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petaluma green hills

Petaluma is surrounded by a fertile agricultural area, family farms that raise goats, cattle, pigs and sheep, dairy and egg producers. Shop Petaluma markets for locally made cheeses, ice cream, jams, honey, and stop into farmstands for fresh picked fruits and vegetables.

    Butter & Egg Days Parade
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    Every spring is the Butter & Egg Days Parade, a family friendly event for over 35 years. The parade begins at noon at Walnut Park and goes in a loop down 4th St., returning on Petaluma Blvd. Also, booths with food, arts and craft, and live music during the day.

For more photos and info, read our blog post "Butter and Egg Days Parade."

    Walnut Park In downtown Petaluma, Walnut Park has a large playground, picnic tables, shade, grass to run around. Park is located at Petaluma Blvd. S. and D St.

On Saturdays, May to November, farmers market is set up in the park, 2pm - 5:30pm.


Copperfield's BooksA great place to relax, and perfect if the weather is rainy, hop into this well stocked bookstore. Large children's book section, plenty of comfy chairs to sit down and read.


Pumpkin Patches Throughout October, visit two delightful pumpkin patches:


Petaluma Pumpkin Patch and Amazing Corn Maze

petaluma pumpkin patch

Select a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, play in seed corn pit, farm animals, picnic tables, on-site food and snacks.


The corn maze is amazing, the largest we've seen! Be sure to pick up map to the maze, kids can see which routes lead through the maze. Tip: Maze is open at night on weekends. Bright flashlights.


Patch is open daily, Sunday to Thursday 10am - 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 10pm.


Peter Pumpkin Patch


Kids can choose pumpkins large and small (wheelbarrows available for very large pumpkins), tractor ride around the pumpkin patch, seed corn pit and hay mazes, feed the calves, homemade pumpkin ice cream and pumpkin pies. Especially good for toddlers and little kids.


Helen Putnam Regional Park Looking for a spot to picnic, and take a hike through rolling hills and oak trees?


Hiking trails for kids of all ages (grandparents too), panoramic views, picnic tables and benches in the shade, restrooms, children's play area. In spring, wildflowers on the hills.


More details, read our blog post: Green Hills and Panoramic Views in Sonoma


Fun food


Where can you get a unicorn ice cream?
At Angela's Ice Cream (formerly Lala's Creamery), unicorn scoop is popular with kids, plus lots of different flavors to choose from. Don't miss the back patio to sit outside.


Petaluma Pie Company – Fun treat for kids, pies made with local apples, fruits and berries.



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