sonoma valley

Petaluma is surrounded by a fertile agricultural area, with farms that raise goats, cattle, pigs and sheep, dairy and egg producers. Shop farmers market and Petaluma markets for locally made cheeses, ice cream, jams, honey.

Butter & Egg Days Parade - Every spring is the Butter & Egg Days Parade, a family friendly event for over 35 years. The parade begins at noon at Walnut Park and goes in a loop down 4th St., returning on Petaluma Blvd. Also, booths with food, arts and craft, and live music during the day.
For more photos and info, read our blog post "Butter and Egg Days Parade."
Walnut Park – In historic downtown Petaluma, Walnut Park has a large playground, picnic tables, shade, grass to run around. Park is located at Petaluma Blvd. S. and D St.
On Saturdays, May to November, a farmers' market is set up in the park, 2pm - 5:30pm.
Petaluma Pie Company – Fun treat for kids, pies made with local apples, fruits and berries.
Mrs. Grossman's sticker factory tour - Take a tour to see Mrs. Grossman's stickers printed and packaged, plus at the end of the tour, there are postcards to decorate and a free package of stickers. The sticker museum has all your favorite stickers!
Factory tour is for kids 5 and up (because of all the printing equipment), and you'll need to call for reservations: 1.707.765.8554 (no tours on the weekend, except during holidays).
Tara Firma Farms – Visit this farm to see adorable pygmy goats, pigs chowing down and rolling in the mud, and chickens running around. In spring, it's also fun to take a walk to the lake, birds and dragonflies in the air.
Free tours at 11am on Saturday and Sunday, and farm store is open every day.

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