Looking for pumpkin patches in San Diego? We've got you covered! Check out the list below, then visit our calendar for fall fun and spooktacular events.
Carlsbad Pumpkin Patch
Giant pumpkins, corn maze, pumpkin painting, hay rides (Fri, Sat, Sun only), Haunted Corn Trail and Nighttime Corn Maze (Fri and Sat-dusk until 10pm). Sept. 28-Nov.3.
Locations in Del Mar, El Cajon, Mission Valley and National City promise lots of family attractions including games, giant slides, rides, a petting zoo, pumpkins and more. Sept. 28-Oct. 31; visit website for hours and ride ticket packages. Free admission. Look for a free train ride coupon on the back of the October 2018 issue. www.pumpkinstation.com; 858-566-7466.
Bates Nut Farm
Pick from an array of pumpkins and enjoy tractor hay rides, a petting corral, straw maze and pony rides (weekends and weekdays, starting Oct. 9). Open daily, Sept. 22-Oct. 31. Weekends include live entertainment, food trucks and family-friendly attractions. Free admission. 15954 Woods Valley Rd., Valley Center. www.batesnutfarm.biz.
Oma’s Pumpkin Patch
See pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, and check out a petting corral, a hay bale maze, covered hay rides around the farm, Cottonseed Mountain and more. Tues.-Sat., Sept. 25-Oct. 31, 10 am-7 pm. $5-$12. 14950 El Monte Rd., Lakeside. www.omaspumpkinpatch.com.
Julian Farm & Orchard
Pick pumpkins grown on the farm, and enjoy tractor-drawn hay rides, apple cider pressing, tomahawk and archery range, and farm animals. Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 22-Oct. 31, 10 am-5 pm. Free admission. 4381 Hwy. 78, Julian. www.julianminingcompany.com.
The Farm Stand West & Fran’s Original Farm Stand
Pick-it- yourself pumpkin patches. Oct. 1-31, 10 am-6 pm. 2115 Miller Ave. & 1980 Summit Dr. www.thefarmstandwest.com.
Summers Past Farms
Pumpkin patch open Oct. 4-31. Thurs.-Sat., 9 am-5 pm; Sun., 10 am-5 pm. Free admission. 15602 Olde Hwy. 80, Flinn Springs. www.summerspastfarms.com.
Lavender Hill Pumpkins
Sept. 28-Oct. 31. Fri.-Sun., plus Oct. 29-31; visit website for hours. 1509 East Mission Rd., Fallbrook. www.lavenderhillpumpkins.com.
Updated: September 2018