PETALUMA, CA — Not even pumpkin patches are escaping the coronavirus in 2020. The ongoing pandemic means many of the region’s pumpkin patches have had to adjust hours, regulations and activities as they head into fall.
Fortunately, the coronavirus has only changed — not completely closed — your favorite pumpkin patch and its offerings this fall. Below is a list of some of our favorite pumpkin patches near Petaluma and around Sonoma County.
Petaluma Pumpkin Patch
Address: 450 Stony Point Road (alongside U.S. Highway 101), Petaluma, CA 94952
Hours: Sept. 25-Oct. 31; Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Attractions:5-acre Pumpkin Patch; 4-acre Night Corn Maze, 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 25-Oct. 31 (Weather permitting; Wear your non-scary COVID mask)
Pricing: Maze is $10 at night, $7 during the day
Pronzini Pumpkin Patch
Address: 3795 Adobe Road, Petaluma, CA 94954
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Halloween (Saturday, Oct. 31): 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Attractions: Following all COVID-19 Guidelines (no bounce house, slides or corn kernel pit); "We will be featuring the Cowgirl Cafe with delicious barbecue meals! We have many acres of pumpkins and fresh air! We will have an area for shaded picnic lunches... A children's haybale maze and hay mountain and pedal bikes. Pony rides on weekends."
Peter Pumpkin Patch at Petaluma Creamery
Address: 4235 Spring Hill Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
Hours: Oct. 1-31; Weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Weekends 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Attractions: Masks required for all; social distancing enforced. Pick your own organic pumpkin in the field (prices vary); Barbecue and Baked Beans on Weekends (prices vary); Homemade Ice Cream ($3 to $5); Organic Cheeses ($10); Free Admission; Free Parking; Free Hay Wagon; Free Corn Maze; Free Hay Maze; Free Hay Pyramid; Free Cow-Milking Demonstrations
Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch
Address: 5157 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Hours: Opening Oct. 9; Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (closed on rainy days)
Attractions: 30-acre farm with a Corn Maze and many other activities (maze closes one hour before Pumpkin Patch closes)
Editor's Note: If we missed your favorite pumpkin patch, be sure to share it with readers in the comments section!