Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in Central California Area (Fresno, Kings, Merced, Madera, Inyo and Tulare counties)? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in Central California Area (Fresno, Kings, Merced, Madera, Inyo and Tulare counties), 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 September 2023
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. If you are looking for pick your own apples with
pumpkins and often also fun activities, see this page.
NOTE: Many farms went out of business in the past 2 years and others are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages 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! And local farm markets are here
Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
- Ens' Vintage Estate - pumpkins, pumpkin
patch-pick in the field, horse-drawn hay rides, restrooms, farm
Herndon Avenue near Hwy 99, Fresno , CA 93723. Phone: (559)
appointment; You can contact us by phone. Directions: Please call And for a map to
Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September,
October, November. Pumpkin picking, all varieties, colors and sizes and
HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES Oct/Nov only, weekends by appointment.
Beautiful wagon holds 12, circles farm, see the San Joaquin River
meet our Giant English Shires (fee for excursion) Payment: Cash,
only. BROWN EGGS available year round. POMEGRANATES, Dried luffa
sponges, Blue Lake green beans, Okra, Brussels sprouts Farm friendly
Llamas! Tours for Home Schoolers available w/picnic area.
- Hillcrest Christmas Tree and Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin
patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, corn maze,
tractor-pulled hay rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms,
picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school
Reed And Adams, Reedley, CA 93654. Phone: 559-638-2762.
Alternate Phone: 559-917-6774. Fax: 559-638-2762. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Seasonal weekends from 10 am to 5
pm. Directions: Reed and Adams, 2 miles north of Reedley College on
Reed. Pumpkin Patch - last three weekends in October Christmas Tree
Season - opens the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Payment: Cash,
Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Blossom Trail Train open first
3 weekends in March, with the last weekend being "Railfest" with
trains from all over the west. Also call about "Pajama Christmas",
our Christmas night event, the weekend before Christmas, with
cookies, hot cocoa, steamy train rides, Santa and live music around
- Planet Pumpkin - pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, train rides, we also have pie pumpkins,
Bounce house, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand,
porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, birthday parties
E. Nees Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720. Phone: (559) 347-7500. Open:
Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 9 am
to 10 pm; October 1 to October 31. Directions: We are located at the
Northeast corner of First and Nees, in Fresno California. From
Freeway 41 (N) take the Friant Avenue offramp, and turn Left or
Eastbound on Nees. Follow Nees for 1 mile to First Street. We are
next to Walgreens on the North side of Nees.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check,
Visa/MasterCard. Carnival rides (Big slide, Ferris Wheel, train,
bounce house, roller coaster, etc are all just $1.00 each. Free
admission, and Free parking.
Sunshine's Farm - pumpkins
284 S Temperance Ave, Fresno, CA 93727. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Hours May Vary; Monday to Friday from 11 AM to 7 PM and Weekends from 11 AM to 8 PM. This is a small Farm. They invite
you to Enjoy Picking Out A Pumpkin For The Holiday Season. Payment: Cash, credit cards. (UPDATED: December 5, 2022, JBS)
- The Pumpkin Grove
- Hobb's Pumpkin Grove - Billy Bob's - pumpkin patch,
straw maze, corn box, hayrides
14265 E. Goodfellow Avenue,
Sanger, CA 93657. Phone: (559) 356-3962. Email:
[email protected]. Open: October 19-20 & 26-27
from 11 am to 5 pm. Directions: Take Central 1 mile East of
Academy or Goodfellow 4 miles West of Reed.
Click here for a map and directions.
Free admission includes: Our very shady midway with great food and
picnic tables, Pumpkin Patch, Music, Photo Ops, straw Bale Maze,
Corn Kernel Pit. Tickets available for: FUN-FILLED FOREST WITH MINI
CORN MAZE & BILLY BOB'S HAYRIDES, Forest and Hayride tickets, $4
each or $7 combo. The Fun Filled Forest with Corn Maze: Venture on
foot into the famous Forest where you will see nature at it's
spookiest in the twists and turns. Enchanting characters live
throughout to interact with along the way. Then wee ones can trek
their way through the kid sized Corn Maze trail after emerging from
the forest. The Pumpkin Patch: Choose the perfect pumpkin to take
home right from the pumpkin patch. We grow some and we add some so
there are lots to choose from. Corn Kernel Pitcorn-pit: Kids and
adults all love playing in a pit full of Corn Kernels (seeds). It's
an experience not soon forgotten complete with sand toys. Picnic
Play Time: Enjoy The Grove's Shady Midway with picnic tables, play
areas, photo stages and lots of Halloween and harvest decor.
Concessions and vendors await your arrival. Billy Bob's tractor
pulled Hayrides go past the outlands of Pumpkin Grove where folks
can see his wonderful world of Halloween fun. The characters love to
visit with little hayriders as they travel by. Weekend Tours - October 19 - 20 and October 26 - 27 from 11 am to 5 pm.
- Pumpkin King Farms - pumpkins for sale in the shop or
farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, pumpkin
patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, child-sized
haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, farm market, gift shop,
concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face
painting, inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, birthday parties,
school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for
100 W. Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93704. Phone: (559)
[email protected].Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am
to 9 pm September 29 to November 5. Directions: 100 W. Shaw Avenue
Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin season is
typically: September 1 to October 31. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit
cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
Click here for our Facebook page. Pumpkin King Farms - Wholesale
Pumpkins direct from the farm INTERESTED IN GETTING YOUR PUMPKINS AT
WHOLESALE? Our shipping season starts September 1st and ends when we
run out of pumpkins which is normally about the third week of
October Need a bin or a semi-trailer load of pumpkins? Contact us at
the phone, email and website above. All pumpkins shipped F.O.B.
(UPDATED: October 7, 2020 JBS) (UPDATED: April 27, 2017) (UPDATED: December 13, 2016)
Genesis Organic Farm - Certified Organic, pumpkins for sale in the shop
or farmstand, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, Cucamelon maze, farm animals
7595 Central Valley Hwy, Hanford, CA 93230. Phone: (559) 410-3607. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Maze is open to the public now through October 31st; Friday to
Sunday, from noon to 4 pm; Monday to Thursday call for hours. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. The World's First Cucamelon Maze Now through October 31st;. We are
certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. Pick a basket of cucamelons in the World's First Cucamelon Maze or we
can hide an ornamental pumpkin in the maze for you to find. Either way you will have fun finding your way
through the maze. Fun for all ages. See drone video of the maze on the website. Fresh picked fruit and farm
animals. Take a family photo in our Hay Bale Living Room. Cucamelons are cucumbers that look like mini
watermelons. Includes a pickle recipe. They grow on a dense vine so I trellised them into a maze. Note: This
is not a corn maze. It is the World's First Cucamelon Maze. (ADDED: October 14, 2019)
Lady Liberty Maze at Cobb Christmas Tree Farm - pumpkin patch, corn maze and more
8805 North Highway 41, Fresno, California. Phone: 559-439-0606.
[email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2023, Their website no longer shows any Fall activities
. Bring your family and friends and try to navigate your way through
the 2 ½ miles of twists, turns and dead end trails. Our 6 acre maze
of 10 ft tall corn may "corn-fuse" you, but getting lost is part of
finding fun! Bring a flashlight for a unique night time challenge.
After you conquer the maze, visit our friends in the Animal Farm or
go for a leisurely wagon ride around the beautiful and historic Cobb
Ranch. Pumpkins, gourds, corn stalk and straw bales are also
available to give your home or office the spirit of the season!
Click here for coupons and opening hours!
A visitor writes
on August 15, 2009: "This is the same as the Cobb Ranch listing.
The maze changes each year...it is a corn maze but always cut to
make a picture when viewed from above. During the winter months Cobb
Ranch is a Christmas tree farm and during October it is a pumpkin
patch. There is also a "Pizza Farm" but I am not sure when this
is open. "
- Raisn Hell Ranch Haunted Cornfield - Fall festival, corn
maze, haunted corn maze, haunted trail,
7451 Road 32 - highway
99 At Avenue 7, Madera , CA 93637. Phone: 559-416-1400. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Thurs:7 pm to
10 pm, Friday to Saturday:7 pm to 11 pm, Sunday 7 pm to
10 pm. Directions: From the North Highway 99 to Avenue 7 West on
Avenue 7 to Road 32 (1/2 mile) North on Road 32 (1/4 mile) Enter
parking lot on East side of the road.
Click here for a map and directions. Raisn Hell Ranch Haunted
Cornfield: October 15 to October 31. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. Raisin Hell Ranch was said to
be the favorite new haunted attraction in the Fresno area in 2008.
Now with new scares, more actors and a demented Creative Team, the
2010 Raisin Hell Ranch is sure to be the best haunted attraction in
the Valley! Three terrifying attractions await thrill seekers and
Halloween enthusiasts are sure to get the scare of a lifetime.
Hunter Farms - Minimizes chemical and
pesticide use, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, corn
maze, child-sized haybale maze, train rides, corn cannon, we also have
pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Fall festival, farm market,
concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area (bring
your own food), face painting, jumping pillow, mining for gems, farm
animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
Southern Pacific Avenue, Atwater, CA 95301. Phone: (209) 394-4444.
Alternate Phone: (209) 261-0772. Fax: 209-357-3949. Email:
Open: Monday to Friday, from 11 am to dusk, Saturday and Sunday, from
10 am to dusk, September 28 to October 31. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides
and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard,
Click here for our Facebook page. Before picking out your pumpkin,
take time to visit 20 of our dinosaurs at our Time Travel Tractor
ride, shoot cannons at Billykens' Blasters, enjoy the Barnyard Bounce,
Corn Maze, Hay Ride, Dino Dig sandbox, Critter Corral. Hay Maze, Fall
photo spots and our new Barnyard Squares Ag Edu-tainment Production.
(UPDATED: September 06, 2019) (ADDED: September 12, 2018)
Vista Ranch and Cellars - corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, straw or hay bale
maze, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins,
tractor-pulled hay rides, Bounce house, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting,
Inflatables/bounce house, birthday parties, weddings and wedding
parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
E. highway 140, Merced, CA 95340. Phone: 209-722-8200. Fax:
[email protected]. Open: September 29 - October 31.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 7
miles east of Merced on Highway 140. One mile east of Arboleda. Take
Le Grand Exit from Highway 99 heading north. Take 140 exit from 99
Click here for a map and directions.Every Thursday and
Friday night there is Wood Fired Pizza for May to October; Live music is
available most Thursdays and Fridays!. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page.
(UPDATED: November 13, 2022, JBS)
Pumpkin King Farms - Wholesale (only) pumpkins for sale
P. O. Box 1026, Coarsegold, CA 93614. Phone: (559) 240-5516.
[email protected]. Open: September 1st to about October
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit
cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Pumpkin King Farms -
Wholesale Pumpkins. In addition to pumpkins we carry a full line of
fall items including corn stalks and straw bales. Delivery is
available. 2019 Harvest / Shipping September 1st We only sell by the
bin. Minimum order amount may be required. All orders ship F.O.B.
www.pumpkinkingwholesale.com. (ADDED: May 13, 2019)
Vossler Farms - corn maze, pumpkin patch, snacks and
refreshment stand, picnic area, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic
area, picnic area, school tours
South Mooney Blvd. and Avenue 266, Visalia, CA.
Phone: (888) 528-1724. Open: Pumpkin Patch and Cornmaze on October
1st is our opening day.
facebook page for for hours and availability.
Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: .
See this page for
coupons. (UPDATED: October 7, 2020 JBS) )
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