From playoff baseball to cooler weather, October has so much to offer. As you fill your house with miniature snickers bars, the first mornings of crisp air bring the scent of the holidays. To kick the season off, comes the most recognized symbol of any month, the pumpkin. Its so intertwined with October that all over the United States, 18,952 tons of pumpkins are sold. Thats enough pumpkins to make a continues pumpkin line of 1,524 miles! In the month of October pumpkin patches pay homage to the gourd by firing it out of a cannon, carving in scary faces or building huge mazes.
These shrines to pumpkins range from small to the amusement park size goliath’s that set world records. From ages one to ninety nine, we all love pumpkin patches. They allow us to become a child again and are a chance to bond with the family. It also doesn’t hurt that they sell beer at a few… To honor these great pumpkin museums I have put together what I think are the three best pumpkin patches in the Sacramento Valley.
Cool Patch Pumpkins: Why not start with the biggest one in the area known for it’s record setting Corn Maze. At about sixty acres, it takes on average two hours to complete but the feeling of accomplishment is enough to keep you coming back every year. For kids there is a massive straw mountain, a trikes and pedal car area, as well as a smaller Corn Maze adventure. You can also find food and a scarecrow contest to keep you busy. Open daily from 9 AM till 8 PM.
Bishops Pumpkin Farm: This one has a lot for the adults in the car including a big corn maze, pig races every night and a 200 foot zip line. As for the kids, there are hay rides, petting zoos, a railroad, hay forts, pony rides, singing chickens and Coyote Mountain Mine, a huge slide mountain. The fun all takes place from 9am-7pm from Sunday to Thursday and 9am-8pm on Friday and Saturdays.
Dave’s Pumpkin Patch: Two words, Pumpkin cannon. After a hayride, enjoy pumpkin chunkin’, firing a pumpkin over 500 yards at various targets. Also their Haunted Corn Maze will make you pee your pants and scream for more. Open from 10am-Dusk on Sunday-Thursday. Fridays and Saturdays 10am-9pm and 11pm for the Haunted Corn Maze.
These are just a few of my favorites, but in the end it’s not where we go, it’s who we are with that makes the moment memorable. Pumpkin Patches are only here for a few more weeks so make sure to get out there, grab a few gourds and enjoy all that the Sacramento Valley has to offer.
If you have a different favorite pumpkin patch, I would love to hear about it and let people know about other great farms around Sacramento. You can write me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember if you or a friend are looking to buy, sell, or invest I am always here to assist with any Real Estate needs. Have a great fall everyone.