2022 San Diego Pumpkin Patch Guide

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Bring on the pumpkins and all things fall! In San Diego, the change of season doesn’t mean sweaters, boots and brisk weather – well just yet. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy all the festivities that Fall brings across the country. Here is our annual Pumpkin Patch Guide!

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Pumpkin Patches

Here are some of San Diego’s best Pumpkin Patches, Apple Picking, and Farms & Mazes.

Featuring petting zoos, rides, treats and more!

Fall Festivals & Events

Here are some of San Diego’s Fall Festivals and Special Events including Oktoberfest, Fall Beer Events and More!

Halloween Events & Haunted Houses

Here are some of the best Halloween events for adults & kids, Haunted Houses,  Best Places to Trick or Treat and more!

Pumpkin Patches, Apple Picking & Farms & Mazes

bates nut farm

Bates Nuts Farm
15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, CA. | 760.749.3333

September Hours: 9-5
October Hours: Weekdays 9am – 5:30pm
Weekends 8:30am – 6:00 pm
Open until 6:30pm on Friday October 14th, 21st & 28th

Over 50 plus years of fall traditions and memories have been created at the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch. Family and friends enjoy the tractor hayrides, & straw maze. Petting Corral and Snows Pony Rides!

Grab a wheelbarrow and pick from variety of pumpkins: Big Macs, Ghost, Cinderella, Jack O’ Lantern, minis, squash, gourds and other fall décor. Check our calendar for details and schedule. Dogs on a leash are welcome at the farm.

  •  Admission is Free • October Weekends: Parking $8 per vehicle



Fall Fest at Belmont Park 
3146 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109 

Open September 9 through October 31st | Pumpkin Patch is Open 7 Days a Week

Fall is finally here, and you know what that means?? Fall Fest is back at Belmont Park, and this year it’s better than ever!

Fall fun is back this season and better than ever! Get into the festive spirit with FREE Trick-or-Treating every Sunday in October,  live acoustic performances and festive beer on tap every Friday night, specialty treats from your favorite stops, seasonal events at Plunge Pool, iconic rides and attractions and MORE! 

Bring your trick or treating bucket, smiles, and best costume for a night of family fun. Find specialty treats around the park including at our boardwalk restaurants! and enjoy live music and signature drinks every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Midway. 


Oma’s Family Farm | 619.390.2929
14950 El Monte Road, Lakeside, CA 92040

Open September 27th – October 29th
Tuesday-Saturday from

All tickets must be purchased online prior to arrival. No tickets will be sold on – site. BUY TICKETS HERE. Activities included in your ticket purchase for kids 2-13: (Ticket prices are $18-$21 depending on what package is picked. Check their site for package details.) What activities are included for kids 2-13 years old?

  • Playground equipment with swings etc.
  • Cottonseed Mountain (kids love to climb & slide down)
  • Sand pile with toy trucks & tractors for the kids.
  • Petting Corral
  • Pedal cart/tricycle Race Track
  • Lots of “kid-powered” games
  • Giant slides
  • Special area for children under 5 years old

Adult tickets (14 years and over) are $11-13. 


Family Christmas Tree Farm/Pumpkin Patch | 619.448.5331
300 Pepper Drive, El Cajon, CA 92021

Open September 29th – October 31st
Thursday-Friday from 12-9pm and Saturday-Sunday from 10am-9pm

Join the Family Christmas Tree Farm as they transform into a fun, family-friendly pumpkin patch! Their pumpkin patch is complete with farm animals, hay rides, fresh Julian apple cider, and a 1700 hay bale maze that includes a scavenger hunt!

Parking, admission, farm animals and tractor rides are all free! Hay Maze is $7 per person and tickets can be purchased on-site at the venue. 

*Cashless payment options only accepted at the farm as of 2022

Carlsbad Strawberry Company
1050 Cannon Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008 | 760.603.9608

Open now through November 8th, 9am-6pm | Fridays at the farm for pumpkin picking only 12pm-4pm (no activities on Fridays)

What is the Halloween season if you didn’t get a great photo (or several) with some pumpkins? We know that photos in a pumpkin patch are a hallmark of the Halloween season, for families, couples, and friends, so we’ve come prepared with giant pumpkins, perfect for the social media photo.

Guests are welcome to pet and feed the animals with what we provide. No outside pets/food/drink allowed in the pen with the animals. The Tractor Ride takes people on a lap around our fields to see views of the property by the lagoon, the freeway and the pumpkin patch. Test out your puzzle solving skills and take a trip through our corn maze – it’s a great way to laugh and bond as a family, and makes for a great date night! 

  • Goats & sheep tickets: $6/person. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tractor ride tickets: $10/person. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Corn Maze tickets: $10/person. Children under 5 are free. 

Julian Farm and Orchard Pumpkin Patch
4381Julian Highway, Santa Ysabel CA 92070 | 760.765.5494

Open Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm

Join Julian farm and Orchard for their harvest fest! Enjoy their petting zoo, axe throwing, rock-climbing wall, craft area, face painting, cider apple press demonstrations, picnic areas, food and drinks, tractor pulled hayrides and a wonderful gift shop. 

Admission to the farm is $10/person over 2 years of age which includes 10 activity tickets you can use on the farm. 

Purchase activity tickets or all inclusive wrist bands online or at the farm. Ages 2 and under are free. Activity tickets may be used for all our farm activities including our petting zoo, hay rides, gift shop and more.

The Pumpkin Patch is now open with pumpkins ready to take home. Pumpkins are priced by size. They also offer u-pick strawberries, sunflowers and wildflowers. Apple picking tours are available for reservations, $10/person (5 and over) and $20 for a u-pick bag. 

Pumpkin Station
Five Locations: Bonita, Del Mar, Mission Valley, National City, Rancho Bernardo

  • Bonita | September 30th through October 13th, 9am to 6pm | October 14th-31st, 9am to 9pm
  • Del Mar | September 30th-October 31st, Sunday–Thursday 9am-7pm and Friday-Saturday 9am-9pm | October 1st – 31st, Sunday-Thursday 9am-7pm and Friday-Saturday 9am-9pm
  • Mission Valley | September 30th-October 31st, Monday–Thursday 11am-9pm and Friday-Sunday 9am–9pm
  • National City | October 1st – October 31st, Monday–Friday 1pm– 9pm and Saturday–Sunday 11am–9pm
  • Rancho Bernardo | September 30th – October 13th 9am-6pm | October 14th – 31st 9am-7 pm

Let the adventure begin at one of the Pumpkin Station locations. Pumpkins, kiddie rides, giant slides, inflatable play centers, petting zoos, game zones, school tours and party packages. Enjoy the time-honored tradition of a real pumpkin farm. Stroll their living pumpkin patch, explore a living corn maze and then take a hay ride through their Christmas Tree farm.

  • All locations have FREE Parking & Admission
  • Pumpkins are individually priced based on size
  • Leashed dogs are allowed this year!
  • There is no charge to walk the pumpkin patches.
  • Tickets for Farm locations can be purchased at any Farm location. Tickets are not available online.

Activities & Costs (Vary per location)

  • Hayride is $5 per person
  • Corn Maze is $5 per person
  • Petting Zoo is $5 per person
  • Mechanical Train is $5.00 per child
  • Cut your own sunflowers are $2 per stem (*We provide the shears)

PB Pumpkin Patch 
870 Garnet Avenue (at Bayard Street) Pacific Beach, CA 92109 | 858.483.0329

Open daily starting October 1st, Monday-Friday 10am-10pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-10pm

PB Pumpkin Patch offers a huge selection of pumpkins in all shapes & sizes up to 100lbs and at affordable prices. They offer a wide variety of accessories and decorations to enhance your home or business decor.  

They provide a free pumpkin carving and painting area for the kids or the kid in you! Enjoy our free hot apple cider and free shaved ice for the kids!

Food & beverages available to purchase.

Summer Past Farms
5602 Olde Highway 80, Flinn Springs, CA 92021 | 619.390.1523

Open now through October 31st | Free Admission

A favorite time for Summers Past Farms! Wander in the pumpkin patch during the week and pick your favorite pumpkin! Fill your wheelbarrow with selections from their field of home grown pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. They have a small corn maze for kids to run through. And a fun hay fort for kids to play with. Bring your cameras, family and friends. Snap a picture of the kids having fun in the grassy area.

Mr. Jack O’Lanterns Pumpkin Patch
6710 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037 | 844.452.2567

Opens October 1st, Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-pm, Sunday 10am-8pm | Farmers Market open Sunday-Saturday 11am-6pm

Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin Patch offers a unique experience for all ages to enjoy the fall season. With a large variety of pumpkins ranging from cute jack-be-little pumpkins to the biggest pumpkins weighing over 50 pounds, there’s a perfect pumpkin for everybody! In addition to pumpkins of all shapes, colors and sizes, they have plenty of games and activities such as pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating, farm animals viewing and more! Join them for a family fun filled day and pick your perfect pre-picked pumpkins. They also sell pumpkins, gourds, squash, corn stalks, hay and more so stop by today for a fun fall destination for families and friends.

Peltzer Pumpkin Farm | 951.695.1115
39925 Calle Contento, Temecula, Ca, 92591

Peltzer Pumpkin Farm is a yearly tradition for thousands of families in Southern California offering pumpkins, pony rides, a petting zoo, mini John Deere carts, mining for gems, and so much more. 

Monday – Friday: 10am-8pm. The Petting Farm opens at 10am, all other attractions open at 4pm.
Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 8pm. Attractions open at 9am.

Click here for attraction hours and details

Entrance to the farm is $2 per person. Under 2 years old is free with a paid adult. Children 2 years and older must pay entry. Planning to visit multiple times this season? Our new PUMPKIN PASS is fun for the whole family.

  • Pumpkin Pass is valid Monday – Friday only
  • Weekday free entry to the farm for a family of 5 all season. *must be from the same household
  • Petting Farm entry all season
  • Must purchase tickets for additional attractions
  • Discount on all Pumpkin Painting classes
  • Must provide pass and ID for entry
  • Passes can be purchased on site at the Farm Office or online HERE.
  • Purchase your $50 Pumpkin Pass HERE and come visit us all season long!

Tom’s Adventures Pumpkin Patch | 760.484.2437
San Marcos:
1360 Discovery Street, San Marcos, CA 92078
Chula Vista: 555 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Vista: 707 West Vista Way, Vista, CA 92083

Opening October 1st
Monday-Friday: 3pm – 9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 9pm

Come choose your family’s Halloween pumpkins & squash. From our Jack O’lantern & Big Macs scattered around the patch to a few of those cute & adorable minis. Their Family-Owned Pumpkin Patches Have Something For Everyone!!!

Come & Enjoy: The Cute & Adorable Petting-Zoo Friends, 15-Foot Inflatable Pyramid., Giant Double-Lane Slides, Bounce Around The Gladiator Arena, Jumping Jack For 15+ Feet Of Thrill., Challenging Obstacle Course, Game Area For Those Huge glasses and much more…

Fallbrook Pumpkin Patch | Contact
Located at The Vineyard 1924 – 1924 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028

Tuesday through Friday: 3 pm – 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 8 pm

Partnering with their dear friends and neighbors at The Vineyard 1924 introducing the Fallbrook Pumpkin Patch. Visit them just east of downtown Fallbrook, they will be offering pumpkins of all varieties and sizes, wine tasting, live entertainment, activities for all ages and events throughout the month of October.

Complimentary Admission* See website for details. Check out all of their events here


Fall Festivals & Special Events

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest

Fri, Oct 7th & Sat, Oct 8th, 2022 in Ocean Beach where Newport meets the Pier.

Oktoberfest in El Cajon

Sep 30 – Oct 9, 2022 and recurs every Sunday, Friday, Saturday.

Carlsbad Oktoberfest 

Saturday, October 1st

La Mesa Octoberfest

September 30th – October 2nd 

Halloween Events for Kids, Adults and your Furry Friends

Howl-O-Scream The Fear Reawakens
October 16th – 31st at Seaworld

Haunted Circus
October 21st, The Magnolia

23rd Annual Spooktacular
October 29th, The Super Dentists Eastlake

Spooky Trails at Hellhole Canyon
October 16th, Valley Center

Pumpkin Plunge & Glow Swim
October 28th, Plunge San Diego

9th Annual Howl-O-Ween Mutt Run
October 29th, Roadrunner Sports

Please let us know if we are missing any pumpkin patches that you love taking your family to and we will get it added! Email [email protected] 

If you would like to add your Pumpkin Patch to the guide, CLICK HERE and complete the form on the page and someone will be in touch. 

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