Find pumpkin picking near Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Fresno and Sacramento with our list of California pumpkin patches. Many of these farms are full entertainment complexes with corn mazes, hayrides, haunts, live animals, kids activities, live music and more fall fun.
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Bates Nut Farm - Valley Center, CA
The pumpkin patch is open daily from September 23rd to October 31st. 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. Bates is a popular farm with over 23,000 Facebook likes. Their address is 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, CA 92082. It is about 40 miles north of downtown San Diego.
Bear Creek Pumpkins - Merced, CA
Open from September 28th through Halloween. The 4 acre corn maze is $5. Pumpkin prices start at $3 and vary by size/type. All new location this year at Vista Cellars. Have fun with giant to mini carving pumpkins, Heirloom pumpkins, Winter Squash, pomegranates, dried Indian corn, hay bawls and corn stalks.
Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm - Wheatland, CA
Open daily from September 16th through November 5th. 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. Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm is one of the most popular farms in the country with over 34,000 Facebook likes. Their address is 1415 Pumpkin Lane, Wheatland, California. It is about 36 miles north of Sacramento.
Bobby Dazzler’s Pumpkin Patch & Milo Maze - Davis, CA
Their season opens on September 23rd. Open weekends, they have a pumpkin patch, hay pyramids, petting zoo, face painting. There 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. Their address is 23300 County Road 99D, Davis, CA. (caution GPS might be inaccurate). It is about 19 miles west of Sacramento.
Boccali Ranch - Ojai, CA
Pumpkins are available seven days a week starting October 7th. 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. The restaurant does a special Italian buffet on hayride nights. They are located at 3277 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA. It is about 78 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.
Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm - Clayton, CA
The fall season begins on September 29th. 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. Farm is open everyday in October with special activities on weekends. Their address is 1060 Pine Lane, Clayton, CA 94517. It is about 26 miles east of Oakland.
Cool Patch Pumpkins - Dixon, CA
All new location opens on September 23rd. Enjoy their 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. Cool Patch is a popular farm with over 8,000 Facebook likes. Their address is 6150 Dixon Avenue West, Dixon, California. It is about 20 miles west of Sacramento.
Crystal Bay Farm - Watsonville, CA
Open 7 days a week in October. Jeff and Lori Fiorovich have been planting pumpkins on their farm for more than 10 years. The farm was certified organic in 1997. They grow over 40 varieties of pumpkins including The Ark of Taste on Slow Food’s endangered food list. Farm animals 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. Their address is 40 Zils Rd., Watsonville, CA. It is about 44 miles south of San Jose.
CSU Pumpkin Festival - Pomona, CA
The festival runs October 7th and 8th this year. Cal Poly Pomona’s annual pumpkin festival is 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. The festival happens on Saturday and Sunday 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. The Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch puts on this event and has over 4,206 Facebook likes. Their address is 4102 S. University Drive, Pomona, CA 91768. It is about 27 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Fantozzi Farms - Patterson, CA
Opens for the season on September 30th. 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. Also features a 25 acre corn maze with 5 miles of paths and 12 hidden checkpoints. Haunted maze on Friday and Saturday nights in October. Their address is 2665 Sperry Ave., Patterson, California. It is about 19 miles southwest of Modesto.
Farm Stand West - Escondido, CA
Located near Citracado Pkwy at Interstate 15 Exit 29 is this wonderful family farm with one of the best pumpkin patches and fresh farmers markets in the state. They operate daily from Tuesday through Sunday. During October they feature pick your own pumpkins from their patch every day. They have operated the farm since the 1960′s and sold from this location since 1990. Meet local artists, crafters, bakers, and more with an afternoon BBQ lunch, hayrides, and you-pick pumpkin patch. Admission is free. They grow and sell over 30 types of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Fillmore & Western Railway Co. - Fillmore, CA
The fall season opens October 7th with 2 trains every Saturday and Sunday. 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. Their address is 351 Santa Clara St., Fillmore, CA 93015. It is about 55 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
Forneris Farms - Mission Hills, CA
The fall events start on September 30th this year. Open daily 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. The pumpkin patch, farm entry, and parking are free. Lots of other activities including corn maze with admission of $15. About the farm: John Forneris is a third generation farmer that opened his first farm stand in 1966. Their address is 15200 Rinaldi Street, Mission Hills, CA. It is about 23 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
G&M Farms - Livermore, CA
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. Their address is 487 East Airway, Livermore, CA 94551. It is about 33 miles east of Oakland.
Green Spot Farms - Mentone, CA
The pumpkin patch opens up on October 1st. 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. Their address is 10133 Ward Way Mentone, CA 92359. It is about 69 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Irvine Park Railroad - Orange, CA
Pumpkin patch is open every day from September 16th through October 31st. 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. The pumpkin patch is open daily in October. Their address is 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869. It is about 38 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
Jack Creek Farms - Templeton, CA
A small fifth generation family farm located in the coastal foothills of Central California. They have a number of harvests ongoing in September and October including pumpkins. U-pick pumpkins from the vine. 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. This is more than a regular farm with full entertainment activities during the fall. Their fall festival is Pumpkin Palooza which happens on October 7th. Experience cider and honey tasting, farm animals, a picnic area, special weekend events, bird watching and so much more. Their address is 5000 Highway 46 West, Templeton, CA 93465. It is about 216 miles north of Los Angeles.
Joan’s Farm - Livermore, CA
Pick your pumpkin from the patch is open daily in October with hay ride, maze, farm animals, gem panning (weekends) and pony rides (weekends). Also they have a gift shop, refreshments, antique museum, and old west town. Their address is 4351 Mines Road, Livermore, CA 94550. It is about 39 miles east of Oakland.
Johnson Brothers - Irvine, CA
The pumpkin patch is open every day in October this year. 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. Admission to pumpkin patch is free. Their address is 15500 Jeffrey Rd., Irvine, CA 92618. It is about 40 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
Julian Mining Company - Julian, CA
Pumpkin patch opens on September 29th this year. This pan your own gold and gemstones facility also has u pick pumpkins starting in late September. Pricing is approximately 50 cents per pound. They also have a petting zoo. Their address is 4444 State Hwy 78, Julian, CA 92036. It is about 54 miles northeast of San Diego.
Jumperland Rentals - Whittier, CA
Park is open daily in October with pumpkins, pony rides, barnyard animals, concessions and more. Their address is 11760 Whittier Blvd., Whittier, CA. It is about 24 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.
Lavender Hill Pumpkins - Fallbrook, CA
Pick your own organically grown pumpkin from the field starting in September 29th. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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! Their address is 1509 East Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028. It is about 96 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
Lemos Farm - Half Moon Bay, CA
The farm is open Wednesday through Sunday starting October 13th. 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. Their address is 12320 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. It is about 27 miles south of San Francisco.
Max’s Miracle Ranch - Biggs, CA
The fun begins starting September 27th. Pick your own pumpkins, apples, petting zoo, bounce houses, train rides, hay 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. Their address is 3476 Smith Avenue, Biggs, California. It is about 62 miles north of Sacramento.
McGrath Great Pacific Pumpkins - Ventura, CA
Open every day in October. A 5th generation family farm is run by this Ventura County farm with pumpkin picking, horse and tractor-drawn hay rides, farm animals and hay maze. Their address is 5100 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, CA 93003. It is about 63 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.
Moore’s Pumpkin Patch - Castro Valley, CA
Family owned and operated since 1984. Their Rowell Ranch location is at 9711 Dublin Canyon Rd., Castro Valley, CA. It is about 23 miles southeast of Oakland.
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch - West Hollywood, CA
Open October 6th through October 31st. They bring their pumpkins from Oregon to a 1.25 acre undeveloped property on North Doheny Drive every October. Petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, super slide, giant rocking horses, straw maze and pumpkin decorating. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They have been offering pumpkins to Los Angeles residents since 1986. So much more than a fun place to visit. Their address is 702 N Doheny Dr., West Hollywood, California. It is about 10 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.
Nash Ranch - Redding, CA
Open daily and weekends in October. 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. Their address is 10901 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA. It is about 35 miles north of Red Bluff, California.
Omas Pumpkin Patch - Lakeside, CA
The pumpkin patch is open Tuesday -Saturdays from September 26th through October 31st. It features hay rides, petting corral and playground. Their address is 14950 El Monte Rd., Lakeside, CA 92040. It is about 24 miles northeast of San Diego.
Pa’s Pumpkin Patch - Long Beach, CA
Games, rides and a county fair atmosphere in October. Opens in September 29th. Free Admission and Parking. Enjoy 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. Their address is 6701 E.P.C.H., Long Beach, CA 90803. It is about 23 miles south of Los Angeles.
Petaluma Pumpkin Patch - Petaluma, CA
Pumpkin patch opens September 29th. Features is a 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 variaties 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. Their address is 450 Stony Point Road, Petaluma, CA 94952. It is about 43 miles north of San Francisco.
Piedmont Ave Pumpkin Patch - Oakland, CA
Open every day beginning October 1st. Piedmont features a pumpkin patch and haunted house. Their address is 4414 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA. It is about 2 miles from downtown Oakland, CA.
Pumpkin King - Fresno, CA
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. They are open daily starting October 1st. Their address is 100 W. Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93704. It is about 6 miles north of Fresno.
Pumpkin Station - Seven Locations, 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.
R.A.M. Farms Inc. - Turlock, CA
Pumpkin patch opens September 22nd and corn maze starts September 29th. 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. Also popular is their 20 acre corn maze that is open daily in October. Flashlight nights on weekends. Located 10 minutes south of Modesto off Highway 99. Their address is 716 N Daubenberger Rd., Turlock, California. It is about 15 miles southeast of Modesto.
Riley’s Farm - Oak Glen, CA
Pumpkins available starting October 2nd. 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. Riley’s Farm is very popular with over 23,000 Facebook likes. Their address is 12261 Oak Glen Rd., Oak Glen, CA. It is about 79 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Smith Family Farm - Knightsen, CA
Annual pumpkin harvest fun includes pick your own pumpkins, corn maze, live music and barnyard animals. Lots of fun and activities in October. Opened by the Smith family in the late 1970s. They also harvest and sell lots of Christmas trees. Smith Family Farm is very popular with over 12,368 Facebook likes. Their address is 4430 Sellers Ave., Knightsen, CA. It is about 45 miles east of Oakland.
Summers Past Farms - Flinn Springs, CA
A small pumpkin patch offering pumpkins of various shapes and sizes from the vine. They are open weekends in October. Their address is 15602 Olde Hwy 80, Flinn Springs, CA 92021. It is about 24 miles northeast of San Diego.
Swank Farms - Hollister, CA
All new location for 2017. Corn maze and pumpkin patch opens September 29th. 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. They are open daily in October. They also feature a Terror In the Corn maze after dark. Swank Farms has more than 9,800 Facebook likes.
The Pumpkin Farm - Citrus Heights, CA
Open every day in October except on Monday’s. 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 43rd year of operation in 2017. Closed on Mondays. $5 parking on the last two weekends of October. Their address is 7736 Old Auburn Rd., Citrus Heights, California. It is about 16 miles east of Sacramento.
Uesugi Farms Morgan Hill Pumpkin Park - San Martin, CA
Morgan Hill pumpkin park is open every day in October with special music entertainment on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy a 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 kids. 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-off 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. Their address is 14485 Monterey Road, San Martin, CA 95046. It is about 24 miles south of San Jose.
Uncle Ray’s Pumpkin Patch - West Sacramento, CA
Open every day from October 1st through October 31st. “You only pay for the pumpkins.” 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. Their address is 19376 Old River Road, West Sacramento, CA 95691. It is about 10 miles northwest of Sacramento.
Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark, CA
Open October 1st through 31st this fall. This is their 20th Anniversary. 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. Their address is 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA 93021.
Vierra Farms Dave’s Pumpkin Patch - West Sacramento, CA
Opening this year on September 22nd. 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 and Saturday nights and the week of Halloween. Their address is 3010 Burrows Ave., West Sacramento, California. It is about 7 miles west of downtown Sacramento.
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