Media Alert

Contact: Lori Whalen

Phone: (949) 645-8489





WHAT: Environmental Nature Center’s 42nd Annual Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch
WHO: More than 3000 attendees, Executive Director Bo Glover, ENC staff, and community volunteers. All are welcome to attend.
WHERE: Environmental Nature Center
1601 E. 16th St. Newport Beach, CA 92663
WHEN: Sunday, October 15th, 2017
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHY: Proceeds benefit the ENC’s environmental education programs. A variety of pumpkins will be available for sale. 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, a petting zoo, games, and crafts for children to enjoy. Laguna Beach DJ’s 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 Savor OC sponsors include 17th Street Deli, Bluewater Grill, Kean Coffee, Mi Casa, Pizza Bakery, Saltwater Catering, Sensitive Sweets, Gratitude, Shirley’s Bagels, and Veronicakes. The Newport Beach Fire Department will also be on hand grilling up hamburgers and hot dogs.

BACKGROUND: Founded in 1972, the ENC is a fascinating combination of 15 California native plant communities, wildlife habitat, walking trails, and sustainably designed, LEED Platinum certified learning center. 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 Fall Faire is an annual tradition and the ENC's largest fundraiser, funding environmental education through the year.

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