The Santa Paula Rotary Pumpkin Patch is BACK in 2016 at the Limoneira Ranch in Santa Paula this October. The patch will be bigger and better than ever and guests will be treated to a brand new 5 acre Corn MaiZe.
The Pumpkin Patch, previously held at Santa Paula-based Faulkner Farm, has been relocated to Limoneira’s Olivelands Ranch where the global agribusiness began back in 1893 and still operates, producing citrus and avocados.
Families can easily spend a full day at the patch enjoying music, delicious fall food favorites, and old-fashioned hay wagon rides through acres of pumpkins, squash and gourds. Visitors will experience flying pumpkins from a recreated French Trebuchet (aka Pumpkin Chucker), and 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, animals to see and hold and food, 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.
The Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch will be open 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 and the Corn MaiZe is $10.00 (which includes admission to the Pumpkin Patch). The Pumpkin Patch is located on Foothill Road in Santa Paula just across from the Olivelands School. Visit www.PumpkinPatchAtLimoneiraRanch.com to learn more.