It’s almost Halloween and where’s the best place for pumpkin-pickin’ fun? Gotta be Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center.
Still in the family as it’s been since 1921, Bates is a classic roadside attraction that’s full of family fun this time of year. Pick your own pumpkin, explore the petting zoo and check out all the goodies in the store. They even welcome a food truck (or two) on the weekends. Bates is open daily but time’s running out and it will be very crowded today and next weekend.
The annual event even gives me a chance to post a few photos of my super-cute great nephew.