Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Ventura County, California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in Ventura 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 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 September 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

Ventura County

  • Big Wave Dave's Christmas Trees & Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins
    4075 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA. Phone: (805) 218-0282. Open: 7 days a week from 10am to 9pm. Directions: Cross street is Ashwood, Near Ventura college. Big Wave Dave's Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Trees has tons of pumpkins from mini to giant. Free kids games and prizes! 
  • Boccali Ranch Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted rides, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours, group reservations
    3277 E. Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023. Phone: 805-861-8851. Email: boccali@sbcglobal.net. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the 101 freeway: Exit highway 33, Go to highway 150, East Go through town, at bottom of Dennison Grade behind Boccali's Pizza & Pasta (Reeves Road & highway 150). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Wide selection of pumpkins from tiny to extra large, variety of squash, gourds, Indian corn & seasonal farm-fresh produce. Free admission, we have a kids maze and daytime hayrides on the weekends from 11am to 5pm. Special haunted evening hayrides on select Friday & Saturday nights from 7 to 9pm. Visit our website for specific dates and cost. Visit Boccali's Pizza & Pasta next door open for lunch and dinner,.  Click here for our Facebook page
  • Christ the King Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
    3947 West Kimber Drive, Newbury Park, CA 91320. Phone: (805) 498-2217. Alternate Phone: 8053124994. Email: admin@ctknp.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 12 noon to 8 pm; Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 7 pm October 12 to October 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Pumpkin Fest on Saturday, October 24 from 2 pm to 6 pm; Free admission free snacks, like popcorn and cotton candy. Pacific Camps is bringing a Rock Wall, Jolly Jump, and Climbing Spider with a Giant slide; Music, Face Painting, Games and Activities for kids, Prizes, Food; Children must be accompanied by an adult. Schedule a field trip! $5 per child: Includes 1 small pumpkin, snack and a story. Hundreds of pumpkins for students to choose from. Contact Bonnie Hicks. (UPDATED: October 13, 2015)  
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  • EMIS pumpkin patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, school tours
    2600 Old Telegraph Rd, Fillmore, CA 93030. Phone: 805-607-6449. Alternate Phone: 805-415-2595. Email: nocnacho805@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Look for the angry strawberry on top of the barn. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard.
  • Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch, hayrides, pony rides, mini train
    14292 W. Telegraph Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060. Phone: 866-321-9995. Open: CLOSED - According to this page, Christopher M. Smith shut it down!. Cost: Varies according to activities. Takes major credit cards, but bring cash for food and face painting. Email: farminfo@faulknerfarm.com Acres of bright orange pumpkins, a giant sunflower forest for the kids, towering hay pyramids, hay rides with historic information about the area, farm animals, pony rides, mini train rides, face painting, a country store, delicious food and great entertainment.
  • Fillmore & Western Railway - pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, straw or hay bale maze, , gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, school tours
    351 Santa Clara, Fillmore, CA 93015. Phone: 805-524-2546. Email: info@fwry.com. Open: October every Saturday & Sunday - Pumpkin Patch starts first Saturday in October. Haunted Hayride Family Dinner train on October 17, 24 & 31. Murder Mystery Dinner train 18+ on October 10. And Zombie Hunter train on October 17, 24, 25, 31. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Crops are usually available in October. Open: Runs on Saturdays and Sundays during the month of October. Come ride the Pumpkinliners running during the month of October. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard.
  • McGrath Brothers Great Pacific Pumpkins - pumpkins
    5100 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, CA. Phone: 805-648-1189. Directions: In Ventura, exit HWY. 101 at Victoria Ave., go south on Victoria (towards Oxnard), right onto Olivas Park Drive, continue on Olivas Park Drive for about 1/2 mile. Pumpkin patch is on the left (school tours meet at the produce stand).  Open: October 1st through the 31st. Groups reservations accepted beginning July 1st. For school tours, they have a pumpkin life cycle lesson and harvest talk, hay ride, barn animal viewing. Directions: between Victoria Avenue and Telephone Road. Bathrooms, produce stand (selling Indian corn, gourds, squash), teaching packet available.
  • McGrath Street Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch, hayrides
    5156 McGrath Street, Ventura, CA 93003. Phone: (805) 658-9972. Directions: Off Market Street& Knoll Drive; Take northbound 101 exit Victoria; go west or left a short distance; right on Valentine Road; left on Knoll Drive short distance to signs at McGrath. Open: October 1-31st, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days a week: Pumpkin Patch, Free hayrides daily after 3pm and all day on weekends. Variety of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and farm animals. 9am-dusk.
  • McGrath Family Farm - Certified Organic, corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
    1012 Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo, CA 93010. Phone: 805 983-0333. Alternate Phone: 805 485-4210. Fax: 805 983-3388. Email: McGrath.familyfarms@verizon.net. Open: from 9 to 6 daily March 17th through December 31st. Directions: Headed south on 101 freeway exit Central Avenue in Camarillo and right turn on to Ventura Blvd. Market is on your left. Heading north on 101 freeway exit Central Avenue in Camarillo and go left over freeway overpass and right turn on to Ventura Blvd. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. School tours welcome. Check our website for more information and for prices. We offer a Community Supported Agriculture program Spring Summer and Fall. Call for prices or visit our website.
  • Peace Lutheran Pumpkin Patch & Fest - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house,
    71 Loma Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. Phone: (805) 482-3313. Alternate Phone: (805) 987-1613. Fax: (805) 482-6044. Email: Mike@PeaceCamarillo.com. Open: every day starting Saturday, October 24 to Saturday, October 31, from 1pm to 7pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Exit 101 freeway at Carmen, go north to Las Posas Road and take a left. We are on the corner of Loma Drive and Las Posas Road (between Temple and Ponderosa). Click here for a map and directions. Peace Pumpkin Fest welcomes families with free admission on Saturday, October 24 from 10am to 3pm; Ticketed attraction available for small purchase. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Pick and price your own pumpkin! Our Saturday, October 24, 2015 Pumpkin Fest offers hay rides, face painting, bounce house, live blue-grass band, storytelling, historic Luther Haus tour, bake sale, toy train display, carnival games and prizes and more! Come in costume and get a prize. "A Little Bit of Country in the Heart of Town.".
  • Pete's Pumpkin Patch - corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkin patchPete's Pumpkin Patch - corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, school tours
    Exit Off 101 Freeway At Central Avenue, Camarillo, CA 93010. Phone: 805-207-3363. Alternate Phone: 805-983-8589. Fax: 805-988-9452. Open: October 1st to October 31st; Open 7 days a week from 9am to till dark. Directions: Exit 101 freeway at Central Avenue look North/East to the Hillside. Can't miss us. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
  • Prancer's Pumpkin Village - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, carnival rides, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    3075 Johnson Dr, Ventura, CA 93015. Phone: 805 824-7015. Alternate Phone: 805 766-2122. Fax: 800 691-9135. Email: mr_robledotransport@yahoo.com. Open: Sunday thru Sunday 9:00am to 9:00pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Driving south from Santa Barbara exit Johnson Dr and make a left, then another left near Motel 6. Driving north from Camarillo, exit Johnson Dr and make a right. Click here for a map and directions. Open for Christmas trees black Friday till Christmas eve. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Horse rides for ages 3 and up. private horse trail rides for age 10 and up from pumpkin patch to beach, hay rides, petting zoo, pitch fork throwing, cowboy photo booth, face painting, music, food, ice cream, catering trucks, wood carvers, antique farm equipment. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. 2017 new events: 3,000 bale hay maze Live bands (After Hours) Rock and Roll,. Sat and Sun Live Mariachi (Sundays only) Tractor barrel train ride. (UPDATED: August 21, 2017) 
  • Pumpkinliner and Christmas Tree Train - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, train rides, corn maze, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, school tours
    351 Santa Clara, Fillmore, CA 93015. Phone: 805-524-2546. Alternate Phone: 800-773-8724. Fax: 805-524-1838. Email: rebecca@fwry.com. Open: Weekends in October from 9am to 5pm. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Train trips to our pumpkin patch (Ichabog);Saturdays and Sundays in October Departing at 10am,Noon,and 2pm; Train rides to the Christmas Tree Farm Saturdays and Sundays November 27,2010 to December 19,2010 Departing at 10am and 2pm. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
  • Stu Miller's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, rides, bouncy castles, petting zoo, Christmas trees,
    They have many locations. Click here for their table of locations and more information.
  • The Painted Pony Farm - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, petting zoo, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    15315 Ojai Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060. Phone: 805-525-9820. Email: paintedponyfarm @gmail.com. Open: March 15 pm to October 31 Monday to Friday 10 am 2 pm Reservation are a must October open every Saturday 10 am to 4. Directions: Located 6 miles from Santa Paula and 9 miles from Ojai on highway 150. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Underwood Family Farms is a pick-your-own grower of a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruits in Ventura County, California. They offer a wide variety of services and activities tailored for the entire family, including pick-your-own produce, birthday parties at their Farm Animal Center, school tours, gift baskets (shipped anywhere in the U.S.), and the Fall Harvest Festival in October. The festival will be open from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm October 1st through October 31st. Admission to the festival is $12.00 per person on Saturdays and Sundays and $3.00 per person Monday through Friday. Children under 2 are free.  On the weekends, each person will receive a tractor-drawn wagon ride with their paid admission. Plus - Parking is FREE and on October 31st - Halloween - kids dressed in a full costume will receive FREE admission!! We are proud contributors to many local non-profit organizations.  A portion of all proceeds helps support 4-H, the Rotary Club, Pleasant Valley Lions Club, Boy Scouts of America, and several other non-profit organizations.. 

    Underwood Family Farms - Somis
    5696 Los Angeles Avenue Somis, CA 93066
    Phone: 805-386-4660
    Fax: 805-386-3994
    Farm Market, Animal Center, Gift Baskets, Specialty Produce

    Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark (Tierra Rejada)
    3370 Sunset Valley Road (Formerly Moorpark Road)
    Moorpark, Ca 93066
    Phone: 805-529-3690
    Fax: 805-529-6037
    Farm Market, Animal Center, Pick Your Own Produce, Fall Festival at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark (see below) Wagon Rides, Birthday Parties, Educational Tours

    Fall Harvest Festival at Tierra Rejada Family Farms, October 1- 31,,  from 9 am to 6 pm. Phone:  529-3690. Admission:  $12 (Saturday and Sunday); $3 (Monday to Friday);  (Children Under 2 Free); Parking is free. 
    Pick-your-own pumpkin in our HUGE pumpkin patch, Clydesdale-drawn hay rides, antique and new farm equipment and machinery displays, fun photo ops, GIANT PUMPKIN display, and pick-your-own fruits and vegetables. Baby animal petting and grooming corral, Pony rides. 

    A visitor writes on November 18, 2011: "The events are wonderful! Last weekend they had hay rides and a Civil War Reenactment as a fundraiser for the Rotary Club.The entire experience was delightful for our entire family!"

 

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