Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in North Mountain area: Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties, California? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in North Mountain area: Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties, 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 September 2018
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
crust recipe is here! And we have
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
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
- Blake Family Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand,
pumpkin patch-pick in the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop,
concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area
(bring your own food), face painting, school tours, group reservations
14216 Kansas Lane, Chico, CA 95926. Phone: (530) 570-6785. Alternate Phone:
(530) 518-5431. Open: UPDATE: October 30, 2016: The owner tells me they
are closed until next season (2017), when their hours should be: October 1st - 31st Tuesday to Friday 12:00 pm to 6:00
pm; Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm; Closes early on Halloween.
Directions: Located in North Chico. Drive on highway 99 to Meridian Road
turn off. Drive 1/4 mile, turn right on Kansas Lane.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard. Blake Family Farms is a dream come true for us! Jeff is a
graduate of CSU,Chico's Department of Agriculture and Margaret has an Ag
Business degree from Cal Poly SLO. We have long dreamed of establishing a
family farm where we can create an earth-friendly product and a sustainable
future for our children and future generations. The pumpkins are sustainably
grown with a preference towards organic. We love seeing all the families at
the Pumpkin Patch and look forward to meeting you!. (UPDATED: October 30,
Book Family Farm
- Pumpkin patch, wildlife tours, on & off site horse-drawn
carriage rides, concerts, special events, festivals, petting zoo, field trips,
farm parties and weddings.
8977 Hwy 99, Durham, CA, 95938. Phone: 530-893-3139. Phone: 530-342-4375. Email:
Directions: 10 miles South of Chico on Hwy 99, approx 90 miles North of
Sacramento. Click for
MapQuest Directions. Open: September - Dec 7 days a week.
- Harvest Hill - pumpkins
141 Mt. Ida Rd., Oroville, CA 95966. Phone: 530-534-9705.
Open: Unknown - I have not received an update from them; call before you go.
A visitor writes on October 09, 2008: "It was lovely. Close to home
and delivers a nice product for the area. Small but still fun. They have
homemade crafts for sale and hot apple cider. Not sure about much else. A
cute little farm. "
- Johnson Farm - pumpkins, pumpkins for sale
in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
Avenue, Gridley, CA 95948. Phone: 530-846-5871. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Saturday and Wednesday, from 8 am to 3
pm, mid - May thru October. Directions: From Yuba City go 3 miles north of
Live Oak, right on Turner Ave, and immediate left on Meyers. From Chico go 2
miles south of Gridley, left on Evans-Reimer, then right on Meyers. From
Oroville go right on East Gridley Road, left on Larkin, just past Mazanita
school go right on Higgins Avenue.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a
small family farm. Mark Johnson has his masters in organic weed control and
is always striving to grow produce using sustainable farming methods.
- Max's Miracle Ranch -
organic practices, pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin
patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
Fall festival, train rides, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized
haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, haunted rides, Pumpkin
Weigh-Off, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area,
face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm
animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, events at your
location (call for info)
3476 Smith Avenue, Biggs, CA 95917. Phone: 530
354-7168. Alternate Phone: 530 868-1026. Fax: 530 868-1026. Email:
Open: Pumpkin Patch and Harvest festival opens late September through
November 2; open ever day 9am to 6pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates:
Click here for updates. Directions: Highway 99, From Yuba City, 20
minutes north on Highway 99, turn left onto West Rio Bonito, Right onto
Smith Avenue 1/3 mile to parking. From Chico, 20 minutes south turn right
onto West Rio Bonito turn right onto Smith Avenue 1/3 mile to Parking.
Click here for a map and directions. Cherries and Apricots June-July,
Peaches and Nectarines July-August, Plums, squash, Tomatoes, Corn, Melons
and Berries July-August Pumpkins and Apples, Nuts September-October. We
follow organic practices, but are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash,
Click here for our Facebook page. Max's Miracle Ranch is a very special
place with a family atmosphere, where you can spend the day riding on our
vintage logging train, playing with farm animals, picking your own fruit and
vegetables, enjoying story time or having a picnic. Our new attraction this
year is "Gold Panning" where you might just strike it rich with a nugget or
two. School/Group field trips are available.
- Patrick Ranch Museum - pumpkins for sale in the shop or
farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered
from the field, Fall festival, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay
rides, wagon rides, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms,
face painting, pony rides, farm animals, school tours
Durham, CA 95938. Phone: 530-342-4359. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Saturdays and Sundays, from 10
am to 4 pm, October 3 to October 25.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located
100 miles north of Sacramento. Traveling on Highway 99 to Chico take the
East Park Avenue exit. Turn west off of Highway 99 onto East Park Avenue and
then south onto the Midway. Patrick Ranch Museum is located two and a half
miles south on the Midway, halfway between Chico and Durham.
Click here for a map and directions. Autumnfest pumpkin patch and fun
family activities Saturdays and Sundays, October 3 to October 25, 10 am to 4
pm; Historic farmhouse tours also available. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit
Click here for our Facebook page. Patrick Ranch Museum is a historic
agricultural museum located in the heart of Northern California's
agricultural region. We are a working 28 acre ranch focusing on educating
youth on the importance of agriculture in our community and the history of
crops which support the agricultural industry throughout the state of
California. We offer educational field trips to elementary school children
throughout the year. Vintage tractors and farm equipment are demonstrated
during regular events with a focus on agricultural history and education.
- Country Pumpkins - corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, haunted corn maze, kiddie (mini)
corn maze, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment
stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm
7152 Highway 32, Orland, CA 95963. Email:
[email protected]. Open: see our website for current
hours. Directions: located 4 miles east of orland on the north side
of state highway 32, between orland and chico.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. daily corn maze benefits local
4-H clubs. we have over 25 varieties of colored pumpkins and gourds,
local honey, almonds, walnuts, and pistacios. play area for kids
includes a hay pyramid, corn box, and slide. critter corral is an
antique wood barn with chickens, rabbits, sheep, goats, and a baby
calf for the kids to enjoy. plenty of free parking.
visitor writes on October 13, 2008: "An Orland
tradition, the corn maze and pumpkin patch have been around for
years. The whole operation is run by a local family and they work
with the community. The pumpkins and corn maze are grown every year
with help from the local 4-H division and the are even special fund
raising events that benefit 4-H and Orland High School. They offer a
large selection of heirloom pumpkins, specialty gourds and some
delectable varieties perfect for pie. If your looking to make the
perfect jack-o-lantern you can pick your pumpkin yourself or pick
from the piles they've already selected. If your missing that
special touch to your fall decorations they have dried corn stalks
available. As if all thats not enough they even sell local honey.
- Do you know of any pumpkin patches, corn mazes,
or other special Halloween events in this county? Please tell me about them -
here to write to me!