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2017 Holiday and Seasonal Fun is over but the following post still has cute activities for kids and grandkids along with good resources for looking for fun things to do. And when you’re done, click here to head to my category page, Holiday and Seasonal, where you’ll find all my posts on fun things to do in Roseville CA for holiday and seasonal fun! The most recent is always at the top.
Autumn 2017 begins Friday, September 22 and goes all the way to December 21. Do you know what that means? This competes with Summer for the most power-packed fun set of activities, events and fun things do Roseville CA and the surrounding area.
9 Fun facts – Autumn
- Did you know that some believe most Americans call it Fall while most British call it Autumn. And before all that, it was just called Harvest. For me? This is my favorite season and I love all THREE names. 🙂
- There is less vitamin D due to less sun leading to more weight gain? Hmmmm, and here I thought it was all the pumpkin pie I eat. :p
- WOW! Per a University of Chicago study of 1,500 centenarians, children born between September and November are more likely to live to be 100 than those born at other times of year!
- A TIME CHANGE comes in Autumn – the one that makes us FALL BACK one hour. November 5!
- We all know that Halloween arrives on October 31. But a certain family member will be thrilled to learn (and you too, maybe?) that October 30 is CANDY CORN DAY.
- It’s time for the AUTUMN BALLET when gorgeous fall leaves drift gently down and sometimes start scurrying around beautifully!
- It’s a great season for autumn craft activities including fun things to do with autumn leaves!
- It’s time for all SORTS of fun things do Roseville CA and the surrounding area.
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Fall Pumpkin Patches
Our family considers Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm the BEST local pumpkin patch in the area. I have so many sweet memories of grandkid fun out at their fun autumn pumpkin patch! Lots of cute photos too! And guess what! They are officially OPEN! They are open now through November 5, 2017. They have a fun train. They have a cool corn maze. They have an awesome newsletter with updates and info and sweet stories and special autumn activities events. Including:
- Free Parking in September
- Movie Nights
- Firepit Nights
- Pet Adoption Day – 9/23, 10am-3:30pm “Every year when deciding what we want our maze theme to be, we discuss local charities that we would like to support. This year we have selected the Yuba and Sutter County Animal Shelters. Come join us on September 23rd from 10:00 am to 3:30pm for a pet adoption event featuring animals from Yuba & Sutter Counties and ResQpaws. Take your family through the corn maze and get the opportunity to get a pet adoption sponsored by the Bishop family. We will sponsor the first 100 adoptions.” VERY COOL!
- Run Your Gourd Off fun run, 9/24, 8:30am
- Dog Dayz, 11/5. Dogs are not normally allowed at Bishops Pumpkin Patch EXCEPT for the very last day when the whole patch “goes to the dogs.” – I couldn’t resist! 🙂 Based on the photo in the newsletter, I’m guessing costumes would be totally appropriate for doggies and their peep.
Click here for the newsletter and be sure to read til the end. There’s a map, an entertainment schedule, and a parking and fee schedule. There’s also a hint of a sale day towards the end of the season. So many fun things do Roseville Area! 🙂 And yes! They are also at FACEBOOK. 🙂
A great Roseville resource for parents (and grandparents), Roseville Macaroni Kid has put out a terrific Pumpkin Patch Guide with more fun pumpkin patch options!
If you have a fave local pumpkin patch you’d like to share, let me know in the comments below, email me, or catch me on Facebook – RosevilleCaliforniaJoys. 🙂
Fall activities in Roseville CA-Events
Most of the following fun activities are FREE. 🙂 Here is a hint of all the fun things to do Roseville CA that are coming up in this delightful autumn season (click the pix for the actual flyer from the City of Roseville). And following are some of my personal faves along with links for more info:
Roseville Bikefest – fun and safe cycling for kids, Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m. – noon, Mahany Park, 1545 Pleasant Grove Blvd. West Roseville
13th Annual Smithsonian Museum Day Live – September 23, 9-4pm at Maidu Museum and Historic Center.
Family Fest, Saturday, September 30, 11:00am–2:00pm, Vernon Street Town Square, Have fun at a truck exploration zone, yummy food trucks, cool kids zone, and over 50 family-friendly vendors including sports organizations, places to go and family services, plus Stage performances presented by youth groups.
Friday Flicks – Friday, October 20, 6:30pm start time – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Vernon Street Square, Roseville – weather permitting. Free movie. Concessions available for purchase.
Floating Pumpkin Patch! How fun is that! Sunday, October 22, 1pm-4pm at Mike Shellito Indoor Pool. Fees: $7 general admission, $10 admission AND pick a pumpkin – kids 2+, or Under 2 Free with adult admission. Hunt for your pumpkin in a swimming pool this year! And once you find that cute pumpkin you can decorate it. Plus you can enjoy a recreational swim time, carnival games, bounce houses and story times. Costumes are encouraged! Preregistration is REQUIRED. Call Park and Rec for registration info Phone: (916) 772-PLAY.
Count Watts Spooktacular, 10/28, 10-2pm, Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.
Family Fun Night – Downtown Roseville – Free • The Thursday Before Halloween -10/26/17 • Vernon Street • 4:00–8:00pm – Hands-on activities, vendor booths, live entertainment, costume contests, trick-or-treating on Vernon Street and a more fun activities to enjoy.
Friday Flicks – Friday, November 17, 6:30pm start time – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Vernon Street Square, Roseville – weather permitting. Free movie. Concessions available for purchase.
56th Annual Sylvia Besana Holiday Parade! Saturday, 11/18, 10am, Starts at the intersection of Riverside/Douglas/Vernon. Call the Roseville
Chamber of Commerce at (916) 783–8136 for more information. Listed in the Roseville Parks and Recreation Autumn Guide – page 4
Turkey Trot – 11/23 at 9am. Always a fun and healthy way to kick off Thanksgiving! Be sure to bring your can of food to help others. 🙂
Downtown Holiday Celebration
DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – Enjoy an entire week celebrating the holiday season in Downtown Roseville at Vernon Street Town Square!
Gingerbread House Contest. On display 11/27 – 12/15/17 – winners announced 12/4. These are always so cute! (Want to see last year’s?) The Gingerbread houses will be displayed in the Civic Center rotunda for two weeks in December with the winner, by community vote, announced on December 4.
Holiday Storytime – Monday, November 27, 6:00–7:00pm – Songs, stories, crafts, and cocoa. Come dressed up in your favorite festive holiday outfits. If it rains, they will move it indoors to the Civic Center rotunda (lobby).
The 5th annual Tree Grove on the Square! Wednesday, November 29, 6-7:30pm Come enjoy the official lighting of the trees that are decorated by local businesses, organizations and schools in the Downtown Square. There will also be Christmas crafts, music, visiting with Santa and food! Last year, the Grinch was even there. And yes, yours truly had a Christmas tree there. I’m hoping to again, this year. Dress warm and bring an umbrella in the car as the the Tree Grove will be held rain or shine! Come vote for your favorite tree. Winners will be announced at 7:15pm.
The City’s Christmas Tree is officially lit on the Square. Thursday, November 30, 6:00–8:00pm, A fun old fashion celebration full of delightful cheer with decorating cookies, visiting with Santa, kids activity zone, music, food and celebration. I hear tell there will even be SNOW! 😉 Yes, this will also be held rain or shine.
Friday Flicks – The Santa Clause -Friday, December 1, 6:30-8:30pm. Enjoy one of my favorite holiday movies at the Vernon Square with popcorn, hot chocolate and some holiday cheer. Don’t forget to bring your blanket! Weather permitting. Free movie. Concessions available for purchase.
Breakfast With Santa, 12/2 at 8:30 am and again at 9;15 am. Enjoy a tasty pancake breakfast with your family, make crafts in the elves workshop, play reindeer games and visit with Santa. Fee: $10 participants (2 years +) , $5 participants (under 2 years) at the Roseville Sports Center on Pleasant Grove in West Roseville. To register call 916-772-PLAY OR if you are a Parks & Recreation customer with your Family Barcode & Pin, you can register online now.
TWO Fun Craft Fairs, Saturday 12/2, BOTH feature free admission and parking AND both events are Rain or Shine! And they’re very close to each other.
28th Annual Holiday Craft Fair, 9am – 3pm at Maidu Community Center & Maidu Library 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville
All Nations Native Craft Fair, 10am – 3pm at Maidu Activity Center (adjacent to Maidu Museum & Historic Site), 1960 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville
Neighborhood Santa Smiles
Neighborhood Santa! This year, Santa is visiting a total of eight neighborhoods on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from December 5-16. Although Santa lives in the North Pole, he doesn’t want to risk getting sick before Christmas so ALL visits are WEATHER PERMITTING. Look for updates on this webpage or on the Roseville Parks, Recreation & Events Facebook page (go there and you may have to look for the EVENTS page for NEIGHBORHOOD SANTA) by 5pm on each evening for changes due to weather. And to be honest, last year there were a couple of cancellations. Some weren’t decided til pretty late, as we all were hoping the storms would delay but not to be. So might want to keep this a fun surprise for the kiddoes and grandkids. That way, if it happens (and it usually does) it’ll be a great. And if it doesn’t, they’ll be fine. Though we may shed a tear or two. 🙂 Santa will not be able to visit with children one on one during his neighborhood tour but his elves are stocking up on little treats for the crowd. Here is the UPDATED schedule:
Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Maidu & Heritage Oaks
Thursday, Dec. 7 – Blue Oaks & Main Street/Kaseberg
Tuesday, Dec. 12 – WestPark & Highland Park
Thursday, Dec. 14 – Woodcreek Oaks & Douglas/Darling
Santa in the Park – RCONA
Santa in the Park, sponsored by RCONA (Roseville Coalition of Neighborhood Associations), is on the second Saturday of December at Mahany Park in West Roseville CA. This year that will be December 9, 2017. Come get a photo with Santa, meet pretty Party Princesses, enjoy Christmas music and entertainment, and so much more.
Autumn craft activities
Autumn craft activities are a fave with my grandkids and myself. There are so many fun things you can do with autumn leaves, acorns, pumpkins, pinecones, etc. For that matter, there are plenty of cute autumn craft activities using paper and markers. 🙂 Having some crafty things to do “up your sleeve” can really come in handy when fall fun gets delayed due to weather or autumn colds. I’ve just updated my Pinterest boards to include even more fun craft activities for autumn along with home decor ideas. Check out Grandkid Fun, Harvest and Halloween Fun, Thanksgiving Joys, Christmas Joys, and Christmas Home Decor. Be sure to like me there to stay updated on all my pins.
Another fun thing my grandkids and I enjoy are coloring pages and word searches. Here are a couple for you and your kids or grandkids to enjoy together.
Definitely Fun Things Do Roseville CA
So MANY fun fall things do Roseville, CA this delightful autumn season! And this isn’t even all of it. There are even more run autumn activities for toddlers, children, seniors, etc. Find many of those by downloading the Roseville Park and Recreation Guide Autumn 2017!
P.S. GUESS WHAT! There are plenty more fun things do Roseville activities that won’t even be announced for a few weeks to come. Christmas programs, holiday musical joys, and more! So be sure to sign up for my free email updates. I’ll do my best to keep us updated via email and future posts. AND be sure to come LIKE my Facebook Page – Roseville California Joys where I’ll keep us all up-to-date as I spot them. And again, HAPPY AUTUMN!