Spooky season is here and what better time to get lost in a sea of orange? Whether you’re looking to get that annual hay stack photo, pick the biggest pumpkin to carve, or get lost in a corn maze, we’ve got plenty of options on where to start. And if you’re looking to have a Halloween with a bit more oomph, hit up our Halloween Party Guide!
(2 Marina Blvd // Fort Mason)
From themed days to carving contests to live music, what’s not to love about one of SF’s newest pumpkin patches?! Not only do you get your pumpkin fix for the whole family, but you also get the joy of helping others by visiting. The Guardsmen is a nonprofit organization that benefits at-risk youth in the Bay Area by providing outdoor programs and scholarships. This year you can visit them at Fort Mason Center — all proceeds will go to their at-risk youth programs!
Admission: Free, various prices for additional activities + products.
(2101 Sloat Blvd & 1620 7th Ave // Sunset District)
Clancy’s has got all the pumpkins you’ve ever dreamt of — from Munchkin to Sugar Pie to Cinderella, you’ll definitely find what you need to make that picture-perfect pumpkin pie.
Admission: Free admission and parking, small fee for hayrides.
(10 Cargo Way // India Basin)
This spot’s dog-friendly and you’ll probably stumble upon some farm animals as well! Bay Native is home to spunky goats and chickens, and if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of Falcon, Bay Native’s smartest chicken. Did we mention she lays blue eggs?
(2453 Hancock St // Alameda)
Can you think of anything better than free admission to a pumpkin patch? How about a 4-story ship slide, giant zorb balls, a petting zoo, and a massive pumpkin shooter? Well, Speer Family has got something for everyone. Be sure to make reservations!
Admission: $10 for adults, $20 for kids, free for kids under 2. Various prices for additional activities.
(4351 Mines Rd // Livermore)
Joan’s has got the entire pumpkin experience! This patch is known for its extensive activities from hay mazes to pumpkin bowling, as well as a snack shack with pumpkin pie and more! The patch is closed every Monday except October 11.
Admission: Free, various prices for additional activities.
(4414 Piedmont Ave // Oakland)
The Piedmont Pumpkin Patch is back again and bringing you the Bay’s best pumpkins. You can pay them a visit and pick one out yourself, or if you feeling the fall spirit from home this year, have your pumpkins delivered! Piedmont Pumpkin Patch is delivering to anywhere in the Bay Area this year. Pretty sweet!
Admission: Free; $8 for the haunted house.
(6150 Dixon Ave West // Dixon)
This family-friendly pumpkin patch is perfect for the kids but be careful not to get lost in the corn maze. It holds the record for the largest corn maze in the world, so give yourself ample time to get through! And when you’re done, hop on the hayride for a grand tour and grab a pumpkin pie to share with the fam.
Admission: Free for pumpkin picking; $15 for the Corn Maze; $5 for hayrides; $4 for pedal cars
(4235 Spring Hill Rd // Petaluma)
This patch has got free activities galore: a hayride through “Western Town”, a cow-milking demo, a corn maze + a hay maze, and more! Once you’ve got all your activities in, hang out and enjoy some live music with a side of homemade pumpkin ice cream.
Admission: Free, varying costs for food + pumpkins
(6248 Silveyville Road // Dixon)
This spot has got all the pumpkins and then some, including games and activities for kids, duck feeding, and more! The patch is closed on Mondays.
(5157 Stony Point Rd // Santa Rosa)
If you’re not picking out a pumpkin, get lost in the 8-acre corn maze, take a hayride or ride the cow train, go down the 24-foot inflatable slide, or walk through the sunflower maze!
Admission: Various wristband prices ranging from $2 (general) to $21 (super plus)
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(800 Cabrillo Hwy // North Half Moon Bay)
This patch has been poppin’ since 1926, so come celebrate the tradition that’s been passed down through generations. There’s an abundance of pumpkins along with other types of produce, so it’s like a pumpkin patch and farmer’s market all in one! Be sure to make reservations.
Admission: $20 for kids, $30 for adults (includes $10 pumpkin voucher + corn maze). Prices vary for other events.
(2720 Alpine Rd // Portola Valley)
Come one, come all! This little farm is a Fall haven amidst bustling Silicon Valley, offering up a variety of fun for the fam including pumpkin picking, corn mazing, hay riding, animal/reptile petting, and more. Reservations required for weekend activities.
Admission: Free to visit, $23 for unlimited activities
(185 Verde Rd. // Half Moon Bay)
Get lost in the two-acre labyrinth hay maze, explore the cornfield and pumpkin river, ride a pony, pet a goat, hop on a hayride… The options are almost endless here.
Admission: Individual activities vary from $5 to $15, all-access packages are $35-45.
(12320 San Mateo Rd // Half Moon Bay)
Pumpkin patches might be at their peak in October, but Lemos has got pumpkins all year long! Halloween is definitely their favorite time of year and it’s easy to tell once you stroll through the haunted house. Limited tickets are available, so get yours ahead of time. Feel free to join them for goat yoga, too, if you’re into that.
(950 La Honda Road // San Gregorio)
Though this 50-acre farm produces vegetables and fruit year-round, they make sure to dedicate time to pumpkins in October! Like their other U-Pick events, you can head down to the pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin every Saturday and Sunday.
With pumpkin, spice, and everything nice, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this season so grab your boo and hit up one of these pumpkin patches to find the perfect pumpkin.