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.
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
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)
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
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
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
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.
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