It can be sunny and sweaty in Southern California, but grab your favorite flannel and boots and head to one of the many pumpkin patches in town this spooky season.
Almost every city has pumpkin-filled parking lots, storefronts, or farms, but here are a few places to pick the perfect pumpkin while embracing the Halloween spirit.
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
Popular Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Culver City is a great spot not only to pick the best pumpkin to take home, but also for Halloween-themed photoshoots for Instagram. There’s also a host of activities, including a pumpkin village, skeleton slide, hay maze, petting zoo, and more.
You may want to book a time slot online before stepping in. Admission is $5 from Monday to Friday, and $10 after 5pm Friday. Weekend prices vary between $20 and $30 depending on the date and time. Prices increase for all times during the last week of the month. Guests must sign a COVID and liability waiver prior to entry.
Craft wagon rides, stands, arts and crafts, oh my! Tanaka Farms The ultimate pumpkin patch experience in Irvine with plenty to do for the whole family. on the weekends, they even tanaka grill open is the place to feast on roasted corn, pulled pork sandwiches, churros, kettle corn and more. If that doesn’t tempt you enough, they even have a Hello Kitty-themed pumpkin patch experience.
The farm is open daily from 9am to 6pm and closes at 3pm on Halloween. The entrance fee is $6 and parking is $10. Parking reservations are required from noon on Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Underwood Family Farms
Autumn Harvest Underwood Family Farms Moorpark has a giant pumpkin patch, corn maze, games, toys, live entertainment, country shop and more! You can choose not only your own pumpkin, but also fruits and vegetables. On weekends, there are food stalls that offer triple sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, roasted corn, shaved ice, and pumpkin pie, among other treats.
Admission ranges from $10 on weekdays and $16 to $22 on weekends. Parking is free.
Visit O’ Ween In the Woodland Hills, immersive tunnels are the ultimate Halloween playground, with pumpkin picking and carving, a scarecrow garden, a 40-foot carousel, and 35,000 pumpkins on display. Also, food trucks! He boots in the field this year, although last year he had experience of passing from a car due to the pandemic.
It costs more, tickets are $30 on weekdays and $35 on weekends. Parking is free.
Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival
The annual Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival is back! Pick the perfect pumpkin, feed a goat, milk a cow, ride a hay wagon and get lost in a giant corn maze. There is also an animal farm and a market place with fresh produce, honey and autumn decorations.
Tickets will only be available online. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, admission is free from 15:00 to 20:00 (online reservation still required). On Fridays, it’s $5 for adults and $4 for kids ages 3 to 12. On weekends, admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children. Pumpkin Patch is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.