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, 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. We love feeding carrots to the goats, donkeys, alpacas, emus and horses. Feeding the chickens, birds, rabbits and other animals is also great fun.
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 from late December through February during the winter season.
Underwood Family Farm is located at 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark (805.529.3690).
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 personMonday-Friday and $6.00 per person weekends and major holidays. Children under 2 are free. Visit www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com for more information.
Admission to the Fall Harvest Festival is $15 in 2015. 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.
Underwood also has a location at 5696 Los Angeles Avenue, Somis (805.386.4660), which includes a farm market, animal center and pick your own berries. The farm center in Somis is open every day, year round. Animals on hand at the Somis location include sheep, alpacas, chickens and pygmy goats. Stop by and picnic with them! There is no admission charge at this much smaller location.