Sanrio Announces Return Of Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch For Second Year

Hello Kitty and friends bring fun to educational experiences at Orange County, CA farm

This Saturday, September 22, 2018, Sanrio, Inc. will launch the second edition of its seasonal pumpkin patch in partnership with Irvine, CA, based Tanaka Farms. Since 1940, Tanaka Farms has been a staple of the community, a working farm dedicated to providing families with quality produce and educational experiences.

The Sanrio collaboration with Tanaka Farms builds on Sanrio's mission of cultivating unique lifestyle experiences that touch every aspect of their fan's lives. Hello Kitty and Sanrio friends will be incorporated into the educational programming provided by Tanaka Farms, teaching visitors of all ages the importance of healthy eating, as well as sustainability, responsible farming and agriculture, all while supporting their local community. Hello Kitty, Keroppi, Chococat, My Melody and Pochacco are be integrated into photo ops throughout the farm as well as daily activities and seasonal celebrations throughout the year.

Pumpkin picking kicks off this Saturday, September 22nd. Attendees can purchase admissions for the pumpkin patch, wagon rides around the farm, petting zoo, and the Corn Maze or pick vegetables in the U-Pick veggie garden. During the Grand opening visitors can meet Sanrio's very own Hello Kitty who will be joining the festivities from 10am-12:30pm.

DATES: September 22, 2018 - October 31, 2018
HOURS: 9am – 6pm Daily

HELLO KITTY APPEARANCE: Saturday, September 22, 2018 10am – 12:30pm

Admission: $4 (Children 2 years and under are free)
The Wagon Ride: $6 (unlimited rides)
The Petting Zoo: $4
Entry Package: $12 (save $2!) and includes admission, wagon ride, and petting zoo
Game and activity tickets: $4
Parking passes: $5 (required on weekends)
Tickets can be purchased in advance at:

About Tanaka Farms
Tanaka Farms is a family owned working farm which has been part of the rich fabric of Orange County farming history since 1940. Today this 30 acre gem in the heart of Irvine, CA, Tanaka Farms offers attracts over 100,000 guests per year for seasonal farm tours, visits to the Market Stand, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, and special events. For more information, please visit

About Sanrio
Sanrio is the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty®, who recently celebrated her 40th Anniversary. Home to many endearing characters including Chococat® My Melody®, Badtz-Maru® and Keroppi®, Sanrio was founded on the 'small gift, big smile®' philosophy - that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. Since 1960, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique products and experiences. Today, more than 50,000 Hello Kitty-branded items are available in over 130 countries and upwards of 15,000 U.S. retail locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 35 Sanrio boutiques. For more information please visit and

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