first visit was back in 2009, and we’ve been coming back every year since then. Stop by any evening in October and you’ll see tons of families in coordinating outfits making memories and taking photos just like we do. [Read more…]

KLOS, Fat Mike, & P.I.D. Present: Punk ‘N Brew Craft Beer & Music Festival!

Fat Mike’s Punk in Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival is making its way to SoCal on October 28th, and bringing the best in craft beer, food, and live music to Huntington Beach! The SoCal portion of the series, dubbed Punk ‘N Brew, offers craft beer enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy quality craft beer from over 100 brews, gourmet food trucks and restaurant vendors, with performances from NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Strung Out, Guttermouth, Ignite, The Dickies, D.I., and more.

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Halloween Fun at Knott’s Spooky Farm!

There’s no question about it; Knott’s Berry Farm knows how to do holidays right! So of course we were excited to check out what Knott’s Spooky Farm has in store for families this year. We were provided with free tickets and fast lane passes to help facilitate our review. (No other compensation was received and our opinions are all our own.) Read on to see all the Knott’s Spooky Farm fun!

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Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern Oktoberfest Menu

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern (JFAT) recently released their new Oktoberfest menu that includes 3 dishes, a dessert and beer offerings!

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Live Your Nightmares at Knott’s Scary Farm

I was provided with tickets and Fright Lane passes to attend opening night at Knott’s Scary Farm. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.

Knott’s Scary Farm is no doubt Orange County’s favorite annual haunt event. It’s definitely something that I, as a horror fan and thrill seeker, look forward to every single year. Locals and visitors flock to the gates of Knott’s Berry Farm after dark, just so they can live their worst nightmares. I wasn’t sure what to expect for the 2017 season – would they be able to come up with something that really scared me? Spoiler alert: Yes. Yes they would.

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Feed Your Soul with GOSPEL BRUNCH at House of Blues Anaheim!

(SoCal Locale was invited to attend a Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues in Anaheim for free.)

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Orange County’s First Paella Festival Is Almost Here!

We’re partnering with the Paella Wine & Beer Festival to giveaway two tickets to their OC debut! Read more to find out about the festival and how to enter for a chance to win admission for two – a $200 value.

Orange County’s first ever Paella Wine & Beer Festival is coming to the Orange County Fair and Event Center THIS Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 4-9 p.m.

Photo Courtesy of the Paella Wine & Beer Festival

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The World Fabulous Drag Brunch at House of Blues Anaheim

The new House of Blues Anaheim kicked off a new monthly event this summer featuring wild entertainment, mimosas and an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. The World Fabulous Drag Brunch is held on the first Saturday of each month and is hosted by the always fantastic Willam Belli – actress, author, YouTuber and former RuPaul’s Drag Racer. [Read more…]

Flowerchild Family Music & Arts Festival Debuts at OC Great Park

Flowerchild Family Arts & Music Festival is making its debut at Orange County Great Park on September 17th, 2017!

The Flowerchild Family Arts & Music Festival, presented by Munchkin, Focuses on pregnancy and family life, blending music, art, and all-ages entertainment and activities. Attendees can discover the newest trends in popular baby brands, participate in a variety of engaging activities for children in the outdoor Munchkin Activity Village, and enjoy an indoor vendor-filled shopping village, as well as live music, and more!

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The Gringo Bandito + Chronic Tacos challenge at Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Festival

It’s the match-up you’ve been waiting for: The 7th annual Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge will be held at the 4th annual Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival in Dana Point!

The Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge brings together top professional eaters from around the world to test their skills and speed at taco eating. Among the 10 professional eaters is well-known world-champion eater Takeru Kobayashi who will be defending his 2015 record of 144 tacos in 10 mins. This year’s challenge also welcomes defending European taco challenge champion Jesse Pynnönen. Other professional eaters include Molly Schuyller, Naader Reda, Kevin Ross, Erik Lampkin, and Dave Brunelli, among others.

Think you have what it takes to take down a mountain of tacos? An amateur competition will be open to 8 lucky contestants. Organizers will be in the festival crowd looking for potential taco-eating champions. You can also stop by the Gringo Bandito booth to sign up!

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