Hundreds turn out to Peltzer Farm for pumpkins, fundraiser

Stephanie Crossman, left, and Raquel English shop for pumpkins during the opening day of the Peltzer Pumpkin Farm in Temecula, Saturday, Sept. 28. Shane Gibson photo

The temperature cooled Saturday, Sept. 28, just enough for it to actually feel like a fall day in Temecula, and it was the perfect weather for Peltzer Family Farm to debut the annual pumpkin patch.

It was also an opportunity for the community to support a charity at the adjacent Peltzer Family Cellars’ second annual Stomp Out Cancer event, which this year benefited Charity for Charity, a wish-fulfilling organization in Temecula.

The big celebration at the farm featured everything from train rides to pig races and a scavenger hunt.

Later in the day, attendees could sign up for the grape stomp for adults and children, crushing the tiny fruit for a chance to win prizes.

Adults who wanted to enjoy a beverage or two purchased wristbands with all the proceeds going to Charity for Charity. Food was provided by the event’s food truck alley, which featured choices of everything from pizza to sweets to hot dogs.

The pumpkin patch is open daily at Peltzer Family Farm at 40275 Calle Contento in Temecula.

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