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It’s almost Fall Y’all and although that doesn’t usually mean sweaters and boots here in SoCal, it does mean that we’re starting to see pumpkins pop up all around. It also means that it’s almost time for Irvine Park Railroad’s 14th Annual Pumpkin Patch to begin! This event has become an annual tradition for us and offers fun for the entire family. This year, the Pumpkin Patch which be open daily beginning September 14th and go through October 31st. Irvine Park Railroad is located inside of Irvine Regional Park in the foothills of Orange, California.The 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.This year’s Pumpkin Patch activities 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

and a lot more!

Join Irvine Park Railroad for one of their annual traditions, the “Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off”. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 21st starting at 10:00 am. Come see if pumpkin growers have what it takes to grow the biggest pumpkin. Cash prizes will be awarded. KTLA Channel 5 weatherman Henry DiCarlo will host this event.

The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch is open daily from
September 14th through October 31st
Weekdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Starting October 1st, we will open at 8:00 am on weekends.Admission into the Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary; please visit for additional information and costs.

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, they encourage visitors to plan to arrive early to help avoid crowds, particularly on the weekend. (Visit their site for special event parking information.:

I’m hosting a giveaway for one (1) of my readers to win a super duper Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch prize pack which includes:

  • 8 Activity Tickets
  • 1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Bike Rental (excludes the double surrey)
  • 1 Paddle boat rental
  • 4 Tickets to the OC Zoo

To enter my giveaway, just fill out the form on the Rafflecopter below! Good luck everyone! Happy (almost) Fall!
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Logo proprety of Irvine Park Railroad and used with permission.