The Best LA and OC 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 celebrity-beloved haunt to the most charming gourd patch in OC, find out where to pick up your Halloween pumpkins in LA and beyond below. Got a suggestion? Let us know if your favorite patch should be added to this list.

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Photo: Courtesy of Mr. Bones

What: This celebrity-frequented gourd plot promises plenty of happenings and photo ops to keep little ones busy, including a petting zoo, bounce house, tipi house, super slide, a straw maze, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and more activities. Activity tickets are $1 each, 10 for $9, $17 for 20, $33 for 40, $15 for all-day wristband to the maze-oleum and bounce house, and $30 for unlimited kids access for select activities (tickets can be used at both Mr. Bones locations). Pumpkins are priced from $1 to $200 depending on the size. Get more details here and buy tickets and passes here.
Where: West LA College, 10100 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: October 6 to 30; Sunday to Thursday: 9am to 8pm; Friday and Saturday: 9am to 9pm
Admission: Weekdays free except Friday nights starting at 5pm when entrance is $10 per adult, $5 per child, and free for kids under 2 (admission includes $5 pumpkin coupon); weekends $15 per person (includes $5 pumpkin coupon) and free for kids under 2; weekend VIP tickets $45 for adults and kids over 2 and includes expedited entry, access to VIP area, 15% discount on pumpkins and merchandise (excludes activities and food), free cold drinks and snacks, and more; see full admissions details here

Mr. Bones Boo-tique at Platform

What: The star-faved pumpkin patch will have a second location at Platform with its Boo-tique, a mini version of its popular plot. Expect slew of kid-friendly activities, events, and even stylish retail therapy. Little ones can enjoy a tipi village, a bounce house, pumpkin cottages, and a maze-oleum on weekdays and even more activities on weekends including face painting, pumpkin decorating, and more special events. Grown-ups can shop for gifts, costumes, and accessories for their little ones. Activity tickets are $1 each, 10 for $9, $17 for 20, or $15 for all-day wristband to the maze-oleum and bounce house (tickets can be used at both Mr. Bones locations). Pumpkins are priced from $1 to $80 depending on the size.
Where: 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: October 7 to 31; Wednesday to Friday: 11am to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 6pm; Halloween day: 11am to 4pm
Admission: Weekdays $5 per person over 2 (includes $5 pumpkin coupon); weekends $10 per person and free for kids under 2 (includes $5 pumpkin coupon and kids tickets include 3 free activity tickets)

Sanrio x Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch

Photo: Jean Trinh/LAist

What: Celebrate the Halloween season with Sanrio’s cute cast of characters at the 30-acre family farm in Irvine, which promises wagon rides ($6 per person), a petting zoo ($3 per person), pick-your-own veggies ($2.99 per lb.), a corn maze, and more activities. Plus, visit Saturday, October 28 for a very special pre-Halloween event.
Where: Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Dr., Irvine, CA 92612
When: Now through October 31, 9am to 6pm daily
Admission: $3 or free for kids 2 and under; $10 for entry package which includes wagon ride and petting zoo

Underwood Family Farms

Photo: Underwood Family Farms

What: The family-owned farm’s Fall Harvest Festival promises plenty of pumpkins alongside pick-your own fruits and veggies, and activities including a corn maze, animal shows, pony rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, make your own scarecrow, and much more. Some activities require tickets ($1 each, $10 for 11, $20 for 23, $40 for 48, and $80 for 100; tractor tokens are $2) and weekends include live entertainment; see more details on Fall Harvest Festival activities at Underwood Family Farms’ website.
Where: 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA 93021
When: Now through October 31;
Admission: Weekdays $6; weekends $15 on October 7 & 8, and $20 on October 14 & 15, 21 & 22, and 28 & 29

Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch

best los angeles pumpkin patches
Photo: Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch

What: In addition to picking out 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 train ride, pumpkin bounce, petting zoo, and merry-go-round to $6 for pony rides and giant slides; check the patch’s site here for the full list of activities and details, including which activities are offered at the two locations.
Where: 6815 S. La Cienega Blvd., Ladera Heights and 3343 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Palms
When: Daily from 9am to 8pm at both locations through October 31 with a few exceptions; see the full calendar here
Admission: Free

Tapia Bros. Farm

Photo: Tapio Bros. Farm

What: The family-owned farm’s pumpkin patch has everything you need to get into the Halloween spirit. Little ones and grown-ups can enjoy a play area ($3 per kid; adults and ages 2 and under free), train rides ($3 per person), a petting zoo ($4, weekdays only starting at 10:30am), pony rides ($6, weekdays only starting at 10:30am), and a corn maze ($8 for ages 5 and up, free for ages 4 and under; closed Mondays); once you’ve found the perfect pumpkin, you can pick up fresh produce while you’re there, too.
Where: 5251 Hayvenhurst Ave., Encino, CA 91436
When: Now through October 30; Monday through Friday: 12pm to ; Saturday and Sunday: 10am to ; call the farm at 818-905-6155 to confirm as some hours may change.
Admission: Free

Cougar Mountain Pumpkin Patch

What: Located at Eagle Rock Plaza, this people-pleasing pumpkin patch offers the usual family-friendly fall activities, like pony rides, bounce houses, and more. Bonus: there’s plenty of parking, and Target is located in the same center—perfect for one-stop Halloween decor shopping.
Where: 2700 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, CA 90041