Annual Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

Many wonder how the City of Calabasas got its name, which comes from the Spanish word “Calabaza.” Can you guess what it means? Surprisingly, it means pumpkin or gourd! Thus, it is only fitting that the City of Calabasas celebrated the arrival of fall with its annual Pumpkin Festival on October 19 and 20 at Juan de Anza Bautista Park.

Continuing an over 40-year tradition, the festival brought the community together with entertainment surrounding the season’s most prized harvest, the pumpkin. Presented by the City of Calabasas and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, the festival was a huge hit.

Not only was there a Saturday morning costume parade, but the festival also offered live music, marketplace vendors with scrumptious snacks and pumpkin-filled treats, and pumpkin painting and carving stations. Suited for all ages, parents and kids alike rejoiced in taking part of the Halloween carnival games and gushing over the spooky live performances.