Woohoo! It’s time for my favorite season – AUTUMN! Fall Foliage, crisp cool air, locally grown apples, pumpkins, costumes, and so many fun things to do in Roseville and surrounding area of both Placer County and Sacramento County and beyond! Seems like a great time for a list of of some of those fun things to do! Things like corn mazes, pumpkin patches, family fun fests, and more!
Pumpkins, Gourds , and Squash, Oh MY!
The weekly Roseville Farmers Market in Downtown Square by the City Hall, along with all the other Farmer’s Markets in the area are often great places to get beautiful pumpkins and cute squash.
Nurseries like Green Acres Nursery often have huge and very cool pumpkins and other lovely autumn plants and veggies. I still remember the gorgeous ones last year!
Our local grocery stores usually have a great selection of pumpkins and decorative squash and gourds. If you watch for them, you might catch some great sales.
Floating Pumpkin Patch – October 22, 2016 from 1pm-4pm
Oktoberfest – October 22, 2016 from 1pm-5pm
Family Fun Night – Downtown Roseville Square, October 27, 2016, 4pm-8pm
Auburn Fall Home Show – Auburn Fall Home Show Sep 30, 2016 to Oct 02, 2016
Friday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Amador Flower Farm – Fall Fun Days Weekend – October 1-2, 2016 – 9am – 4pm PLUS they will have a Pumpkin Patch and FREE corn maze daily through the month of October.
The Flower Farm Inn – Family Fun Activities, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin people tours, puppet shows, animal visitors, face painting, and more. 4150 Auburn Folsom Rd. Loomis, California 95650 – 916.652.5661
Apple Hill has plenty of autumn fun going on all all through the autumn season, including a Fun Run coming in November, with signups already going on!
Macaroni Kid Roseville-Rocklin-Lincoln has a couple of fun harvest activity guides including Pumpkin Patches in the Greater Sacramento Valley Area. IT’s always a fun resource for parents and grandparents.
Flower Farm’s 10th Annual Pet Parade on Oct 09, 2016 at 11 a.m. – 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd. Nursery, Loomis, CA 95650 – 916.652.5661.
Placer Farm & Barn Tours 2016, on October 9, 2016, is a self-guided expedition of farms, ranches, and vineyards in the beautiful countryside of Placer County, California. Each site features different activities, tours, and demonstrations. Plus you can purchase locally grown produce. Tickets are $10 a car-load and will be available through Eventbrite.com and PlacerGROWN.org.
Costume Junction – Need a special costume for the holiday season. Dawn Dickinson Cornsilk owns Costume Junction, a local business that has some cute ones and can make specialty times. Dawn
PAWS-itively Great Causes AND Fun
BARK-toberfest, hosted by Placer SPCA, is a fun community festival with a 2.5/5K Fun Run, food trucks, dog-friendly activities, and more on Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 9am to 3:00pm at Maidu Regional Park – 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville, CA 95661
3rd Alarm Chili Cook-Off Oktoberfest – The Firefighters Burn Institute is hosting this charity fundraiser on Friday, October 7th, 2016. Come for a great cause and stay to taste and vote for your favorite chili recipe, a silent auction, raffle and live music with dancing. This event takes place at California Automobile Museum – 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818 and proceeds will benefit the Firefighters Burn Institute.
Music Joys in Autumn
Great music on a cool crisp autumn night – doesn’t that sound delightful. And one of my favorite singing groups, Rend Collective, is performing at Bayside on October 21, 2016 from 7:30 – 9:30pm. Click here to purchase tickets.
Sacramento Zoo – All New Boo at the Zoo, Saturday, October 29, 2016 and Sunday, October 30, 2016, 11 am to 5 pm “Get out those costumes, grab a trick-or-treat bag and head to the Sacramento Zoo for Boo at the Zoo. Trick-or-treating stations throughout the WHOLE Zoo, face painting for kids, ghoulish games, themed stage shows, keeper chats and even animal enrichments, and more!”
Trunk Or Treat and Other Safe Trick or Treat Fun Options
Centerpoint Community Church is hosting Trunk or Treat on Saturday October 29, 2016 from 6pm-8pm. 515 Sunrise Ave. (at Coloma) — Roseville, CA 95661 — (916) 782-3186
More Autumn Joys to Come….
I’ve only spotted one Trunk or Treat option. I’m already planning a PART TWO for a few weeks from now with more Trick or Treat options and any other fall fun activities I may spy! Be sure to check back weekly!
P.S. Want to be in on the know sooner than when I publish Part 2? Send me your email and I’ll update you weekly with new autumn and holiday activities as I find them. Email me at KayeSwainRE@gmail.com. 🙂