Heading out to a pumpkin patch is a great fall activity for you and your family. It’s seasonal fun that only comes around once a year, and you get to take home pumpkins to carve for Halloween! So, which pumpkin patches should you go to? Here are some of the best Sonoma County pumpkin patches for autumn fun.
Mickelson Pumpkin Patch
Some pumpkin patches feature the tried and true corn maze. Mickelson switches it up with a hay maze. They also offer a multi-car tractor ride, a hay pyramid for kids to try and climb (in the maze), and much more. Try to hit the target with their apple cannon or in the paintball gallery. Enjoy a complex of jumpy houses and slides. Kids can also enjoy a ride on their adorable ponies!
You can also get different fair foods like corn dogs, funnel cakes, and popcorn. They have a wide variety of specialist and heritage pumpkins for carving, decoration, or eating.
Pronzini Farms offers various pumpkins and their Cowgirl Café for weekend barbecue, animals you can hang out with, and shaded picnic tables.
The kids can also enjoy pony rides on the weekend. The patch also features entertaining Halloween decorations, including an ancient school bus for exploration.
Punky’s Pumpkins has been around since 1995 and is a specialist pumpkin (and squash) farm. They also have a hay maze, bounce houses for the kids, and a giant 30′ slide. On the weekends, they sell cotton candy and other treats, and every day, they offer train and hay rides and fun cartoon billboards for photo ops.
In addition to pumpkins, they have a vast selection of squash, including heirloom varieties of winter squash. Hungry yet?
Petaluma Pumpkin Patch
You guessed it – This is the one with that famous cornmaze! Petaluma Pumpkin Patch is at the 350 Ranch and has been running for nearly 30 seasons. They grow 50 different varieties of pumpkins, squash, and gourds. You can also buy local honey.
There’s a tiny maze for the littlest ones, pony rides, cute animals to visit, and yummy food, including hot chocolate, funnel cakes, burgers, and hot dogs. Young kids will also enjoy the jumpee inflatables and face painting. Pony rides are available on the weekend from Ryann’s Happy Day Pony Rides.
Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch
Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch has a wide variety of activities, available for all ages. There are bouncy houses, petting farms, a hay ride, and of course a corn maze. There’s a lot They also offer some unique experiences including pedal trike races and pumpkin tether ball.
They are also running a family-friendly Oktoberfest. There’s plenty of beer, beer tastings, and the Beer Mile for the adults. For kids, there’s a run through the patch. For the more serious, there’s an 8k. All ages are allowed in the Oktoberfest, but you must get a wristband to prove your age to buy beer.
Peter Pumpkin Patch
What makes Peter Pumpkin Patch a little different is that is run by our friends over at the Petaluma creamery! Pumpkin ice cream, anyone? You can also pick your own pumpkin and dig your own potatoes. There’s a hay maze, hay rides, and, of course, cheese tasting.
If you can believe it, these are just a few of Sonoma County’s excellent pumpkin patches you and your kids can enjoy. Whether you want a giant slide, a corn maze, pony rides, or to meet some cows, you can find it all in Sonoma County this fall.
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