Go for a pumpkin or two but stay for the face painting, bounce houses, and photo ops—without delay, here are our favorite pumpkin patches near LA

Every year, autumn delivers its own special magic—the air is a little crisper, the leaves change to fiery reds, oranges, and golds (fine, it’s mostly palm trees, but stay with us), and the season brings festive traditions your family has grown to love. Whether you spend the day picking the perfect pumpkin for your porch, pose in front of hay bales for the Gram, or escape the city for some fall festival fun, we’ve got the best events in SoCal that will leave you screaming, “Fall-elujah!”

Culver City: Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Since 1987, this beloved pumpkin patch has been a fan fave for myriad LA families. In addition to seeing ghouls and ghosts during your visit, you may also catch a glimpse of some movie stars as Mr. Bones is famous for being a celeb hotspot. With a focus on bringing a farm experience to the city, this pumpkin patch features lots of festive activities to get your brood in the Halloween mood. Stop by the Pumpkin Village and Tipi Villages; get your faces painted; explore the straw maze; check out the Mr. Bones Super Slide, Rainbow Slide, and Itsy-Bitsy Spider Bounce; visit with some furry friends at the petting zoo; pick out a pumpkin and decorate it on-site; and enjoy lots of live entertainment and delicious food truck delights.

For an extra special VIP experience on Sat. and Sun., you can purchase a Plus Pass that gets you bonuses like expedited patch entry, free drinks and snacks, unlimited access to certain activities, and even access to private toilets – ooh la la…or should we say boo la la.

When: Oct. 5 – Oct. 29, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: Tickets are available online beginning Oct. 1 and they often sell out, so plan accordingly. Entry ranges from $10 – $30 depending on date, and tickets for activities start at $1 each. Ticket packages are also available for a discounted rate and an unlimited kid’s pass costs $30.

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
10100 Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City
Online: mrbonespumpkinpatch.com

Los Cerritos: Fallstivities Pumpkin Patch

Get a little shopping done at the Los Cerritos Mall then head over to the Fallstivities Pumpkin Patch for a frightfully fun-filled day of Halloween activities. From bounce house inflatables, an inflatable rock climb, a Big Trike Track, and lighted scooters to a new Baby Shark Land (for ages 2 – 4), music and food, face painting, and photo ops with Snoopy and the Gang, Scooby Doo, and Barbie, your fam will be smiling from ear to ear. Of course, you also come here for the pumpkins and there’s a swell selection of those as well.

When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 30, Mon. – Fri, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Sat. – Sun., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: Free admission, but certain activities cost extra

Fallstivities Pumpkin Patch
Los Cerritos Mall
239 Los Cerritos Ct.
Online: fallstivitiespumpkinpatch.com

Santa Monica: Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch

If you’re on the hunt for a long-stemmed, delightfully plump pumpkin, you’ve come to the right place. Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch has a great selection of pumpkins and gourds, but there are tons of cool activities too. Check out the bounce houses, pony rides, petting zoo, train rides, mini straw maze, giant inflatable slides, face painting, and oodles of photo ops.

When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 31. Daily hours vary, so be sure to check the schedule online.
Cost: Entrance fee is $2.50 per person (ages 15 and above) on Sat. and Sun. while younger kids are free. Weekdays are free for everyone.

Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch
11650 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica
Online: shawnspumpkinpatch.com

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Moorpark: Underwood Family Farms

Much to everyone’s delight, Underwood’s famous Fall Harvest Festival returns to Moorpark once again this year with more autumnal activities than ever. Your family will love the pumpkin patch, pumpkin house, hay pyramids, animal center, pig races, cotton harvester and combine slides, tractor-drawn wagon rides, corn maze, fun hill with tunnels and wooden fire truck, misting tunnel, live bands, theme weekends, and so much more!

When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 31, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Weekend tickets are only available online and range from $26 – $30 per person depending on when you visit. Admission Mon. – Fri. is available at the gate only and costs $14. Admission price includes all activities.

Underwood Family Farms
3370 Sunset Valley Rd.
Online: underwoodfamilyfarms.com/fall-harvest

Sherman Oaks: Tina’s Pumpkin Patch

If you’re looking for a more chill pumpkin patch vibe, Tina’s may be straight up your alley. Located in the Westfield Fashion Square Mall parking lot (off Woodman & the 101 Fwy), this low-key pumpkin patch features a fab selection of pumpkins and lots of exciting activities, including pony rides, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch train, bouncers, a giant slide and a straw maze.

When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 31, Sun. – Thurs., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Fri. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: Free admission and parking.

Tina’s Pumpkin Patch
Westfield Fashion Square Mall
4725 Woodman Ave.
Sherman Oaks
Online: tinaspumpkinpatch.com

Encino: Tapia Bros. Farm Stand and Pumpkin Patch

This farm-fresh market stand is well-known for its super fresh fruits and veggies, but come October, their pumpkin patch is where it’s at. In addition to an awesome selection of pumpkins, guests will love checking out the corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides, and train rides.

When: Oct. 1 – Oct. 31. Open daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. the first couple weeks, then 9 a.m. – late (time TBD) as the dates get closer Halloween.
Cost: $3 per person (admission cost can be applied toward your purchase of a pumpkin).

Tapia Bros. Farm Stand
5251 Hayvenhurst Ave.
Online: facebook.com/TapiaBrosFarm

Irvine: Irvine Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch makes for a fun fall day out with the fam! Located behind the train station, the pumpkin patch features tons of activities that will delight all ages including a haunted house, hay maze, train rides, hayrides, moon bounce, panning for gold, face painting, John Deere racers, pumpkin decorating, carnival games, and more.

When: Sept. 16 – Oct. 31, weekdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Admission is free. Activity tickets are $7 each or buy a book of 15 for $90. Parking is $3 on weekdays, $5 on weekends, and $7 on holidays.

Irvine Railroad
1 Irvine Park Rd.
Online: irvineparkrailroad.com/events/pumpkin-patch

Irvine: Tanaka Farms

Ever dreamed of picking your very own pumpkin right out of the pumpkin patch? Tanaka Farms is one of the only farms in Orange County that features a real pumpkin patch with a “u-pick” option for guests. On weekdays, other festive activities include wagon rides, a barnyard educational exhibit, and a corn maze. On weekends, the fun also includes arts and crafts, mini ATVs, festival games, farmer golf, and the famous pumpkin cannon. If you’re hungry, the Tanaka Grill serves up delicious farm fare Wed. – Sun., and the produce market stand is open daily.

When: Sept. 16 – Oct. 31, Mon. – Thurs.; Sun., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri. – Sat., 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.;  Halloween, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: Admission Mon. – Fri. until noon is $20. After 12 p.m. on Fri. and all day Sat. – Sun. it’s $22. Children 2 and under are free. Admission includes certain activities, but for others that cost extra, you can buy activity tickets for $6 each or get 6 for $30. Parking is $10 starting at noon on Fri. and all weekend.

Tanaka Farms
5380 ¾ University Dr.
Online: tanakafarms.com/tanaka-farms-pumpkin-patch

Costa Mesa: Tanaka Farms Hana Field Pumpkin Patch and Flower Fields

For a more unique and relaxed experience, visit Tanaka Farms’ second location – the Hana Field Pumpkin Patch and Flower Fields in Costa Mesa. With 8 acres of u-pick pumpkins and fields of blooming flowers as far as the eye can see, you can take your time exploring as long as you like and get some great photos along the way. There’s also a corn maze, flower picking (when available), a barnyard educational exhibit with lots of animals, a kids’ play area, a cow train, arts and crafts, face painting, and a pumpkin cannon. If you work up an appetite, grab a bite from the Hana Field food truck or bring food of your own and picnic on site.

When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 29, Sat. – Sun. only, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Admission is $10 per person (kids under age 2 are free). Certain activities are included, but others cost $6 each or get 6 tickets for $30. No parking passes are required this year.

Hana Field by Tanaka Farms
427 Anton Blvd.
Costa Mesa
Online: tanakafarms.com/hana-field-pumpkin-patch

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Skyforest: Pumpkins in the Pines

Pumpkins in the Pines returns to SkyPark at Santa’s Village this fall with family-friendly activities galore, including a park-wide pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, costume contests, pumpkin painting, the Legend of Sleepy Hollow Puppet Show, and lots of tasty seasonal food and beverages to enjoy.

When: Oct. 7 – Oct. 29, Sat. – Sun. only, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: Costs cover park admission, as well as access to Pumpkins in the Pines – $59 per person (ages 13-59), $49 per person (ages 4 -12 and ages 60 – 74). Young ones (under 3) and the young at heart (75 and over) are free. Parking is $10.

SkyPark at Santa’s Village
28950 California 18
Online: skyparksantasvillage.com

Redlands: Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Farm

Want to escape LA for the day and fulfill all your pumpkin spiced dreams? Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Farm is only a 60 – 90 min. drive from the city and is well worth the trip. With gorgeous fall foliage, stunning flower gardens, the largest outdoor pumpkin patch and largest petting zoo in SoCal, rides, games, ponies, a corn maze, lots of delicious food and more, it’s the perfect getaway for the season.

When: Sept. 22 – Oct. 31, Mon. – Thur., 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri. 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; and Sun. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: Tickets range from $6 – $17 for kids and $11 – $28 for adults, depending on the day you visit. Littles aged 2 and under are free. Certain activities are included in cost of admission, while other rides and attractions require additional tickets. Parking is also free.

Live Oak Canyon
32335 Live Oak Canyon Rd.
Online: liveoakcanyon.com

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Descanso Gardens

La Canada Flintridge: Descanso Gardens

One of our favorite haunts during Halloween season is Descanso Gardens and their annual family-friendly Carved event. You can’t buy a pumpkin here, but you can soak up tons of inspiration strolling by the incredible pumpkin carvings lining the Camellia Forest. As visitors wander the route and and pass through the picturesque Rose Garden, they will be enchanted by glowing jack-o’-lanterns, fallen tree sculptures, and whimsical displays. And don’t miss the Día de los Muertos altar, the popular Pumpkin House, giant carved pumpkins, and a glow-in-the-dark installation called Rhizome by Tom & Lien Dekyvere.

When: Oct. 6 – Oct. 29, daily 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: Tickets are timed entry and must be purchased in advance online. General admission ranges from $35 – $45 for adults and $25 – $30 for children. Kids under 2 are free but still require tickets.

Decsanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada Flintridge
Online: descansogardens.org/programs-events/carved

Pomona: Pumpkin Festival at Cal Poly

Cal Poly’s Huntley College of Agriculture grows 40,000 pumpkins annually for this festival which draws as many as 120,000 visitors, making it one of the largest events in the entire California State University system. In addition to pumpkins, the festival features two corn mazes, a sunflower field, a petting farm, games, hay wagon rides, live music, artisan craft vendors, food and drinks, and fun displays and demonstrations from Huntley College student clubs and agricultural organizations. There’s also a new Pumpkin Land filled with an amazing variety of pumpkins and gourds making beautiful creations.

When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 29, Fri. – Sun., 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: Adults are $10 on weekends and $6 on Value Fri. Kids (ages 3 – 12) are $8 on weekends and $4 on Value Fri. Littles under age 3 are free. Tickets sell out, so purchase early online if you plan on attending. Some activities are included in the admission price, while others cost extra. Activity wristbands can be purchased that give visitors unlimited access to all ticketed attractions.

Cal Poly Pomona
4102 S. University Dr.
Online: cpp.edu/pumpkinfestival

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