Falltivities are taking place across Kern County

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – After many businesses closed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fall activities are back in Kern County. Whether you are looking for the thrills and thrills or a stroll through a pumpkin patch or corn maze, there is a “falltiveness” for everyone.

Banducci pumpkin patch

Banducci Farms has reopened its pumpkin for the fall. Entrance also entitles you to a journey through their corn maze.

Site: 10747 Taft highway.

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: $ 5 per person, children 5 and under are free

Murray Family Farm October Fun Fest

Murray Family Farms October Fun Fest returns with your favorite attractions, such as Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Sunflower Field, Slide Hill, Bouncy Pillow, Storytelling Trail, Vortex, Giant Canvas , an exotic avery and a new picnic area. Murray Family Farms also has new safety guidelines. The Fun Fest runs until October 31.

Site: 6700, chemin Général Beale.

Hours: Monday to Sunday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Monday to Thursday: $ 14.99 general admission, $ 8.99 for children 1 to 3 years old

Friday to Sunday: $ 15.99 general admission, $ 9.99 for children 1 to 3 years old

To purchase tickets online, go here.

Perfectly Natural Farms Fall Harvest Farmer’s Market

Perfectly Natural Farms hosts a Fall Harvest Festival and Farmers Market. There will be a pumpkin patch, a children’s corn maze, farm animals, local vendors and more. The farmer’s market will take place on October 9 and 10. The pumpkin patch will only be open on weekends.

Site: 15 Fairfax Road

Hours: 9 a.m. at sunset

Valley of Fear / Halloweenville

Scare Valley returns with a new haunted house called “Lucian Morton’s Mansion”. Halloweenville is a new experience in Scare Valley this year. Both attractions are only open on weekends until October 31.

Halloweenville activities include a pumpkin patch, haunted hay walk, laser tag, paintball, train ride, and bounce house. Entrance to the Halloweenville Pumpkin Patch is free.

Site: 3801 Chester Ave., behind the Kern County Museum


Pumpkin patch: Friday – opens at 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday – opens at 1 p.m.

Halloweenville: Friday, Saturday – 6 p.m. to 12 p.m., Sunday: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Valley of Fear: Opens at dusk


Halloweenville: $ 10 per person, children 2 and under are free

(Admission includes all activities plus 10 paintballs)

Valley of Fear: Friday, Saturday – $ 25 per person, Sunday: $ 30 per person

(Admission includes access to Halloween City activities, including 10 paintballs)

Quick Pass of the Valley of Fear: $ 10 per person

To buy tickets online, go here.

Tehachapi Apple Festival

The Tehachapi Apple Festival returns this year with a carnival. For two days, apple-related foods, products and more will occupy three blocks of Green Street in downtown Tehachapi. On Robinson Street and D Street, the Grand Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an autumn carnival.

Site: Festival – Green street in downtown Tehachapi, Carnival – Robinson and D streets

Hours: Saturday, October 16 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, October 17 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: To free

Tickets for the carnival are available at the Grand Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce at 209 E Tehachapi Blvd. Discounted pre-sale carnival tickets are available until October 14.

To learn more about the Tehachapi Apple Festival, go here.

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