1971, Hunter Farms was established by Wil and Connie Hunter in
Livingston, CA. Over the years, Wil and Connie continued to grow
their operations and eventually added the help of their son, Scott
in 1992. Hunter Farms currently raises almonds and pistachios
throughout Merced County in the towns of Livingston, Snelling
2011, Hunter Farms acquired the Trindade Dairy property located
just east of Buhach on the south side of Southern Pacific Avenue
in Atwater. Almond trees were planted on the front acreage of
the property and pumpkins were planted around the historic 100
year old hay barn located on the south side of the ranch. Hunter
Farms Pumpkin Patch opened its doors to the public for its first
season in October of 2013 offering many varieties of pumpkins
for purchase along with free hayrides, a hay pyramid, kid’s
sandbox, trike track, critter corral and a 5-acre corn maze. The
pumpkin patch received a great response from the community keeping
both the Hunter family and staff busy with pumpkin sales, educational
field trips, youth group visits, birthday parties and special
harvest dinners. Thanks to the overwhelming response their first
season, Hunter Farms Pumpkin Patch added the Time Travel Tractor
attraction and a rustic water wheel photo spot for the 2014 season.
The Time Travel Tractor Ride has guests board colorful trailers
and travel back in time to visit an 1849 gold mine, a Native American
Sioux tribe and the age of dinosaurs. Given the popularity of
the Time Travel Tractor, additional dinosaurs and their habitat
were added for the 2015 season as well as retrofitting our sandbox
into a dino dig. Also new for the 2015 season was the addition
of Hunter Farms Mining Company. The mining company attraction
allows miners to purchase their own bag of “pay dirt”
to pan for gems and artifacts in our replica 1849 sluice box.
New in 2016 was the addition of the Barnyard Bounce. This 80-foot
long inflatable pillow allows critters of all ages to jump with
their family and friends.
a small boy, Farmer Wil’s Grandpa lovingly called him Billykens.
So when our half acre Wild West oversized shooting gallery was
installed, it was named Billykens’ Blasters as a nod to
Grandpa. At Billykens’ Blasters, attraction goers trade
their token for “ammo” and then get a cannon. Then
they can choose which favorite outlaw or critter to “blast.”
Watch out for the skunk….he’s a stinker!
Hunter family is delighted to provide the community with a unique,
fun and affordable location for all to enjoy the harvest season.
Our goal is to offer an agricultural setting that promotes a focus
on family and provides activities that encourages both children
and adults to act like kids.
you for your support.