Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in El Dorado County, California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in El Dorado County, California, sorted by county. Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands.  Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from.  To really make it fun for  your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride.  There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the  more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!   If you are looking for pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world's largest pumpkins, see this page! Want to do a fundraiser selling pumpkins? See this page!

Finally, my boys are in Boy Scouts and raising money for their troop and their trips and activities, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), chocolate, coffee, k-cups or to donate to both the Scouts and U.S. military troops, click here and help the Boy Scouts!

Updates for November 2017

Most pumpkin patches  and corn mazes usually open by mid September, some earlier! You may also like a local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!. The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access many pumpkin and other recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.

After Halloween, find a Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt.  If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

El Dorado County

  • 24 Carrot Farm - Certified Organic, pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, we also have pie pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm
    2731 Jacquier Road, Placerville , CA 95667. Phone: 510-828-6538. Email: [email protected]. Open: Thursday to Sunday, from 10am to 7pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
  • Abel's Apple Acres - Pumpkins, Apples, hay maze, pony rides, horse rides
    2345 Carson Road, Placerville, CA. Phone: 530-626-0138. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily everyday — 8AM - 6 PM: Photo-ops August 31 - November 4, November 6 - Mid December 9AM - 5PM. Johnny Appleseed's Tree, Herd of Cows, Peek-through Cutouts; Boo Ghosts, Pumpkin, Tour Bus and Witch, Pumpkin Patch (early October through Halloween); Weekends/Holidays events (Open some Fridays — Call to confirm)  Pony/Horse Rides and Hay Maze — 11AM - 4PM, Kids' Corral — age 5 & under — Noon - 4PM; Availability of Pony/Horse Rides, Hay Maze, and Kids' Corral subject to weather concerns. Call ahead: to lessen the possibility of disappointment.The Hay Maze is a puzzle you can walk through - and solve. Enter... and find your way out following passages made of over 500 bales of hay. More weekend fun is children's horse and pony rides in the large, fenced arena. And, everyone enjoys our Country Craft Fair.  
  • Bluestone Meadow - pumpkin patch - pick in the field, pumpkin train, pumpkin chunkin, weddings
    2025 Carson Road, Placerville, CA. Open: Season: October 1 thru October 30, Weekends. Come visit us and hunt for that perfect pumpkin. We will also have fun activities for the kids with our oil drum train. puppet theater and trebuchet. We will also have several varieties of lavender products. Bluestone Meadow has 5-acres of farmland dedicated to the cultivation of English and French Lavender. 2500 lavender plants are now under cultivation and will soon have blooms available for this summer and fall.  Lavender Festivals - June 21st and 22nd 2014 - July 12th and 13th 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. In a few years our up and coming Christmas tree farm and wedding venue will be the perfect setting for your dream wedding or to cut that perfect Christmas tree. (UPDATED: September 25, 2016, JBS)
  • El Dorado Orchards - pumpkins, train rides
    2948 N Canyon Rd, Camino, CA 95709. Phone: (530) 642-1222. Email: [email protected]. The Apple Ridge Express (train) carries many happy children, school groups and adults in the fall season. Train Rides are Available Weekends Continuously Throughout the Day and Are Only $3.50 Per Person! All Aboard the Apple Hill Train! Operating as Apple Hill's Only Train Ride for Over 40 years, it is No Surprise Guests Flock to El Dorado Orchards Every Fall Season to Experience Such a Unique and Magical Ride! Lasting Memories are Created as You Make Your Way Around Two Picturesque Ponds (home to many duck and geese families) that Border our Beautiful Picnic Area and Crop Filled Countryside! Note: Train cannot run if it is raining or if tracks are wet. We also have Delicious BBQ & More! The Food Stand at El Dorado Orchards Offers a Wide Selection of Tasty Home Made Favor. El Dorado Orchards Has an Extensive Arts & Crafts Fair During the Fall Harvest Season. Home to Apple Hill's Largest Collection of Handmade Arts & Crafts, our Friendly Vendors Take Great Pride in Producing Fun and Quality Products to Present to Guests.
    In Addition to a Happening Arts & Crafts Fair, Magic Shows are Offered at Various Times Throughout the Day, and Face Painting is a Huge Hit with Families and Children! A Fun Way to Participate in the Fall Festivities! Our Christmas Tree Farm is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Beginning the Day after Thanksgiving for the 2015 Holiday Tree Cutting Season!
  • El Dorado County Farm Trails - variety
    This is an organization of a large number of member farms - many are listed elsewhere, but this web site provides a look at many that are physically close to each other. Their members grow a wide variety of fruits, including cherries, berries, peaches, apples, pears, and oranges as well as wine grapes, flowers, Christmas trees and other agricultural products. Note that they don't state which of the farms are pick your own or not, so you would need to call each to ask. PO Box 542, Camino, CA   Member sites: Apple Hill farms, EL DORADO COUNTY CHRISTMAS TREE GROWERS, ASSOCIATION , Georgetown Divide , Gold Hill , Pleasant Valley , South County
  • Goyette's North Canyon Ranch - Pumpkins, Indian corn and gourds.
    3825 N Canyon Rd, Camino, 95709. Phone: (530) 622-9299. Email: [email protected]. Open: Weekends, mid September to end of Oct, 10 am to 5 PM. Also prepicked apples, 6 varieties. Directions: #21 on Apple Hill map - off Hwy 50 at Camino.
  • Hangtown Kid Apple Orchard - apples, pears, cherries, pumpkins
    2598 Mace Road, Camino, CA 95709. Phone: 530-647-1810. Open: call for hours; typically, Thursday to Sunday from 10am - 5pm;  Call first on Monday to Wedesday.
    A visitor writes on June 23, 2009:
    "great people, great fun, delicious fruit and a nice older couple, work their own small farm of 10 acres. a bit out of the more crowded areas associated with Apple Hill off Mace Rd. "
  • Harris Family Farm - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, Fresh eggs, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    2640 Blair Road, Pollock Pines, CA 95726. Phone: (530) 644-2194. Email: [email protected]. Open: Thursday to Sunday, from 9 am to 4:30 pm, June 1 to December 24. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Travel on Highway 50 to Pollock Pines. Turn off at the Pollock Pines exit #57, turn left under the freeway. Turn right on Pony Express Trail, about one mile turn left on Blair Road. Travel one mile on Blair Road, the entrance is on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page.  We grow blueberries, blackberries and seasonal vegetables available June through October. FARMERS' MARKETS: Wednesday, Placerville at the Bell Tower on Main St. 4-dusk. We believe in operating a sustainable farm and forest. By using local sustainably produced products you support a healthier economy, environment and community which benefits us all. We have ample parking. Call ahead for weather conditions. ((ADDED: April 05, 2017)  
  • Mother Lode Orchards - pumpkins
    4341 North Canyon Rd, Camino, CA. Phone: 916-991-9500.
  • Noel's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins
    7600 Fairplay Road, Fair Play, CA. Phone: 800-585-6635.
  • O'Halloran's Apple Trail Ranch - Apples, Pears, U-Pick, Pumpkin Patch, Cut & Choose Christmas Trees
    2261 Cable Road, Camino, California. Phone: 530-644-3389.  Open: September - December. Apples, Pears, U-Pick, Pumpkin Patch, Apple Cider, Indian Corn, Picnic Area, Handmade Crafts, Nature Trail ,Cut & Choose Christmas Trees. We have a genuine pumpkin patch! Our pumpkins are all grown right here and are ready for you to cut them off the vine. With over three acres of pumpkins you're sure to find the perfect jack-o-lantern and fall harvest decorations. We have many sizes and shapes to choose from!
  • Tomary Heirloom Tomatoes & Dahlias - Tomatoes, dahlias, pumpkin patch
    1589 Pleasant Valley Rd, Placerville, CA 95667. Phone: (530) 622-7683; (530) 626-5656. Fax: (530) 622-7683. Directions: Hwy 50 to Placerville - south on Hwy 49 to traffic light in Diamond Springs. Left on Pleasant Valley Rd for 2 miles to red, yellow & green tent on left. Open: April thru November, 7 days, 10 - 6. School tours, farm tours.

 

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