Fall is the best time of year, the air becomes cooler, night comes a little sooner, and the beautiful fall leaves that everyone loves begin to fall. The feeling of fall is different to everyone to some it is finally having a pumpkin spiced latte’ and to others it is Bates Nut Farm. For over 50 years Bates Nut Farm has given us amazing fall traditions and memories at the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch.
Opening a couple of days after the official start of fall on Thursday, September 24th and running until Halloween night itself Saturday, October 31st. Family and friends can 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. Check our calendar for details and schedule.
Admission is free. $5.00 parking on October weekends.
On Saturday September 26th and Sunday September 27th don’t miss the Tractor Parade! Antique tractors from EDGETA Branch 22 and Vista Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum will circle the farm at 11:00 and 2:00 each day of the show. After you watch the parade, be sure to see the rest of the show featuring antique tractors, trucks, washing machines, toys, tools, pumps, and stationary engines. There will also be demonstrations of quilt making on hand cranked sewing machines, blacksmithing, and ice cream making.
BBQ lunch will be available for purchase from our own “What’s Cookin'” BBQ from 11 – 3.
Dogs on a leash are welcome at the farm. We are sorry, but only service dogs are allowed inside our stores. Thank you for cleaning up after your pet!