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Rotary Club of Santa Paula Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch

Santa Paula Rotary Club

Santa Paula Rotary Club

The Santa Paula Rotary Club was founded in 1923 and currently has 68 members. It is the first and only club in Santa Paula, a town of 30,000 in the coastal region north of Los Angeles, California and known for its large agriculture-based economy. Principal crops are lemons and avocados. Santa Paula was one of the earliest areas in California for oil exploration activity, and at one time was the home base of the Union Oil Company. Wanna join? We would love to have you!

Limoneira Company

Limoneira Company

The Limoneira Company was founded in Ventura County, California in 1893. Its founders were pioneers of spirit and vision that helped lay the foundations of a thriving California citrus industry. Their dedication and innovation in the agricultural industry helped found and develop many institutions that still exist. Today, Limoneira has evolved into a global company whose mission is to preserve and promote its tradition, heritage and legacy in agriculture, community development and stewardship to maximize value for its shareholders.

Heritage Valley

Heritage Valley

Santa Paula, California, also called the Citrus Capital of the World, located in the heart of Southern California’s Santa Clara River Valley, is nestled among the citrus groves. Its beautiful weather, called the best in Ventura County, is the perfect backdrop for its cultural festivals. The Santa Paula experience includes the Santa Paula Murals, a scenic Main Street, the vintage Santa Paula Airport, the historic California Oil Museum, famed Glen Tavern Inn, the Santa Paula Train Depot and Railroad Plaza Park, the oldest original train depot left in the County of Ventura and much more. Santa Paula also boasts the largest number of historic residential and commercial buildings in Ventura County. Visit Santa Paula and the beauty of Santa Paula, California in the Heritage Valley.

5.5 Acre Corn MAiZE

Here at Limoneira Pumpkin Patch, we are proud to create and host Ventura County’s largest Corn MAiZE. Come find yourself navigating through acres of paths in our extensive MAiZE of corn. Fun for the whole family and guaranteed to...

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Rotary Club of Santa Paula

Rotary's 4-Way Test
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it bring GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Our primary objective is to give back – back to our community – and while doing so, having fun!

Major club activities include:

Christmas Baskets: approximately 500 boxes are put together and delivered each year to needy families in the community. These “baskets” include canned goods, rice, beans, fresh fruit, toys for the children, and a frozen chicken. Funds are collected from the community to purchase some items, but most are donated. A fleet of trucks with teams of Rotarians and others from our community deliver the baskets on Christmas Eve directly to each family's home.

• The New Teacher Welcome is a barbecue hosted by our Rotary Club in September of each school year to welcome all the new teachers to Santa Paula. This recognition event is hosted by the Wilson Family (three-generation Rotarians) at the Wilson Ranch.

• The Scholarship Fund, started by the Club in 1985, our Rotary Club awards scholarships each year to Santa Paula High School graduates ranging in value from $2,000 to $3,000 per student. The awards are given to the recipient at our annual Scholarship Recognition Dinner held each May.

• Our Christmas Stocking Program collects items for residents of our local nursing homes that are personally delivered to each individual at Christmas time.

• Annual Junior Achievement Awards recognize outstanding Santa Paula High School juniors.

• The Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch is our Club’s annual, not-for-profit fundraiser. The Pumpkin Patch is open every full weekend in October. Rotary established this a county/regional-wide event that draws thousands of children and adults each year. The setting is an historic and picturesque local ranch where pumpkins and other items are sold for Halloween and Fall events. Hay wagon rides, musical entertainment, crafts, FFA Petting Zoo, kid’s games, a Pumpkin Chucker (“trebuchet”), hay maze and hay pyramid, with food and beverages available. The main attraction at this event is our 5.5-acre Corn MAiZE. This one of the largest corn mazes in Southern California. Funds from this event support over 21 community and regional projects and other non-profit organizations in and around Santa Paula.

The Rotary Club of Santa Paula meets each Monday at noon at Flight 126 Café at the famous Santa Paula's Airport. In 2018, we celebrated our 95 year as a Rotary Club. We are grateful for the heritage passed on to us over these. We have good fun and fellowship while doing the great humanitarian work of Rotary. The Club is part of the four-county district that includes Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Kern Counties.

Animal Petting Farm
Animal Petting Farm

Live Petting Farm

Really experience the farm life while interacting with the animals in our petting zoo. Get up close to the animals you don’t come across (unless you live on a farm). Pet and hold chickens, ducks, and other baby animals. Have fun petting cows, goats and sheep. You can even feed them; it is quite the experience.

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Animal Petting Farm
Pumpkin Patch At Limoneira Ranch

The Rotary Club of Santa Paula Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch is open 10am until 5pm Saturday's and Sunday's in October only. Your last chance to experience the fabulous pumpkin patch and be amazed by our 5.5 acre Corn MAiZE. See you real soon!
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12471 Foothill Road Santa Paula, CA 93060
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