Find a local pumpkin patch here!

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

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Nevada County

  • Amaizing Cattle Drive (aka, Rough & Ready " 500" Let's Race Farm Animals ", aka, "Amazing Cattle Drive") - Corn maze, corn Box, Hayride, Pumpkin Patch
    18074 Cattle Drive, Rough and Ready, CA 95975. Phone: no phone or email is available. Directions: From Marysville/Yuba City: take Hwy. 20 East to Penn Valley. 1 mile past signal turn left on Cattle Dr. go immediately left again 1/2 miles along frontage road.
    From Auburn: take Hwy 49 North to Grass Valley, Junction 20/49. Go west on Hwy. 20 toward Marysville for 6 miles. Just past Penn Valley Dr., turn right on Cattle Dr. and then immediately left 1/2 mile along frontage road. Open: October 1 - 31, Thursday 4:00PM-dusk, Friday 4:00 PM-9 PM, Saturday 10 am to 9 PM, Sunday-Wednesday Closed, with special hours on Halloween 29, & 30th 4:00-10 PM. 2007 Admission: Adults $ 8.00, Children ages 5-11 $6.00.
  • Beirwagen's Donner Trail Fruit - Pumpkins on weekends in October, apple cider, U-pick apples
    17437 Lower Colfax Rd, Chicago Park, CA. Phone: 530-477-5992. Open: weekends in October. * horse-drawn wagon rides * a corn maze * children's play area * farm animals * antique farm implements * picnic area and snack shack. The restaurant has WONDERFUL homemade pies. We open up our farm during the month of October for you to enjoy with your whole family. Pumpkin Patch, Apple Picking, Farm animals, fresh cider and weekends we open up the Snack Shack for our famous Apple Fritter Nuggets! Our Farm Market is located next to the Happy Apple Kitchen in Chicago Park, CA at 18532 Hwy 174. We offer a variety of seasonal produce grown and produced locally in Nevada and Placer Counties. More Info please call 530-273-4005. The Bierwagen Farm is also located in Chicago Park at 17437 Lower Colfax Rd. The Farm is only open to Farm Tours and Special Events and during the month of October for our Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival. More Info please call 530-477-5992. Snack shack is serving hamburgers hot dogs, cupcakes and cookies until about 2 pm. *Pumpkin patch and you pick apples are open. *Free parking and free admissio
  • The Haunted Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, haunted house, Trick-or-treating event, porta-potties
    11263 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949. Phone: 530-263-4273. Email: [email protected]. Open: pumpkins from October 1 to 31, the Haunted House and maze scheduled to an open October 19th.. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. looking for Vendor to sell trees in my lot. This is a Pumpkin patch a Haunted House and a maze. check Facebook for Updates. And the Haunted House is also open daily during Halloween WEEK, 5 pm till 9.30. Celebrating our 9th year!

Placer County

  • Bushnell Gardens Nursery - Pumpkins
    5255 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay, CA. Phone: 916-791-4199
  • Bambi's Christmas Tree Land - Pumpkins and Christmas trees
    210 S. Harding Blvd., Roseville, CA. Phone: 916-786-7979.
  • Horton Iris Garden and Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides,
    7440 King Road, Loomis, CA 95650. Phone: 916-652-4351. Alternate Phone: 916-239-9432. Email: [email protected]. Open:October only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
    Many varieties of pumpkin that you pick directly from the October. Directions: from Sacramento, California on I-80 towards Reno. After passing the cities of Rocklin and Loomis, take the Penryn Road exit and turn right at the off ramp. Drive about 1/4 mile to next stop sign. Turn left on King Road, and driveway is next one on your right. You will see signs at King Road and Penryn Road and also at driveway. Click here for a map and directions. Saturdays and Sundays in October from 9 am to 5 pm. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Rickey Ranch Vineyards & Pumpkin Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, kiddie (mini) corn maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    6950 Cavitt Stallman Road, Granite Bay, CA 95746. Phone: (916) 412-2013. Alternate Phone: (916) 220-0917. Fax: (916) 652-7920. Email: [email protected]. Open: Every day in October from 10 am until dark. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From Sacramento take I-80 towards Reno. Get off on Douglas Boulevard East. Follow Douglas Boulevard all the way down until you hit Auburn Folsom Road (about 4 miles). Make a Left onto Auburn Folsom Road. Turn Left onto Laird/Cavitt Stallman Road. Follow Cavitt Stallman Road straight throught the stop sign. We are down on the left side about .5 miles. (If coming from Auburn you might want to travel down Auburn Folsom Road and make a right onto Cavitt Stallman Road.). Click here for a map and directions. 4th Annual Craft Fair and Fall Festival is scheduled for October 13 and 14, 2012. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • The Village at Squaw Valley's Halloween Celebrations and the Great Pumpkin Festival - Pumpkin Patch, Haunted House
    1985 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146. Phone: (530) 584-6266. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Call before you go, I see NOTHING on their Facebook page or website about anything to to do with pumpkins or Halloween this year. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me. October 26 - 31, 2007. A Village wide Scavenger Hunt (Scavenger hunt sheets are available at all restaurants and businesses located in the Village). Winners will be randomly drawn from all correct entries submitted. Tails by the Lake Pet Boutique will host the Howlin' Halloween Doggie Costume Contest for everyone who wants to show off their pup dressed up for the holiday or for those who want to watch a hilarious show. The contest will take place Saturday, October 27th at noon in front of their store in the Village. The Haunted House is located on First Street. The kid-friendly Haunted House will be open daily from 5-9 pm with extended hours from 3-9 pm on the 27th, 28th and 30th. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids, proceeds benefit Excellence in Education. Be prepared to be spooked! On Halloween Eve only, the Village offers Safe Street Trick or Treating from noon to 6 pm to stock up on all your favorite candies by hitting up all the shops and restaurants located throughout the Village. There's also a Pumpkin Carving Contest for the talented artists in the family from 3-6 pm. The Village will provide pumpkins and kid friendly carving tools. Parental Supervision is required. Following the trick or treating, or pumpkin carving, kids can also strut their stuff at the Children's Runway Costume Contest starting at 6 pm. Kids of all ages are welcome to enter and sign up is free.

Sierra County

Halloween Costumes

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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