This year’s family destination for autumn revelry and pumpkin harvesting was Bastiao Farms Goblin Gardens, which is located on a family farm in North Natomas.
Goblin Gardens has a large pumpkin patch with some great looking pumpkins; a nice hay bale maze (super fun to run through in a crouch, so that it looks to you the way it does to a youngster); a big hay bale pyramid; a mini racetrack for toddler riding toys, which was a great touch; an inflatable giant slide; and lots of farm implements to climb on. They appeared to have a BBQ going and some sort of basic snack bar items, but we brought a picnic and ate out in the blazingly unseasonable midday sun.
At $3 per person, plus $3 for unlimited trips down the inflatable slide (a great alternative to the bounce house), this is an excellent destination for your jack-o-lantern raw supplies and good old fashioned fall activities. Among its virtues is that it is very close to the city and yet you still get a rural feel.
Here are some photos:
This is me, chowing on Sun Chips and thinking about scaling that pyramid:
Old school wagons for carting your gourds:
We ended up taking 3 of these bad boys home:
And by the way this is NOT an outhouse, as I discovered almost too late:
3845 El Centro Rd
Sacramento, CA 95834
Hours: 10 am – 7 pm, 7 days a week
4 thoughts on “Bastiao Farms Goblin Gardens (photos)”
I can’t take my kid to a local science museum (yet). But at least we can do some local pumpkin harvesting. That’s cool!
Did this place close?
$4 each to get in, arrive early for parking. Reasonable prices on everything except the pumpkins. Watch the butter from the yummy bbq corn on the cob, or it’ll end up in your lap! Well done event- particularly for eliminating the mud on the fields! Spot available for birthday parties etc if you want to bring a group.
Glad you enjoyed it!