Pumpkin patch time!

My photo from the 2005 post As far as seasonal ledes go on Sac Rag, they don’t get more boilerplate than “We here at The Sac Rag love us a pumpkin patch.” So it’s that time of year to do the thing. Pumpkins, corn mazes, apple pie, the works. I have reviewed local favorites Bishop’s … Continue reading “Pumpkin patch time!”

Pumpkin patch review: Zittel Farms

It’s October, and that means it is time to start thinking about Halloween and visiting your local pumpkin patch for some autumnal goodness. I know this is normally CoolDMZ’s beat, but I had occasion to visit Zittel Farms yesterday in Folsom and thought I’d write a few words about my experience. We went with another … Continue reading “Pumpkin patch review: Zittel Farms”

Sad news for Pumpkin Patch fans

We love us a pumpkin patch here at the Sac Rag. I was beginning to wonder where we were with a 2008 review when I came across this article from kcra.com: A Placer County pumpkin patch that’s been a local tradition for 20 years won’t be selling any pumpkins this year after getting hit by … Continue reading “Sad news for Pumpkin Patch fans”

The Pumpkin Farm

The Pumpkin Farm Reviewing pumpkin patches is a hard racket. Unless the pumpkins are visibly rotting or parking costs more than Arco, you’re pretty much dealing with a numbers game, balancing cost versus amenties until the cows come home. (If they actually have cows though, that’s a definite plus.) The Pumpkin Farm is located in … Continue reading “The Pumpkin Farm”

Bastiao Farms Goblin Gardens (photos)

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 … Continue reading “Bastiao Farms Goblin Gardens (photos)”


Cbs13.com has a helpful page on all things Halloween. Here’s a list of local pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and haunted houses. However, what really caught my attention was a link to a listing of “actual” haunted places in California and, specifically, Sacramento. Apparently the Crocker Museum and Sacramento Theatre Company have experienced their share of … Continue reading “Haunted?”

The Day the Lights Went Out in Southport

Spent an idyllic Sunday late morning at Dave’s Pumpkin Patch in West Sac. Did the usual family guy stuff; snapped some nice photos, petted farm animals, walked amongst the pumpkins, stared in horror as subdivisions actually appeared to spread into the farmland. The weather was wonderful, one of those days in Sac that makes you … Continue reading “The Day the Lights Went Out in Southport”