Pumpkins, falling leaves and cooler nights prove that it’s finally fall, my most favorite time of the year. Everything about fall I absolutely love – sweaters, caramel apples, and pumpkins galore! There are many pumpkin patches in and around Sacramento, but the one that I crown the “king of patches” is Bishop’s.
Bishop’s Pumpkin farm is located at 1415 Pumpkin Lane in Wheatland (approximately 40 minutes from Downtown Sacramento). They have finally opened the farm for the 2017 season, and crowds have already been enjoying the hay rides and gathering their pumpkins for the fall. If you have never been to Bishops, then be prepared. You will need an entire day to enjoy all they have to offer! The farm can get busy on the weekends, but if you plan your day accordingly (like Disneyland), and then you can have a sensational fall day full of fun and excitement.
Some of the attractions at Bishop’s include hay Rides, a corn maze, Sunflower Labyrinth, pony rides, zip line, train rides, petting zoo, pig races and so much more!My family has been making memories at Bishops since…well, since I was a kid. And that is a VERY long time. Some of the activities my kids enjoy most are gold (marble) panning, inflatable pillow jumping, running through the pumpkin and apple orchards and of course, eating a caramel apple!
This year, Bishop’s has added something new – Movies on the farm. Every Saturday in October, they will be showing a different movie. Free with regular admission, but you’ll want to bring some chairs and a blanket to enjoy one of the family friendly movies on the big screen. Here is the lineup:
September 30: Sing
October 7: Secret Life of Pets
October 14: Minions
October 21: Beauty and the Beast
October 28: Hotel Transylvania
Admission to Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm is free and parking is free through the month of September. and then in October there is a parking charge on the weekends only. All activities have an additional charge for which you can purchase tickets. And if you get hungry while you’re there? There are also several dining options including great pies to take home (Thanksgiving is just around the corner).
Plan out your day by visiting the website to determine what attractions your family would like to participate in, and then purchase your tickets and get ready to make some fall memories!
By Heather Crivellone