Find a local pumpkin patch

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

Updates for June 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!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Ventura County

  • Big Wave Dave's Christmas Trees & Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins
    4075 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA. Phone: (805) 218-0282. Open: 7 days a week from 10 am to 9 pm. Directions: Cross street is Ashwood, Near Ventura college. Big Wave Dave's Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Trees has tons of pumpkins from mini to giant. Free kids games and prizes!
  • Boccali Ranch Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted rides, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours, group reservations
    3277 E. Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023. Phone: 805-861-8851. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the 101 freeway: Exit highway 33, Go to highway 150, East Go through town, at bottom of Dennison Grade behind Boccali's Pizza & Pasta (Reeves Road & highway 150). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Wide selection of pumpkins from tiny to extra large, variety of squash, gourds, Indian corn & seasonal farm-fresh produce. Free admission, we have a kids maze and daytime hayrides on the weekends from 11 am to 5 pm. Special haunted evening hayrides on select Friday & Saturday nights from 7 to 9 pm. Visit our website for specific dates and cost. Visit Boccali's Pizza & Pasta next door open for lunch and dinner,. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Christ the King Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, we also have pie pumpkins, Fall festival, Cell service cell phones work here, restrooms, school tours
    3947 W Kimber Dr, Newbury Park, CA 91320. Phone: (805) 498-2217. Alternate Phone: (805) 312-4994. Email: [email protected]. Open: October 15 to October 31 Monday to Friday from 2 pm to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 7 pm, October 31 from 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. NOTE: Our hours have changed and we have added a point5k run so all can participate, it will be fun!! Our Pumpkin fest free event one day only on Saturday, October 29, 2 pm to 6 pm free food, games, prizes, crafts, inflatables and more; Bring your family for a fun filled afternoon; We will serve you yummy snacks, you can play carnival like games and win cool prizes; we have a craft table and inflatables to jump on; If you are interested in bringing a group to the patch on a weekday before 2 pm please contact Bonnie Hicks by email or call ; For a small fee per child you can get a small pumpkin, story and a craft; PUMPKIN RUN point5K Benefiting The Teddy Bear Foundation Children and Adults 12 and up are $20 ages 3 to 11 are $10 HEATS BEGIN AT 3:30 pm register for the 5k online ;. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard. Pumpkin Fest is a one day only free event Saturday, October 29, 2 pm to 6 pm on this day we will be offering free food, games, prizes, crafts, inflatables and more. (UPDATED: October 11, 2022)
  • EMIS pumpkin patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, school tours
    2600 Old Telegraph Rd, Fillmore, CA 93030. Phone: 805-607-6449. Alternate Phone: 805-415-2595. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Look for the angry strawberry on top of the barn. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard.
  • Fillmore & Western Railway - pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, straw or hay bale maze, , gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, school tours
    364 Santa Clara, Fillmore, CA 93015. Phone: 805-524-2546. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATED for 2022: SOLD to Sierra Northern - NO LONGER RUNNING, October every Saturday & Sunday - Pumpkin Patch starts first Saturday in October. Haunted Hayride Family Dinner train on October 17, 24 & 31. Murder Mystery Dinner train 18+ on October 10. And Zombie Hunter train on October 17, 24, 25, 31. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Crops are usually available in October. Runs on Saturdays and Sundays during the month of October. Come ride the Pumpkinliners running during the month of October. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. F & W Railway does own a pumpkin patch, but it is at the Loose Caboose Garden Center in Santa Paula, CA. There is no corn maze. The pumpkin patch is only open to passengers of the railroad; a person must buy a Pumpkinliner or Haunted Hayride ticket for admission to the patch.he website to buy tickets for train rides is The address to take train rides and pick up tickets on Will Call is 364 Main Street, Fillmore, CA 93015. (UPDATED: October 30, 2017)
  • McGrath Brothers Great Pacific Pumpkins - pumpkins
    5100 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, CA. Phone: 805-648-1189. Directions: In Ventura, exit HWY. 101 at Victoria Ave., go south on Victoria (towards Oxnard), right onto Olivas Park Drive, continue on Olivas Park Drive for about 1/2 mile. Pumpkin patch is on the left (school tours meet at the produce stand). Open: October 1st through the 31st. Groups reservations accepted beginning July 1st. For school tours, they have a pumpkin life cycle lesson and harvest talk, hay ride, barn animal viewing. Directions: between Victoria Avenue and Telephone Road. Bathrooms, produce stand (selling Indian corn, gourds, squash), teaching packet available.
  • McGrath Street Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch, hayrides
    5156 McGrath Street, Ventura, CA 93003. Phone: (805) 658-9972. Open: October 1-31st, 9 am to 6 pm, seven days a week: Pumpkin Patch, Free hayrides daily after 3 pm and all day on weekends. Directions: Off Market Street& Knoll Drive; Take northbound 101 exit Victoria; go west or left a short distance; right on Valentine Road; left on Knoll Drive short distance to signs at McGrath.Variety of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and farm animals. 9am-dusk.
  • Peace Lutheran Pumpkin Patch & Fest - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house,
    71 Loma Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. Phone: (805) 482-3313. Alternate Phone: (805) 987-1613. Fax: (805) 482-6044. Email: [email protected]. Open: every day starting Saturday, October 24 to Saturday, October 31, from 1 pm to 7 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Exit 101 freeway at Carmen, go north to Las Posas Road and take a left. We are on the corner of Loma Drive and Las Posas Road (between Temple and Ponderosa). Click here for a map and directions. Peace Pumpkin Fest welcomes families with free admission on Saturday, October 24 from 10 am to 3 pm; Ticketed attraction available for small purchase. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Pick and price your own pumpkin! Our Saturday, October 24, 2015 Pumpkin Fest offers hay rides, face painting, bounce house, live blue-grass band, storytelling, historic Luther Haus tour, bake sale, toy train display, carnival games and prizes and more! Come in costume and get a prize. "A Little Bit of Country in the Heart of Town.".
  • Prancer's Farm - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, corn maze, cow train / barrel train rides, train rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, farm market, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, train rides (train on a track), mining for gems, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    18540 East Telegraph Rd, Santa Paula, CA 93060. Phone: (805) 824-7015. Email: [email protected]. Open: October 3rd to October 31st 7 Days a week Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. PRANCERS PUMPKIN PATCH OPEN October 3RD TO 31ST Come join us for a day of fun at our annual pumpkin patch at the farm; Our 30 acre farm will be filled with 10 acres of pumpkin picking, pick your own fields, hay pyramid, access to our Farm Animal Center, barrel train corn expedition, horse rides and more; Our pumpkin patch runs from October 3rd to October 31st and is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm; Included with admission: 10 acres of Pumpkin Picking Farm Animal Center Viewing Hay Pyramid Barrel Train Corn Expedition Pick your own Fields (produce sold per pound) Horse Rides (additional fees apply) Plenty of Photo Opportunities and MUCH MORE!!! Pull wagons and wheelbarrows available (Personal wagons and strollers encouraged). We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Venmo, PayPal, ApplePay, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. . (UPDATED: October 12, 2020)
  • Seasonal Adventures - pumpkins, inflatables, rides
    144 W. Los Angeles Ave. #106-287, Moorpark, CA 93021. Email: [email protected].  Open: they have multiple locations (usually lots, like a carnival, not farms and sell both pumpkins and cut Christmas trees.
    pumpkins, hand selected just for you. If you're looking for fall decorations we have it all from scarecrows to cornstalks, Indian corn and even straw bales to add to your decor. Most locations have Rides,too.
  • Stu Miller's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, rides, bouncy castles, petting zoo, Christmas trees,
    They used to have many locations, but either they closed or changed names.
  • The Painted Pony Farm - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, petting zoo, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    15315 Ojai Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060. Phone: 805-525-9820. Email: paintedponyfarm Open: March 15 pm to October 31 Monday to Friday 10 am 2 pm Reservation are a must October open every Saturday from 10 am to 4. Directions: Located 6 miles from Santa Paula and 9 miles from Ojai on highway 150. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Underwood Family Farms is a pick-your-own grower of a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruits in Ventura County, California. They offer a wide variety of services and activities tailored for the entire family, including pick-your-own produce, birthday parties at their Farm Animal Center, school tours, gift baskets (shipped anywhere in the U.S.), and the Fall Harvest Festival in October. The festival will be open from 9 am until 6 pm October 1st through October 31st. Admission to the festival is $12.00 per person on Saturdays and Sundays and $3.00 per person Monday through Friday. Children under 2 are free. On the weekends, each person will receive a tractor-drawn wagon ride with their paid admission. Plus - Parking is FREE and on October 31st - Halloween - kids dressed in a full costume will receive FREE admission!! We are proud contributors to many local non-profit organizations. A portion of all proceeds helps support 4-H, the Rotary Club, Pleasant Valley Lions Club, Boy Scouts of America, and several other non-profit organizations..

    Underwood Family Farms - Somis
    5696 Los Angeles Avenue Somis, CA 93066
    Phone: 805-386-4660
    Fax: 805-386-3994
    Farm Market, Animal Center, Gift Baskets, Specialty Produce

    Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark (Tierra Rejada)
    3370 Sunset Valley Road (Formerly Moorpark Road)
    Moorpark, Ca 93066
    Phone: 805-529-3690
    Fax: 805-529-6037
    Farm Market, Animal Center, Pick Your Own Produce, Fall Festival at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark (see below) Wagon Rides, Birthday Parties, Educational Tours

    Fall Harvest Festival at Tierra Rejada Family Farms, October 1- 31,, from 9 am to 6 pm. Phone: 529-3690. Admission: $12 (Saturday and Sunday); $3 (Monday to Friday); (Children Under 2 Free); Parking is free.
    Pick-your-own pumpkin in our HUGE pumpkin patch, Clydesdale-drawn hay rides, antique and new farm equipment and machinery displays, fun photo ops, GIANT PUMPKIN display, and pick-your-own fruits and vegetables. Baby animal petting and grooming corral, Pony rides.

    A visitor writes on November 18, 2011: "The events are wonderful! Last weekend they had hay rides and a Civil War Reenactment as a fundraiser for the Rotary Club.The entire experience was delightful for our entire family!"