Ventura County Halloween tradition to be shut down this year. Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch Cancelled for 2014 Every year our family would schedule a date to spend the day at the Falkner Farm Pumpkin Patch.
What a wonderful setting to spend a beautiful Autumn day with the mountains as the back drop, and the endless amount of pumpkins and vegetation. According to Santa Paula Rotary President, Rick Araiza, approximately 20,000 people visited the Falkner Farm in October to purchase their Halloween Pumpkins and enjoy the Farm. These people will now be deprived of continuing the tradition that many Ventura County residents shared with their children and grandchildren.
The culprit for the shutdown is no other than the University of California Hansen Trust, who purchased the property in the 1990’s “to sustain agriculture in Ventura County through research and education to benefit the community as a whole.” The Santa Paula Rotary, the organization who was in charge of organizing the pumpkin patch, released a press release and has information on who to contact to voice your opinion on the cancelation of the pumpkin patch.
There is alternatives to the Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch such as the McGrath Street Pumpkin Patch in Ventura and the Underwood Family Farms in Somis. www.mcgrathstreetpumpkinpatch.com
The Santa Paula Rotary Club will be holding a fundraising haunted house this October and for more info visit their website at http://www.hallockhouseofhorrors.com/page/page/8916237.htm If Pumpkin Patches are not your thing, take a look the Halloween Oktoberfest happening at the Collection in Oxnard. Space is limited so make sure to purchase your tickets at: http://goo.gl/ZfZwbZ