Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch Tours

the Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch is now open….and there are a lot of fun things to do on the farm! what makes this pumpkin patch unique to most of the other patches in Orange County, is that you can pick your own pumpkin off the vine.  
you can start in the U-Pick pumpkin patch, where you can take a wagon ride around Tanaka farm.  visit the petting zoo with over 40 animals and then take a wagon back around the 30 acre farm. while riding, look around to see which pumpkin you might want to take home. the wagon then will stop at the 1 acre corn maze. you and the kiddies will have a great time trying to find your way through the maze. you can also pick your own vegetables. there is a 2 acre area of vegetables growing with carrots, onions, green beans, and radishes for the children to pick.  at the end of your visit, you can pick your very own pumpkin off the vine. 
things to do at the Pumpkin Patch
Wagon Ride – $5 per person, under 2 free 
Petting Zoo –  $3 per person, under 2 free 
Corn Maze – FREE
U-Pick Vegetables – $2.99 lb 
U-Pick Pumpkins – sliding scale by the pound
there are even more fun happening on the weekends! lots of food and shave ice aka “snow cones,” atv’s the kids can drive, pumpkin decorating, fun games and the pumpkin raffle…. 
on the weekends you have the chance to win a LARGE (50lb-150lb) pumpkin. the FREE Raffle happens every hour. winner must claim prize by the end of the day they have won. one ticket per family. 

and have you heard about the pumpkin cannon? during the weekends, you can see pumpkin launched from the Tanaka Farms pumpkin cannon every 15 minutes or so!

Tanaka Farm’s Pumpkin Patch is an exciting place for adults and children of all ages! be sure to add this pumpkin patch to you list of patches to visit this year.

wanna go?  here’s the info….
Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch
open through October 31st
everyday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
5380 3/4 University Drive • Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 653-2100
 Parking FREE  •  Admission FREE 
click here for more info.
and don’t forget The 2012 Pumpkinmania Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off and Contest
Sunday, October 28, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Historic Yorba Cemetery Tours

historic yorba cemetery tours

with Halloween upon us, some times it’s fun to get a little spooky, and some would say that going to visit an old cemetery is just that. well, here is your chance.

did you know the the City of Yorba Linda has an old historic cemetary?  between 1858 and 1939, many of the northern Orange County’s rancho families were buried at the Yorba Cemetery.  it is Orange County’s oldest private cemetery.

yorba cemetery plaque

the Yorba Cemetery is a private cemetery, and isn’t open to the public, but….on the first Saturday of each month you can! Historic Yorba Cemetery Tours are held, and you can hear stories of the Yorbas and other families of the Santa Ana Canyon, and about the cemetery’s transformation from horse corral to historic landmark. you may even hear the story about the legendary Pink Lady….Oooooo! sounds like a family adventure to me!

wanna go?  here’s the info….

Historic Yorba Cemetery Tours
held first saturday of each month
10:00 – 11:00 a.m
Yorba Cemetery 
Woodgate Park
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
714-973-3190

click here for more information.