Great Pumpkin Patches in Sonoma County
As Sonoma Wine Country sets into the fall mood, the mornings have a crispness in the air but the days still turn warm. Summer warm. The leaves are just starting to turn, the grapes are being harvested, apples are still being picked, and picturesque fields are given over to pumpkins.
Family farms feature a variety of gourds for your autumnal mood and Halloween creations. You could find a kid fest, a down home farm experience, do a little wine tasting, and find the perfect pumpkins for your seasonal decor.
Update for 2020: These events are still subject to change. Please check with the pumpkin patches directly for 2020 event details and hours.
Grandma's Pumpkin Patch, Healdsburg
Lots of fun can be found at this family farm. Stroll through the pumpkins, pet farm animals, climb the hay stacks, run through the maze, and check out vintage tractors. Take along lunch and linger at one of the shaded picnic tables.
Punky's Pumpkin Patch, Santa Rosa
Families can enjoy fun activities and choose from a generous selection of pumpkins, squash, and heirloom winter squash - grown by the Gutzman Family. This pumpkin patch is located at Santa Rosa's Luther Burbank Center.
More than five acres of home-grown pumpkins, squash, and gourds present a huge selection to pick your own variety. Have fun with seasonal activities like the huge straw mountain and corn kernel sand box. Try to find the single exit out of the four-acre corn maze - it can take 45 minutes to complete! On Fridays and Saturdays, take a flashlight to try the maze at night.
Pronzini Pumpkin Patch, Petaluma
A variety of pumpkins and corn are growing at Pronzini's, for all ages to enjoy acres of fun this fall. Families can enjoy hay rides, bouncy houses and slides, a petting zoo, corn kernel box, and the Haunted Trail.
Muelrath Ranches, Santa Rosa
There's good ol' fashioned fun at Muelrath Ranch with a corn maze, hay pyramid, vintage tractors, and a great variety of sustainably grown pumpkins and gourds to choose from. Pack a picnic and enjoy the season.
The Peter Pumpkin Patch, Petaluma
At Petaluma Creamery's rural working dairy and farm, you'll find all kinds of varieties of pumpkins, baby animals, farm activities, hay rides, and a hay maze. Taste wonderful Spring Hill cheeses and enjoy their homemade ice cream.
The Santa Rosa Patch, Santa Rosa
This family run pumpkin patch has eight acres of pumpkins and a huge corn maze with short or long routes to follow. There are lots of activities here, including a huge jumpy pillow, inflatable slide and bounce house, petting farm, hay rides, pumpkin blasters. There is a charge for admission and various wristbands are for sale for enjoying all that's on offer. Special guests like Moana and Spiderman will be making appearances on the weekends.
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Written by Sonoma Insider Jen Jones.