Press Release

Contact: Lori Whalen

Phone: (949) 645-8489




Environmental Nature Center presents 42nd Annual Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch

Newport Beach, Calif., September 14, 2017 -- 
The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) will host its biggest event of the year, The Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch, on Sunday October 15th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Proceeds benefit the ENC’s environmental education programs.

Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will be available for sale. Children will participate in a variety of fun crafts and games. Face painters will paint spiders, bats, and pumpkins on faces and Henna tattoo artists will create designs on hands and feet. The Fall Faire will also feature pony rides and a petting zoo for children to enjoy. Laguna Beach DJs will provide lively music for guests to dance to. The OC Bird of Prey Center, the Young Singers of Orange County, and Angela Vincent of Queen Green will also provide entertainment.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at Savor OC, the ENC's restaurant showcase, a feature of both the Fall and Spring Faire each year. This year's restaurant sponsors include Saltwater Catering, Blue Water Grill, Sensitive Sweets, and The Pizza Bakery. The Newport Beach Fire Department will also be on hand grilling up hamburgers and hot dogs.

The Environmental Nature Center is located at 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach, CA, 92663. More information can be found at For questions, call 949-645-8489.


About the ENC

Founded in 1972, the ENC is a fascinating combination of 15 California native plant communities, wildlife habitat, walking trails, and a sustainably designed, LEED Platinum certified learning center. For 45 years the ENC has been shaped and caressed into a 5-acre landscape for learning, a sanctuary from life's pressures and a place of preservation and instruction. Serving over 28,000 students and thousands of visitors annually, the ENC is recognized as a leader in science and social science education providing opportunities for increasing our community's knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

The ENC is also developing a nature play area, and constructing our community's first nature based preschool.  With a mission of providing quality education through hands-on experience with nature, the ENC inspires all generations to protect the natural world by serving as our community's foremost authority on ecological responsibility, sustainable practices and environmental education.  The ENC is a non-profit 501(c)-3 public benefit corporation.  For more information call 949-645-8489, or visit The ENC is located at 1601 16th St. in Newport Beach.