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, and stop into farmstands for fresh picked fruits and vegetables.

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.
Copperfield's Books – A great place to relax, and perfect if the weather is rainy, hop into this well stocked bookstore. Large children's book section, plenty of comfy chairs to sit down and read.
Helen Putnam Regional Park – Looking for a spot to picnic, and take a hike through rolling hills and oak trees?
Hiking trails for kids of all ages (grandparents too), panoramic views, picnic tables and benches in the shade, restrooms, children's play area. In spring, wildflowers on the hills.
More details, read our blog post: Green Hills and Panoramic Views in Sonoma
Peter Pumpkin Patch – Throughout month of October, join local families at this charming pumpkin patch, open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Kids can choose pumpkins large and small (wheelbarrows available for very large pumpkins), hay ride around the pumpkin patch, seed corn and hay mazes, feed the calves, homemade pumpkin ice cream. Especially good for toddlers and little kids.
Fun food
Where can you get a unicorn ice cream? At Lala's Creamery, unicorn scoop is popular with kids, plus lots of different flavors to choose from. Don't miss the back patio with playhouses.
Fun treat for kids, pies made with local apples, fruits and berries.

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