Bates Nut Farm is a 100 acre family owned farm located in Valley Center, CA. Best known for their pumpkin patch, Bates is a year-round destination for families who enjoy the slower pace of the country. Throughout the year, Bates hosts a variety of events including craft fairs, Farm Education, car shows, dog shows, food truck festivals, music festivals and other family oriented activities. Two retail stores are on the property, along with the Farm Zoo and beautiful picnic areas. Tours are offered by reservation. Parking and admission are always free. Open 7 days a week, from 9:00 - 5:00. Dogs on a leash are welcome.