Tolay Fall Festival
Saturday-Sunday, October 17-18 and 24-25, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Tolay Lake Regional Park, 5869 Cannon Lane, Petaluma
Adults $5, Children 12 and under $3, parking $7 per car
The Tolay Fall Festival offers two weeks of old-time, nature-based fun each October at Tolay Lake Regional Park east of Petaluma.
More than just a pumpkin patch, the Tolay Fall Festival is a seasonal celebration connecting visitors with the beauty and history of this special park. Fall Festival activities and displays are low-key, hands-on, and educational by design.
Explore the Nighttime Creatures Barn with its exhibits 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 in the park’s back 40 and find the perfect Halloween pumpkin.
Visit a replica of a Native American village and try farm activities like wool carding and candle dipping.
Enter the World-Record Pumpkin-Seed Spitting Contest for a chance to win an exclusive title and a year of bragging rights.
Join experts in archery, fly fishing, and astronomy for hands-on demonstrations.
Participate in gunnysack races, find your way through a straw maze, and pet barnyard animals.
Enjoy food and desserts from local vendors or bring a picnic to enjoy at the park.