Halloween Fun at Pronzini Pumpkin Patch in Petaluma
You may know the Pronzini family for their Christmas tree lots that are a fixture in Marin every holiday season, but did you know they have an awesome pumpkin patch as well? Located at their Christmas tree farm in east Petaluma, the Pronzini Pumpkin Patch has a lot to offer families in the fall and it's definitely worth checking out! There's a lot to do here and you could literally hang out here all day!
The grounds here are decorated with vintage vehicles, flowers, and colorful decorations. Be on the lookout for the colorful Minion characters located throughout the place. They're everywhere and all have different personalities. They're great for a photo op, too!
Other fun attractions here include teepees, a straw bale maze, games like horseshoes and cornhole bean bag toss, pedal cars, a train, pony rides, and farm animals to visit. There's also an outdoors take on a Halloween haunted house—the Haunted Trail—which you can explore … if you dare. (The Haunted Trail is not recommended for children under 10 years old.)
Beyond all the fun activities is Pronzini's pumpkin patch, which features a variety of different pumpkins growing on the vine. You can pick your own pumpkin right off the vine here, and load it up into a wagon to bring back.
Pumpkin prices are really reasonable here, ranging from $1 for the smallest to $19 for the largest. They also offer a variety of gourds and other decorative winter squash.
Food is available at the Cowgirl Cafe, which offers family-friendly BBQ fare. We usually grab something to eat here when we visit and it's always been really good. You can also buy drinks and snacks at the main checkout stand.
We had a lot of fun on our visit to Pronzini's and it's definitely worth a trip this fall! Note that, due to COVID-19, masks must be worn, social distancing protocols must be observed, and some attractions, like the bounce houses and slides, are either gone or off-limits this season. Learn more about what they have to offer at www.pronzinitrees.com/pumpkin_patch.htm.
If You Go
Pronizini Pumpkin Patch is located 3795 Adobe Road in Petaluma, right next to Green String Farm (another one of our favorite spots in town) and down the road from Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park. It's open daily, weather permitting, through October 31. Hours: Monday–Thursday, 11 am–6 pm; Friday–Saturday, 10 am–6:30 pm; and Sunday, 10 am–6 pm; and 11 am–4 pm on Halloween. Admission to the pumpkin patch is free; attractions cost extra.
To get there from Marin, take Highway 101 to the East 116 Sonoma/Napa exit (exit 472B) and follow Lakeville Highway east. Turn left at Frates Road and continue until you get to the stop sign at Old Adobe Road. Continue straight onto Adobe Road. Pronzini Pumpkin Patch will be on your left in a little over a mile.
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