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 October 2023 -
      School Field Trips

December 2023 -
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2023 Special Events

June through September

Little Buckaroo Birthday Parties on the Farm


School Field Trips - October 2 - October 31

Pumpkin Palooza - re-imagined and now known as Pumpkin Palooza To Go!


Letters To Santa - Begins Friday, November 24th




October 2023

Pumpkin Palooza

Our annual Pumpkin Palooza event you have all grown to love will still take place - just in a different way!

Introducing Pumpkin Palooza To Go!

Pumpkin Palooza
Click the image to view a full size pdf

Visit our farm market to purchase a take home version of our popular
"Pumpkin Palooza"

Pumpkin Palooza to go

pumpkin palooza to go


Fun memories from past year's events


Last year we had a suprise visit from Cinderella!



Pumpkin Painting


Halloween at the farm
2015 Halloween at the Farm Event


Halloween at the Farm
2015 Halloween at the Farm Event

A special thanks to the many churches in the past who hosted booths at our Halloween at the Farm event. Those churches included: Templeton First Presbyterian Church, Templeton Bethel Lutheran Hall, the Atascadero Bible Church, and the Atascadero Gospel Chapel.





December 2023

Christmas Trees
Grandpa Tim & Callahan checking out our trees

Letters to Santa
Friday November 24th through Monday, Dec 18th

Jack Creek Farms is so pleased to be chosen by Santa to be an official location for a North Pole Mailbox. Santa will send his elves regularly to pick up his official mail. We will be accepting your child's letter through Monday, December 19th. Bring your letter into the farmstand and we will give you a special "North Pole Express" stamp (and a candy cane) to send it on it's way!

Below are some ideas you can print to get you started!

Click the picture above for a printable .pdf

Click the picture above for a printable .pdf



Celebrate Your Birthday on Our Farm!

Create a lasting memory with your child on their special day. Jack Creek Farms is pleased to offer the opportunity for your child to have their birthday celebration on a working farm.

Little Buckaroo

Little Buckaroo Birthday Party

Our Family Activity Area "Happy Acres" will be available this
summer and fall for birthday parties!

A $60 standard party reservation includes 3 tables:
One Picnic Table (seats 8 kids),
One 5 foot Cake Table, and one 5 foot Gift Table.

In addition to the table reservation fee, all attending children are $10 each
(There is no charge for attending adults)

Party times: 11:15 - 12:45 and 1:30 - 3:00

Party reservations are available any Thursday through Monday. We do not book birthday parties on weekdays during the month of October due to daily school field trips. Weekends in October are available - but can be busy!

A $20 non-refundable deposit is required for week days, a $40 non-refundable deposit for weekends to reserve your date. The deposit is applied to the total amount. The balance is payable in full before your party starts.

Happy Acres activities include:

  • Fort Polliwog Maze
  • Tractor Tire Garden
  • Corn Bin
  • Farmer's Market
  • Farm Animals
  • Lil' Buckaroo Cafe
  • Egg Gathering
  • Story Book Trail
  • ... and lots more!


Picnic Area Jack Creek Farms

Picnic area at Jack Creek Farms

Dummy Steer Roping
Dummy Steer Roping

Hay Stack
Kid's Haystack

You are responsible to supply:

Table cloths, Birthday cake, cake plates, forks, napkins, cake server, balloons, party favors, goodie bags or additional table decorations if desired. Please bring an empty trash bag to take any cake boxes, wrapping paper, paper plates, etc. home with you.

PLEASE - NO piñatas, confetti, glitter or painting activities!!!

Party duration is 1.5 hours.

Cowboy Boots

You may download and print a copy of a .pdf flyer detailing
Little Buckaroo Party information by clicking the image below.

Little Buckaroo Birthday Party



Pumpkin Season Field Trips

ALL GROUP VISITS must be scheduled in advance.

Unannounced groups will NOT be allowed access to our
"Happy Acres" activity area if a field trip is in session!

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in October
are available for field trip reservations.


We have been selected to be the exclusive regional site to host the nationally recognized "Spookley the Square Pumpkin" program. This adventure offers a great lesson with a message about accepting and appreciating the differences in all of us. Children will learn Spookley's story as they walk through the Spookley Storybook Trail. The story of Spookley promotes diversity and discourages bullying.

October is both National Bullying Prevention Month and National Farm to School Month. Our Storybook Trail is a great opportunity for educators to tie the field trip into a larger curriculum that focuses on bullying prevention and/or local foods and farming. Spookley is the “Official Spokes-Pumpkin” for National Bullying Prevention Month through a partnership with the National Bullying Prevention Center.

School Field Trip

Teacher Self Guided Field Trips - $10 per child
20 child minimum
morning time slot
10 child minimum afternoon time slot

Spookly Book Cover

Teachers: We will e-mail you with a .pdf file that includes a 15 page packet of reproducible coloring sheets and classroom materials.


Cost is $10* per participating child and includes a small palm sized pumpkin.  Siblings in strollers or carried by adults may attend at no charge. Siblings that want to participate in the activities and choose a pumpkin will need to pay the $10 fee. There is no charge for teachers or chaperones.

*you can upgrade your field trip to include a small carving pumpkin instead of a small palm sized pumpkin for an additional $3 per child - just ask!

We also have Spookley Story Books and Spookley Plush available inside the farm market for purchase.

Dates are booked on a first come first served basis. We offer morning, early afternoon, and late afternoon visits. Morning visits have a $200 or 20 child minimum. Early afternoon and late afternoon visits have an $100 or 10 child minimum. Please note - minimums will be enforced!

In addition Monday September 25th and Friday September 29th will be reserved for "Small Group Day" for those of you that have groups that are smaller than 10 children.

All field trips will be self-guided. Teachers will check in and recieve a 1 page printed guide. Teachers will then take their group to visit with the farm animals, through the Fort Polliwog Maze, into the Tractor Tire Garden, and then they will lead their group through our Spookley Storybook Trail. (Large groups may want to break up into smaller groups and rotate through the activities.) Depending upon how long your group would like to stay, there are many other activities available as well (Laundry House, Egg Gathering, Farmer's Market, Buckaroo Cafe, Sand Trough, Corn Bin).

Following the Spookley Story Trail, teachers will help their students choose a *small palm sized pumpkin in the field trip pumpkin patch, and the tour will end at the wooden train and hay stack play area. There will be a group photo opportunity at that time.

*Small carving pumpkins available for an additional $3 per student - just ask!
**Add a Spookly Story Book and Spookly Plush for $20

This tour does not include a snack or a formal talk. Each tour lasts about 1 hour, 1-1/2 hours if you stay for a snack or pariticipate in additional activities.

Groups are welcome to bring a snack. If you are having a snack please bring your own disinfectant hand gel and plan on taking any left over lunch packaging trash you bring home with you. (pack it in - pack it out)

We ask that you have 1 chaperone on hand for each 5 children to ensure a safe visit for your group.


Dates and Times

October pre-school and school-age children field trips are offered on weekdays throughout October.  Morning tours begin at 10:15 a.m., early afternoon tours begin at 1:15 p.m. We can also book late afternoon tours at 3:30 p.m. 

Click the calender below to view available dates

field trip calendar

Click the image below to view a .pdf full details Teacher's / Leader's Guide

leaders guide


Click the photo below for the "Day Of" Self Guided Leader's Guide

day of leaders guide


Details & Specifics:

We request a minimum of 20 paying guests ($200) per self-guided morning (10:15 a.m.) tour, and 10 paying guests ($100) for early afternoon and late afternoon self-guided tours.

If your group is smaller than 10 guests, we have reserved Monday September 26th or Friday September 30th just for you! You can bring as few as 4 students. Please call the farm market for reservations and more details.

We ask that money be collected beforehand and be presented at the time your group arrives to give your group maximum tour time. If your school requires a purchase order please plan ahead.

We ask that your group arrive on time as a courtesy to other guests that may be coming later in the day.

Groups are welcome to bring a snack. If you are having a snack please bring your own disinfectant hand gel and plan on taking any trash you generate home with you.

We suggest that children wear long pants and closed toe shoes.  (Seating is on hay bales and pumpkin plants can be prickly!)

We have portable restroom facilities, a hand wash area and picnic tables on site.

We are located directly off of Highway 46 West for convenient access.  We have a large parking area that can easily accommodate school buses.

Please note:  As the tour is outdoors, we are fully exposed to weather.  Significant rain will necessitate canceling and rescheduling your tour.  Please give us at least 48 hours notice if you need to cancel your tour for reasons other than weather.

Please call 805-239-1915 if you would like to schedule a 2022 Field Trip for your group.  We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.  
         Wooden Train

We feel honored to have the opportunity to share our way of life with your students and families. Small family farms are fast disappearing in today’s global marketplace.  We are striving to educate young people about the value of wholesome fresh foods, and the many benefits agriculture brings to our community.

Hay Stack


Visiting the Farm Animals





Current Harvest


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Heirloom Tomatoes
Summer Squash
Sweet Peppers



Winter Squash


Winter Squash
Christmas Trees


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Harvest Calendar.





Totally Awesome Honey
We have several new varieties of honey in stock including a near water white colored sweet clover, and a dark wildflower honey that tastes like wild honey gathered from wild beehives.

Totally Awesome Honey



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Jack Creek Farms is located in the West Templeton - Paso Robles area in San Luis Obispo County - on the California Central Coast