Pumpkin patches to visit this fall in San Diego County

Gourd big or go home, right?

The Goff Family Pumpkin Patch at Liberty Station

The Goff Family Pumpkin Patch at Liberty Station features gourds galore.

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In our best ghoul voices, this is Halloween, this is Halloween.

This time of year has us dreaming of picking our perfect pumpkin. To fulfill our fall fantasy, we’ve harvested 11 pumpkin patches across San Diego County offering family-friendly fall fun. Gourd big or go home, right?

Goff Family pumpkin patch san diego

This pop-up patch is back at Liberty Station — with 10,000+ pumpkins.

Photo via Goff Family Pumpkin Patch

Goff Family Pumpkin Patch | 2830 Perry Rd., Liberty Station | Free admission

This pop-up patch across the street from The Presley restaurant is open daily Friday, Sept. 22-Tuesday, Oct. 31. It features thousands of pumpkins, cute photo opportunities, and picnic tables.

SD Bates Nut Farm pumpkins 2023

Fall isn’t complete without a visit to Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center.

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Pumpkin Patch at Bates Nut Farm | 15954 Woods Valley Rd., Valley Center | Free admission

The beloved attraction at the longtime family-owned farm busts out its finest gourds and autumn events, open daily through Tuesday, Oct. 31. Stick around for other fall activities, too, like hayrides, a petting corral, and a straw maze. Parking costs $10 on weekends.

SD Oma's Pumpkin Patch

Come for the pumpkins, stay for the tractor ride tours of the farm at Oma’s in Lakeside.

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Oma’s Pumpkin Patch | 14950 El Monte Rd., Lakeside | $14-$22

Open Tuesday, Sept. 26-Saturday, Oct. 28 — Tuesdays-Saturdays — you’ll want to reserve your spot ahead of time for the East County attraction featuring pumpkins, play zones, and wagon ride tours of the farm.

Pumpkin Patch at Carlsbad Strawberry Company

The Carlsbad Strawberry Company’s fields have gone from red to orange.

The Pumpkin Patch at Carlsbad Strawberry Company | 1050 Cannon Rd., Carlsbad | $10, free for kids under 5

The strawberries may be gone, but the pumpkins are out in full force at this North County patch open Friday, Sept. 22-Sunday, Nov. 5. Enjoy cute photo opportunities, a marigold field, shaded seating areas, and autumn activities like tractor rides and the Haunted Corn Maze.

Pro tip: Oceanside-based distillery Pacific Coast Spirits told us a little secret — they’re running a 21+, dog-friendly, pop-up speakeasy at the corn maze at this patch this year.
Find the Hidden Corn Bar near the pink butterfly sign, open every Friday and Saturday in October, 4-9 p.m. Nightly passwords are required for entry — the distillery will be posting clues on Instagram.

Oma's Pumpkin Patch San Diego

A trip to Oma’s isn’t complete without some tasty seasonal treats.

Pumpkin Station | Locations vary | Free admission

These patches span five locations — Mission Valley, National City (Plaza Bonita), Bonita, Rancho Bernardo, and Del Mar — and offer pumpkins, games, inflatable play centers, and giant slides. Each location is open daily Friday, Sept. 29-Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Mr Jack O Lanters pumpkin patch La Jolla

Mr. Jack O’Lanterns returns to La Jolla this season.

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Mr. Jack O’Lanterns Pumpkin Patch | 6710 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla | Free admission

This patch near the beach is open Sunday, Oct. 1-Tuesday, Oct. 31 and boasts bounce houses, games, mazes, and pumpkin carving.

PB Pumpkin Patch | 870 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach | Free admission

Serving PB since 1992, this patch runs Sunday, Oct. 1-Tuesday, Oct. 31. After you’ve picked your pumpkin, head to the complimentary carving and painting area and enjoy hot apple cider and shaved ice for the little ones.

Mountain Valley Ranch Pumpkin Patch | 842 Highway 78, Ramona | Free admission

Take in the ranch life while enjoying an assortment of pumpkins and corn, plus pony rides, a corn maze, and a petting zoo. This patch is open Saturday, Sept. 23-Tuesday, Oct. 31.

SD Mountain Valley Ranch pumpkin patch

Mountain Valley Ranch in Ramona.

Summers Past Farms | 15602 Olde Highway 80, Flinn Springs | Free admission

Open Sunday, Oct. 1-Tuesday, Oct. 31, you’ll find pumpkins aplenty and a small corn maze that’s perfect for the littler kids.

Bates Nut Farm San Diego

Bates Nut Farm is well-known for its pumpkin patch this time of year.

Photo via @batesnutfarm

Tom’s Adventures Pumpkin Patch | Locations vary | $1

With two locations in Escondido (including North County Mall) and a third in Chula Vista, these patches are open Sunday, Oct. 1-Tuesday, Oct. 31. Come for the gourds, stay for the games, activities, and bounce houses.

SD East Village Pumpkin Patch 2023

The new E-Vil Pumpkin Patch in downtown’s East Village.

E-Vil Pumpkin Patch | East Village | Free admission

The Church by Lost Abbey and East Village resident Kelly Ford host this mini patch Thursday, Oct. 12-Tuesday, Oct. 31, where visitors can buy a pumpkin for $3-$15 and carve or paint them on the spot. It’s open Monday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 2-10 p.m., and Sunday, 1-7 p.m.

Coronado Pumpkin Patch | Coronado Ferry Landing | Free admission

Pick a pumpkin and enjoy Halloween-themed activities, tasty treats, and games at this patch open Tuesday, Oct. 17-Tuesday, Oct. 31.

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