Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Central California Area (Fresno, Kings, Merced, Madera, Inyo and Tulare counties)?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in Central California Area (Fresno, Kings, Merced, Madera, Inyo and Tulare counties), 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 activitites, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), coffee or to donate to both the Socuts and U.S. miltary troops, click here and help the scouts!

Updates for February 2017

Although most pumpkin patches  and corn mazes are now closed,  it is time to tag your 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. In the meantime, you may find 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 recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

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Fresno County

  • Ens' Vintage Estate - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, horse-drawn hay rides, restrooms, farm animals
    Herndon Avenue near Hwy 99, Fresno , CA 93723. Phone: (559) 269-3143. Email: estate@lightspeed.net. Open:  By appointment; You can contact us by phone. Directions: Please call And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October, November. Pumpkin picking, all varieties, colors and sizes and HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES Oct/Nov only, weekends by appointment. Beautiful wagon holds 12, circles farm, see the San Joaquin River meet our Giant English Shires (fee for excursion) Payment: Cash, only. BROWN EGGS available year round. POMEGRANATES, Dried luffa sponges, Blue Lake green beans, Okra, Brussels sprouts Farm friendly Llamas! Tours for Home Schoolers available w/picnic area. (UPDATED: October 19, 2014)
  • Hillcrest Christmas Tree and Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    Reed And Adams, Reedley, CA 93654. Phone: 559-638-2762. Alternate Phone: 559-917-6774. Fax: 559-638-2762. Email: hillcrestshops@aol.com. Open: Seasonal weekends from 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: Reed and Adams, 2 miles north of Reedley College on Reed. Pumpkin Patch - last three weekends in October Christmas Tree Season - opens the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Blossom Trail Train open first 3 weekends in March, with the last weekend being "Railfest" with trains from all over the west. Also call about "Pajama Christmas", our Christmas night event, the weekend before Christmas, with cookies, hot cocoa, steamy train rides, Santa and live music around the fire.  (UPDATED: October 18, 2013, from their website)  (ADDED: July 15, 2010)
  • Lucky H Ranch Pumpkin Patch & Christmas Tree Farm - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    10222 East Clarkson Avenue, Kingsburg, CA 93631. Phone: 559-897-1650. Email: luckyhranch@comcast.net. Open: October 1 to October 31 Group Tours and Field Trips: Monday to Friday, from 9am to 1pm Open to the public: Wednesday to Friday, from 3pm to 7pm Weekends: Saturday to Sunday, from 10am to 7pm Wagon Rides and Food on weekends only in the month of October; November 1 to November 21 Open to the public: Wednesday to Friday, from 3pm to 7pm Weekends: Saturday to Sunday, from 10am to 7pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Straw Bale Pyramid, Lots of Photography Opportunities, Farm Fresh Eggs (Special Order Only), Pumpkins, Gourds, Indian Corn, Sunflowers, Mums, Straw Bales, Corn Stalks,. (UPDATED: October 18, 2013, from their website)  (ADDED: August 01, 2010)
    A visitor writes on November 18, 2009: "I loved it. It is the most family friendly experience around."
  • Planet Pumpkin - pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, we also have pie pumpkins, Bounce house, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, birthday parties
    640 E. Nees Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720. Phone: (559) 347-7500. Open: Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 10 pm; October 1 to October 31. Directions: We are located at the Northeast corner of First and Nees, in Fresno California. From Freeway 41 (N) take the Friant Avenue offramp, and turn Left or Eastbound on Nees. Follow Nees for 1 mile to First Street. We are next to Walgreens on the North side of Nees. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Carnival rides (Big slide, Ferris Wheel, train, bounce house, roller coaster, etc are all just $1.00 each. Free admission, and Free parking. (ADDED: September 11, 2013)
  • The Pumpkin Grove - Hobb's Pumpkin Grove - Billy Bob's - pumpkin patch, straw maze, corn box, hayrides
    14265 E. Goodfellow Avenue, Sanger, CA 93657. Phone: (559) 356-3962. Email: thepumpkingrovesanger@gmail.com. Open: October 19-20 & 26-27 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Directions: Take Central 1 mile East of Academy or Goodfellow 4 miles West of Reed. Click here for a map and directions. Free admission includes: Our very shady midway with great food and picnic tables, Pumpkin Patch, Music, Photo Ops, straw Bale Maze, Corn Kernel Pit. Tickets available for: FUN-FILLED FOREST WITH MINI CORN MAZE & BILLY BOB’S HAYRIDES, Forest and Hayride tickets, $4 each or $7 combo. The Fun Filled Forest with Corn Maze: Venture on foot into the famous Forest where you will see nature at it’s spookiest in the twists and turns. Enchanting characters live throughout to interact with along the way. Then wee ones can trek their way through the kid sized Corn Maze trail after emerging from the forest. The Pumpkin Patch: Choose the perfect pumpkin to take home right from the pumpkin patch. We grow some and we add some so there are lots to choose from. Corn Kernel Pitcorn-pit: Kids and adults all love playing in a pit full of Corn Kernels (seeds). It’s an experience not soon forgotten complete with sand toys. Picnic Play Time: Enjoy The Grove’s Shady Midway with picnic tables, play areas, photo stages and lots of Halloween and harvest decor. Concessions and vendors await your arrival. Billy Bob’s tractor pulled Hayrides go past the outlands of Pumpkin Grove where folks can see his wonderful world of Halloween fun. The characters love to visit with little hayriders as they travel by. Weekend Tours – October 19 – 20 and October 26 – 27 from 11am to 5pm. (UPDATED: October 18, 2013, from their website)
  • Pumpkin King Farms - pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, kiddie (mini) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    100 W. Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93704. Phone: 559 240 5516. Alternate Phone: 559 658 2006. Fax: 559 658 2006. Email: info@pumpkinkingllc.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 9 am to 9 pm; September 30 to November 1. Directions: located on the North West corner of W. Shaw and N. Blackstone in Fresno, CA Just one block west of California Highway 41 at the Shaw Avenue exit. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. INTERESTED IN GETTING YOUR PUMPKINS AT WHOLESALE? If you need a truck or two of quality pumpkins for a local grocery store, garden center, special event or fundraising please contact us for price & delivery information. We also offer wholesale deals for fall decor! We sell by the bin or bushel. Minimum order amount may be required.) Call for more information in regards to time and availability. Some varieties have limited availability so inquire early. (UPDATED: December 13, 2016) (UPDATED: May 25, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: August 05, 2012)
  • The Raven's Gate Haunted Attraction - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house, haunted rides, haunted trail, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    14295 East Adams Avenue, Parlier, CA 93648. Phone: 559-343-DARK. Email: info@TheRavensGate.com. Open: October Wednesday through Sunday from 6 pm to 10 pm; Attractions begin at dusk; Friday and Saturday open until midnight; See website for more details about hours and days of the week; Open Halloween. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From highway 99 going south: Take the Adams Avenue exit east. From highway 99 going north: Take the Manning exit east. Left on Academy, right on Adams Avenue. We are located on Adams Avenue between Academy and Newmark. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We have the Central Valley's only non-scary Trick-or-Treat forest for children 8 years old and under. Children will feel free to knock on doors for candy treats and enjoy a fall experience without any fears or scares of Halloween. The magical forest is inhabited by kind fairies and beautiful princesses, happy witches and scarecrows. Each child's journey ends in a happy pumpkin patch dressed merrily in a fantastic fall display. (UPDATED: October 18, 2013, from their website)  (ADDED: September 07, 2012)
  • Sumner Peck Ranch Farm, Fruit Stand, and Winery - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    17455 E Lone Oak Ave, Sanger, CA 93657. Phone: 559-708-9317. Alternate Phone: 559-822-3301. Fax: 5598222027. Email: sprfruitstand@gmail.com. Open: 7 days a week Markets: 8 am to 6 Pick Your Own: Please call for hours 559 am to 708 am to 9317. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: May 19, 2011)

Inyo County

Kings County

  • Harvest Hollow Ranch - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, haunted corn maze, corn cannon, tractor-pulled hay rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    South 21st Off W. Grangeville Blvd., Lemoore, CA 93245. Phone: 559-210-2114. Email: contact@harvesthollowranch.com. Open: Pumpkin Patch hours: Daily 12 pm to 6 pm Corn Maze hours: Thursday to Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm Haunted Corn Trail hours: Friday and Saturday 7 pm to 10 pm Halloween week Thursday October 28 to Sunday October 31 Field Trips: 9 am to Noon Older groups are welcome to rent the corn maze at night for a moonlight/flashlight corn maze adventure (separate from the Haunted Trail) See our webpage for all hours of operation. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: West on W. Grangeville Blvd. from Highway 41 South on 21st from W. Grangeville Blvd. Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin Patch is open daily from Noon to 6 pm with a vast variety of pumpkins, gourds, squash, Indian corn, "pop" corn, and other festive merchandise; Also, try out our pumpkin launching cannon!! Corn Maze is open to public Thursday through Sunday Noon to 6 pm and open for field trips from 9 am to Noon during the week; Hayrides run during the same hours as corn maze; Haunted Corn Trail is open Friday and Saturday 7pm to 10pm and open the week of Halloween from Thursday, October 28th through Sunday, October 31st from 7pm to 10pm; Our local high school drama department is acting as our "ghouls" this year! Please see our website for more details or contact April Groefsema for more details!! We offer Military, School, and Senior discounts!! Come and see us this Fall!. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Come shoot our Pumpkin Launching Cannon and celebrate Halloween with us for our big bash!. (ADDED: August 30, 2010)

Madera County

  • Lady Liberty Maze at Cobb Christmas Tree Farm - pumpkin patch, corn maze and more
    8805 North Highway 41, Fresno, California. Phone: 559-439-0606. Email: jim@cobbranch.com. Bring your family and friends and try to navigate your way through the 2 ½ miles of twists, turns and dead end trails. Our 6 acre maze of 10 ft tall corn may "corn-fuse" you, but getting lost is part of finding fun! Bring a flashlight for a unique night time challenge. After you conquer the maze, visit our friends in the Animal Farm or go for a leisurely wagon ride around the beautiful and historic Cobb Ranch. Pumpkins, gourds, corn stalk and straw bales are also available to give your home or office the spirit of the season! Click here for coupons and opening hours!  (UPDATED: October 18, 2013, from their website)
    A visitor writes on August 15, 2009: "This is the same as the Cobb Ranch listing. The maze changes each year...it is a corn maze but always cut to make a picture when viewed from above. During the winter months Cobb Ranch is a Christmas tree farm and during October it is a pumpkin patch. There is also a "Pizza Farm" but I am not sure when this is open. "
  • The Nunes Family Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    10263 Avenue 25, Chowchilla, CA 93610. Phone: 559-665-7741. Fax: 559-665-7749. Email: thenunesfamily@gmail.com. Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 1 pm to Sundown; Field trips are scheduled from 8 am to 12 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: September 05, 2010)
  • Raisn Hell Ranch Haunted Cornfield - Fall festival, corn maze, haunted corn maze, haunted trail,
    7451 Road 32 - highway 99 At Avenue 7, Madera , CA 93637. Phone: 559-416-1400. Email: eventsbyschmall@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Thurs:7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Friday to Saturday:7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Sunday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Directions: From the North Highway 99 to Avenue 7 West on Avenue 7 to Road 32 (1/2 mile) North on Road 32 (1/4 mile) Enter parking lot on East side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Raisn Hell Ranch Haunted Cornfield: October 15 to October 31. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Raisin Hell Ranch was said to be the favorite new haunted attraction in the Fresno area in 2008. Now with new scares, more actors and a demented Creative Team, the 2010 Raisin Hell Ranch is sure to be the best haunted attraction in the Valley! Three terrifying attractions await thrill seekers and Halloween enthusiasts are sure to get the scare of a lifetime.  (UPDATED: October 18, 2013, from their website)  (ADDED: October 03, 2010)
  • Sumner Peck Ranch Fruit Stands and Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Honey from hives on the farm
    14860 Highway 41, Madera, CA 93636. Phone: 559-822-3301. Alternate Phone: 559-355-8669. Email: sprfruitstand@gmail.com. Open: 7 days a weeks from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We no longer have the availability to do a you pick service however our produce is just as farm fresh as ever. (UPDATED: November 29, 2009) (UPDATED: October 15, 2012)

Merced County

  • Bear Creek Pumpkin Patch at Fox Creek Ranch - corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    7326 East Highway 140, Merced, CA 95340. Phone: (209) 722-8200. Email: info@bearcreekpumpkins.com. Open: daily from October 1 through October 31 from 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Take Highway 99 to Merced, head east on Highway 140 towards Yosemite, destination on left before Planda. Payment: Cash or credit. Heirloom pumpkins, corn stalks. (UPDATED: October 21, 2015) (UPDATED: October 18, 2013, from their website)  (ADDED: September 20, 2009)
  • Frightmare Farms - hayrides, haunted field,
    964 Gillette Avenue, Merced, CA 95341 . Phone: ?. Email: Click here for their contact form. Open: Last two weeks of October, doors open at 7 pm. Directions: Take Highway 99 to Le Grand Road, exit and follow the signs. about 20 minutes south east from Merced and about 45 minutes north of Fresno. Directions can be printed off the Google powered map on their website. Payment: cash, credit cards.  Two horrifying attractions set in the heart of Merced County’s farmland will have you begging for mercy. Experience sheer terror in the clutches of Barnyard Slaughter, an up-close, super intense scare not intended for the feint of heart that includes mine shafts, cemeteries, and non-stop action. Or step onto Frightmare Express, our haunted hayride through 10 acres of zombie-ridden corn that will have you screaming out loud. We also offer a very family-friendly atmosphere complete with hayrides that are not haunted and plenty of seating around warm fires where a cup of our famous homemade cocoa and other assorted homemade treats are best enjoyed.  (UPDATED: October 18, 2013, from their website)   (ADDED: October 21, 2011, suggested by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on October 21, 2011: "Haven't been there but see their sign on the highway. Have a good website detailing about them"
  • Vista Ranch and Cellars - corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Bounce house, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Inflatables/bounce house, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7326 E. highway 140, Merced, CA 95340. Phone: 209-722-8200. Fax: 209-722-8700. Email: Thevistamerced@gmail.com. Open: September 29 - October 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 7 miles east of Merced on Highway 140. One mile east of Arboleda. Take Le Grand Exit from Highway 99 heading north. Take 140 exit from 99 heading south. Click here for a map and directions. Open every Thursday and Friday night for Wood Fired Pizza for May to October; Live music is available most Thursdays and Fridays!. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: August 26, 2013) (ADDED: August 20, 2013)

Tulare County

  • Schott's Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkins, Indian Corn, petting zoo, hay maze, hay ride and more.
    22660 Ave. 192, Strathmore, CA, 93267. Phone: 559-568-1290. Email: schottpumpkins@cs.com. Open: October-daily 9am-6pm - BUT I haven't had an update in YEARS from this farm, - please let me know, if you go. Directions: Located on Hwy. 65. 5 miles north of Porterville. From Hwy 99 at Tulare: east on Hwy 137 to Lindsay, then south 5 miles. From Barkersfield: north on Hwy 99 to Hwy 65(Sequoia) turn off, then approx 50 miles. Host school field trips (preschool through 2nd grade), student science center, historical exhibit of local Native Americans (Yokuts), exhibit of varieties of squash and pumpkins. Indian Corn, host of school field trips (preschool through 2nd grade), student science center, historical exhibit of local Native American(Yokuts), exhibit of varieties of squash and pumpkins, petting zoo, hay maze, hay ride and more.
  • Vossler Farms - corn maze, pumpkin patch, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, picnic area, school tours
    South Mooney Blvd. and Avenue 266, Visalia, CA. Phone: (888) 528-1724. Open: Pumpkin Patch and Cornmaze on October 1st is our opening day. See their facebook page for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: . See this page for coupons.  (UPDATED: August 23, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: October 18, 2013, from their website) (ADDED: July 28, 2010, suggested by a visitor)

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