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The Pick of the Patch: Sonoma County Pumpkin Patches

Fall is here! There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are changing color, and the pumpkins are ready for harvest. To get into the fall spirit, check out one of our local pumpkin patches. With pumpkins in all shapes and sizes and festive activities it’s sure to be a hit with everyone.

Foggy River Farm, Healdsburg

The Foggy River Farm made their debut last year. This fourth generation family owned and run farm features a wide range of carving pumpkins, decorative squash and tasty winter squash.

The pumpkin patch is open now to the end of the month. They are open Friday-Sunday from 10am to 4:30pm – bout you will need a reservation. All the info here!

Petaluma Pumpkin Patch and Amazing Corn Maze, Petaluma

The Petaluma Pumpkin Patch is a local favorite. With 5 acres of pumpkins and over 35 varieties, there is something for everyone. You also don’t want to miss out on the Amazing Corn Maze. Named one of the most impressive mazes in America by Reader’s Digest, this 4-acre maze takes about 45 minutes to complete.

The pumpkin patch opens up every year on the last Friday of September and closes November 1st. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday and Saturday until 10:00 pm.

Prices for pumpkins vary. The corn maze is $7 per person in the daytime and $10 in the evening.

Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch, Santa Rosa

This large family farm is full of festivities this fall. The Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch offers 10 acres of pumpkins with 45 different varieties to choose from. They also have an impressive 8-acre corn maze, and other activities such as games and a petting zoo.

They are open starting October 8th. They open eveyday of the week – Monday-Thursday from 11am to 6pm; Friday 11am to 10pm; Saturday 9am to 10pm and Sunday 9am to 8pm.

They have a variety of admission packages so check here for more information.

PaPa’s Pumpkin Patch, Sebastopol

For a more quaint and traditional pumpkin picking experience, check out PaPa’s Pumpkin Patch. The family-owned farm is located on the edge of Sebastopol, against a backdrop of old redwoods. After you find your perfect pumpkin, you can even head next door for some apple picking.

They are open Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am to 6pm until Halloween.

Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch, Healdsburg

This lovely family farm in Healdsburg is a great place for some family fun. The farm is open year-round, with the pumpkin patch open for the whole month of October. Choose from a wide selection of pumpkins, visit the petting zoo, and browse some locally made crafts.

This place is so family-friendly that they sometimes close – on Hallowe’en – to visit their grandkids’ school’s costume parade! That’s commitment.

Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch is open every day in October (starting on Saturday Oct 3rd) from 10:00 am to 6pm – costume parades permitting.

The Great Peter Pumpkin Patch, Petaluma

The Great Peter Pumpkin Patch is part of Petaluma Creamery. So, in addition to their variety of pumpkins you can also buy fresh and delicious ice cream (try the pumpkin flavor!) and organic cheeses.  There are also many fun attractions like a hay pyramid, a corn maze, live music, and BBQ on weekends.

The pumpkin patch is open daily from October 8th to October 31st from 9am to 6pm. Free admission and free parking.

Summer Young is a senior at Sonoma State University pursuing a Bachelor’s in English. When she’s not in class, you can find her drinking coffee and exploring the world or on instagram @_justaseason_.

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