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Tapia Brothers Farm Pumpkin Patch.
Photograph: Monique Batac Tapia Brothers Farm Pumpkin Patch.

The best pumpkin patches in Los Angeles

Here are the best pumpkin patches sprouting up all over the city with pumpkins aplenty and tons of festive activities

By Danielle DiMeglio and Time Out editors

Looking to pick out the perfect pumpkin? You’re in the right place. Whether you’re looking for a quaint patch where you can pick up your squash and go or a massive farm featuring family games, tractor rides and petting zoos, there are plenty of patches in L.A. to suit your fancy. Every October, tiny parking lot patches sprout up all over the city and local farms bring out their best orange squash—from tiny little fellas to massive twenty-pounders. The next time you’re looking to carve with family and friends or perhaps whip up some tasty pumpkin desserts (hello, pumpkin pie), check out our guide to the best pumpkin patches in Los Angeles. 

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Best pumpkin patches in L.A.

Tanaka Farms
Photograph: Courtesy Tanaka Farms

1. Tanaka Farms

Attractions Farms Irvine

This Irvine favorite (known for its Hello Kitty-themed farm experience the past couple of years) is featuring two pumpkin-picking options this fall. From Monday to Friday, you can partake in a socially-distanced wagon ride ($25) that includes a ride around the 30-acre farm and a stop at the pumpkin cannon, followed by the opportunity for U-pick veggies and a pumpkin. On weekends, you’ll find a similar offering but experienced from your own car ($20).

Sept 19–Oct 31: Daily 9am–5pm.

Forneris Farms Pumpkin Patch
Photograph: Courtesy Forneris Farms

2. Forneris Farms

Attractions Farms San Fernando Valley

Forneris Farms is back again but with a scaled back version of its harvest festival (no corn maze, pony rides or petting zoo). They will, however, still host a pumpkin patch in some form, but more details are still to-be-announced. Just a heads up that typically everything is cash only, but there is an ATM on site.

Opens late-September/October; details TBA.

Underwood Family Farms
Photograph: Courtesy Underwood Family Farms

3. Underwood Family Farms

Things to do Ventura County

Every October, Underwood Family Farms becomes an autumnal wonderland as it celebrates its annual Fall Harvest Festival. For the entire month, guests can come and be entertained by wagon rides, a pick-your-own field and an endless amount of pumpkins. Admission to the festival is $15 on Saturdays and Sundays, with discounts available for the opening weekend an don Halloween. Weekday admission is $8, free for children two and younger, and parking is free. Check the site for more details; reservations are strongly encouraged.

Oct1–31: Daily 9am–6pm.

Tina's Pumpkin Patch
Photograph: Courtesy of Monique Batac

4. Tina’s Pumpkin Patch

Attractions Farms Sherman Oaks

There’s something about encountering a friendly llama that makes the trip to this tiny but charming patch so worth while. Maybe you’re not into the whole pumpkin picking thing—or even Halloween at all—but interacting with these highly entertaining petting zoo animals is one memory you need to create. The patch itself sits under a large tent with piles of pumpkins available at a great price. Young pumpkin patch-goers can enjoy a pony ride, train rides and a free straw maze. The patch is located in the Westfield Fashion Square lot, so there’s plenty of free parking available.

Oct 2–31: Sun–Thu 10am–8pm; Fri, Sat 10am–9pm.

Shawn's Pumpkin Patch
Photograph: Courtesy Monique Batac

5. Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch

Attractions Farms Palms

If you’re on a budget before the holidays and still looking for a lively pumpkin patch experience, Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch is definitely the spot for you. Like most patches, admission is free and activity prices range from $3–$9 with most falling toward the cheaper end. The Mar Vista patch can only host limited activities this year, but you’ll still find a petting zoo, train rides, a mini straw maze and a sand art booth.

Oct 3 10am–9pm; Oct 4 10am–8pm. Oct 8–31: Mon–Thu 1–8pm; Fri, Sat 10am–9pm; Sun 10am–8pm. Closed Oct 5–7.

Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkins
Photograph: Courtesy Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkins

6. Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin Patch

Things to do Hollywood

Things we particularly value in 2020: online ordering, delivery, free parking and curbside service. This seasonal pumpkin patch, located right in the center of Hollywood, is thankfully offering all of the above, plus a socially-distanced patch if you prefer an in-person hunt for pumpkins, gourds and corn. You can pick up a decorating kit, as well ($10; carving kit $22).

Oct 3–31: Mon–Thu 11am–8pm; Fri, Sat 10am–9pm; Sun 10am–8pm


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