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.
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 18 - October 31, 2021
Hours: Weekday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free Admission in September and October weekdays. Pumpkin and activity prices vary. $8 parking on October weekends.
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 25 - October 31, 2021
Hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free admission. Pumpkin prices vary.
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 28 - October 31, 2021 (Tuesday-Saturday)
Hours: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Weekdays Ages 2-13 - $17.00 per child. Ages 14 and Up - $9.00. Saturdays Ages 2-13 - $20.00 per child. Ages 14 and Up - $11.00
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.
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
Del Mar Pumpkin Station - 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014
Plaza Bonita, National City Pumpkin Station - 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd. National City, CA. 91950
Region: County Wide
When: Rancho Bernardo Farm, Bonita Pumpkin Farm, Mission Valley Station, Del Mar Pumpkin Station, Plaza Bonita Pumpkin Station - October 1-31, 2021
Cost: Free admission.
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, 2021 on Saturday & Sundays
Hours: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free admission, pumpkins vary.
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 1-31, 2021
Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Cost: Free admission, pumpkins vary
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 1-31, 2021
Hours: Mondays-Thursdays: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Fridays-Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Sundays: 10:00 AM to 8:00PM.
Cost: Free Admission. Pumpkin and activity prices vary.
> Find out more about Mr. Jack O' Lanterns Pumpkin Patch
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 beginning October 9th
Hours: Departures at 10:30 AM, 11:45 AM, 1:30 PM, and 2:45 PM
> Find out more about the Pumpkin Express
Get your kids’ costumes ready, because kids go FREE (1 per paid adult) to SeaWorld Spooktacular through October 31, 2021! Enjoy an exciting trick-or-treating candy trail, fall-flavored food...
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