Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local, pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in 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!

Updates for August 2016

August 2016 many corn mazes are open now (see this website for only cornmazes). Pumpkins will be ready starting in mid September, scroll down. And be sure to try the latest fun, Zombie Paintball, see this website!.

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

San Francisco

  • Clancy's Christmas Trees & Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    1620-7th Avenue Cross Street : Lawton, San Francisco, CA 94122. Phone: 415-753-2689. Email: clancystrees@sbcglobal.net. Open: Monday to Sunday, 9 am to 9 pm. Our Pumpkin Patch is open from October 1 through October 31, then we re-open for Christmas trees on Thanksgiving Day and will be open from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm through Christmas Eve. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October, November, December. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Clancy's Christmas Trees and Pumpkins is a three generation, San Francisco company, first opening for business in December 1949. Visiting the patch in October, you will find pumpkins of all sizes and shapes. Gourds, corn stalks, and Indian corn are in abundance. Come see the ghosts in our trees, the scarecrows in our patch, and crawl through our hay maze. You can even take a hay ride in the middle of San Francisco! School groups are invited to attend. (UPDATED: September 30, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: October 11, 2013, from their website)  (UPDATED: September 29, 2008)
  • The Great Pumpkin Patch at Emerald Forest - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, Bounce house, haunted house, porta-potties, picnic area, Bouncy castle, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    19th Avenue & Sloat Blvd (near Stonestown), San Francisco, CA 94132. Phone: 415 681-0579. Fax: 415 681-3360. Email: clairehackett@arr.net. Open: every day from 9am to 9pm. Directions:  Corner of 19th Avenue & Sloat Blvd San Francisco (2 blocks north of Stonestown). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Enter a beautifully designed pumpkin patch laid out with winding paths of magnificent pumpkins surrounded by huge bins of assorted mini pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and baby bear pumpkins. See the Gothic couple cutout, Mickey, Ma & Pa Pumpkinhead, Barney, etc.(great photo op) The haunted house was created and designed by our beautiful and talented Juliet. Especially for kids: a secure toy area, rocking horses, kids hay maze, a Bouncy Castle & Slide. (UPDATED: September 30, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: September 29, 2011) (ADDED: October 19, 2008)

San Mateo County

  • Arata’s Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkin Patch, pony rides, petting zoo, hay maze, hay rides and maze
    185 Verde Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA. Phone: 650-726-7548. Open: September 8-October 31st, Monday - Friday from 9am - 7pm; Saturday - Sunday from 9am - 8pm. Directions: Located just off Rt. 1, Six and a half miles south of the junction of Rt. 1 and Hwy 92. Admission: Pumpkin patch free; fee per attraction. .Arata's Pumpkin Patch is the oldest working pumpkin farm in San Mateo County. You can lose yourself in our 6 acre corn field and pumpkin river. Try to challenge yourself intellectually and physically in our 2 acre world famous Minotaur's Labyrinth Hay Maze. Take a walk on the wild side and adventure into our Haunted Barn. Relax and enjoy yourself on our Hay Ride. Or you can let the kid's play in our Play Land playground with Miniature Hay Maze, on the Children's Train Ride or have fun with our animals in the Petting Zoo. We also have many picnic areas throughout the farm, at Arata Pumpkin Farm we have something for everybody. We also have dozens of varieties of pumpkins and sizes. We have a special pumpkin for everyone in your family! Feel free to give us a call, send us an email or just come to the farm. We would love to see you. (UPDATED: September 30, 2015, JBS)  (UPDATED: October 11, 2013, from their website)
  • Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm  - Pumpkins
    850 N. Cabrillo Highway (PO Box 218), Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. Phone: 650-726-4980. Fax: 650-726-2991. Email us at: Pumpkins@FarmerJohnsPumpkins.com. Open: Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Mid September through October . Directions: How to Get to Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm: Farmer John's is located at 850 North Cabrillo Highway in Half Moon Bay, The Pumpkin Capital. Avoid the traffic and crowds and take Highway 1 to Half Moon Bay! From San Francisco and the North Peninsula: Take Highway 1 (Cabrillo Highway) South. Two miles past the Half Moon Bay City Limits sign turn right onto Kehoe Street, then make a sharp left onto the frontage road. Farmer John's is on the right. From the South: Take Highway 92 all the way to Highway 1. You will pass 9 other pumpkin farms!! Take Highway 1 (Cabrillo Highway) North. About one mile North of Highway 92. The lanes merge into one and Farmer John's is on the frontage road immediately on the left. You will see lost of corn, pretty flowers and our Native American TiPi! PARKING: Plenty of parking available! Click here for a map to our farm. We have an authentic Native American Ti Pi, Hay Pyramid, Antique John Deere Tractor, Apple Trees for viewing, over 50 varieties of Pumpkins and Gourds.  (UPDATED: September 30, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: October 11, 2013, from their website)
  • 4-C's Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkin Patch
    12371 San Mateo Rd., (Hwy 92), Half Moon Bay, CA. Phone: (650) 726-4383. Open: October 1-31, 2007, 9 am-6 pm. No admission charge.  (UPDATED: September 30, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: October 11, 2013, from their website)
  • G. Berta's Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkin Patch
    12599 San Mateo Rd. (Hwy. 92), Half Moon Bay, CA. Phone: (650) 726-4922. Open: October 1-31, 2007, 9 am-6 pm. No admission charge.  (UPDATED: September 30, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: October 11, 2013, from their website)
  • Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival - Fall festival
    IDES Grounds, 735 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA. Phone: 650-726-9652. Email: tbeeman@miramarevents.com. Open: Monday, October 17 - 18th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Halloween arts and crafts, specialty foods, blockbuster entertainment, a Great Pumpkin Parade, a haunted house, the giant weigh-off of champion pumpkins, and contests for pie-eating, carving and costume. Admission is free. Presented by the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee. display of gigantically enormous/heavyweight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with three stages of stellar live music, the Great Pumpkin Parade with six-time Gold Glove winner and all-time San Francisco Giants fan favorite J.T. Snow as Grand Marshal, a bone-chilling Haunted House, harvest-inspired crafts, homestyle foods, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting a monster 1,200+ pound pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, photos with the grand champion mega-gourd, pie-eating and costume contests, pumpkin carving for fun, "Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands", the Comcast Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, ultra-thrilling zip-line and bungee jump, tasty wines and microbrews, pumpkin-infused ales and margaritas, and the Sunday-only "Made on the Coast" local artists block with music, authors, book signings and a haiku contest. Festival admission is free. Pets are not allowed. (UPDATED: September 30, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: October 12, 2013, from their website)
  • Lemos Farm Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkin Patch, Christmas trees, pony rides, petting zoo, Scare Zone haunted house, kiddie rides/playground, hay ride, train ride
    12320 San Mateo Rd. (Hwy. 92), Half Moon Bay, CA. Phone: (650) 726-2342. Email: webmaster@lemosfarm.com . Open: AUGUST DAYS & HOURS Open Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm; SEPTEMBER DAYS & HOURS Open Wednesday-Sunday 9am-5pm; Open Labor Day (closed monday & tuesday); October  DAYS & HOURS Everyday 9am-5pm. Admission: Pumpkin patch free; attraction prices vary. We specialize in Pony Rides, Train Rides and playing for the kids, including a Petting Zoo and the OK Play Corral. We also have Pony Parties with private corrals and parties with unlimited train rides on our famous Choo-Choo Train. Company Picnics and School Field Trips are ideal at the Farm too. You'll find year around fun at Lemos Farm. In the fall we host our great Halloween On The Farm Pumpkin Patch and famous Scare Zone. During the winter the Farm transforms into a Holiday Wonderland where you can find and cut your perfect Christmas Tree! New to Lemos Farm is Laser Tag played outdoors in the field. Fun for ages 8+. Get more details... (UPDATED: September 30, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: October 12, 2013, from their website)
  • Pastorino Farms - pumpkins, train rides, hay rides. 12391 San Mateo Road (Highway 92), Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. Phone: 650 726-6440. Email: Hank@PastorinoFarms.com. Open: 9:30 am to 5:30pm, September 15 to October 31, Field Trips: September 24 to October 31. Educational Tours: September 24 to October 31. Directions: 1 mile east of Half Moon Bay on Highway 92. Click here for a map to our farm. Every Halloween, the farm is transformed into a themed wonderland for children and their families. There are hayrides, trackless train rides, pony rides, slides, a haunted house, miniature buildings and a miniature windmill, lots of pumpkins, and a miniature (18” gauge) train ride. See this page for a 20% discount coupon! (UPDATED: September 30, 2015, JBS)
  • Pick of the Patch Pumpkins - San Carlos - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties, school tours
    800 Block of El Camino Real at Arroyo Street, San Carlos, CA 94070. Phone: (408) 393-6303. Email: pickofthepatchpumpkins@yahoo.com. Open: Hours vary by location, please Click here for current hours; Saturday 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday 10 am to 9 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. We offer a wide variety of inflatable amusements including, bounce houses, GIANT slides and obstacle courses for children ages 2-12 as well as different types of pumpkins, pumpkin accessories, retail stores, snacks, beverages and much much more. Come play, pick your perfect pumpkin or book a discounted interactive Pumpkin Patch Birthday Party or Tour for Schools, Non-Profits, Churches and Mommy and Me Groups.  They have many locations; click here for the full list of locations. (UPDATED: October 4, 2015, JBS)(UPDATED: October 4, 2015, JBS)(UPDATED: October 01, 2014)  (UPDATED: October 12, 2013, from their website)
  • Pick of the Patch Pumpkins - San Mateo - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties, school tours
    Norfolk St. at Fashion Island Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94403. Phone: (408) 393-6303. Email: pickofthepatchpumpkins@yahoo.com. Open: Hours vary by location, please Click here for current hours; Saturday 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday 10 am to 9 pm. Directions: Located next to CVS Pharmacy. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Come pick your pumpkin and let your children play on our large inflatable slides, obstacle courses and bounce houses for the month of October.  (UPDATED: October 4, 2015, JBS)(UPDATED: October 01, 2014) (UPDATED: October 12, 2013, from their website)  (ADDED: August 22, 2010)
  • Pumpkin Depot - Pumpkin Patch
    2710 Cabrillo Hwy., Half Moon Bay, CA.  Phone: (650) 400-0376. Email: carl@PumpkinDepot.com. Open: September 28-October 31, 2007, 9 am-6 pm; open until 9 pm Friday and Saturday. No admission charge. 
  • Repetto's Pumpkins - Pumpkin Patch
    Repetto's Greenhouse Florists, 12592 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA. Phone: (650) 726-6414. Open: October 1-31, 2007, 9 am-7 pm. No admission charge. In 2007, pumpkins are generally $5 or less, excluding the Giant pumpkins. They have wholesale also. They have two locations on San Mateo Rd./Highway 92.
  • Rodoni Farms - Pumpkins
    Phone: 831-426-0666.U Pick Em Pumpkins is located 4 miles North of Santa Cruz, California on Hwy. 1. Take Mission Street through the center of town and continue on to Hwy. 1 towards San Francisco/ Halfmoon Bay.   Email rodonifarms@aol.com 
  • Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off - festival / competition
    IDES Grounds, Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA. Phone: 650-726-9652. Email: tbeeman@miramarevents.com. Open: October 10, 2005. Giant pumpkins and "their fanatical growers congregate to butt gourds" (as one writer puts it) in The Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off, which is the heavyweight championship of pumpkin growing, in the Pumpkin Capital of the World: Half Moon Bay, California. $18,000 in prize money and bragging rights are at stake! The contest is followed by the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. More info.
    At $5 per pound to the winner, Joel Holland's grand champion gourd was a 1,229 pound Atlantic Giant.
  • Tunitas Creek Family Farm - Pumpkin Patch, tractor hayrides on select weekends, Farm animals
    333 Tunitas Creek Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA. Phone: 650-726-9710. Email Richard@tunitasfarm.com. Open: September 28-October 31, 2007, Friday-Mon. 10 am-6 pm. No admission charge.  many traditional and unique varieties of pumpkins squash and gourds, including orange pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, Hubbard, Banana, Turk's Turban, and Butternut squashes and miniature gourds and pumpkins. They also have a picnic area in the middle of the corn patch.
  • Webb Ranch Farm - certified organic, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area
    2720 Alpine Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028. Phone: 650 854 5417. Email: gary@webbranchinc.com. Directions: We are located off of Hwy 280 and Alpine rd east in Menlo Park. We are 15 mile south of San Francisco, and 15 miles north of San Jose, 300 feet right off of Hwy 280. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, December. Open: Starting June 1st through October 31st we're open 7 to days - a - week 10 to 6 for the produce stand; U - pick starts mid June through mid July Thursday to Sunday 9am to 2pm. U-pick berries mid-June through mid July. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Also see our U-pick berry patch and Choose and cut Christmas tree farm! (UPDATED: June 02, 2010)

 

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