October 1 San Gabriel Dumpling & Beer Fest; San Gabriel Mission Playhouse Swap out pretzels for dumplings at this Oktoberfest alternative, where you can enjoy unlimited craft beer and choose from the best dumpling vendors in town.
October 3 Los Angeles Donut Festival; Mad Ave Graffiti House Stuff your face with donuts (and donut burgers!) at this gluttonous festival (Can’t make it? Read about all the donut shops we love.).
October 3, 4 Vegan Oktoberfest; LA Center Studios Celebrate Oktoberfest at this annual meat-free event, boasting plenty of beer and vegan eateries.
October 10 Taste of Italy; Pico House Twirl spaghetti and sip on world-class wine at Taste of Italy, with all proceeds going towards the Italian American Museum’s exhibitions and the Italian Hall.
October 18 Eastside Food Festival; Mack Sennett Studios Enjoy the best food on the Eastside at this festival, where you’ll find Alimento, Jeni’s Ice Creams, Homestate and more repping this side of the city.