San Diego County Pumpkin Patches of 2020

Halloween may look a little different this year, but there are still plenty of festive activities for the whole family to enjoy at pumpkin patches throughout the county.



Bates Nut Farm

15954 Woods Valley Road – Valley Center

Masks and social distancing required, dogs are welcome if leashed. Weekdays: hayrides, straw maze, petting corral, pony rides, farm zoo, boutique, and general store. Free admission, $5 parking on the weekends. Open weekdays 9 AM – 5:30 PM and weekends 8:30 AM to 6 PM.


Rancho Bernardo Pumpkin Farm

13421 Highland Valley Road – Escondido

U-pick pumpkin patch with tractor hay-wagon rides, petting zoo, and corn maze. Free parking and admission, fee for the corn maze and hay rides. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Oct. 16, then open daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Fall Harvest 2020

2115 Miller Ave – Escondido

Pumpkin picking, hayrides, vendors, antique tractors, fresh produce, food. Free admission. Open 10 AM to 6 PM.



Carlsbad Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

1050 Cannon Drive – Carlsbad

Open through November 8.

Beachside U-pick pumpkin patch with corn maze ($10 fee), rides, games, and food. Haunted Field of Screams. Patch hours 9 AM – 7 PM with haunted corn maze hours 7 PM to 10:30 PM.


Palomar Pumpkin Polar Palooza

1200 Laurel Tree Lane – Carlsbad

Pumpkin patch with thousands of pumpkins and movie nights. Mon – Thurs hours: 2 PM -8 PM, Fri – Sun hours: 11 AM – 9 PM.



PB Pumpkin Patch

870 Garnet Ave – Pacific Beach

Seaside pumpkin patch with the largest selection in the area – some up to 100 pounds. Weekday hours 10 AM to 10 PM, Sat/Sun 8 AM to 10 PM.


Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns

6710 La Jolla Blvd – La Jolla

Masks, social distancing, and COVID-19 waivers enforced with sanitation stations throughout the patch. Food, drinks, games, activities, pumpkin carving kits for sale. Free admission. Opening October 3rd. Mon – Thurs 11 AM to 8 PM, Fri – Sat 10 AM to 9 PM, Sunday 10 AM to 8 PM.


Mission Valley Pumpkin Station

1640 1/2 Camino Del Rio – Mission Valley

El Paso train, petting zoo, and U-pick patch. Leashed dogs are welcome. Free admission and parking. Open Mon – Thurs 11 AM to 9 PM, Fri – Sun 9 AM to 9 PM.


Coronado Pumpkin Patch

1201 First St – Coronado

Opening October 17th with Halloween activities, food, and photo opportunities on Coronado Ferry Landing.



Julian Farm & Orchard

4381 Highway 78 – Santa Ysabel

U-pick patch featuring 3 acres of pumpkins. Monday, Thursday and Friday, 11 AM to 5 PM, pumpkin picking only. Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM, open for activities as well including hayrides, barnyard animal zoo, axe throwing, apple cider pressing. On weekends, a minimum of $10 ticket purchase required to use for activities or pumpkin purchase.


Oma’s Pumpkin Patch

14950 El Monte Road – Lakeside

Patch with petting corral, pedal cart race track, playground, and wagon rides for $3 a person. Admission fees apply – purchase online before going. Free parking. Open 10 AM to 7 PM, Tues – Sat.


Pumpkin Express

750 Depot Street – Campo

Pumpkin Express at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association features decorated vintage rail car rides through the mountains. Kids encouraged to wear costumes and decorate pumpkins after the train ride. Tickets between $5 and $14, every toddler and child ticket includes a pumpkin. Train rides limited to 50 passengers, and interiors sanitized between rides.

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