October means it is time to get out and find a pumpkin to carve for Halloween. Sure, you can grab one out of a carboard box in front of a grocery store, but what if you are interested in heading into the fields to grab your own and have a bit more fun along the way?
Well, here's five pumpkin farms around the Suisun City area for you to choose from.
Larry’s Produce: Larry’s has not only great fruits and vegetables, but a great pumpkin patch and maze to bring the kids to. As their website states, “we have pumpkins everywhere,” your kids are sure to enjoy the various shapes and sizes of their selections. Check out their haystack slide, too.
Larry’s Produce is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They are located at 4606 Suisun Valley Rd., Fairfield. For more information, call 707-864-8068.
Suisun Valley Pumpkin Patch: This pumpkin patch has games, a 10-foot corn maze, a kiddie maze, and more. Pumpkins for carving, painting, and even baking range from 1-300 pounds. Plus, they have a seemingly endless variety of gourds and squash great for those autumn recipes. Picnic areas are also available.
Operating hours are daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The cost for admission is $4 per person. Children 2 and under are free. The Suisun Valley Pumpkin Patch is located at 4443 Suisun Valley Road. For more information, call (707) 864-1222.
Cool Patch Pumpkins: This pumpkin patch promises visitors will have “acres of orange” to search through the tens of thousands of pumpkins they have available. With variations including Goose Bumps, Red Warty, Cinderella, turks turban, Birdhouse, and much more, you are sure to find just the right pumpkins for you and your family.
Be sure to check out all 45 acres of the “coolest maze on the planet.” The maze is 2 acres larger than their 2009 corn maze that put them in the Guinness Book of World Records. Hay rides, a scarecrow contest, pedal carts, and warm treats are also features of this pumpkin patch.
Cool Pumpkin Patch is located at 6585 Milk Farm Rd, Dixon. They are open daily, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission for the corn maze is $10 for adults and $8 for children 6 and up. Children 5 and under are free. Hay rides are $3 a person for a 30 minute ride; pedal carts are $5 for 15 minutes. For more information, call (530) 304-0163.
Stanly Lane Pumpkin Patch: Giant pumpkins, scarecrows and fields of sunflowers, are all available to see at this small but charming pumpkin patch within Napa Valley. This pumpkin patch is located at the Stanly Lane Market. Fieldtrips are available as well.
Stanly Lane Pumpkin Patch is located at 3100 Golden Gate Dr., Napa. They are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to dusk (between 6:00 or 7:00 p.m.) Admission is free. Stanly Lane Market is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, call 707-480-4479.
Pumpkin Patch Festival at Western Railway Museum: Returning for its 14th year, this old time harvest festival includes rides on life-sized electric trains, a hay bale fort, hay rides, homemade baked goods, and lots of pumpkins for sale. Live music will be played by the Hipwaders and the Limber Jim Bartz Band on varied days.
The Pumpkin Patch Festival is on Saturdays and Sundays from October 15 to the 30th. Pumpkin Patch Trains operate from 9:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hipwaders perform on October 15, 16 and 22; The Limber Jim Bartz Band performs October 23, 29, and 30. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $9 for children ages 2 to 14. Admission includes unlimited train rides, museum admission, and use of the family picnic area. For more information, call (707) 374-2978.