Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ Central County





Coming up Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 is ‘Cruisin’ For A Cure’ Car Show. The world’s largest one day car show dedicated to helping find a cure for Prostate Cancer at the OC Fair and Expo Center. ALSO coming up September 29 – 30, 2012 from
10 am – 5 pm is the Annual Fascination of Orchids International Show. This is one of the largest orchid shows in the world, in addition to many orchid lectures; there will be over 100 orchid exhibits and thousands of orchids available for purchase from worldwide growers. AND lastly coming up September 30, 2012 from 9:30am – 4:30pm is the Orange County Children’s Book Festival. The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is designed specifically for children of all ages. This family-fun festival attracts more than 20,000 visitors who will be entertained and delighted by authors, illustrators, booksellers, animals, storytellers, costumed characters, train rides, crafts, food and entertainment and much, much more. For more information you can call (714) 838-4528.


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Starting SUNDAY September 9 all the way through October 28, 2012 is Octoberfest!!! If you love to drink beer, eat bratwürst and sauerkraut and enjoy dancing to “Oompah-pa music directly from Linzerbuben, Austria, then you’ll love the Oktoberfest at Old World Village with its traditional German festivity. Complete with German bands imported from Europe, dancing, and imported beers (of course) and tasty German foods from bratwürst to potato salad to hot pretzels and apple strudel, Oktoberfest has something for everyone. For more information you can call 714-647-7107. ALSO coming up September 23, 2012 is the 15th Annual Walk for the Animals! 5K/2K walk benefitting the Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Event highlights include DISC DOGS in Southern California, Canine contests for best trick and costume, a mini-agility course, dozens of sponsors and vendor booths, a silent auction and low cost AVID micro chipping. Well-mannered dogs, on short leashes, are welcomed to attend. Registration begins at 7:30 am and the walk starts at 9 am. For more information you can call (714) 374-7738.


Coming up September 29, 2012 from 10 am – 6 pm is the annual Irvine Global Village Festival. Boasting artistic cultural performances on five stages, the Festival’s live entertainment is a mosaic of music and dance representing more than 50 cultures from Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. Immerse yourself in cultural displays, world religion and demonstrations, indulge in international cuisine, explore the world marketplace and keep the little ones in motion with hands-on art projects, games and activities in a giant, interactive Kids Village. Festival admission and parking are free. For more information you can call 949-724-6606.


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SUNDAY September 9, 2012 from 10am-4pm is the Annual Coastline Car Classic. This event features an extraordinary display of show cars from distinguished European and American Classics to racy Street Rods, Sports Cars and custom Woodies. The seaside setting for this event is an exciting venue for family, friends and extreme car enthusiasts. Over 150 vintage & dealer select automobiles in 16 classes will be at this judged event. Festivities include live entertainment, food & beverages, unique vendor exhibits, VIP hospitality and awards ceremony emceed by Automotive Commentators Dave Kunz (KABC) & Art Gould (KPFK).



COMING UP September 14-16, 2012 is the Annual Taste of Newport. The Taste of Newport is a three-day festival drawing over 75,000 people with over 30 restaurants, 15 wineries, rich tasting brews, flavorful drinks and top notch live entertainment. The Taste is truly Newport Beach’s social event of the year! For more information you can call 949-729-4400.


COMING UPSeptember 21-23, 2012 is the annual St NorbertFest. The annual St. Norbertfest (formerly Octoberfest) continues to grow and helps to build the parish, school, and the Orange community. There will be great food fun games such as Sumo Mania, bingo, raffles, exciting rides and awesome entertainment for everyone—it’s a perfect time for fellowship! For more information you can call (714) 637-4360.


TOMORROW September 8, 2012 is the annual Orange County Beer Festival. This year there will be over 70 award winning breweries serving over 175 craft & import beers plus awesome food, live entertainment, beer seminars, all at the best location in Orange County. This is one beer fest where you won’t feel like you are choosing from the same brands you can get in your grocery store. This event raises thousands of dollars for the Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund. For more information you can call 949-363-1774.  


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Coming up September 29th is the Penelope Lane Fall Boutique & Mini Blog Conference. Come join us for our Fall Boutique featuring over 45 handmade crafters from all over Southern California at our beautiful new venue in Seal Beach! We will have an amazing variety of Jewelry, accessories, clothing for children and adults, art, stationary, home decor, baked goods, hair accessories, vintage items, candles, holiday items for Halloween and Thanksgiving, gifts and much more! For more information you can visit



Mark your calendars for Tiller Days coming October 5 – 7, 2012. Tustin Tiller Days has been a regular event in Tustin since 1957. The event provides an opportunity for Tustin to celebrate Orange County’s agricultural heritage. The event features a Parade (on Saturday at 10 am), carnival, rides, food and entertainment. For more information you can call 714-573-3326.


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