Since 2007, RAM Farms in Turlock has provided the community with a perfect fall destination filled with pumpkins and a challenging corn maze. Now into their 7th year, the farm proves that it is better than ever by offering even more pumpkins and hours of family fun.
“We hope RAM Farms offers the community a place to go with their family and enjoy the fall season,” said Karen Macedo. “If you’re looking for a pumpkin or a fun outing, we have something for everybody.”
As always, there is no fee to visit the farm’s pumpkin patch. However, activities including the scary shed, hay maze, and tractor corral are only available to those who have purchased a pumpkin. The crowd favorite pumpkin bowling activity will also be available for guests, costing them an additional $1 for each pumpkin bowled.
Aside from the activities, the pumpkin patch offers guests over 40 varieties of pumpkins and gourds to choose from. Guests can browse from a selection of Knucklehead pumpkins, Cinderella pumpkins, and small gourds.
Additionally, the farm will also be selling pink porcelain doll pumpkins, which were developed to raise breast cancer awareness. With each pink porcelain doll purchase, $1 will go towards funding Hilmar’s and Turlock’s Relay for Life events. For more information on the unique pink pumpkins and their mission, visit pinkpumpkinpatch.org.
Once guests are done perusing through the seemingly endless pumpkin variety, they can challenge themselves with the farm’s 20-acre space alien themed corn maze. Macedo said that people often race through the maze with their friends, while others simply walk through the maze for exercise.
The corn maze will once again feature the ever-popular Freaky Flashlight Nights that will begin at dusk on Friday and Saturday nights. Guests are encouraged to bring their friends and, more importantly, their own flashlight. Trekkers through the maze must be accompanied by an adult and children under the age of five are not recommended.
General admission into the corn maze for children ages five through 12 is $6, with general admission for guests older than 12 being $8. For Friday and Saturday evenings, children between the ages of six and 12 cost $8 and those older than 13 costing $10. Children under the age of six are free with a paying adult. The farm also hosts a Wacky Wednesday every week, where students can receive $1 off their total ticket price by presenting their student ID.
For those who are interested in season passes, RAM Farms has that as well. Season passes for children between the ages of five and 12 are $30. Guests older than 13 are able purchase a pass for $40.
RAM Farms is open from noon to dusk Sunday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information on all of the fun fall activities that RAM Farms has to offer, visit ramfarms.com.