If you’re looking for a perfect Fall and Halloween getaway from Sacramento, the Amador Flower Farm is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic, the outdoors, some beautiful gardens, and Halloween activities for kids. Just a little more than an hour’s drive from Sacramento in Plymouth, the Amador Flower Farm has something for everyone to enjoy and is a great family outing.
Start your visit to the Flower Farm with a picnic lunch. There are a number of picnic tables under old oak trees sitting next to a beautiful pond with ducks and frogs to entertain everyone in the family. You can also spread out a blanket on the green grass near some of the flowers and just enjoy the view.
After lunch, you can enjoy a tour of the gardens in a 15 minute tram ride (weekends only). Enjoy the farm animals as well as the main attraction – the demonstration gardens and growing grounds. The gardens are spread over four acres and offer a beautiful arrangement of flowers and grasses. The Amador Flower Farm is known for its wide variety of daylilies and various themes make up the gardens like the “Western Garden”, “Royal Court”, and “Cottage Hill.”
If the beauty of these gardens inspires you, visit their nursery and allow them to help you develop your green thumb with a variety of plants, annuals, and grasses as well as decorations and tools you will need to beautify your outdoor area. The nursery contains hundreds of varieties so let the gardens inspire you.
Fall Festival, Halloween, pumpkins, and flowers
This year, October 1 and 2 kicks off the Fall Festival with a number of fun activities for kids. Enjoy tram rides, farm animals, gardening experts, a hay bale maze, pumpkins, and Italian ice and food. There is free admission as the festival goes from 9 am to 4 pm. If you miss out on the Fall Festival this weekend, don’t worry – there is plenty of fun, free Halloween and Fall fun for families.
During the month of October, the flower farm adds a bit of Halloween flair with a pumpkin patch and corn maze for kids and adults alike to enjoy. Pumpkins, squash, and other varieties are scattered everywhere and large wagons are available for you to pick and choose Halloween and Fall harvest decorations. Pumpkins, big and small, are decorated among hay bales and Halloween decorations.
Kids can make their way through the corn maze as large stalks, twists and turns will lead to scarecrows dressed for Halloween. There is nothing scary about corn maze – as long as you have the patience to wander to the end and make your way out. At the end of the corn maze, bails of hay form another maze for kids to enjoy as well.
Along with the various activities, flowers, pumpkins, and scenery, snacks and drinks are offered to cool you off or satisfy your hunger from your pumpkin-picking, maze-wandering adventures. Best of all, the Amador Flower Farm and Pumpkin Patch is free to enter and park with only pumpkins, snacks, and items purchased for your green thumb extra.
Amador Flower Farm and Pumpkin Patch is a great family event that is close to Sacramento, a budget-friendly getaway, and a fun way to get ready for Halloween and enjoy the Fall.
Amador Flower Farm Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch info:
- Where: located an hour north of Sacramento, take US 50 to Hwy 49 t0 22001 Shenandoah School Road in Plymouth (a map is on their website)
- When: The Flower Farm is open year round 9 am – 4 pm except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. The Fall Festival kicks off October 1 and 2 with a hay bale maze, animals, pumpkins, food, and fun. If you miss out this weekend, the pumpkin patch is open daily October 1 – 31 with many of these same activities.
- Cost: Entrance, parking, and picnics are FREE. Must pay for nursery items, pumpkins, and food
- Information: Get more information about the Amador Flower Farm
Enjoy photos from last year’s Amador Flower Farm Pumpkin Patch.