Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your month in and around Pasadena.

ENJOY FALL WITH THE FAM HERE
- Get a fall fix for the whole family at Victory Park on Saturday, October 26. From 2- 6pm the annual Fall Festival will offer a range of kids activities, including pony rides and costume contests. Bring along a little cash—admission is free, but nominal fees apply for rides and games.

SIP SOME SYRAH HERE
- Taking place Sunday, October 27 from 6-10pm, the 35th Annual Fall Food + Wine Festival(Presented by Huntington Hospital & Parkway Grill) is a fun way to support local restaurants and sip vino from venerable wine producers like Duckhorn Vineyards and Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Plus, proceeds benefit Huntington Hospital's Nan and Howard Schow Emergency and Trauma Center.

GET YOUR MUSICAL FIX HERE - Love the Little Shop of Horrors film? See the musical! This lively interpretation of the 1986 cult favorite will be at the Pasadena Playhouse through October 20 and will feature some shocking new twists (but you didn’t hear that from us). 

ROOT FOR YOUR FAVORITE TALENT HERE - Take in a live taping of NBC’s America’s Got Talent: The Champions, hosted by Terry Crews with celebrity judges Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell, Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough. Catch performances by gifted singers, dancers, contortionists, jugglers, magicians and more hopeful stars. See whose talents take the cake (and who might take the $1 million prize). 

POUR SOME CRAFT BEER HERE
- Head to the Rose Bowl Saturday October 12 for Craftoberfest, an Oktoberfest filled with more than 20 carefully curated craft breweries from the Southern California area. From 12:30-5:30pm sip brews from L.A. Ale Works, Inglewood’s Three Weavers Brewing Company and others, and be sure to sample eats from local restaurants and food trucks.