Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in the Santa Cruz County area of California? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in the Santa Cruz County area of 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!
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New for this year, see our Top Ten list of best pumpkins to make pumpkin pies and for
baking and cooking. Also, our Master List of 100 Varieties of Pumpkins for
every purpose. Then see this page for our easy pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin recipe.
Updates for October 2021
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
crust recipe is here! And we have
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.
Keep in mind, many farms, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Haunted Houses are trying to cope with rapidly changing state COVID requirements: ALWAYS
see their own website, Facebook page or call them before you go.
NOTE: Many of the farms are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages - but they don't tell
anyone, including search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo or us, or redirect their website, thus breaking all links to them. If a link is broken
please click the "click here to report a broken link or blank page" so we can find the replacement link! Thanks!
After Halloween, find a 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. 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
- Crystal Bay Farm -
Organic, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
tractor-pulled hay rides, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties,
40 Zils Road, Watsonvillle, CA 95076. Phone: (831) 724-4137.
[email protected]. Open: First weekend in October; Call to schedule
a Halloween farm tour or event. Directions: From Highway 1 take the the San
Andreas / Larken Valley exit to San Andreas road, drive 4.5 miles to Zils
road We are at the corner of San Andreas and Zils Road.
Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all
crops! Payment: Cash, Check. We are a small family farm open to the public,
located between two state beaches on the beautiful Monterey Bay. We offer a
self-serve farm stand, a pumpkin patch, and farm tours. Our Self-Serve Farm
stand operates on the honor system. If the farmer is not around take your
fruit and place your payment in the cash tube at the corner of the farm
stand. In the Fall we have a huge assortment of pumpkins and winter squash.
So come on out, we look forward to seeing you in the field. Certified
Organic by CCOF since 1997. Some of the most fun we've had here on the
farm are the Farm Tours, we do educational, fun, interactive, tours to fit
your groups needs. We offer farm tours from mid February thru first part of
Ranch - pumpkins, apples, PYO
Berries and large fruit.
55 Peckham Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076.
Phone: 831-722-1056. Everyone is welcomed to take a walking tour of our
ranch. Individuals and families can take a self-guided walk through the
apple orchards and berry farm, every day except on Thanksgiving and
Christmas day. They can also watch the apple juice pressing each Saturday,
September-May only. Schools, Clubs, and other groups can tour our facilities
and farm by calling and setting up an appointment -- minimum of 20 people
please. Pik-Yor-Self - Strawberries, Olallieberries, Boysenberries, and
Apples are available in our Pik-Yor-Self program. Experience the most fun
part of growing fruits, here at the Ranch! Combined with fresh air, sunshine
and a little sweat, it's a whole lot of fun for the kids and the entire
family. Call for our opening dates and prepare for a fun day of picking
delicious fruit. Bring your own containers or let us provide boxes for a
small fee. After picking, take a self guided tour of our apple orchard and
berry farms. If you're here on Saturdays (September-May only), you can watch
the apples get pressed for juice! When everyone's ready for lunch, picnic
behind our sales barn and let the kids play. Plan to see us soon!
- Live Earth Farm and Discovery Program -
Certified Organic, pumpkins,
Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin
patch-pick in the field, Fall festival, we also have pie pumpkins,
tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider
mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), concessions / refreshment
stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own
food), face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding
parties, school tours, group reservations
1275 Green Valley Road,
Watsonville, CA 95076. Phone: 831-763-2448. Alternate Phone: 831-728-2032.
[email protected]. Open: Saturday October 25, 12 to dark. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all
crops! Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Railroads - Harvest Faire pumpkin train
Felton, CA 95018. Phone: (831)
335-4484. Open: Weekends October 3 - November 1. This is a family and children's Halloween
event! Ride the train through a redwood forest as tHARVEST FAIRE Welcome
Fall with the Harvest Faire at Roaring Camp! Take the Redwood Forest Steam
Train to Bear Mountain. Pick a pumpkin from the town pumpkin patch. Have fun
with Covid-safe children’s heritage activities.. Reservations required. For
tickets and information, call.
Farms - Certified Organic, Pumpkins, pumpkin patch - pick in the field, corn maze, specialty squash,
4444 Coast Rd, Santa Cruz, CA
95060. Phone: 831-426-0666. Email
[email protected] Open:
daily (rain or shine) from the last weekend in September to October 31st from 9 am to 5 pm. We have a great crop of
pumpkins and specialty squash. The corn maze is taller than it’s ever been, so come try it out! We will have fresh
veggies from our farm on the produce cart. Directions: 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.
Come roam through the fields of pumpkins. There are so many varieties to
choose from! We have hay bales, scary cutouts, and a 5 acre corn maze! We also have fresh Brussels sprouts on the
stalk, artichokes, corn stalks, and gourds. **Pumpkins are priced by size, not weight. Payment: Casf, checks, venmo,
paypal. (UPDATED: October 20, 2019, JBS)
Seaside Pumpkin Farms - Pumpkin Patch
Highway 1, Davenport, CA. Directions: Half-mile north of Davenport. Open: October 1-31, 2007, 9 am-6 pm.
No admission charge.
Spooky-Ooky Pumpkin Patch at Crystal Bay Farm - Pumpkin Patch
40 Zils Rd., Watsonville, CA. Phone: 831/-761-8507. Email:
[email protected] . Open: October 1-31, 2007, 10 am-6 pm. No admission
charge. Also has u pick strawberries in the Spring.
Berry Farm -
Organic, Strawberries, apples, pumpkins, vegetables
25 Swanton Rd, Davenport, CA. Phone: 831-469-8804. Email:
[email protected]. Also pre-picked
broccoli, cauliflower, artichokes and peas. Everything is
Certified Organic by California Certified Organic Farmers. U-Pick
Sundays beginning June 15th and continuing every Sunday until August 31st.
Tours depart from our Swanton Ranch Farm Stand (just 2 miles north of Davenport
on Highway 1) every Sunday at 9am. The day includes a 1 hour guided farm tour,
variety tasting (all you can eat!), plus a dessert from our bakery kitchen.
Bring a picnic to enjoy by our ocean front fields. The cost is $10 for Adults,
$5 for Children under 8. U-pick is available for tour guests at an extra charge.