Halloween is upon us, also known as the season of candy corn, the Great Pumpkin, and unapologetically dressing like the sexy version of anything. (We’re looking at you, barely-dressed nurse.) To help you get into the spooky holiday spirit, we’re rounding up a few of LA’s best pumpkin patches.
From a charming new spot brought to us by kid-friendly WeHo resto Au Fudge to a celebrity-beloved haunt, find out where to pick up your Halloween pumpkins in LA below. Got a suggestion? Let us know if your favorite patch should be added to this list.
Platform x Au Fudge: This new Westside pumpkin patch at Platform features a slew of kid-friendly activities, events, and even stylish retail therapy. Little ones can enjoy a petting zoo, temporary tattoo parlor, face painting, arts and crafts, and a candy shop, while grown-ups can shop for gifts, costumes, and accessories for their little ones. Plus, enjoy food curated by Smorgasburg and costume contests on select days. Tickets are $1 each and activity prices range from one ticket for the bouncy slide to 10 tickets for face painting.
Where: 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City
Hours/End Date: Weekdays from 12 to 7pm and weekends from 10am to 7pm through Mon., Oct. 31st
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch: This celebrity-frequented gourd plot promises plenty of happenings and photo ops to keep little ones busy, from a petting zoo and a bounce house to a tipi house and a straw maze. Pumpkin decorating and face painting are also on offer; note that all activities require tickets ($1 each) to participate and have their own set of hours. Ticket packages range from $9 for 10 tickets to $33 for 40; there are also kids passes ($35 in advance or $40 at the door) for unlimited access to select activities. Get more details here and buy tickets and passes here. There’s also a fee for parking ($5 weekdays, $6 weekends, and $12 valet, but street/metered parking is available).
Where: 10100 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City
Hours/End Date: Sun. through Thurs. from 9am to 8pm and Fri. and Sat. from 9am to 9pm; ends Sun., Oct. 30th
Admission: Weekdays/nights free (excluding select Sideshow Fridays), weekends $5 for ages 2+ from 9am to 12pm and from 6 to 9pm (includes $5 pumpkin coupon), $10 for ages 2+ from 12 to 6pm (includes $5 pumpkin coupon).
Santa Monica Farmers Market All-You-Can-Carry: Unlike the other patches on this list, the SaMo event is offering as many pumpkins as you can grab until they’re gone. (Basically, it’s first-come, first-served.)
Where: 201 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica
Date/Hours: Wed., Oct. 26th from 8:30am to 1pm
Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch: In addition to future jack-o-lanterns, little patchgoers can enjoy train rides, a pumpkin bounce, a mini roller coaster, and more family-friendly attractions. Pricing for activities ranges from $3 for the petting zoo to $6 for pony rides; check the patch’s site here for more details, including which activities are offered at the two locations.
Where: 6815 S. La Cienega Blvd., Ladera Heights and 3343 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Palms
Hours/End Date: Daily from 9:30am to 8pm at both locations through Mon., Oct. 31st
Tapio Bros. Farm: The family-owned farm’s pumpkin patch has everything you need to get into the Halloween spirit, from a corn maze to train rides to the obligatory petting zoo. Little ones can enjoy a play area ($3 per kid; ages 2 and under free), a petting zoo ($4), pony rides ($6), and more; once you’ve found the perfect pumpkin, you can pick up fresh produce while you’re there, too.
Where: 5251 Hayvenhurst Ave., Encino
Hours/End Date: Mon. through Sat. from 9am to 6pm and Sun. from 9am to 5pm through Sun., Oct. 30th; call the farm at 818-905-6155 to confirm as some hours may change.