It’s finally that time of the year again! Holiday season is right around the corner. I just wish we’d get some of that crisp fall chill here in Southern California, but who cares about the weather with Halloween on the horizon, right? Spooky movies, crazy costumes, tons of candy, and pumpkins galore, that’s more than enough to keep my Halloween-obsessed family happy. One of our favorite fall activities has to be visiting the local pumpkin patches, but with so many choices how do you pick the perfect patch?
Of course, with last year’s restrictions and protocols, most operators severely limited their offerings. Thankfully, 2021 brings us good news: pumpkin patches in Los Angeles are back with a bang!
Like I said, deciding where to pick the perfect pumpkin and enjoy some fall fun can be daunting. To save you some time, I’ve rounded up the 5 Best Pumpkin Patches in Los Angeles. The list includes timings, prices for admission, attractions, and activities, and, of course, locations. Gotta know where you’re going to get there, right?
From petting zoos to pony rides, bounce houses to photo booths, and so much more, pumpkin patches in Los Angeles are ready to get the Halloween party started.
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
When: October 7-31, 2021
Where: 10100 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City
What: Pumpkin and teepee villages, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting.
Cost: Admission $5, extra charges for activities
Contact: 310-276-9827, mrbonespumpkinpatch.com
Cal Poly Pumpkin Festival
When: October 2-31, 2021
Where: AGRIscapes Center, Cal Poly Pomona, 4102 S. University Drive, Pomona
What: Pumpkin patch with photo stops, hayrides, goat petting, corn maze, fair food, and live entertainment.
Cost: $5 for 13 and older, $4 for children 3-12 (Tickets only available online)
Pa’s Pumpkin Patch
When: October 1-31, 2021
Where: 6701 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach
What: Petting zoo, pony rides and fair foods
Cost: Call for individual pricing and group discounts
Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch
When: October 8-31, 2021.
Where: 3443 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles
What: Pumpkin bounce house, train and pony rides, petting zoo
Cost: No entrance fees. Charges for activities
Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin Patch
When: Opens October 16, 2021
Where: The Original Farmers Market 6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles
What: Games, bounce houses, animals, free photo stations
Cost: Free admission. Extra charge for activities
FYI, Los Angeles county has some of the strictest COVID-related regulations in California and they’re constantly changing. To avoid any disappointment or unwelcome hiccups, before heading out, remember to call or check the website for any pumpkin patches in Los Angeles you plan to visit for the latest information on COVID-related protocols or operational changes.
Have a very Happy Halloween, gang!