There’s hardly anything more fun in fall than a visit to the pumpkin patch. The weather’s warm, the kids can go on hay and pony rides in addition to picking out the perfect Halloween pumpkin. To celebrate this festive time of year we’ve put together a list of the Bay Area’s best pumpkin patches, guaranteed to provide an afternoon of entertainment for the entire family.
If you’re in Alameda, this pumpkin patch is open daily from 10am-10pm and includes a petting zoo, a zipline and a four-story slide.
This family-run pumpkin patch is in Brentwood has weekly special events like a Dutch oven cook-off, cornhole tournaments and live music on weekends. You can also pick up fall produce like persimmons, butternut squash, and apples. Please note: this pumpkin patch only accepts cash or check.
This family-run pumpkin patch offers a variety of pumpkins at three locations in Dublin, San Ramon and Rowell Ranch.
If you live in Clayton, treat your kids to train rides in between searching for their perfect pumpkin.
J.E. Perry Farms is a great little pumpkin patch in Fremont with a great selection of pumpkins.
This six-acre cornfield and pumpkin farm in Half Moon Bay includes a two-acre hay maze, children’s train rides, a haunted barn and petting zoo.
Another great pumpkin patch in Half Moon Bay, Farmer John’s offers visitors a wide variety of pumpkins and fall décor for purchase.
The Lemos Farm offers kids hayrides, a haunted house, pony and ghost train rides, and a petting zoo in Half Moon Bay.
This Hollister pumpkin patch offers attractions such as pig races, chickens, goats, a cow train, fossil mining and a jumping pillow.
If you’re in Livermore, G&M Farms provides an opportunity to shop for fall decorations and fresh produce in addition to pumpkins. Weekends also feature pony rides, pedal cards, jumping pillows, a corn maze and a cow train.
Another popular Livermore pumpkin patch is Joan’s Farm, which offers an antique museum and face painting in addition to pony rides, hot dog stand, shaved ice and other refreshments.
ABC Pumpkin Patches has locations in Los Gatos, Redwood City, Richmond and San Carlos. They offer a paintball range and bounce houses in addition to a wide range of pumpkins.
If you live in or near Oakland, a visit to this pumpkin patch will treat you to a haunted house and a chance to purchase all of your Halloween decorations.
This Petaluma pumpkin patch includes a corn maze, farm animals, rubber duck races and a straw mountain for the kids to climb.
Located in Portola Valley, this ranch offers organic pumpkins and hosts an organic farmers’ market, horseback riding, bounce houses, a corn maze, and hay, train and pony rides. The kids can also visit the Webb Ranch reptile zoo!
This San Francisco pumpkin patch offers a wide range of pumpkins, a hay maze and hay rides for the kids.
Windmill Farms is located in San Ramon and offers visitors a petting zoo and the chance to buy fall decorations.
In addition to picking out pumpkins, you can test your football, baseball and basketball skills in their ball zone, climb a hay pyramid, complete a corn maze, and play cornhole and pumpkin tetherball.
This pumpkin patch is located in Walnut Creek and offers visitors a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, snacks and even Friday movie nights.
With all of the choices this fall, it might be fun to visit a few patches to make sure you’re getting the very best pumpkins to make your family’s Halloween dreams come true.