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Shadelands Ranch Pumpkin Patch
2660 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek
Reviewed 10/02/13 by Hauntmistress
This pumpkin patch is located on a busy street, but it offers a little pumpkin oasis in Walnut Creek. Located on the grounds of the Shadelands Ranch Museum, the Shadelands Ranch Pumpkin Patch is nestled under majestic trees and adjacent to a beautiful 1903 redwood-framed Colonial Revival home that was built by Walnut Creek pioneer Hiram Penniman.
The pumpkin patch doesn’t take up that much room on the property but it still seems like a good size patch. You will not find any inflatable jumpers (thankfully), but what you will find are beautiful pumpkins, fun cut outs and displays for photo opportunities, and wheelbarrows for hauling your pumpkins to the parking lot.
There are mostly the standard orange pumpkins to choose from, sitting nicely on hay, but there are a few white and a few warty pumpkins sprinkled throughout the patch. The pumpkins can be a bit pricey, with a larger one coming in at $32. But there are a good variety of miniature pumpkins for $1 each, as well as Indian corn. Credit cards are accepted.
Once you pick out your pumpkin, head over to one of the two picnic tables for pumpkin painting. Other fun activities for kids includes a small hay fort and a petting zoo, which houses adorable little bunnies, with piggies, goats, and chicks due soon, according to the owner. Additionally, the patch offers a free movie for kids every Saturday at 7 pm with free popcorn!
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