The Tolay Fall Festival presents two weekends of old-time, nature-based fun from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 12-13 & 19-20, 2019 at Tolay Lake Regional Park southeast of Petaluma.
More than just a pumpkin patch, the Tolay Fall Festival is a seasonal celebration of the beauty and history of this special park. Fall Festival activities are low-key, hands-on and educational by design.
- Explore the “Nighttime Creatures Barn” full of native and exotic snakes, birds of prey, tide pool animals, and taxidermied wildlife
- Venture into the “Creepy Crawly Room,” where tarantulas and scorpions glow under black lights
- Take a hayride to a pumpkin patch and find the perfect Halloween pumpkin
- Enjoy Alaguali cultural activities, including basketry, flint knapping, and acorn processing
- Try farm activities like wool-carding and candle-dipping
- Enter the World-Record Pumpkin-Seed Spitting Contest
- Join hands-on demonstrations in archery, astronomy and nature photography
- Compete in gunnysack races. Find your way through a straw maze. Pet barnyard animals
- Sample food and desserts from local vendors or bring a picnic
$5 for adults
$3 for children 12 and younger.
Activities inside the festival are free.
Parking is $7.
Free Admission for Members! Regional Parks members get free, one-time admission for two adults and two children and free parking when they present their parking pass at the entrance.