Ready to get festive for fall? We are too! Perhaps the most memorable outing of the season, is to stop by one of our local pumpkin patches. In fact, we've gathered up a whole list of farms around town so you can find the perfect spot dishing out autumnal charm, like cute decorations and tasty food. (Kettle corn, mmm.)
These pumpkin patches all have something unique to offer. From straw mazes to U-pick options, they're the best way to cap off a perfect fall weekend!
*Note: many pumpkin patches have updated hours and new health policies. Be sure to confirm the most up-to-date information with each individual business.
We had to list female-owned pumpkin patch, Mr. Bones! A local favorite among celebrities and their children, this pumpkin patch offers a variety of activities including: a pumpkin village, face painting, tipi village, slides, giant rocking horses, a straw maze, petting zoo, and bounce houses. We can see why it’s pumpkin patch famous. mrbonespumpkinpatch.com
Opening on October 8, this pumpkin patch is another Westside favorite. If you’re looking for country vibes in the middle of the city, Shawn’s is the place to be. There’s tons of straw bales, corn stalks, pumpkins and gourds for photo ops. For the little ones, there’s bounce houses, ponies, a petting zoo, slides, kiddies ride and face painting. Shawnspumpkinpatch.com
If you don’t mind a trip to the valley, Underwood Family Farms Pumpkin Patch in Moorpark is a working farm with so much to offer besides their homegrown gourds. In addition to the games and wagon rides, they offer live entertainment, an animal center, animal education displays and shows. underwoodfamilyfarms.com/fall-harvest
If you’re heading up on the 405, be sure to stop by Tina’s Pumpkin Patch located at the Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks. Tina’s has a petting zoo, and pony rides are available after 2pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and all-day on the weekends starting Friday. There’s a train ride and straw maze as well. tinaspumpkinpatch.com
Our last pumpkin patch recommendation will require you to venture outside of L.A., but believe us, it’s worth it. Open until Oct. 31, Tanaka Farms is one of the only U-pick farms where you can pluck your own pumpkin right off the vine. There are tons of things to do such as wagon rides, arts and crafts activities and barnyard exhibits. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, they also have ATV rides, a Pumpkin Cannon and food from the Tanaka Grill.
We want to know: what are some of your favorite ways to get into the fall spirit?