Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties in California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties in 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 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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San Luis Obispo County

  • Avila Valley Barn - Apples, nectarines, olallieberries, peaches, pumpkins, Other fruit or veg, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, petting zoo
    560 Avila Valley Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93402. Phone: 805-595-2810. Fax: 805-595-2810. Email us at: customer_support@avilavalleybarn.com. Directions: Coming north or south on Hwy 101 take the Avila Valley Drive exit and go west. Avila Valley Barn is located just past Ontario Rd on the right side. Parking available on property. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Open: seasonally from May through December, 9 am to 6 pm. Click here for picking updates. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. We also grow and sell the following fruit: olallieberries, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, apricots, peaches, white peaches, nectarines, white nectarines, apriums, pluots, pears, gravenstein apples, gala apples, golden delicious apples, mutsu apples, jonagold apples, braeburn apples, fuji apples, empire apples, granny smith apples, laura red apples. We also grow and sell the following vegetables: tomatoes, sweet onions, summer squash, green beans, and winter squash. Anything we don't grow on our farms, we get from neighboring farms including broccoli, cauliflower, lettuces, potatoes, peppers, garlic, green onions, eggplant, green and red cabbages, carrots, leeks, brussel sprouts, fresh herbs, cilantro, parsley, and basil.
    A visitor writes: Apple picking starts in September and pumpkins in October.  The farm also offers a market, hay-bale maze, hot roasted corn harvested from its fields, and fresh-baked pies, including olallieberry and pumpkin pie. You can feed the goats, pigs, cow, ponies, ostrich, peacocks, turtle, etc... Hayrides for fruit picking and pumpkins too. A haybale maze for the little ones and one for the adults. Christmas trees already cut for sale. Nice clean restrooms. Open: They sell BBQ'd corn, fresh apple cider and great coffee.
  • BeeWench Farm - Registered naturally grown, pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, straw or hay bale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, Turkeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, school tours, group reservations
    198 San Juan Rd, Shandon, CA 93461. Phone: 805-423-7187. Email: info@beewenchfarm.com. Open: Thursday and Friday 9am to 1pm By appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are registered naturally grown for all crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: February 18, 2015)
  • Brookshire Farms - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, cow train / barrel train rides, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, tractor-pulled hay rides, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    4747 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. Phone: 8055498733. Email: farmadventure@brookshirefarms.com. Open: Sunday to Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 04, 2014) (ADDED: August 15, 2014)
  • Cal Poly Fruit and Cropsops - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, Pick-your-own apples, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce, restrooms, school tours
    California Polytechnic State University Use the Highland Drive entance off of Hwy 1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407. Phone: 805-756-2224. Email: orchardmanager@calpolyfruitandcrops.com. Directions: From Hwy 101 in San Luis Obispo, Take Highway 1 north toward Morro Bay, Right on Highland Drive, Follow the signs to the designated U-Pick area, Parking is free on weekends. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in All year. Open: Saturdays 10am to 1pm Occasionally Wednesdays 3pm to 5pm Picking is available when the crops are ready. Please click here for for information on what's in season. Payment: Cash, Check. We have Satsuma Tangerines in the Winter months and Various Navel Oranges, blood oranges and other citrus for most of the year. We also have many varieties of prepicked avocados that change throughout the year.
  • Cheesebrough Farmarm - pumpkin patch
    PO Box 85 Templeton, CA, 93465. Phone: 805-434-0843 or 661-257-1288. Open: October - 5 days a week, 9 am to 5 PM. This is a working farm operation. Observe fields at different stages, barn, tractors, small cattle operation. Farm stand and pumpkin patch available in October only.   Directions: Templeton is located between Atascadero and Paso Robles. Take Hwy 101, exit at Vineyard, travel east to Mosslane. At El Pamor turn right onto dirt road. The farm is located on mile on the right.
  • Jack Creek Farms - Follows organic practices, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, child-sized haybale maze, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    5000 Highway 46 West, Templeton, CA 93465. Phone: 805-239-1915. Email: info@JackCreekFarms.com. Open: Late May through September Thursday, Friday Saturday and Monday 10 am to 6 pm Sunday 11 am to 6 pm Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday; October Thursday, Friday Saturday, Monday and Tuesday 10 am to 6 pm Sunday 11 am to 6 pm Closed on Wednesday November Thursday, Friday Saturday and Monday 10 am to 5 pm Sunday 11 am to 5 pm Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday; December Please check website - dates and hours are dependent upon weather. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Our farm is midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles in San Luis Obispo County, about a half hour drive from Hearst Castle. We are located west of Templeton and Paso Robles; and east of Cambria, Harmony and Cayucos, on Highway 46 West. If you are coming from the north or south on Highway 101, we are located about 7 miles west of Highway 101 on Highway 46 West. If you are traveling from Highway 1, we are exactly 16 miles east of Highway 1 on Highway 46 West. Click here for a map and directions. Our farm offers a number of special events each year including an annual Kid's Day on the Farm (August), Old-fashioned Threshing Bee (September - Labor Day Weekend), Heirloom Tomato Tasting (September), Scarecrow Contest (September through October), Pumpkin Painting Workshop (October) and more; Please check our website for exact dates and times; For updates on our current harvest, please check the bottom left-hand side of every page on our website. We follow organic practices, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We are small 5th generation family farm. Our current harvest changes with the seasons. All of the crops we grow are available for u-pick except for orchard fruit. We have lots of things for kids and families to taste, see and do. Our farm stand offers free apple cider and pomegranate cider tasting as well as free honey tasting. We have an on-site bakery and have homemade cookies, biscotti, scones and fudge for sale. We invite folks to come out, enjoy the farm and take home a memory!. (UPDATED: August 20, 2013)(UPDATED: August 16, 2010)
  • La Famillia - corn maze,  haunted forest and a jail! Lots of pumpkins
    Los Osos Valley Rd and Turri Ranch rd, Los Osos, CA, Phone: 805-528-0636. They are open 7 days a week. Also homegrown dried beans, broom corn, acorn and spaghetti squash, butternut squash. White, orange pumpkins- turks turbans and all sizes. A cat and dog to pet, goats- sheep, baby cow and mini mule. A visitor writes: "Very nice folks- huge orange sign on Los Osos Valley rd alerts you- clean restroom provided! Beautiful Indian corn for sale too!"
  • McCall Farm B&B - apples, avocados, peppers, plums, tomatoes, pumpkins
    6250 Santa Rosa Creek Rd, Cambria, CA .Phone: 805-927-3140.  Email: mccallfarm@earthlink.net. Apples: mid August through October, Avocados: Year round, Peppers: mid August through October, Plums: July, Tomatoes: mid August through October, Oranges: Year round, Pumpkins: October.  Purchase fresh crisp apples or select a pumpkin right from its vine! The farm's largest crop is the avocado trees that cover the upper hillside.  (UPDATED: September 16, 2013, from their website)
  • Nipomo Pumpkin Patch - Uses integrated pest management practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
    662 Eucalyptus Road, Nipomo, CA 93444. Phone: 805-929-4153. Alternate Phone: 805-440-7935. Email: info@nipomopumpkinpatch.com. Open: Monday through Sunday, from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm, October 1 through October 30. Directions: From the 101 in Nipomo, take the Tefft Street off ramp and go south west toward the ocean. Drive about 1.6 miles on Tefft Street to Eucalyptus Road and turn right, west toward the ocean. Go .6 miles on Eucalyptus Road to the stop sign, where you will see the greenhouses ahead of you. Go "straight" through the funny jog at Osage Street. Go .2 miles and make a right turn in the middle of the row of pine trees and you are there at 662 Eucalyptus Road. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Available for sale are 50 kinds of pumpkins including giant Prizewinners and winter squash grown right on site. Come out and find the biggest or the coolest pumpkin for carving or just to decorate your home. Nothing is over $15.00, even 200 lbs. We do not offer or sell any 'sugary' products and we are mud-free. (UPDATED: September 30, 2013) (ADDED: September 16, 2013)
  • River K Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, horse-drawn hay rides, picnic area, school tours
    7325 N River Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446. Phone: 805-467-3737. Email: mvr3k@airspeedwireless.net. Open: October 2, 2009 through October 31,  from 9am until dark. Directions: Take Hwy 46 to Experimental Road to N River Road. We offer many types of pumpkins , Gourds and Corn in season The Corn Maze is 2 acres. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: September 27, 2010)
  • San Marcos Ranch - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, haunted house, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, farm animals
    775 San Marcos Rd, Paso Robles, CA 90045. Phone: (805) 467-3315. Email: sanmarcosranch@gmail.net. Open: Monday through Sunday, from 10 am to Dusk, October 1 to Thanksgiving. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Grand Opening October 1st and 2nd. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. (ADDED: September 21, 2011)
  • SLO Creek Farms - No pesticides are used, pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    6455 Monte Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Phone: (702)245-3135. Fax: (702)261-0060. Email: slocreekfarms@live.com. Open: everyday, from 11:00am to 5:00pm, Mid August through Mid December. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: On the East side of highway 101 and San Luis Bay Drive. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: November 06, 2011)
  • The Tiny Trotters - Pony Rides And Farm Animal Petting Zoo - wagon rides, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    2210 Cimarron Way, Los Osos, CA 93402. Phone: 805-748-9158. Email: thetinytrotters@hotmail.com,. Directions: Our place is off of Los Osos Valley Road in Los Osos, CA. 2210 Cimarron Way is on a dirt road bordering Los Osos Valley Road. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in All year. Open: Seven days a week call first see our website for contact information; We offer pony rides, friendly farm animal petting zoo animals We can bring the farm to you for your small or large event or you can bring a child here to enjoy the farm. Payment: Cash, Check. We have pony rides and friendly petting farm animals. We are licensed and insured. We bring pony rides and petting zoo animals to parties and special events. Or we also offer our down on the farm visit for very small groups here at our place. We offer discounts to educational programs and most weekday events. Our animals are clean and friendly and will delight both young and old.
    (ADDED: September 24, 2008)

Santa Barbara County

  • Big League Produce - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
    1603 S. Bradley Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454. Phone: 805-260-4154. Email: bigleagueproduce@gmail.com. Open: October 20th - 30th 10am to 9pm open daily. Directions: West side of Highway 101 between Stowell Road and Betteravia Road exits next to Santa Maria Ford. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Pumpkins grown on site. Eight types of Pumpkins this year! Ask about bulk or pre-sales. (ADDED: June 29, 2012)
  • Big Wave Dave's Christmas Trees & Pumpkin Patch - Santa Barbara - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, parking provide free, restrooms
    251 S Hope Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Phone: 805-218-0282. Directions: 3865 State St newly Relocated to The La Cumbre Plaza in the Macy's Parking Lot
    Santa Barbara, CA. From 101 North bound exit La Cumbre/Hope Avenue Straight on Hope Avenue , 2 blocks on left. From 101 South bound exit La Cumbre, left over freeway, at first light turn right along frontage road. Left on Hope Avenue , 2 blocks on left. Crops are usually available in October. Open: 7 days a week from 10 am to 8 pm. Payment: Cash, Check. Tons of pumpkins from mini to giant! Harvest items: Squash, gourds, Indian Corn, corn stalks and hay bales, everything you need for your fall decor. Don't forget your carving kits and candles. Free Bounce House, Kids Games and Prizes for the kids.  (UPDATED: October 23, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: October 23, 2014, JBS) (ADDED: October 13, 2008)
  • Classic Organic Farm & Market - Certified Organic, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    2323 Old Coast Hwy, Gaviota, CA 93117. Phone: 805-714-4420. Email: helmut@classicorganic.org. Open: October, daily from 10 am to 7 pm. Directions: Classic Organic Farm and Market is located 40 miles north of Santa Barbara & 4 miles south of Buellton, just off of highway 101. Traveling either North or South on highway 101, watch for the small brown freeway sign that reads: "Nojoqui Park." The turnoff puts you on Old Coast Highway, an historic country road that runs through the farm. Classic Organic Farm and Market is just 400 yards down Old Coast Highway, after the turnoff from highway 101. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 26, 2010)
  • Lane Family Farms - pumpkin patch, small corn maze, hayrides, petting zoo
    Corner of Hollister and Walnut, Goleta, CA. Phone: 805-964-3773 or 805-967-1459. Directions: The Lane Farms Pumpkin patch is located at Hollister Avenue and Walnut Lane. behind the produce stand. Open: 9 a.m. every day through October 31. The  harvest-themed patch has 2 1/2 acres of pumpkins in the field as well as picked varieties including turban, white, miniature, sugar and Cinderella. There are also hayrides, a corn maze, Indian corn and other homegrown produce for sale, small petting zoo. They sell other crops such as strawberries in other seasons. Hayrides are offered on weekends on a horse-drawn 1901 Studebaker school wagon.
    A visitor writes on September 14, 2011: "love it! fun corn maze and great pumpkins; also great for photos "
  • Quacken Farms - follows organic practices, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, farm animals
    2921 Ontiveros Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Phone: 805-688-3613. Email: info@quackenfarms.com. Directions: Driving North from Santa Barbara, take Highway 154 North to Roblar. Turn left or West on Roblar, in a 1/4 mile at the fork in the road, veer left onto Ontiveros. We are 1/4 mile down on the right. Driving South from Santa Maria, take Highway 154 South to Roblar. Turn right or West on Roblar, in a 1/4 mile at the fork in the road, veer left onto Ontiveros. We are 1/4 mile down on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in September, October, November. Open: Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm, please check our website for updated hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Opening September 27th through November. We follow organic practices, but are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash, only. Fun for the whole family! We also offer a Toddlers Play Area and Country Store. Organically grown fresh fruits and vegetables: apples, walnuts, lettuce, carrots, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, radishes. Fresh flowers in season. (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website)  (ADDED: September 08, 2008)
  • Santa Ynez Valley Farms LLC - pumpkins, farm market
    8700 Santa Rosa Road, Buellton, CA 93427. Phone: 805-245-8539. Open: 8am to 6pm every day except Tuesday. Field Trip for preschool thru grade 2 available. (ADDED: October 25, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on October 25, 2009: "I took my granddaughter today. She enjoyed it. We got a med. pumpkin which was pretty big, a baby pumpkin, some apples and corn all for $5.00. Pumpkins EX large $3.80 and these are big. Large $3.00 Med. $2.00 and baby pumpkins .50 cents. They also have apples $1.00 per pound Corn 4 ears for$1.00 Squash .40 Cents # Strawberries and raspberries. No mazes, but nice people and great produce at great prices. "
  • Summerset Farm & Dale's Nursery - Certified Organic, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, Bounce house, porta-potties, Inflatables/bounce house, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    3450 Baseline Ave, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Phone: 805-895-1199. Alternate Phone: 805-895-7902. Email: dalesnursery@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 9 am to Dusk, Saturday from 9 am to Dusk , Sunday 10:00 to Dusk ?. Directions: Hwy 154 At Baseline & Edison. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: July 13, 2013) (ADDED: October 25, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on October 25, 2009: "I have been there a few times. It has an open barn feeling. Friendly, busy place for fresh produce all year. Fun place for kids and to take photos. "

 

 

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