If you miss the annual pumpkin patch at the famous Lombardi Ranch, we are happy to announce the Gilchrist Farm Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch! They started up a few years back and it's turned out to be a local favorite venue for all things having to do with Pumpkins and Fall! The Gilchrist Farm Harvest Festival is located here in Santa Clarita just up Bouquet Canyon and nearby the old Lombardi Ranch location. See below for a map and directions.
Santa Clarita has a New Family Owned Ranch in Town
In 2019, the Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch will take place from October 4th through October 31st, every day from 9am-6pm. Enjoy fun filled activities on the weekends including Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating, Fall Farm Crafts, Live Entertainment, Fundraiser Bake Sale, Caramel Apples, Kettle Corn, Petting Zoo and more!
It sounds like there's even more fun and games this year so we're expecting 2019 to be the best year ever. GO GILCHRIST GO!
Gilchrist Update for October Harvest 2019
Once again Gilchrist will be offering plenty of fun and entertainment from 9/28/19 - 10/31/19. According to the Gilchrist website there will be FREE Pig Races each weekend and the start times are 11am, 2pm and 4pm! T
here's pony rides, wagon rides and the kids can once again try their hand at milking the goats! Also, we heard... they will be adding Archery and a Farm Train for 2019! Then, everyone enjoys the straw bale maze, straw slides so it sounds like our Santa Clarita kids are going to have a BLAST again this year!
Each Weekend we have a fun filled line up of activities and vendors, including Straw Bale Maze, Straw Slide, Wagon Rides, Pony Rides, Horse Rides, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating, Fall Farm Crafts, Pumpkin Sling Shot, Live Entertainment, Fundraiser Bake Sale (every weekend), Caramel Apples, Roasted Corn on the Cob, Food Trucks, Petting Zoo, Pig Races, Chicken Splat Bingo and FREE Goat Milking Demonstrations each Saturday and Sunday at 10AM.
One thing for sure, there's plenty of great fun to be had, so don't miss this month long event, only at Gilchrist Farms!
Gilchrist Activities - Pricing
There are costs associated with some of the activities as follows.
- $5 Pony Rides
- $5 Wagon Rides
- $5 Petting Zoo
- $5 Straw Bale Maze
- $10 Pumpkin Decorating
- $5 Fall Farm Crafts
- $5 Pumpkin Sling Shot
- $5 Straw Slide
- $5 Archery
- $10 Horse Ride
- $20 Pony Cart Ride
Gilchrist Replaces the Lombardi Ranch Festival
2015 was the first Fall season without Lombardi Ranch and it was heartbreaking for many Santa Clarita local children and adults alike. We looked forward to the live music and participating in the many events, especially the annual scarecrow contest. Although Gilchrist does NOT host a Scarecrow Contest, they have many other activities and one of the favorites is sure to be the pumpkin decorating contests! Also, the children will love getting up close to the farm animals at the Gilchrist petting zoo.
Gilchrist Farm Country Store
While visiting the festival you'll also be able to buy farm fresh chicken or duck eggs, or other unique items such as hand made goat's milk soap, peacock feathers and fresh or frozen goat's milk for crafting or animal use. If you stop by on Saturday mornings at 9:00am you can watch the Goat milking demonstrations. That might not sound all that interesting for country folk, but us city slickers might find it quite fascinating.
Gilchrist Farm Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch Location and Dates
- LOCATION: 30116 Bouquet Canyon Rd Santa Clarita, CA 91390
- DATES: September 29the through October 31st and Open Every Day
- HOURS: 9am - 6pm. On Weekdays, Pony and Wagon Rides are from 2:00pm - 6:00pm only.
- Visit the Gilchrist Farm Website
Come Again Next Year!
As Santa Clarita residents and local realtors we love sharing about fun things to do in our community. Each Fall season we look forward to this Gilchrist Farm Harvest Festival and once again, we hope for a successful outcome to ensure they will return again next year.
Should you need help buying or selling your home, please contact us, Matt and Meray of the Gregory Real Estate Group. 661-713-4799.