Don’t let the fall season pass you by without a visit to a straw or corn maze right here in San Diego. Be sure to go with a buddy so you don't get lost!
Pumpkin Farms in Rancho Bernardo and Bonita. Each farm features an 8-foot-tall corn maze, farm animals, pumpkin farm and tractor hay wagon. Oct. 1-31. Free admission; fee for some activities. 13421 Highland Valley Rd., Escondido & 5354 Sweetwater Rd., Bonita. 858-566-7466. www.pumpkinstation.com
Bates Nut Farm’s Pumpkin Patch. Pick from a variety of pumpkins and enjoy tractor hay rides, a straw maze, petting corral and pony rides. Sept. 21-Oct. 31. Free admission; fee for some activities. $5 Cash Only parking on October weekends. 15954 Woods Valley Rd., Valley Center. www.batesnutfarm.biz
Mountain Valley Ranch. Corn maze plus an assortment of pumpkins, corn cannon, petting zoo, hay rides and pony rides. Sept. 28-Oct. 31, 9 am-6 pm. Free admission. 842 Hwy. 78, Ramona. www.mountainvalleyranch.com/pumpkin-patch
Carlsbad Pumpkin Patch. Featuring nighttime hay rides, Field of Screams Haunted Corn Maze (Fridays & Saturdays only), kids corn maze, pumpkin painting and giant pumpkins. Sept.27; visit website for hours. Carlsbad Strawberry Fields at Cannon Rd. & Interstate 5. www.carlsbadstrawberrycompany.com
Oma’s Pumpkin Patch. Hay bale maze, petting corral, Cottonseed Mountain, covered hay rides and more. Tuesdays-Saturdays Sept. 24-Oct. 31, 10 am-7 pm. $5-$12. 14950 El Monte Rd., Lakeside. www.omaspumpkinpatch.com
Big Horse Corn Maze & Harvest Festival. Hang out at this impressive corn maze and have fun with pony rides, pig races, a pumpkin patch, corn cannon, contests and a mini hay maze for younger visitors on weekends. Sept. 28-Oct. 27; visit website for complete schedule including maze and event hours. 33320 Temecula Parkway, Temecula. www.bighorsecornmaze.com
Updated: September 2019