Fun on the Pumpkin Farm

Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm

Travelling south from San Francisco in October 2011 we stopped off for some fun at a pumpkin farm.

Farmer John's shed

Halloween never used to be a big thing in the UK. And although it is more commercial now, as at this time of year there are pumpkins and fancy dress costumes in supermarkets, we still have nothing on the USA.

Pumpkins galore

It was a real family outing, families out choosing your pumpkin out of the huge selection of all shapes and sizes is a big thing. They take quite a few to decorate their homes with.


I wonder who bought this one?

rude food

Cute little carts for the kids and the pumpkins.

Family fun

Teepees and straw houses to play in. Even for the big kids.


Straw house

Silly photo opportunities.

I'll take this one

Some help here

Cute pumpkins.

Mushroom pumpkin

Odd pumpkins.

Ugly pumpkin

Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.

Pumpkins everywhere

If you are thinking of a Californian road trip, I highly recommend that you go in late October. Seeing California getting ready for Halloween was really interesting for us Brits, as to be honest Halloween is a bit tacky in Britain. In California it was fun and had a real holiday feel to it. And the weather at that time of year was really good.



2 thoughts on “Fun on the Pumpkin Farm

  1. Wow, I’ve never been to a pumpkin farm before and considering how much I love them for their interesting shapes and their delicious taste, I’d definitely love to visit one. at some point 🙂

    1. Franca, you must get out to California in October. I loved the pumpkin farms, the food, and seeing all the houses decorated for Halloween.

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