Find a local pumpkin patch

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 thoses 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 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 July 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

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Butte County

  • 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, 2016) (UPDATED: October 27, 2014) (ADDED: October 22, 2014)
  • 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: bookfamily@hotmail.com. 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.  (UPDATED: October 17, 2013, from their website)  (UPDATED: September 21, 2010) (UPDATED: October 01, 2009)
  • 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. " (ADDED: October 09, 2008, suggested by a visitor)
  • Johnson Farm - pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
    113 Higgins Avenue, Gridley, CA 95948. Phone: 530-846-5871. Email: johnsonupickfarm@yahoo.com. 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.  (UPDATED: October 17, 2013, from their website)  (UPDATED: September 25, 2011)
  • Max's Miracle Ranch - Follows 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: stevewilliamsb@aol.com. 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, Check. 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. (UPDATED: October 17, 2013, from their website)  (UPDATED: September 03, 2010) (ADDED: August 25, 2008)
  • 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
    10381 Midway, Durham, CA 95938. Phone: 530-342-4359. Email: officeprm@patrickranchmuseum.org. 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 cards, Visa/MasterCard. 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. (ADDED: August 08, 2015)

Glenn County

  • 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 animals
    7152 Highway 32, Orland, CA 95963. Email: pumpkins@digitalpath.net. 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. (UPDATED: October 05, 2011)
    A 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.
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Tehama County

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