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Pumpkin Patches

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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

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 on Weekends & Weekdays starting October 9th 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 from 12:00-3:00 PM, BBQ, kettle corn, food trucks, rock climb, bounce, slide and other family friendly events.

Where: 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, CA 92082
Region: North Inland
When: September 22 - October 31, 2018
Hours: Mondays-Thursdays & Friday, Oct. 5: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Friday, Oct. 12th, 19th & 26th: 3:00 - 8:00 PM. Weekends: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
Cost: Free Admission. Pumpkin and activity prices vary. $5 Parking on October 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: September 22 - October 31, 2018
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, 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
Region: East County
When: September 25 - October 31, 2018 (Tuesday-Saturday)
Hours: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Ages 1-13 - $12 per child. Ages 14 and Up - $5.

Pumpkin Station

Pumpkin Station

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 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 haywagon ride.

Where:
Ranch Bernardo Farm - 13421 Highland Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92025
Bonita Pumpkin Farm - 5354 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA 91902
Del Mar Station - 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Mission Valley Station - 1640 1/2 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego, CA 92108
National City Station - 3030 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, CA 91950
El Cajon Station - 415 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, CA 92020
Region: County Wide
When:
Rancho Bernardo Farm - October 1-31, 2018
Bonita Pumpkin Farm - October 1-31, 2018
Del Mar Station - September 28 - October 31, 2018
Mission Valley Station - September 28 - October 31, 2018
National City Station - September 28 - October 31, 2018
El Cajon Station - September 28 - October 31, 2018
Cost: Free admission. Ride tickets start at $2 (discounted ticket packages available).

Children's Nature Retreat

The Great Annual Pumpkin Festival

Check out the Children's Nature Retreat's amazing 6 foot hay maze - an adventure for both kids and adults alike. Play the "rocking the hunt" game and win a prize! Visit their pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin!

Where: 5178 Japatul Spur, Alpine, CA 91901
Region: East County
When: October 1-31, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: $15-$25. Pumpkin prices vary
> Find out more about The Great Annual Pumpkin Festival

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 at both of their farm locations.

Where:
Farm Stand West - 2115 Miller Ave., Escondido, CA 92025
Fran's Original Farm Stand - 1980 Summit Drive, Escondido, CA 92027
Region: North Inland
When: October 1-31, 2018
Hours: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free admission, pumpkins vary

ABC Tree Farms Pick of the Patch Pumpkins

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: 4000 Plaza Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054
Region: North Coastal
When: October 1-31, 2018
Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday-Saturday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Cost: Free admission. Ride Wristbands: $12-$16

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: October 1-31, 2018
Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Cost: Free admission, pumpkins vary

Belmont Park

Boomont & Fall Fest

Belmont Park is your one-stop-shop for all of your fall needs: Pumpkins included! When you purchase a pumpkin from Belmont Park, you can paint and decorate it for free! Let your inner artist out.

Returning for its 6th season, Boomont & Fall Fest rises from the dusk as Belmont Park transforms with festive Fall thrills and chills throughout the beachfront amusement park, offering Halloween and Fall-themed festivities for guests of all ages in October and November !

Where: 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
Region: Mission Bay & Beaches
When: October 5 - November 30, 2018 (Fridays-Sundays) + Halloween
Hours: 5:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: Free admission. Rides and Some Activities - Varies.
> Find out more about Boomont & Fall Fest

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 full blown 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 5-31, 2018
Hours: Mondays-Thursdays: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Fridays-Sundays: 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: October 6-28, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)
Hours: Departures at 11:00 AM, 1:15 PM and 3:00 PM
Cost: $5-$25
> Find out more about the Pumpkin Express

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