We’re going all-in on the fall weather here at SACtoday — and after the summer we’ve had, can you really blame us?
Of course, with the first leaves descending to the ground comes the time-honored tradition of jack-o'-lanterns — and promptly leaving them on your porch and forgetting about them until they rot like deflated balloons. With that in mind, here are five pumpkin patches around Sacramento you should carve out time to visit.
🎃 Boa Vista Orchards, 2952 Carson Rd., Placerville
Mon.-Sun., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Located in Apple Hill, this pumpkin patch is stocked with new gourds every day and is dotted with cutouts + backdrops for you to pose in front of. Pro tip: Check out our guide to spending a day in Apple Hill for more fun activities as well.
🎃 Vierra Farms, 3010 Burrows Ave., West Sacramento
Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. + Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
The city’s largest pumpkin patch also has a cornucopia of activities for visitors to enjoy, from pig races to princess shows — not to mention sandwiches, apple cider cinnamon donuts, and more, too.
🎃 Cool Patch Pumpkins, 6150 Dixon Ave. West, Dixon
Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Come for a pumpkin, stay for the largest corn maze in the world. You can also take a corn bath —whatever the heck that is — for just $5.
🎃 Fog Willow Farms, 11011 Cecatra Dr., Wilton
Mon.-Fri., 12-6 p.m. + Sat.-Sun. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Hop on a hay ride, pet some pretty critters, grab your ‘kin, and do it all while chowing down on some homemade fudge.
🎃 Rickey Ranch Pumpkin Farm, 6950 Cavitt Stallman Rd., Granite Bay
Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m.-Sunset
Take a ride on some vintage farm equipment and see if you can spot all the skeletons hidden around this Placer County farm.
Still not enough pumpkin for you? Elk Grove’s 28th Annual Giant Pumpkin Festival returns for free on Sat., Oct. 1, at Elk Grove Park.