For a great time and for fresh produce, visit Underwood Family Farm in Moorpark. My family loves the annual Fall Harvest Festival in October. There are rides and activities for the kids, music and entertainment, tractor rides, special events (like Oktoberfest and Cowboy Weekend), tasty food, farm animals galore and lots and lots of pumpkins, squash, gourds and other Fall goodies.
This is also a great place for kids' birthday parties. There are animal shows, tractor rides, pony rides, mini train ride, play area, hay stack, animal feeding and other really fun activities for the kids. I, uh, I mean my 4 year old especially loves feeding carrots to the goats, donkeys, alpacas, emus and horsies. Feeding the chickens, birds, rabbits and other animals are also great fun. It is also fun taking the kids to pick your own strawberries and veggies.
There are other great events at Underwood. From the day after Thanksgiving to a week before Christmas the farm is festively decorated and there are cool tractor rides with Santa and other goings on. There's also usually a large Easter event geared towards the kids each year. The Moorpark location is generally closed though from late December through February during the winter season.
Underwood Family Farm is located at 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark (805.529.3690). Another location is at 5696 Los Angeles Avenue, Somis (805.386.4660). Visit www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com for more information.
Hours are: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (daylight savings time), 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (standard time), weather and farm conditions permitting. Admission is $3.00 per person Monday-Friday and $6.00 per person weekends & major holidays. Children under 2 are free.
Admission to the Fall Harvest Festival was $12 in 2013. A wide variety of activities are free at the Farm Center, while others, such as pony rides, train rides, petting corral, and others have individual prices. See details at www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com/admission_tickets.html#Tickets_for_Activities.