Find pumpkin patches near Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Fresno and Sacramento with our list of California pumpkin patches. Enjoy a day on the farm with your friends and family, take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch, and pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve up. Indulge in the rest of the fall fun offered by your local farmer and end the day with a photograph to remember it forever.
Support your local farm this October and pick your own pumpkins at one of these pumpkin patches. Here are the sixty pumpkin patches in California that I found:
Los Angeles Pumpkin Patches
CSU Pumpkin Festival – Pomona, California
Cal Poly Pomona’s annual pumpkin festival one weekend in October offering pumpkins right out of their patch, corn maze, petting zoo, horse rides and insect fair.
Forneris Farms – Mission Hills, California
Los Angeles County pumpkin patch, corn maze, tractor pulled train ride, pony rides (weekends) and petting zoo (weekends). John Forneris is a third generation farmer that opened his first farm stand in 1966.
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch – West Hollywood, California
Petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and pumpkin decorating.
Pa’s Pumpkin Patch – Long Beach, California
Petting zoo, pony rides and games.
Johnson Brothers – Irvine, California
Pony rides, bounce house, barnyard animals and play area.
Cali-Dragon Farm and Orchard – Riverside, California
Corona Pumpkin Farm - Mathews (Perris), California
Pick your pumpkin from the vine. They grow more than 50 varieties. Other activities include corn maze, bounce slide, arts and crafts.
Frazier’s U-Pick Pumpkin Patch – Apple Valley, California
Pick your pumpkins off the vine, 4 acre corn maze, train rides.
The Pumpkin Patch – Redlands, California
Riley’s Farm – Oak Glen, California
U-pick pumpkins and apples. Owned and operated by James Riley.
Green Spot Farms – Mentone, California
U pick pumpkin farm and haunted hayride.
Lavender Hill Pumpkins – Fallbrook, California
Pick your own pumpkin from the field. Organically grown.
McGrath Great Pacific Pumpkins – Ventura, California
5th Generation family farmers run this Ventura County pumpkin patch. Horse and tractor-drawn hay rides, farm animals and hay maze.
Fillmore & Western Railway Co. – Fillmore, California
Ride the Pumpkinliner train to their private pumpkin patch at Loose Caboose Garden Center and Emporium. Enjoy a carousel, arts/crafts, face painting and more.
Santa Ynez Valley Farms – Santa Ynez Valley, California
Jack Creek Farms – Templeton, California
Fifth generation family farm. U-pick pumpkin patch from the vine or pre-picked pumpkins from their farm stand. They plant more than 40 varieties of pumpkins.
Quacken Farms – Santa Ynez Valley, California
A u-pick organic pumpkin patch, tractor rides, pony rides and farm animals. They didn’t open for Fall 2013 but hope to be back in 2014.
Boccali Ranch Pumpkin Patch – Ojai, California
Pumpkins, hayrides and haunted hayrides.
Pete’s Pumpkin Patch – Camarillo, California
Pick your own pumpkins off the vine or purchase pre-picked pumpkins. Hayrides (weekends) and hay maze.
Underwood Family Farms – Moorpark, California
Pick your own pumpkins. The fall harvest festival includes live music, tractor-drawn wagon rides, corn maze, kid’s corral, pedal tractors and animal center.
San Diego Pumpkin Patches
Julian Mining Company – Julian, California
U-pick pumpkin patch, petting zoo and gem mining.
Pumpkin Station – Del Mar, CA & Rancho Bernardo, CA & Mission Valley, CA & El Cajon, CA & Bonita, CA & Chula Vista, CA & National City, CA
Pick your own pumpkins, corn maze and tractor hay wagon at the Rancho Bernardo and Bonita locations. Other locations have pre-picked pumpkins in a “patch” area with play area, train ride and ferris wheel.
Omas Pumpkin Patch – Lakeside, California
Hay rides, petting corral and playground.
Summers Past Farms – Flinn Springs, California
Fresno Pumpkin Patches
Single Palm Pumpkins – Fresno, California
10,000 pumpkins ready to be cut off the vine. $5 any pumpkin, any size. Free farm animals, mazes and hayrides. They only charge for the pumpkins!
Cornfield Maze Pumpkin Patch – Madera, California
Open mid-October through Halloween. $5 pumpkin patch admission fee includes unlimited tri-cycle track, bounce house and hay stack mountain. 2 years and under are free. Pumpkins are extra. Kid-friendly corn maze for families is $6-8. Black-Out Maze for teenagers and college student is $10-15. Located north of Fresno on Highway 99 & Ave 7, one mile north of Herndon Ave.
Bear Creek Pumpkins – Le Grand, California
Open from late September through Halloween. 4 acre corn maze is $5. Pumpkin prices start at $3 and vary by size/type. Located east of Merced between Fresno and Modesto.
Pumpkin King Pumpkin Patch – Fresno, California
Offering pumpkins, fall fun and harvest decorations since 1985. Fun includes pony rides, straw bale maze, inflatable slide, and bounce houses. Special events: annual Great Pumpkin Blood Drive for one weekend in October.
San Francisco Pumpkin Patches
Pumpkin Patches in the San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose area.
Swank Farms – Hollister, California
Dick and Bonnie Swank started the pumpkin patch and corn maze here in 2000, although their family had been farming and raising cows on the land since 1929. They also have a pumpkin sling shot, giant jumping pillow, corn cannon, pedal karts, gem mining and sumo wrestling.
Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm – Clayton, California
A u-pick vegetable stand started in 1980 by David and Sharon Osteen. Pumpkins were the most popular purchase so they expanded it to become the pumpkin patch that it is today. Children’s playground, barnyard play area, Pumpkin Farm Express train and farm animals.
Moore’s Pumpkin Patch – Castro Valley, California
Family owned and operated since 1984.
Joan’s Farm – Livermore, California
Pick your pumpkin from the patch is open daily in October with hay ride, maze, farm animals, gem panning (weekends) and pony rides (weekends).
Smith Family Farm – Brentwood, California
Annual pumpkin harvest fun includes pick your own pumpkins, corn maze, live music and barnyard animals. Opened by the Smith family in the late 1970s.
G&M Farms - Livermore, California
Pumpkin patch, cornfield maze, farm animals, cow train and pony rides (weekends).
Piedmont Ave Pumpkin Patch – Oakland, California
Lemos Farm - Half Moon Bay, California
A third generation family ranch owned by the family since 1942. Pick your pumpkin from the patch, visit the haunted house or enjoy the petting zoo, hayride, playtown, train ride and pony ride.
Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park – San Martin, California
2 acre corn maze, train rides, pumpkin pyramid, pumpkin blaster, carousel, petting corral and pony rides.
Petaluma Pumpkin Patch – Petaluma, California
5 acre pumpkin patch and 4 acre corn maze by a 4th generation Petaluma farmer.
Crystal Bay Farm - Watsonville, California
Jeff and Lori Fiorovich have been planting pumpkins on their farm for more than 10 years.
Stockton and Modesto Pumpkin Patches
R.A.M. Farms Inc. - Ceres, California
Pick your pumpkins from the field. Kids can visit the hay maze, scary shed, pedal tractors, sand box and go pumpkin bowling with pumpkin purchase. 20 acre corn maze is open daily in October. Flashlight nights on weekends. Located 10 minutes south of Modesto off Highway 99.
Fantozzi Farms – Patterson, California
Paul Fantozzi is a fourth generation apricot farmer who opened their first maze and patch in 2003. The farm is open for fall fun Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from late September through Halloween. 25 acre corn maze with 5 miles of paths and 12 hidden checkpoints. Haunted maze on Friday and Saturday nights in October.
Sacramento Pumpkin Patches
Max’s Miracle Ranch – Biggs, California
Pick your own pumpkins, apples, petting zoo, bounce houses, train rides, pony rides and gold panning. The farm is named for their son, Max, who was diagnosed with a serious heart defect as a baby.
The Pumpkin Farm – Citrus Heights, California
A 12 acre pumpkin farm with corn maze, hayride, farm zoo and haunted barn. Celebrates the 40th year of operation in 2014.
Rickey Ranch Pumpkin Patch – Granite Bay, California
Uncle Ray’s Pumpkin Patch – Sacramento, California
A working Yolo County farm with pick your own pumpkins, tractor-pulled hayrides, free corn and hay mazes and Pumpkin Train.
Cool Patch Pumpkins – Dixon, California
Pumpkin patch, large corn maze and 5 acre kid zone. Matt and Mark Cooley started growing pumpkins in 2000 before adding the corn maze a few years later.
Bobby Dazzler’s Pumpkin Patch & Milo Maze – Davis, California
Pumpkin patch, hay pyramids, petting zoo, face painting. Locally owned and operated for more than 30 years.
Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm – Wheatland, California
Pick your own pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze, petting zoo, zipline, pony rides and play area.
Vierra Farms – West Sacramento, California
Dave’s Pumpkin Patch is located at Vierra Farms. 2 acre u-pick pumpkin patch, 10 acre corn maze, cornival with ten family friendly fun activities and The Deadly Harvest haunted house.
Oak Hill Gardens and Pumpkin Patch – Fort Jones, California
A u-pick pumpkin patch open on Saturdays and Sundays in October. Pumpkins are sold by weight and pink pumpkins for breast cancer awareness are available. Located 20 minutes from Yreka on Highway 3 between Fort Jones and Etna.
Nash Ranch – Redding, California
A Shasta County pumpkin patch since 1991, although the Nash family had been farming there since 1953. 15 acre pumpkin patch with 30 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds. Ten acre corn maze with night maze on Friday and Saturday nights. Dreams of Darkness haunted house has been operating there for more than 20 years. Special events: antique tractor show one weekend in October.
Country Pumpkins – Orland, California
Five acre pumpkin patch with pumpkins from $1 to $50 depending on size. Ten acre corn maze is $3 per person during the day, which is donated to 4-H. Night maze on first Friday and Saturday of October is $4 per person. Haunted maze on 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Friday and Saturday nights in October for $8 per person. Located east of Chico between Sacramento and Redding.
We have provided a link to the website for these pumpkin patches. Please use it to confirm the hours open, location, cost and attractions available at your local California pumpkin patch. Some pumpkin patches are open limited hours. We don’t want anyone showing up to find that the farm is closed!
We try to only include those farms which have u-pick pumpkin sections. There’s no need for us to include every Walmart or Home Depot selling pumpkins, is there? If you find that a farm only offers pumpkins that have been pre-picked, we will appreciate it if you let us know and we will remove it from the list.
As we conducted our nationwide search for fall fun, we compiled a list of activities that are found at farms with pumpkin patches. Your local Oklahoma pumpkin patch may have some or all of the following attractions:
Farm Animal Petting Zoo, Hayrides, Wagon Rides, Train rides, Pony Rides, Face painting, Live Entertainment, Pick Your Own Apples / Apple Orchards, Playgrounds, Cow Train, Pumpkin Cannon, Corn Cannon, Concession Stands, Corn Mazes, Straw Mazes, Rubber Duck Races, Mining, Slides, Mechanical Bulls, Rope Mazes, Pig races, Make scarecrows, Pumpkin painting, Pedal carts, haunted attractions, Zip line, Corn Box, Campfires / Bonfires
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If you have fun at one of these pumpkin patches and don’t want the fun to end, see our list of pumpkin festivals. And after you have found your pumpkin, be sure to check out our pumpkin carving guide and pumpkin recipes.
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