Pumpkin Time!

Even though I just took advantage of another cool CircleBuzz deal for $30 worth of Pumpkin Station ride tickets for only $15, I don’t plan on picking up any pumpkins at the station.  Of course we’ll have fun with their rides, but for a true pumpkin patch experience, I’m super excited about visiting Oma’s Pumpkin Patch in Lakeside.

For $7 per child we’ll visit those happy cows at a real working California dairy farm, pick a pumpkin, check out the petting corral, take a hay ride, run through the hay bale maze and sled (yes, sled) down Oma’s cottonseed hill.   We went to Oma’s for the first time this summer for our friend’s birthday party, and it was fabulous.  I even overheard one dad exclaim, “This is the best birthday party I’ve ever been to!”

Yes, San Diego county is filled with beautiful beach communities.  But within the same county as our lovely beach cities we have real working farms that will thrill your kids to no end.  It’s picturesque if a bit smelly and just good, old-fashion fun.

Oma’s is a family run farm, which actually produces milk that you may have purchased at your local Costco!  The money they raise from opening for parties, group visits and special holiday events such as pumpkin picking and Christmas tree sales help maintain the farm.

Oma’s Pumpkin Patch/ Van Ommering Dairy is located at 14950 El Monte Road in Lakeside, about a 15 minute drive from La Mesa.  If you’re looking for a great fall or winter outing with your family, be sure to check them out!

Oma’s pumpkin patch will be open until November 6th on Tuesdays-Saturdays (Closed Sundays & Mondays)

Hours are 10 AM till 7 PM

The Christmas Patch will be open from November 26 until December 23.

Tuesday-Friday 2pm-8pm; Saturdays 10am-7pm

CLOSED Sunday & Monday

For more information visit http://www.omaspumpkinpatch.com.

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