Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Kern County, California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Kern 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 activities, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), chocolate, coffee, k-cups or to donate to both the Scouts and U.S. military troops, click here and help the Boy Scouts!

Updates for December 2017

Most pumpkin patches  and corn mazes usually open by mid September, some earlier! You may also like a local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!. The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access many pumpkin and other recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.

After Halloween, find a Christmas tree at a local 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.  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

Kern County (Bakersfield area)

  • Banducci Family Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch, corn maze, pony rides, snacks and refreshment stand, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, school tours
    10747 Taft Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93311. Phone: 661-832-2332. Open: Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 7 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm, during October. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only..   
    A visitor writes on October 19, 2013: "Banducci's Family Pumpkin Patch 10747 Taft Hwy Bakersfield, CA  (1 hour 42 mins)"
    A visitor writes on October 09, 2010: "It is the most fabulous place for pictures - they have picture areas set up to use, a small pond, lots of character!"
  • Dries Farms - Apples, Raspberries, pumpkins
    19670 Easy Street, Tehachapi, CA. Phone: 661-444-0835. Phone: 661-823-9829. Open: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Closed Monday and Tuesday. Directions: corner of Easy Street and Loumas Lane. Click here for a map.  U-PICK AND WE-PICK. Apples and pumpkins. We also have U-pick raspberries, lavender, tomatoes, butternut squash. Our apple varieties are mostly yellow delicious and red delicious. Don't wait too late and miss out! Questions? Call or text Margaret at 661-444-0835 (UPDATED: October 10, 2016)
  • Knaus Ranch - apples
    Cherry Lane and Tucker Road, Tehachapi, CA. Phone: 661-822-4142.  U-pick apples, gourmet olives, crafts, apple peelers, apple and pumpkin butter.
  • Little Bears Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    19040 S. Shafter Ave, Shafter, CA 93263. Phone: 661-746-3714. Alternate Phone: 661-332-1369. Fax: 661-746-3848. Email: [email protected]. Open: Sunday to Friday 11 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 8 pm, starting October 5th through the 31st. Directions: From Seventh Standard go north on Shafter Avenue 1.5 miles to the farm, from Shafter go three miles south on Shafter Avenue to the farm. The farm is northwest of Bakersfield and south of Shafter!. Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkins and Squash available October 5th to 31st. Payment: Cash, Check. In addition to pumpkins of all sizes, we also have gourds, indian corn, squash and corn stalks. We also carry carving kits, candy bags, fall gifts and pumpkin accesories. We have everything you need to carve that perfect pumpkin!.
  • Murray Family Farm - Pumpkins and Gourds, Winter Veggies,  Arachnotastic Spider Maize, Petting Zoo, Hayride (including a small pumpkin chosen from the field), Arachno-attach Gourd Spider Craft,pumpkin patch, hayrides
    6700 General Beale Road, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Phone: 661-330-0100. Open: every day, 8:00am to 7:00pm, farm activities are open 8:00am to 6:00pm. Hay Wagon ride around the farm. Get ready to make your Halloween jack-o-lantern and find your perfect pumpkin in the Pumpkin Patch.   Click here for our Facebook page.  During October, our weekend farm admission includes a free small pumpkin and is $10.99 for ages 4 and up. On the weekdays, farm admission is $6.99 for ages 4 and up. Children 3 and under are free.
  • Onyx Family Farms - Farmers' Market - No pesticides are used, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins, Fresh eggs, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    300 Doyle Ranch Road, Onyx, CA 93255. Phone: 760-377-7460. Alternate Phone: 760-378-1972. Email: [email protected]. Open: October 1st to October 31st. Directions: 1/4 mile East of the Old Onyx Store, take a Left on Doyle Ranch Road with the flags and signs on the highway. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers.
  • Tapia's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, child-sized haybale maze, Bounce house, haunted house, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, face painting, Bounce house, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    1855 Rosamond Blvd., Rosamond, CA 93560. Phone: 661-256-5077. Alternate Phone: 661-733-2150. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 10am to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 9pm, October6th to October 31; October 31st will be our last day open for the season. Directions: A 1/4 mile east of highway 14 on Rosamond Blvd. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. On the weekends we will have a variety of vendors placed at our entrance.

 

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