I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite parts of fall is the green fields changing to a sea of orange! The scattered pumpkins are just waiting to get picked by a child so that they can be carved and decorated for the big day- Halloween! Whether just heading to your local pumpkin patch or looking for a full day of fun, we’ve found some of the best pumpkin patches in San Jose and the Bay Area that will cater to your needs.
ChatterBlock’s list of fantastic pumpkin patches in San Jose and the Bay Area
Bailey Ave, 95037
This pumpkin patch is bordered by beautiful bright yellow sunflowers and filled with an abundance of pumpkins. You can also visit the petting zoo to get up close and personal with some friendly animals, and ride the Spina Pumpkin Express Train for a tour of the patch! There’s a full Hay Ride Adventure too, an old fashioned way to explore the Sunflower fields!
5285 Snell Avenue
Giordano Farms’ Fall Harvest Pumpkin Patch gives children an educational presentation on how pumpkins are grown, as well as explains their many uses. Kids will love the goat and bunny petting corrals (so cute!) and the ever-favorite Loose Caboose Ride. Here, there is no entry fee to the Pumpkin Patch and free parking! They try to create a classic atmosphere with a enjoyable experience for the whole family.
14485 Monterey Hwy
If you’re looking for the full experience then take a little drive to this fun-filled Pumpkin PARK! They’ve got everything- train rides, hayrides, pony rides, butterfly valley, a corn maze, what seems like endless pumpkins, and much more! They also have great live entertainment all month long (see website for more details) and great events like the Pumpkin Weigh-Off!
1620 7th Ave
For the city families who are looking for that great pumpkin patch experience this fall with out straying too far, Clancy’s Pumpkin Patch brings pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, and Indian corn to you! Also check out the ghosts in their trees, the scarecrows in their patch, and crawl through the hay maze. You can even take a hay ride in the middle of San Francsico!
487 East Airway Blvd
It twists, it turns, it dead-ends: it’s six green acres of good old-fashioned family fun! At the G&M Farms Cornfield Maze and Pumpkin Patch, find your way through the maze, then enjoy the huge Pumpkin Patch with pumpkins of all sizes – the kids can pick their own! For Mom, there’s fresh produce, decorative gourds and Indian corn. Your little ones will love G&M’s farm animals and the free straw bale maze and corn box. Weekends feature Pony Rides, Pedal Carts, and our new attraction The Barnyard Blasters! plus don’t forget to ride G & M Farms’ famous Cow Train!
34500 Ardenwood Blvd
Find the perfect pumpkin here at J.E. Perry Farms, which is a working vegetable farm and pumpkins are just one of the many crops growing on the farm this time of year. See a real working farm and learn about all the different crops they’re growing! There’s plenty more fun for the family including fun character cut-outs, picnic area, a hay pyramid to climb, and a kids maze and tire patch.
12320 San Mateo Rd
This place has pulled out all the stops. Up until Halloween, Lemos Farm has more than a pumpkin patch experience but also hosts a great “Halloween on the Farm” pumpkin patch and their famous Scare Zone! So go pick out your favorite pumpkin, but also take the Ghost Train Ride or a Hay Ride, and visit the Haunted House… if you dare…
185 Verde Rd
Arata’s Pumpkin Farm is the must-visit destination for all your pumpkin needs. They have pumpkins of all sizes and in dozens of varieties! Challenge yourself mentally and physically in their world famous two-acre Minotaur’s Labyrinth hay maze. Take in the wonders of the six-acre corn field and Pumpkin River. Brace yourself for thrills and chills in our haunted barn. Kick back and enjoy one of their hay rides. There are also picnic areas throughout the farm, for when you want to relax and refuel.
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