Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in Monterey and San Benito County area of California? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in Monterey and San Benito County area of 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!
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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
- The Barnyard Shopping Village - trick or treating on
Carmel, CA. Phone: 831-624-8886. Open: Call to confirm, Sunday, October 31st,
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm.
Please join us in a fun environment of safe and free trick or
treating at our wonderful Barnyard. Costume contests & prizes (most
original, scariest, theme family). Clown entertainment. Face
painting or just add some paint to your costume.
Cardinale Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkin Patch
Monterey County Fairgrounds, Casa Verde and Fairground Rd., Monterey, CA. Phone: (831)373-2871.
Alternate phone: (831)632-4100.
Open: October 1-31, Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday
from 11 am to 7 pm.
No admission charge.
- Earthbound Farm's Farm Stand - corn maze, pumpkins,
7250 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA 93923. Phone: 831-625-6219.
Directions: 3 and a half miles east of Highway 1. Open: year round,
from 8 am to 6:30 pm Monday thru Saturday; 9 am to 6 pm on Sundays.
Harvest Festival: free admission. Celebrate the bounty of the season
with an action-packed day on the farm—fun for the whole family! Farm
tours, cooking demonstrations, games and contests are just the
beginning. Take a hay ride, get lost in the Corn Maze, listen to
spooky stories in the tipi, and rush to win the pumpkin scramble and
pumpkin stacking competitions. 11 am to 3 pm. (10/15).
Ghost Trolley of Old Monterey -
527 Hartnell St., Monterey, CA. Open: Aug. 28-October 31, 2007, 8:30 pm-10 pm. Phone: 831-624-1700.
[email protected]. 2007
Admission: $28; kids 2-12 years $9.
Here's your chance to relive the fantastic tales of Old Monterey.
The tour begins at one of Monterey's most notoriously haunted buildings, the
Stokes Adobe. Soon you will be winding in and out of the path of history in the
Ghost Trolley of Old Monterey, visiting locations of recent and historical
sightings. Along the way, you will visit the oldest church in California,
Monterey's historic cemetery, and old legendary adobes to relive the stories of
their inhabitants. If they have less than six people for a tour, they may do a
walking tour. Advance reservations suggested. No kids under five years.
- Do you know of any other pumpkin patches, corn mazes,
or other special Halloween events in this county? Please tell me about them -
here to write to me!
San Benito County
Swank Farms - corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, haunted corn
maze, corn cannon, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment
stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo
2600 San Felipe Road (Seasonal) September 23 - October 31, Hollister, CA 95023.
Phone: 831-637-4704. Fax: 831-636-6774. Email us at:
Directions: 1 mile south on San Felipe Road off of Highway 156 We are
located on the north side of the Hollister Airport
Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in
September, October. Open: Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm (Haunted
Ranch CLOSED) Friday and Saturday from 10 am to midnight (Haunted Ranch opens
at 7 pm) Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm (Haunted Ranch opens at 7 pm) Our Corn
Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Haunted Ranch and Kiddy Corral are open September
23rd to October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check. Our home ranch located at
600 Aquistapace Road, Hollister, CA is a year round operation. Although
we do farmers markets all year, our season starts off in May with
cherries. We grow six different varieties. We also grow a large variety
of fruits and vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, green beans and
much more. We end our season in November with ornamentals.
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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