Our Favorite Local Pumpkin Patches | Out & About

Spooky season has arrived, and it’s time for a good old-fashioned visit to the pumpkin patch. Find your perfect jack-o-lantern at one of the many local pumpkin patches around town. Read on for our list of the best pumpkin patches around for October 2022!

Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: Los Angeles

Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch delivers a country-escape feel to its Sepulveda Blvd. city location. Above all, get lost amongst corn stalks, straw bales, and mounds of pumpkins. Likewise, Shawn’s shriek-fest activities include an inflatable pumpkin, arcade games, face painting, and a giant tiger slide.

Mr. Jack O’Lantern’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: Los Angeles 

Mr. Jack O’Lantern’s Pumpkin Patch has six locations spread across California, making this multiverse of patches convenient to many locations. Of course, activities vary between locations, but all sites include pumpkin decorating, carving, and photo stations. Most importantly, there are petting zoos, pumpkin bounce houses with slides, pumpkin bowling, and tumbling tombstones.

Tina’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: Sherman Oaks

Tina’s Pumpkin Patch at Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks certainly has a bounty of activities for the kids, including train and pony rides, an obstacle course, a bounce slide, and a straw maze.

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: Long Beach

The folks at Pa’s Pumpkin Patch have more than forty years of experience serving up Halloween snacks, pumpkin-carving hacks, and adventurous activities. Additionally, its extensive ride list includes carnival-type attractions such as toon cars, a merry-go-round, and a dragon race.

Tanaka Farms

Location: Irvine (Tanaka) | Costa Mesa (Hana Field)

There’s no spooky smoke and mirrors at Tanaka Farms, which has one of Orange County’s only real pumpkin patches. Get in touch with nature in the u-pick veggie and pumpkin patches, enjoy wagon rides and tractor climbs, and hang out with the barnyard and pasture animals. Additionally, Tanaka’s smaller sister farm of Hana Field offers a similar scaled-down experience in Costa Mesa.

The Pumpkin Factory

Location: Corona

The Pumpkin Factory in Corona offers a cornucopia of activities. Entertain the kids with archery, paintball, and the bee train ride, carousel, spinning pumpkin, go gator coaster, and helicopter. Most importantly, the affiliated Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Farm is the largest outdoor pumpkin patch in Southern California.

The Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival & Pumpkin Patch

Location: Pomona

The Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival & Pumpkin Patch is staged at the polytechnic’s agricultural college over five weekends in October. Likewise, farm fun includes animal petting, hay wagon rides, and a giant corn maze.