Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Marin and Sonoma Counties in California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Marin and Sonoma Counties in 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 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 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

Marin County

  • McClelland's Dairy Farm - pumpkin patch, tractor pulled hay rides, farm animals, kid's haunted house, hay maze, bounce house, farm tours, dairy farm, school tours,
    6475 Bodega Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952.
    By Phone; (707) 664-0452. Email: [email protected]. Open: the month of October (in 2019 to October 27th), on Saturdays and SUndays from 10 am to 6 pm. Over 3 Acres of Organic Pumpkins to Pick From. Over 20 Varieties of Pumpkins. Fun for the whole family.(Heavy rains can cause temporary closure of the farm. Call for information.) Visit our food cart featuring Organic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Organic milkshakes, Organic popcorn, & Espresso drinks. If you would like to join us on a tour of the dairy farm they will be held every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am, 1pm & 3pm during the month of October. Learn about the history of the farm and how the animals are cared for. On the tour you will get to pet the babies in the nursery, watch the cows being milked and even milk a cow by hand! After the tour you may enjoy a sample of the European Style Organic Artisan butter. Before you leave, take a stroll through the Farm Store where products grown on the farm are sold. SCHOOL PUMPKIN TOURS WILL ALSO BE OFFERED DURING THE WEEK. Your class or group will have a full farm experience while preparing for Halloween. Each participant can pick a small pumpkin straight off the vine, in your groups own private pumpkin patch. 
  • Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkin Patch, hay rides, hay mazes, jumpy houses, and farm animals
    5300 Nicasio Valley Rd., Nicasio, CA. Phone: (415) 662-9100. Email: [email protected]. Open: September 29-October 31, 10 am-6 pm. No admission charge. In addition, MALT Day at the Pumpkin Patch is on October 18, 2015 from 10 am-4 pm; Pick an organic pumpkin, tasted local cider, beer and treats, and let the kids go crazy with crafts at MALT Day! Beautiful Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch, part of MALT-protected Lafranchi Ranch, sets the scene for this fun family day. We'll be serving up local salads and sandwiches from The Farmer's Wife and pouring cold drafts of Lagunitas beer and hard cider from AppleGarden Farm at the MALT Watering Hole. And you don't want to miss hand-dipped caramel apples for dessert! The farm will donate a portion of pumpkin sales from the day to MALT. Also has a BBQ every weekend. To schedule a school visit, birthday party or group event, please email.   (UPDATED: October 7, 2020 JBS) 

Sonoma County

  • Grandmas Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    17740 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448. Phone: 707-431-8058. Alternate Phone: 707-293-5750. Email: [email protected]. Open: We open daily Monday thru Sunday form 10:00 am till Dark;September 26th through October 31st. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Santa Rosa; Highway 101 north to the Lytton Springs Exit. At the exit go right. Go over the railroad tracks and go right. Patch is 2nd house on the left. go down driveway and park in the back to enter patch. From Ukiah; Highway 101 south to the Lytton Springs Exit. At the exit go left. Go over the railroad tracks and go right. Patch is 2nd house on the left. go down driveway and park in the back to enter patch. Click here for a map and directions. We open daily Monday thru Sunday form 10:00 am till Dark; September 26th through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. All groups are welcome. Size does not matter, We are handicap accessible. Music on the week ends from 10am till 4pm. Parking and entrance is of course free..  (UPDATED: October 7, 2020 JBS)   
  • Muelrath Ranches - follows organic methods, corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, events at your location (call for info)
    3800 Walker Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. Phone: 707 585-2195.  Open: from late September to October 31,; Pumpkin Patch Hours dailyy from 10am to 6pm. Directions: Hwy 101 to Todd Rd. West 2.5 miles on Todd Rd. Left (south) on Walker Ave. Go .5 miles to ranch. Free Hayrides, Pumpkin Slingshot, Pumpkin Cannon, Jumpy, Pumpkins (21 varieties), Corn Stalks, Mini Pumpkins dot Gourds, Ornamental Corn,  Winter Squash, Sunflowers, Hay Bales, Fall Decorations. Please watch for future special events during pumpkin season.  We welcome Birthday Parties and Private Events. Picnic tables available. Friday and Saturday Nights in the Pumpkin Patch: Join us every Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm to 9pm beginning October 4, 2019, and through the month of October. Enjoy our "Campfire in the Corral" - roast a hot dog and marshmallows, have some hot cider and cookies, and take a night time hay ride. Admission $12 - children 3 & under free. Space is limited so please call ahead for reservations Directions: Hwy 101 to Todd Rd; West 2.5 miles on Todd Rd; Left (south) on Walker Ave.; Go .5 miles to ranch.  For a map to our location please visit our website. Click here for a map and directions. Please check our website for special events. We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check.     (UPDATED: October 7, 2020 JBS) 
  • PaPa's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours
    13110 Occidental Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Phone: 707-874-9070. Email: [email protected]. Open: every day during October 10am to 6 pm. Directions: From highway 116 Sebastopol, go West 5 miles on Occidental Road. Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin Patch is open September 29th through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Fresh Apples Golden Delicious. (UPDATED: October 7, 2020 JBS)       
  • Petaluma Pumpkin Patch and A'Mazing Corn Maze - Uses integrated pest management practices, corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, kiddie (mini) corn maze, Bounce house or pillow, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    550 Stony Point Road, Petaluma, CA 94952. Phone: 707-781-3132. Alternate Phone: 707-763-3132. Open: Entire month of October; Sunday thru Thursday 10am to 6pm; Friday and Saturday 10am to 10pm. Directions: North on Hwy 101- take the Old Redwood Hwy/Penngrove Exit. Go back over the freeway & take the 1st Rt. onto Stony Point Road. South on Hwy 101- take the Petaluma Blvd. North/Penngrove Exit. Turn Rt. at the stop light. Take the 1st Rt. onto Stony Point Road. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Crops are usually available in October. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, only.  You can search the patch for the perfect pumpkin or stroll the on-site market place for squash, gourds, and pumpkins from Farmer Jim's other fields. Don't miss the Friday & Saturday "Night Maze". Be sure to verify out the "special events" page on our web site! Happy Halloween!!  The Petaluma Pumpkin Patch and Amazing Corn Maze has over 5 acres of home grown pumpkins. From small pumpkins to giant pumpkins we have one of the best selections of pumpkins in Sonoma County. Wander our fields to find your perfect Halloween pumpkin or choose from precut pumpkins found in our on-site market area. We have over 50 varieties of pumpkins, squash, and gourds. We usually plant over 35 varieties of pumpkins….bet you didn’t know that there were that many pumpkin varieties. We enjoy switching up each year what we plant to keep our selection fresh and intriguing to returning customers. We have pumpkins for cooking, carving, painting, and decorating. The 4 acre Amazing Corn Maze offers everyone a challenge, young and old alike. Think of walking through 10 foot tall corn stalks!   
  • Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Fall festival, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, Jumping pillow, Jumping pillow, petting zoo, school tours
    5157 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa, CA 94103. Phone: 707-331-6653. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 7 pm; Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 10pm; Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm; The Corn Maze closes one hour before the Patch closes; Please keep in mind due to poor weather conditions, we are forced to close on rainy days. Directions: Coming from 101 South or North take the Rohnert Park Expressway exit and head west till you hit Stony Point Road and take a left, we are on the right after bridge. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.Our award-winning pumpkin patch offers 8 acres of pumpkins to choose from, a huge 8 acre corn maze (with a long and short route) and a variety of fun family activities. Learn more about our attractions. Book a field trip or birthday party.
  • Sonoma Broadway Farms - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Fresh eggs, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties
    20675 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476. Phone: 415-497-0137. Email: [email protected]. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm from July 1st to October 31st. Directions: 20675 Broadway/Hwy 12 on the way into Sonoma, between the streets Watmaugh and Leveroni. Located one-mile from Sonoma Square. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Here at Sonoma Broadway Farms, we strive to deliver an authentic experience and sustainable product to our community, so our pumpkin patch is just that! As real and local as it gets! Families, little ones, couples and school field trips visited our pumpkin patch last October and were thrilled to pick their pumpkin right off the vine! We provide wagons filled with hay and clippers for picking, variety of heirloom winter squash, local hot apple cider, and more. Come visit every: Saturday and Sunday through Halloween.  (UPDATED: October 7, 2020 JBS)  
  • Spring Hill Jersey Cheese Company - ORGANIC, Pick your own pumpkins, corn maze, cow milking demo, hayrides,  Hay Maze, Dig for potatoes,
    4235 Spring Hill Road, Petaluma, CA, 94952. Phone: 707-762-9038. Alternate phone:707-775-1183. Email: [email protected]. Open: October 1-31, daily from 9 am to dusk.  Directions: Click here for a map. See the peter pumpkin patch. There are restrooms, cheese tasting, cow milking, taste homemade Spring Hill Cheese, fresh homemade ice cream, Free Parking. Pick your Pumpkins, wander the Corn Maze, conquer the  Hay Pyramid, listen to live  Music, enjoy BBQ, watch Cow Milking Demo. + More.The Peter Pumpkin Patch is a popular destination for harvest time school field trips. We invite teachers to educate their students at our working dairy and farm. A visit to the Peter Pumpkin Patch encourages appreciation of our county's agricultural heritage. A field trip includes a tour of the farm, a pumpkin, hay maze, digging for potatoes (keeping up to five), cow milking, access to the corn pit, a hay ride, cheese tasting, and a scoop of homemade ice cream for each student. It's an educational, memorable experience for all!  (UPDATED: October 7, 2020 JBS) 
  • Tolay Lake Regional Park (Former Cardoza Pumpkin Farm) - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, , prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    Cannon Lane off Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma, CA 94954. Phone: (707) 565-2041. Fax: (707) 579-8247. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday to Sunday 10am to 6pm open to the public Weekdays available for school groups, call (707)539-2865. Directions: Take 101 to Lakeville Highway east. Go ~ 2miles to Cannon Lane, turn right and follow signs to end of road. Cannon Lane at Lakeville Highway, Petaluma, CA. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October. Tolay Fall Festival the 2nd and 3rd weekends in October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. The Tolay Fall Festival offers two weekends of seasonal family fun at beautiful Tolay Lake Regional Park east of Petaluma. Take a hay ride to a giant pumpkin patch and explore a creatures” barn full of live snakes, spiders, birds of prey, and tide pool animals. Find your way through a straw maze, try farm crafts activities like candle-dipping and wool-carding. Make corn husk dolls and pet the farm animals. Visit a replica of a Native American village. Enter a pumpkin seed spitting contest and enjoy old-fashion lawn games and foods from local vendors. Regional Park Members get free one-time admission for two adults and two children and free parking. Come see why the Tolay Fall Festival is an annual favorite of Bay Area families! The Festival will again highlight our natural, agricultural and cultural heritage through recreation, farm products, food, fun, and of course, pumpkins! Festival is free to the public with $5/vehicle parking fee. Call for information on school field trip fees.

 

 


 

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