This is my personal favorite time in Avila Beach. The summer crowds are all gone, the weather is nice (most years), almost all of the businesses are still open, and there is tons of fun and holiday spirit all around. We do a lot of our shopping here and not just because of the lack of large lines, but you can find some of the most amazing and unique items and gifts. Yesterday my family and I decided to have a pumpkin carving day. So of course we headed down the road to the Avila Valley Barn to get some nice big pumpkins!
The Avila Valley Barn is real a gem of Avila Beach. It’s hard to find a Central Coast local that hasn’t been here and doesn’t love it! It’s open each year at the beginning of May till the end of December and their activities and goodies change with the seasons so there is always something new. You really can’t find any fresher fruits and vegetables unless you pick them yourselves. Oh wait you can do that too! You can wander through their fields and pick whatever is in season. Right now they have some different fruits and vegetables and of course pumpkins! What better way to find the perfect pumpkin then to take a tractor hay ride out to a field filled fall colors?
If you are taking the whole family make sure that you plan enough time, because with all the activities, it’s going to be hard to tear the kids away! They have ducks, geese, chickens, goats, ponies, and peacocks, just to name a few. Want to see their little eyes light up? Take them into the Ice Cream and Sweets Shop for tons of goodies and homemade ice cream. The ice cream is made in small batches almost everyday to be fresh as possible. They also have plenty of different seasonal activities for everyone so don’t forget to charge your camera batteries!
You can find a large barn gift shop filled with toys, gourmet mixes and sauces, cookbooks, snacks, kitchen gadgets, and so much more! No matter what the second you arrive at the Avila Valley Barn you will be transported back to a simpler time. With rustic buildings, homemade goodies, fun educational activities and so much more, it will prove to be the perfect holiday activity for your whole family here on the Central Coast!
So after our fun time at the Barn we came home and jumped right into the fun messy part. We finished our pumpkins just as the sun went down and got see all of our hard work. Can you tell which one mine is? I would also like to encourage you to post a comment and let other people know your favorite time or activity at the Avila Barn or anywhere here in Avila Beach. Happy Halloween and have a safe weekend!