Family Activities for Fall!

It’s that time of the year again, when the leaves start turning colors and we can start wearing scarves. Being in Sacramento, we’re fortunate enough to have access to a number of affordable and enjoyable fall family activities! We’ve picked out a few good ones, some that you’re probably familiar with, and hopefully some new ones. So take a look and see which ones sound like the most fun!

Apple Hill

If you’ve lived anywhere near Sacramento, you’ve likely heard of Apple Hill, and for good reason; it’s one of the most popular fall attractions in the area. Most people think that Apple Hill is at one central location, but it’s actually a mix of over 50 farms, ranches, orchards, and wineries, spread over about 5 miles.

Various events happen in the Apple Hill area from About June to November, but the prime time to visit and enjoy the absolutely delicious and fresh apple ciders, pies, and donuts, is in October and early November. This is also a great time to visit because the trees have such a variety of greens, yellows, oranges, and reds. You can find a map of the participating Apple Hill farmers here and if you want more information about Apple Hill in general, their web site is

One note of caution, if you do go during the peak season (Oct-Nov) and on the weekend, make sure you are prepared for the traffic and long lines! If you have the option to go up during the weekday, that might be a better choice.

Pumpkin patches

What get’s you into the Halloween spirit more than pumpkin patches? Hay rides, corn mazes, and other activities, not to mention of course the pumpkins, make this a great family outing.

There are a number of different pumpkin patches in the area. For instance, The Pumpkin Farm has been a Citrus Heights tradition for nearly 40 years. This patch opens staring Oct 4th and runs through Halloween, and parking is $5 or free depending on when you go. Find out more information from their website at

The Fabulous Forties

The changing colors of the leaves can be one of the most beautiful things about fall. And since Sacramento is the “City of trees,” what better place to see these colors!

One great place where you can easily walk and enjoy fall is the famed East-Sacramento “Fabulous Forties.” Known for it’s nice houses, and broad tree-lined streets, the Fab Forties are located between 40th and 46th streets and J St and Folsom Blvd.Check out this Map for more direction.

Street parking is free, and it’s easy to pull up and start walking to enjoy the trees and beautiful houses. And, if you want a nice, safe place to take your kids tick-or-treating, the Fab Forties top’s the list.

Those are just a few of the fall activites you can find in our area. Of course you can always search the internet for more activities in your area, just try it, search for “Fall Activities” and your city name, and see what results you find!

Time to get back to work!

-The DJA Team