The 2021 Pumpkin Patch

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021 to Sunday, October 31, 2021


$8.00 entrance fee per car on October weekends (cash or card)

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Food on the Farm

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021 to Sunday, October 31, 2021


$8.00 entrance fee per car on October weekends (cash or card)

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Pony Rides

Title: Pony Rides

Date: Friday, October 1, 2021 to Sunday, October 31, 2021


Weekdays: 10am to 5pm - (Under 80 lb.) $12 for hand-led


East County Cruisers Car Show, Breakfast & Toy Drive

Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021


The Annual East County Cruisers Car Show & Toy Drive will be back at Bates Nut Farm this... »

Christmas Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market

Date: Friday, November 26, 2021 to Sunday, November 28, 2021

Description: Start your holiday shopping early for American handmade arts and crafts at the “Christmas
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Event: Christmas In the Valley

« return to December, 2013

Event Flyer

Date: Friday, December 13, 2013

Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Description: Families can start a new Christmas tradition at Bates Nut Farm with the 3rd annual “Christmas in the Valley” presented by Tri-City Medical Center. The event kicks off Friday evening, December 13th at 4:00. Santa arrives by fire truck at 5:30, and at 6:00 the Christmas tree lights go on. The event will feature live entertainment, storytelling, Christmas carols and a Polar Express Hay Ride to visit Santa, all free of charge. Valley View Casino will give away “Christmas in the Valley” t-shirts to the first 1000 children in attendance. In the Gingerbread Village, kids can create their own gingerbread house.

The fun continues on Saturday, with Santa arriving by helicopter at 11:30. Enjoy Christmas shopping at Bates, Farmer's Daughter, and with the vendors who will set up for the 2-day event. There will be plenty of unique gifts for each person on your gift list.

Don't miss the 1st annual Gingerbread House Contest on Saturday, December 14. The contest is open to individuals and groups, and cash prizes will be awarded. The winning entries will remain on display at Bates throughout the Christmas season. Click here for the Gingerbread House Competiton Rules & Registration Form.

4:30 Living Nativity

5:00 Marching Band

5:00 Gingerbread Crafts & Story Time (*continues until 8:00pm*)

5:30 Santa arrives by fire truck

6:00 Tree lighting

6:15 Santa Station

6:45 VC High School Choir

*Photo Booth 5pm to 7:30pm*

Enjoy the crafts, live entertainment, and Santa this beautiful holiday weekend. Christmas in the Valley Hours: Fri, 4:00 - 8:00 & Sat, 10:00 - 4:00

Click here for the Vendor Application.