Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Eastern Central California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Eastern Central 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! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

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 August 2022

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.

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 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

Alpine County

Amador County

  • Amador Country Acres - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins,
    13205 Fiddletown Road (just 5 miles east of Plymouth), Plymouth, CA 95669. Phone: 209 403 2795. Alternate Phone: 209 245 3070. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2020, Their Facebook page hasn't been updated in  years. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were 2 pm to dusk on Saturdays and Sundays starting September 24, 2011; Check our facebook page for updates or call 209 403 2795. Directions: From Plymouth (intersection of Main Street and Highway 49), travel due east approximately 5 miles towards Fiddletown. We are about 1/2 mile past the county bridge over the creek and are on the left side of the road, cross our private bridge to enter the farm. If you pass a covered bridge on the left, you've gone too far. Continue 2 miles on to Fiddletown to make a U-turn (it's safer). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We look forward to your visit to our start-up farm. Take a walk through the old apple orchard, check out the scarecrows or take a ride on the tire swing. Check out the variety of pumpkins we have such as the pie, striped, green, slate blue, white, baby, or jumbo ones, cinderellas, or jack-o-lanterns. We have hoards of gourds too! Knarly, birdhouse and princess gourds. We have limited quantities of cantaloupe, ornamental corn, butternut squash, popcorn (hopefully) and sunflowers. And some apples left that are suitable for pies or for horses.
  • Amador Flower Farm - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    22001 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth, CA 95669. Phone: 209-245-6660. Fax: 2092456648. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily 9 am to 4 pm, October 1st through 31st. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From highway 49 in Plymouth turn northeast on County Road 16 into the Shenandoah Valley. Stay left at the fork in the road and continue 4.1 miles and turn right on Shenandoah School Road. Click here for a map and directions. Our pumpkin patch and corn maze are open daily, 9 am to 4 pm, October 1st through 31st; All are invited to see our farm animals and take a free tram ride every weekend in October, weather permitting. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Our farm specializes in daylilies. We have over 850 varieties available on our website, through our catalog and at the farm in our retail nursery. Information about our daylily festival and all other events can be found on our website. We have 4 acres of demonstration gardens filled with daylilies as well as hundreds of unique perennials and grasses. We also have walking trails and picnic tables on our 14 acre farm that is open daily all year with no admission fee.
  • Winterport Farm - pumpkins, Christmas trees
    2690 Hwy 104, Ione, CA. Phone: 209-274-4351. Email: [email protected].  Directions: Hwy 104, 3 miles west of Ione. Roadside stand is open Aug 1-October 31,12:00-6:00 daily

Calaveras County

  • Dodasa Ranch - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, cow train rides, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Bounce house, concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area, Bouncy castle, farm animals
    5059 Carol Lane, Burson, CA 95225. Phone: 209-772-2700. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturdays and Sundays October 2 to October 31 Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. In 2021, $5.00 per person includes: , hayride to the Pumpkin Field to pick your pumpkin, Petting Zoo, Giant Slide, Hoppy Balls, Tire Pyramid, Cow Train.
  • Moaning Cavern Adventure Park - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, child-sized haybale maze, haunted rides, Pumpkin Weigh-Off, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), ziplines
    5350 Moaning Cave Road, Vallecito, CA 95251. Phone: 209-736-2708. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2020-2021,  There is nothing on their website about any pumpkins, corn maze or Halloween events for this year, it looks like they may have discontinued it. Does anyone have current information? If so,  please write me. Pre - picked pumpkin patch open each weekend in October, Saturdays and Sundays; On Halloween Day, Free decorated pumpkin and homemade costume contests, Free Off - Road Unimog Ride on Haunted HIll (Shot - gun position is $5 donation for Salvation Army Butte Fire Families), Free Pumpkin Plunder and Zip Line Pumpkin Smash, $55/ticket, pumpkin included! Visit website for schedule of events. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.

Mariposa County

  • Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, child-sized haybale maze, parking provide free, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, pony rides
    4808 Highway 140, Mariposa, CA 95338. Phone: 209 7427599. Directions: Hosted by Longview Stables;1 Mile from downtown Mariposa,4808,Hwy 140,(Directly behind Spring Hill School)Tel; 209 7427599. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October. Open: October 17th to 30 Thursday, 9am till Dusk. Payment: Cash, Check. Unicorn rides, free hot cocoa and kids straw bale maze. Name the miniature foal and win a free horseback riding lesson.

Mono County

Tuolumne County