Fall Fun Along the Farm Trails
Fall in Sonoma County is beautiful and bountiful! Gather up friends and family for farm-fresh autumnal fun.

Above: Pumpkin patch at Larson Family Winery
Enjoy autumn's bounty at the Weekend Along the Farm Trails Fall Tour on Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9!

You still have time to register for this weekend's Fall Tour! Go behind the barnyard gates and meet farmers and producers. Pick pumpkins, apples, and flowers. See farm animals. Learn how cheese is made. Tour farms, lavender fields, flower fields, and orchards. Enjoy ag-related talks, activities, and demonstrations. Shop from farm stands. Taste delicious locally grown and made food and libations. And lots more!

Registration is free! Not all destinations will be open all days. Some stops may require or recommend RSVPs or charge fees. Attendees will receive a link to tour directory and map upon registration. Thanks to the County of Sonoma for sponsoring this event.
Farm Trails Member Events & News
Farm Tours at Redwood Hill Farm—Capracopia
Fall farm tour season starts Saturday, October 8, and will continue through the month of October. On your visit meet the stars of the farm, the intelligent and capricious dairy goats. The farm tours offer a variety of activities from “kid cuddling” the young kids, feeding the adult goats, and a walk about the farm led by a member of the Bice family. You will also see the field of specialty flowers grown for local florists, the olive grove to be harvested in the fall, and the small chicken flock. Reserve online. 5440 Thomas Road, Sebastopol, https://redwoodhillfarm.org/tours/visit-the-farm/
Pumpkin Day at Oak Hill Farm
Oak Hill Farm had a very productive pumpkin season! They have a great variety— from gigantic behemoths (variety “Beyoncé”!)—to small table gourds, and everything in between. In fact, they are so excited about pumpkins that they are hosting a Pumpkin Day at The Red Barn Store on Saturday, October 15, from 9 am-4 pm. Notably, Mike the Bakjr will be spinning out pizzas and they have come in possession of a trebuchet. What is a trebuchet you may ask? Chances are your 10-year-old son or grandson will know. (It’s a machine used in medieval warfare that hurls stones and missiles over castle walls.) They will be hurling less-than-perfect pumpkins every hour on the hour. Fun for the whole family. 15101 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen, www.oakhillfarm.net
Fall Fun at Larson Family Winery
Larson's back pasture once again turned into a Pumpkin Patch, perfect for pickin’ and photo ops. Pumpkins will be available to purchase for all Larson guests during tasting room hours, Thursdays to Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm through October, or until the pumpkins run out! This Sunday, October 9, join their 35th Harvest Party with grape stomp, barrel tasting, live music, wagon rides, and more. And on Sunday, October 30, join Larson's resident Wine Dogs and bring your pooch by for their annual Canine Costume Contest. Have a howlin-good Halloween with prizes for best doggie duds and enjoy the “paw”rade showcasing everyone’s costumes. Visit their website for information. 23355 Millerick Rd, Sonoma, https://www.larsonfamilywinery.com/upcoming-events/
Howl-o-Ween Dog Costume Contest at Hazel Restaurant
Halloween has gone to the dogs at Hazel—literally! Dress up your pooch in their best costume for the Howl-o-Ween Dog Costume Contest and Photo Booth on Friday, October 28. Registration starts at 4 pm and the contest is at 4:30. Categories include celebrity look-alike, homemade, food related, family costume, and best overall. There will be treats and prizes! And of course enjoy dinner at the restaurant. 3782 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, www.restauranthazel.com
Pumpkin Festival at Healdsburg Farmers' Market
The Healdsburg Farmers’ Market’s 37th annual Pumpkin Festival will happen Saturday, October 29, 8:30 to 11 am. It combines carving skills, pumpkin decorating and racing abilities, and a costume contest to win market bucks and great prizes donated by local businesses. Multiple competitions at this event give festival goers an opportunity to let their creativity shine and win great prizes. The traditional pumpkin “car” race requires entrants to decorate a small pumpkin, insert wheels into it, so it can be raced down the market track. Prizes are given for decoration, and market bucks are won by race heat winners. Another competition revolves around pumpkin carving. Participants can carve on site, with pumpkins provided by the market, or they can bring a pumpkin they carved from home. A third event is a costume contest. No premade costumes or kits allowed. For more info, visit https://www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org/pumpkin-festival-2022/
We connect the public to Sonoma County farmers and producers to ensure the economic viability of local ag and to instill an appreciation of ag as a vital part of our community.
Thank you for your support of Sonoma County farms, ranches, producers, and purveyors in our collective mission of preserving Farms Forever!
Carmen Snyder, Executive Director &
Gravenstein Apple Fair Producer
Ellen Cavalli, Program Manager
Pam Davis, Gravenstein Apple Fair
Operations Manager
Vince Trotter, President
Lauren Bowne, Secretary
Andrea Krout, Treasurer
Karen Bianchi-Moreda, Director
Alexandra Fox, Director
We are grateful for the support of our major sponsors.