P is for PUMPKIN PATCHES in San Diego, 2021



UPDATED: Sept. 2021

This is last year's info for 2021...it's next on my list to update asap for 2022, but most of this information and links should be the same so you can use this as a guide for now until I can confirm all of this for 2022. You'll know when this date changes. Thanks for your patience. :)


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 has everything you need to know before you go!


This info may change without notice, so always double check 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 (Mission Beach at Belmont Park, 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 12-9; Sat & Sun 9-9


PUMPKIN PLUNGE (Carlsbad)

Oct. 15th only / Hours: 5-9pm


CARLSBAD STRAWBERRY PUMPKIN PATCH (Carlsbad)

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


MELLANO FARM STAND (Oceanside)

Oct. 24 & 25 only / Hours: 10:30-4:30


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

Oct. 1-31 / Hours: Mon-Fri 3-9; Sat & Sun 11-9


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

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


FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE FARM (El Cajon)

Oct. 1-31 / Hours: Fri-Sun 9-9


OMA'S PUMPKIN PATCH (Lakeside)

Sept. 28 - Oct. 30 / Hours: Tue-Sat 10-7, advanced tickets only


SUMMERS PAST FARMS (Flinn Springs)

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


CHILDREN'S NATURE RETREAT (Alpine)

mid-Oct - Oct. 31 / Hours: by appointment only


MOUNTAIN VALLEY RANCH (Ramona)

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


CALIFORNIA FARM LIFE (Ramona)

Oct. 15-31 / Hours: Mon-Fri 2-6; Sat & Sun 10-6


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: M-F 9-5:30; Sat & Sun 8:30-6; Oct. 14-15 til 7:30p


KENNY'S STRAWBERRY FARM (Fallbrook)

Sept. 25 - Oct. 31 / Hours: Sat & Sun from 10-5:30, advanced tickets only


FALLBROOK PUMPKIN PATCH (Fallbrook)

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


PELTZER PUMPKIN FARM (Temecula)