Pumpkin Patches in the Bay Area [Interactive Map]

|September 12, 2017

This post was updated on August 21, 2018 to reflect current information and recommendations.

Our Bay Area communities tend to go all out for fall. And as the season of pumpkins, hot cider, flannel and other cozy, autumn favorites, we fully support this obsession. Who can resist a fun afternoon spent wandering through a corn maze with your friends and family—especially when there are hot chocolate and pumpkin treats at the end?

To help you find your new family tradition, we rounded up the region’s best pumpkin patches. Complete with corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos and pumpkins of all sizes, these local destinations have just what you need to make the season great. Find the nearest farm using our interactive map below, or jump right to the descriptions and find the one with your family’s favorite activities. Happy fall!

ABC Tree Farms | Bay Area

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Known today as ABC Tree Farms & Pick of the Patch Pumpkins, in 1983 this small, family owned and operated business had just a few retail lot locations. Today, the local business has spread all the way through the Bay Area to North Bay and even into Southern California. As a destination for family fun, you’ll find pumpkins, inflatable amusement rides, photograph and game areas, carving kits and more. Pick a pumpkin through October 31st then come back after Thanksgiving for a Christmas tree! Check out their list of pumpkin patch locations here; there are eight in South Bay, four in the Peninsula, seven in East Bay and one in North Bay.

Arata’s Pumpkin Farm | Half Moon Bay

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A famous fall destination amongst Bay Area families, Arata’s Pumpkin Farm has been growing pumpkins since 1932 and the team is best known for its impressive, two-acre Minotaur’s Labyrinth Hay Maze. Other attractions available from August through October include a six-acre corn field and pumpkin river, the Haunted Barn, hayrides, a petting zoo, the Children’s Train Ride, the Play Land Playground and the Miniature Hay Maze for kids. The pumpkin patch features dozens of varieties in all shapes and sizes!

Clancy’s Christmas Trees | San Francisco

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Though they sold Christmas trees exclusively for 30 years, Clancy and his team opened San Francisco’s first pumpkin patch in 1979. Bring your whole family (including the pets!) throughout the month of October to see pumpkins of all sizes and shapes, gourds, corn stalks, Indian corn, ghosts in the trees, scarecrows in the fields, and you can even take a hayride through the city! Then, once Thanksgiving rolls around, the Christmas trees start arriving. 

Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm | Half Moon Bay

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Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm Bay Area Pumpkin Patches

Photo courtesy of Kathie Love Betts via Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm

In the more spacious lands of Half Moon Bay, you’ll find Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm, a fun, family atmosphere in a relaxing country setting. Bring the kids and the dog along to pick from a variety of pumpkins — including the impressive Atlantic Giant. This family-friendly fall destination is open through Halloween every year and they even host an annual Bernese Mountain Dog Day! Follow the team on Facebook for updates. 

Joan’s Farm & Pumpkin Patch | Livermore

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Established in 1990 and located amid a grove of Sycamore trees just four miles south of downtown Livermore, this charming pumpkin patch is open throughout the month of October. A family visit to Joan’s can include a journey through the corn maze, a trip down the large slide, a scramble through the obstacle course, gem panning, a ride on the kids’ train, hayrides and pony rides during the weekend!

Lemos Farm | Half Moon Bay

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Lemos Farm Pumpkin Patch Bay Area California

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You’ll find year-round family fun at Lemos Farm, but during the fall, things get a little spookier. The Choo-Choo Train turns into a spooky Ghost Train and the bravest among you can enter the Scare Zone! Here, you’ll find two haunted houses, one for young children and the other for kids of all ages. While you’re there, hop on a hayride, enjoy a pony ride at the petting zoo and pick out your perfect pumpkin. The farm is open weekends year-round but has more availability during autumn; be sure to check the calendar before you schedule your trip!

McClelland’s Dairy | Petaluma

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Nestled in the rolling hills of Sonoma County, McClelland’s Dairy has been a family run farm right here in Petaluma since November 23, 1965. While you can visit and enjoy a farm tour year-round, during the month of October this organic dairy farm becomes McClelland’s Organic Pumpkin Patch. Here, you can traverse seven acres of pumpkins and pick your own straight off the vine. Then, enjoy the petting farm, hay maze, seed sandbox, tire swings, hayrides, haunted house, pumpkin blaster, bounce houses, giant slide and more! Learn more about the activities online.

Nicasio Valley Organic Farms | Nicasio

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Nicasio Valley Organic Farms is a part of Nicasio Valley Cheese Company and Lafranchi Ranch. Each year throughout the month of October, their organic farm hosts a pumpkin patch that is beloved by countless Marin County families. It’s located just 35 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and they’re hosting Malt Day on October 21 which will feature additional festive fun for the whole family and a portion of pumpkin sales will go to MALT

Petaluma Pumpkin Patch & Amazing Corn Maze | Petaluma

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San Francisco Bay Area Pumpkin Patches

This festive pumpkin patch is one of the region’s favorite family-friendly fall destinations. With over five acres of homegrown pumpkins, they have one of the best selections in Sonoma County — whether you want something small and adorable or something gigantic so you can carve a masterpiece. If you’re looking for a side of adventure with your pumpkin, find your way through four acres of 10-foot-tall corn stalks! Follow the farm on Facebook for daily updates on closures and activities.

Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch | Oakland

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Open every day in September and October, this festive Oakland business has been on Piedmont Avenue since 1996 making it Oakland’s oldest (and cutest) pumpkin patch. To get there, walk through the Halloween store at 4414 Piedmont and enter the pumpkin wonderland. There, you’ll find more than 15 varieties of pumpkins! And inside the store, you can get the essential carving kit and candles for every perfect Jack-O-Lantern. If you continue through the pumpkin patch, you’ll find the haunted house, too!

Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch | Santa Rosa

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This Sonoma County pumpkin patch boasts 10 acres of pumpkins with 45 different varieties to choose from, a huge, eight-acre corn maze with both a short and long route, and a variety of festive activities for the whole family to enjoy. The farm itself covers 30 acres so, trust us, you’ll find plenty to do! Follow the team on Facebook for updates on new attractions and dates.

Speer Family Farms Pumpkin Patch | Alameda

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The Speer Family Farms Pumpkin Patch in Alameda—now called the Alameda Point Pumpkin Patch—is East Bay’s destination for harvest season fun with the whole family. Along with a huge selection of locally grown pumpkins, they have a giant four-story ship slide, zip line, petting zoo, jump house, play area and so much more! Needless to say, this family owned and operated attractions is a must-visit in the fall. And don’t forget to come back during winter for a Christmas tree. 

Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch | Morgan Hill  

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Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch Bay Area

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Free admission, free parking, a weekend petting zoo, dozens of pumpkin varieties and festive hayrides — Spina Farms is the place to be this October in South Bay. Though the family farm began in 1944, the pumpkin patch has only been a Morgan Hill tradition since 1970. Stop by for a taste of local history and a taste of the pumpkin treats!

The Great Peter Pumpkin Patch | Petaluma

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To celebrate Halloween and the harvest season in Petaluma, Petaluma Creamery hosts The Great Peter Pumpkin Patch. Complete with free cow milking lessons, homemade ice cream, a petting zoo, a hay maze and hayrides, a corn pit and cheese tastings, they have plenty of fun for the whole family.

 

Enjoy!  

If we missed your favorite Bay Area pumpkin patch, let us know in the comments.

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