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Pumpkin Patches

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Autumn 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.

*Please note, events are subject to change and cancellation. Activities may be limited at each location due to Covid-19. Please confirm the event information by visiting the event website. Masks and social distancing are required at each location.

Bates Nut Farm

Bates Nut Farm

More than 50 years of fall traditions and memories have been created at the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch. Family and friends enjoy the tractor hayrides and straw maze. There is a petting corral and Snows Pony Rides as well!

Grab a wheelbarrow and pick from a 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, BBQ, kettle corn, food trucks, rock climb, bounce, slide and other family friendly events. Dogs on a leash are welcome at the farm.

Where: 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, CA 92082
Region: North Inland
When: September 19 - October 31, 2020
Hours: Weekday - 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Weekends - 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free Admission. Pumpkin and activity prices vary. $5 parking on weekends.

Mountain Valley Ranch Pumpkin Patch

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
Region: East County
When: Opens September 26, 2020 
Hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free admission. Pumpkin prices vary.

Oma’s Pumpkin Patch

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, petting corral, kid-powered games, sand pile with toy trucks & tractors, and a large play area with the climbable Cottonseed Mountain. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. 

Where: 14950 El Monte Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040
Region: East County
When: September 29 - October 31, 2020 (Tuesday-Saturday)
Hours: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Weekdays Ages 2-13 - $14.50 per child. Ages 14 and Up - $8.50. Saturdays Ages 2-13 - $16.50 per child. Ages 14 and Up - $10.50.

Pumpkin Station

Pumpkin Station

Visit a Pumpkin Station location (including the two actual farms) throughout San Diego County. At the Pumpkin Stations, kids can search for the perfect pumpkin while enjoying the kiddie rides, slides, inflatable play centers and petting zoo. At the two farms in Rancho Bernardo and Bonita, little pumpkin carvers will find a living pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm animals and a tractor-pulled hay-wagon ride.

Where:
Ranch Bernardo Farm - 13421 Highland Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92025
Bonita Pumpkin Farm - 5354 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA 91902
Mission Valley Station - 1640 1/2 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego, CA 92108
Region: County Wide
When: Rancho Bernardo Farm, Bonita Pumpkin Farm - October 1-31, 2020
Mission Valley Station - October 9-31, 2020
Cost: Free admission. Hayride and corn maze - $2. Petting zoo - $4. 

 

 

Farm Stand West’s Pumpkin Patch

The Farm Stand West

All throughout the month of October, The Far Stand West will be hosting a you-pick Pumpkin Patch.

Where: 2115 Miller Ave., Escondido, CA 92025
Region: North Inland
When: Opens October 1, 2020
Hours: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free admission, pumpkins vary

PB Pumpkin Patch

PB Pumpkin Patch

Serving up local farm fresh fun since 1992, PB Pumpkin Patch has a large selection of pumpkins ranging from small to large, plus Indian corn, gourds, corn stalks, and a free pumpkin carving and painting area with stencils, paint kits, stickers and candles. All while enjoying free hot apple cider and shaved ice for kids!

Where: 870 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
Region: Mission Bay & Beaches
When: Opens October 1, 2020
Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Cost: Free admission, pumpkins vary

Mr. Jack O' Lanterns Pumpkin Patch in La Jolla

Mr. Jack O' Lanterns Pumpkin Patch

The perfect pumpkin awaits at this family-owned pumpkin patch, along with a spooky maze, photo booth, animal kingdom, boo-loon pop, and more, which make for an unparalleled family experience.

In addition to the large variety of premium pumpkins, there is a Halloween costume and decoration shop, making for a one-stop shop for anything and everything Halloween! Items such as spider webs, halloween decorations, pumpkin carving sets, novelties, and more are available to make your shopping experience easy, convenient, and affordable.

Where: 6710 La Jolla Blvd., San Diego, CA 92037
Region: La Jolla
When: October 3-31, 2020
Hours: Sundays-Thursdays: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Fridays-Saturdays: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
Cost: Free Admission. Pumpkin and activity prices vary.
> Find out more about Mr. Jack O' Lanterns Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Express

Pumpkin Express

Join the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association in their Annual Pumpkin 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
Region: East County
When: Saturdays and Sundays in October
Hours: Departures at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 2:30 PM
Cost: $5-$25
> Find out more about the Pumpkin Express

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