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Fall Fun in Yuba-Sutter

by Abbey Anderson

Looking for fall fun? Get ready for cozy fall experiences, magical Halloween adventures, and fun community-driven events. Travel to the area to visit Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm, the largest U-Pick Pumpkin Farm in the country! Or spend a weekend in nature at Collins Lake and embark on a magical Halloween trick-or-treat trail. Get your blood pumping with the entire family at the Spooktacular River Run costume contest and races. However you choose to spend it, autumn in Yuba-Sutter is full of activities that will create lifelong memories and new traditions. Start planning your picture-perfect fall getaway today! 

Bishops Pumpkin Farm

The biggest U-Pick Pumpkin Farm in the country is open for the season in the Yuba-Sutter area! This year marks the 50th anniversary of Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm, the ultimate fall haven for families and autumn enthusiasts from all over. Bishop’s has grown since Bill and Sandy Bishop planted their first pumpkins and welcomed local schools in 1973 to an ultimate autumnal destination for families.

A visit to Bishop’s is not just about picking pumpkins but an immersive experience for the whole family. Start your day with a homemade muffin before visiting the petting zoo and taking a ride on the farm train. Then make your way through the sprawling pumpkin patch on a hayride to find the perfect pumpkin for carving or decorating your home. That's just the beginning of the fun too! Get lost in the corn maze, soar over the farm on the zipline, or spin on the vintage carousel. Fuel up on golden corn dogs, garlic fries, and warm cookies from the bakery. Cap it all off with an apple cider slushie from the cider mill. With delicious eats, activities galore, and of course, that U-Pick pumpkin experience, Bishop's Farm infuses your visit with autumnal joy, making for a seasonal family tradition and memories to last until your next visit. 

Parking is free Monday-Thursday, even on Halloween! On Fridays, parking is $10, and there are fireworks, while on weekends through October, parking is $20 with nightly family-friendly movies like Hocus Pocus and The Goonies. 

What are you waiting for? Make your plans to visit Bishop's Pumpkin Farm today, and get ready to make this your new annual fall tradition!

Collin’s Lake Trick or Treat Trail

Nestled in the beauty of nature, get ready for a spellbinding Halloween adventure along the shores of Collin’s Lake. It is the perfect destination to celebrate the weekend of Halloween! On October 28th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the lake will come alive with Halloween spirit as they hold their annual Trick or Treat Trail. This free event provides families with a map leading you on a journey through the campground’s themed stations.

As you set off, you’ll meander along the lakeshore and encounter whimsical characters handing out treats! At each stop, friendly faces hand out treats, making a delightful treasure hunt that’s fun for all ages. The best part? This wonderful event has free admission, allowing everyone to participate. Simply pick up your map, explore the trails, and collect your treats. For directions on where to park, simply go to their welcome kiosk. 

With Collins Lake as your backdrop, you're sure to make memories that last until next Halloween.

Spooktacular River Run

Get ready for a spooktacular good time at the annual Spooktacular River Run on October 28th! This Halloween fun run along the River is a treat-filled event benefitting Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way. It offers not only a chance to engage in some invigorating physical activity but also a plethora of enjoyable activities and festivities that promise to make it a memorable experience for everyone involved. The main events include a family-friendly 5K walk/run on a flat course perfect for strollers and dogs, as well as a more challenging 10K run that winds along the scenic riverbanks. Both routes promote health, fitness, and community. 

One highlight is the creative Costume Contest where participants are encouraged to unleash their creativity. From ghouls to goblins, superheroes to historical figures, the array of costumes is bound to be dazzling. This friendly competition adds an element of fun and camaraderie to the event as participants marvel at the inventive costumes on display. Get in on the fun with free face painting from 8-11 a.m. to transform into your favorite Halloween character. The costume excitement, flat/fast courses, and beautiful natural backdrop along the river make for an unforgettable experience. Top finishers in 10 divisions receive custom medals, and all children under 5 get a trick-or-treat bag! Enjoy a continental breakfast while you cheer on fellow ghouls and goblins. 

Whether you run, walk, volunteer, or spectate, it's a feel-good day of costumes, competition, and camaraderie. Adults and kids are invited to participate! No tricks here - just treats and Halloween spirit for all. Sign up today for the Monster Mile and join the Spooktacular celebration!

As the leaves turn and Halloween draws near, sprawling pumpkin patches, delicious treats, and Halloween spirit create the perfect atmosphere for creating new traditions with your whole family. Don't miss out on these limited-time experiences tailor-made for fall fun. Plan your next trip to the Yuba-Sutter region and visit the autumnal paradise that awaits you. No matter how you spend Halloween in Yuba-Sutter, one thing's for certain - it will be the best one yet. So grab some hot apple cider, cozy up in your favorite sweater, and start planning your next trip to this autumnal paradise today!

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