Fall-Time in LA

Local Pumpkin Patches

It is almost October, and you know what that means: spooky festivities and fall family outings are (finally) upon us! 


This week we will cover Los Angeles pumpkin patches, a perfect place to celebrate fall’s arrival with the kiddos, partners, and friends. Check out each location at the links below to start planning your visit.


1. Haunt O’ Ween

Known as the Town of Haunt O’ Ween, this pumpkin patch brings so much more than gourds—although there are over 30,000 pumpkins to choose from! The event had previously been a drive-through experience, but kids can carve their pumpkins at the event this year. They can also enjoy door-to-door trick-or-treating, face painting, a massive carousel, games, and even walkable Halloween displays.


Parents can take advantage of the Malibu Wines tasting area and feast on food truck dining. All visitors are encouraged to wear costumes!


Haunt O’ Ween is open Wednesday through Sunday, beginning on October 1st. Tickets start at $30, and children under 2 get in free. 


2. Lopez Ranch Pumpkin Patch & Christmas Trees

The first pumpkin patch to open in California, Lopez Ranch Pumpkin Patch & Christmas Trees has been a Los Angeles favorite since 1967. 


The owners have not yet released their opening date or details about what the pumpkin patch will feature this year, but during past Halloweens, there have been festive displays that are awesome for photos of the family. 


There is also a “Big Pumpkin,” a staple at the pumpkin patch since 1968. Families visit the pumpkin patch every year to maintain their tradition of Big Pumpkin Halloween photos.


3. Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkins

Looking for a particular pumpkin? Head over to Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkins! Their available pumpkins vary in size, shape, and color, and there are also gourds and corn stalks. 


Visitors can use tickets to participate in activities around the pumpkin patch. There is pumpkin bowling and decorating, corn hole, photo booths, a bouncy house, and tons more. Kids can also interact with farm animals at the petting zoo, and animal feed will be available for three tickets.


Take a trip to Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkins as early as October 1st. If getting to the pumpkin patch isn’t possible, don’t worry; you don’t have to miss out on the fall fun. You can make purchases on their website as well.


4. Pa’s Pumpkin Patch

If you’re hoping for an interactive fall experience, Pa’s Pumpkin Patch is the place to go. There is a range of pumpkins to choose from, and there are also tons of activities to keep you entertained at the pumpkin patch all day.


Pa’s Pumpkin Patch is like a fall fair. There are games booths throughout, face painting, and even rides! Kids can play with animals at the petting zoo or take a pony ride as well. The photo-ops are abundant, and there are all sorts of different food booths.


The pumpkin patch returns on October 1st!


5. Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch

Similar to Pa’s Pumpkin Patch, Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch maintains a more fall-themed, fair-like environment.


There is a pumpkin bounce house and an inflatable tiger slide, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, game booths, and even a special play area—Play Land—for the youngest of the bunch.


Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch opens on October 8th, Thursday through Sunday.


One Last Thing


Pumpkin patches are amazing, and there are other great ways to experience the season as well. Read our article about the many apple orchards in our city if you want to fill your October days with additional fall activities!