We all know that Halloween is hugely celebrated in the USA, so what if you wanted to take the tribe to the States for a Halloween holiday? Find out what the Howard tribe did in San Diego in the lead up to Halloween.
“America goes crazy for pumpkins this time of year. Pumpkin flavoured everything. Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkintini cocktails, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin cookies – you name it, the pumpkin is out in full force in October.” said Natalie.
So Natalie took her tribe to the popular Rancho Bernardo Pumpkin Farm to get into the Halloween spirit. Rancho Bernardo has a huge pumpkin patch with pumpkins ranging in price from $5 up to $80. Entry to the farm is free, it’s only the cost of the pumpkin and if you’d also like a hay ride on the farm tractor, that is $2 per person, and a trip through the corn maze is another $2 per person.
You can also buy a bag of veggies to feed the farm animals for $1 a bag which is worth it for the joy it brings the kids.
“The whole tradition is you are meant to pick your pumpkin and then you carve it for Halloween. Any size pumpkin off the vine is $5 but they also sell huge pumpkins. The largest ones sell for $80. They were the size of Billy!”
Rancho Bernardo also has a picnic area where you are welcome to hang about and have some lunch on your day out.
There are also pumpkin stations around California run by Rancho Bernardo which bring all the fun of Halloween to those who can’t get to the farm. The Pumpkin Stations have carnival rides, carousel, a game zone, petting zoo and a mini pumpkin patch.