2015 - celebrating our 23rd and FINAL year. Please see more information at the bottom of this listing.
EDITOR: If you have never been to Sassman Farm, you need to go see it before the display closes forever after this year. This is not a synched light show, but instead, its one of the most classy and traditional looking displays I have ever seen, and a wonderful tribute to cherish the memories of loved ones who have died.
One of the most beautiful displays in Northern California is the Sassman Memory Farm, located just south of Sacramento. About 1/2 of an acre of Earl and Judy Sassman's home is transformed into a beautiful display of lights. Earl, who retired this year, put up over 100,000 lights in the front and back yards of their home. The displays include a pair of tractors, moving reindeer and a 5 foot angel on top of a 33 foot tree. It is said that in a wind storm, the angel spins around like a weather vane, but always comes back, facing the house. This wonderful display of lights can be seen from Interstate 5.
The Sassmans provide ornaments that can be decorated by visitors on-the-spot and hung immediately in memory of lost loved ones. Hence the name "memory farm."
Starts December 1st to December 24th
December 24th 5:15-8:00
Christmas Eve is the final day
From the December 17, 2011 Elk Grove Citizen newspaper: Best Display Seen from Miles Away: Earl Sassmans house can easily be seen across Franklins cow pastures thanks to his display. He also added a special Franklin touch by decorating tractors. Well worth traveling south of town for. 3446 Point Pleasant Road (Franklin).
FROM SASSMAN MEMORY FARM 12/2/2015: We are trying to get the word out for people that have visited us and placed an ornament to come and pick up their ornament(s) and take it/them home. We are still offering newcomers to write an ornament but, we are having them take them home instead of leaving them will us. We are hoping that people take their ornaments and hang them on their own tree and that maybe they will remember the Sassman memory farm and how we once stored and cared for their ornament year after year. I can't tell you enough how sad my family is to see this end!!!!!