LA’s Best Pumpkin Patches to Help You Prep for Halloween

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.

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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
Admission: Free

Photo: Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
Photo: Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Mr. Bones Pumpkin PatchThis 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).

Photo: Lincoln & Rose
Photo: Lincoln & Rose

Santa Monica Farmers Market All-You-Can-CarryUnlike 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
Admission: $5

Photo: Shawn's Pumpkin Patch
Photo: Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch

Shawn’s Pumpkin PatchIn 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
Admission: Free

Tapio Bros. FarmThe 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.
Admission: Free

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