Happy Pumpkin Pickin
Posted by: Dino Morabito 5 years, 7 months ago
It’s that time of year where pumpkins and hay rides become regular topics of conversation as everyone prepares for Halloween and Thanksgiving. We’ve complied lists of top pumpkin pickin places to go this weekend with your family and friends.
Bates Nut Farm has long been a local favorite spot for pumpkin picking. This Friday, October 17, 2014 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm come out after school or work and get your weekend started in the Pumpkin Patch. There will be live music, great food and all of the regular pumpkin patch fun including straw mazes, tractor hayrides, farm zoo, and retail stores. This weekend’s music is provided by local favorites Nitro Express. Grab a bite to eat from a gourmet food truck or "What's Cookin" BBQ from 10 am to 4 pm daily on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday, October 25th from 12-3 pm the Pumkpin patch will feature the live band Ash Street Ramblers on the main stage. Saturday's food truck is Urban Eats which features farm to table food open from 10 am to 4 pm. On Sunday the food truck rotates out to feature Devilicious (Gourmet Sinful Dishes) from 10 am to 4 pm. Also, on Sunday is Perky Bean, a coffee truck open from 10 am to 4 pm.
http://batesnutfarm.biz/contact.html 15954 Woods Valley Road
Valley Center, CA 92082
Lavender Hill Pumpkins is a family owned and tended pumpkin farm located in the little town of Fallbrook, California. They are famous for their large selection of varieties of pumpkins that produce unusually large or unique pumpkins. This year’s crop includes about ten thousand pumpkins in 36 varieties.
ww.lavenderhillpumpkins.com Lavender Hill Pumpkins • 1509 East Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 • (760) 715-8495
Some other top pumpkin places are:
Pumpkin Station. A petting zoo, games and inflatables, giant slides, kiddie rides and pumpkins at five station locations countywide. Most open Sept. 26-Oct. 31 or Nov. 2, depending on location; visit website for hours. Free admission; ride ticket packages available. 858-566-7466. www.pumpkinstation.com. Look for a FREE Train Ride Coupon from San Diego Family every year in October.
Chula Vista: 900 Otay Lakes Rd.
Del Mar: 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
El Cajon: 415 Parkway Plaza, Westfield Parkway parking lot
Mission Valley: 1640 1/2 Camino Del Rio, Westfield Mission Valley parking lot
National City: 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd., Westfield Plaza Bonita parking lot
Oma’s Pumpkin Patch. Kids climb and slide down the Cottonseed Mountain, receive a Jack Patch Pumpkin and delight in hay rides around the farm, a petting corral and a hay bale maze. Sept. 23-Nov. 1. Tues.-Sat., 10 am-7 pm. $8 per child; one adult (ages 16 & up) free per paid child. The Van Ommering Dairy Farm, 14950 El Monte Rd., Lakeside. 619-390-2929. www.omaspumpkinpatch.com
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