With storm clouds looming overhead, Citrus Heights’ Pumpkin Farm closed out its month-long October season at noon Friday — after selling out of pumpkins and finishing a final school group tour, according to Leonard Shymoniak, who runs the Farm with three of his children.
“We had pretty good weather this year,” said the farmer, glad that rains didn’t dampen his Farm’s attractions this season. On the flipside though, he added that the lack of rain caused a little problem with dryness and dust.
Tucked away off Old Auburn Road near Sunrise Boulevard, the Farm celebrated its 40th year of operation this season, and annually attracts about 10,000 visitors, according to the family operators.
The month-long local “farm experience” opens for business each October, and is closed to the public for the remaining months. Far from being dormant the rest of the year however, the Shymoniaks say it takes six months of work each year to prepare for the annual busy season, with corn being planted in late July and other attractions and plantings needing several months to get ready.
Open Tuesday-Sunday each October, the seasonal attraction is described by its operators as “more of a farm experience than a Halloween experience,” complete with mazes through tall corn stalks, tours of farm operations, animal-petting, and picking out a pumpkin from one of the 100 tons of pumpkins grown on the 16-acre property.
The Pumpkin Farm is located at 7736 Old Auburn Rd. in Citrus Heights. More information is available on the Farm’s web site: pumpkinfarm.net
With storm clouds looming overhead, Citrus Heights' Pumpkin Farm closed out its month-long October season at noon Friday -- after selling out of pumpkins and finishing a final school group tour, according to Leonard Shymoniak, who runs the Farm with three of his children...
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