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Petaluma Pumpkin Patch & Amazing Corn Maze
October 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2017
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2017
Anticipation for harvest season starts in July because everyone driving Highway 101 can see Petaluma Pumpkin Patch just west of the freeway. There are rows upon rows of corn seedlings – planted from 150,000 corn seeds –that by October will be 10 feet tall and sculpted into the 4-acre Amazing Corn Maze.
The Pumpkin Patch is the passion of 4th generation Sonoma County farmer Jim Groverman who for 20 years, has been creating an “agro-tainment” experience. The challenging corn maze is an attraction unto itself but many visitors also come for the authentic farm experience. Farmer Jim plants 35 varieties of pumpkins in the 5-acre patch. Giant, dwarf, smooth, warty…pumpkins for cooking, carving or creating a unique harvest display…there are literally tons of options. In addition to pumpkins, there is a rainbow of squash and gourds grown on the farm that make beautiful decorations or delicious eating.
The Amazing Corn Maze is legendary for testing visitors’ navigation abilities. A new design is created every year so that even experienced maze runners face a new challenge to find the one way out. Plan on about 45 minutes to complete the maze. To add to the fun, second-story viewing platforms have been added so that you can watch the progress of your family and friends. For those seeking a spooky experience, bring a flashlight and your courage for the Night Maze!
There is no admission charge to the pumpkin patch, free parking and many free activities – in addition to picking the perfect pumpkin – for families. Kids love scrambling up the straw mountain created from 500 hay bales, digging in the Corn Kernel Sand Box, and visiting the farm animals.