Webb Ranch pumpkin patch

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Is it just our perception or is the Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch more popular than ever this year? We talked about some of the new attractions in a previous post, but returned this weekend with first time visitors, a pair of 3 1/2 year old twins.

They scrambled eagerly into the train ride with nary a look back of the watchful parent and grandparents left behind.

And both experienced a first. Lily got right into the saddle for her first ride on a horse, while her brother Kai looked on with a wary eye.

Both twins were very intrigued by the Haunted House and peeked in the front flap a number of times. But only Kai was eventually bold enough to make his way through it.

The reptile house proved a hit with both kids. It’s not everywhere you can pet a Bearded Dragon.

The Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch remains open until Halloween, although there is only tomorrow and next weekend when all attractions are available. On October 25-27, there will be the addition of carriage rides.

Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2017

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Horses to ride, reptiles to pet, slides to skitter down – all part of this year’s Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch

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Accompanied by our three reviewers — two 9-year-old girls and a 6-year-boy — we headed out to Webb Ranch to check out this year’s pumpkin patch. Two of the three have been visiting the annual Halloween attraction for their entire lives. Was it only a year or so ago that James didn’t want any part […]

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Spotted: Twins eyeing snake amidst the pumpkins at Webb Ranch

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Jax and Finn, the grandsons of Menlo Park residents Carol and Bill Mince, found themselves eye to eye with a snake today while visiting the Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch. The reptile zoo is a new attraction this year — and clearly a hit. We’ll have more coverage of the popular Halloween destination tomorrow. Photo courtesy […]

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It’s a fourth generation Webb who is overseeing this year’s Pumpkin Patch

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We stopped for a visit with fourth-generation Webb family member, Atlee Frechette, at this year’s Pumpkin Patch located at the produce stand on Alpine Road in Menlo Park. As usual, there are 18 varieties of pumpkins to choose from, from maxi to mini, and colors that include red, white and blue, as well as the […]

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It’s a blustery, rainy day at Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch

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The good news: Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch was not crowded on this rainy afternoon. The downside was that most of the attractions weren’t operating. It didn’t matter to two youngsters who enjoyed having the Haunted House to themselves, taking turns scaring each other. And they also could scale the hay bales for a bird’s eye view of […]

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Touring the Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch with a couple of experts – a preschooler and first grader

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Webb Ranch on Alpine Rd. at the junction of Menlo Park and Portola Valley has had pumpkins for sale for the last 20 years or so, but in more recent years the number of activities for kids has increased. As 3 1/2-year-old James and [almost] 7-year-old Grace showed on a visit yesterday, there’s enough fun stuff to […]

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Talking pumpkins with Webb Ranch’s Deano Lovecchio

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The soft opening of the annual Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch on September 13 answered more than one need. In addition to picking out pumpkins for carving and adorning front porches, patrons can purchase Ranch tomatoes and corn at the produce stand, which didn’t open for its usual summer-to-fall run last May. “Yes, I’m seeing a […]

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Halloween season ushered in with the opening of Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch

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Webb Ranch’s Pumpkin Patch officially opens today for its annual four-week march to Halloween on October 31. We stopped by a couple of days ago to talk to Gary Webb (pictured above sitting on hay bales) about what’s on tap this year for this Menlo Park favorite. He told us that, per usual, there will […]

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Pumpkin benefit at Webb Ranch on Oct. 19

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Webb Ranch is hosting a benefit event for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford on Wed., Oct 19 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at its Pumpkin Patch. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the afternoon will go to patient families at the Hospital. There will be a photographer available for family portraits. A bouncy house […]

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Spotted: Baby in a pumpkin patch

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One of the attractions at Webb Ranch’s pumpkin patch is the multiple photo opportunities. There are bales of hay for family portraits and a “scary” tableau that a young ghost or goblin can pose in front of. And, of course, there are the pumpkins themselves, as this costumed infant discovered, thanks to parental planning.

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