Petaluma Pumpkin Patches

I really like October. Halloween is my one in every of my favourite occasions of 12 months, and it’s even higher with children! The San Francisco Bay space has tons pumpkin patches (Half Moon Bay is especially well-known for it’s annual Pumpkin Competition and pumpkin patches) however we wished to attempt one thing new. We spent an hour driving as much as Petaluma to take a look at two distinctive pumpkin patches.

Peter Pumpkin Patch

Peter Pumpkin Patch is a part of a working farm and dairy and is splendidly rustic. The pumpkin patch itself is slightly wild, and has many monumental pumpkins and squash nonetheless on the vine. Our four-year-old was very happy together with his discover of a warty gourd. Additionally they have an space to dig your individual potatoes with offered pitchforks. We had enjoyable making an attempt, however didn’t discover any potatoes this time.

Oscar and his gourd

They’ve an enormous corn kernel pit that each our Four-year-old and nearly 2-year-old cherished. It was an attention-grabbing expertise for me. It’s like being on the within of a bean bag. Each of the patches we visited had corn kernel pits however we most popular the one right here as a result of it was deeper and bordered by gentle, plastic-covered bales of hay.

Corn kernel pit

The corn maze right here is petite, and our son ran by it excitedly not less than a half dozen occasions.

Coming into the maze

Additionally they have sheep, goats, a cow you may milk (with a farmer current!), and a ton of lovely calves. The children cherished enjoying across the ghost city facades that have been arrange. Additionally they promote cheese, butter and another merchandise. Though the pumpkins weren’t near grocery store pumpkin costs, they have been a good bit cheaper than related pumpkins in Half Moon Bay.

Petaluma Pumpkin Patch

Petaluma Pumpkin Patch offers a cleaner, extra manicured farm expertise, and is true subsequent to the 101 freeway. Additionally it is a lot bigger. We discovered it completely uncrowded on Friday afternoon.

Boys within the patch

Their pumpkin patch is massive and properly stored, with many stunning pumpkins. Most are nonetheless on the vine with superb stems. Our 4 12 months previous positively most popular this patch as a result of there weren’t as many bugs, whereas our toddler actually appeared to like the wildness of the Peter Pumpkin Patch.

Take a look at these stems!

The massive draw of this patch is their world-class corn maze, which is Four acres in dimension and takes round 45 minutes to finish. Our younger children had no real interest in it, so we didn’t take the problem. Admission to the corn maze is $7, however children 5 and below are free. Different paid actions embrace inflatables (a small bounce home and a bouncy impediment course, $6 per particular person for all-day entry) and an excellent slide ($2 per experience, should be 42″ tall to experience alone). We thought these have been properly well worth the cash.  Bounce home = joyful, drained children!

Tremendous slide!

Petaluma Pumpkin Patch’s free actions embrace a corn kernel pit, which is smaller than the one at Peter Pumpkin Patch and just for the 5 and below crowd. Their pit is shaded, nevertheless, which is good for younger children. Additionally they have cattle on show: pigs, goats, sheep, a big calf, and two horses. A few meals choices and a picnic space spherical out the expertise right here.


Peter Pumpkin Patch felt like a extra genuine farm expertise, whereas Petaluma Pumpkin Patch has extra actions. We advocate each areas and our youngsters cherished each! They mixed to make a pleasant full afternoon after an hour-long drive from San Francisco.