October Fall Harvest Festivals-A Great Family Festival

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October Fall Harvest Festivals

This past weekend we took a break from our normal routines and decided to spend a day with the kids enjoying the beautiful fall weather. We celebrated the day at Loma Rica Ranch at their 5th annual Harvest Festival.

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There is nothing like experiencing fall in the Sierra Foothills. The scenery view is beautiful with colors of red, orange and yellow.

2009_Harvest_Festival_Poster_thumb      A Great Family Festival

Loma Rica Ranch is a certified Organic Farm that offers rows of heirloom vegetables, berries and fruit trees. The Ranch offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy local produce.

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The festival offered a variety of fun fall attractions for the whole family including pumpkin picking, wagon rides, face painting, a kid-friendly haunted house, a corn maze, hay fort and even a zipline for the kids. There were lots of crafts people and artists, LIVE music and tons of free games and craft activities!

Children of all ages enjoyed feeding the farm animals at the petting zoo and riding the ponies. Our kids enjoyed getting lost in the twisted paths through the hay maze and found themselves on top of hay mountain. Later we were more adventurous to escape out of the corn maze.

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And I can’t forget the food-some of the best of Nevada County! The kids enjoyed good old fashioned hot dogs from The Top Dog and my husband and I enjoyed gourmet southwestern wraps from Coloma Wraps. These gourmet wraps were an organic California fusion style wrap withseasoned beef, chichen or tofu, fresh tomato salsa, black bean corn salsa, green leaf lettuce, red cabbage and a “special” sauce on a whole wheat flour tortilla. 

We spent hours enjoying the celebration and srolling through the booths.


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