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Last weekend for pumpkin patches


Halloween pumpkin patches

Where: Various locations

When: Now through Monday, Oct. 31

Admission: Varies

Details: Pumpkin patches, hours, key info

Still looking for your great pumpkin? Check out our online guide to area pumpkin patches. All will be open this Halloween weekend. Besides squash in all sizes, find corn mazes, hay rides, petting zoos, craft fairs and more.

Fall is for Planting workshop

Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, all locations

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

Learn why planting drought-tolerant trees, shrubs and perennials in fall can help them get “established” sooner. Then, learn how to plant them, too, as well as see some water-wise suggestions.

69th annual Sacramento mum show

Where: Sacramento Marriott, 11211 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova

When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6

Admission: Free

Details: www.facebook.com/SacramentoChrysanthemumSociety

This spectacular local show also doubles this year as the 73rd National Chrysanthemum Society convention and show. See hundreds of mums at their peak of beauty. Learn how to grow this beautiful fall flower.

Debbie Arrington