Ok everybody, it’s a BIG weekend in our sweet little town of Truckee. From 10-2 (some publications I’ve seen 3PM) on Saturday (October 16th) it’s the annual Truckee Elementary Pumpkin Patch. It’s a great event with the obvious (pumpkins of course), cake walk, games, prizes, and lots and lots of FOOD! Rain or shine this is an event to attend.
Following the pumpkin patch from 12-3PM is BIG TRUCK DAY, my son Colby’s personal favorite! It will be his 3rd year going and each year it gets better. This is yet another free admission event open to all. It is located in front of the rodeo grounds (next to the skate park) in the big dirt lot. If you or your children have the slightest interest in FIRETRUCKS, TRACTORS, SNOW PLOWS, CEMENT TRUCKS, ETC. this is the place to be. It really is a good time and all for FREE, unless you have a sweet tooth, there is a bake sale with yummy treats.
I am sad to say this Saturday October 16th I’ll be missing both events (you can find me at an open house in Tahoe Donner at 11864 Rhineland Ave.) but my husband Erik will be there with Bennett and Colby.
For some more fall fun check out Apple Hill. Located just outside of Placerville, this is a great day trip for all. Comprised of 16 original ranches, you can find everything from pumpkin patches to pony rides and of course apples of all varieties. Go to www.applehill.com. My families favorite farm is the all inclusive Boa Vista Orchard. It has it ALL, pond to fish, pony rides, restaurant, candy shop, craft fair, apple store (pies, jams, apples galore). Below are the details of this farm as well as a couple Apple Hill pictures from last year!!
Whatever you are doing with your family and friends this fall season, enjoy! There are so many amazing things to do in the Truckee/Tahoe region. It is a beautiful time of year to be out in nature alone with the landscape or with hundreds for all the holiday festivities.
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