River K Pumpkin Patch celebrates 50 years
–River K Pumpkin Patch on North River Road in Paso Robles is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary.
The pumpkin patch started back in 1969 by Valerie Reynolds and her brother as a 4-H project in Goleta. Later, Herb Kunze bought land on North River Road and the pumpkin migrated north.
Valerie says the tradition is the same today. People come out and pick a pumpkin off the vines. There are no bounce houses or commercial distractions, although they do have a three-acre corn maze, which is challenging after dark.
Valerie’s retriever, Dixie, enjoys meeting the families who come and get pumpkins. She says some families have returned for generations.
The River K Pumpkin Patch is open from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm on North River Road, north of Paso Robles.