As fall descends upon the residents of the Los Angeles area, many of our thoughts shift from surfing and beach days to pumpkins and costume choices. Young and old revel in the change of season as the calendar page turns yet again. In this guide we highlight some of the best places in LA to choose your perfect pumpkin and pick it yourself. Many of these pumpkin patches include fall snacks, apple cider, fun for the kids and live music, making them a perfect place to spend a fall day.
Cottone and Sons Pumpkin Patch
The South Bay pumpkin patch has been a part of pumpkin picking splendor since 1959. The family-owned patch comes with more than just pumpkins, including rides and activities for the kids. After choosing a pumpkin you can play in the bounce house, take a pony ride, pet farm animals and plenty more.
Hours of operation: Daily: 9am-8:30pm
For 100 years, Forneris Farms has hosted one of the best fall festivals in the Los Angeles area. The farm is headlined by a four-acre cornfield maze, as well as pony rides, live music and pumpkins as far as the eye can see. Pumpkin seekers can enjoy a tractor ride to the patch along the narrated tour of the cornfields and farm. Kids can play in the hay bale mini maze, climb the hay pyramid and bounce the day away in a pumpkin bouncer.
Pumpkin patch hours of operation: Daily: 9am-6pm
Harvest festival hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 2-5pm and Saturday-Sunday: 9am-5pm
Mr. Bone’s Pumpkin Patch
For the 2016 season, this popular spot has moved to Culver City. Mr. Bone’s Pumpkin Patch is adorned with hundreds of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, as well as a huge hand-carved rocking horse, children’s petting zoo and a mini hay maze. Kids can enjoy pony rides, face painting, a super slide, pumpkin decorating, bounce houses and a snack stand with fall fare.
Hours of operation: Sunday-Thursday: 9am-8pm and Friday-Saturday: 9am-9pm
Tapia Brothers Farm Pumpkin Patch
If you are looking for a place to get lost, look no further than the Tapia Brothers Farm’s famous corn maze. This maze is a large plot of land that requires a map to complete, as well as a fun trivia question sheet to go along with the maze experience. If you find all the maze answers you can enter to win a cash prize. The pumpkin patch offers plenty of pumpkins galore, a farmers’ market, a roasted corn-stand, kids play area, bounce houses, hay wagon ride, tractor-pulled train and weekend-only pony rides.
Hours of operation: Monday–Saturday: 9am-6pm and Sunday: 9am-5pm (with extended weekend hours mid-late October)
Underwood Family Farms
Each fall, Underwood Family Farms dons a new look and welcomes the coming of autumn with the annual Fall Harvest Festival. Farm goers can enjoy events ranging from Western Weekend to All About Pumpkins. Throughout October, visitors can enjoy live music, animal shows, corn mazes and of course, pumpkins.
Hours of operation: Daily: 9am-6pm
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