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The Great Annual Pumpkin Festival

Come join the Celebration! The Great Annual Pumpkin Festival begins Friday, September 15 and runs through October 31st. Check out our amazing 6 foot live maze - an adventure for both kids and adults alike.  Visit our pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin! Open 10 AM to 5:00 PM, 7 days a week.  For more inforamtion on the farm, go to SanctuaryAndFarm.org

Neighborhood: East County

San Diego Animal Sanctuary and Farm
5178 Japatul Spur
Alpine, CA 91901

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Contact Info

(619) 320-4942
info@childrensnatureretreat.org

Date & Time

Sep 25 - Oct 31, 2023
Recurs every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Price

Adults: $38, Child (2-12): $20, Seniors (65+): $28

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