Bay Area Pumpkin Patch Guide

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Its fall, ya’ll!

After counting the days to our favorite season, and with Halloween right around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of Bay Area pumpkin patches.

With 30+ options to choose from, a visit to a local pumpkin patch is the best fall family outing. Gather the kids, pick your pumpkins and enjoy the fall festivals.

Check out the list below, or use this map for easy navigation.


South Bay


Sunnyvale and Santa Clara

ABC Pumpkin Patch (803 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale)
Lot Hours: Sunday thru Thursday - 10am-9pm; Friday and Saturday - 10am-10pm;
Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones. 
Also - Gigantic inflatable with slides and 2 more bounce houses.  
Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $9 for 30 min. or $13 for 60 min.

ABC Pumpkin Patch (2380 Monroe Street, Santa Clara)
Lot Hours: Sunday thru Thursday - 10am-9pm; Friday and Saturday - 10am-10pm;
Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones. 
Children ages 2-12 can play on the many different inflatable amusements including giant slides, obstacle courses and bounce houses.
Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $10 for 30 min. or $15 for 60 min, Walk on Water - $5.

ABC Pumpkin Patch (3590 Benton Street, Santa Clara)
Lot Hours: Sunday thru Thursday - 10am-9pm; Friday and Saturday - 10am-10pm;
Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones. 
Tons of inflatable fun for children ages 2-12 but is more geared towards the younger age children (ages 2-6).
Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $10 for 30 min. or $15 for 60 min, Walk on Water (ages 5+) - $5.


San Jose

Spina Farms (Santa Teresa Blvd. and Bailey Ave., San Jose)
2017 OPENING DATE: OCTOBER 30, 2017
Lot Hours: Sunday thru Thursday - 9am-6pm; Friday and Saturday - 9am-7pm;
Description: Get ready for a spectacular sight as you wander through thousands of Spina-grown pumpkins. Fun family activities includes hay rides, train rides, barrel train rides, petting zoo and pony rides (Petting zoo and pony rides – weekend only).
Admission Fee: Free, activities require tickets.

Moreland Pumpkin Patch (4835 Doyle Rd, San Jose)
2017 OPENING DATE: OCTOBER 20, 2017
Lot Hours: Open Saturday and Sunday, hours vary. Check the schedule online;
Description: All the schools in the Moreland District work together to create a magical Pumpkin Patch where kids can play games, explore, get spooked, try new foods, listen to stories, and work on crafts.
Along with the traditional pumpkin sales and family-friendly events, an amazing team of actors and Halloween enthusiasts who will transform the Moreland Woods into Grimm's Hollow, a scenic trail that will be open to the public.
Admission Fee: Free entrance. Grimm's Hollow Trail: $10 each, or $8 when you purchase 4 or more; Carnival games - $0.5-1; Face painting - $3-6; Crafts - $0.5-4; Tattoos - $3-5;

ABC Pumpkin Patch (1832 Hillsdale Blvd., San Jose)
Lot Hours: Sunday thru Thursday - 10am-9pm; Friday and Saturday - 10am-10pm;
Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones.
This pumpkin patch is beautifully decorated and offers tons of inflatable fun for children ages 2-12.
Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $10 for 30 min. or $15 for 60 min. Stuffed animals rides are priced separately.

ABC Pumpkin Patch (605 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose)
Lot Hours: Lot open 7 days a week, hours vary daily. Check the calendar online.
Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones.
This pumpkin patch is beautifully decorated and offers tons of inflatable fun for children ages 2-12.
Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $10 for 30 min. or $15 for 60 min.

ABC Pumpkin Patch (2310 Canoas Garden Ave., San Jose)
Lot Hours: Sunday thru Thursday - 10am-9pm; Friday and Saturday - 10am-10pm;
Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones.
This pumpkin patch is beautifully decorated and offers tons of inflatable fun for children ages 2-12.
Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $10 for 30 min. or $15 for 60 min. Stuffed animals rides are priced separately.

ABC Pumpkin Patch (450 N Capitol Avenue, San Jose)
Lot Hours: Sunday thru Thursday - 10am-9pm; Friday and Saturday - 10am-10pm;
Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones.
This pumpkin patch is beautifully decorated and offers tons of inflatable fun for children ages 2-12.
Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $9 for 30 min. or $13 for 60 min. Stuffed animals rides are priced separately.

ABC Pumpkin Patch (2501 Tully Road, San Jose)
Lot Hours: Lot open 7 days a week, hours vary daily. Check the calendar online.
Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones.
This pumpkin patch is beautifully decorated and offers tons of inflatable fun for children ages 2-12 with Super Slide, Gator Racing, Halloween Super Store and a Haunted House
Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $10 for 30 min. or $15 for 60 min.; Superslide - $1; GatorRace - $3; BungeeJump - $6.


Portola Valley

Webb Ranch (2718 Alpine Rd, Portola Valley)
2017 OPENING DATE: SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
Lot Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10am to 6pm, most rides and activities start at 10am; September 28-October 31.
Description: Enjoy a day full of fun activities that both parents and children can enjoy. Every weekend enjoy the haunted house, bounce houses, face painting, hay rides, train rides, pony rides, petting zoo, and pumpkin slingshot. On weekdays only the bounce house and haunted house are open.
At the pumpkin patch you will find a
great variety of different colors and sizes of organic pumpkin.
Admission Fee: Free, rides require tickets, most of them are $5 each.
Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch, October 2016.
Hollister

Swank Farms (New location! 4751 Pacheco Pass Highway  Hollister)
Lot Hours: Open daily 10:00am - 6:0pm, with extended hours for the after dark experience; September 28-October 31.
Description: Go into the field to find your perfect pumpkin, the challenge of "Maniac Maze" with confusing twists and turns, and try to find all 27 hidden spots to complete the story on your Game Map!
The Kiddy Corral has a Spookley Maze and other fun activities designed for younger kids: Giant Jumping Pillow, Pedal Karts, Cow Train, Pumpkin Slingshot, Corn Cannon, Mining, and more!
If you like to be scared, try the after dark experience Terror in the Corn, Notorious New Orleans, but defiantly not with toddlers!
From daytime fun to nighttime thrills there really is something for everyone at Swank Farms.
Admission Fee: Kiddy Corral - $7; Daytime Maniac Maze - $11; Other activities - $1-5; Combos available. Print this coupon and bring it with you to get $3 off Park Passes Monday-Thursday!!! Beat the weekend crowds and get FREE parking!
http://swankfarms.com/
$3 off Park Passes Monday-Thursday!!! Beat the weekend crowds and get FREE parking!



San Martin

Uesugi Farms (14485 Monterey Hwy #1, San Martin)

Lot Hours: Open daily, hours vary. Check the online calendar for hours.

Description: Take a nostalgic train ride, visit Morgania, where our scarecrows live, meet Pumpkin Pete and travel through some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring lands of Uesugi Farms, visit Pumpkinland, take a hay ride or cow train, get silly at the corn maze, enjoy the carousel, petting coral and much more!

Admission Fee: Free. There is a $5 parking fee on weekends. Attractions: Train - $4.5, Cow train - $3.5, Hay ride - $5 ,Butterfly valley - $4, Corn Maze - $2, Carousel - $3.5, Pumpkin blaster - $5, Petting zoo - $4, Pony ride - $5. Honey hut, Pumpkin Lab, Pumpkin pyramid, hay jump – free. Park passes available.

 



Peninsula

San Carlos


ABC Pumpkin Patch (E El Camino Real between Arroyo Ave and Britton Ave., San Carlos)

Lot Hours: Sunday thru Thursday - 10am - 9pm, Friday and Saturday - 10am to 9pm.

Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones.

This pumpkin patch is beautifully decorated and offers tons of inflatable fun for children ages 2-12.

Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $10 for 30 min. or $15 for 60 min.;





San Mateo


ABC Pumpkin Patch (1863 S.Norfolk St. at Fashion Island Blvd, San Mateo)

Lot Hours: Sunday thru Thursday - 10am - 9pm, Friday and Saturday - 10am to 9pm.

Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones.

This pumpkin patch is beautifully decorated and offers tons of inflatable fun for children ages 2-12.

Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $10 for 30 min. or $15 for 60 min.;




ABC Pumpkin Patch (4140 El Camino Real at 42nd St., San Mateo)

Lot Hours: Sunday thru Thursday - 10am - 9pm, Friday and Saturday - 10am to 9pm.

Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones.

This pumpkin patch is beautifully decorated and offers tons of inflatable fun for children ages 2-12.

Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $10 for 30 min. or $15 for 60 min.;




Half Moon Bay


Lemos Farm (12320 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay)

Lot Hours: Open October 1-31, daily 9am-5pm.

Description:  Large pumpkin patches with hundreds of beautiful pumpkins for you to choose from.  Ride the spooky Ghost Train (not too spooky, fun for the whole family), visit the Scare Zone with Haunted House for little kids.

Activities include haunted houses, pony rides, hay rides, ghost train rides, playtown, dig zone, wagon ride and petting zoo.

Admission Fee: Free. Haunted houses - $4, pony rides - $8, hay rides - $4, ghost train rides - $4, playtown - $5, petting zoo - $1. Day passes are $15 per child and $5 per adult.




Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm (850 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay)

Lot Hours: Open mid-September through Halloween, 9am-5pm daily.

Description: Located just off of Highway 1 in Half Moon Bay, Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm offers a fun, family atmosphere in a relaxing country setting where everyone is welcome. Come see the diverse varieties of pumpkins, including the Atlantic Giant! Enjoy being outdoors on a working farm, with the sights, smells, and pleasure of pumpkins. 

Admission Fee: Free.




Arata's Pumpkin Farm (185 Verde Rd, Half Moon Bay)

Lot Hours: Sunday thru Thursday – 9am-7pm, Friday and Saturday – 9am-10pm.

Description: You can lose yourself in the 6 acre corn field and Pumpkin River. Try to challenge yourself in the 2 acre world famous Minotaur's Labyrinth Hay Maze, take a walk on the wild side and adventure into the Haunted Barn, relax and enjoy yourself on Hay Ride, or you can let the kid's play in the Play Land playground with Miniature Hay Maze, on the Children's Train Ride or have fun with the animals in the Petting Zoo.

Admission Fee: Free, attraction prices vary.




East Bay

Fremont

Perry Family Pumpkin Patch (34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont)
Lot Hours: Monday thru Friday 12:00pm – 7:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am – 7:00pm.
Description: J.E. Perry Farms is a working vegetable farm and pumpkins are one of many crops growing on the farm this time of year. Come on out and see a real working farm and search for the perfect pumpkin.
Fun activities include kids maze, tire patch, hay pyramid for great climbing fun and more.
Admission Fee: $1.00, Children 2 and under – Free.

ABC Pumpkin Patch (4020 Fremont Hub, Fremont)
Lot Hours: Lot open 7 days a week, hours vary daily. Check the calendar online.
Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones.
This pumpkin patch is beautifully decorated and offers tons of inflatable fun for children ages 2-12.
Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $10 for 30 min. or $15 for 60 min.;

ABC Pumpkin Patch (43985 Sabercat ed. at Durham ed., Fremont)
Lot Hours: Lot open 7 days a week, hours vary daily. Check the calendar online.
Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones.
This pumpkin patch is beautifully decorated and offers tons of inflatable fun for children ages 2-12.
Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $10 for 30 min. or $15 for 60 min.;


Livermore  

G&M Farms (487 E Airway Blvd, Livermore)
Lot Hours: Open October 1-31, Monday thru Friday 2-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm (Cornfield Maze hours are different and changes daily, check the online calendar). 
Description: Find your way through the maze, then enjoy G&M Farms’ huge Pumpkin Patch with pumpkins of all sizes. The little ones will love G&M’s farm animals and the free straw bale maze and corn box. Weekends feature Pony Rides, Pedal Carts, and the new attraction The Barnyard Blasters! Don’t forget to ride G & M Farms’ famous Cow Train!
Admission Fee: Cornfield maze pricing is $7-10, kids 5 and under – free.

Joan's Farm and Pumpkin Patch (4351 Mines Rd, Livermore)
Lot Hours: Open October 1-31, Daily 9am – 6pm.
Description: Maze, Old West Town, Hay Ride, Farm Animals, Gem Panning, Antique Museum, Pumpkins, Gourds, Indian Corn, Corn Stalks, Straw Bales, Nuts, Refreshments, Gift Shop, and more.
Admission Fee: Free.


Alameda

Speer Family Farms: Alameda Point Pumpkin Patch (2153 Ferry Point, Alameda)
Lot Hours: Open October 1-31, daily 10am-10pm.
Description: Family owned and operated farm. All of the pumpkins are sourced locally from small to medium sized farmers. Visit the pumpkin patch for a variety of pumpkins and choose the one to take home!
Attractions include 4 story ship slide, petting zoo, jumpy houses, kid play areas, mazes and more. 
Admission Fee: Free, attraction ticket prices vary.

Clayton

Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm (1060 Pine Ln, Clayton)
Lot Hours: Open October 1-31, daily 9am-8pm.
Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and lots of wonderful photo opportunities!
Attractions include the Plumpkin Playland (giant tunnel of straw, 3 giant pots filled with lima beans, a Farmer’s Phonebooth, “Ball Return”, and more), Little Carver’s Barnyard (play area with the popular old-fashioned games), train rides, farm animals, and more.
Admission Fee: Free. Attraction tickets: Plumpkin Playland - $7-9, Little Carver’s Barnyard - $7-9, train rides - $3, petting zoo – free.


San Leandro
  
ABC Pumpkin Patch (15555 East 14th Street, San Leandro)
Lot Hours: Lot open 7 days a week, hours vary daily. Check the calendar online.
Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones.
This pumpkin patch is beautifully decorated and offers tons of inflatable fun for children ages 2-12.
Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $10 for 30 min. or $15 for 60 min.;


Concord

ABC Pumpkin Patch (1090 Oak Grove Rd., Concord)
Lot Hours: Sunday thru Thursday - 10am - 9pm, Friday and Saturday - 10am to 9pm.
Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones.
This pumpkin patch is beautifully decorated and offers tons of inflatable fun for children ages 2-12.
Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $10 for 30 min. or $15 for 60 min.;

ABC Pumpkin Patch (1598 Solano Way at Marsh Drive, Concord)
Lot Hours: Sunday thru Thursday - 10am - 9pm, Friday and Saturday - 10am to 9pm.
Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones.
This pumpkin patch is beautifully decorated and offers tons of inflatable fun for children ages 2-12.
Other attraction include petting zoo, Walk on Water, Hay Maze, Superslide, and pony rides.
Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $10 for 30 min. or $15 for 60 min.; Walk on Water - $5, Superslide - $1, pony rides - $6, petting zoo - $4.


Antioch

ABC Pumpkin Patch (4650 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch)
Lot Hours: Sunday thru Thursday - 10am - 9pm, Friday and Saturday - 10am to 9pm.
Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones.
This pumpkin patch is beautifully decorated and offers tons of inflatable fun for children ages 2-12.
Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $10 for 30 min. or $15 for 60 min.;


Hercules

ABC Pumpkin Patch (4000 San Pablo Ave., Hercules)
Lot Hours: Sunday thru Thursday - 10am - 9pm, Friday and Saturday - 10am to 9pm.
Description: Different varieties of pumpkins to choose from and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones.
This pumpkin patch is beautifully decorated and offers tons of inflatable fun for children ages 2-12.
Admission Fee: Free, inflatables are $10 for 30 min. or $15 for 60 min.;




San Francisco
 
Clancy's Pumpkin Patch (3960 Irving St, San Francisco)
Lot Hours: Open October 1-31, daily 9am-9pm.
Description: During October come see the ghosts in the trees, the scarecrows in the patch, and crawl through the hay maze. You can even take a hay ride in the middle of San Francisco!
Take home pumpkins for carving, decorating, and for baking into pies. The selection includes: mini pumpkins, Sugar Pie pumpkins, Cinderella pumpkins, as well as blue, white, and striped pumpkins.
Admission Fee: Free.



Fall Fruit Picking – Make Apple Picking a new family tradition!

Saturday, September 2, 2017


Apple picking season is almost here! Starting around Labor Day weekend and continuing through October, orchards around the bay area offer families the chance to pick their own apples.

Experience the most fun part of growing fruits, combined with fresh air, sunshine and a little sweat - it's a whole lot of fun for the kids and the entire family! Don't forget your camera!

The farms listed below are local farms, owned by local families that believe in providing healthier options to the community. Information about seasonal fruit picking gathered from their websites, so please check the calendar prior to your visit. 

Come back for updates throughout the season, as we will update the information regarding open and close dates, fruit availability and more.

Mason Taylor Ranch (22849 Summit Rd, Los Gatos)
http://masontaylorranch.com/



Gizdich Ranch (55 Peckham Rd, Watsonville)
Apples varieties include Red-Delicious, Golden-Delicious, Newtown Pippin and Royal Gala.
After picking, take a self-guided tour of our apple orchard. If you're visiting on Saturdays (September-April only), you can watch the apples get pressed for juice!
When everyone's ready for lunch, picnic behind the sales barn and let the kids play. Read about our experience here.
Picking apples at Gizdich Ranch, September 2016
Live Earth Farm (172 Litchfield Ln, Watsonville)
http://liveearthfarm.net/aboutus/buy-direct/farm-stand/live-earth-farm-u-pick-schedule/
When abundance in the field permits, U-Picks will be held on Saturdays and Sundays only from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Availability of crops varies from week to week – check the website for the status of available items. Discounts apply to produce the more you pick! Bring buckets, boxes, or other containers to harvest into, or purchase containers for a small fee.  Make sure to dress accordingly – layers, hats, sunblock. Load up the kids, pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it! No dogs other than guide dogs allowed in the orchard.

Clearview Organic Orchards (646 Trabing Rd, Watsonville)
Organic apples U-Pick will be open weekends beginning in September thru early November each year.
Whether you want to pick your own apples or simply pick up some organic fruit from the “Apple Hut” to take home, Clearview Orchards is the place to create memories. Bring the whole family out for the Watsonville apple picking experience.
The orchards are in a beautiful terraced setting overlooking the valley of Watsonville. Only a mile from the ocean and La Selva beach, the air is fresh and there is nothing better than wandering around the orchards for some genuine Watsonville apple picking.
Apples varieties include the delicious Fuji, Gala Apples, Cameos, Johnagold, and Granny Smiths.
No dogs other than guide dogs allowed in the orchard; No picnic area available and no outside food allowed inside the orchard; Limited parking, no street parking, try to carpool.
Clearview Orchards

 A Day Trip: Apple Picking in Santa Rosa

Thinking about the fall, evening breezes, beautiful leaves changing colors, sipping pumpkin spiced latte, and apple cider, this is a great time for a family vacation in the beautiful Sonoma County. Whether you stay the night or just make a day out of it, it is a great area for apple picking!

 

Hale's Apple Farm (1526 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol)
Organic apples U-pick will be open daily from late September to October.
Hale’s Apple Farm offers more than 30 varieties of juicy, fresh apples (including 3 rare ones: Hudson’s Golden Gem, Golden Russet, and Bramley’s Seedling).
In addition, the farm also boasts a nice assortment of pumpkins, gourds, squash, tomatoes, and locally produced apple cider.
 

Hale's Apple Farm

Apple-A-Day Ratzlaff Ranch (13128 Occidental Rd., Sebastopol)
www.farmtrails.org/farm/apple-a-day-ratzlaff-ranch

Organic apples U-pick will be open from late September to October, closed Thursday and Saturday.
Apple-A-Day Ratzlaff Ranch offers Gravenstein, Golden Delicious, and Rome apples. U-pick is offered September & October. We also process and sell fresh apple juice.
This ranch is a part of the Sonoma Farm Trails, make sure to check the website before your trip, as they have great events going on!

Gabriel Farm (3175 Sullivan Rd. Sebastopol)
www.gabrielfarm.com

Organic apples and pears U-pick will be open on weekends (Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm) from late August to November.

Gabriel Farm reserves the u-pick experience for farm CSA members. Because of the high demand for the u-pick experience, and the limited size of our orchard, we decided to offer the experience to our committed customers who would like to establish an on-going relation with our farm and enjoy our various products during our 6-month harvest season. Price of membership is a case of our juice: for $36 you get 3 gallons of shelf-stable juice and the ability to pick and purchase whatever is in season. Farm memberships are purchased when you visit the farm and are renewed annually.

They also offer a variety of tours for groups and families. To book a tour you can email Lucy at: mcbrideolson@gmail.com or call the farm at (707) 829-0617.

Chileno Valley Ranch (5105 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma)
www.mikeandsallygalebeefranch.com

Organic apples U-Pick will be open on Sundays, 10am-3pm, starting September 4, 2016. Online reservations will be open Monday, August 15 at 9am.

Chileno Valley Ranch includes an organic apple orchard, with varieties such as Orin, Pinova, Candy Crisp, and Jonagold. All the apple varieties are blind taste test winners, and can be purchased from the ranch during u-pick days.

There is a $6 entry fee per family if pre-booked through the site or $10 per family if you do not pre-book. Each family must have their own reservation to get the discounted price.

Throughout the day, they offer farm tours so you can see the cows and sheep up close. You can even feed them fallen apples from the orchard, so nothing goes to waste.

Chileno Valley Ranch

You had a great day at the apple orchard, picking organic apples, and now you have too much apples at home? Here are a few apple recipes for kids and families to try. Whether you’ll let your children help out, or you’ll only let them lick the spoon, these recipes will be a great success!

 
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