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Welcome in autumn—the best season ever thanks to all of the pumpkin-spiced products and stunning fall foliage—by picking pumpkins at patches that are anything but basic. (What better way to celebrate fall than by taking the Los Angeles pumpkin patches by storm?) Whether you’re looking to pick out a pumpkin or two for your Halloween carvings or to enjoy an evening outdoors with the family, get in the fall spirit and head to one of the best Los Angeles pumpkin patches.
Everyone’s favorite Irvine pumpkin farm is here to supply you with the goods. At Tanaka Farms, you can choose between the drive-thru pumpkin patch farm (available only on weekends) or the U-pick pumpkin experience with a wagon ride through October 31. If you choose the latter, enjoy the wagon ride around the 30-acre farm before stopping at the pumpkin patch to pick out your veggies and orange squash. Don't worry about skipping meals—The Tanaka Grill serves all the crave-worthy favorites, from sliders and chicken fingers to roasted corn and hot dogs. Before heading out, make a quick stop at the drive-thru produce stand for autumn decor, fresh farm snacks, and fall fruits and veggies to take home. You and your kids will definitely want to visit this exciting Orange County pumpkin patch again.
Located in Mission Hills, the seasonal Forneris Farms has been growing goodness since 1966—including stone fruits and a well-harvested pumpkin patch. You have until October 31 to take part in the pumpkin patch fun at the farm. Take the kids on a train ride to the pumpkin field and have a festive photo sesh before chowing down on kettle corn.
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The friendly llamas at Tina’s Pumpkin Patch sure know how to make your trip extra special. Pony and train rides, a petting zoo, and a straw maze await you; this Sherman Oaks farm is quite the fall paradise for youngsters (and the young at heart). Head to the pumpkin patch and pick out your future jack-o'-lantern with your kids. Make sure to grab extra pumpkins so you can prepare a delectable homemade pumpkin pie to pair with delicious fall drinks when you get home.
Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch invites families and friends to enjoy their squash fields for free. Pick your own pumpkin to carve as the youngsters enjoy the wide array of activities available. The L.A. farm boasts a bouncy house, ponies, a petting zoo, a ball house, train rides, obstacle courses, arcade games, face painting, and a straw maze—there’s never a dull moment here.
This family-owned pumpkin patch is conveniently located in the center of Hollywood, offering the community plenty of fall fun. From October 3 to 31, Mr. Jack O’ Lantern’s Pumpkin Patch has both U-pick and online ordering options. The U-pick option definitely doesn't disappoint. The Los Angeles farm's pumpkin decorating area and Instagrammable photo spots make for a memorable experience. If you’re planning to decorate your pumpkins at home, make sure to pick up a pumpkin carving and decorating kit; it's the perfect Halloween date night activity.
This October, head to Whittier Pumpkin Patch to fulfill your Halloween pumpkin needs. The kids will love roaming around the pumpkin farm, which grows small, medium, and large pumpkins just waiting to be picked. The farm welcomes children to participate in the Happy Prospector Gem Mining activity, where they're handed bags full of colorful stones and intriguing rocks. They can also get imaginative this Halloween at the Pumpkin Painting Party, equipped with all the decorating materials you can imagine. For the young and the restless, the farm has got you covered—kids can race around in a friendly tractor racing contest while you cheer them on.
At the family-owned Enchanted Country Pumpkins in Brea, visitors can choose from a variety of pumpkins. Founded in 1972, this pumpkin patch also offers John Deere tractor rides, giving kids the opportunity to pretend they're farmers for a day (who knows, it may inspire a future career in sustainable agriculture). Children will love the farm's thrilling carnival games, too, especially when there are promises of cool prizes. Once you’ve played your heart out, head to the petting zoo—don’t miss out on holding one of the adorable baby chicks; it'll surely boost your mood.
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