The Best Pumpkin Patches to Get Halloween-Ready in LA and Beyond

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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 handmaid.) To help you get into the spooky holiday spirit, we're rounding up a few of the best pumpkin patches in Los Angeles and Orange County.

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


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What: This celebrity-frequented gourd plot promises plenty of happenings and photo ops to keep little ones busy, including a petting zoo (5 tickets), pony rides (7 tickets), bounce houses (3 tickets), tipi house, super slide (1 ticket), a straw maze (4 tickets), pumpkin decorating (10 tickets, face painting (7 to 14 tickets), and many more activities.
Admission & Pricing: Free all day Monday through Thursday; free before 5pm Friday, then $5 for kids and $10 for adults after 5pm ($5 in pumpkin bucks included with paid admission); Saturday and Sunday $10 (kids 2 and under free) and includes $5 pumpkin bucks and 5 activity tickets. VIP tickets are $45 for adults and kids and include expedited entry, 15% off pumpkins and merchandise (excludes activities and food), access to the VIP area, free water, wagon access, and more perks. Activity tickets are $1 each, $9 for 10, $17 for 20, $33 for 40, and $30 for unlimited kids access for select activities. Pumpkins are priced from $1 to $200 depending on the size. Buy tickets in person or online in advance here
Parking: $5 on weekdays, $10 on weekends, $15 valet
Where: West LA College, 10100 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: Now through October 30; Sunday to Thursday from 9am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday from 9am to 9pm. Note that the patch will be closed Monday, October 15

Mila & Emma's Halloween Pumpkin Patch


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What: Hosted by 3-year-old twin sisters Emma Stauffer @kcstauffer, the month-long pumpkin patch promises family-friendly activities, festive party decor at Fire & Créme's pop-up shop, and arts and crafts. Weekday activities include a hay bale maze, giant slide (1 ticket), and crafts (5 tickets); weekend activities include a balloon artist (5 tickets), petting zoo (5 tickets), and face painting (8 tickets).
Admission & Pricing: $10 for ages 2 and up; includes five activity tickets per entry. Activity tickets are $1 each and can be purchased in person. Buy admission tickets online or at Import News
Where: Platform, 8810 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: October 1 to 31; Monday to Friday from 12 to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm

The Original Farmers Market Fall Festival


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What: For gourd hunters who prefer to stay in the Beverly Grove vicinity (and fill up on grub at an iconic LA food haunt), consider making a morning or afternoon of it the Original Farmers Market, where Mr. Jack O' Lantern's pumpkin patch is popping up as part of the legendary destination's fall festival. The two-day festivities promise a full schedule of happenings, from pig races and a harvest knot workshop to a pie-eating contest and plenty of live music and entertainment. Check out the full lineup here.
Where: The Original Farmers Market, 6333 West 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 (11am to 7pm)

Sanrio x Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch

What: Celebrate the Halloween season with Sanrio's cute cast of characters at the 30-acre family farm in Irvine, where superfans of Hello Kitty and her pals can enjoy wagon rides, a petting zoo, pick-your-own veggies, a corn maze, a pumpkin cannon, and more activities. Plus, visit Saturday, October 28 for a very special pre-Halloween event.
Admission & Pricing: $4 per person (free for ages 2 and under); $12 for entry package which includes admission, wagon ride, and petting zoo. Game and activity tickets are $4 each, wagon ride is $6 for unlimited rides (2 and under ride free), and petting zoo is $4
Parking: $5 on weekends; must be purchased in advance online
Where: Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Dr., Irvine, CA 92612
When: Now through October 31, 9am to 6pm daily

Underwood Family Farms

What: The family-owned farm's 21st annual Fall Harvest Festival in Ventura County promises plenty of pumpkins alongside pick-your own fruits and veggies, and activities (2 to 5 tickets) including a corn maze, animal shows, pony rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, make your own scarecrow, temporary tattoos, and much more. Weekends include live entertainment; see more details on Fall Harvest Festival activities at Underwood Family Farms' website.
Admission & Pricing: Entry is $6 on weekdays and $20 during weekends. Activity tickets are $1 each, $10 for 11, $20 for 23, $40 for 48, and $80 for 100; tractor tokens are $2. Note that food is cash only; see all activity pricing here
Where: 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA 93021
When: Now through October 31 from 9 to 6pm daily

Shawn's Pumpkin Patch


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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 at this Shawn's Pumpkin Patch, which relocated to Culver City.
Activity Pricing: Pricing for activities ranges from $3 for the train ride, pumpkin bounce, petting zoo, or merry-go-round; $6 for pony rides and giant slides; $3 to $6 for arcade games; and $3 to $15 for face painting. See the full list of activities and details here
Admission & Parking: Free
Where: 6020 West Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: Daily from 9am to 8pm at both locations through October 31 with a few exceptions; see the full calendar here

Tapia Bros. Farm

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What: The family-owned farm's pumpkin patch in the San Fernando Valley (conveniently off the 101 freeway0 has everything you need to get into the Halloween spirit. Little ones and grown-ups can enjoy a play area, train rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, and a corn maze; once you've found the perfect pumpkin, you can pick up fresh produce while you're there, too.
Admission: Free
Pricing: $3 for train ride or kids play area (ages 2 and up), $8 for the corn maze (ages 4 and under free), $4 for petting zoo (weekends only starting at 10:30am), $6 for pony rides (weekends only starting at 10:30am); more details here
Where: 5251 Hayvenhurst Ave., Encino, CA 91436
When: Now through October 30; Monday through Friday from 12pm to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 5pm; 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
When: Now through October 31


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