Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Central California Area (Fresno, Kings, Merced, Madera, Inyo and Tulare counties)?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Central California Area (Fresno, Kings, Merced, Madera, Inyo and Tulare counties), 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!

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New for this year, see our Top Ten list of best pumpkins to make pumpkin pies and for baking and cooking. Also, our Master List of 100 Varieties of Pumpkins for every purpose. Then see this page for our easy pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin recipe.

Updates for June 2021

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.

Keep in mind, many farms, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Haunted Houses are trying to cope with rapidly changing state COVID requirements: ALWAYS see their own website, Facebook page or call them before you go.

NOTE: Many of the farms are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages - but they don't tell anyone, including search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo or us, or redirect their website,  thus breaking all links to them. If a link is broken please click the "click here to report a broken link or blank page" so we can find the replacement link! Thanks!

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

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Fresno County

  • Ens' Vintage Estate - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, horse-drawn hay rides, restrooms, farm animals
    Herndon Avenue near Hwy 99, Fresno , CA 93723. Phone: (559) 269-3143. Email: [email protected]. Open:  By appointment; You can contact us by phone. Directions: Please call And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October, November. Pumpkin picking, all varieties, colors and sizes and HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES Oct/Nov only, weekends by appointment. Beautiful wagon holds 12, circles farm, see the San Joaquin River meet our Giant English Shires (fee for excursion) Payment: Cash, only. BROWN EGGS available year round. POMEGRANATES, Dried luffa sponges, Blue Lake green beans, Okra, Brussels sprouts Farm friendly Llamas! Tours for Home Schoolers available w/picnic area.
  • Hillcrest Christmas Tree and Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    Reed And Adams, Reedley, CA 93654. Phone: 559-638-2762. Alternate Phone: 559-917-6774. Fax: 559-638-2762. Email: [email protected]. Open: Seasonal weekends from 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: Reed and Adams, 2 miles north of Reedley College on Reed. Pumpkin Patch - last three weekends in October Christmas Tree Season - opens the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Blossom Trail Train open first 3 weekends in March, with the last weekend being "Railfest" with trains from all over the west. Also call about "Pajama Christmas", our Christmas night event, the weekend before Christmas, with cookies, hot cocoa, steamy train rides, Santa and live music around the fire.   
  • Planet Pumpkin - pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, we also have pie pumpkins, Bounce house, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, birthday parties
    640 E. Nees Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720. Phone: (559) 347-7500. Open: Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 10 pm; October 1 to October 31. Directions: We are located at the Northeast corner of First and Nees, in Fresno California. From Freeway 41 (N) take the Friant Avenue offramp, and turn Left or Eastbound on Nees. Follow Nees for 1 mile to First Street. We are next to Walgreens on the North side of Nees. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Carnival rides (Big slide, Ferris Wheel, train, bounce house, roller coaster, etc are all just $1.00 each. Free admission, and Free parking.
  • The Pumpkin Grove - Hobb's Pumpkin Grove - Billy Bob's - pumpkin patch, straw maze, corn box, hayrides
    14265 E. Goodfellow Avenue, Sanger, CA 93657. Phone: (559) 356-3962. Email: [email protected]. Open: October 19-20 & 26-27 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Directions: Take Central 1 mile East of Academy or Goodfellow 4 miles West of Reed. Click here for a map and directions. Free admission includes: Our very shady midway with great food and picnic tables, Pumpkin Patch, Music, Photo Ops, straw Bale Maze, Corn Kernel Pit. Tickets available for: FUN-FILLED FOREST WITH MINI CORN MAZE & BILLY BOB'S HAYRIDES, Forest and Hayride tickets, $4 each or $7 combo. The Fun Filled Forest with Corn Maze: Venture on foot into the famous Forest where you will see nature at it's spookiest in the twists and turns. Enchanting characters live throughout to interact with along the way. Then wee ones can trek their way through the kid sized Corn Maze trail after emerging from the forest. The Pumpkin Patch: Choose the perfect pumpkin to take home right from the pumpkin patch. We grow some and we add some so there are lots to choose from. Corn Kernel Pitcorn-pit: Kids and adults all love playing in a pit full of Corn Kernels (seeds). It's an experience not soon forgotten complete with sand toys. Picnic Play Time: Enjoy The Grove's Shady Midway with picnic tables, play areas, photo stages and lots of Halloween and harvest decor. Concessions and vendors await your arrival. Billy Bob's tractor pulled Hayrides go past the outlands of Pumpkin Grove where folks can see his wonderful world of Halloween fun. The characters love to visit with little hayriders as they travel by. Weekend Tours - October 19 - 20 and October 26 - 27 from 11am to 5pm.
  • Pumpkin King Farms - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    100 W. Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93704. Phone: (559) 240-5516. Email: [email protected].Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm September 29 to November 5. Directions: 100 W. Shaw Avenue Fresno, CA. Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin season is typically: September 1 to October 31. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Pumpkin King Farms - Wholesale Pumpkins direct from the farm INTERESTED IN GETTING YOUR PUMPKINS AT WHOLESALE? Our shipping season starts September 1st and ends when we run out of pumpkins which is normally about the third week of October Need a bin or a semi-trailer load of pumpkins? Contact us at the phone, email and website above. All pumpkins shipped F.O.B.  (UPDATED: October 7, 2020 JBS)  (UPDATED: April 27, 2017) (UPDATED: December 13, 2016)  

Inyo County

Kings County

  • Genesis Organic Farm - Certified Organic, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, Cucamelon maze, farm animals
    7595 Central Valley Hwy, Hanford, CA 93230. Phone: (559) 410-3607. Email: [email protected]. Open: Maze is open to the public now through October 31st; Friday to Sunday, from noon to 4 pm; Monday to Thursday call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. The World's First Cucamelon Maze Now through October 31st;. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Pick a basket of cucamelons in the World's First Cucamelon Maze or we can hide an ornamental pumpkin in the maze for you to find. Either way you will have fun finding your way through the maze. Fun for all ages. See drone video of the maze on the website. Fresh picked fruit and farm animals. Take a family photo in our Hay Bale Living Room. Cucamelons are cucumbers that look like mini watermelons. Includes a pickle recipe. They grow on a dense vine so I trellised them into a maze. Note: This is not a corn maze. It is the World's First Cucamelon Maze. (ADDED: October 14, 2019)

Madera County

  • Lady Liberty Maze at Cobb Christmas Tree Farm - pumpkin patch, corn maze and more
    8805 North Highway 41, Fresno, California. Phone: 559-439-0606. Email: [email protected]. Bring your family and friends and try to navigate your way through the 2 ½ miles of twists, turns and dead end trails. Our 6 acre maze of 10 ft tall corn may "corn-fuse" you, but getting lost is part of finding fun! Bring a flashlight for a unique night time challenge. After you conquer the maze, visit our friends in the Animal Farm or go for a leisurely wagon ride around the beautiful and historic Cobb Ranch. Pumpkins, gourds, corn stalk and straw bales are also available to give your home or office the spirit of the season! Click here for coupons and opening hours
    A visitor writes on August 15, 2009: "This is the same as the Cobb Ranch listing. The maze changes each year...it is a corn maze but always cut to make a picture when viewed from above. During the winter months Cobb Ranch is a Christmas tree farm and during October it is a pumpkin patch. There is also a "Pizza Farm" but I am not sure when this is open. "
  • Raisn Hell Ranch Haunted Cornfield - Fall festival, corn maze, haunted corn maze, haunted trail,
    7451 Road 32 - highway 99 At Avenue 7, Madera , CA 93637. Phone: 559-416-1400. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Thurs:7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Friday to Saturday:7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Sunday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Directions: From the North Highway 99 to Avenue 7 West on Avenue 7 to Road 32 (1/2 mile) North on Road 32 (1/4 mile) Enter parking lot on East side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Raisn Hell Ranch Haunted Cornfield: October 15 to October 31. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Raisin Hell Ranch was said to be the favorite new haunted attraction in the Fresno area in 2008. Now with new scares, more actors and a demented Creative Team, the 2010 Raisin Hell Ranch is sure to be the best haunted attraction in the Valley! Three terrifying attractions await thrill seekers and Halloween enthusiasts are sure to get the scare of a lifetime.   

Merced County

  • Hunter Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, train rides, corn cannon, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Fall festival, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, jumping pillow, mining for gems, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    2985 N. Southern Pacific Avenue, Atwater, CA 95301. Phone: (209) 394-4444. Alternate Phone: (209) 261-0772. Fax: 209-357-3949. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 11 am to dusk, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to dusk, September 28 to October 31. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Before picking out your pumpkin, take time to visit 20 of our dinosaurs at our Time Travel Tractor ride, shoot cannons at Billykens' Blasters, enjoy the Barnyard Bounce, Corn Maze, Hay Ride, Dino Dig sandbox, Critter Corral. Hay Maze, Fall photo spots and our new Barnyard Squares Ag Edu-tainment Production. (UPDATED: September 06, 2019) (ADDED: September 12, 2018)
  • Vista Ranch and Cellars - corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Bounce house, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Inflatables/bounce house, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7326 E. highway 140, Merced, CA 95340. Phone: 209-722-8200. Fax: 209-722-8700. Email: [email protected]. Open: September 29 - October 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 7 miles east of Merced on Highway 140. One mile east of Arboleda. Take Le Grand Exit from Highway 99 heading north. Take 140 exit from 99 heading south. Click here for a map and directions.Every Thursday and Friday night there is Wood Fired Pizza for May to October; Live music is available most Thursdays and Fridays!. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page.

Tulare County

  • Pumpkin King Farms - Wholesale (only) pumpkins for sale
    P. O. Box 1026, Coarsegold, CA 93614. Phone: (559) 240-5516. Email: [email protected]. Open: September 1st to about October 21st. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Pumpkin King Farms - Wholesale Pumpkins. In addition to pumpkins we carry a full line of fall items including corn stalks and straw bales. Delivery is available. 2019 Harvest / Shipping September 1st We only sell by the bin. Minimum order amount may be required. All orders ship F.O.B. [email protected]. www.pumpkinkingwholesale.com. (ADDED: May 13, 2019)
  • Vossler Farms - corn maze, pumpkin patch, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, picnic area, school tours
    South Mooney Blvd. and Avenue 266, Visalia, CA. Phone: (888) 528-1724. Open: Pumpkin Patch and Cornmaze on October 1st is our opening day. See their facebook page for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: . See this page for coupons.   (UPDATED: October 7, 2020 JBS) )

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