Family Farm Fun at Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch

October 14, 2013

Santa Rosa Pumpkin PatchThe winner, by a big margin, of our last Pumpkin Patch Poll was Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch. We didn't get chance to visit last season, but made sure we stopped by this year to see what makes it so popular. This large pumpkin patch is located on a 20-acre farm off of Stony Point Road in Sonoma County. While its address is in Santa Rosa, it's location is really more on the outskirts of Rohnert Park or Sebastopol, making it an easy trip from Marin.

Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch's popularity is well deserved, as there's a ton of things to do here for the whole family. While picking that perfect pumpkin out of their eight-acre pumpkin patch is of course the main reason for visiting, there are plenty of activities to justify hanging out here all day!

Many of the activities here are offered for free, including a humongous box full of dried corn seed that kids of all ages were playing in, farm-themed tire swings, pumpkin tether ball, a sunflower maze (you can even buy the flowers for $1 each), a hay maze, and a nine-bale-high hay tower.

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Other actvities cost a nominal fee. For our kids, the highlight was the giant jumpy pillow, an inflated bouncy trampoline thing that was a lot of fun. Kids were getting some serious air while jumping on it. All-day access costs $5. There are also hay rieds ($4), and a giant (seven acre!) corn maze ($6), with both easy and more difficult routes.

Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch also hosts special guests on weekends, including are also pony rides and a petting zoo from Fairy Tale Farm Animal Rescue, face painting from Clementine the Amazing, a rock wall from Fun 4 a Day, and special visits from the Pumpkin Fairy Godmother and Sally and Jack from The Nightmare Before Christmas on select weekends. Check out their website for a full schedule of special appearances.

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Like most pumpkin patches, food—including hot dogs, chili, kettle corn, and caramel apples—and drinks are available for purchase, and you can relax and eat lunch in the shade in their large covered picnic area.

The pumpkin patch had a really wide variety of pumpkins to choose from, and there are plenty of carts to use to haul your future jack-o-lanterns back to the checkstand and then to your car. Prices ranges from $1 to $30, depending on the size you choose.

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With more than enough activities and attractions to keep everyone satisfied and an easy-to-get-to location, it's no wonder that Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch is so popular. The patch is even available for group tours, field trips, and children's birthday parties.

If You Go

Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch is open Sunday–Thursday from 9 am–7 pm and Friday–Saturday from 9 am–10 pm (the corn maze closes one hour prior). The patch may be forced to close on rainy days.

It's located at 5157 Stony Point Road in Santa Rosa. To get there, take Highway 101 north to the Rohnert Park Expressway exit, and head west over the freeway. Head west until you reach Stony Point Road, then turn left; Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch will be on your right just after the bridge.

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For more information, call (707) 331-6653 or visit www.santarosapumpkinpatch.com.

Note: Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch hosted our family's visit to the patch.