Find pumpkin picking near Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Fresno and Sacramento with our list of California pumpkin patches.
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. Thousands of pumpkins will be available. Corn maze, petting zoo, horse rides and kids activities available for a weekend of fun. The insect fair features 500,000 live and preserved insects for your viewing pleasure. Play the games available in the student booths. Join them in the morning for the pancake breakfast. In 2014, the festival will happen on Saturday and Sunday, October 18-19, 2014 from 8 AM to 5 PM. Admission and parking are free. There is a cost to food and activities. Pumpkins from the patch are $5. Proceeds benefit the College of Agriculture student clubs and activities.
Forneris Farms – Mission Hills, California
Open daily from early October to early November. Pre-harvested pumpkins in Los Angeles County. Farm activities include 4 acre cornfield maze, tractor pulled train ride, pony rides (weekends) and petting zoo (weekends). Farm frolic area has hay pyramid, mini maze and giant pumpkin jumper. Activities priced at $4-8. Payment is cash only. About the farm: John Forneris is a third generation farmer that opened his first farm stand in 1966.
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch – West Hollywood, California
They bring their pumpkins from Oregon to a 1.25 acre undeveloped propery on North Doheny Drive every October. Petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, super slide, giant rocking horses, straw maze and pumpkin decorating. Open daily from early October through Halloween. They have been offering pumpkins to Los Angeles residents since 1986.
Jumperland Rentals – Whittier, California
Irvine Park Railroad – Irvine, California
Free admission. Pumpkins are located near the train station with cost based on size. Parking costs between $3-7. Train rides, hay rides, hay maze, bounce house, pony rides and carnival games. Free haunted house for kids. Guess the weight of a giant pumpkin to win it! The Orange County Zoo is a 5 minute walk from the patch and has more than 100 animals native to the area as well as a petting zoo.
Pa’s Pumpkin Patch – Long Beach, California
Games, rides and a country fair atmosphere in October. Opens in late September. Free Admission and Parking. Petting zoo, pony rides, carousel, kid’s roller coaster and photo cutouts. 13 rides take between 1 and 3 tickets, which are available for approximately $2.
Johnson Brothers – Irvine, California
A Christmas tree lot that has thousands of pumpkins available in October. Pony rides, inflatable bounce house, barnyard animals, do it yourself free face painting and play area for kids.
Cali-Dragon Farm and Orchard – Riverside, California
Corona Pumpkin Farm – Mathews (Perris), California
CJ’s Ranch is a small, 3 acre family farm that has pick your pumpkin from the vine. They grow more than 50 varieties in a variety of colors and sizes. Small, 1/2 acre corn maze is perfect for small kids, photos and . Other activities include bounce slide, arts and crafts, baby chickens, fresh produce and farm baked goods.
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
A working apple orchard and living history farm. They have pick your own fruit including u-pick pumpkins and apples in the fall. Several acres of pumpkins are available for picking as well as pre-picked pumpkins for those that don’t want to haul them back from the field. Apples are available from late August to early November. The farm has more than 100 varieties but specializes in “heirloom” apples. Some of the trees have been growing for more than 100 years! Place your order from their bakery the day before you go for a double crust apple pie. The special dinner event in October is Sleepy Hollow, offering dinner patrons a chance to be swept back into the spooky town. Owned and operated by James Riley.
Green Spot Farms – Mentone, California (pictured above)
A family owned and operated farm in the Inland Empire area. U pick pumpkin farm with colorful pumpkins of different sizes and shapes. The farm kitchen offers warm pumpkin bread and other items. The general store offers farm fresh honey. Haunted hayride for thirteen nights in late October
Lavender Hill Pumpkins – Fallbrook, California
Pick your own organically grown pumpkin from the field starting in late September. Open daily from then until Halloween. Ten thousand pumpkins with more than three dozen varieties from miniatures to North Atlantic Giants are available for purchase. Conveniently located off I-15 located in Northern San Diego County. Owned and operated by Mike and Libby Pierce, who donate unsold pumpkins to kids in nearby communities who otherwise wouldn’t have a pumpkin. If you are looking for carnival rides and an amusement park, this isn’t the patch for you – it’s a pumpkin farm and they do pumpkins!
McGrath Great Pacific Pumpkins – Ventura, California
5th Generation family farmers run this Ventura County farm with pumpkin picking, horse and tractor-drawn hay rides, farm animals and hay maze.
Fillmore & Western Railway Co. – Fillmore, California
Ride the Pumpkinliner train to their private patch at Loose Caboose Garden Center and Emporium. Enjoy a carousel, arts/crafts, face painting and more. All of their trains are historic, restored pre-1950s locomotives. Priced at $10-12 for kids 2+ years old and adults are $20.
Santa Ynez Valley Farms – Santa Ynez Valley, California
Jack Creek Farms – Templeton, California
A small fifth generation family farm located in the coastal foothills of Central California. U-pick pumpkins from the vine for $4 or less. They plant more than 40 varieties of pumpkins. Pre-picked pumpkins are also available from their farm stand. There is also an antique farm equipment display, hay maze, wooden train, hay stack and a growing farm animal section. Apple cider slushees and pomegranate juice granitas are available. Fresh baked goods using produce from the farm and fudge.
Quacken Farms – Santa Ynez Valley, California
U-pick organic pumpkins, tractor rides, pony rides and farm animals. They didn’t open for Fall 2013 but hope to be back in 2014.
Boccali Ranch – Ojai, California
Pumpkins are available seven days a week starting in early October. Hayrides offered on Saturday and Sunday. Try their next door pizza and pasta restaurant. Join them for a haunted hayride through their corn field on select Friday and Saturday evenings in October for $8. The restaurant does a special Italian buffet on hayride nights.
Pete’s Pumpkin Patch – Camarillo, California
All of their pumpkins are grown on the property. Pick your own pumpkins off the vine or purchase pre-picked pumpkins if you don’t want to walk up the hillside. Patch offers a 360 degree view of the surrounding area including the Pacific Ocean. Hayrides (weekends) and hay pyramid. Mini hay pyramid, play houses and hay jump for small children. Also purchase and try Pete’s original pumpkin patch soda. Located off the 101 freeway.
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. Special event weekends include Friends of the Farm weekend, Folk Festival, Antique Tractor weekend, Wild West weekend and All About Pumpkins.
Bates Nut Farm
Open daily from Wednesday, September 24 to October 31, 2014. In addition to pumpkin picking, there are tractor hay rides, farm animals and straw maze. Weekends bring additional attractions like the petting zoo, pony rides and live entertainment. Special events include Youth Education day, tractor parades, craft fair and pancake breakfast. Bates got its start as a walnut farm and now imports nuts from all over the world. The Bates store offers delicious nuts, homemade fudge and an old fashioned candy counter of chocolate and treats.
Julian Mining Company – Julian, California
This pan your own gold and gemstones facility also has u pick pumpkins starting in late September. Pricing is approximately 50 centers per pound. They also have a petting zoo.
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
A small pumpkin patch offering pumpkins of various shapes and sizes from the vine.
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Pick your own pumpkins from their field throughout the month of October.
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 – 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, Oakland and San Jose area Pumpkin Patches
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
Open daily in October. Featured twice on the David Letterman show. Voted best seasonal attraction in the East Bay by Diablo Magazine. Pumpkin patch offers pumpkins of all sizes available for purchase. Cornfield maze is priced at $7-10 with children 5 and under free. Weekend attractions includ pony rides, cow train, barnyard blasters and pedal carts. They also have farm animals. Easy freeway access off I-580.
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. Petting corral with friendly farm animals including a miniature donkey. Pumpkin blaster shoots mini pumpkins at targets at 90 mph. Hay jump for kids as well as pony rides on the weekends. The cow train is a favorite with the kidgs. See Uesegi Farms ion the narrated enchanted hayride or take a hayride to Butterfly Valley to learn about the colorful, winged creatures. Pumpkin pyramid has more than 4000 pumpkins stacked. Pumpkin blaster shoots mini pumpkins at targets at 90 mph. Last year, the World Record pumpkin at their Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-foff in mid-October weighed in at over 2,000 pounds. Free admission. Parking fee is $3 on the weekends. Attractions cost between $2 and $7 per person. All ride park passes available with savings to the per attraction price.
Petaluma Pumpkin Patch – Petaluma, California
5 acre pumpkin patch and 4 acre corn maze by a 4th generation Petaluma farmer. Pumpkins priced by size starting at $1 each with giant pumpkins available. Over 35 varities of pumpkins available. Maze generally takes 45 minutes to complete with a night maze on Friday and Saturday nights. Located alongside Highway 101, they have provided family fun on the farm for more than 20 years.
Crystal Bay Farm – Watsonville, California
Jeff and Lori Fiorovich have been planting pumpkins on their farm for more than 10 years. The farm was ceritified organic in 1997. They grow over 40 varieties of pumpkins including The Ark of Taste on Slow Food’s endangered food list. Farm andimals and tractor rides also available. Don’t miss Friday night movie night, the haunted bizarre bazaar and sleepovers in the pumpkin patch. The farm is located between two state parks overlooking Monterey Bay.
Stockton and Modesto
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. Petting zoo has llamas, goats, pot bellied pigs, cattle, sheep and other animals. The farm is named for their son, Max, who was diagnosed with a serious heart defect as a baby. It is a working California farmstead, orchard and entertainment facility.
The Pumpkin Farm – Citrus Heights, California
A 12 acre pumpkin farm with more than 100 tons of pumpkins. Also available for fall fun are a corn maze, hayride and farm zoo. Jumping castle, tower slides and Go-Kart Train rides available. Haunted barn with hungry creatures ready to gobble up your kids! Celebrates the 40th year of operation in 2014. Closed on Mondays. $5 parking on the last two weekends of October.
Uncle Ray’s Pumpkin Patch – Sacramento, California
A working Yolo County farm with pick your own pumpkins, free tractor-pulled hayrides, free corn and hay mazes and Pumpkin Train. Open daily in October. The Sacramento River Train stops at Uncle Ray’s on Sundays in October and includes on train entertainment and complimentary pumpkin.
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. Their are around 50 varieties of pumpkins, gourds, squash, etc. for you to select from in the fall. They grow all of their own pumpkins – some are brought in from their other local fields and some are left on the vine for you to discover and cut yourself. Pumpkins are sold by size and variety, not by weight. Free admission, free parking and free wagon use while in the patch. Milo Maze is five feet high and two acres in size. It take between 20-40 minutes to complete successfully. Maze specialists keep an eye on you from the watch tower in case you want to give up in the middle of it! Locally owned and operated for more than 30 years. They also have decorations such as corn stalks, Indian corn and hay bales for sale.
Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm – Wheatland, California
Open daily from September 20-October 31, 2014. Pick your own pumpkins priced as marked, with some giant pumpkins weighing over 100 pounds available early in the season. Hayrides, 3 acre cornfield maze, petting zoo, zipline, pony rides and play area. Let your kids mine Coyote Mountain for marbles. A variety of foods and gifts are available including fresh apple cider and fudge. Enjoy the Naspig races, eat a caramel apple or catch a ride on the BPF Railroad. Have you seen their famous singing chickens yet? Free parking Monday through Thursday. $10 parking Friday through Sunday. Admission is free. Purchase bundled tickets to save on per activity charges.
Vierra Farms – West Sacramento, California
Dave’s Pumpkin Patch is located at Vierra Farms. 2 acres of different varieties of u-pick pumpkins. 10 acre corn maze requires around an hour to make it through the two miles and 85 decision points. Cornival with ten family friendly fun activities including hay rides, pig races, hay maze, jumping pillow and farm animals. Admission to the cornival is $8.50-10 or you can purchase activities individually. Family pack admission also available. Free fancy photobooth to capture the memories! At night, the Deadly Harvest is a horrific haunted event open Friday/Saturday nights and the week of Halloween.
Oak Hill Gardens and Pumpkin Patch – Fort Jones, California
Pick your own pumpkins 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 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.