Top 6 Fall COVID-Friendly Activities in the Bay Area

Updated: Oct 2, 2020

The first official day of Fall this year was September 22nd. Hopefully, cooler weather is on the horizon, so we can pull out those long cardigans, scarfs, booties, and everything pumpkin! Here is a list of Fall COVID-Friendly things to do for you and your family!

1. G&S Farms Pumpkin Patch in Brentwood

After a busy summer season, we think our October Pumpkin Patch is the perfect family activity to enjoy in Brentwood's ideal autumn climate. Pick pumpkins right off the vine, get lost in our corn maze, or enjoy our other seasonal activities like our pumpkin-chuckin' cannons or our Hocus Pocus movie night!  Make the most of your fall with a visit to our pumpkin U-Pick! They also offer pumpkin cannon shooting, mini-photo sessions, and Play House at the Patch!

2. Three Nuuns Farms in Brentwood

Come check out our tractor rides, pumpkin patch, and corn mazes! The tractor ride takes you through our orchards and row crops, and occasionally gets lost in our corn jungle! The tractor also pulls an extra trailer for all of the pumpkins you pick in the pumpkin patch. Wagons are available at the field of pumpkins as well as back at the barn, so when you return with your pumpkins it’s no sweat getting them to your car! Meredith’s Maze is 5-acres and typically takes about 15-30 minutes to navigate! “You are here” Maps are posted in the maze for reference as you find your way. We also have our “Little Maze” this year which takes about 5 minutes to navigate and is ideal for those looking for a more relaxed maze experience!

3. Boo At the ZOO in Oakland

Calling all ghosts, goblins, & witches - join us for Boo at the Zoo! Adapted this year for social distancing, we are extending Boo at the Zoo from a single weekend to an eight-day event. To eliminate crowding and provide all our Halloween guests a safe environment, visitors can participate in a family-friendly ‘pink flamingo scavenger hunt' and receive a pre-stuffed goodie bag. Remember to dress in costume when you visit and tag Oakland Zoo on social media to enter our Halloween costume contest! (Please make reservations online at

4. Apple Hill in Placerville

It’s a GREAT time to do a little you-pick at a few of our Apple Hill Growers farms!  Fewer crowds and traffic!  Items available for you-pick now include Flowers at 24 Carrot Farm, Apples at Denver Dan’s, Apples at Goyette’s North Canyon Ranch, Apples, Blackberries, and Pears at Harris Tree Farm, and Pears, Apples & Vegetables at Sloan Mountain Orchard and Apples at Goodness Orchards. 

5. Cool Patch Pumpkins in Dixon

Matt Cooley founded Cool Patch Pumpkins in 2001 when he and his kids started selling pumpkins on the side of his pumpkin field. His passion for family grew into a world-renowned pumpkin patch and corn maze featured across platforms, news stations, websites, and in the Guinness Book of World Records. They offer you-pick pumpkin patch, hayrides, puddle cars, and of course the legendary world record corn maze!

6. Shadelands Pumpkin Patch in Walnut Creek

Come visit the pumpkins at the Historical Shadelands Ranch in Walnut Creek. We offer a special program just for preschool children and their families. In addition to their Pumpkins, they also offer a Petting Zoo, and Cow Train Ride. Mask is required.

Rebecca Loboschefsky Concord Realtor is a top real estate agent serving Concord, Clayton, Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, Alamo, Danville, Pleasant Hill, Antioch, and the surrounding San Francisco East Bay communities.

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