Pumpkin Picking Fall Harvest Fun Is a Day-Trip Worthy Drive From El Paso
Pumpkin pickers looking for a change of scenery can make a day trip out of it and head to the mountains of New Mexico.
Nichols Ranch and Orchards offers El Paso-area families the opportunity to hit the road and get into the spirit of the season at the family-run farm located in the Sacramento Mountains outside of La Luz, New Mexico, about 20 minutes from Alamogordo.
The Pumpkin Patch at Nichols Ranch and Orchards
Whether the plan is to decorate, carve, or use the orange gourds as front door décor, the Pumpkin Patch at Nichols Ranch is a fun excuse to get out of town for the day, enjoy the mountain views and let the kids run around and blow off some of their abundant energy in fresh mountain air.
And, of course, pick pumpkins.
The pumpkin picking fun will take place Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. There is no admission fee.
Activities for the Kids
Runyan Ranches is bringing its petting zoo with all the friendly animals the kids can feed, pet, and take pictures of. Carnival games and a kid's train will also be part of the fall fun.
Vendors & Entertainment
We'll have a food truck or two, and apples in the barn to purchase along with jams and jellies, local honey, and fresh-pressed apple cider and hot spiced cider.
How to Get There
Nichols Ranch and Orchards is located 7 miles East of La Luz, NM, about 20 minutes from Alamogordo. You can find driving directions HERE.