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petaluma farm stand

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

    Butter & Eggs Day Parade
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    Every spring is the Butter & Eggs Day Parade, a family friendly event. 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 Eggs Day Parade."

    Downtown Petaluma
      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.

    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.
multi-generational activity
Entrance and Parking lot is located at 411 Chileno Valley Rd.
More details, tips, trail map, read our blog post: Green Hills and Panoramic Views in Sonoma
pumpkin patch

Pumpkin Patches Throughout October, visit pumpkin patches to pick your own pumpkin out of the field, plus other actitivites such as tractor rides, seed corn pit, huge corn maze.


Read our blost post: Sonoma County Favorite Pumpkin Patches


Petaluma Pumpkin Patch and Amazing Corn Maze


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.


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.


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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