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Eldorado County, California's Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Hay Rides and More
Where you can find a pumpkin patch, corn maze, safe trick-or-treating, hayrides and other Fall and Halloween fun near you! Many corn mazes and hayrides are still open in November! Be sure to scroll down the page, some are big! ! Click here to see what a trip to a pumpkin patch or corn maze is like!  And the latest craze: Zombie Paintball! Want to make the worlds best pumpkin pie, from a fresh pumpkin? What is the typical price for pumpkins in October 2014?  National average is around 50 cents per pound, or $5 for a basketball-sized pumpkin.
 How to make your carved pumpkin last longer! - A few farms still have pumpkins in bulk for sale - click here for info.
Farmers: Write me if you will have bulk pumpkins in 2014 to sell locally or to ship!

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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 here, too.

On our Pick-your-own website, we also have pages with our own simple 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..

I'm always looking for 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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Eldorado County, California's Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Hay Rides and More, by County

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! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

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: info@abelsappleacres.com. 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 website)
  • Bluestone 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: appleman@boavista.com. The Apple Ridge Express (train) carries many happy children, school groups and adults in the fall season.
  • El 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 County
  • Goyette's North Canyon Ranch - Pumpkins, Indian corn and gourds.
    3825 N Canyon Rd, Camino, 95709. Phone: (530) 622-9299. Email: lbgoyette@earthlink.net. Open: 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, cherries, pumpkins
    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. " (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 23, 2009)
  • 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: harristreefarm@hotmail.com. 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 website)  (ADDED: 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 their website)
  • Tomary Heirloom Tomatoes & Dahlias - Tomatoes, dahlias, pumpkin patch
    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.

 


 

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