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December 2021 -
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2021 Special Events

June through September

Little Buckaroo Birthday Parties on the Farm (Temporarily Suspended due to Covid)


Lavender Festival


School Field Trips - October 1 - November 5th

Pumpkin Palooza - re-imagined due to Covid-19. Introducing: Pumpkin Palooza To Go!


Letters To Santa - Begins Friday, November 26th

Cut your own Christmas Trees - Begins Friday, November 26th



July 2021

Lavender Harvest

Due to the heat, Lavender harvest came early and all at once this year.

We will be offering many lavender treats inside the farm market
including local lavender honey, locally made honey lavender gelato,
lavender syrup, lavender bundles, culinary lavender buds,
lavender soda, and lavender soap.



October 2021

Pumpkin Palooza

Our annual Pumpkin Palooza event you have all grown to love will still take place - just in a different way!

Introducing Pumpkin Palooza To Go!

Pumpkin Palooza
Click the image to view a full size pdf

Visit our online store to purchase a take home version of our popular
"Pumpkin Palooza"
event. Click the shopping cart icon or
either image below for more details.

Pumpkin Palooza to go

jack creek farms online store

pumpkin palooza to go


Fun memories from past year's events


Last year we had a suprise visit from Cinderella!



Pumpkin Painting


Halloween at the farm
2015 Halloween at the Farm Event


Halloween at the Farm
2015 Halloween at the Farm Event

A special thanks to the many churches in the past who hosted booths at our Halloween at the Farm event. Those churches included: Templeton First Presbyterian Church, Templeton Bethel Lutheran Hall, the Atascadero Bible Church, and the Atascadero Gospel Chapel.





December 2021

Our Own Farm Grown Cut Your Own Christmas Trees!

Ready for Adventures

This is our first year to offer our own farm grown cut your own Christmas Trees. Our trees haven’t been sheared and shaped (but we are doing our best to learn!). They are like they grew naturally here on the farm. They are Monterey Pines, and are super fragrant. You won’t find a fresher tree in the North County. Some need a bit of love to look past their imperfections. We are affectionately calling them “Charlie Brown” Trees : -).

Tall trees (8 – 9 feet) are $79.99
Medium Trees (5 – 7 feet) are $59.99
Small Trees are (5 foot and below) are $39.99.

We don’t have a tree needle shaker, or netting services. We don’t have tree stands or flocking services either. Just the old-fashioned experience of cutting a tree in our fields and enjoying it with those you love.

Step back into a simpler time, and take home a memory!

u cut christmas trees

cut your own christmas trees

Letters to Santa
Friday November 26th through Sunday, Dec 19th

Jack Creek Farms is so pleased to be chosen by Santa to be an official location for a North Pole Mailbox. Santa will send his elves regularly to pick up his official mail. We will be accepting your child's letter through Sunday, December 20th. Bring your letter into the farmstand and we will give you a special "North Pole Express" stamp to send it on it's way!

Below are some ideas you can print to get you started!

Click the picture above for a printable .pdf

Click the picture above for a printable .pdf



Celebrate Your Birthday on Our Farm!

Little Buckaroo Birthday Parties are temporarily suspended due to SLO County Covid restrictions.

Create a lasting memory with your child on their special day. Jack Creek Farms is pleased to offer the opportunity for your child to have their birthday celebration on a working farm.

Little Buckaroo

Little Buckaroo Birthday Party

Let us do the work, and you can enjoy the party! You will not need any additional decor - just bring a cake, plates and forks and you will be set!

Reserve one Picnic Table and one Cake/Gift Table for a party for up to
8 children - $80. Each additional table (seats 6 adults or 8 kids) is $20.

Party times: 10:30 - 12:00 and 1:30 - 3:00

Party reservations are available any Thursday through Monday. We do not book birthday parties during the month of October due to daily school field trips and special pumpkin season weekend activities. Additionally, be sure to check our calendar at the top of this page, as we do not host parties on Special Event Days.

A $20 non-refundable deposit is required for week days, a $40 non-refundable deposit for weekends to reserve your date. The deposit is applied to the total amount

due, payable in full before your party starts.

We provide:

  • Decorated Picnic Table(s) (red & white checkered table cloths with old west lanterns, bandanas & sunflowers)
  • Decorated Table for Gifts & your Decorated Cake
  • Happy Birthday Banner
  • Cowboy Hats and Bandanas (on loan*)

Picnic Area Jack Creek Farms

  • Butterfly Garden Maze
  • Hay Bale Stack to climb on
  • Tractor Tire Garden
  • Saw Horse Ponies – this is a great photo op
  • Wooden Train Play Structure
  • Hay Bale Horses
  • Farm Animals to Visit

Picnic area at Jack Creek Farms

Dummy Steer Roping
Dummy Steer Roping

Hay Stack
Kid's Haystack

You are responsible to supply:

Birthday cake, cake plates, forks, napkins, cake server, balloons, party favors, goodie bags or additional table decorations if desired.

PLEASE - NO piñatas, confetti, glitter or painting activities!!!

Party duration is 1.5 hours.

*We have available at no charge straw cowboy hats and red bandanas for each party guest.  They must ALL be returned after the event.  If you believe your child might be disappointed to find these items are on loan and not a gift, we encourage you to supply your own. 

 Cowboy Boots

You may download and print a copy of a .pdf flyer detailing
Little Buckaroo Party information by clicking the image below.

Little Buckaroo Birthday Party



Weddings & Events

Have you always thought is would be special to be married on a farm?

We are offering couples a chance to exchange their vows in a simple outdoor environment surrounded by fields of grain and growing crops.

The ceremony would take place in our upper grain fields next to our historic 1800s barn and stately oak trees. We can arrange to bring the bridal couple to the ceremony in one of our restored Model T's.

Model T Touring Cars

The reception could take place above in the field, or below near our farm store in our shaded picnic area.

Wedding theme ideas include:

  • Farm
  • Old West
  • Country
  • Garden
  • Nature

If you are interested please call the farm stand at 805.239-1915. The folks at Jack Creek Farms will be happy to set up an appointment for a free consultation and tour.

We are also available for other special events including:

  • Family Reunions
  • Anniversary Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • Car Clubs
  • Class Reunions
  • Office Picnics
  • Church Picnics
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Club Meetings

Give us a call to discuss how we can work together to create the perfect event for you.

Vintage Car Club

Vintage Car Club

Vintage Model Ts


Pumpkin Season Field Trips

ALL GROUP VISITS must be scheduled in advance.

Every week day in October and the first week of November has
pre-scheduled reserved morning and afternoon field trips.

Unannounced groups will not be allowed access to our
"Happy Acres" activity area if a field trip is in session!


We are very excited to announce that we have been selected to be the exclusive regional site to host the nationally recognized "Spookley the Square Pumpkin" program. This adventure offers a great lesson with a message about accepting and appreciating the differences in all of us. Children will learn Spookley's story as they walk through the Spookley Storybook Trail. The story of Spookley promotes diversity and discourages bullying.

October is both National Bullying Prevention Month and National Farm to School Month. Our Storybook Trail is a great opportunity for educators to tie the field trip into a larger curriculum that focuses on bullying prevention and/or local foods and farming. Spookley is the “Official Spokes-Pumpkin” for National Bullying Prevention Month through a partnership with the National Bullying Prevention Center.

School Field Trip

Teacher Self Guided Field Trips - $9 per child
20 child minimum
morning time slot
10 child minimum afternoon time slot

Spookly Book Cover

Each field trip that is booked will receive one complimentary Spookley Classroom Storybook on the day of your farm visit! Additionally we will give each group a 12 page packet of reproducible coloring sheets and classroom materials.


Cost is $9* per participating child and includes a small palm sized pumpkin.  Siblings in strollers or carried by adults may attend at no charge. Siblings that want to participate in the activities and choose a pumpkin will need to pay the $9 fee. There is no charge for teachers or chaperones.

*you can upgrade your field trip to include a small carving pumpkin instead of a small palm sized pumpkin for an additional $3 per child - just ask!

Dates are booked on a first come first served basis. We offer morning, early afternoon, and late afternoon visits. Morning visits have a $180 or 20 child minimum. Early afternoon and late afternoon visits have an $90 or 10 child minimum. In addition on Mondays we offer combined small group visits if your group is smaller than 10 children.

All field trips will be self-guided. Teachers will check in and recieve a printed guide and map. Teachers will then take their group to visit with the farm animals, through the Fort Polliwog Maze, into the Tractor Tire Garden, and then they will lead their group through our Spookley Storybook Trail. (Large groups may want to break up into smaller groups and rotate through the activities.) Depending upon how long your group would like to stay, there are many other activities available as well (Laundry House, Egg Gathering, Farmer's Market, Buckaroo Cafe, Sand Trough, Corn Bin).

Following the Spookley Story Trail, teachers will help their students choose a *small palm sized pumpkin in the field trip pumpkin patch, and the tour will end at the wooden train and hay stack play area. There will be a group photo opportunity at that time.

*Small carving sized pumpkins available for an additional $3 - just ask!

This tour does not include a snack or a formal talk. Each tour lasts about 1 hour, 1-1/2 hours if you stay for a snack or pariticipate in additional activities.

We ask that you have 1 chaperone on hand for each 5 children to ensure a safe visit for your group.

Groups are welcome to bring a snack. If you are having a snack please bring your own disinfectant hand gel and plan on taking any trash you generate home with you.



Dates and Times

October pre-school and school age children field trips are offered on weekdays throughout October.  Morning tours begin at 10:15 a.m., early afternoon tours begin at 1:15 p.m. We can also book late afternoon tours at 3:30 p.m. 

Click the calender below to view available dates

field trip calendar
November 1st morning and afternoon and
November 5th morning and afternoon are reserved as well.

Click the image below to view a .pdf Teacher's / Leader's Guide

leaders guide


Click the photo below for the "Day Of" Self Guided Leader's Guide

day of leaders guide


Details & Specifics:

We request a minimum of 20 paying guests ($180)per self-guided morning (10:15 a.m.) tour, and 10 paying guests ($90) for early afternoon and late afternoon self-guided tours. Wednesdays are set aside for small group visits. If your group is smaller than 10 guests, we will combine your visit with another similar sized group. Please call the farm market for more details.

We ask that money be collected beforehand and be presented at the time your group arrives to give your group maximum tour time. If your school requires a purchase order please plan ahead.

We ask that your group arrive on time as a courtesy to other guests that may be coming later in the day.

Groups are welcome to bring a snack. If you are having a snack please bring your own disinfectant hand gel and plan on taking any trash you generate home with you.

We suggest that children wear long pants and closed toe shoes.  (Seating is on hay bales and pumpkin plants can be prickly!)

We have portable restroom facilities, a hand wash area and picnic tables on site.

We are located directly off of Highway 46 West for convenient access.  We have a large parking area that can easily accommodate school buses.

Please note:  As the tour is outdoors, we are fully exposed to weather.  Significant rain will necessitate canceling and rescheduling your tour.  Please give us at least 48 hours notice if you need to cancel your tour for reasons other than weather.

Please call 239-1915 if you would like to schedule a 2021 Field Trip for your group.  We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.  
         Wooden Train

We feel honored to have the opportunity to share our way of life with your students and families. Small family farms are fast disappearing in today’s global marketplace.  We are striving to educate young people about the value of wholesome fresh foods, and the many benefits agriculture brings to our community.

Hay Stack


Visiting the Farm Animals





Current Harvest
Our next harvest will be:


Sweet Onions
Winter Squash
Christmas Trees


  Coming Soon

in December watch for:

Christmas Trees

Click here to see our
Harvest Calendar.




Fresh Eggs

Cage Free Brown Eggs
We are so pleased to offer local cage free hen eggs from two local flocks. Both flocks are CA SEFS Compliant. Call ahead and we will hold a dozen for you!

Totally Awesome Honey
We have several new varieties of honey in stock including a near water white colored sweet clover, and a dark wildflower honey that tastes like wild honey gathered from wild beehives.

Totally Awesome Honey



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Jack Creek Farms is located in the West Templeton - Paso Robles area in San Luis Obispo County - on the California Central Coast