October 25th, 2007categories: Fun Things To Do Near Chico CA!
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Still looking for that perfect pumpkin in Chico, CA?
Better load up the family, and head to the Book Family Farm.Book’s 250 acre farm, only minutes outside of Chico on Hwy 99 in Durham, is the perfect place to spend a leisurely fall afternoon.We visited Book’s, and were immediately drawn to the Scarecrow Contest.
Entries were made by many local schoolchildren, as well as businesses. The winner was awarded a $1000 prize! We especially liked reading the banners the younger children had on their scarecrows. The theme was “It’s okay….” We saw everything from “It’s okay to have big ears” to “It’s okay to like Superman!” There were definitely some scarecrows wearing their hearts on their sleeves! Other fun activities included a hay pyramid, horse-drawn wagon rides, corn maze, live music, and roping arena. There is also a small country store with plenty of local treats. The little ones will especially enjoy the duck pond and farm animals.
The Book Family Farm will be open to the public thru Wedneday, October 31st 2007 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday-Saturday, and Sundays 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.