Looking for a great pumpkin patch or farm to take your family on a hayride this year? There are several locations in the Sacramento, CA area, that are offering traditional family friendly hayrides for you to choose from. Each one also offers more activities such as pony rides. train rides, giant slides, haunted houses and more. With so many options, it’s hard to choose one, so I have compiled a list of a few pumpkin patches in the Sacramento area that are offering family friendly hayrides for your 2010 Halloween and harvest season. Have Fun!
Roemer Pumpkin Patch
If you are on a tight budget this year, you should head on down to the Roemer Pumpkin Patch. This is a budget friendly pumpkin patch and offers activities such as FREE hayrides and a tricky hay maze. Roemer’s hayride is on a flatbed loaded with bales of hay to sit on and is pulled by an old time tractor. Visitors also enjoy FREE parking, along with FREE admission. They have many varieties of pumpkins like Giants, Cinderellas, and White pumpkins. At Roemer Pumpkin Patch they take pride in their pumpkins. Each one has been planted, grown and picked by hand, ensuring great quality pumpkins for you to enjoy! Dare to enter the corn maze and find all five hidden stations to be entered into the daily drawing for a great prize and you don’t have to be present to win! This is a great place for you to take your kids for some harvest fun and not break the bank! For more information visit their website at: www.roemerpumpkinpatch.com
Hours: Tues. – Fri. (2p-5p) Sat. & Sun. (9a-5p) closed Mondays
Hayride Price: FREE – parking, entrance, hayride, hay maze. $5 – Corn Maze
The Pumpkin Farm
The Pumpkin Farm in Citrus Heights, CA offers a wide variety of activities for you to enjoy. They offer hayrides, a haunted barn, tower slide, train, petting zoo, and more! Come get towed behind a classic tractor while bumping along in a trailer full of hay. This is a great hayride that offers some scenic surprises, and big bumps along the way! Hayrides run every 20 min past the hour every day. This is a great local and personal favorite pumpkin patch, with a ton of fun for your kids to have! For more information on The Pumpkin Farm in Citrus Heights, please visit their website at www.pumpkinfarm.net
Hours: Oct. 1-31 9a-6p daily
Hayride Cost: $2.50
Fog Willow Farms
Started by an Elk Grove school teacher in 2003, this farm knows what the kids want! It’s located in Wilton on the banks of the Cosumnes River, offering some great fall foliage! One of the more popular attractions at Fog Willow Farms has to be their hayride. Pulled by a farm tractor this hayride is sure to make you feel like you are down home on the farm! The ride will take you out to the pumpkin patch where you can wander until you have found just the right one! Then hop back on board with your pumpkin for the ride back! There are several more activities like pony rides, barrel train, adventure course, and more. Fog Willow also features shaded picnic areas, BBQ, and a seasonal Science Farm. To find out more information on Fog Willow Farms please visit their website at www.fogwillowfarms.com
Hours: Oct. 1-31 (9:30a -6p) daily
Hayride Cost: Included with $3.00 Admission. 3 and under FREE
Remember, wherever you choose to do your hay-riding this year make sure you have fun doing it!! Life goes by so fast, so remember to stop and enjoy the little things in life like hayrides with your family in Fall! Create a family tradition, and make some great memories along the way!