Find a local pumpkin patch here!

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

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 July 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

Click on Resources above, if you need a county mapIrvine Park Railroad trainIrvine Park Railroad pumpkin patch hay ride

Orange County

  • Irvine Park Railroad - Train Rides, pumpkin patch, panning for gold, child-friendly haunted house, hay rides, pumpkin bounce house, hay maze, cookie decorating, carnival games, pony rides, picture stands, face painting and a lot more fun for the entire family to enjoy. Irvine Park Railroad is located at 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869. Phone: (714) 997-3968. Email: [email protected] or click here for our contact form. For directions: click here.

    Open: Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm; Pumpkin Patch - September 14th - October 31st, 2024,

    Join us for our Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off Great Pumpkin Weigh Off is Saturday, in September 21, 2024  at 9am. $8 a ticket. - thousands of dollars in cash and prizes will be awarded.
    Irvine Park Railroad pumpkin patch
    Entrance into the Pumpkin Patch is FRE
    E. The 2024 cost to ride the train is $8.00 per person - children 12 months and younger ride FREE. For full details and pricing on all other activities, click here. Centrally-located in Orange County, Irvine Park Railroad offers great food for purchase from hot dogs and hamburgers to cotton candy and ICEEs. There are plenty of shade-covered benches throughout the Pumpkin Patch to enjoy a great picnic.
    Irvine Park Railroad pumpkin patch tractor races
    Visit Irvine Regional Park's other activities including Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park fun and unique bike rentals that can be enjoyed by single riders or an entire family; paddle boat rentals, the OC Zoo and pony rides. Bike and paddle boat rentals are open daily.

    Irvine Park Railroad welcomes schools and groups for Pumpkin Patch tours; call (714) 997-3968 ext. 2230 for weekday group rates.

    Parking Fees for Irvine Regional Park: Weekdays are $3.00 per vehicle and weekends $5.00 per vehicle. For additional information, including coupons and photos from last year's event, please visit us online at (UPDATED: July 16, 2024)

  • Costa Mesa Boo Ha Ha Haunted Oktoberfest at OC Fair - Octoberfest, no pumpkins
    88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Open: usually held last weekend in October from 6 PM to 9 PM. Brew Ha Ha Productions and OC Fair & Event Center are proud to present the Boo Ha Ha! The Boo Ha Ha will feature 3 hours of unlimited beer tastings from some of the nation's top breweries! We will have a strong focus on Oktoberfest and German style lagers, but will of course have all the west coast favorites as well! Beer Tastings will be available from 6 to 9pmand concessions will be available afterwards. We strongly encourage costumes! The event will feature live music from an AMAZING lineup of artists that are sure to make this one of the most memorable Halloween weekends of your life.
  • Enchanted Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, Bounce house, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, Bouncy castle, pony rides, petting zoo, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    480 N State College Blvd, Brea, CA 92822. Phone: 714-990-9627. Email: [email protected]. Open: Opening Friday September 28, 2018 at 4 pm; thereafter hours are Monday to Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm. Directions: Cross Streets Lambert and State College Off the 57 freeway (Next to the Brea United Methodist Church). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards. A perfect family outing We have all size pumpkins ,Big Macs, Minies, white pumpkins, straw patch and Hay bales.We also have a giant play pumpkin,giant slide, John Deer mini tractor rides, a dozen obstacle courses and inflatable slides, picture taking stations and face painting. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 24, 2018)
  • Huntington Beach - Fall Fest, Trick or Treating on Main Street, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo. Bouncy houses,
    200 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA. Phone: (714) 960-8895. Phone: 714-960-8884. Open: Fall Fest on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at Worthy Park (1831 17th Street). Fall Fest cost is $20 per family, additional pumpkins available for purchase; trick or treating on October 31, from 5 pm to 9 pm. Trick or Treat on Main Street, Downtown HB. Halloween Fest on Main Street. Cost: Free. Kids can Trick or Treat with local merchants in downtown HB and enjoy free activities such as Pony Rides and Petting Zoo. Halloween on Main -Thousands come to Downtown Huntington Beach for kids entertainment, coloring booths, petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, trick or treat downtown and too much fun to mention in one paragraph. Cost Free, candy may run out some come early! Location: 200 Main St. parking, Huntington Beach, CA. Kids can wear costumes for costume contest, and a separate Howloween contest for dogs takes place. Call: (714) 536-8300.
  • Johnson Brothers Pumpkin Patch - UPDATE for 2019, Their website says they are permanently closed.
    15500 Jeffrey Road, Irvine, CA 92618. It is with great regret we inform you that Johnson Brothers Pumpkins and Christmas trees is no more. We lost our land lease and after 30+ years no longer have the youth and vigor needed to relocate our operations and start anew.
  • Farmakis Farms aka, Mountain Pines Christmas Tree Farm - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties
    29932 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Phone: 949-364-1270. Open: Pumpkin Season through October 31; Monday through Thursday 1 pm to dusk Friday through Sunday 10 am to dusk. Directions: We are located off the 5 Fwy between Avery and Junipero Serra in the city of San Juan Capistrano. Click here for a map and directions. We will have bouncers, a petting zoo, and pony rides to enjoy; Christmas Tree season opens the day after Thanksgiving through December 22nd; We grow our own trees(Leyland Cypress and Monterey Pines); You can pick the tree you want and we'll cut it down right there for you; We also bring in some of the freshest Nobles, Nordmanns, and Grand Firs from Oregon; The location is decorated with Christmas lights during the season, has picnic benches and restrooms on site; We also accept credit cards which makes paying very convenient; There is ample lighting and parking as well; We have many activities for the kids that include: jumpers/bouncers, pony rides(pumpkin season only), petting zoo(pumpkin season only), cut-outs for photo ops of Halloween and Christmas characters, and more; We are a a Toys for Tots sponsor and drop-off location; Come on down and make Mountain Pines Christmas Tree Farm a part of your family's tradition. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. . (UPDATED: October 20, 2019, JBS) Peltzer Pines pumpkin patch
  • Garden Grove Jack O’Lantern Jamboree - pumpkins, train rides, magic show, animal balloons, bounce houses
    Atlantis Play Center, 13630 Atlantis Way, Garden Grove, CA 92844. Phone: (714) 741-5200. Open: Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Sponsored by the city’s Community Services Department. Pumpkins available for sale at the Pumpkin Patch. You must buy tickets before this event! - Admission is $10 per person (children 2 and under are free). No ticket sales at the door - buy early, this event tends to sell out. Children must be accompanied by an adult.To order by phone or for more information, call the Garden Grove Community Services Department.
  • Mariners Park Halloween Spooktacular - trunk-or-treat, a haunted maze, games, bounce houses, costume prizes, food trucks
    Crean Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Phone: 949-270-8150. Open: October 30, 2021 from 3 pm to dusk. Come out for the 4th Annual Halloween Spooktacular at Mariners Park! There will be a and fun for the whole family! 3 pm Event starts (Trunk or Treat, Bounce Houses, Carnival games, Food Trucks, and Haunted Maze)
    3:15 pm Band set #1 (Brandon Wildish @brandonwildish)
    4 pm Costume Contest
    5:15 pm Band set #2 (Brandon Wildish @brandonwildish)
    6 pm Event ends !
  • Pumpkin City Laguna Hills Mall - pumpkins
    24155 Laguna Hills Mall Road, Laguna Hills. Phone: (949-586-8282. Pumpkin City's annual patch in the mall's parking lot. There is a petting zoo throughout October. Despite being in a parking lot asphalt location, it's a fun atmosphere for families with carnival rides, game booths, and live music. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Pumpkinpalooza at Zoomars - petting zoo, pumpkins and hay maze
    31791 Los Rios, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Phone: 949 831-6550. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Click here for directions. Open: October 11 through 31 from 10 am to 5 pm daily . 2008 Admission: It is 25 cents to enter. Restrooms and a picnic area. Payment: Cash, check, Visa/MasterCard. A home town pumpkin patch located at Zoomars Petting Zoo in the old historic part of San Juan Capistrano. There is a craft section, games, pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, a Hay Maze, a train table and sand box - Kettle Corn and much more. |
  • San Clemente Spooky San Clemente - pumpkins, games
    Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, CA 92672. Phone: (949) 361-8200. Email: [email protected]. Open: October 23, 2021 from 4 pm to 7 pm. Tricks & Treats for All Ages! Grab your costumes and bring the family to the Community Center for a night of games, costume contest, trick-o-treating, pumpkins, and more! Avoid the ticket lines and purchase your pre-sale wristbands today for only $5.
  • Stu Miller's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, rides, bouncy castles, petting zoo, Christmas trees,
    They have many locations. Click here for their table of locations and more information.
  • Tanaka Farms Real Pumpkin Patch
  • Tanaka Farms - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field,  Wagon rides, petting zoo, strawberries,
    5380 three quarters University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612. Phone: 949-653-2100. Fax: 949-653-9050. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 days a week, from 9 am to 6 pm; Parking Gates close at 5:30 pm, September 27th to October 31st - Special note: The pumpkin patch will be closed the following weekend dates as passes are sold out, October 21, 22, 28 and 29. in 2017. Directions: 405 freeway, take the University Drive off-ramp, south one half mile to Strawberry Farms Road. Farm and Produce stand is on the left. Click here for a map to our farm. and another map is here. It's Fall here on the farm and that means Pumpkins! Our Pumpkin Patch is now OPEN! Have you ever picked your own pumpkin right out of the pumpkin patch? Tanaka Farms is one of the only farms in Orange County with a REAL pumpkin patch! We offer lots of activities, from wagon rides to arts and crafts. We even have a pumpkin cannonU-Pick Vegetables and U-Pick Pumpkins are all available 7 days a week. On the weekends enjoy food, games, ATV ride, and our famous Pumpkin Cannon. We are open Mid-March through October 31st., Open again Thanksgiving Weekend for Christmas Trees. The produce stand is open all year around seven days a week 9 am to 5 pm. (UPDATED: October 19, 2017)
  • The Ecology Center - Certified Organic, pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours
    32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Phone: (949) 443-4223. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm from spring through summer and from 9 am to 5 pm from autumn through winter. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From the 5 freeway exit Camino Capistrano and take Camino Capistrano north. Take a left on Del Obispo followed by another left on Alipaz. Continue on Alipaz and The Ecology Center will be on your right. Click here for a map and directions. TASTE Strawberry Festival U-pick will be from April 24 on Saturdays and Sundays to May 23;. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SNAP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: April 26, 2021)
  • The Pumpkin Factory LLC - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    92879 Westfield Main Place Mall, 2800 n. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705 . Phone: 800-719-4420. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Thursday from 12 pm to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday 10 am to 10 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm; Field Trips available Tuesday to Thursday 9 am and 10:30 am; Unlimited Wristbands: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5 pm to 9 pm. Directions: Main Place Mall is located off the 5 and 22 Freeways. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Free admission and parking. Inflatable Rides: Slides, Obstacle Courses, Bounces. Bungee Jump, ATV Train, and MORE! Group rates available for afternoon groups (scouts, sports teams etc.) We specialize in Birthday Parties on Weekdays. We grow all of our own pumpkins. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • The Pumpkin Factory LLC - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA 92683. Phone: 714-912-9703. Alternate Phone: 323-639-1639. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Thursday from 12 pm to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday 10 am to 10 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm. Directions: Westminster Mall is located off the 405 freeway. In the parking lot between Sears and JC Pennys. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. No wristbands. Inflatable Rides (Slides, Obstacle Courses, Bounces), Helicopter Ride, and more!! Please call in regards to fieldtrips and group rates for this location. We specialize in Birthday Parties on weekdays. We grow all of our own pumpkins. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • The Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    300 East Yorba Linda Boulevard, Placentia, CA 92870. Phone: 714-970-9800. Alternate Phone: 714-231-0225. Email: [email protected]. Open: October 10 to October 31 on Monday through Thursday from 3:30 pm to 9 pm; Friday 3:30 pm to 10 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 10 pm; and Sunday from 9 am to 8 pm. No admission fee. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. The Pumpkin Patch is the oldest pumpkin patch in Orange County, CA opening in 1977. We have beautiful big pumpkins and many activities: gold mining, gemstones, hand led pony rides, baby chick holding area, ride on John Deere tractors, petting zoo, face painting and inflatable rides. (UPDATED: October 20, 2019, JBS)
  • Torelli Realty Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, pony rides, petting zoo, and face painting
    1700 Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Phone: 714-540-7355. Email: [email protected]. Open; Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Torelli Realty’s Pumpkin Patch has become a tradition spanning over 30 years. Fun for the whole family. Enjoy free pumpkins, pumpkin decorating. One of Costa Mesa’s timeless events attended by multiple generations of families.

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