Find a local pumpkin patch

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

Humboldt County

  • North Coast Co-op - follows organic practices, pumpkin patch
    Bayside, CA. Phone: 822-2575, 826-8667. School tours in October to a farm to pick a pumpkin to take home. The short tour teaches about organic farms and the importance of farming to the local economy.
  • Organic Matters Ranch - Certified Organic,pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, farm market, porta-potties
    6821 Myrtle Ave, Eureka, CA 95503. Phone: 707-407-FARM. Email: [email protected]. Open: Every day in October; Weekdays 12 pm to 6 Weekends 10 am to 6. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located on Myrtle Avenue between Freshwater Road and Indianola Cutoff on the west side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. Come check out our wide variety of beautiful, organic pumpkins, and edible winter squash!. (UPDATED: September 23, 2015)
  • Warren Creek Farms - Certified Organic, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, we also have pie pumpkins, porta-potties, school tours
    1171 Mad River Road, Arcata, CA 95521. Phone: (707) 822-6017. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their Facebook page has not been updated since 2020; Does anyone have current information, are they still open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were Starting late September on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm, and weekdays from 1 pm to 6 pm thru October 31st . Directions: From Highway 101 take Giuntoli Lane exit. Take the roundabout West towards Jane's Road. Take the first right on Heindon Road. Turn Left on Miller Lane, turn right on Mad River Road. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. No night visits, free mini maze (no other maze) (UPDATED: September 25, 2018)

Shasta County

  • Hawes Ranch Farms Supply - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, horse-drawn hay rides, haunted house, haunted rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    21923 Dersch Road, Andeson, CA 96007. Phone: 530-949-9997. Alternate Phone: 530-365-8488. Fax: 530-365-6313. Email: [email protected]. Open: late September to October 31; Fridays 4 pm to 10 pm, - Saturdays 10 am to 10 pm, - Sundays noon til dusk; Special October Hours; Last 3 Wednesdays AND Thursdays in October, we open 4 pm til dusk; Weekday Specials: Monday - Tuesday from 1 pm to 6 pm; Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday from 1 pm to 4 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: We invite you to come out and treat yourselves to a day of fun on the farm! We are in California — located right along the Sacramento River between Anderson and Palo Cedro, where the old Deschutes Railroad used to run years ago. Click here for a map and directions. Plan to visit to the Farm! Farm Attractions: Daytime Corn Maze, Access to the Pumpkin Patch-Zip Line, Barnyard Jump-Cow Train Rides- Grain Train-Farm Animals-Express Railroad Train-Pig Races-Pizza Farm-Pony Rides-Duck Races and more!. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS)
  • Nash Ranch Pumpkin Patch - flowers, pumpkins, winter squash, Other fruit or veg, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, train rides, corn maze, haunted corn maze, haunted house, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo
    10925 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003. Phone: 530-241-0763. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily: Pumpkin Patch and day corn maze are open daily 10 am to 6 pm; night maze open till 11 pm Fridays & Saturdays; October 31, Halloween night until 9:30; Haunted House on Friday and Saturday nights, from dark (about 7:00pm) until 11 pm; Day time Haunted House noon to 4:30 pm Saturdays and Sundays, and October 31, Halloween night, 6:30 til 9:30 pm. Directions: We are located 1 mile South of Shasta College and about 4 miles north of Hwy 44 on Old Oregon Trail in Redding. And for a map to our farm, click here. Shasta County's Original Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze since 1991 and the best little (spectacular) haunted house in the west.. Payment: Cash, Check. Since 1991, you-pick pumpkins from a 15 acre patch with over 30 varieties of pumpkins, winter squash, gourds, decorative Indian corn and broom corn. Festival each weekend. Come tour The Dreams of Darkness haunted house for a spooky adventure full of great surprises and scares for the 20th year. Check out “” and on Facebook. Corn maze with over ten acres with three and a half miles of trails twisting, turning and dead ends. Come see if you can figure out the clues in the maze! Night maze Friday and Saturday nights! Train Rides - Come experience the Nash's “Dotto” train, made in Italy, $2 per person, kids 2 and under free.

Siskiyou County

  • Harris U-Pick Berry Patch and Pumpkin Farm - pumpkins, strawberries,
    7715 Eastside Rd, Fort Jones, CA 96032. Phone: 530-468-2328. Alternate phone: 530-468-4777. Open: UPDATE for 2023, Their website is gone and their Facebook page hasn't been updated since COVID, so I assume they have closed permanently. If you know anything for sure, please write me, their last reported hours were  Daily, from 6 am to 8 pm. Located in a beautiful country setting that is family friendly. So, pack your lunch, bring the kids and have a great day in the country!
  • Hunter Orchards Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, pumpkin patch, gourds
    14431 Old Westside Road, Grenada, CA 96038. Phone: 877-877-2948 or 926-3850. Open: daily in the month of October, 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: north of Gazelle. This orchard also has prepicked apples, colorful gourds and other fall produce. This is a great adventure for kids....all us for directions toll free . U-Pick pumpkin patch. Acres and acres of pumpkins to choose from, all sizes and shapes, way too many varieties of winter squash, hay maze for the kids, apples, pears, fresh cider, jam, and fall holiday decorations. Perhaps you came as a kid on a school field trip.
  • Papa's Pumpkin Patch - Permanently closed
    4916 Solus Drive, Weed, CA 96094. Open: Permanently closed.
    A visitor writes on October 01, 2022: "Closed and they have retired it's too bad as the view is tremendous here is a facebook link to a photo "
  • Weed's Halloween Fright Night Carnival - Haunted House, game & food booths
    Weed, CA. Phone: 530-938-3056. Open: on October 31 only.

Trinity County

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