Pumpkin Patches & Halloween Events

It's Pumpkin Season!

By Courtney Daly-Pavone October 5, 2021

Bates Nut Farm

Grab a wheelbarrow and pick from a variety of pumpkins! Weekends include live entertainment, BBQ, kettle corn, food trucks, rock climb, bounce, slide and other family friendly events. Dogs on a leash are welcome at the farm. Enjoy the tractor hayrides and straw maze. There is a petting corral and Snows Pony Rides also!

Address: 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, CA 92082
Now thru October 31, 2021
Hours: Weekday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free Admission in September and October weekdays. Pumpkin and activity prices vary. $8 parking on October weekends.

Oma's Pumpkin Patch

Fun for the entire family. The child admission includes a Jack Patch pumpkin, petting corral, kid-powered games, sand pile with toy trucks & tractors, and a large play area with the climbable Cottonseed Mountain. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. 

Address: 14950 El Monte Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040
September 28 - October 31, 2021 (Tuesday-Saturday)
Hours: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Weekdays Ages 2-13 - $17.00 per child. Ages 14 and Up - $9.00. Saturdays Ages 2-13 - $20.00 per child. Ages 14 and Up - $11.00

The Farm Stand West

All throughout the month of October, The Far Stand West will be hosting a you-pick Pumpkin Patch.

Address: 2115 Miller Ave., Escondido, CA 92025
Opens October 1, 2021 on Saturday & Sundays
Hours: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free admission, pumpkins vary.

Pumpkin Station

Visit a Pumpkin Station location (including the two actual farms) throughout San Diego County. At the Pumpkin Stations, kids can search for the perfect pumpkin while enjoying the kiddie rides, slides, inflatable play centers and petting zoo. At the two farms in Rancho Bernardo and Bonita, little pumpkin carvers will find a living pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm animals and a tractor-pulled hay-wagon ride.

Ranch Bernardo Farm - 13421 Highland Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92025
Bonita Pumpkin Farm - 5354 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA 91902
Mission Valley Station - 1640 1/2 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego, CA 92108
Del Mar Pumpkin Station - 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014
Plaza Bonita, National City Pumpkin Station - 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd. National City, CA. 91950
When: Rancho Bernardo Farm, Bonita Pumpkin Farm, Mission Valley Station, Del Mar Pumpkin Station, Plaza Bonita Pumpkin Station - October 1-31, 2021
Cost: Free admission.

PB Pumpkin Patch

Founded in 1992, PB Pumpkin Patch has a large selection of pumpkins ranging from small to large, plus Indian corn, gourds, corn stalks, and a free pumpkin carving and painting area with stencils, paint kits, stickers and candles. Enjoy free hot apple cider and shaved ice for kids!

Address: 870 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
When: Opens October 1-31, 2021
Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Cost: Free admission, pumpkins vary

Mr. Jack O' Lanterns Pumpkin Patch

The perfect pumpkin awaits at this family-owned pumpkin patch, along with a spooky maze, photo booth, animal kingdom, boo-loon pop, and more, which make for an unparalleled family experience.

In addition to the large variety of premium pumpkins, there is a Halloween costume and decoration shop, making for a one-stop shop for anything and everything Halloween! Items such as spider webs, Halloween decorations, pumpkin carving sets, novelties, and more!

Where: 6710 La Jolla Blvd., San Diego, CA 92037
When: October 1-31, 2021
Hours: Mondays-Thursdays: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Fridays-Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Sundays: 10:00 AM to 8:00PM.
Cost: Free Admission. Pumpkin and activity prices vary.


When: October 9-31, 2021
Join the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association in the Pumpkin Express Halloween Celebration complete with a train ride, pumpkin patch and more.


When: October 22-24, 2021
Meet slimy sea creatures, learn about mysterious animals from the sea, and get up close with spooky science in this family-friendly event!


When: October 29-30, 2021
Enjoy a wild and ghoulish night under the stars with the rescued exotic animals of Lions Tigers & Bears. The annual Spooky Campover is a family favorite you do not want to miss! Enjoy pumpkin carving (don't forget your pumpkin), s'mores by the campfire, and more.


When: September 18 - October 31, 2021
SeaWorld's biggest fall festival with weekends brimming with family fun, catch spooky live shows, join in on Halloween activities and let the little ones trick-or-treat throughout the park in a safe, family-friendly environment.


When: October 1-31, 2021
Plan to join the San Diego Zoo for musical entertainment, special performances, Dr. Zoolittle, and more family friendly fun will light up the night every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening in October. Kids 11 and younger are free, and can come in costume for even more seasonal excitement.


When: October 2-30, 2021
Every Saturday night, LEGOLAND® California Resort creates Halloween excitement with live entertainment, character meet-and-greets, costume contests, and treat stations during extended Park open hours! 


When: October 2-30, 2021
Special evenings in October at Fort Cross will entail some seasonal spooky fun, if you dare... with Jug Band Music, Hoedown, Ghost Stories, and Haunted Hayrides.


When: October 17, 2021
Discover hoots + howls at a nature-themed Halloween Family Day! Costumes are encouraged! Kids can join hands-on interactive activities, from craft-making to live animal encounters. Nature gets the spotlight with a fun variety of family-friendly experiences and nature walks in a Halloween theme.


When: October 23, 2021
We dare you to try and keep your wits about you while strolling through the treelined streets of Third Avenue Village in Chula Vista. Over 20 nefarious characters and uncanny activities will torment and trick thrill seekers of all ages.


When: October 29, 2021
HauntFest on Main is an exciting family friendly event in Downtown El Cajon with a pumpkin patch, costume contest, kidz zone, rides, entertainment and more!


When: Now Thru - October 31, 2021
Dying to take a ride on the dark side? Join us for a spirited & entertaining tour built on stories of history, mystery and legends of San Diego's past! Travel back in time with us and learn about the spirits of notorious wild characters like gunslingers, gamblers, and ladies of the night who lived and died in San Diego.


When: September 3 - Ongoing
Learn the official account of Kate Morgan's 1892 visit to The Del and why her spirit never left in this 45-minute ghostly tour of the resort. Walk in Kate's footsteps after dark as you uncover the mystery of her death, other spirits who haunt the hotel and ghostly guest encounters.
Note: Haunted Happenings Tour is designed for kids 10 and older.


When: Just Reopened!
Step into one of America's Most Haunted Houses and immediately feel a chill! See something out of the corner of your eye that you can't explain? Hear the sound of a ball bouncing off the wall but don't see it? This October, the Whaley House will be offering extended hours and the chance for you to have an actual paranormal encounter.

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