Dave’s Pumpkin Patch

23rd October 2014 - by Chris Saizan

Dave’s Pumpkin Patch

Dave’s Pumpkin Patch is one of West Sac’s best kept secrets, in my opinion.

For 11 months out of the year it is known as Vierra Farms, a family farm/produce stand/wedding venue. (I was there a lot when corn was ripe Р fresh picked corn for $1 an ear? Yes please.)

Then in October, they bring in the pony rides, turn the corn field into a haunted maze, set up a photo booth and the farm transforms into a little pumpkin carnival.

Dave’s Pumpkin Patch is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.

Dave's pumpkin patch truck

Some of the things there, you wouldn’t think were a big deal – like the hay bale pyramid – but according to Taylor (the nice girl at the entrance) some families make it a tradition to take their annual family photo on the pyramid.

When I was there today, the most popular attraction was a sandbox filled with corn kernels. Who’d have thought?

Daves pumpkin patch wagons

It’s not on their website, but they also had a sign for a pancake breakfast, Halloween costume contest, and three days of safe trick-or-treating. Oh! And family movie nights, they have a giant movie screen set up. And some other stuff, which I’ve forgotten.

There’s basically no reason to not go.¬†

There was a row of meat smokers smoking away in the little food court area, and a whole lawn of picnic tables for families who want to make an afternoon of it.

Daves pumpkin patch pony

Basically, this is not one of the pumpkin patches where you go, you get a pumpkin, and you leave. Here, you show up, the kids run around and climb on stuff, you have a picnic, and maybe buy a pumpkin and some local produce.

Yup. That’s how we do “Pumpkin Patch” in West Sac.



PS – Dave’s Pumpkin Patch also offers field trips and group packages. And they are staying open until November 2, because they have a family camping thing the weekend after Halloween.

Okay, I’ll shut up, just go see it. Trust me.


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