Find a local pumpkin patch

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

Nevada County

  • Amaizing Cattle Drive (aka, Rough & Ready " 500" Let's Race Farm Animals ", aka, "Amazing Cattle Drive") - Corn maze, corn Box, Hayride, Pumpkin Patch
    18074 Cattle Drive, Rough and Ready, CA 95975. Phone: no phone or email is available. Directions: From Marysville/Yuba City: take Hwy. 20 East to Penn Valley. 1 mile past signal turn left on Cattle Dr. go immediately left again 1/2 miles along frontage road.
    From Auburn: take Hwy 49 North to Grass Valley, Junction 20/49. Go west on Hwy. 20 toward Marysville for 6 miles. Just past Penn Valley Dr., turn right on Cattle Dr. and then immediately left 1/2 mile along frontage road. Open: October 1 - 31, Thursday 4:00PM-dusk, Friday 4:00 PM-9:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM-9:00PM, Sunday-Wednesday Closed, with special hours on Halloween 29, & 30th 4:00-10:00PM. 2007 Admission: Adults $ 8.00, Children ages 5-11 $6.00.
  • Beirwagen's Donner Trail Fruit - Pumpkins on weekends in October
    Highway 174, Chicago Park, CA. Phone: 530-477-5992. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open: weekends in October. * horse-drawn wagon rides * a corn maze * children’s play area * farm animals * antique farm implements * picnic area and snack shack. The restaurant has WONDERFUL homemade pies.
  • Loma Rica Organic Farm - ORGANIC, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, wagon rides, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo
    10980 Brunswick Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Phone: 530-274-9059. Email us at: festival@carvillesierra.com. Directions: From Auburn - Take CA-49 North towards Grass Valley, Exit Brunswick Rd, Turn Right at the light, Continue on Brunswick Rd about 1 mile, the Festival Entrance will be well decorated on the left From I-80/Colfax - Take the CA-174/Grass Valley exit (#135), Turn Right on CA-174, Turn Right on Central St.(CA-174), Continue on CA-174 8.5 miles, Veer Right onto Brunswick Rd at the Cedar Ridge-Y, Continue on Brunswick Rd 2.2 miles, Past Idaho-Maryland Rd, the Festival Entrance will be the second driveway on the right Crops are usually available in October. Open: Saturday, October 21, 2006 from 11am to 8pm Loma Rica Organic Farm Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch - Saturday, October 21, 2006 from 11am to 8pm Payment: Cash, only. Admission Prices: $10 Adults $6 Seniors 65 & up $5 Children 10 & up Under 10 - FREE.
  • The Haunted Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, haunted house, Trick-or-treating event, porta-potties
    11263 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949. Phone: 530-263-4273. Email: powerplanting@gmail.com. Open: October 3rd to November 2 Friday Saturday Sunday and by appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions.  Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. looking for Vendor to sell trees in my lot. (ADDED: September 18, 2014)

Placer County

  • Bushnell Gardens Nursery - Pumpkins
    5255 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay, CA. Phone: 916-791-4199
  • Bambi's Christmas Tree Land - Pumpkins and Christmas trees
    210 S. Harding Blvd., Roseville, CA. Phone: 916-786-7979.
  • Flower Farm - ORGANIC, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    9280 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis, CA 95650. Phone: (866) 819-4899 And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in All year. Open: Daily, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. except Mondays Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.
  • Horton Iris Garden and Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides,
    7440 King Road, Loomis, CA 95650. Phone: 916-652-4351. Alternate Phone: 916-239-9432. Email: doughortonart@yahoo.com. Open: Saturdays and Sundays in October from 9 am to 5 pm; Other days by appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: from Sacramento, California on I-80 towards Reno. After passing the cities of Rocklin and Loomis, take the Penryn Road exit and turn right at the off ramp. Drive about 1/4 mile to next stop sign. Turn left on King Road, and driveway is next one on your right. You will see signs at King Road and Penryn Road and also at driveway. Click here for a map and directions. Saturdays and Sundays in October from 9 am to 5 pm. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: April 01, 2010)
  • Little Bear Creek Tree Farm - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    960 Meadow Road, Alta, CA 95701. Phone: 530-389-8989. Email: info@littlebearcreektreefarm.com. Open: October 16th to 31th, from 9 am to 4 pm, daily. Directions: Please access the website for exact direction to the farm. Do NOT trust google or mapquest. They are WRONG!. Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin Patch - Creek side picnic,  gift shop, refreshments, Willy jeep rides, campfire, feed the trout! October 16 to 31, 2010 Christmas Trees - Willy Jeep Rides - campfire, Gift Shop, refreshments; November 28 to December 24, 2010. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Preschool and School ages K-4th field trips provided by appointment only - see website for more information. (ADDED: September 12, 2010)
  • Poppy Lane Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Farm - 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, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    12110 Poppy Lane, Auburn, CA 95602. Phone: 530-389-2382. Email: PLCF49@Yahoo.com.  Directions: From Sacramento, take I 80 east approximately 30 miles to Grass Valley Highway (Hwy 49) in Auburn. Continue north on highway 49, 5 miles to Poppy Lane on right. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October, November, December. Open: October 1st to October 31st; 9 am to 7 pm, 7 days a week; Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve 9 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We also sell lemons, mandarins and kiwi. We are a tree recycling site. Click here for our Facebook page.  (ADDED: November 02, 2008) (UPDATED: March 14, 2012)
  • Rickey Ranch Vineyards & Pumpkin Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, kiddie (mini) corn maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    6950 Cavitt Stallman Road, Granite Bay, CA 95746. Phone: (916) 412-2013. Alternate Phone: (916) 220-0917. Fax: (916) 652-7920. Email: stephanie.rickey@yahoo.com. Open: Every day in October from 10:00 am until dark. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From Sacramento take I-80 towards Reno. Get off on Douglas Boulevard East. Follow Douglas Boulevard all the way down until you hit Auburn Folsom Road (about 4 miles). Make a Left onto Auburn Folsom Road. Turn Left onto Laird/Cavitt Stallman Road. Follow Cavitt Stallman Road straight throught the stop sign. We are down on the left side about .5 miles. (If coming from Auburn you might want to travel down Auburn Folsom Road and make a right onto Cavitt Stallman Road.). Click here for a map and directions. 4th Annual Craft Fair and Fall Festival is scheduled for October 13 and 14, 2012. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 04, 2012) (UPDATED: June 07, 2011) (ADDED: September 30, 2009)
  • Snowy Peaks Produce Farm - peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, restrooms, picnic area
    30100 Foresthill Rd., Foresthill, CA 95631. Phone: 530-367-3766. Fax: 530-367-3766. Email: jima@foothill.net. Directions: From I 80 East take the Foresthill Auburn Ravine Rd. exit. At the top of the ramp turn right, to straight through the light and travel 26 miles to the farm. We are on the right. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Open: Friday to Sunday, 8am to 5 pm Strawberries: July 1 to October 31, Chilies Aug 1 to October 15. Tomatoes Aug 1 to October 31. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • The Village at Squaw Valley's Halloween Celebrations and the Great Pumpkin Festival - Pumpkin Patch, Haunted House
    1985 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146. Phone: (530) 584-6266. Open: October 26 - 31, 2007. A Village wide Scavenger Hunt (Scavenger hunt sheets are available at all restaurants and businesses located in the Village). Winners will be randomly drawn from all correct entries submitted. Tails by the Lake Pet Boutique will host the Howlin' Halloween Doggie Costume Contest for everyone who wants to show off their pup dressed up for the holiday or for those who want to watch a hilarious show. The contest will take place Saturday, October 27th at noon in front of their store in the Village. The Haunted House is located on First Street. The kid-friendly Haunted House will be open daily from 5-9pm with extended hours from 3-9pm on the 27th, 28th and 30th. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids, proceeds benefit Excellence in Education. Be prepared to be spooked! On Halloween Eve only, the Village offers Safe Street Trick or Treating from noon to 6pm to stock up on all your favorite candies by hitting up all the shops and restaurants located throughout the Village. There's also a Pumpkin Carving Contest for the talented artists in the family from 3-6pm. The Village will provide pumpkins and kid friendly carving tools. Parental Supervision is required. Following the trick or treating, or pumpkin carving, kids can also strut their stuff at the Children's Runway Costume Contest starting at 6pm. Kids of all ages are welcome to enter and sign up is free.

Sierra County

 

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