Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Kern County, California? Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Kern County, 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 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 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.  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 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! And local farm markets are here

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Kern County (Bakersfield area)

  • Banducci Family Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch, corn maze, pony rides, snacks and refreshment stand, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, school tours
    10747 Taft Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93311. Phone: 661-832-2332. Open: Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 7 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm, during October. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only..
    A visitor writes on October 19, 2013: "Banducci's Family Pumpkin Patch 10747 Taft Hwy Bakersfield, CA (1 hour 42 mins)"
    A visitor writes on October 09, 2010: "It is the most fabulous place for pictures - they have picture areas set up to use, a small pond, lots of character!"
  • Dries Farms - Apples, Raspberries, pumpkins
    19670 Easy Street, Tehachapi, CA. Phone: 661-444-0835. Phone: 661-823-9829. Open: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Closed Monday and Tuesday. Directions: corner of Easy Street and Loumas Lane. Click here for a map. U-PICK AND WE-PICK. Apples and pumpkins. We also have U-pick raspberries, lavender, tomatoes, butternut squash. Our apple varieties are mostly yellow delicious and red delicious. Don't wait too late and miss out! Questions? Call or text Margaret at 661-444-0835. Dries Farms is a family farm started in 1995 with 7 acres of raspberries. It has evolved into a half acre of raspberries, 500 lavender plants, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes and herbs on 5 acres.(UPDATED: October 12, 2020 JBS) (UPDATED: October 10, 2016)
  • Knaus Ranch - apples
    Cherry Lane and Tucker Road, Tehachapi, CA. Phone: 661-822-4142. U-pick apples, gourmet olives, crafts, apple peelers, apple and pumpkin butter.
  • Little Bears Pumpkin Patch - UPDATE: October 29, 2020: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed p
    Shafter, CA 93263. We had to close the farm a couple years ago. Please remove the listing. Thank you, Ted New Little Bears Pumpkin Patch
    (UPDATED: October 29, 2020)
  • Murray Family Farms - Certified Organic, pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, 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, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, cow train / barrel train rides, train rides, corn cannon, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Fall festival, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, jumping pillow, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    6700 General Beale, Bakersfield, Ca , CA 93307. Phone: (661) 330-0100. Alternate Phone: (661) 371-0400. Email: [email protected]. Open: All October long! visit our website for more details. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.. The 2020 October Fun Fest may be canceled, but we'll be allowing family safe socially distanced visits to the pumpkin patch this October. Our PvZ corn maze will be up and available again this year, but we're making it extra special to accommodate social distancing. It'll be one way, too, so you won't really have to worry about getting lost. NEW THIS YEAR is our SUNFLOWER FIELD, perfect for all your Insta-Fan Farm Fanatics!
    (UPDATED: September 25, 2020 JBS) (UPDATED: April 02, 2018)
  • Onyx Family Farms - Farmers' Market - No pesticides are used, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins, Fresh eggs, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    300 Doyle Ranch Road, Onyx, CA 93255. Phone: 760-377-7460. Alternate Phone: 760-378-1972. Email: [email protected]. Open: October 1st to October 31st. Directions: 1/4 mile East of the Old Onyx Store, take a Left on Doyle Ranch Road with the flags and signs on the highway. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers.
  • Perfectly Natural Farms - Certified Organic, pumpkins, 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, Trick-or-treating event, Fall festival, Fresh eggs
    15 Fairfax Road, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Phone: (661) 200-5680. Alternate Phone: (661) 979-2600. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2022: Pumpkin Patch will be closed in 2022, they say, We look forward to serving Kern County in year 2023,  see their Facebook page. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Venmo, PayPal, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 02, 2021)
  • Tapia's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, child-sized haybale maze, Bounce house, haunted house, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, face painting, Bounce house, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    1855 Rosamond Blvd., Rosamond, CA 93560. Phone: 661-256-5077. Alternate Phone: 661-733-2150. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm, October6th to October 31; October 31st will be our last day open for the season. Directions: A 1/4 mile east of highway 14 on Rosamond Blvd. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. On the weekends we will have a variety of vendors placed at our entrance.

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