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12471 Foothill Rd
Santa Paula , CA 93060
The twenty thousand people from Southern California (and beyond) that typically arrive for Santa Paula Rotary’s Pumpkin Patch are in for a treat this year. The Limoneira Ranch, with wide open green vistas framed by mountains, will be the site of fall fun in October with Santa Paula Rotary’s bigger and better than ever Pumpkin Patch and brand new 5 acre Corn MaiZe.
The Pumpkin Patch, previously held at Santa Paula-based Faulkner Farm has been relocated to the Limoneira Olivelands Ranch.
Visitors to the patch will experience flying pumpkins from a recreated French Trebuchet (aka Pumpkin chucker). Kids and the young at heart can catapult pumpkins thousands of feet towards the “Castle” and win prizes. There’s also a towering hay pyramid, hay maze, FFA animals to sold-fashioned hay wagon rides through the groves, acres of pumpkins, squash and gourds, food, wine, beer, crafts, live entertainment and a harvest of fun.
New to this year’s Pumpkin Patch will be a gigantic corn MaiZe. Visitors fortunate enough to stumble onto the correct pathways may exit the MaiZe in less than 30 minutes; the more directionally-challenged may wander the puzzles for a couple of hours providing a source of recreation that is fun for all ages, clean, educational and unique. The MaiZe being created at the Pumpkin Patch has been featured on CNN, National Geographic, CBS, NBC, Discovery, People Magazine and more. (NOTE: no one will be admitted to the CornMaiZe after 4:30 p.m.)
Santa Paula Rotarian Mike Mobley said, “We’re really excited about the MaiZe and this year’s Patch. Limoneira Ranch is “the” place to pick a perfect pumpkin, have fun and learn a little something about agriculture, whether you come with your kids, grandparents, spouse, date or school. It just seems to appeal to everyone."
Treasure your autumn each weekend this October at The Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch. Saturdays and Sundays in October: 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30 between 10am and 5 pm. School Trips, by reservation, take place on Fridays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28th. Admission is $5.00 for the pumpkin patch only and the Corn MaiZe is $10.00 (which includes admission to the Pumpkin Patch). Children under 2 will be admitted free. The Pumpkin Patch is located at 12471 Foothill Road in Santa Paula, California just across from the Olivelands School.