Bay Area Pumpkin Patches
The Turner family of Stanford picks out pumpkins at Webb Ranch in Portola Valley.
Photo by Melissa Turner
Visiting a pumpkin patch is a wonderful fall tradition. While this year is different, there are still pumpkin patches that are open with a variety of gourds to go and fun family activities. However, make sure you contact the pumpkin patch before you go to find out if there has been any changes in COVID-19 restrictions.
Pick of the Patch – Pick a pumpkin and enjoy other fun activities. Due to COVID-19, some family activities may be scaled back. Daily through Oct. 31, check website for hours. Multiple locations in Silicon Valley. 408-393-6303. abctreefarms.net/pumpkin-patches/locations/.
Spina Farms – Tour the pumpkin patch with more than 60 varieties aboard the trackless train or take an old-fashioned hayride. Have a picnic and explore a sunflower field. All visitors will be required to wear a mask and maintain 6 feet physical distancing. Open through Oct. 31. Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission FREE, parking $10 on weekends. Santa Teresa Boulevard and Bailey Avenue, San Jose. 650-763-6935. spinafarmspumpkinpatch.com.
Marin, San Francisco and Peninsula
Arata Pumpkin Farm – At this six-acre cornfield enjoy the pumpkin patch, pony rides, petting zoo, train and hayrides and the tricky hay maze. The haunted barn may not be open because of COVID-19 restrictions. Sunday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. 185 Verde Road, Half Moon Bay. 650-726-7548. aratapumpkinfarm.com.
Blue House Farm – You can pick your own pumpkins from this organic farm. Shop at the farm stand for fresh fruit, veggies and flowers. Check website or call for opening date and times. 950 La Honda Road, San Gregorio. 650-879-0704. bluehousefarm.com.
Clancy’s Pumpkin Patch – Clancy’s opened San Francisco’s first pumpkin patch in 1979. Customers can find pumpkins of all shapes and sizes as well as corn stalks and Indian corn. Customers must follow COVID-19 rules. Open daily through Oct. 31. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Two locations: Sloat and Skyline boulevards and 1620 Seventh Ave., San Francisco. 415-753-2689. clancystrees.com/index.html.
Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm – Life-long farmer John and his wife Eda grow more than 60 varieties of pumpkins and squash. Visitors can also check out an authentic Native American teepee and go for a ride on a vintage tractor. Visitors must practice physical distancing and wear a mask. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 850 North Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 650-726-4980. farmerjohnspumpkins.com/.
Lemos Farm - Enjoy the pumpkin patch, rides and attractions at Half Moon Bay’s Lemos Farm by buying tickets in advance online. Sessions are offered from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. $7.50-25. 650-726-2342. 12320 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. lemosfarm.com.
Nicasio Valley Pumpkin Patch – Check out the pumpkin patch, enjoy a picnic, and wear a costume for a chance to win a free pumpkin. There will be no interactive activities because of coronavirus. Through Oct. 31. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends. 5300 Nicasio Valley Road, Nicasio. 415-662-9100. nicasiovalleypumpkinpatch.net/.
Pastorino Farms – This farm offers pumpkins and families activities like a train ride and petting zoo during the month of October. Open daily through Oct. 31 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Ride and attraction prices $2-15. 12391 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. 650-726-6440. pastorinofarms.com/sea_pmpk.htm#top.
Repetto’s – Find great prices on pumpkins plus a corn maze. Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 12592 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. 650-726-6414. repettonurseryflorist.com/.
Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch – In addition to organic pumpkins, Portola Valley’s Webb Ranch will have hayrides, train rides, a corn maze, petting zoo and reptile zoo. Activity passes, which cost $20 and are good for 80-minute sessions, must be reserved in advance. The pumpkin patch is open from Sept. 24-Oct. 31, with activities available on weekends. webbranchinc.com/farmers_halloween.htm.
Uptown Oakland Pumpkin Patch – Speer Family Farm offers a variety of pumpkins, squashes and gourds, plus play areas for kids. Curbside pick-up available. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. 1911 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. 510-705-2352. speerfamilyfarms.com.
Cool Patch – Offers pumpkins, gourds and squash plus a corn maze, hayrides, a fun zone and more. Through Oct. 31. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 6150 Dixon Ave. W., Dixon. 530-746-8725. coolpatchpumpkins.com.
G&M Farms – Due to COVID-19, G&M Farms will not open its pumpkin patch this year. However, it will offer patrons a free pumpkin drive-through. Check website for details. 487 E. Airway Blvd., Livermore. 925-447-3276. gmfarms.com.
Joan’s Farm & Pumpkin Patch – This spot has many varieties of pumpkins, an old west town, picnic areas and more. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Oct. 31 (closed Mondays). 4351 Mines Road, Livermore. 925-447-0794. joansfarm.com.
Pick of the Patch – Pick a pumpkin and enjoy other fun activities. Due to COVID-19 some family activities may be scaled back. Daily through Oct. 31, check website for hours. 4311 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland and 2200 Hillrop Mall Road, Richmond. abctreefarms.net/pumpkin-patches/locations/.