Celebrate fall at Wilder Ranch State Park's Heritage Harvest Festival.
Wilder Ranch State Park invites you to experience old-time activities from its rancho, dairy farm, and cowboy rodeo days during the Heritage Harvest Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. There will be hands-on activities and living history presentations including baking on a wood-burning stove and apple cider press. There also will be square dancing, crafts, games, hand cranked pumpkin ice cream, apple tasting and wagon rides.
Wilder Ranch State Park covers approximately 7,000 acres, with 34 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails winding through coastal terraces and valleys. Major wetland restoration projects have attracted some of the original flora and fauna back to the area. In the cultural complex, visitors can explore Victorian homes, barns, shops, gardens, the historic Bolcoff adobe, and discover the history of early ranchers and farmers through tours and living history demonstrations.
Wilder Ranch State Park is located two miles north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1. Parking is $10 and supports the park. Learn more on our website.