Pumpkin Patches in California

For exploring with a warm apple cider in hand and venturing through oversized corn mazes and sunflower fields, these California pumpkin patches are a sure way to get you in the fall spirit. The following are the top five pumpkin patches to visit in California this October. 

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Culver City, through Oct. 31

One of the most adorned pumpkin patches in California resides in Culver City, Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch. The patch is famous for its celebrity guest sightings, including stars like Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera. The patch is female-owned and offers a plethora of fall fun after you find the perfect pumpkin, including carnival rides, bounce castles, petting zoos, face painting and lots of seasonal goodies to devour. General admission starts at $10. To learn more about Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch, visit mrbonespumpkinpatch.com.

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Irvine, through Oct. 31

Open now through Oct. 31, the Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch has returned for 2022 and is offering all of its staple pumpkins, train rides, face painting, pumpkin weigh-offs and more fall galore. The pumpkin patch is sure to have your future jack-o’-lanterns and will be open daily with free admission. To learn more about the Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch, visit irvineparkrailroad.com.

Mr. Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin Patch

Mr. Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin Patch

Los Angeles and San Diego, through Oct. 31

Since opening its doors in 2010, Mr. Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin Patch, a family-owned business, has been a must-visit during the fall season with an assortment of seasonally inspired fun to be had at the patch. The spot offers a variety of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, from small, baby ones to pumpkins weighing over 50 pounds. When you aren’t hunting down your next jack-o’-lantern, enjoy face painting, rides, farm animals, pumpkin bowling and more family-friendly fun. Admission is free with purchases of merchandise. To learn more about Mr. Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin Patch, visit mrjackolanternspumpkins.com.

Bonita Pumpkin Farm

San Diego, through Oct. 31

From Sept. 30 to Oct. 31, the Bonita Pumpkin Farm offers family-friendly fall fun at its patch in San Diego. In addition to picking out your favorite pumpkin, the patch will also feature seasonal activities like a venture into an 8-ft.-tall corn maze, petting zoo animals, U-Pick produce, sunflower mazes, train rides and so much more. Admission is free with prices for some activities. To learn more about Bonita Pumpkin Farm, visit pumpkinstation.com.

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch

Irvine, through Oct. 31

This season, cut your pumpkin right off the vine at the Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch in Irvine. The patch features pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors and also hosts hayrides, barn exhibits, seasonal goodies, U-Pick fall produce and more to do regardless of your age. Be sure to stop by The Market Stand for a cup of hot apple cider and a sweet bite to eat while you peruse the patch. Tickets start at $10 per person with fees for specific activities and goods. To learn more about Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch, visit tanakafarms.com.

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