Our Guide to East County Pumpkin Patches
Article and photos By Daisy Sharrock
| Leon Thompson.
Bear Padilla checks out pumpkins at Bates Nut Farm.
is something wonderful about autumn. Even here in East County, where the temperature
dips only a fraction compared to much of the country, you can still feel a
tinge of crisp coolness ushering in the holiday season. First
up on the holiday roster is my family’s hands-down favorite: Halloween.
Autumn makes me think of scarlet maple trees, pumpkin pie, grinning jack-o’-lanterns,
hay rides and corn mazes, yummy pumpkin pie, costumes, and did I mention the
delicious pumpkin pie? What’s not to love? This is family frolic at its
best. Fortunately, East County has a great line-up of pumpkin patches
with activities to make even the gravest ghoul crack a smile. So as your
family gets ready to indulge this Halloween, be sure to check out one (or more)
of these neighborhood pumpkin patches and join in the fun!