Find a local pumpkin patch here!

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

New! We just went live with our latest website, - As they name implies, you can find a fun factory tour, including chocolate, automobiles, historical forts and sites, famous buildings, active Federal facilities like dams, a mint, NASA, even fun geology: like fossils and volcanic areas They're fun, inexpensive and educational! And for road trips and camping, see

Updates for June 2024

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 Find a a local farm market here

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

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Mendocino County

  • Gowan's Oak Tree - pumpkins, pumpkin patch, wagon rides, Winter squash, gourds.
    6600 Hwy 128, Philo, CA 95466. Phone: (707) 895-3353 or (707) 895-2964. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm; these weekends only: October 12 & 13 October 19 & 20 October 26th. Directions: Coming from Hwy 101: San Francisco to Cloverdale. Hwy 128 thru Boonville 8 miles. Coming from Eureka: Hwy 101 - Ukiah to Hwy 253 to Boonville, right turn. Also prepicked apples, apple cider, peaches, pears, plums, vegetables. First weekend in April Apple Blossom Festival. Wagon rides thru orchards. U-pick pumpkins in October with wagon rides to pumpkin patch.
  • Pirate Petes Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, pumpkin patch, Winter squash, gourds.
    900 Boonville Road, Ukiah, CA. Phone: 707-463-0411. Email: [email protected]. Open: Month of October: Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: directions. Click here for our Facebook page. Payment: Cash, only.. We planted the pie pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, and specialty pumpkins in the field next to the shop. We will be purchasing pumpkins to put out in the fields this year. In 2016, the cost for the pumpkins will be $2/ea. We will also make a hay bale maze and a hay climbing structure for the kids. (ADDED: October 06, 2016, Suggested by a visitor)
  • Skunk Train Fort Bragg Pumpkin Express - Train ride
    Laurel Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437. Phone: 707-964-6371. Open: there are multiple departure dates for this trip, Fort Bragg departs at 10 am. Directions: Fort Bragg Depot is at the foot of Laurel Street. All Aboard the Pumpkin Express! Travel through the redwoods to the pumpkin patch at Northspur Station. Kids get treats on board and it is sure to be a fun day.
    All Ages are invited to ride.
  • Skunk Train Willits Pumpkin Express - Train ride
    299 East Commercial, Willits, CA 95488. Open: there are multiple departure dates for this trip, Willits Pumpkin Express departs at 9:45 am. All Aboard the Pumpkin Express! Travel through the redwoods to the pumpkin patch at Northspur Station. Kids get treats on board and it is sure to be a fun day.
    All Ages are invited to ride.

Halloween Costumes

Here are some of the most popular Halloween costumes for children this year. For more choices, see our Halloween costumes pages.

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