Fall Harvest Events and Activities
Harvest Time members in East Contra are going all out to provide holiday activities, a bit of learning, and a whole lot of fun for the kids this fall.From corn mazes to pumpkin patches, from pomegranates to pecan pie, your family can enjoy the best of what fall has to offer without leaving town. Special arrangements can also be made for schools, daycare providers or other youth groups to visit some members’ farms for an educational field trip.
Smith’s Family Farms
Smith’s Family Farms Fall Activities list includes live music, encounters with farm animals, an observation beehive, an herb garden where you can make a bouquet to take home, a replica Native American village, and a natural atmosphere you can only find on a real, working farm. A mile-long hayride takes visitors to our pumpkin patch, where each visitor gets their own pumpkin of any size. Pumpkins are free with admission, with additional pumpkins for sale at the fruit stand.
Smith Family Farms’ award-winning U-Pick also sells pomegranates and persimmons, and their stand is stocked with summer and fall produce like strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, apples, and butternut squash.
For more information, contact them at (925) 625-3544 or (925) 625-5966 or www.smithfamilyfarm.com
The Three Nunns
The Three Nunns Pumpkin Patch. Located at the corner of Vasco Road and Walnut Blvd. A pumpkin patch with more than 25 varieties and an interactive corn maze are both great activities to explore the farm and let off some energy. There are tractor rides too. Schools, daycares, and other groups are invited to enjoy a fun and educational group outing (please contact first).
Also available are a variety of fresh produce, including pomegranates, cucumbers, watermelons, bell peppers, cantaloupes, peppers, and decorative corn stalks and olive branches.
Located at 550 Walnut Blvd, Brentwood CA 94513. Cash or credit cards are accepted. Call 925.550.0870 or visit www.threenunns.com
Opening October 1st. Activities at G&S include a giant corn maze, pumpkin patch, and classes in carving or painting pumpkins. They also offer grade-appropriate education programs and field trips, which include farm tours, one pumpkin per student for take-home learning, and crafts upon request. These customizable experiences tailored to your classroom curriculum and student interests.
A local tradition, G&S (Ghiggeri and Stonebarger) is run by third-generation farmers, who in the 1990s became the first to grow the famous Brentwood Diamond sweet corn, now enjoyed all across the country.
G&S Farms is located at:
1151 Chestnut Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
*Parking available on site
For more information, call 916.717.8143, or visit https://www.gsfarms.net/seasonal-u-picks