Enjoy a great autumn weekend with acres of bright orange pumpkins, a giant broom corn forest for the kids, towering hay pyramids, (above left) hayrides with historic information about the area, farm animals, pony rides, mini train rides, pumpkin chucker, face painting, (right) a country store, delicious food and great entertainment. Fun for all!

Pumpkin Patch continues this weekend, ends October 31st

October 23, 2009
Saturday, October 31st kids under 12 admitted FREE
Santa Paula News
A Ventura County tradition continues through October 31st with the Santa Paula Rotary Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival at Faulkner Farm at the University of California Hansen Agricultural Center. Building memories and providing unforgettable old- fashioned family fun has been a long-standing tradition. As a special bonus on October 31st, the last day of the Pumpkin Patch, all kids in costume, under 12 years of age, will be admitted FREE. A costume contest will be held at 1:00 p.m. Find your pumpkins while enjoying the festive sounds from great area bands and choral groups in this beautiful setting among the orchards and historic barns. Delicious treats will make sure you don’t go away hungry. Mouthwatering tri-tip, country chicken sandwiches, kettle corn, fish tacos, nachos, whole pies and slices, yummy cookies and other great baked goods, delicious ice cream, refreshing lemonade, soft drinks and fresh brewed coffee. Be sure to stop at the Farmer’s Market and take home some local produce, salsa or honey.
The Santa Paula Rotary Club is operating these family fun filled October weekends. They can be reached at 888-522-1884 or on the Web at www.faulknerfarmpumpkinpatch.com. Pumpkin Patch hours are 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. Admission is $3 and parking is free. Faulkner Farm is located about 1 mile west of Santa Paula, at the intersection of Briggs Road and West Telegraph Road.

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