Our Orange County orthodontist and her team love being a part of the amazing and beautiful Rancho Santa Margarita community that has something for everyone! Even though the area beaches and pools are closed, there are still many fun things to do during the fall season. We’ve put together the following list of local fall events & activities we think our patients and their families will enjoy.

Pumpkinpalooza at Zoomars

Zoomars Petting Zoo in San Juan Capistrano is holding its annual Pumpkinpalooza Festival throughout the month of October from 9 am to 4 pm. This family-friendly fall event offers up tons of fun! Kids can pet and feed over 100 farm animals in the barnyard, have fun in the hay maze, ride the ponies or take the kiddie train around the grounds.


On Sunday, October 29 from 4 pm to 6 pm, the fun-filled Trunk-or-Treat event will be taking place at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Rancho Santa Margarita. Moms and dads and children can make the rounds in the festive parking lot that’s full of decorated cars that have their trunks overflowing with candy, games, and treats. This event is a big hit every year and it’s free to attend. Have the kids come dressed in their Halloween costumes (no scary costumes please) so they can do some fun and safe trick-or-treating.

Fall Family Festival

On Tuesday, October 31, the Fall Family Festival is taking place at Central Park in Rancho San Margarita from 2 pm – 5 pm. This is where your family can have lots of Halloween fun enjoying the inflatable and bounce houses, taking part in the costume contest, and joining the child and pet costume parade while you listen to music and play games. There will be refreshments available throughout the event from local vendors.

Knott’s Scary Farm

Orange County’s Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park transforms into Knott’s Scary Farm to offer up some family-friendly Halloween fun. Every weekend through October 29 and Halloween Day, this kid-inspired spooky celebration has loads of activities for kids aged three to eleven including trick-or-treating, a live show, a costume contest with Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang, and a Dia De Los Muertos Celebration.

Happy Halloween from Your Orange County Orthodontist!

Dr. Cook and her friendly team would like to wish all our patients and their families a spooktacular and fun Halloween! We’d also like to remind those of you wearing braces to avoid eating braces-busting foods and snacks that can play some tricks on the brackets and wires on your teeth. And don’t forget to do a great job with your brushing & flossing after enjoying all those sugary treats you’ll collect when trick-or-treating!