Out of your gourd

Davis Ranch

A 30-minute drive down the Jackson Highway delivers day-trippers to the bountiful and always bustling Davis Ranch, located in the unincorporated town of Sloughhouse. Through the summer, the Sloughhouse sweet corn sold here is worth the drive alone, but in mid-October, the town emerges in full-autumnal form with hay rides and tractor rides to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch, a corn maze, and a mountain of dried gourds that will leave you feverishly perusing Pinterest for “gourd crafts.”13211 Jackson Road in Sloughhouse, (916) 682-2658, www.davisranchproduce.com.