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Nash Ranch celebrates October with 150 tons of pumpkins

By Tracey Leong, tleong@krcrtv.com
Published On: Oct 10 2013 12:51:51 AM CDT
Redding, Calif. -

There are many fall activities that people enjoy in October, one is visiting the pumpkin patch and many head to Nash Ranch in Redding.

The owner of Nash Ranch, Bob Nash, said it is a tradition he enjoys being a part of. With about 150 tons of pumpkins and a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, there is something for everyone.

“Kind of a feeling of an obligation to make sure we have it and have it right because people are expecting it now,” said Nash.

For more than 23 years, Nash has been growing pumpkins and he takes pride in each harvest.

“Enjoy the fruits of our labor so to speak and that’s the reward,” said Nash.

For people who visit the ranch, they appreciate Nash’s hard work.

“It’s a really good time to spend time with family and make them happy,” said Aaron Kegarise of Redding.

Wednesday was Aaron Kegarise’s first time visiting Nash Ranch and it’s a tradition he hopes to continue for years to come.

“It is something they can do for the rest of their lives with their kids and their kids kids as long as they keep the tradition going, “ said Kegarise.

For Nash, he has seen many families make this tradition they carry on with each generation.

“People come out with their kids, and say they came 20 years ago and that’s been a lot of fun,” said Nash.

There is also a petting zoo, train ride and corn maze that all add to the ranch experience.

“Very satisfying, part of the reason we do this to see how people come out. Especially in the Redding area it is a somewhat unique piece of property,” said Nash.      

The pumpkin patch and corn maze are open daily, and there is also a haunted house that is open on the weekends during the evening. For more information on the ranch, visit their website: http://nashranch.com/