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Petaluma is surrounded by a fertile agricultural area, with farms that raise goats, cattle, pigs and sheep, dairy and egg producers. Shop Petaluma markets for locally made cheeses, ice cream, jams, honey.

    Walnut Park In historic 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, a farmers market is set up in the park, 2pm - 5:30pm.

    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."


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.


Tara Firma FarmsVisit this farm to see adorable pygmy goats, pigs chowing down and rolling in the mud, and chickens running around. In spring, it's also fun to take a walk to the lake, birds and dragonflies in the air.


Free tours at 11am on Saturday and Sunday, and farm store is open every day.


Fun food


Where can you get a unicorn ice cream?
At Lala's Creamery, unicorn scoop is popular with kids, plus lots of different flavors to choose from. Don't miss the back patio with playhouses.


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



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