Fall in San Diego means warm days, cool nights, Halloween fun and, of course, pumpkin patches! Browse the list below to find the perfect pumpkin patch near you.
Bates Nut Farm
Over 50 years of fall traditions and memories have been created at the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch. Family and friends enjoy the tractor hayrides, straw maze, petting corral and Snows Pony Rides. Grab a wheelbarrow and pick from variety of pumpkins: Big Macs, Ghost, Cinderella, Jack O’ Lantern, minis, squash, gourds and other fall décor. In addition, weekends at Bates include live entertainment from 12:00 -3:00, BBQ, kettle corn, food trucks, rock climb, bounce, slide and other family friendly events. Check our calendar for details and schedule.
Where: 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, CA 92082
When: September 24 – October 31, 2016
Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free Admission. Pumpkin and activity prices vary. $5 Parking on October Weekends
> Find out more about Bate’s Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch
Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt
Pick an amazing pumpkin by the beach at Belmont Park’s Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt. While you’re there, pick out your perfect pumpkin to style your way, play zombie laser tag, ride the spooky Giant Dipper and enter the costume contest on Saturdays. Don’t forget to bring the pumpkin pail for free trick-or-treating.
Where: 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
When: October 1-31, 2016 (Fridays-Sundays)
Hours: 5:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: Free admission. Rides and Some Activities – Varies.
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Join the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association in their Annual Pupmkin Express Halloween Celebration. Ride their decorated vintage railcars through the San Diego county mountains as fall descends upon Campo, CA. Walk through their themed Display Building complete with two haunted trains, a pumpkin patch, and our creepy cast of ghosts and ghouls.
Where: The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum – 750 Depot Street, Campo, CA 91906
When: October 8-30, 2016 (Saturday-Sunday)
Hours: Departures at 10:30 AM, 12:15 PM and 2:30 PM
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Farm Stand West’s Pumpkin Patch
Get a true pumpkin picking experience by picking the perfect future jack-o-lantern straight from Farm Stand West’s pumpkin fields. Stop by over the weekend of October 22-23 between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM for the Annual Farm Stand Fall Harvest Festival & Boutique. Have fun on a hayride, pick up some delicious homemade jams and farm fresh produce, and shop from local artisans.
Farm Stand West – 2115 Miller Ave., Escondido, CA 92025
Fran’s Original Farm Stand – 1980 Summit Dr, Escondido, CA 92027
When: October 1-31, 2016 (Closed on Mondays)
Hours: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free admission, pumpkins vary
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Mountain Valley Ranch Pumpkin Patch
Up near the small mountain town of Ramona is the Mountain Valley Ranch Pumpkin Patch. Take some time to find the perfect carving or cooking pumpkin, get lost in the gigantic corn maze, launch an ear of corn out of a cannon, pet a few farm animals and add a few pictures of the kids on antique farm equipment to the scrapbook.
Where: 842 Hwy 78, Ramona, CA 92065
When: September 24 – October 31, 2016
Hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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ABC Tree Farms Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
Offering inflatable amusements including bounce houses, giant slides and obstacle courses, Super Slide as well as different types of Pumpkins, Gourds, Pumpkin Accessories, Snacks, Beverages and more.
Where: 2205 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
When: October 1-31, 2016
Time: Sunday-Thursday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Friday-Saturday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Cost: Varies. Ride Wristbands: $10-$15
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17th Annual Oma’s Pumpkin Patch
Over in Lakeside, Oma’s Pumpkin Patch is offering fun for the whole family. The child admission includes a Jack Patch pumpkin, a bottle of water, covered hay rides, a hay bale maze, petting corral, kid-powered games, sand pile with toy trucks & tractors, and a large play area with the climbable Cottonseed Mountain.
Where: 14950 El Monte Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040
When: September 27 – October 29, 2016 (Tuesday-Saturday)
Hours: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Ages 1-13 – $10 per child. Ages 14 and Up – $5.
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All aboard…one of the six convenient Pumpkin Station locations (including the two actual farms) throughout San Diego County. At the Pumpkin Stations, kids can peruse for the perfect pumpkin while enjoying the kiddie rides, slides, inflatable play centers and petting zoo. At their two farms in Rancho Bernardo and Bonita, little pumpkin carvers will find a living pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm animals and a tractor-pulled haywagon ride.
When: Vary by location
Hours: Vary by location
Cost: Free admission. Ride tickets start at $2 (discounted ticket packages available)
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Summer Past Farms Pumpkin Patch
Head on over to Summer Past Farms Pumpkin Patch picking weekends for family fun including a jumpee, popcorn, corn-dogs and smoothies.
Where: 15602 Olde Hwy 80, Flinn Springs, CA 92021
When: October 1-31, 2016 (Closed Monday & Tuesday)
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Suzie’s Farm Pumpkin Palooza
Make a day of it in San Diego’s South Bay with pumpkin picking at Suzie’s Farm. Bring a wheelbarrow to carry home plenty of pumpkins for carving and cooking picked right from the fields, fresh produce, jams and more. During Pumpkin Palooza, enjoy live music and plenty of delicious food. Don’t forget the camera!
Where: 2570 Sunset Avenue, San Diego, CA 92154
When: October 8, 15, 22 2016
Hours: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost: Free Admission, Pumpkins Vary
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Stehly Farm’s Pumpkin Patch
Come on out to Valley Center and visit a real working farm! With your admission you will have a guided tractor farm tour from owners Noel & Jerome Stehly, kids train ride, petting zoo, corn maze and playground. They will have farm fresh pizza, tacos, salads, smoothies and our famous gelato for sale. Their farmers market stand will be open as well!
Where: 12630 Santa Catalina Rd, Valley Center, California 92082
When: October 9, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Waynes Pumpkin Patch
Where: 3615 Manchester Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024
Hours: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
> Find out more about Wayne’s World of Trees and Pumpkin Patch
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