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5 Things To Look Forward To In The Fall Season

A beautiful view of the apple orchards at Oak Glen.
Don Graham
A beautiful view of the apple orchards at Oak Glen.

Students love the summer, which usually includes the beach, the sun, fun times with friends, and so much free time without school. But all things must end, and fall is the next season that students look forward to. Eventually, most people get tired of the beating sun and scorching California heat. They often look forward to the chilling fall weather and cuddling up with a blanket and movie. Emma Reiss (12) claims that “the colder seasons are much better than the summer and spring.” The fall season has two holidays: Halloween and Thanksgiving. Fun activities come along with these holidays and this season. Here are some places to visit as the fall season approaches!

The colder seasons are much better than the summer and spring.

— Emma Reiss (12)


  1. Knotts Scary Farm

Knotts Berry Farm is a fun and enjoyable place for people of all ages. Fast roller coasters, water rides, and the old Western feel can bring a smile to anyone’s face. However, as October approaches, Knotts takes a dark turn. Bloodied clowns crawl out from the shadows, and other terrifying characters come out to make you jump and scream. It isn’t for everyone, but if you adore scary movies and love the spooky side of Halloween, this place is for you. As a special place that only comes out during this time of year, it is worth considering.


2. Apple Picking in Oak Glen

Oak Glen is the picture-perfect spot to start the fall season. Forests of orange and yellow cover the area, and apple cider is available at every corner. The village is quaint and charming, with small, locally-owned shops lining the streets. There is fresh honey, apple pie, apple cider, and even apple cinnamon donuts using harvested material from around the area. Specifically, Snow-Line Orchard is a relaxing place to enjoy the beauty of the area and all it has to offer. Rows and rows of apple trees and strawberry bushes line the orchards. The rustic, natural feel of the orchard provides a comfortable and beautiful backdrop for your photos. It is a great Instagram spot, too.


3. Local Pumpkin Patch

Going to a pumpkin patch is a classic fall activity. It’s almost as exciting as picking out a Christmas tree for Christmas. Picking out a pumpkin to decorate your house with or to carve a spooky face into is a tradition that should never be passed up.


4. Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl often has some fun Halloween events. A couple of years ago, they brought in the voice actors for The Nightmare Before Christmas to voice over the movie, which played on a massive screen for the entire stadium to see. There was no sound in the film, and it was all played live; the orchestra performed each note throughout the movie. In addition, the crowd could go to different parts of the stadium to “trick or treat” at stands set up around the area. They also have many famous artists that perform during this time, such as Hozier and Guns N’ Roses.


5. Oktoberfest

This event takes place in Huntington Beach and is an old-running tradition. It is held in an authentic Bavarian village, which adds to the splendor and charm of the fest. German food, dancing, and DJs are only part of the fun. It is completely family-friendly and is worth checking out while it’s here. 


Whether you’re looking for a good Halloween scare or a relaxing trip to the pumpkin patch, this list is bound to have something for you. Whichever you choose to do, wherever you decide to go, I wish you all a fabulous fall season, Mustangs!

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Natalie Waters
Natalie Waters, Photojournalist
Natalie Waters is a Yorba Linda High School senior and is excited to begin her second year as a photojournalist for The Wrangler. She is involved in many different clubs and loves to help out in her community. Her favorite subject is English since she loves to write. Natalie loved going to the beach, hanging out with friends, reading, and watching movies in her spare time. Natalie wants to study philosophy and psychology with an emphasis on business. She would love to have her own business someday and be able to travel around the world. Natalie is excited for her senior year and can’t wait to see what it will bring.

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    Cora DerbyNov 30, 2023 at 7:33 AM

    All of these events are really fun to take part in. Great article!

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    Megan HuynhNov 16, 2023 at 7:36 AM

    Aside from going to a local pumpkin patch, I’ve realized that I have never done any of these activities before. I hope I will be able to do them next year!