Okay, so it may not be that hidden, but being a Bay Area local I sure have never heard of this pumpkin farm before! Only a short 15 minutes drive south of San Jose, nestled between the soft hills and sweet valley orchards, you will find Spina Farms.
About Spina Farms
Spina Farms was established in 1944 originally growing apricots, prunes, and tomatoes. It was not until the 1970’s that they created their own little pumpkin patch. Fast forward to today, this little pumpkin patch has grown to a full harvest fest! Not only just a spot to find colorful pumpkins for sale, Spina Farms offers fun activities such as hayrides, train & barrel rides for the kids, a petting zoo, pony rides, treat stands and much more! Every fall season, this local farm has carried on this delightful tradition for all to enjoy. This was definitely one of the larger pumpkin patches I have ever visited.
What to wear to the Pumpkin Patch
- Choose cohesive colors or patterns
I already had in mind what colors I wanted to wear. I chose this sweater because of the neutral colors mixed with the light pastel colors. Some of the other girls wore richer tone colors like mustard and burgundy. For my second outfit, I went with a cream color chunky crop sweater with jeans and a printed head scarf for a pop of color. My third outfit I wore a midi length skirt with a printed top that had all of the fall colors in the print.
- Boots that are made for pumpkin hoppin’
If you plan on staying for a few hours at the farm, you are gonna need a good pair of boots. I know in the above shots I wore the most non-practical boots to the pumpkin farm lol. But I only wore these for 20 minutes and then switched to a more practical shoe afterward. My go-to boots at the moment are my Colin Boots from Sutro Footwear. They are both stylish and practical. If you are interested you can use my code “BRIANNA25″ which will give you $25 off your purchase.
- Stay Comfy!
I know most of us here want to look cute for photos and Instagram but most importantly if you’re gonna spend the day out on the farm you should feel comfy too! In the South Bay it is still quite warm, so if you are going to wear a sweater, choose a lightweight sweater, or a midi length skirt. Of course if where you live has actual Fall weather, make sure you layer up with some tights and a sturdy jacket.
Perfect Gathering Place
Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch is a great gathering place for a family day trip with the little ones, a memorable date night with your prince or princess, or a fun group outing like what we did. We each got to explore the farm and went at our own pace to enjoy the lively atmosphere. We got some cute group shots and as you can see, we all had our own individual take on our personal Fall style but still looked cohesive together.
Another fun fall activity is Apple Picking! Apple Picking is a great day trip for friends and families.
Other Bay Area Pumpkin Farms
There are plenty of other pumpkin farms around the Bay Area. Some of the other popular ones are:
- Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park in San Martin
- Farmer Johns Pumpkin Farm in Half Moon Bay
- Clansy’s Pumpkin Patch in San Francisco
Photos were taken by Shannon (@shannonalysephoto) & Will (@LustLightStudios)
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