It’s official—fall season is finally here! Bring on the chilly mornings, chunky sweaters, cozy fireside nights and every possible pumpkin flavor combination known to humanity (pumpkin pie-flavored ice cream anyone?). To celebrate this comfy, feel-good season, here’s our list of top things to do in Sonoma County during fall:
Petaluma Pumpkin Patch
This local pumpkin patch and corn maze is an absolute must-see whenever the weather starts cooling down. Open now until November 1, visitors can roam the 5-acres of land filled with a huge straw mountain, farm animals, pumpkin picking, tons of food vendors and a corn kernel sandbox (yes, this is where everyone takes that one pic for Insta). The Amazing Corn Maze during their regular hours and is also open Fridays and Saturdays for NIGHT MAZE.
For information on admission prices and tickets, visit the Petaluma Pumpkin Patch website.
Blind Scream Haunted House
If you’re looking for thrills, get ready to be terrified at Blind Scream, hosted at Somo Village in Rohnert Park. This year two haunted houses will be open for scares: Lil Horrus’s Fun House and, back by popular demand, Doc’s Horrortorium. The haunted houses are open from October 12 to October 31.
For more information and tickets, visit the Blind Scream website.
Apple Picking at Ratzlaff Ranch
During fall, apples fall second in the limelight to pumpkins, but they still deserve some appreciation. Spend the day picking apples at Ratzlaff Ranch. Bring your friends and harvest apples at $2 a pound.
Visit the ranch’s website for hours and more info.
City Garden Donuts
This trendy donut and coffee shop serves gourmet treats made with local ingredients. This fall, they’re featuring everyone’s favorite fall flavor in everything. Their seasonal offerings include: Pumpkin Spice Glaze Donut with pecans on brioche, Pumpkin Spice Sugar Donut on cake and the quintessential pumpkin spice latte—Starbucks who? Their pumpkin spice is made in-house with organic pumpkin purée.