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Best Pumpkin Patches In Orange County

Best Pumpkin Patches In Orange County

A trip to a pumpkin patch is a wonderful way to embrace the fall season, create lasting memories with friends and family, and bring home some beautiful pumpkins to spruce up your decorations! Whether you’re picking pumpkins for carving, baking, or simply enjoying the ambiance of the season, it’s an experience that many people look forward to every year.

And since Halloween is fast approaching, we are all excited that pumpkin patch season is upon us. I don’t know about you, but love this time of year! Carving pumpkins, the cute costumes, and delicious candy… what is not to love about the spooky season?!

If you’re looking for a list of places to check out this fall, here is my list of the best pumpkin patches in Orange County!

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Pumpkin City In Laguna Hills

Address:

  • 24203 Avenida De La Carlota Laguna Hills Ca 92653

Date and Hours:

  • October 1-October 31, 2023

  • Monday-Thursday: 11:00 am -8:30 pm

  • Friday- Sunday: 10:00 am- 10:00 pm

Phone Number:

  • 949-449-4189

Pumpkin City is located in the Laguna Hills Mall, and they are known for having pony rides, a petting zoo with farm animals, John Deere racers for the kids, giant slides, game booths with carnival games, bounce houses, carnival rides, kiddie rides. And you can’t forget the different sizes and varieties of pumpkins! All the pumpkins are displayed nicely throughout the lot, making it easy to pick the pumpkins you want to take home.

There are also plenty of places for photo ops! And they sell fun Halloween decorations like corn stalks and other spooky items, making it the perfect pumpkin patch! There is a gate entrance fee of $6.00 per person (over 2 years old), but if you go Monday- Friday before 5 pm, admission is free. My advice: if you want to miss the crowds and pick pumpkins early, head there before 5 pm.

Oh, and another fun fact is that Pumpkin City turns the pumpkin patch into a tree lot just in time to sell Christmas trees for the upcoming holidays.

Irvine Regional Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Address:

  • 1 Irvine Park Rd Orange Ca. 92869

Dates and Hours:

  • April 1st-October 31st

  • Sunday-Saturday 6:00 am – 9:00 pm

Phone Number:

  • 714-997-3968

Irvine Regional Park hosts one of the best pumpkin patches in Orange County! There are so many activities from a petting zoo, hay maze, hay rides, haunted house, pumpkin ring toss, cookie decorating, face painting, pumpkin decorating, moon bounce, bounce house, carnival games, hay pyramid, pony rides, and horse rides. The list just keeps going! It also has a fully stocked snack bar that has hot dogs, hamburgers, and other yummy snacks for sale.

Guests can also enjoy the Irvine Park railroad which has mini train rides. Perfect for the kids! Just to note, there is free admission to the pumpkin patch, but you must go to the train station to purchase activity tickets to do all the activities. I’ve been going for years, and so many people think it is one of the best pumpkin patches in Southern California. I would have to agree! This is the perfect patch to bring the whole family. They will not be disappointed!

In addition to the patch, the park also hosts a few fall events. Coming up on September 23, 2023, Irvine Regional Park will have a Great Pumpkin weigh-off, kicking off at 9 am. The person who grows the largest pumpkin wins the $6700 prize. Wow! You’ll also have access to all the amusement rides, hay rides, hay maze, train rides, pony rides, and petting zoo with your admission. The park will open the pumpkin patch for the entire day, and of course, you will have access to some of the best pumpkins in Orange County.

Beyond the seasonal activities, the park is large enough to spend the entire day. You can rent bikes, paddle boats, hike, or visit the Orange County Zoo. If you are looking to host your own event, there’s also the opportunity to have private events at the park, as well as rent bounce houses that have a giant slide or obstacle course included.

Just to note, the city of Orange County charges a parking fee of $3.00 on Weekdays, $5.00 on Weekends, and $7.00 on Holidays. The activity tickets cost $7.00 each, or if you want to purchase an entire book, a book of 15 tickets costs $90.00. Keep in mind that as it gets closer to the holidays and during popular events, the Irvine Park Railroad fills up quickly. So if you want to enjoy the pumpkin patch and all of the rides, you should definitely plan to come on earlier dates and times to avoid the crowds. Also, even though dogs are allowed in the Orange County regional park, they are not allowed in the pumpkin patch.

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch

Address:

  • 5380 3/4 University Dr. Irvine Ca. 92612

Hours:

  • Sunday-Saturday 9:00 am-6:00 pm (parking lot entry closes at 5:30 pm)

Phone Number:

  • 949-653-2100

Admission:

  • $6.00 dollars general admission (Free admission for Children under 2 and Military)

  • Wagon Rides and Backyard Educational Exhibit: $6.00 (Children under 2 are free)

  • Activity Tickets: $5.00 and a book of 5 tickets costs $20.00

  • Parking Pass (Required on weekends): $10.00

Tanaka Farms are one-of-a-kind pumpkin patches in Orange County! It is one of the few pumpkin patches that is an actual farm. So you not only have a chance to purchase a pumpkin that the farm grew, but you can learn about how pumpkins grow and see them up close on the farm!

The farm has a straw maze, tractor rides or wagon rides every 15 minutes, mini ATV rides, and they also have a pumpkin cannon. The cannon fires off every time the wagon ride passes by. How fun is that! You can watch for free or pay $5 for an activity ticket to fire a pumpkin high into the hills of Orange County!

Tanaka Farms also has a fun petting zoo experience! The Backyard Educational Exhibit teaches and allows the kids to interact with the rescued farm animals and talks about their important role in keeping a healthy farm. Definitely a fun place to check out for the whole family this fall!

Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch

Address:

  • 32335 Live Oak Canyon Rd Redlands, Ca. 92373

Hours:

  • Mon-Thurs 4 pm- 9 pm

  • Fri: 4 pm- 10 pm

  • Sat: 10 am- 10 pm

  • Sun: 10 am- 9 pm

Phone Number:

  • 909-795-8733

Admission:

  • Adults: Ages 13-59 are $17.00 Weekdays or $22 on Weekends

  • Children: Ages 19 months-12 are $11 Weekdays or $17 Weekends

  • Seniors: 60 and up get $2 off

  • Military: $2 off

  • Kids 2 and under are free

  • Ride Tickets: For a book of 20 tickets, the price is $20, for 45 tickets the cost is $40, and for 120 tickets, the cost is $100.

If you’re looking for a fun pumpkin patch that’s a little further away, Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch is a great place to enjoy a fun-filled day! Even though its a little drive outside of Orange County, it’s definitely worth it! The kids can enjoy all the activities and rides that Live Oak offers, like the hay rides, hay castles, inflatables, a corn maze, a pumpkin house (where you can pick out your favorite pumpkins), a zipline, a low rope course, live music, and great entertainment.

And if you’re in the mood for something to eat, they have over 20 different food trucks at the event. There are also petting zoos which the kids always love! Live Oak has such a charming farm atmosphere and it’s one of the best pumpkin patches, so if you are looking for an Orange County pumpkin patch and you don’t mind to travel, I recommend heading over!

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Howard Chung

Howard Chung

Hey Orange County, I’m Howard Chung! I'm here to share weekly information about the best events, restaurants, shopping and activities in and around Orange County, California. Plus, the best hiking, biking, health and wellness options, new hot spots, and more! Click below to follow us.

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