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A place to ‘live it up’ this Fall

In these parts, October means ‘Fall colour,’ Pumpkin patches and Halloween. And pumpkin patches mean ‘many, many pumpkins,’ corn mazes and hayrides. That was why I insisted on not...
Pumpkins, Dell'Osso Farms, Lathrope

In these parts, October means ‘Fall colour,’ Pumpkin patches and Halloween. And pumpkin patches mean ‘many, many pumpkins,’ corn mazes and hayrides. That was why I insisted on not picking up pumpkins-for-carving when we went Halloween costume-shopping in Walmart a few weeks back.

For a couple of years now, we’ve been carving pumpkins and having fun doing it. If you haven’t tried doing it, maybe you should. It is not as difficult as it looks. And then, there’s the satisfaction you get from looking at the jack-o-lantern(s) you created.

Ok, coming back to the Pumpkin patches, it is a place you might want to check out if you find yourself in the United States in the month of October. If you have you kids you must take them there. Just seeing the bright colour of pumpkins is such a happy sight. I’m sure they’d like go pick up some pumpkins and try carving them. Just look up farms that grow pumpkins and are open to the public. Chances are that these patches come with some fun activities for kids and sometimes even adults.

And if you find yourself in Northern California, there’s this place I would recommend — Dell’Osso (Family) Farm in Lathrop. Lathrop is some 70 miles east of San Francisco. This year, ‘this’ is where we went to get our pumpkins. This farm turns into a full-fledged ‘patch’ with not just the pumpkins and hayrides but has a long list of attractions, activities and even stalls selling food that it made me feel like I was at a county fair.

Dell’Osso Farm is where you can —

Fall Fair, North Cal
get on a speedway,

 

Fall festivities in Dell osso, Lathrop

 

Fall festivities at Dell Osso
or paint pumpkins,

 

Fall festivities in Dell osso, Lathrop
or climb a tire pyramid,

 

Fall festivities at Dell Osso, Lathrop
or get your hands dirty doing gem-mining with a bag of soil,

 

Play Cinderalla, Pumpkin carriage
or pose inside a pumpkin carriage,

 

Fall festivities at Dell Osso, Lathrop
or walk on aerial ropes

 

Fall festivities at Dell Osso, Lathrop
or shoot pumpkins like you would, canon balls,

 

Fall festivities at Dell Osso, Lathrop
or take a joyride in a toy train,

 

Dell Osso Farm, Lathrop
or halloween – souvenir shop,

 

Dell Osso Farm, Lathrop

 

Pumpkins stocked up, Lathrop
or just pick pumpkins for carving.

But that is not all that this farm has spread out for this harvest season; there’s a corn maize, zip line, petting zoo, haunted castle and a few rides to name a few things on the list.

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  • Ranjana’s craft blog
    25 October 2015 at 4:56 am

    Everywhere pumpkins 🙂 You must have enjoyed a lot.

    • dNambiar
      25 October 2015 at 8:19 pm

      That was the best part for me — the sight of so many pumpkins.:)
      Thank you for coming by, Ranjana. 🙂

  • R Niranjan Das
    25 October 2015 at 5:56 am

    Quite a fun place for kids. 🙂

    • dNambiar
      25 October 2015 at 8:20 pm

      These 'patches' are usually a fun place for kids. But this particular place seemed to have fun activities for people of all ages.

  • Prasad Np
    25 October 2015 at 6:48 am

    Absolutely fun place and sure I would like to find a gem or two. Also those ropes have invoked the spider man in me 🙂

    • dNambiar
      25 October 2015 at 8:22 pm

      The idea of dirtying your hands and finding little gems! What fun!! And the dirt came with cards with info to identify the stones.

    • dNambiar
      25 October 2015 at 8:24 pm

      Sounds like something you might want to try. It looked pretty safe. The participants had harnesses on.

  • Bikram
    25 October 2015 at 3:13 pm
    • dNambiar
      25 October 2015 at 8:31 pm

      This seems to be one of the most happening pumpkin patches I have been to. 🙂

    • magiceye
      26 October 2015 at 1:33 am

      Great place to spend the weekend with family! Do they have lodging facilities too? #justasking 🙂

    • dNambiar
      26 October 2015 at 9:32 pm

      It really is. There's something for everyone at 'this' patch. 🙂
      That's a great question, Magiceye. No. But that would have been great.

  • rupam sarma
    26 October 2015 at 2:32 am

    Nice post, Awesome pics

    • dNambiar
      26 October 2015 at 9:30 pm

      Thank you, Rupam.
      I love your last skywatch picture. Stunning!!

  • Indrani
    26 October 2015 at 2:44 am

    Such a wonderful activity oriented place for kids.
    Great captures! I like the first orange shot very much. You have done well by dressing her in orange. 🙂

    • dNambiar
      26 October 2015 at 9:46 pm

      Yeah, that was fun. My SIL was visiting and I thought, because she was here around this time of the year, it would be nice to show her a pumpkin patch.

      Thank you. 🙂 Both my little ones were dressed in Pumpkin colours. 😉

  • Archana Kapoor
    26 October 2015 at 4:04 am

    am missing the fun since I am in Mumbai this week… 🙂
    but i had bought the pumpkins and kept them at home… 😉

    • dNambiar
      26 October 2015 at 9:47 pm

      You are? Weren't you in Vegas a few days ago?
      You should try carving them. It's so much fun. 🙂

      Have a fab holiday!!

  • Rahul Bhatia
    26 October 2015 at 4:16 am

    A thoroughly enjoyable post, Divya

    • dNambiar
      26 October 2015 at 9:47 pm

      🙂
      Thank you, Mr. Bhatia.

  • Rajesh
    26 October 2015 at 4:21 am

    Beautiful and innovative decorations with pumpkins.

    • dNambiar
      26 October 2015 at 9:48 pm

      It is 'that' time of the year. 🙂

  • Maitreni Mishra
    26 October 2015 at 5:44 am

    Indeed a beautiful place and those pumpkins tempt me so much! ^_^

    • dNambiar
      26 October 2015 at 9:49 pm

      I swear they were such a happy sight.
      Thank you for visiting, Maitreni. 🙂

  • Yogi Saraswat
    26 October 2015 at 7:29 am

    Nice post, Awesome pics !!

    • dNambiar
      26 October 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you, Yogi. 🙂

  • Roohi Bhatnagar
    26 October 2015 at 9:11 am

    wow. lucky you. Looks like a fun place for families with young kids 🙂

    • dNambiar
      26 October 2015 at 9:51 pm

      It is, Roohi. Pumpkin patches are such fun places for kids.
      But this one seemed to have some activities for adults as well.

  • Leena Walawalkar
    26 October 2015 at 10:23 am

    Wow! Those pumpkins look so cute! Lovely pics and nice post 🙂

    • dNambiar
      26 October 2015 at 9:53 pm

      I really enjoyed the sight of those pumpkins.
      Thank you so much, Leena. Nice to see you here. Welcome. 🙂

  • umashankar
    26 October 2015 at 5:04 pm

    This is more than a travelogue, it's pumpkins! The amount of fun you seem to be having is just not fair!

    • dNambiar
      26 October 2015 at 9:54 pm

      😀 It is 'that' time of the year, after all. And my sis-in-law was visiting, so I thought it would be great to show her a pumpkin patch; we saved this trip for the weekend she was here. 🙂

  • joshi daniel
    26 October 2015 at 5:40 pm

    that first picture is so cute 🙂

    • dNambiar
      26 October 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Thank you Joshi.
      It's become one of my favourites of the season.

      Thank you for coming by. 🙂

  • Rat
    26 October 2015 at 9:14 pm
    • dNambiar
      26 October 2015 at 9:56 pm

      It was, Meera.
      🙂 Thank you. 😉

  • POTPOURRIOFMYLIFE !
    28 October 2015 at 8:00 am

    Amazin post ! Loved the first pic a lot 🙂 hope to visit this place when i visit US next time..looks like a lot of fun !!!! 😀 . I was planning to celebrate Haloween and den decided not to …:)

    • dNambiar
      29 October 2015 at 2:58 am

      Thank you, Miss Jose.
      If you are here in Fall, you'll get to see this place like this; with all its pumpkins and all. It is a seasonal event 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by.

  • Mridula
    28 October 2015 at 8:49 am

    Love all your pictures! Pumpkin ones a little more!

    • dNambiar
      29 October 2015 at 2:59 am

      Thank you, Mridula.
      The pumpkins — I'm sure. 🙂

  • Vinny Evelyn
    28 October 2015 at 9:56 am

    Well captured pics 🙂 Every pic resembles perfect Halloween party.

    • dNambiar
      29 October 2015 at 3:03 am

      Thank you, Vinny.
      Welcome here.

  • Somali K Chakrabarti
    29 October 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Pumpkins pumpkins everywhere. The carriage is lovely.

  • Andapo
    18 January 2016 at 10:47 am

    Nice stuff… the farm has lots of fun activities besides colorful pumpkins, its fun to go there for sure.

  • Maria
    18 January 2016 at 10:49 am

    I like the colorful pumpkins and the Tyre pyramid… nice pictures of the farm.

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