Temperatures have begun dropping and there is a slight chill in the air that signals the beginning of Fall. So to help you welcome it with open arms, we have gathered 5 activities in and around the Silicon Valley area that range from a sea of orange pumpkin patches to delicious spice-tinged treats and everything in between. Happy Autumn!
86 Cañada Road, Woodside, CA 94062
Gather the family and head to Filoli to revel in the beautiful Autumn hues. Settle into a redwood chair with a cup of cider and enjoy live music. Explore rows of apple trees and grapevines, and discover unique finds from local artists and vendors.
735 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Monday, October 11th
This may not be the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown but these gourds are not tiny either. Coming Monday, October 11th, spectators can witness the excitement that comes when mind-blowing, Volkswagen-sized orbs weigh in. Last year’s champion came in at a hefty 2,350 pounds.
12320 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Fun for the whole family awaits at Lemos Farm! Experience Halloween Palooza with pony and hayrides, a pumpkin patch of all sizes and colors, a jaunt on a ghost train, or a journey through a haunted house. When hunger strikes, children and adults alike will appreciate the numerous pumpkin-flavored snacks including ice cream, pie and award-winning bread.
13851 Stevens Canyon Rd, Cupertino
Saturday, October 9th
For the 8th year in a row, families can enjoy the Community Fall Festival while simultaneously supporting Via Services, a non-profit whose mission is to empower people with disabilities and their families. Fall is in full swing here with a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, food and games for all ages.
October 16th – 17th
Celebrate the harvest during this two-day German-themed event! Nestled along the streets of historic Downtown Campbell, Oktoberfest is a family-friendly affair that features artisan booths, live music, a variety of beers and wine, costume contests and authentic German food including Bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels and Bavarian pretzels.
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