Pumpkin Patch Adventures in California

It’s harvest season, a magical time of pumpkins, apple pies, fresh cider, corn mazes, and of course, Halloween. The best way to experience all of this is by visiting a local farm or locally operated pumpkin patch. We’ve highlighted a dozen farms and pumpkin patches throughout California that we’ve either personally experienced or have heard wonderful things about. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but we hope these highlights will help guide you toward getting out and enjoying all that this abundant harvest season has to offer.





A working farm since 1986, Forneris Farms offers locally grown, vine-ripened fresh produce throughout the year at its market stand (cash only). Forneris Farms offers pumpkin picking every fall, and this year is no exception! 

  • This is a cash-only venue, please come prepared.

  • Everyone over the age of 2 years of age is required to pay $5 for admission to the pumpkin patch.

  • That $5 can be applied as a discount to every orange pumpkin priced at $10 or more (not including gourds or other colored pumpkins). 

  • Train rides into and out of the pumpkin patch are an additional $10 per person and include 1 field pumpkin as well as access to the photo fun-area. 

  • The train ticket booth closes at 4:30 pm

  • Due to COVID-19 the corn maze, petting zoo, and pony rides have been eliminated this year.