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Fall Pumpkin Patches in Reno
Crisp leaves are beginning to fall and a cool breeze can be felt in the air. These signs can only point to one thing: pumpkin patch season! There are plenty of pumpkins to pick in the Reno-Sparks area. Make your way to Andelin Family Farm, Ferrari Farms, Corley Ranch, and Silver Valley Pumpkins to find your gorgeous gourds.
Andelin Family Farm
Andelin Family Farm boasts a rich history dating back to the early 1900s. It all started with the Gaspari family who traveled from Northern Italy and were known for their diligent work ethic. The Andelin family purchased the farm in the early 1980s from the Gaspari family. Although many things have changed over the years, the farm is still home to buildings, barns, and houses that stand as reminders of the days of the Gaspari family.
History is not the only thing you’ll find on this farm. During the fall season, Andelin Family Farm turns into a fall fun extravaganza! Andelin’s Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch includes a wide assortment of pumpkins to choose from that are priced according to variety and weight. Included in the Fall Festival admission ticket are fun activities such as a hay ride, cow train, duck races, sling shooting, hay jumping, hamster wheel, and so much more.
The season wouldn’t be complete without a little scare. Venture through the Corn Creepers path if you dare! This thrilling activity includes walking a trail in the dark paired with appearances from spooky actors that are guaranteed to give you a fright! Andelin Family Farm also has the Zombie Paintball Apocalypse and a Scarecrow Paintball Safari for adventure seekers.
Andelin Family Farm is located at 8100 Pyramid Way in Sparks, and is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Every fall since 1997, Ferrari Farms in urban Reno has opened its pumpkin patch to the public, and it continues to grow in popularity. In addition to pumpkins, Ferrari boasts a corn maze, hay rides, farm animals, bounce house, mechanical bull, food booths, and a zombie paintball hunt.
Purchased in 1913 by Dominico and Caterina Ferrari, Ferrari Farms is still a family-run farm and hosts fun activities all year round. With more than 40 varieties of pumpkins, squash, and gourds, every member of the family will be able to pick out their perfect carvable companion this autumn.
You’ll definitely want to say hello to some of the animals when you visit. Chickens, goats, and more occupy this quaint Reno farm and they’re always a treat for the little ones to greet. Ferrari Farms is free to visit and enjoy, so be sure to stop by this local pumpkin playground. The venue also hosts weddings, corporate events, and parties, so ask the staff about holding your fall event in a beautiful farm setting.
Ferrari Farms is located at 4701 Mill Street in Reno, and is open Sunday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fall in love with Corley Ranch’s 300 acres of lush land nestled in the Carson Valley of Northern Nevada. In addition to its Harvest Festival, Corley Ranch specializes in raising cattle and farming hay, giving each visitor a real-time ranch feeling.
Thousands of pumpkins await to be picked at Corley Ranch. During October, pumpkin sales and the Country Store are open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pumpkins aside, this ranch knows how to celebrate the season! Visitors can feed and pet farm animals, take an exciting ride on one of the trains, hay wagons, or tractors, and carve their pumpkin to perfection. While the kids play, be sure to sample local honeys and jams at the food and craft vendors.
A weekend general admission ticket gives access to the hay slide, kiddie land straw maze, farm animal area, miniature golf, pig races, hay wagon ride, and corn maze. Some activities may be limited during the weekdays.
With a multitude of pumpkins to pick and fun-for-all activities, you’ll spend an entire day living your best life on the farm.
Corley Ranch is located at 859 US Hwy 395 in Gardnerville, and is open every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Silver Valley Farm
Located right here in the Biggest Little City, Silver Valley Farm is best known for providing high-quality products and old-fashioned customer service.
With 20 acres dedicated to pumpkins, it won’t be hard to find your ideal match. Silver Valley Farm offers a wide variety of locally grown pumpkins and decorative corn, making it a one-stop shop for your seasonal decor.
Once you’ve picked your pumpkin, head over to one of the many exciting activities Silver Valley Farm offers. Bounce around on inflatable attractions for all ages, including themed bounce houses featuring some of our favorite characters like Cinderella, Snow White, Batman, and Superman. A giant slide, obstacle course, corn maze, giant tire jungle, and gold mine are also on the lineup.
Silver Valley Farm does not charge an entrance fee, allowing visitors to enjoy the farm in their own special way.
Silver Valley Farm is located at 3995 Bacon Rind Road in Reno, and is open Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.