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Pumpkin Patches You Can’t Miss

Written By: Marie Spada Los Angeles pumpkin patches

The holiday season has arrived, and though sweltering temperatures might make you believe otherwise, it is here to stay through January. With the fall colors revealing themselves one at a time (ok, maybe not, but work with me here), we all can feel that warm, fuzzy feeling ushering us into our favorite time of year. Looking for the best way to get that fall feeling? If you haven’t already overdosed on pumpkin spice lattes, then head on over to one of these LA pumpkin patches to get yourself in the mood for fall.

 

Santa Monica Farmer’s Market Los Angeles pumpkin patches

I hope you’ve been lifting weights, because if you haven’t been, now is the time to start. The Santa Monica Farmer’s Market is having its famous All-You-Can-Carry Pumpkin Patch celebration from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26, or until all the pumpkins are gone. To add to the fun, the farmer’s market encourages you to wear your Halloween costume, so bust out your best Disney princess or prince charming and get ready to carry some pumpkins! Tickets are $5, and all pumpkins are provided by the local farm, Murray Family Farms.

2640 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310.458.8712

 

Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival Los Angeles pumpkin patches

Every October, Cal Poly Pomona puts on a two-day pumpkin extravaganza at the Farm Store. With 80, 000 pumpkins grown for the event, thousands flock to the Farm Store to pick out their perfect pumpkin. This year marks the first year of the Ag Discovery Lane, which will feature exhibits and displays from farmers in the area. For the little ones, there will be squash tunnels and a hay pyramid, and the whole family can enjoy a pie eating contest, seed spitting, pumpkin costume contests, animal displays, an antique farm tractor and equipment exhibit, home gardening demonstrations, a petting zoo and horse rides. Bring your appetite, as there will be tacos, barbecue, pumpkin pie and funnel cake! Don’t worry about the calories—you can burn them off in the mile-long corn maze. As one of the largest pumpkin patches in California, this is not one to miss! Regardless of the size of the pumpkin, the price is the same at $5! The event is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9.

4102 S University Dr
Pomona, CA 91768
909.869.2215

 

Pasadena Pumpkin Patch Los Angeles pumpkin patches

Since 1992, the Pasadena Pumpkin Patch has been a local favorite. This patch is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 31 , and features rides, slides, and of course, pumpkins! The Pasadena Pumpkin Patch is known for its fantastic slides and bounce houses, and is an absolute must for kids! In addition to the rides, this pumpkin patch also has a petting zoo and pony rides. The patch is admission-free, and if you review them on Yelp or Google+, you get 15 percent off your entire pumpkin patch purchase!

900 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91104
626.622.4893

 

Tapia Brothers

Tapia Brothers is a family-owned produce stand that grows and sells its own produce, and offers an incredible pumpkin patch to get you ready for fall. Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, the stand features an impressive corn maze that people come from near and far to see. Make sure to bring the kids to see the petting zoo and jump around in the bounce house, too! Snack on some freshly roasted corn or kettle corn, and enjoy the hay wagon ride and tractor-pulled train in this admission-free pumpkin patch, which closes on Nov. 1. And for all of you adults, check out the awesome corn maze, which is open daily except for Mondays. If you print the flier on the Facebook page, you receive $2 off admission.

5251 Hayvenhurst Ave
Encino, CA 91436
818.905.6155

 

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

Head to Calabasas for this two-day pumpkin extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16. This festival has been a favorite in Calabasas for over 40 years, and it just keeps getting better. This year, enjoy live bands, the DJ dancing zone, local vendors, pumpkin beer, pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving, and much, much more! For $5, you can enjoy all this festival has to offer, including a reptile and bug show, giant slide, an array of rides, Halloween carnival games, car displays, a costume parade on Saturday, contests, and a local business expo!

37701 Lost Hills Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302