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2017 October Guide to Halloween

APPLES & JACKS Pickin’ at “Apple Hill” Farms Open now! Ranches located northeast of Placerville Apple Hill is open all year long but everyone’s favorite season just started! Fall has been the most popular time of year for Apple Hill ranches for over 50+ years! It’s when the air is filled with the wonderful smell of apple pies and folks are loading boxes of juicy apples into their cars. This time of year, take a stab at finding your perfect jack-o-lantern at some of the area’s finest pumpkin farms, too! Amador Flower Farm Pumpkin Patch

October 1–31, 22001 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth, 9am-4pm A day trip to this beautiful flower farm will have you surrounded in pumpkins and corn mazes. Visit the farm animals and take a free tram ride tour every weekend (weather permitting).

209-245-6660 | Bastiao Farms Goblin Gardens Pumpkin Patch October 2–31, 3845 El Centro Rd, Sacramento, 10am-7pm Goblin Gardens Pumpkin Patch is a Halloween pumpkin patch that will provide a delightful fright for the entire family! Explore 4 mazes including 2 straw bale mazes, a corn maze and a maze for the train to twist and turn through. Activities for all ages including a hay bale pyramid, a toddler pedal car track and a sunflower pit.

916-925-2496 Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm

Now-November 5, 1415 Pumpkin Lane, Wheatland, 9am-6pm There are so many fun things to do at Bishop’s, you’ll definitely need a map! Not just your traditional pumpkin patch, here you can go on train rides, pony rides and hayrides. Cheer for your favorite squealer at the pig races, hide at “Fort Alotafun” or relax by the pond. There’s so much more, we could fill the page!

530-633-2568 Bobby Dazzler’s Pumpkin Patch & Milo Maze Open Now through October 31, 23300 County Road 99D, Davis, times vary Enjoy acres of pumpkins, ride a cow train, work up an appetite in the milo maze and then head to the picnic area. This pumpkin patch has so much to offer including a petting zoo, face painting, pony cart rides, horse rides, hay pyramids & more. Branco Farms and the “Biggest Little Pumpkin Patch”

Open October 6-31, at The Fountains, Roseville, times vary Head over to The Fountains in Roseville for the Biggest Little Pumpkin Patch, just minutes from your backyard! Pick your favorite pumpkin plus so much more! Follow them on Facebook for updates on scheduled events and activities this harvest season!

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Cool Patch Pumpkin Farm Now-November 1, 6150 Dixon Ave. West, Dixon, 9am-8pm Explore this you pick pumpkin patch featuring edible and non-edible pumpkins, gourds, squash, and more! Enjoy the fun zone, hay rides, pumpkin cannon, tasty food and drinks. A place where friends and family can celebrate fall and kick off the holiday season.

530-746-8725 | Dave’s Pumpkin Patch

Now-October 31, 3010 Burrows Ave, West Sacramento, times vary Join Dave’s Pumpkin Patch this year for a day full of family fun! Check out the “Cornival,” made up of ten different fun filled family activities going on at once. There’s the jumping pillow, pumpkin princess castle, corn boxes, pony rides, hay rides, goats, pig races and so much more!

916-849-9450 | Fog Willow Farms

October 1-31, 11011 Cecatra Dr, Wilton, times vary At Fog Willow Farms, you and your family/friends can experience all of the fun and excitement of the old farm in the country. Fog Willow is a friendly, safe, exciting "Edu-Tainment" farm where you can celebrate all that is agriculture, all that is family and all that is fun, plus pumpkin after pumpkin!

916-687-4547 | Gibson Ranch Pumpkin Festival

Weekends September 30-October 31, 8556 Gibson Ranch Park Rd, 10am-7pm Featuring a kid zone packed with entertainment; bounce houses, a kiddie train, face painting, and much more. You will love the farmers' market and peddlers' fair we have arranged for your pleasure! Plus, holidays are just around the corner; your loved ones will be thrilled when they get one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artisans! Roemer Pumpkin Patch

October 1-31, 6851 Hedge Ave, Sacramento, times vary; closed Mondays Head over to Roemer’s Pumpkin Patch and enjoy a tractor hayride. Just climb aboard, sit down on the hay bales, and enjoy the 13 acre ride through pumpkins galore! After you pick your perfect pumpkin stick around for the corn maze plus more harvest fun!

916-381-4331 | The Flower Farm Pumpkin Patch October 1-31, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, 10am to 4pm; closed Tuesdays In Autumn, The Flower Farm comes to life with incredible fall colors and fun family activities. Enjoy a pumpkin patch filled with pumpkin people and a climbing haystack! Enjoy special activities on the weekends like, puppet shows, animal visitors, face painting, crafts and fall inspired food & beer in the café. A pumpkin patch that’s fun for the whole family.

916-652-4200 | The Pumpkin Farm

October 1-31, 7736 Old Auburn Rd, Citrus Heights, 9am-6pm, closed Mondays The Pumpkin Farm is one of California’s oldest family-run pumpkin farms, celebrating its 43rd year. The farm offers everyone a unique experience located in the heart of

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Sacramento, magically capturing the fun, festivities and traditions of the harvest season. Enjoy a hayride among blooming sunflowers, train rides, slides, corn maze, petting zoo and more!

916-726-1137 | Uncle Ray’s Pumpkin Patch

October 1-31, 5610 Garden Highway, near Sacramento Airport, 10am-6pm No matter how old you are, you're certain to have a great time at this pumpkin patch. Enjoy free tractor rides, hay rides and corn mazes. No admission or parking fees and there are plenty of pumpkins to carve!

916-997-8573 Zittel Farms

September 29 through October 31, 6781 Oak Ave, Folsom, weekdays 9am-5pm, weekends 9am-6pm Zittel Farms offers a quaint and picturesque farm and pumpkin patch in the heart of Folsom. It’s been a Folsom favorite since 1976, with lots of farm-style fun for the whole family. Head out and check out a great selection of pumpkins and fall décor including antiques from across the United States, Amish made decor and fine craft preserves and honey. Free hayrides on the weekends!

916-989-2633 | Machado Apple Festival

Saturday, October 21, 100 Apple Lane, Bowman, 9am- 6pm This is Machado’s 7th Annual Apple Festival and aside from the assortment of tasty apples waiting for you to bite into, there will be more activities for the whole family to enjoy. The mood is set with live music, artists in the orchard and food sampling. There will be alpacas and facepainting for the kiddos so head to the foothills for a day of harvest fun!

530-823-1393 | MachadoAppleBarn

HAUNTED HOUSES, TRAINS & BOATS CemeTarium Haunted House Now through November, 7983 Arcadia Dr, Citrus Heights, times vary Check out this Haunted House, you’ll love it to death! Presented by Terror in the Night Halloween Productions featuring Psycho Circus and Zombie Heights! Cemetarium Haunted House offers Low Scare Family Friendly Tours and Full Scare Tours.

916-223-9080 DireWorld ScarePark

Varying days & times in October, 800 All American City Blvd, Roseville Survive 8 masterfully menacing attractions, all packed with hordes of terrifying creatures and wicked special FX that will leave you crying for mummy! Enjoy live fire shows and musical acts on the DireStage, exotic vendors, food court, the Zombie Western Ghost Town of Modoc, V.I.P. Lounge Scare Station and more. Scare you there! Fright Fest at Six Flags

Through October 31, 1001 Fairgrounds Dr, Vallejo-various times Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide

Sacramento Parent October 2017  
Sacramento Parent October 2017  

This issue captures the spirit of October with the whimsical characters of Mutasia on the cover to the realization that now that summer brea...