Make it a Happy Halloween!
November, 2019 - Issue #182
photography by Tara Rochelle
photography by Tara Rochelle

Gilchrist Farm Hosts New Pop Up Location in Valencia They're bringing the farm to you! Located inside the Westfield Valencia Town Center, you'll find a small pop-up pumpkin patch with pumpkins, crafts, picture opportunities and more. Meanwhile, back at the Farm, it's a sweet taste of the Harvest Festival Gilchrist Farm hosts every day through October 31. Weekend wristbands are available for just $25 and include pony rides, the petting zoo, maze, archery, slide, wagon and train rides. On Fridays, enjoy live music and food from 3pm to 6pm. For a full lineup of the fun-filled experience, including goat-milking demos and pumpkin sling shots, log on.

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Experience 15 Acres of Fall Festivity for Families
Last year's pumpkin patch at Limoneira Ranch drew over 20,000 people from far and wide - and this year's patch is pushing the wow factor even higher. Nestled among lemon groves, framed by mountains and country air, the 15-acre Pumpkin Patch, including a five-acre Corn MaiZe, is family fun for all on a real farm that has been in operation for over 100 years. Visitors will be able to climb the towering hay pyramid, see and hold Future Farmers of America (FFA) animals, take guided tours in old-fashioned hay wagon rides through the groves and enjoy festive foods, live entertainment and more. The patch features a recreated French Trebuchet (catapult) that challenges folks, for an extra charge, to hurl pumpkins at the "castle" and win prizes. And there are perfect pumpkins and gourds far and wide for sale.

Super exciting this year is the newly-designed five-acre "Amazement" Corn MaiZe. Visitors fortunate enough to stumble onto the correct pathways may exit the MaiZe in less than 30 minutes; but the more directionally-challenged may take a couple of hours, providing a source of recreation that is fun for all ages, clean, educational and unique. Many people have watched the Santa Paula Rotary MaiZe grow by looking at images on social media. The MaiZe used at the Pumpkin Patch has been featured by CNN, National Geographic, CBS, NBC, Discovery, People Magazine and more.

All proceeds from the Santa Paula Rotary Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch support local charities, civic organizations and schools. Celebrate the fall this year by visiting The Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch each weekend this October. Admission is $8, children 2 and under are free. The MaiZe is an additional $10 fee. The Pumpkin Patch is located at 12471 Foothill Road in Santa Paula, a gorgeous 30-minute drive on historic California Highway 126 from Valencia.
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