October 4, 2016

Le Boyfriend and I kicked off our fall and spent the afternoon at the Pumpkin Patch in Tanaka Farms this past weekend. This was the closest pumpkin patch near us and they had a variety of other activities to enjoy. It was a great way to spend an afternoon and start of the holiday season festivities!

See our entire date in the video below :)

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GETTING HERE // When you are on University Drive, turn into Strawberry Farms Rd. You may miss it because it's one of those streets that splits off into two different streets. If you see Michelson Drive, look in the opposite direction and you will see Strawberry Farms Road.

PARKING // Once you are on Strawberry Farms Rd. you will see signs that will guide you to the parking area. Parking is free! It's a dirt lot, but the area is well organized and you will know exactly where you can park. You will see signs that point to the entrance as well as the exit so you can easily find your way out too. Don't forget to remember where you parked!

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ADMISSION // There is an entry fee of $2/person which you can pay in cash or card right before entering. The main attractions (pumpkin patch and corn maze) are free with admission, but some attractions cost extra. I would say it's reasonably priced at $3/person for the petting zoo and $5/person for the wagon ride.

THE PUMPKIN PATCH // Of course, we can't go to a pumpkin patch and not pick out the perfect pumpkin! They have so many pumpkins that vary in sizes, colors, and even textures! Some were smooth and some were bumpy. They also sell a variety of gourds and mini pumpkins on the way out if you are looking for other varieties or something smaller.

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OTHER FUN ACTIVITIES // The farm has many activities as well as some just for kids. We did the corn maze which was easy and not difficult to navigate through and went on the wagon ride. We opted for the wagon ride instead of the petting zoo purely because the wagon ride looked more fun (hahaha). I do regret not going to the petting zoo and petting the cute goats! Also, make sure to check out the pumpkin cannon where they launch a pumpkin! Some of these activities are only available on the weekends only so double check their website before visiting.

FOOD // Like some of the activities, food is only available on weekends. They sell entrees, snacks, drinks, and snow cones! We went after lunch so we were not hungry enough to try some of the foods. However, we did get a strawberry lemonade which Le Boyfriend loved.  Take a look at the different types of food they sell below! 

TIPS // Things to know and keep in mind when you venture out to the pumpkin patch in Tanaka Farms!
  • Wear closed toed shoes that you don't mind getting dirty! - You will be stepping on loose dirt, hay, and stems of plants!
  • Bring sun protectants. - There is not a lot of shade so don't forget your sunglasses, sunscreen, and hat when visiting.
  • Bring some H2O - You will do lots of walking and standing under the sun so remember to hydrate.

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