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San Fran - Sacramento area of 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, and the top of the page looks the same! 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 San Fran - Sacramento area of 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 San Fran - Sacramento area of 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..

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San Fran - Sacramento area of 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!

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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 10 pm. Our Pumpkin Patch is open from October 1 through October 31 from 9:00 am until 10:00 pm' 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: October 11, 2013, from their website)  (UPDATED: September 29, 2008)
  • The Great Pumpkin Patch - 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.  (ADDED: October 19, 2008) (UPDATED: September 29, 2011)

San Mateo County

  • Arata’s Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkin Patch, pony rides, petting zoo, hay rides and maze
    185 Verde Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA. Phone: 650-726-7548. Open: September 8-October 31st, 9 am to sunset. 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.  (UPDATED: October 11, 2013, from their website)
  • Cheap Charlie's Pumpkins at Dee John's - Pumpkin Patch, slides and bounce houses.
    1801 South Delaware, San Mateo, CA. Phone: Phone:  650 345 3272 (October 10-Dec 24 only) or 503-210-5480. Email: john@deejohnschristmastrees.com. Directions: South Delaware at Concar Ave. Open: October 12-31, from 9 am-9 pm.
  • Coastways Ranch Inc. - Blackberries olallieberries, kiwifruiot, pumpkins, Christmas trees
    640 Cabrillo Hwy, Pescadero, CA. Phone: 650-879-0414.  They have three PYO / u-pick crops; the blackberries (Olallie) in June, the pumpkin and winter squash are usually available in October. from November through January, the kiwifruit and Christmas trees are available. They also grow (but not pick-your-own) Green Globe Artichokes, English Peas, and beans. Click here for a map. (UPDATED: October 12, 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: 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: 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: October 11, 2013, from their website)
  • Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival - festival
    IDES Grounds, 735 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA. Phone: 650-726-9652. Email: tbeeman@miramarevents.com. Open: Monday, October 19-20th, 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: 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: October 12, 2013, from their website)
  • Little Creek Ranch Pumpkins - Pumpkin Patch, pumpkins, farm animals, pumpkin launcher
    1200 Lobitos Creek Cut-Off, Half Moon Bay, CA. Phone: 650-726-2765. Email: ljames2360@aol.com. Open: September 28-October 31, 2007, 10 am-5 pm. No admission charge.
  • Muzzi Ranch Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze - Pumpkin Patch, hay pyramid, corn maze, and strawberries.
    La Honda Rd (Hwy 84) 500 ft west of Stage Rd., San Gregorio, CA. Open: October 1-31, 2007, 9 am-6 pm. No admission charge. ; corn maze $5.
  • Pastorino Farms - pumpkins, train rides, hay rides. 12391 San Mateo Road (Highway 92), Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. Phone: 650 726-6440. Email us at: Hank@PastorinoFarms.comClick here for a map to our farm. Open: 9am to 6pm, September 15 to October 31, Field Trips: September 24 to October 31. Educational Tours: September 24 to October 31.  1 mile east of Half Moon Bay on Highway 92.  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!
  • 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: San Carlos, 7 days a week for the month of October; Sunday - Thursday from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm and Friday - Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:30 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 01, 2014)  (UPDATED: October 12, 2013, from their website)
  • Pick of the Patch Pumpkins - Redwood City - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties, school tours
    1301 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063. Phone: (408) 393-6303 . Email: pickofthepatchpumpkins@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week for the month of October; Sunday - Thursday from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm and Friday - Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:30 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 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, Fri.-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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Events and related links:

October
9
Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off - From 10 am to 1 pm, Ukiah Safeway on South State Street. Come see the giant pumpkins! Food, Music & Fun!!! Call the City Parks and Recreation Department for more information or to find out how to enter your pumpkin at 468-3063
October
16-17
Ukiah Country PumpkinFest - The Annual Harvest Street Festival boasts a parade along State Street at 11:00 am on Saturday and a Fiddle Contest Sunday. Enjoy the continuous live entertainment, children's carnival, Scarecrow City, arts & crafts and food booths all weekend in downtown on School Street and in Alex R. Thomas Plaza. 10 am to 5pm Saturday, 11am- 4pm Sunday. Admission is free.
October
30-31
Hopland Fall Passport - Join the Hopland wineries this weekend and be sure to get your passport stamped at Brutocao Cellars! Fun, food, and wine for a minimal charge. Sign up to stomp grapes and win a t-shirt! Info & RSVP (800) 433-3689 $25.00.
May through Oct
Orchard Plaza Farmer's Market: May-October - every Saturday from 8:30am to 12noon at the Orchard Plaza in downtown Ukiah. Shop for locally grown fruits, vegetables and other products from the land such as honey, eggs, jams, wool, lavender and much more. Meet a friend, listen to music, watch a cooking demonstration and get some fresh air. Local artists display their work at this social event. Call Lee Rossavick at 707-743-1342 or visit quietmountain.org/clients/ufm/main.html

 


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