Fun pumpkin patches near the Bay Area

Organic gourds and festive hayrides beckon at these Bay Area pumpkin patches.
Photograph: Yelp/Shira W. Arata Pumpkin Farm
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Whether you're looking to carve a jack-o’-lantern, wander through a corn maze with the kids or arrange a festive horn-shaped basket of colorful squash for the Thanksgiving table, these local pumpkin farms will help you achieve peak holiday cheer.

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Best pumpkin patches in the Bay Area

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Clancy's Pumpkin Patch
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Clancy's Pumpkin Patch

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Clancy’s opened San Francisco’s first pumpkin patch in 1979 and has been offering pumpkins, squash, hayrides and decorative corn stalks to city dwellers for the past three decades.

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Arata Pumpkin Farm
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Arata’s Pumpkin Farm

Half Moon Bay is famous for its annual Pumpkin Festival, and the area is full of worthy pumpkin farms leading up to Halloween. Arata’s isn’t your typical patch of land, though, it hosts a massive Minotaur’s labyrinth hay maze, a haunted barn and a gladiator ring.

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The Great Peter Pumpkin Patch
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Great Peter Pumpkin Patch

A pumpkin patch on a cheese farm is what dreams are made of. In addition to picking out a choice gourd, visitors can milk a cow, dig for potatoes and taste homemade ice cream and cheese.

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Lemos Farm
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Lemos Farm

Bring the kids and stroll through the pumpkin patches, ride the Ghost Train, take a hayride and visit the haunted house and petting zoo. Just beware the seasonal traffic around Half Moon Bay.

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Speer Family Farms Pumpkin Patch
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Speer Family Farms

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Speer Family Farms transforms Alameda’s waterfront Naval Air Station into a Halloween fun fest. Look out for locally grown valley pumpkins, a petting zoo, a four-story ship slide, a play area and more.

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J.E. Perry Farms Pumpkin Patch
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Perry Family Pumpkin Patch

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Halloween in Alameda County wouldn’t be the same without Farmer Joe, proprietor of J.E. Perry Farms in Fremont. Visiting the organic pumpkin patch gives you the chance to see a real working farm, complete with tractor rides and forklifts.

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