Nothing says fall more than pumpkin. From pumpkin spiced lattés to pumpkin pies, the orange crop is everywhere. So what better fall activity do we have than going to a pumpkin patch? We are lucky in San Diego, as we have several to chose from. Here are some of the best San Diego Pumpkin Patches, sorted by region.
Update: Due to current health regulations, some pumpkin patches in San Diego only offer limited activities or admit fewer people. We try to keep this list as updated as possible.
San Diego Pumpkin Patches Central
Halloween Trail at Petco Park
This Halloween themed Pumpkin patch at Petco park is a great way to get into the fall spirit right in the heart of downtown and especially a must if you are Padres fan. They also have scary movie night between October 26-29.
Pumpkin Station Mission Valley
Located right by the Mission Valley Mall, this is a great option for a centrally located pumpkin patch in San Diego. They offer various rides, a petting zoo, and of course a bunch of pumpkins. You can even bring your dog (on leash). How awesome is that?
Coronado Pumpkin Patch
This pumpkin patch is a fun event right there at the Coronado Ferry Landing Park. You’ll not only get to enjoy some fun fall activities, but enjoy the view of the San Diego skyline. Activities include face painting, concessions, games, balloon art, costume contests and more. Take a look at the website, as the activities and opening hours change frequently.
PB Pumpkin Patch
The Pacific Beach pumpkin patch is a fun one. Bring your little ones, your dogs, and the rest of the family for some yummy apple cider, pick your pumpkin and start carving. They have cool stencils and all the tools you need and you won’t have the mess at home.
Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin Patch
Bounce houses, photo station, a haunted corn maze and of course a bunch of pumpkins are on offer at this pumpkin patch in La Jolla. This pumpkin farm also offers pumpkin carving kits to go, if you prefer this option.
San Diego Pumpkin Patches East County
Bates Nut Farm
Address: 15954 Woods Valley Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082
Phone: (760) 749-3333
September 19 – October 31 | Daily 9 AM – 5 PM
Dogs on leash are welcome
This is the ultimate fall farm experience. From pony rides to hayrides, petting zoo, corn maze, and the good ol’ pumpkins, this is one of the oldest and most traditional pumpkin patches in San Diego. Also, check out the farm store and the food. Yum!!!
Summers Past Farm
This farm/nursery doesn’t have any kid activities, but it is simply gorgeous and great to pick out some unique looking pumpkins and take some fall photos with a stunning backdrop. They also have some really cool gifts and plants for sale.
Oma’s Family Farm
Address: 14950 El Monte Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040
Phone: (619) 390-2929
September 29 – October 31 | Tu-Sa: 10 AM – 7 PM | Closed Su-Mo
Important: Must buy tickets online, no tickets sold on-site!
Not dog friendly
This pumpkin patch works a little different. Instead of charging for the pumpkin and activities, this one offers a package deal. The kids get to play on the farm and take a pumpkin home. Remember to buy tickets before you go.
Mountain Valley Ranch Pumpkin Patch
Corn maze, corn canon, petting zoo, and pony rides (Tuesday – Friday 3 PM – 6 PM) are on offer at this historic farm. You’ll definitely get the country charm at this beautiful pumpkin patch out in Ramona.
Address: 750 Depot St, Campo, CA 91906
Phone: (619) 478-9937
Weekends Only | Trains leave 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 2:30 PM
Advance Reservation Required!
Not dog friendly
First, take a scenic train ride through the hills of East County, perfect to catch some fall feelings. Then go through the spookily decorated train depot building to get some pumpkins… if the ghosts and ghouls don’t get you!
Julian Mining Company
Address: 4381 CA-78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
Phone: (951) 312-9940
September 22 – until pumpkins run out | Mo, Th, Fr: 11 AM – 5 PM | Sa-Sun: 10 AM – 5 PM
Dog friendly (leash required)
After the apple picking season is over, you can head right over to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin. On the weekends, you can also partake in some hayrides, ax throwing, cider pressing, and more.
Pumpkins for the kids, and wine for the adults. Sounds like a winning combination, if you ask me. This farm offers pony rides, a petting zoo, and lots of other fun stuff to explore.
San Diego Pumpkin Patches North County
Rancho Bernardo Pumpkin Station
This is another Pumpkin station location in San Diego. Here you can get lost in a corn maze, go on a tractor ride, have fun at a petting zoo, cut your own sun flowers and of course do the whole pumpkin thing.
Farm Stand West
This is a pick-your-own pumpkin pumpkin patch with some really cool looking pumpkins. For some cool fall activities, check out their Fall Festival on October 17 & 18.
Carlsbad Pumpkin Patch
This Carlsbad pumpkin patch at the Strawberry Farm has some cool stuff to do for the whole family – from corn maze to apple canons, and tractor rides, and even a “haunted” corn maze (Fr & Sa).
There are plenty San Diego Pumpkin Patches to choose from and they will definitely put you in the fall spirit, even if we are going through a heat wave.