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Bay Area’s Best Pumpkin Patches

Where to pick your own pumpkins or fire them through a giant machine gun. Seriously.
By - posted 10/8/2019 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.

Clancy’s Pumpkin Patch & Mini Hay Maze

San Francisco | 2101 Sloat Blvd | October 1 – 31 | Open Daily 9 am to 9 pm
Keep it local; this pumpkin patch is right in San Francisco. You will find pumpkins of all sizes and shapes. Gourds, corn stalks, and Indian corn are in abundance. During October, come see the ghosts in their trees, the scarecrows in their patch, and let the kiddos crawl through a tiny hay maze made just for little kids.

Arata’s Pumpkin Farm

Half Moon Bay | 185 Verde Rd. | 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 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 a haunted barn, a petting zoo, pony rides, a free 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. | 9 am to 4 pm Daily
This pumpkin patch located on a cheese farm features tons of free activities including learning how to milk a cow, a hay maze, and free hayrides. Plus you can dig for your own potatoes, pick your own organic pumpkin, eat some pumpkin ice cream, and listen to live music on weekends. Plus there’s free attractions for the whole family including farm animals, a gigantic straw bale pyramid, a big play pit full of corn kernels, and rubber duck races. Plus there’s even more paid attractions for the kids available on weekends.

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 33 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.

McClelland’s Dairy

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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