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 Station in Rancho Bernardo and Bonita. Both locations feature an 8-foot-tall corn maze, petting zoo, pumpkin farm, tractor hay wagon, train ride and u-pick sunflowers. Oct. 1-31. Free admission; fee for some activities. 13421 Highland Valley Rd., San Diego & 5354 Sweetwater Rd., Bonita. 858-566-7466. www.pumpkinstation.com
Bates Nut Farm’s Pumpkin Patch. Pick from an array of pumpkins and enjoy tractor hayrides, a petting corral, straw maze and pony rides. Open daily, Sept. 18-Oct. 31, 9 am-5 pm. Weekends include live entertainment, food trucks and family-friendly attractions. Free parking and admission from Set.18-30 and October weekdays. $8 parking per car on October weekends. 15954 Woods Valley Rd., Valley Center. www.batesnutfarm.biz.
Mountain Valley Ranch. Open 9 am-7 pm, every day from Sept. 25-Oct. 31. Enjoy pony rides, petting zoo, corn cannon, corn maze and an assortment of pumpkins and gourds. Snacks and refreshments are available on weekends. 842 Hwy. 78, Ramona. www.mountainvalleyranch.com/pumpkin-patch
Carlsbad Pumpkin Patch. Sept. 18-Nov. 8. Open every day from 9 am-7 pm. Open 9 am-10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays in October. Family-friendly activities include tractor rides, apple cannon, Bounceland and a 1.5-mile corn maze trail. Haunted corn maze every Fri. and Sat. Oct.1-31, 7-10 pm. 1050 Cannon Rd., Carlsbad. www.carlsbadstrawberrycompany.com/pumpkin
FREE Summers Past Farms. Sept. 25-October. Wander through the pumpkin patch to find your favorite pumpkin. Corn maze and hay bale fort for little kids. Fall hours: Thurs.-Sat. 9 am-4 pm and Sun.10 am-4 pm. 15602 Olde Hwy. 80, Flinn Springs. www.summerspastfarms.com
Updated: September 2021