$29 for one adult or child ticket for a ride on the Pumpkin Train ($46.88 value). Choose from the following dates and times:
- Saturday, October 18, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
- Sunday, October 19, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
- Sunday, October 26, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
During the 2.5-hour experience, passenger first board the Pumpkin Train for a ride, as friendly scarecrows sing songs and tell stories for the passengers. The destination: Uncle Ray’s Pumpkin Patch, where guests pick out a souvenir pumpkin, go for a tractor ride, and navigate corn and hay-bale mazes.
Light food is available for sale on board the train, and restrooms are also present.
Completed in 1911, the Woodland Branch is a 16-mile stretch of railway that connects West Sacramento with Woodland, California. At the branch's peak, passenger trains were running eight times a day, nine times on leap-days, but it all came to an end in 1940 with the start of World War II. The tracks were still used for freight, but it would be more than 60 years before passengers began using the railway again with any frequency. When the scenic stretch of rail was absorbed by the Sierra Railroad Company in 2003, it wasn't long before it took the name Sacramento RiverTrain and began running luxury coaches complete with rattan furniture, wood paneling, and state-of-the-art sound systems. Today, passengers board these trains to savor Sunday brunch, murder-mystery dinners, and other events while train tracks softly clack in the background.