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P is for PUMPKIN PATCHES in San Diego, 2021


updated 9/10/21


Pumpkin patches have way more than just pumpkins. You'll find hay rides, hay fort building, corn mazes, petting zoos, jumpies, carnival rides and even pony rides for your little pumpkins to explore. I've got them all listed here from the coast to the wineries to the mountains and everywhere in between. This list everything you need to know before you go!


Quick at a glance info, click the name for more details!


PB PUMPKIN PATCH (Pacific Beach)

Oct. 1-31 / Hours: Mon-Fri 10-10; Sat & Sun 8-10


MR. JACK O' LANTERNS PUMPKINS (Pacific Beach, La Jolla)

Oct. 1-31 / Hours: Mon-Thur 11-8; Fri & Sat 10-9; Sun 10-8


PUMPKIN POLAR PALOOZA (Carlsbad)

Oct. 1-31 / Hours: M-Th 2-8; Fri 2-9; Sat 11-9; Sun 11-8


CARLSBAD STRAWBERRY PUMPKIN PATCH (Carlsbad)

Sept. 18 - Nov. 8 / Hours: daily 9-7; in Oct. Fri & Sat 9-10


TOM'S ADVENTURES PUMPKIN PATCH (San Marcos, Vista, Escondido, Chula Vista)

Oct. 1-31 / Hours: M-Th 1-8; Fri 1-9; Sat 9-9; Sun 9-8


PUMPKIN STATIONS (Del Mar, Rancho Bernardo, Mission Valley, Plaza Bonita, Bonita)

Oct. 1-31 / Hours vary by location. Click the name to see info.


OMA'S PUMPKIN PATCH (Lakeside)

Sept. 28 - Oct. 30 / Hours: Tue-Sat 10-7; closed Sun & Mon


SUMMERS PAST FARMS (Flinn Springs)

Sept. 25 - Oct. 31 / Hours: Thur & Fri 9-2; Sat 9-4; Sun 10-4


MOUNTAIN VALLEY RANCH (Ramona)

Sept. 25 - Oct. 31 / Hours: Daily 9-6


JULIAN MINING CO. (Julian)

Sept. 18 - Oct. 31 / Hours: Sat & Sun 10-5 (all activities); most Fri 12-4 (pumpkins only)


BATES NUT FARM (Valley Center)

Sept. 18 - Oct. 31 / Hours: Daily 9-5


WILD WONDERS BOO AT THE ZOO (Bonsall)

Oct. 23, 24, 30, 31 / Hours: two tours offered at 5:30pm & 6pm


FALLBROOK PUMPKIN PATCH (Fallbrook)

Oct. 1-31 / Hours: Tue-Fri 3-8; Sat 10-8; Sun 11-6; closed Mondays


PELTZER PUMPKIN FARM (Temecula)

Sept. 25 - Oct. 31 / Hours: Weekdays 10-8; Weekends 9-8




🎃 PB PUMPKIN PATCH (Pacific Beach)

If you live near the beach, this is a good place to come. They have pumpkins of all sizes, including fall decorations like straw bales, Indian corn, gourds and corn stalks. The best part is the free pumpkin carving and painting stations with stencils, paint kits, stickers and candles. They have FREE hot apple cider and FREE shaved ice for kids!


TIP: Print out a their online coupon for 10% off total pumpkin purchases before you go.


📆 Oct 1-31

🕰 Mon-Fri 10-10; Sat & Sun 8-10

💵 unk


🚻 Bathrooms: unknown, will update if I find out

🍗 Food: unknown, will update if I find out

🐶 Dogs: unknown, will update if I find out

👩🏻‍🏫 School Field Trips: unknown, will update if I find out

🥳 Birthday Parties: unknown, will update if I find out


📍 870 Garnet Ave. (at Bayard St.), Pacific Beach

📞 858-361-4226


💻 pbpumpkinpatch.com

📲 IG: n/a

📲 FB: n/a



🎃 MR. JACK O' LANTERNS PUMPKIN PATCH (Pacific Beach & La Jolla)

These 2 locations are perfect if you live coastal. Decorate your pumpkins on-site with their decorating supplies, kids will love the jumpies or try out a game of pumpkin bowling!


TIP: You can even place a delivery order and have your pumpkins, decorating and carving kits show up on your doorstep!


📆 Oct. 1-31

🕰 Mon-Thur 11-8; Fri & Sat 10-9; Sun 10-8

💵 unk


🚻 Bathrooms: unknown, will update if I find out

🍗 Food: unknown, will update if I find out

🐶 Dogs: unknown, will update if I find out

👩🏻‍🏫 School Field Trips: unknown, will update if I find out

🥳 Birthday Parties: unknown, will update if I find out


📍 3190 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach

6710 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla

📞 844-452-2567


💻 mrjackolanternspumpkins.com

📲 IG: @mrjackolanternspumpkins

📲 FB: @MrJackOLanternsPumpkins



🎃 PUMPKIN & POLAR PALOOZA (Carlsbad)

Like so many others this is more than just a pumpkin patch. You can pull the pumpkin catapult to shoot pumpkins through the air and watch as they smash to smithereens across the field. Mingle with the goats, slide down the inflatable slides, jump in several bounce houses (don't forget your socks!) and even stay for one of their FREE outdoor movies! Last year others reported a beer garden & snack stand as well as cute photo op props.


📆 Oct. 1-31

🕰 M-Th 2-8; Fri 2-9; Sat 11-9; Sun 11-8

💵 Free admission, Free parking


MOVIE NIGHTS: FREE!! BYO Blankets & Chairs

Every Fri & Sat, starts at sunset


INFLATABLE SLIDES: $15 for 30 min; $25 for 1 hr


🚻 Bathrooms: unknown, will update if I find out

🍗 Food trucks (select nights?)

Last year @offthevinedining had salads, BBQ pork sliders, nachos, braised beef, chicken fingers, mac & cheese


🐶 Dog friendly, except in the fun zone

👩🏻‍🏫 School Field Trips: unknown, will update if I find out

🥳 Birthday Parties: $250


📍 1200 Laurel Tree Lane, Carlsbad

📞 619-216-0199


💻 pumpkinpolarpalooza.com

📲 IG: @pumpkinpolarpalooza



🎃 CARLSBAD STRAWBERRY PUMPKIN PATCH (Carlsbad)

You'll find plenty of fall activities here to keep you busy for a few hours. You'll find pumpkins, rides, games and food on the weekends. Everyday you can jump in the bounce house, hop on a tractor ride, shoot some apples through their apple cannon (if you hit the bell you'll win a free t-shirt), get lost in the corn maze or get spooked in the haunted corn maze (best for teens + adults, Fri & Sat evenings only).


📆 Sept. 18 - Nov. 8

🕰 Sept. 18 - Nov. 8 / Hours: daily 9-7; in Oct. Fri & Sat 9-10


💵 $5/admission ages 6+; FREE for ages 5 and under

Walk-in only, no advanced purchases


BOUNCE HOUSE:

Over 12 bouncies to choose from like toddler sized animal themes, giant slides and obstacle courses

$20 for 30 min, $30 for 1 hr, $40 for 2 hrs

*socks required or buy there for $2

(this info comes from @playdatesandpints)

Daily 9-5


TRACTOR RIDES:

$10/adults, $7/ages 6-12

Daily 9-7


APPLE CANNONS:

$20 to shoot out 12 apples

Daily 9-7


CORN MAZE:

$10/person

Daily 9-7


HAUNTED CORN MAZE:

$25/person only for teens + adults

Fri & Sat only 7-10pm


🚻 Bathrooms on-site

🍗 Food: unknown, will update if I find out

🐶 Dogs: unknown, will update if I find out

👩🏻‍🏫 School Field Trips: unknown, will update if I find out

🥳 Birthday Parties: unknown, will update if I find out


📍 1050 Cannon Rd., Carlsbad

📞 760-603-9608


💻 carlsbadstrawberrycompany.com/pumpkin

📲 IG: @carlsbadstrawberrycompany

📲 FB: @CarlsbadStrawberryCompany



🎃 TOM'S ADVENTURES PUMPKIN PATCH (San Marcos, Vista, Escondido, Chula Vista)

This family-owned patch has something for everyone. Enjoy the petting zoo, lots of inflatable jumpies & slides (socks are required!), climbing wall, kiddie carnival rides, games and more. Attractions vary by location. (They also sell Christmas trees after Oct.)


📆 Oct. 1-31

🕰 M-Th 1-8; Fri 1-9; Sat 9-9; Sun 9-8

(*these are last year's hours, will update when available)


💵 Free admission, Free parking

Attractions: unknown cost, will update when available


🚻 Bathrooms onsite

🍗 Outside food & drinks allowed

🐶 Service dogs only

👩🏻‍🏫 School Field Trips: Yes

🥳 Birthday Parties: Yes! Email for rates.

Includes a private shaded section, chairs, hay bales & tables.


📍 1360 Discovery St., San Marcos

📍 707 West Vista Way, Vista

📍 272 E. Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido

📍 555 Broadway, Chula Vista


📞 760-484-2437


💻 tomsadventuresllc.com

💻 TomsAdventures@hotmail.com

📲 IG: @tomslocation (not current)

📲 FB: @TomsLocation (keeps current)



🎃 PUMPKIN STATIONS (Del Mar, Rancho Bernardo, Mission Valley, Plaza Bonita, Bonita)

There are 5 different locations for these Pumpkin Stations and each has something different to offer. All have free admission to walk in, but each activity requires purchased tickets to participate.


Activities include petting zoos, hay rides, corn mazes, jumpies and carnival rides. The rides are suited more for little kids, so older teens may not be interested or even fit in these pint-sized thrills. ;)


TIP: Download a FREE TRAIN RIDE COUPON here before you go! Only valid at those locations that have a train ride.


📆 Oct. 1-31, hours vary by location


💵 *Each ride is 1 ticket (see ticket pricing in-person)

*Activities are $4/person: hayride, corn maze, petting zoo

Sunflowers are $2/stem, ask for cutting shears

Buy tickets in-person, not available online


*(not entirely sure if these are correct from th