Fall is almost here and that means the start of pumpkin season is just around the corner at Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch!Pumpkin Patch Sign BoardThis year they’ll host their 11th annual Pumpkin Patch, which will be open beginning September 17th! The family friendly event, located just inside of Irvine Regional Park, includes fun activities for all ages. irvine-park-railroad-pumpkin-patch-2The Pumpkin Patch is located in Locomotive Loop and Miner’s Meadow just behind the train station. Thousands of pumpkins, in all shapes and sizes, fill the areas behind the train station. All visitors are sure to find the perfect pumpkin! irvine-park-railroad-pumpkin-patchThis year’s Pumpkin Patch activities will include:

  • Train rides
  • Hay rides
  • Panning for gold
  • A child-friendly haunted house
  • A hay maze
  • A moon bounce
  • Pumpkin ring toss
  • Carnival games
  • Cookie decorating
  • John Deere tractor racers
  • Face painting
  • Picture stands
  • Great food irvine-park-railroad-pumpkin-patch-cotton-candy

Watch this fun video highlighting the Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch:

New for 2016
This year, Irvine Park Railroad is adding the “Great Pumpkin Weigh Off!” This activity will take place on Saturday, September 24th starting at 11:00 am. Come see if Southern California pumpkin growers have what it takes to grow the biggest pumpkin in Orange County. Cash prizes will be awarded. There’ll also be a live band playing on this day from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. irvine-park-railroad-pumpkin-patch-face-paintingAdmission into the Pumpkin Patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary; please visit http://www.IrvineParkRailroad.com for additional information and costs.irvine-park-railroad-pumpkin-patch-hoursThe Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch is open daily from September 17th through October 31st.

Weekdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The parking fee for Irvine Regional Park is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends. Important parking information: As Halloween nears, visitors are encouraged to plan to arrive early to help avoid crowds, particularly on the weekend. Irvine-Park-Railroad-Pumpkin-Patch-train-2015Visit Irvine Regional Park’s other activities including Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine Park — fun and unique bike rentals that can be enjoyed by single riders or an entire family — paddle boat rentals, the Orange County Zoo and pony rides. Bike and paddle boat rentals are open daily at 10:00 am.Irvine-Park-Railroad-Pumpkin-Patch-giveaway-2015I’m excited to announce that Irvine Park Railroad is providing a prize package for one of my readers! The package includes 6 activity tickets, 1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Bike Double Surrey Rental, and 1 Paddle boat rental. To enter, go to the Rafflecopter below. Good luck and thanks for reading!

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I was invited to visit the Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

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