Fall is nearly here, which means it’s time to pay a visit to the pumpkin patch. Luckily, there are many great places to kick off the spooky season where the entire family is guaranteed a great time. Grab your pumpkin spice lattes and head to one of the best pumpkin patches in Los Angeles and Orange County, where you’ll find kiddie rides, free activities, live bands, photo ops, and, of course, plenty of beautiful pumpkins.
Best Pumpkin Patches in Los Angeles and Orange County
Los Angeles Pumpkin Patches
Underwood Family Farms – Moorpark (Sep. 30 – Oct. 31)
Nothing really beats Underwood Farms when it comes to fall festivals. This fall, you’ll find everything imaginable at one of the best places to visit, including pig races, live music, a petting zoo, and tractor rides. The full Underwood Fall Harvest experience takes place each weekend through the month of October with special themed weekends, like antique tractors and the Wild West. Visitors can also enjoy amusement rides, games, picture opportunities, live entertainment bands, and more. The Animal Show, Harvester slide, pumpkin house, corn stalk maze, and more will all return.
If you’re looking for a less crowded experience for pumpkin picking, you can also visit the farm during the week. In addition to the larger pumpkin fields, Underwood has a section of pick your own pumpkin off the vine for sugar pumpkins. Perfect for making pumpkin pie!
Tickets for weekend access are ONLY available online. Tickets ARE NOT available online for weekday entrance and are only sold at the gate. Please have your tickets available on your phone or bring them when you enter. Children UNDER 2 are FREE, as is parking.
Location: 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark, CA
Tapia Bros. Farm – Encino (Oct. 1 – 31)
This family-owned farm in the heart of the San Fernando Valley is small but mighty, offering tons to do in addition to finding the perfect pumpkin. Young kids will love the petting zoo, train ride, and pony rides, while older kids will love the challenge of trying to make their way through the corn maze. The farm has free admission and free parking, with paid tickets required for the rides and activities.
Location: 5251 Hayvenhurst Ave Encino, CA 91436
Tina’s Pumpkin Patch – Sherman Oaks (Sep. 30 – Oct. 31)
This pumpkin patch in the Westfield Fashion Square parking lot is open daily and features many fun activities, including a petting zoo, pony rides, train rides, obstacle course, slide, and free straw maze. The patch is also available to book for school groups and birthday parties. The fun doesn’t stop there; you can still visit Tina’s for Christmas Trees once Halloween ends.
Location: Westfield Fashion Square (Parking lot off Woodman & 101 Fwy) 4725 Woodman Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch – Los Angeles (Oct. 7 – 31)
Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch is one of the biggest pumpkin fields in Los Angeles, offering a large variety of pumpkins and plenty of family fun. Visitors of all ages will have a great time thanks to the horses, petting zoo, carnival games, hay maze, face painters, and food booths. If you can convince your kids to pause for a moment, you can capture some fantastic family photos against a beautiful backdrop. The pumpkins are reasonably priced, and the best part is that admission is free.
Location: 3443 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch – Culver City (Oct. 7 – 31)
Founded over 30 years ago, Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch is a family-owned and operated business that focuses on bringing the farm to the city. The patch features bounce houses, a pony ride, a petting zoo, and a giant pumpkin patch. Kiddos can also enjoy face painting, pumpkin decorating, slides, and more. There are many options for cute backdrops for the kids or the whole family for fall pics.
Admission prices fluctuate depending on the day of the week and the date’s proximity to Halloween. Please check here for complete details.
Location: 10100 Jefferson Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
Pa’s Pumpkin Patch – Long Beach (Sep. 30 – Oct. 31)
For all your fall necessities, head to Pa’s Pumpkin Patch! In addition to plenty of pumpkins, the patch also features lots of straw bales, corn stalks, and gourds. For more family fall fun, they also offer a snack bar, a pony ride, a petting zoo, and a variety of games and rides. Additionally, it’s a fantastic location for family fall photos. Depending on the week you choose to visit, hours change and advanced reservations are required.
Location: 6701 E. P.C.H. Long Beach, CA 90803
Acosta Pumpkin Patch – Redondo Beach (Oct. – 31)
The pumpkin patch offers a great selection of pumpkin varieties, as well as fun activities like pumpkin painting, rides on a trackless train, mobile video game trailers, and jumps and slides. The patch also offers an excellent backdrop for fall family photos.
Location: South Bay Galleria, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Lopez Ranch Pumpkins – Venice (Oct. 7 – 31)
If you want to visit a family-run, local pumpkin patch that’s a little more low-key, then Lopez Ranch is the place to be. This traditional, quaint neighborhood pumpkin patch is perfect for photo ops and offers free admission. In addition to pumpkins, straw bales, and corn stalks, the patch has a play area for young kids with a straw tunnel and a giant pumpkin to climb on and slide down.
Location: 1020 Victoria Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkins – multiple locations (Oct. 1 – 31)
Visitors of all ages will enjoy the fall season with a unique experience at Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin Patch. The family-run business with multiple locations is a great place to pick out the perfect pumpkin. The wide selection of pumpkins ranges from tiny Jack-be-little pumpkins to the largest ones weighing more than 50 pounds! Each venue features a variety of games and activities, like pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating, viewing of farm animals, and more.
Locations: Farmers Market 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 11852 Santa Monica Blvd, West LA, CA 90025; 17520 Prairie Ave, Torrance, CA 90504
Fallstivities Pumpkin Patch – Los Cerritos (Sep. 30 – Oct. 30)
The pumpkin patch season starts on Sep. 30 and ends with a special day of trick-or-treating fun on Oct. 30. All month long, there are plenty of entertaining activities to enjoy, including a big bike track, pumpkin decorating, giant slides, bouncers, and obstacle courses, and so much more! Themed photo ops are available with Snoopy, Scooby Doo, Beetlejuice and Barbie.
Location: Los Cerritos Center Mall, 239 Los Cerritos Ct., Cerritos, CA 90703
Forneris Farms – Mission Hills (Oct. 1 – 31)
Fall Harvest Festival offers entertainment and educational enrichment on a real working farm in October. The pumpkin patch and farm market are open daily. There is a $5 entrance fee. However, the fee can be applied to the purchase of a $10 or more pumpkin from the patch. In addition to the farm-grown and harvested pumpkins, you can enjoy a corn maze and train ride. Please note that this farm is cash only.
Location: 15200 Rinaldi Street, Mission Hills, California 91345
Best Pumpkin Patches in Orange County
Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch – Irvine (Sep. 16 – Oct. 31)
The Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad in Orange County is enjoyable for the whole family. Come out and take advantage of the numerous kid-friendly activities. The massive patch offers train and hay wagon rides, bouncy houses, face painters, pumpkin ring throws, tasty cuisine, and more for a fee. There are also several free activities for all visitors, including a haunted house, hay maze, and photo ops. Admission to the pumpkin patch, located right behind the train station, is free. However, the County of Orange charges a park entrance fee per vehicle.
Location: Irvine Park Railroad, 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869
Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch – Irvine (Sep. 16 to Oct. 31)
Tanaka Farms is the place to go if you want to choose your pumpkin directly from the patch! At this authentic U-pick pumpkin field in Orange County, you can take a wagon ride, check out the Barnyard Educational Exhibit, and navigate the corn maze. On weekends, additional activities include arts and crafts, festival games, farmer golf, and the famous pumpkin cannon.
Location: 5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
Hana Field Pumpkin Patch and Flower Fields – Costa Mesa (Sep. 30 – Oct. 29)
Featuring eight acres of U-pick pumpkins and a sunflower field, this gorgeous farm is the perfect place to get those fall family photos! The patch also features a corn maze, flower picking (when available, depending on bloom availability), farm animals, a kid’s play area, a cow train, a pumpkin cannon, and more. You can pack your own lunch and enjoy a picnic on the farm or grab a bite from the Hana Field Food Truck.
Location: 427 Anton Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Pumpkin City’s Pumpkin Farm – Laguna Hills & Anaheim (Oct. 1 to 31)
Come celebrate Halloween at Orange County’s premier Harvest Festival. Stroll through thousands of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes in a charming farm atmosphere and pick the perfect one to bring home. The farm also features amusement rides, game booths, and activities. Don’t miss farm dining at the Pumpkin City Diner, which offers hot dogs, churros, ice cream, cookies, snacks, and more. On Oct. 31, the patch features a beer tent, and admission is free all day.
Locations: 24203 Avenida de la Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA 92653; 2180 E. Lincoln, Anaheim, CA 92806
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