There is a reason fall is one of our favorite seasons here in Northern California. Picture-perfect weather, gorgeous turning leaves, pumpkin picking, and so many things to do outdoors – who could ask for more? We’re so excited for autumn that we decided to put together a quick list of the best things to do in Vacaville. So, what are you waiting for – get out and enjoy it while it lasts! Covid-19 has affected many of the activities we would normally do this holiday season but that doesn't mean there isn't fun to still be had!
The Vacaville Farmers’ Market wraps up its season on October 24th, so get your fresh local goodies while you can! Early autumn brings a bountiful harvest, and it’s a great time to snatch up some apples, grapes, root veggies, nuts, and squash. The farmers market is now located at the Creekwalk Plaza at Andrew’s Park and runs Saturdays through October 24th from 8AM-12PM.
ANDREWS PARK CREEKWALK
Observe the change of seasons in all its glory with a stroll down the Creekwalk trail in Andrews Park. Both the downtown and Creekwalk trail are a riot of fall colors in October and November. Head out to the trail after a rare rain and you can even spot some small waterfalls during your walk. By the way, if you happen to be a photography buff you will find ample opportunity for some gorgeous shots. Use the #ILoveVacaville hashtag and we may feature your photos!
Don't Forget the Pumpkins!
Sweet Pea's is located at 891 Alamo Drive, Vacaville California. We are open 7 days a week!
Sweet Pea's is a 4th generation locally-owned pet boutique and nursery. Find the very best quality pet foods, organically grown flowers, vegetables, and more. Sweet Pea's also provides adoption clinics and pet-friendly events such as the Canine Carnival, Pet Pictures with Santa, and an annual pet-friendly pumpkin patch!
COOL PATCH PUMPKINS
6150 Dixon Avenue West, Dixon
Open daily through Oct 31st, 9am – 8pm
Cool Patch Pumpkins is home to the World’s Largest Corn Maze, Every year the maze is completely unique, this year featuring our very own logo and a special tribute to our local First Responders! Thank you for your service! Don’t worry about the intimidation factor of their massive maze, Cool Patch has “maze escorts” that can guide you out when you get lost! Little ones will enjoy the Kid Zone, Kiddie Corn Maze, and jumping into the Corn Kernel Bath. Visitors of all ages will love the pumpkin cannon, hayrides, shaded picnic areas, music, food, and special events. There is no admission charge for the pumpkin patch, tickets to the corn maze are $15 for adults, and kids under 5 are free. Kid Zone tickets are $1.
4606 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield
Open daily 9am – 5pm
If you are looking for the biggest selection and most variety, head out to Larry’s Produce in Fairfield. Over 50 varieties are available at the pumpkin patch, from the tiniest pumpkin to 1,000 lb. Atlantic Giants! There is also a play area for the kids and lots of cool old cars and trucks on display that are perfect for fall photo-ops, plus a corn maze.
Be Love Farm
A day of fun for the whole family. Pressing apple cider, caramel apples, apple pie, tamales, salsa, butternut fries, Mexican slaw and farm wine. There will be apple tasting and coloring for kids, Come enjoy the beautiful Fall outdoors on the farm.
OLIVE HARVEST AND CAMP
NOVEMBER 15 - 21
This year there are two options. You may come for the day to help with the olive harvest, we will make lunch and you will receive some olive oil.
Or, you may book a room and stay the night (special pricing), enjoy dinner, sauna with optional cold plunge, and fire pit under the stars. In the morning there will be a farm community breakfast before the next day of harvest begins.
Meet each day of harvest at 10 am at the farm to get your rake and team up with other folks for the day.
Holly Days Craft & Gift Faire
Searching for the perfect, handcrafted gift for the holidays? Shop small and gift local at Downtown Vacaville’s 14th Annual Holly Days Craft & Gift Fair on Saturday, November 7th from 9am - 4pm.
75+ artisans, vendors, local merchants and makers will set up to sell their goods at this outdoor market. Main, Merchant & Parker Streets will close to vehicular traffic for safe, distanced holiday shopping.
In addition to handcrafted and unique gift options, holiday shoppers will enjoy food trucks, special discounts at Downtown businesses, and more. Admission and parking are FREE. This event is rain or shine. Masks are required.
A complete list of vendors is coming soon!
The Holly Days Craft & Gift Fair in Downtown Vacaville is sponsored by the Downtown Vacaville BID, the City of Vacaville and Recology. For additional information please email info@DowntownVacaville.com or call 707-451-2100. Tag/search the event using #DowntownVacaville #VacaHollyDays
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