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Volume 7, Issue 98  |  December 9, 2022

ENC’s 47th Fall Faire was a huge success, raising more than $50,000

The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) hosted its biggest event of the year – the Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch, on Sunday, Oct. 16. The event raised more than $50,000, with all proceeds benefitting the Environmental Nature Center, ENC Nature Preschool and ENC Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary.

Attendees took home pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Children participated in the “Craft Crawl,” played nature games, and enjoyed pony rides and a petting zoo. Performances on the Fire Circle Stage included The OC Bird of Prey Center, Outdoor Family Fitness with personal trainer Whitney Teague of TURF and performers from Dexter Music.

ENCs 47th Fall Faire pumpkin patch

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Photos courtesy of ENC

A trip to the ENC pumpkin patch to find the perfect ready-to-make Jack O’Lantern

The Savor OC restaurant showcase included a selection of items from Dory Deli, Indarra Indian Cuisine, Mi Casa, SOHO Taco, Bluewater Grill, Mountain Mike’s Pizza, Blaze Pizza, Kean Coffee and Al’s New York Café. The Newport Beach Fire Department was on hand grilling hot dogs and burgers too. 

ENCs 47th Fall Faire petting zoo

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The ever-popular petting zoo

An online auction featured items including 12 frozen bananas shipped anywhere in the U.S. from Sugar n’ Spice; a $100 gift card to Mother’s Market; music lessons from Dexter Music; crepe catering from Crepes Bonaparte; a $50 gift certificate to Rancho Meladuco Dates; 24 mini cupcakes from Sensitive Sweets; five yoga group sessions at Ekam Yoga & Pilates; a month of unlimited Pure Barre and several vintage Longaberger baskets donated by sponsor Janet Krochman, CPA. 

ENCs 47th Fall Faire pony rides

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Youngsters enjoying the pony rides

The ENC is grateful to these event sponsors: EarthPak, Peter & Helen Maxwell, The Dennerline Family, the Cescolini Family, the Wandrocke Family, Tail Wind, Igloo Coolers, Farmers & Merchants, Newport Balboa Rotary, Shaw & Sons, Back Bay Funding, Beacon Point, Blumenstein Law, Janet Krochman, CPA, The Glover Family and Stu News Newport.

ENCs 47th Fall Faire booths

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Games, activities and booths – something fun for everyone

Environmental Nature Center is located at 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach. For more information, visit

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