The Best Pumpkin Patches In and Around Los Angeles to Check Out This Fall
Bring on the pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider doughnuts and fall boots because we’re going pumping-picking. And that’s not all we’re doing—many pumpkin patches in the area go beyond the traditional gourd selecting and offer fun seasonal activities like games, hayrides and carving. Did we mention the apple cider doughnuts? Get into the autumnal spirit (and get some fabulous fodder for the ‘Gram) with our pick of the best pumpkin patches near Los Angeles.
1. Underwood Farms
This working farm in Moorpark celebrates fall harvest and pumpkins with a large, pick-your-own pumpkin patch complete with tractor-drawn wagon ride, corn maze and more. Saturdays and Sundays have a specific theme like Wild West weekend featuring a stunt roper or antique tractor weekend featuring dozens of old tractors on display. There are also animal shows and live entertainment each weekend. The fall harvest fun takes place September 25 to October 31.
3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA 93021; underwoodfamilyfarms.com
2. Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
Mr. Bones’ Pumpkin Village has been the go-to for westsiders for over thirty years, offering locals easy access to a pumpkin patch in the area. Held inside the West LA College in Culver City for other family-friendly activities for additional purchase including a petting zoo, giant slides, bounce houses, pumpkin decorating and more. The pumpkin patch will be open October 7 to 31 and admission is $5 Monday through Friday. Weekend admission prices go up later in the month, though, so go early to save.
10100 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232; mrbonespumpkinpatch.com
3. Tanaka Farms
Another opportunity to head to a real deal pumpkin patch in Southern California is Tanaka Farms, a working farm in Irvine that was famous for their Hello Kitty pumpkin patch a few years ago (alas, it was a one-time event). There are wagon rides and educational exhibits and on the weekends the patch also has ATV rides and other interactive games. The pumpkin patch runs from September 18 to October 31. Parking pass reservations are required on weekends.
5380 ¾ University Dr., Irvine, CA 92612; tanakafarms.com
4. Haunt O’Ween
Haunt O’Ween is so more than a pumpkin patch, but this 150,000 square-foot walk-through experience makes it on this list because it does indeed contain a pumpkin patch. Haunt O’Ween brings all the Halloween activities in one. Tickets include pumpkin picking and carving along with other activities such as trick-or-treating, face painting and walkthrough of four immersive Halloween-themed tunnels with 35,000 pumpkins on display. Haunt O’Ween runs October 1 to 31.
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367; socalhauntoween.com
5. Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch
One of the most affordable options out there, Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch still has a nice variety of pumpkins and plenty to offer. Entrance to Shawn’s pumpkin patch is free, and plenty of activities for the kids are available starting from $3 including a petting zoo, a pumpkin bounce house, a train ride and more. Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch is open October 8 to 31.
3443 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034; shawnspumpkinpatch.com
6. Tina’s Pumpkin Patch
The family-run Tina’s Pumpkin Patch is conveniently located at the parking lot next to Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks. An affordable option for the San Fernando Valley folks, admission and parking to this pumpkin patch are free and there is even a free straw maze for the little ones. Petting zoo, train rides and slides are also available for $3.50. Tina’s Pumpkin Patch is open October 1 to 31.
4725 Woodman Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; tinaspumpkinpatch.com
7. Forneris Farms
This farm stand in Mission Hills hosts a fall harvest festival every year with plenty of pumpkins. Even though this year the pumpkin patch will not be featuring the usual petting zoo and pony ride, there is a 4-acre corn maze and train ride worth checking out for an additional $20. Admission is $5 and will be applied to a pumpkin purchase. The pumpkin patch runs from October 9 to 31.
15200 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills, CA 91345; fornerisfarms.com
8. Pa’s Pumpkin Patch
Pa’s Pumpkin Patch is throwing a whole carnival down in Long Beach, as they’ve been doing for more than 40 years. In addition to pumpkins, the patch will feature more than half a dozen attractions including pony rides, a petting zoo and carnival games for guests to enjoy. There will be BBQ and funnel cakes for purchase at the snack bar. Pa’s Pumpkin Patch runs October 1 to 31.
6701 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90803; paspumpkinpatch.com
9. Pumpkin City’s Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkin City’s Pumpkin Farm has grown into one of the largest fall harvest festivals with plenty to do for kids and those young at heart. Pumpkin City has two locations, but the one at Laguna Hills mall offers a lot more attractions than the other, including amusement park style rides, a petting zoo, puppet theatre and carnival games.
24203 Avenida de la Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA 92653; pumpkincity.com
10. Pumpkin in the Pines
This one is a bit far from Los Angeles, but it’s a good excuse to get away and take a day trip up to the mountains. Skypark’s Santa Village is celebrating fall harvest with a pumpkin patch every weekend from October 9 to 31 along with a slew of activities and entertainment from trick-or-treating, a puppet show and more. To make the drive out more worthwhile, there’s also a lineup of events from haunted forest to a costume skate party.
28950 California 18, Skyforest, CA 92385; skyparksantasvillage.com
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