Pumpkin Patches: Ventura County and Beyond

    pumpkin patches Ventura County

    Happy Fall, y’all!

    Fall is HERE! Which also means HALLOWEEN!  Soon, the air will get cooler, the sun will go down sooner, and we’ll switch out our tank tops and flip-flops for sweaters and boots (well…kind of). Our children are planning Halloween costumes and jack-o-lantern designs. With the change of the seasons comes many family traditions, including a trip to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, take a spin through a corn maze, and try your hand at carnival games!  So, we are sharing all the wonderful pumpkin patches in and around Ventura County to enjoy with your family.

    Below, we have compiled a list of pumpkin patches in + around Ventura County.  We hope you find the perfect pumpkin! (We will continue to update the guide as more Pumpkin Patches open).

    For more family fun this autumn, don’t forget to check out our Ultimate Guide to Halloween + Fall and our Guide to Apple Orchards!

    Top 5 Tips For Enjoying A Pumpkin Patch in Ventura County.

    • The best time to go to a pumpkin patch is to go during the week. That’s because it’s less crowded than on weekends when everyone decides to go.
    • The weather during the fall can be unpredictable so bring layers to adjust accordingly. Also, bring some sunscreen!
    • Bring your own wagon if permitted to carry those pumpkins in.
    • Bring some picnic items because you might find the perfect picnic spot to enjoy the scenes.
    • Grab a few extra small pumpkins (usually around a couple of dollars) to paint and enjoy all October!


    18540 E. Telegraph Road
    Santa Paula, CA 93060

    DATES: October 1st – October 31 :::  8:00am to dusk.
    ADMISSION: $10

    Come enjoy the corn maze on the 30+ acre farm. It will be filled with 15 acres of pumpkin picking, pick your own fields (strawberries and veggies), hay pyramid, wagon rides, animal center, petting zoo, barrel train ride, corn fields, and sunflower field expedition. Live music on weekends Only.

    • Tractor -Drawn Wagon Ride
    • 30 acres of Pumpkin Patch
    • Entry to pick your own fields
    • Hay Pyramids
    • Animal Center
    • Lives Performers Weekends only.
    • Wheelbarrows (personal wagons & strollers encouraged.)
    • Photo Opportunities
    • 360-degree view of the Valley
    • Corn Expedition
    • Sunflower Picking

    Purchase tickets and find more info on their website.

    3277 E Ojai Ave
    Ojai, CA 93023

    DATES: October 1 – October 31 (7 Days a Week) :::   10am-7pm
    ADMISSION: FREE Admission

    Come spend a day in the fresh Ojai country air! We offer a great selection of pumpkins from tiny to extra-large “Big Mac” pumpkins, a wide variety of squash, gourds, Indian Corn, and seasonal farm-fresh produce.

    Daytime Hay Wagon Rides
    Saturdays & Sundays. :::  12-5pm
    $5 – per person
    Daytime hay wagon rides on Saturdays & Sundays. ​No Hayrides on Halloween.

    Find more info on their website.

    30116 Bouquet Canyon Rd.
    Santa Clarita, CA 91290

    DATES: Sept. 30 – October 31(Monday – Friday)  :::   9am-6pm
    ADMISSION: FREE Admission and FREE Parking


    Enjoy farm animals, straw bale maze and side all day. Pony rides, farm train, wagon rides, archery, axe throwing and crafts available weekdays from 2pm – 6pm.

    Find more info on their website.

    30116 Bouquet Canyon Rd.
    Santa Clarita, CA 91290

    DATES: October 13 – October 31
    Monday – Friday ::: 2pm – 7pm
    Saturdays :::  10am – 7pm
    Sundays :::  12pm – 9pm
    October 31 ::: 9am – 4pm

    Come enjoy the pumpkin patch throughout the week.

    Find more info on their website.

    5100 Olivas Park Dr.
    Ventura, CA

    DATES: Various days throughout October  ::: 9am – 6pm
    ADMISSION: $.100

    Come enjoy a hayride and a corn maze, a hay maze and hay bales and of course the best pumpkins in town! All for just $1.00 entry fee. We are pet friendly for friendly pets! Come get the first pick!

    Find more info on their website.

    103 S. Mills Rd
    Ventura, CA
    DATES: Sept. 29 – October 31 ::: 10am to 9pm. (Closing 6pm Halloween Day)
    ADMISSION: FREE Admission

    Stroll under the Big Tent while picking that Perfect Pumpkin-from Mini to Giant- we have it all!

    • Kids Activities and Family Photo Opportunities!
    • Pumpkins – from Mini to Giant!
    • Plenty of Covered Outdoor Space

    Find more info on their website.

    4000 East Pleasant Valley Rd.
    Oxnard, CA
    DATES:  Various dates throughout October.  Friday – Sunday :::  10am – sunset.

    We are a family owned and operated business. All pumpkins were grown on site pesticide free. Rancho Bonito offer many different varieties of pumpkin from typical carving to more decorative types. There are cut flowers, fresh pesticide-free sweet corn and many different photo ops. Please come enjoy finding your perfect pumpkin!

    Find more info on their website.


    1898 1/2 Simi Town Center Way
    Simi Valley, CA. 93065

    450 E. Thousand Oaks
    Thousand Oaks, CA. 91360
    DATES:  Sept. 29 – October 31
    Days and Times:

    Monday – Thursday 3pm – 9pm
    Friday 3pm – 10pm
    Saturday 11am – 10pm
    Sunday 11am – 9pm
    Closing October 31st at 7pm

    ADMISSION: FREE Admission but attractions use a ticket system.

    Enjoy mechanical rides, blow up slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, and a petting zoo too! There is a HUGE supply of fresh pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, many varieties of squash and gourds too! As well as scarecrows, cornstalks, Indian corn, and straw bales for you!

    Find more info on their website.

    3370 Sunset Valley Road
    Moorpark, CA 93021

    DATES: Sept. 30 – October 31 ::: Festival Hours: 9am – 6pm
    ADMISSION: $14.00 – At Gate ONLY Monday – Friday
    On-line tickets required on weekends.

    Included with Admission:

    • Tractor-drawn Wagon Rides
    • Corn Maze
    • Farmer Craig’s Chicken Show
    • Gigantic Pumpkin Patch
    • Entry to Pick Your Own Fields (pickings separate)
    • Photo Opportunities
    • Pumpkin House
    • Corn Stalk Labyrinth (on Oct. 10)
    • Giant Tractor Display
    • Pumpkin Displays
    • Giant Spiders
    • Harvest Basket
    • Misting Tunnel
    • Hay Climbing Pyramids
    • Animal Center
    • Play Equipment
    • Cotton Harvester & Combine Slides
    • Fun Hill with Tunnels and Wooden Firetruck
    • Wooden Train
    • Wooden School Bus

    Purchase tickets and find more info on their website.


    Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

    1 Irvine Park Rd
    Orange, CA 92869

    DATES: September 16 – October 31
    ADMISSION: FREE Admission. Tickets required for activities.

    Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch in Orange County is fun for the entire family. Come out and enjoy the many activities for kids of all ages. The Pumpkin Patch is located just behind the train station and admission is FREE. Please note that a gate entrance fee will be charged by the County of Orange for each vehicle that enters Irvine Regional Park.

    Find more info on their website.

    10100 Jefferson Blvd.
    Culver City, CA 90232

    DATES: October 5 – October 31  :::   9am – 9pm
    ADMISSION: Admissions range from $8 – $25

    Mr. Bones offers a huge selection of pumpkins, gourds, and squash from farms in Northern California and Oregon, several of which are organic.

    Find more info on their website.

    1650 Santa Monica Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

    DATES: Sept. 30 – October 31  :::  Varies Times
    ADMISSION: $2.50 for 15 years and older.  Must Pay for Attractions.

    Are you seeking an ideal, long-stemmed, and delightfully plump pumpkin? Your search ends at Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch, conveniently nesteled in the urban landscape! Immerse yourself in the harvest festival charm as you explore our patch adorned with an abundance of straw bales, pumpkins, and gourds.

    And that’s not all – for the young and restless, we provide bounce houses, pony rides, a chance to engage with adorable creatures in our petting zoo, a train ride, a mini straw maze, giant inflatable slides, games, kiddie rides, face painting, and numerous adorable photo-op spots.

    Find more info on their website.

    5380 3/4 University Dr.
    Irvine, CA 92612

    DATES: Through Oct. 31

    Sunday thru Thursday: 9am to 6pm*
    Fridays and Saturdays: 9am to 9pm*
    Halloween Day: 9am to 3pm*

    ADMISSION: Monday thru Friday morning $20 – Friday starting at 12pm, and Saturdays & Sundays $22 – Children 2 and under are FREE

    Have you ever picked your own pumpkin right out of the pumpkin patch? Tanaka Farms is one of the only farms in Orange County with a REAL pumpkin patch! Includes Entry, unlimited Wagon Rides, Barnyard Educational Exhibit, Corn Maze, and the U-Pick Pumpkin Fields. DOES NOT INCLUDE A PUMPKIN.

    Find more info on their website.

    4725 Woodman Ave.,
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

    DATES: Sept. 30 – October 31
    Sunday – Thursday –  10am – 8pm
    Friday – Saturday – 10am – 9pm
    ADMISSION: FREE Admission and Parking

    Find more info on their website.


    1050 Cannon Rd
    Carlsbad, CA 92008
    DATES: September 22nd – November 5th :::  9am-6pm
    ADMISSION: $10 per person | Children 5 and under free

    Includes entrance to pumpkin patch, photo opportunities, shaded seating area, and marigold field

    What is the Halloween season if you didn’t get a great photo (or several) with some pumpkins? We know that photos in a pumpkin patch are a hallmark of the Halloween season, for families, couples, and friends, so we’ve come prepared with giant pumpkins, perfect for the social media photo. Visit us on the weekends and where games and food will make it a memory to last a lifetime. We love when your family visits our family farm – it’s like our family is continuously growing larger, and we couldn’t be happier about it!

    Find more info on their website.

    28950 California 18
    Skyforest, CA 92385
    DATES: Various dates in October.

    Enjoy a park-wide pumpkin patch, seasonal entertainment, special activities, themed food & beverages, and more!

    Find more info on their website.

    5 Different Locations
    DATES: September 30 – October 31

    All locations have FREE Parking & Admission. Let the adventure begin at one of our Pumpkin Station locations. Pumpkins, kiddie rides, giant slides, inflatable play centers, petting zoos, game zones.

    Find more info on their website.


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    Cascia Smith
    Cascia was born and raised in the Arizona heat. While receiving her Pre-Med degree at HIU in California, a blonde, surfing, skateboarding boy stole her heart. In 2004, she married Chuck and had many adventures living in Arizona, California and Colorado. They now call Simi Valley home and have three wild and curious children - Becker (10), Bodie (7) and Lyla (6). She has been blessed to be a teacher, summer camp staff/program director, SAHM and now the owner of Ventura County Mom Collective. Playing guitar, writing songs, and reading any and every parenting book helps keep her sane and happy! A good cup of coffee or a bubbly La Croix can usually be found in her hand! She tries to live by the motto "I'd rather recover from failure than live with regret.


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