Monday, September 28, 2015

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Here in L.A. it may not yet feel like fall but the calendar says otherwise which means all of my favorite things have made or are making their triumphant returns!  I'm beyond ready to say goodbye to summer and hello to harvest festivals, falling leaves, sweater weather and pumpkin spice everything!  Sadly, last year our family's favorite fall festival at Pierce College closed it's doors for good so I'm currently in search of an equally amazing experience in the L.A. area.  Suggestions are welcome but here are a few I've found so far:

Foreneris Farms in Mission Hills opens October 3rd.  Admission is $15 per person (cash only/ATM on site) and includes a corn maze (I have a weird thing for corn mazes) and a tractor pull.  This one is a strong possibility for us seeing as it's right here in the San Fernando Valley.

Those hoping for a celebrity sighting will likely opt for Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch  but I avoid it for this very reason.  If you do decide this one's for you, admission is free on weekdays.  By the way, it has apparently outgrown it's previous location and is now located at West L.A. College in Culver City.

I hear that Riley's Farm in Oak Glen is totally worth the drive if you're looking for the colonial experience (and I am.  I soooo am).  Apparently after you've picked the perfect U-Pick pumpkin you can stick around for dinner and relive The Legend of Sleepy Hollow where the Headless Horseman is said to make an appearance. Prices vary depending on what you want to do and there is a lot to do there!

If you've had your fill of pumpkin patches and want to do something a little different you can hop on the Filmore Train to Ichabog which is a 40 minute ride to, you guessed it- a pumpkin patch!  Or bigger kids like my oldest may like the Zombie Hunter Train instead.  Either way, both are a break from the norm.   

Whether you visit these locations or others, don't forget your water and sunscreen.  Summer has still not gotten the memo we are heading into October.  That's your cue.  You can go now!

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