Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in El Dorado County, California? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of thoses in El Dorado County, California, sorted by county. 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. Most 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 the info, they don't always report changes to me!
And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the
information, please let me know!
If you are looking for
pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world's largest pumpkins, see this page!
Want to do a fundraiser selling
pumpkins? See this page!
Finally, my boys are in Boy Scouts and raising money for their troop and
their trips and activitites, so if you are looking for popcorn (many
types), coffee or to donate to both the Socuts and U.S. miltary troops,
click here and help the scouts!
Updates for December 2016
Although most pumpkin patches and corn mazes are now closed, it
is time to tag your Christmas tree at a
Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and
free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your
children to a free Easter egg hunt -
see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt. In the
meantime, you may find a
local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!.
The world's best
pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the
crust recipe is here! And we have
canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes
and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site
search. If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me!
Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
El Dorado County
24 Carrot Farm - Certified Organic,
pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand,
pumpkin patch-pick in the field, we also have pie pumpkins, Honey from hives
on the farm
2731 Jacquier Road, Placerville , CA 95667. Phone:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Thursday to Sunday, from 10am to 7pm.
Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all
crops! Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED:
September 21, 2015)
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 4, 2015, JBS)(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. (UPDATED:
September 25, 2016, JBS) (ADDED: May 24,
2014, from their website)
- El Dorado Orchards - pumpkins,
2948 N Canyon Rd, Camino, CA 95709. Phone: (530) 642-1222. Email:
email@example.com. The Apple
Ridge Express (train) carries many happy children, school groups and adults
in the fall season.
Train Rides are Available Weekends Continuously Throughout the Day and Are
Only $3.50 Per Person! All Aboard the Apple Hill Train! Operating as Apple
Hill's Only Train Ride for Over 40 years, it is No Surprise Guests Flock to
El Dorado Orchards Every Fall Season to Experience Such a Unique and Magical
Ride! Lasting Memories are Created as You Make Your Way Around Two
Picturesque Ponds (home to many duck and geese families) that Border our
Beautiful Picnic Area and Crop Filled Countryside! Note: Train cannot run if
it is raining or if tracks are wet. We also have Delicious BBQ & More! The
Food Stand at El Dorado Orchards Offers a Wide Selection of Tasty Home Made
Favor. El Dorado Orchards Has an Extensive Arts & Crafts Fair During the
Fall Harvest Season. Home to Apple Hill's Largest Collection of Handmade
Arts & Crafts, our Friendly Vendors Take Great Pride in Producing Fun and
Quality Products to Present to Guests.
In Addition to a Happening Arts &
Crafts Fair, Magic Shows are Offered at Various Times Throughout the Day,
and Face Painting is a Huge Hit with Families and Children! A Fun Way to
Participate in the Fall Festivities! Our Christmas Tree Farm is open Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday Beginning the Day after Thanksgiving for the 2015
Holiday Tree Cutting Season! (UPDATED: October 15, 2015, JBS)
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:
DORADO COUNTY CHRISTMAS TREE GROWERS, ASSOCIATION ,
- 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. (UPDATED: October 4, 2015,
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 -
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.