Welcome, Great Pumpkin: Pumpkin Patches We Love!
I love living in “Pumpkin Patch Central” and watching local farm stands transform into pumpkin patches almost overnight. And there are tons of options with fun for the whole crew including corn mazes, tractor rides and tasty pumpkin treats. Added plus? Supporting local farmers just feels great!
Before you head out, you might want to check the websites and give them a quick call to double-check operating hours. To keep it simple, I've included all of the links below.
And don’t forget the basics: Come early in the day for cooler weather and easier parking and carry cash if you can. Not every pumpkin patch accepts card payment.
The Three Nunns, who have been farming in Brentwood for more than 150 years, is a family favorite! You can choose from two corn mazes, including a 5-acre maze for the brave members of your group! Folks are encouraged to run around, get dirty and check out more than 40 specialty pumpkin varieties to pluck right from the vines.
Visit Smith Family Farms, where the experience is more like a Pumpkin Harvest than a pumpkin patch. They have pretty much everything you could ask for in a pumpkin patch experience including farm animals, gardens, live music and even a native American village. But the real highlight is the mile-long hayride out to the pumpkin patch. Pumpkins are free with admission, with additional pumpkins for sale inside the fruit stand. For everyone’s comfort, please leave Fido at home.
G&S Farm’s October Pumpkin Patch is the ideal family activity to enjoy in Brentwood's perfect autumn weather. You’ve got to see the pumpkin-chuckin' cannons to believe them. Or check out the Hocus Pocus movie night. And of course, the pumpkins are plentiful with tons of difference varieties available right off the vine!
SHADELANDS RANCH (WALNUT CREEK)
Looking for a great pumpkin patch experience a little “closer in?” It’s not a huge pumpkin patch but it’s loaded with fun for the whole family. Pumpkins, bounce house and a darling little petting zoo on the gorgeous grounds of the Shadelands Ranch Museum await!