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Bay Area’s Best Pumpkin Patches for 2021

Where to pick your own pumpkins with fun fall activities
By - posted 10/15/2021 No Comment

Get into the fall spirit by picking out your favorite pumpkin at a local pumpkin patch. Best of all, the pumpkin patches listed below offer free admission for all. Some fun fall activities like their corn mazes or hayrides may require a fee though.

Last Updated 10/11/21

Clancy’s Pumpkin Patch & Mini Hay Maze

San Francisco | 2101 Sloat Blvd | Sept. 22 – Oct. 31 | Mon. – Thu. 9am-8pm, Fri. & Sat. 9am-9pm (Closes at 5 pm on 10/31)
San Francisco | 1620 7th Ave. | Sept. 28 – Oct. 31 | Open daily 9 am to 9 pm (Closes at 5 pm on 10/31)
Clancy’s opened San Francisco’s first Pumpkin Patch in 1979, and now has two pumpkin patches in The City. You’ll find a wide variety of pumpkins as well as gourds, corn stalks, and Indian corn. During October, come see the ghosts in the trees, the scarecrows in their patch, and crawl through the fort. You can even take a hayride in the middle of San Francisco. In past year’s there’s been a hay maze, but we haven’t been able to confirm if it’s been built for 2021. There’s free admission to both locations and 50+ free parking spots at the 7th. Ave location.

Arata’s Pumpkin Farm

Half Moon Bay | 185 Verde Rd. | October Hours: Sun.-Thu. 9 am – 6:30 pm; Fri.-Sat. 9 am – 10:30 pm
Known as the “Pumpkin capital of the west coast” and also home to the annual Pumpkin Festival, Half Moon Bay is your pumpkin destination. Head to Arata’s Pumpkin Farm for dozens of varieties of pumpkins, plus explore their wolrd-famous 2 acre Minotaur’s labyrinth hay maze, constructed entirely out of 7-8 foot tall bales of hay with a completely new design every year. There’s also their haunted barn, a petting zoo, pony rides, hay rides, train rides, a pumpkin river and 6 acre corn field that’s perfect for instagramming.

G&M Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Livermore | 487 East Airway Blvd | Oct.  1 – 30 | Mon.-Fri.: 3 to 6 pm; Sat.-Sun.: 10 am to 6 pm*
G&M Farms offers a huge pumpkin patch with farm animals, a free straw bale maze and corn box which is like a giant sand box filled with corn kernels. Plus don’t miss their epic corn maze. It twists, it turns, it dead-ends; it’s six green acres of good old-fashioned family fun. G&M Farms Cornfield Maze and Pumpkin Patch was voted Best Seasonal Attraction in the East Bay by Diablo Magazine. The Corn Maze is $8 adults / $7 kids (M-Th) and $10 adults / $9 kids (Fri-Sun). Children 5 years and under are free. *Please note, hours for corn maze and activities vary.

The Great Peter Pumpkin Patch & Hay Maze

Petaluma | 4235 Spring Hill Rd. | Weekdays: Noon – 5 pm; Weekends: 9 am to 6 pm
This pumpkin patch located on a cheese farm features tons of free activities including learning how to milk a cow, a corn mazehay maze, and free hay wagon rides. Plus you can cut your own organic pumpkin straight from the vine, eat some pumpkin ice cream, explore the “Western” Town, and listen to live music on weekends. Plus there’s free attractions for the whole family including farm animals and a gigantic straw bale pyramid. There’s free admission and free parking too. 

Petaluma Pumpkin Patch

Petaluma | 450 Stony Point Road | Sept. 27 – Nov 1 | Sun.-Thu.: 10 am to 6 pm; Fri. & Sat.: 10 am to 10 pm
If you like variety, this is the pumpkin patch for you with over 50 varieties of pumpkins, squash, and gourds on over 5 acres. There’s over 35 types of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. Plus don’t miss their 4 acre corn maze featuring 10 foot tall corn stalks, with only one way out; the course usually takes at least 45 minutes to complete. Corn Maze is $7 for the Day Maze; $10 for the Weekend Night Maze (6-10pm)

McClelland’s Dairy – Permanently Closed

Petaluma | 6475 Bodega Avenue | Sept. 28 – Oct. 27 | Sat. & Sun., 10 am to 6 pm
Get a little bit country and find your way through a free hay maze on a working dairy farm. During the month of October, this organic dairy farm becomes McClelland’s Organic Pumpkin Patch. Wander through over seven acres and pick your own pumpkin straight off the vine. Farm admission is free and includes watching cows being milked, a petting farm, a free hay maze, a seed sandbox, tire swings, and more. Additional activities (for purchase) include a haunted house, a haunted forest, a pumpkin blaster (yes, fire 6 pumpkins through a giant machine gun for $18), bounce houses, a giant slide, organic food options and more.

To find more pumpkin patches, check out these great roundups from Red Tricycle and Marin Mommies.

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