Pumpkin Patches in the Bay Area [Interactive Map]

|September 12, 2017

Our Bay Area communities tend to go all out for fall. With the season of pumpkins, hot cider, flannel and other cozy, autumn favorites, we support the obsession completely. 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 fall family tradition, we rounded up the region’s best pumpkin patches. Complete with corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos and pumpkins of all sizes, these 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!

The best Bay Area pumpkin patches include:

ABC Tree Farms, Clancy’s Christmas Trees and PumpkinsFarmer John’s Pumpkin FarmJE Perry Farms, Lemos FarmsMcClelland’s DairyNicasio Valley Organic FarmsPetaluma Pumpkin Patch & Amazing Corn MazeSpeer Family Farms Pumpkin PatchSpina Farms Pumpkin PatchThe Great Peter Pumpkin Patch and Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park

ABC Tree Farms | Bay Area

Open late September – October 31

Known today as ABC Tree Farms and Pick of the Patch Pumpkins, in 1983 it was a small, family owned and operated business with just a few retail lot locations. Today, it has spread all the way through the Bay 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 six in South Bay, three in the Peninsula, six in East Bay and one in North Bay.

Clancy’s Christmas Trees and Pumpkins | San Francisco

Open October 1 – October 31

In 1979, Clancy and his team opened San Francisco’s first pumpkin patch. Bring your whole family (including the pets!) in October to find 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! Come Thanksgiving, the Christmas trees start arriving so come on down all season long; there’s plenty of free parking.

Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm | Half Moon Bay

Open mid-September – October 31

Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm Bay Area Pumpkin Patches

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

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.

JE Perry Farms | Fremont

Open October 1 – October 31

J.E. Perry Farms is a working vegetable farm so pumpkins are just one of the many fall crops harvested this season. Stop by their charming Fremont patch, see a real working farm in action and pick out the perfect pumpkin for your front porch! After 12 p.m. Monday through Friday, the grounds are open to the public for no admission cost. Or, come by Saturday and Sunday and get in for just $1.

Lemos Farm | Half Moon Bay

Open year-round

Lemos Farm Pumpkin Patch Bay Area California

Photo courtesy of Lemos Farm

You’ll find year-round family fun at Lemos Farm, but during the Halloween season, 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

Open year-round

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! Traverse over seven acres of pumpkins and pick your own straight off the vine. Then, enjoy the petting farm, hay maze, seed sand box, tire swings, hayrides, haunted house, pumpkin blaster, bounce houses, giant slide and more! Learn more about the activities online.

Nicasio Valley Organic Farms | Nicasio

Open October 1 – October 31

In 2017, Nicasio Valley Organic Farms is celebrating the 22nd anniversary of its beautiful Marin County pumpkin patch. Just 35 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, they’re planning a bunch of new surprises and family activities to celebrate. Don’t miss Malt Day on October 15 and follow the farm on Facebook for regular updates on the pumpkin-themed fun.

Petaluma Pumpkin Patch & Amazing Corn Maze | Petaluma

Open September 29 – November 1

Petaluma Pumpkin Patch and Maze Bay Area California Pumpkin Patch

Photo courtesy of Petaluma Pumpkin Patch & Amazing Corn Maze

This festive pumpkin patch is one of the region’s favorite family-friendly fall destinations. With over five acres of home grown 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 your 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.

Speer Family Farms Pumpkin Patch | Alameda

Open October 1 – October 31

The Speer Family Farms Pumpkin Patch in Alameda 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 patch is a must in the fall — and don’t forget to come back during winter for a Christmas tree!

Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch | Morgan Hill  

Open October 1 – October 31

Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch Bay Area

Photo courtesy of Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch

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

Open October 1 – October 31

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

Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park | San Martin

Open October 1 – October 31

At Uesugi Farms, they have pumpkins of all sizes and, if you opt for a gigantic one, you can enter the Pumpkin Weigh-Off to see if you picked the largest! Hop on the train, enjoy a hayride, explore the butterfly valley and find your way through the corn maze. However you spend your time at this San Martin patch, you’re sure to make some lasting memories.

Enjoy!  

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

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