Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Festival 10/4-10/5


Start your fall mornings at Bates Nut Farm this weekend with the Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast from 7-10 a.m. each day.     Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee and orange juice for just $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids.    Proceeds benefit local charities.

Next be sure to check out the eighty artisans selling handmade crafts and fine art at the “Pumpkin Festival” Arts ‘n Crafts Fair.   Admire and shop for beautiful jewelry, woodworking, candles, toys and many other unique items.  Bates’ famous Pumpkin Patch will also be open with tractor hayrides, straw maze, pony rides, food & live entertainment both days from 12 – 3.  Valley Center High Jazz performs on Saturday and the Boogie Brothers take the stage on Sunday.  Admission and parking are free, for more information click here.


Don’t forget to visit the PUMPKIN PATCH:  Over 50 years of fall traditions and memories have been created at the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch. Family and friends enjoy the tractor hayrides, straw maze, petting corral and pony rides.  Grab a wheelbarrow and pick from variety of pumpkins: Big Macs, Ghost, Cinderella, Jack O’ Lantern, minis, squash, gourds and other fall décor.  In addition, weekends at Bates include live entertainment from 12:00 -3:00, BBQ, kettle corn, food trucks, rock climb, bounce, slide and other family friendly events.  Admission and parking are free, for more information click here.

New this year at Bates Nut Farm is “FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE FARM” Extended hours for more fun in the Pumpkin Patch. Open until 8:00 on Friday, October 10 & 17. Bring a flashlight, and don’t forget your camera!  Weekday hours for the pumpkin patch are M-F 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and weekends Sat-Sun 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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