A visit to the pumpkin patch is a great way to get the whole family into the fall spirit! While our weather might not be very fall-like, you can still embrace the season by grabbing a PSL from Starbucks and planning a visit to one of North County San Diego’s many pumpkin patches:
Del Mar Pumpkin Station
Where: 1555 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014
When: September 28th– October 31st
Hours: Sun- Thurs 9 am- 7 pm | Fri & Sat 9 am- 9 pm
The Pumpkin Station is so much more than a pumpkin patch! The Pumpkin Station features an antique carousel, petting zoo, giant slides, train rides, and so much more. Take the whole family for a full day of fun in the sun!
Carlsbad Strawberry Fields Pumpkin Patch
Where: 1050 Cannon Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
When: Mid September- October
Hours: 9 am- 4:30 pm everyday
If you’ve never been to the Carlsbad Strawberry Fields, make this year your first (and definitely not your last) trip! This field sits just off the 5 freeway in Carlsbad, for easy access. Depending on the weather you can also pick your own strawberries!
Tom’s Adventures Pumpkin Patch
Where: 105 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd Encinitas, CA 92024
When: Mid September- October
Hours: Mon- Thurs: 11 am- 8 pm | Fri 11 am – 9 pm | Sat 9 am- 9 pm | Sun 9 am- 8 pm
Tom’s Adventures Pumpkin Patch is a great place to bring the whole family! Besides Encinitas, they also have locations in Mira Mesa, Vista, and San Marcos. Each pumpkin patch offers different attractions, but you’re sure to find something for everyone (including the perfect pumpkin!)
Bates Nut Farm
Where: 15953 Woods Valley Road Valley Center, CA
When: September 22nd– October 31st
Hours: Mon- Fri 9 am- 5 pm | Sat & Sun 8:30 am- 6 pm
This historic farm in North County San Diego has been open since the 1920s! There are many events hosted here throughout the year, but their fall activities take center stage. Besides the pumpkin patch there is a straw maze, pony rides, face painting, hayrides, petting zoo, local food vendors, and more. Make a day out of it and head out to Bates Nut Farm in beautiful Valley Center!
Lavender Hill Pumpkins
Where: 1509 E Mission Rd Fallbrook, CA
When: Opens September 28th
Hours: Fri 2 pm- 5pm | Sat & Sun 10 am- 5 pm
The Lavender Hill Pumpkin Patch has over 10,000 pumpkins for you to choose from! All the pumpkins are organically grown and watered with the farm’s own well water. Also, if you visit their website, it’s obvious these people really love their pumpkins – some even have names! So come to Lavender Hill, pick out a pumpkin (with or without a name), and enjoy a warm weekend day in Fallbrook.
Mr. Jack ‘O Lantern’s Pumpkins
Where: 6710 La Jolla Blvd. San Diego, CA
When: Open October 1st
Hours: Mon- Thurs 11 am- 8 pm | Fri- Sun 11 am- 9 pm
Mr. Jack ‘O Lanterns Pumpkins is conveniently located in La Jolla and offers plenty of family friendly activities like pumpkin bowling, a spooky maze, photo station, and more!
Do you have a favorite pumpkin patch in San Diego? Let me know in the comments below!