Mickelson Pumpkin Patch in Petaluma is Back for More Fall Fun
Mickelson Pumpkin Patch came on the local Halloween scene in 2021, and it's back for 2023! Mickleson's is located between Novato and Petaluma just past the Sonoma County line, at the same location as the Mickelson Christmas tree lot.
With a big pumpkin field, rustic ambience, and plenty of attractions like a hay maze, games, tractor rides, inflatables, and farm animals, it’s an ideal destination to put on you fall family fun list!
Enter the pumpkin patch through the big tent at the front. There's a big pumpkin field with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. You can grab a wheelbarrow or, better yet, a cool retro red Radio Flyer wagon to haul your pumpkins to the checkout stand. In and around the tent near the checkout area you'll find gourds and wide variety of colorful specialty pumpkins as well as other goodies like locally made candles, fall decor, and pumpkin carving kits.
Pumpkin prices are on a par with other local pumpkin patches; the regular jack-o-lantern type range from $4 to $60. Specialty pumpkins, including the giant monster ones growing in their field, cost from $1 to $100,
Of course the pumpkins are just part of the whole experience. Admission is free on weekdays and $3 per person on weekends, and you can buy tickets for attractions like the Grain Train and the hay maze ($8 ea.).
You can also buy a wristband for $20–$30, which includes general admission and all-day unlimited access to everything the pumpkin patch has to offer (except for the paintball gallery and apple cannon which take $8 tickets, and pony rides, which cost $10) including bounce houses and inflatable slides in the Jump Zone, the huge one-acre hay maze and pyramid and tractor rides.it
We highly recommend taking a ride on the Grain Train. This tractor-drawn train ride takes you through the woods where you'll encounters skeletons, ghosts, and witches in a variety of spooky (but more often than not funny) dioramas. It's especially exciting at night, when it's lit up!
Food and drink are available from their on-site vendor and include kettle corn, cotton candy, funnel cakes, corn dogs, and lemonade. Enjoy your snacks at one of the covered picnic areas on the grounds. Note that food selection may vary from day to day.
Like some of the other pumpkin patches in the area, Mickleson's offers birthday parties if your child was lucky enough to have been born in October. Three-hour parties can take place daily from 10 am to 1 pm, 1:30 to 4:30 pm, and 5 to 8 pm. Parties will get your own private area with shaded picnic table, and party guests will get to enjoy pumpkin patch activities and pick out their very own pumpkin to take home. Visit their website for details.
If You Go
Mickelson Pumpkin Patch is located at 5495 Redwood Highway South, Petaluma 94952. It's open through October 31 Sunday–Thursday from 9 am–8 pm and Friday–Saturday from 9 am–10 pm. Admission is free Monday–Friday and $3 on Saturday and Sunday; some attractions cost extra.
To get there, take Highway 101 north to the Petaluma Boulevard South/Kastania Road exit (Exit 472A). Turn right at the stoplight then turn right onto Petaluma Boulevard South. Follow the road south until you get to the pumpkin patch, which will be on your left.
No outside food or drink is allowed. Portable restrooms with hand-washing stations are available. Food and drink are available from on-site vendors.
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