Find a local pumpkin patch

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

Santa Clara County

  • Giordano Farms - UPDATE for 2019, Yelp reports they are permanently closed; 
    5825 Snell Ave, San Jose, CA 95123. P
  • Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, Fall festival,
    20 High School Court, Los Gatos, CA 95005. Phone: (408)741-8810. Email: [email protected]. Open: One Weekend Only, Opens EARLY at 9amusually the first weekend in October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Thousands of locally made art glass pumpkins for display and sale on the lawn of Los Gatos High School. Come and experience the magic of a glass event that has become a community tradition. Meet the artists! Enjoy a day in historic downtown Los Gatos with friends and family. Start your own unique art collection or find vibrant new designs. Do your holiday shopping early while supporting local artists and local art programs. Prices start at $25. Kids and pets welcome. Rain or Shine. Visa/MC accepted.
  • MEF's Pumpkin Patch and Spooky Haunted Trail - pumpkins (brought in from the field), Bouncy castle or moon bounce, restrooms, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food),  tours of the operation
    4835 Doyle Road, San Jose, CA 95129. Phone: 650-417-5198. Email: [email protected]. Open: weekends in October starting October 10, see their website for hours. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx . The MEF Pumpkin Patch is a beloved Moreland tradition that combines family fun with community building and fundraising. This annual event is in its twelfth year and attracts over 2,500 visitors each year. The Pumpkin Patch is unique because it's also an event space where each school from the Moreland district and MEF hosts Fall-themed events. We have had carnivals, movies, craft fairs and concerts - all of them set around the Spooky Haunted Trail. All proceeds go directly to support Moreland schools. The MEF Pumpkin Patch is a wonderful way to celebrate the season and give back to our community! A calendar of events and more information is available on our website.
    A visitor writes on September 21, 2014: "A fun family oriented local pumpkin patch that raises funds for charity instead of profit."
  • Pick of the Patch Pumpkins - Curtner - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Bounce house, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, Bouncy castle, birthday parties, school tours
    2310 Canoas Garden Ave., San Jose, CA 95125. Phone: (408) 393-6303. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE: September 22, 2020: The owner tells me this location is closed until next season (2021), when their hours should be:  Hours vary by location, please Click here for current hours; Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. With 18 pumpkin patches serving the San Francisco Bay Area, Pick of the Patch Pumpkins has something for everyone. We offer a wide variety of inflatable amusements including bounce houses, slides and obstacle courses for the kids as well as different types of pumpkins, pumpkin carving kits, photograph and game areas and much much more. Come visit a lot nearest you today and check out our website for more information.    
  • Pick of the Patch Pumpkins - Capitol Ave - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties, school tours
    444 N. Capitol Avenue, San Jose, CA 95133. Phone: (408) 393-6303. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE: September 22, 2020: The owner tells me this location is closed until next season (2021), when their hours should be:  Hours vary by location, please Click here for current hours; Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm. Directions: Located at Capitol Square in front of Target. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Come pick your pumpkin and let your children play on our large inflatable slides, obstacle courses and bounce houses for the month of October.    
  • Pick of the Patch Pumpkins - Benton St - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties, school tours
    3590 Benton Street, Santa Clara, CA 95051. Phone: (408) 393-6303. Email: [email protected]. Open: Hours vary by location, please Click here for current hours; Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm. Directions: Lot is located on the corner of Benton Street and Lawrence Expressway. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Come pick your pumpkin and let your children play on our large inflatable slides, obstacle courses and bounce houses for the month of October.    
  • Pick of the Patch Pumpkins - Monroe St - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties, school tours
    2380 Monroe Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050. Phone: (408) 393-6303. Email: [email protected]. Open: Hours vary by location, please Click here for current hours; Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm. Directions: Lot is located on the corner of Monroe and San Tomas Expressway. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Come pick your pumpkin and let your children play on our large inflatable slides, obstacle courses and bounce houses for the month of October.    
  • Pick of the Patch Pumpkins - Hillsdale - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties, school tours
    1832 Hillsdale Blvd., San Jose, CA 95124. Phone: (408) 393-6303. Email: [email protected]. Open: Hours vary by location, please Click here for current hours; Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Come pick your pumpkin and let your children play on our large inflatable slides, obstacle courses and bounce houses for the month of October.    
  • Pick of the Patch Pumpkins - Blossom Hill - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties, school tours
    605 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA 95123. Phone: (408) 393-6303. Email: [email protected]. Open: Hours vary by location, please Click here for current hours; aturday from 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Come pick your pumpkin and let your children play on our large inflatable slides, obstacle courses and bounce houses for the month of October.    
  • Pick of the Patch Pumpkins - Moonlight - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties, school tours
    Moonlight Shopping Center, 2610 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051. Phone: (408) 393-6303. Email: [email protected]. Open: Hours vary by location, please Click here for current hours; Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Come pick your pumpkin and let your children play on our large inflatable slides, obstacle courses and bounce houses for the month of October.    
  • Pick of the Patch Pumpkins - Tully - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties, school tours
    2501 Tully Road, San Jose, CA  95122. Phone: (408) 393-6303. Email:  . Open:  Hours vary by location, please Click here for current hours; Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. With 18 pumpkin patches serving the San Francisco Bay Area, Pick of the Patch Pumpkins has something for everyone. We offer a wide variety of inflatable amusements including bounce houses, slides and obstacle courses for the kids as well as different types of pumpkins, pumpkin carving kits, photograph and game areas and much much more. Come visit a lot nearest you today and check out our website for more information. 
  • Pumpkin Junction at Casa de Fruta - Pumpkin Patch
    Casa de Fruta, Fruit Stand Parking Area, 6680 Pacheco Pass Hwy., Hollister, CA. Open: October 1-31 from 8 am-8 pm. No admission charge. Huge pumpkin patch plus spooky characters lurking amongst the pumpkins. Bring your camera and your family and make a day of it. Ride the train! Ride the miniature locomotive creekside and see the natural wonders that make Casa de Fruta's setting unique in the world.
  • Shoreline Lake Boathouse & American Bistro - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, inflatables/bounce house, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, group reservations
    3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043. Phone: 650-965-7474. Alternate Phone: 650-965-3779. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 11 am to 5 pm, October 14 to October 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. This pumpkin extravaganza has something for everyone (big or little) to enjoy, within a beautiful lake setting in the heart of Silicon Valley: Visitors can enjoy a serene orange gourd experience, as well as craft activities for children, a bounce house, boating and other access passes, pumpkin painting & pumpkin carving, cookie decorating, an old-fashioned bake sale, and more…. (UPDATED: October 16, 2015)
  • Silva's Apple Barn - pumpkins, prepicked apples
    1765 Hames Rd, Aptos, CA, 95003. Phone: (831) 724-8119 or (831) 724-2467. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2019, Their website and Facebook pages are gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were  Mid August thru Dec 9:30 - 5:00 daily; closed Thanksgiving. Directions: Take Hwy 1 to Freedom Blvd, go 3 miles turn left on Hames Rd approx 1/4 mile. . Prepicked apple varieties: Gravenstein, Gala, King, McIntosh, Spartan, Ida Red, Bellflower, Golden Delicious, Newtown Pippin, Winesap, Black Twig, Fuji. Also Tomatoes, dried fruits, honey, jams, butters, butter, applesauce, preserves and syrups.
  • Spina Farms - Pumpkins
    Santa Teresa Blvd and Bailey, Morgan Hill, CA. Phone: (650) 763-6935. Email: [email protected]. Open: 9 am to 6 pm on Sunday to Thursday, 9 am to 7 pm on Friday and Saturday. Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch is located in beautiful Coyote Valley at the corner of Santa Teresa Boulevard and Bailey Avenue between San Jose and Morgan Hill in Santa Clara County. It is bordered by bright yellow sunflowers and filled with an abundance of amazing pumpkins.The Pumpkin Patch is open beginning the last weekend in September through the month of October. Come ride the Spina Pumpkin Express TRAIN for a tour of the Pumpkin Patch. Explore our Sunflower fields on an old-fashioned HAY RIDE adventure! Decorating with PUMPKINS is especially fun when you have over 60 unique varieties to choose from. The perfect outing for family fun this Fall. Looking forward to seeing you! Free Parking, Free Admission on Weekdays. $5 Per Family or $2 Person on Weekends. (UPDATED: October 20, 2019, JBS)
    A visitor writes on October 12, 2008: "They are open from May thru Nov 1. They also sell seasoned wood and appts can be made to purchase after they are closed. The pumpkin patch is decorated and kid friendly. They have a train. Mrs Spina gives talks to the school children and also has home made jams, nutbreads for sale in addition to the local fresh produce. Their corn and tormatoes are especially wonderful. This has been family owned and operated by the Spinas since 1944 and my family has shopped for at leaslt 20 years.  I really enjoy this farm. It is personal. It might be small but that's the ambience of it. It reminds me of how I grew up around my grandfather's and uncle's ranches."
  • Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park - UPDATE for 2020, Yelp reports they are permanently closed; pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, cow train / barrel train rides, train rides, corn maze, corn cannon, tractor-pulled hay rides, Pumpkin Weigh-Off, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    14485 Monterey Rd, San Martin, CA 95046. Phone: (408) 778-7225. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Follow link for directions. From the North: South on US 101 toward Morgan Hill Exit Tennant Avenue right Left on Monterey Hwy. 2 miles down on right Turn right into the pumpkin patch; From the South: North on US 101 toward Morgan Hill Exit Tennant Avenue left Left on Monterey Highway 2 miles down on right Turn right into the pumpkin patch. We have two Caltrain stations within 2 miles of our Pumpkin Park: see the Caltrain web site for scheduling details http://www.caltrain.orgClick here for a map and directions. 27th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off Saturday in mid October.  Check in from 9am to 11am Weigh off begins at 1pm. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Pumpkinville Railroad Take a nostalgic ride, aboard our Allan Herschell Iron Horse or our blue and yellow Arrow Streamliner trains. Visit Morgania, where our scarecrows live. Also Storybook Path, The Cow Train, PumpkinTime Theatre, Pumpkin Lab (See all the stages of real pumpkin plants.) and Pumpkin Pyramid - It takes over 4000 pumpkins to cover our pyramid. (UPDATED: August 23, 2017)
    A visitor writes on October 12, 2008: "We love this farm ! this is locally owned and operated and we like to support them. They also have fabulous strawberries in season. We make it a tradition to get as many family members together and go. It makes for a fun activity. There are others to pick from but we prefer this and also the Spinas for a low-key activity. I was surprised there was no entry for Santa Clara Co. I'd read that Usegi had added activities and have been sick so I consulted your site. I love your site. I am sharing with our home schooling group.Open entire month of Oct, evenings with lights. They add activities yearly. Their is a covered snack area with tables, crafts and art to purchase, corn maze, hay ride, pony rides, train, merry go round, special walk ways and HUGE pumpkins on display. The decorations make you want to drive right in- a huge inflated pumpkin and a pumpkin mountain from real pumpkins. We usually take a photo by this and compare the children's size. "

 

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