Getting in the Halloween spirit at Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch packed with activities on the weekend
Webb Ranch manager Deano Lovecchio spotted us soon after our arrival late on a Sunday afternoon at this year’s Pumpkin Patch. “We grew a lot more of our own pumpkins this year,” he said proudly. “We’re up to 30 acres.”
Like every year, there’s an enormous variety of pumpkins in different sizes and colors — orange, red, white, green — as well as some gourds. (If you’re curious about the difference between a pumpkin and a gourd, both are members of the very diverse Cucurbitaceae family, which contains more than 100 genera and over 700 species, so we’re supposing they’re like cousins.)
A visit with the family to Webb is always more than just jack o’lantern shopping. The attractions include a Haunted House (top) and Jumpy House, both open daily. More activities are available on Saturdays and Sundays: hay rides (you go around the whole 30-acre growing field), train rides, pony rides, petting zoo, and pumpkin sling shot.
Of course, bring your cameras. There are quite a few big pumpkins that kids can perch upon.
Top photo by Linda Hubbard; right photo by John Getze (c) 2015