How to safely go pumpkin picking, enjoy a hayride and do other fall favorites.
This year we had to forego many fall activities because of the pandemic and it broke my heart that we might have to cancel our pumpkin patch tradition as well. However, after reading reviews on their website, I was reassured that the safety of people was their priority and that gave me the confidence to bring Olivia. After all, what’s autumn without pumpkins?!
Normally, you can just drive up to the pumpkin patch farm and hangout with the entire family. But due to covid-19, they only offered two options at the farm this year.
- Drive-thru Experience
2. U-Pick Pumpkin Wagon Ride
Our choice was obvious and we chose the wagon ride. The tour was $25 and the ride was about 45 minutes long. It included fun facts about farming and a pumpkin canon show. We also stopped by and visited their farm animals. They dropped us off at the sunflowers and we walked over to pick opinions and cilantros. We ended the day at the pumpkin patch and Olivia picked out the cutest pumpkin for her sister, Kaitlyn.
Tanaka Farms is hands down one of our favorite pumpkin patches in Orange County. Tanaka Farms turned their 30 acre farm into a magical pumpkin patch. They had all shape and size of pumpkins. They had scarecrows, hays and tons of photo props every where. During the tour, we also met their farm animals and picked opinions and cilantros. Boy! Tanaka Farms sure knows how to keep the Halloween spirit alive.
They took serious precautious to keep everyone safe at the pumpkin patch. All visitors were required to take their temperatures before they enter the wagon and wear a mask throughout the entire duration. They only allowed a certain amount of people at a time and encouraged everyone to social distance by standing 6 feet apart. (Notice how empty the pumpkin patch looked in our photos, but don’t worry we still had a lot of fun!)
I wish you could have seen Olivia’s face and hear her laughs. Olivia had the biggest smile and her eyes were gleaming with excitement. I’m so glad we went to Tanaka Farms and had this time together.
Keep in mind that this tour is only available during weekdays. On Saturday and Sundays, they only offer the drive-thru experience. Grab your mask, your family — and start planning your pumpkin patch adventure before October 31st, 2020. If you’re visiting Southern California soon- then make sure to check out: Riley’s Farm
Location: TANAKA FARM – IRVINE