A Visit To Bishop's Pumpkin Farm In Northern California Is A Classic Fall Tradition
Autumn is here! What will you be doing to celebrate? There are so many great fall traditions to take part in here in Northern California, but nothing beats a visit to Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm in Wheatland. This classic pumpkin farm has been providing family-friendly fall fun for generations and each year is better than the last. With a pumpkin patch, train ride, carousel, petting zoo, and so much more, the fall season simply isn’t complete until you’ve paid a visit to this charming country farm.
A treasured fall tradition in Northern California since 1973, Bishop's Pumpkin Farm never fails to provide all sorts of family-friendly fun. This year's season runs through November 7 and you don't want to miss it.
Bishop's Pumpkin Farm began decades ago when owners Bill and Sandy Bishop planted the first pumpkins and invited local schools to visit the farm. Combining delicious homemade food with classic fall activities, it's no wonder Bishop's quickly became a tradition for families both in the community and from afar. The farm embodies everything we love about the harvest season!
When you visit Bishop's, you'll be instantly swept up by the real working farm environment. The farm boasts 90 acres of pumpkins, gourds, and squash. Visitors can hop aboard a hayride to the field where they can search for the perfect pumpkin to take home.
Bishop's is much more than just a u-pick pumpkin field, though. They offer all sorts of fun activities for kids and adults alike. The BPF Line is a crowdpleaser; It's a 24-inch gauge railroad with eight cars and a diesel locomotive. Visitors can enjoy an open-air journey through pumpkin fields, apple and walnut orchards, and the horse pasture for a relaxing, beautiful ride.
Other activities at Bishop's Pumpkin Farm include Charlie's Carousel, the Coyote Mountain Mine slides, the Weeland Petting Zoo, and a two-acre and seven-acre corn maze. Simply put, the fun never stops at this awesome fall destination!
No visit to Bishop's is complete until you've feasted on a variety of farm fresh food. Stop by the Cider Mill for a famous "slushshakie", Barnyard BBQ for a turkey leg, Coyote Bend for cotton candy or lemonade, and Fanny Annies for homemade fudge.
If you have yet to experience the magic that is Bishop's Pumpkin Farm during harvest season, then make sure this is the year that you finally do. This classic fall destination gets better with every year. Visit the farm's
website to learn more and plan your visit.
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