Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name
is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go!
This page provides a
detailed list of Eldorado County, California's pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides
and other Halloween farm stuff!! Click here to see the listings of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and farms in Eldorado County, California or just scroll down the
page! Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some
are simple roadside stands. All should have loads of pumpkins to choose
from. To really make it fun for your kids, look for those that have
the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride. There is
usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the more elaborate mazes
tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free.
ALWAYS call before you go to confirm all information, they don't always report changes to me!
We have loads of related resources
On our Pick-your-own website, we also have pages with our own
instructions on canning, freezing and drying many other fruits and
vegetables, such as how to make jam, apple
butter, applesauce, spaghetti
sauce, salsa, pickles,
ketchup or freezing
corn (these links open new pages, just close them to return here). Be sure to come back at Christmas if you are looking
for a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm!
Look at the bottom of the page for links to resources on home canning, picking
tips, recipes, etc..
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more to add and feedback about any patch, stand or farm you have visited, so write me using the Feedback
form! And if you have
a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please click on Add My Farm!
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El Dorado County
- Abel's Apple Acres - Pumpkins, Apples,
hay maze, pony rides, horse rides
2345 Carson Road, Placerville, CA. Phone: 530-626-0138. Email:
Open: Daily everyday — 8AM - 6 PM: Photo-ops August 31 - November 4,
November 6 - Mid December 9AM - 5PM. Johnny Appleseed's Tree, Herd of Cows,
Peek-through Cutouts; Boo Ghosts, Pumpkin, Tour Bus and Witch, Pumpkin Patch
(early October through Halloween). Weekends/Holidays events (Open some
Fridays — Call to confirm) Pony/Horse Rides and Hay Maze — 11AM - 4PM,
Kids' Corral — age 5 & under — Noon - 4PM; Availability of Pony/Horse Rides,
Hay Maze, and Kids' Corral subject to weather concerns. Call ahead: to
lessen the possibility of disappointment.The Hay Maze is a puzzle you can walk through - and solve. Enter... and find
your way out following passages made of over 500 bales of hay. More weekend
fun is children's horse and pony rides in the large, fenced arena. And,
everyone enjoys our Country Craft Fair. (UPDATED: October 18, 2013, from
their website) (UPDATED: June 23, 2009, from their
Meadow - pumpkin patch - pick in the field, pumpkin train,
pumpkin chunkin, weddings
2025 Carson Road, Placerville, CA. Open:
Season: October 1 thru October 30, Weekends. Come visit us and hunt for that
perfect pumpkin. We will also have fun activities for the kids with our oil
drum train. puppet theater and trebuchet. We will also have several
varieties of lavender products. Bluestone Meadow has 5-acres of farmland
dedicated to the cultivation of English and French Lavender. 2500 lavender
plants are now under cultivation and will soon have blooms available for
this summer and fall. Lavender Festivals - June 21st and 22nd 2014 -
July 12th and 13th 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. In a few years our up and
coming Christmas tree farm and wedding venue will be the perfect setting for
your dream wedding or to cut that perfect Christmas tree. (ADDED: May 24,
2014, from their website)
- El Dorado Orchards - pumpkins
Carson Road, Placerville, California, 95667. Phone: 530-622-5522. Email:
email@example.com. The Apple
Ridge Express (train) carries many happy children, school groups and adults
in the fall season.
Dorado County Farm Trails - variety
This is an organization of a large number of member
farms - many are listed elsewhere, but this web site provides a look at many
that are physically close to each other. Their members grow a wide variety of
fruits, including cherries, berries, peaches, apples, pears, and oranges as well
as wine grapes, flowers, Christmas trees and other agricultural products. Note
that they don't state which of the farms are pick your own or not, so you would
need to call each to ask. PO Box 542, Camino, CA Member sites: Apple
Hill farms, EL
DORADO COUNTY CHRISTMAS TREE GROWERS, ASSOCIATION , Georgetown
Divide , Gold
Hill , Pleasant
Valley , South
- Goyette's North Canyon Ranch - Pumpkins, Indian corn and gourds.
3825 N Canyon Rd, Camino, 95709. Phone: (530) 622-9299. Email:
Weekends, mid September to end of Oct, 10 am to 5 PM. Also prepicked apples, 6
varieties. Directions: #21 on Apple Hill map - off Hwy 50 at Camino.
- Hangtown Kid Apple Orchard - apples, pears,
2598 Mace Road, Camino, CA 95709. Phone:
530-647-1810. Open: call for hours; typically, Thursday to Sunday from 10am
- 5pm; Call first on Monday to Wedesday.
A visitor writes on June 23, 2009:
"great people, great fun, delicious fruit and a nice older couple, work
their own small farm of 10 acres. a bit out of the more crowded areas
associated with Apple Hill off Mace Rd. " (ADDED: June 23, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
Harris Tree Farm - Follows
organic practices, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze,
farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, weddings
and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
2640 Blair Road, Pollock Pines, CA 95726. Phone: 530-644-2194. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: September through October; Thursday to
Sunday from 9am to
4:30pm daily. Directions: From Sacramento take Highway 50 East through
Placerville. Approximately 10 miles past Placerville exit at Exit 57. Turn
left under the freeway then right on Pony Express Trail. Three quarters of a
mile turn left on Blair Road. Travel 1 mile on Blair Road, our entrance is
on the left.
Click here for a map and directions. We follow organic practices, but
are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash, Check. We grow blueberries,
blackberries and seasonal vegetables available June through October.
FARMERS' MARKETS: Wednesday, Placerville at the Bell Tower on Main St.
4-dusk. We believe in operating a sustainable farm and forest. By using
local sustainably produced products you support a healthier economy,
environment and community which benefits us all. We have ample parking. Call
ahead for weather conditions. (UPDATED: October 18, 2013, from their
December 20, 2009)
- Mother Lode Orchards - pumpkins
4341 North Canyon Rd, Camino, CA. Phone: 916-991-9500.
- Noel's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins
7600 Fairplay Road, Fair Play, CA. Phone: 800-585-6635.
- O'Halloran's Apple Trail Ranch - Apples,
Pears, U-Pick, Pumpkin Patch, Cut & Choose Christmas Trees
2261 Cable Road, Camino, California. Phone:
530-644-3389. Open: September - December.
Apples, Pears, U-Pick, Pumpkin Patch, Apple Cider, Indian Corn, Picnic Area,
Handmade Crafts, Nature Trail ,Cut & Choose Christmas Trees. We have
a genuine pumpkin patch! Our pumpkins are all grown right here and are ready
for you to cut them off the vine. With over three acres of pumpkins you’re
sure to find the perfect jack-o-lantern and fall harvest decorations. We
have many sizes and shapes to choose from! (UPDATED: October 18, 2013, from
- Tomary Heirloom Tomatoes & Dahlias - Tomatoes, dahlias, pumpkin
1589 Pleasant Valley Rd, Placerville, CA 95667. Phone: (530) 622-7683; (530)
626-5656. Fax: (530) 622-7683. Directions: Hwy 50 to Placerville - south on
Hwy 49 to traffic light in Diamond Springs. Left on Pleasant Valley Rd for 2
miles to red, yellow & green tent on left. Open: April thru November, 7
days, 10 - 6. School tours, farm tours.