Pumpkin Patches You Can’t Miss
Fall is officially here, and that means that it’s time to pull out the pumpkins and get in the Halloween spirit. Whether you’re looking to carve a spooky scene or simply want to spruce up your lawn with festive decor, visiting your local pumpkin patch is a fall activity that never gets old. From Culver City to Encino, we’ve rounded up some of the best Los Angeles pumpkin patches for family fun and pumpkin picking.
Open: Oct. 7-30, Daily 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch is home to a wide range of food and fun. With a new food vendor each day, patrons can expect to indulge in everything from Latin cuisine to Maine lobster, depending on when they visit. From a super slide to a straw maze, Mr. Bones features tons of kid-friendly activities—there’s even a petting zoo and a pumpkin-decorating station, ensuring that all interests are accounted for. Tickets are required, so be sure to plan ahead.
Location: Culver City
Open: Oct. 1-30 (closed Monday-Wednesday)
Thursdays and Fridays, 3-7 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
The Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival is the perfect place to pick your pumpkins before enjoying a nostalgic hayride and carnival games. Tickets are available for purchase at the event, and children under 3 can enjoy all of the rides and attractions for free. In addition to the kids maze, there is also a larger maze that might even give adults a run for their money. If you’re looking to snap some family photos, the Pumpkin Hill patch is home to thousands of pumpkins, making it the perfect spot for a photo opp.
Pasadena Pumpkin Patch
Open: Oct. 1-31, Daily 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
If you’re looking for an intimate yet spectacular event for spooky season, head to the Pasadena Pumpkin Patch. This beloved pumpkin patch has been around for more than 20 years, making it a Halloween staple for locals in East LA. There are so many pumpkins in several different shapes and sizes along with pony rides and a precious petting zoo. Kids can also take a ride down the jumbo slide or let loose in the themed bounce houses.
Open: Oct. 1-31, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
With an entrance fee of only $3, the Tapia Brothers Pumpkin Patch is the ultimate place to enjoy a bacon-wrapped hot dog and some pony rides. This festive event is super kid-friendly, featuring everything from a petting zoo to a corn maze. There is also a train ride that children 2 years old and up can enjoy, making this the perfect pumpkin patch for those seeking a festive and family-friendly activity.
Open: Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
For one day only, the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival brings fun, food and a whole lot of pumpkins to Agoura Hills. The festival takes place at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, where you can shop at the marketplace, dance along to live tunes and pick out your favorite pumpkin. There are plenty of pumpkin-themed dishes to try as well as an array of great photo-worthy backdrops. Tickets are required, which can be purchased here.
Location: Agoura Hills
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 Oct. 31st. And for all of you adults, check out the awesome corn maze, which is open daily except for Mondays.
Open: October 2nd – October 31st, Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer at The Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.