The 9 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
Tapia Brothers Farm Pumpkin Patch.
Photograph: Monique Batac Tapia Brothers Farm Pumpkin Patch.
By Danielle DiMeglio |
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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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See our trip to the Tanaka Farms Hello Kitty pumpkin patch last year.

Best pumpkin patches in L.A.

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Tapia Brothers Pumpkin Patch
Photograph: Courtesy Monique Batac
Attractions, Farms

Tapia Brothers Farm

icon-location-pin Van Nuys

Get lost. No really, get lost in Tapia Brothers Farm’s epic corn maze (an entire lot across from the patch itself) with a much-needed map and a sheet full of trivia questions. Scavenge through the maze for the answers and once you've found them all, submit your name in a drawing for a chance to win a cash prize—an early treat for your navigation efforts. The festive pumpkin patch also offers—you guessed it—pumpkins galore, as well as a fresh farmers’ market (with addicting kettle corn), a mouth-watering roasted corn stand, kids play area, bounce houses, hay wagon ride, and tractor-pulled train. Be sure to check it out on the weekends so you have all the activities at your disposal.

Mon-Fri 9am-6pm; Sat, Sun 9am-TBD (longer weekend hours). Oct 5-31.

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Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
Photograph: Courtesy Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
Attractions, Farms

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

icon-location-pin Culver City

When it comes to celebrity sightings, you probably wouldn't think of visiting the local pumpkin patch. But at longtime favorite Mr. Bones, Hollywood stars and their offspring can't stay away from the Halloween fun. This family-owned, Los Angeles mainstay would pop up every year in Beverly Hills before recently moving to its new location in Century City. You can expect the beloved Pumpkin Village featuring festive activities like bounce houses, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, live entertainment and food trucks to fuel your pumpkin picking.

Mon-Thu, Sun 9am-8pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-9pm; Oct 5-30

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Forneris Farms Pumpkin Patch
Photograph: Courtesy Forneris Farms
Attractions, Farms

Forneris Farms

icon-location-pin San Fernando Valley

Forneris Farms is back again with a four-acre cornfield maze, weekend pony rides, live entertainment and, of course, an impressive selection of pumpkins. Tractor rides will take pumpkin patch goers on a narrated tour through the cornfields and around the farm. Kids can enjoy their own harvest haven by running through a hay bale mini maze, climbing the hay pyramid and getting wild in the giant pumpkin jumper (always a good outlet for the inevitable sugar rush). If you’re not stopping by the petting zoo, playing harvest-themed games for prizes or leading the quest for that perfect pumpkin, take advantage of the refreshments and solid people watching opportunities. Pony rides, the petting zoo and face painting are weekends only. Everything is cash only, but there is an ATM on site.

Daily 9am-6pm; Oct 6—Oct 31.

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Underwood Family Farms
Photograph: Courtesy Underwood Family Farms
Things to do

Underwood Family Farms

icon-location-pin Ventura County

Every October, Underwood Family Farms becomes an autumnal wonderland as it celebrates its annual Fall Harvest Festival with different events every weekend ranging from Western Weekend to All About Pumpkins. For the entire month, guests can come and be entertained by live music, animal shows, corn mazes and an endless amount of pumpkins. Admission to the festival is $15 per person for the first two weekends and then $20 for the following weekends in October. Weekday admission is $6, free for children two and younger, and parking is free. Check the site for more details.

Daily 9am-6pm. Sept 29—Oct 31.

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Tina's Pumpkin Patch
Photograph: Courtesy of Monique Batac
Attractions, Farms

Tina's Pumpkin Patch

icon-location-pin 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, free straw maze and inflatable slide. The patch is located in a sizeable (somewhat desolate) lot, so there’s plenty of free parking available.

Sun-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-9pm. Oct 5—31.

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Shawn's Pumpkin Patch
Photograph: Courtesy Monique Batac
Attractions, Farms

Shawn's Pumpkin Patch

icon-location-pin LAX/Westchester

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 usually range from $3-$9 with most falling toward the cheaper end. Last year, the patch boasted giant slides, obstacle courses, merry-go-rounds, bungee jumps, petting zoos, train rides and more—it should really be called a pumpkin carnival. If it's anything like past years, the massive size of this pumpkin patch, jam-packed with countless pumpkins and activities for all ages, guarantees tons of pre-Halloween fun.

Location and times to be announced. Check online for more details.

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Pa's Pumpkin Patch
Photograph: Courtesy Pa's Pumpkin Patch
Attractions, Farms

Pa's Pumpkin Patch

icon-location-pin Long Beach

Who said county fair season is over? There’s no reason a pumpkin patch can’t bring back the same memories of booth games, carnival rides and sugary indulgences. Treat yourself to a weekend of classic festival favorites like giant slides, fun houses and more—all harvest-themed, of course. Beyond a massive collection of varied pumpkins to choose from, the patch is also full of haystacks, corn stalks and gourds (for that epic Halloween party you’re throwing). Kids can enjoy a mini train ride, jump houses and face painting. It’s a little kid’s dream, so be prepared to take them to every single ride and game—you'll be a shoe-in for the parent of the year award. Parking is free and discounts can be found on Groupon and Yelp.

Sept 28, Oct 31 5pm-9pm; Oct 1-5, 8-12 3pm-9pm; Oct 15-30 10am-9pm. All Saturdays and Sundays 10am-9pm. Sept 28-Oct 31.

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Whittier Pumpkin Patch
Photograph: Courtesy Whittier Pumpkin Patch
Attractions

Whittier Pumpkin Patch

icon-location-pin San Gabriel Valley

If you're an SGV dweller looking to entertain your youngsters and buy some pumpkins while you are at it, head to Whittier Pumpkin Patch. It is a family destination where guests can pick from their bounty of pumpkins, make a furry companion at the petting zoo, reach new heights on their inflatable jumpers and then ride around on a pony. Admission is free and the prices of the activities vary. Everything is cash only, but there's an ATM on site.

Daily 9am-9pm. Oct 1-31.

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Tanaka Farms
Photograph: Courtesy Tanaka Farms
Attractions, Farms

Tanaka Farms

icon-location-pin Irvine

Want to take your pumpkin picking up a notch? Make your way to Tanaka Farms in Irvine for a Hello Kitty-themed farm experience featuring festive activities like wagon rides, a corn maze, petting zoo and sunflower fields. During the Fall Harvest Festival every weekend in October, you can also expect ATV rides, face painting, interactive kid-friendly activities and tasty treats, from hot dogs and churros to shaved ice and lemondae. Plus, if you want to stock up on more than pumpkins, the U-pick vegetable patch is open daily for your merry picking.

Daily 9am-6pm; Sept 22-Oct 31.

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