Fall is here, and the coastline of Half Moon Bay is ready for all the autumn goodness that comes with it. Half Moon Bay is filled with pumpkin patches as far as the eye can see, perfect for your family if you’re ready to explore pumpkins, haunted houses, and corn mazes. Half Moon Bay is known as the pumpkin capital of the world, and you’re in for a treat if you stop into this incredible town along the PCH.
These are all the pumpkin patches in Half Moon Bay you need to visit when you explore Half Moon Bay in the fall.
Arata’s Pumpkin Farm
- Address: 185 Verde Rd
Arata’s Pumpkin Farm has a little bit of everything. There is a 2-acre hay maze that is complex and themed after Minotaur’s Labyrinth. Each year the maze changes, so you will continually be surprised. Kids will love the haunted barn, but for that less thrill-seeking, there is also a petting zoo, pony rides, and a hayride through the corn.
Andreotti Family Farms
- Address: 800 Cabrillo Hwy North
Andreotti Family Farms has called the coastline of Half Moon Bay home since 1926. Each year they host a pumpkin patch on their farm with gourds galore. Your little ones will love walking through the patch and picking their perfect pumpkin to take home. During the summer, they also offer sunflower picking.
Bob’s Pumpkin Patch
- Address: Cabrillo Hwy
Grab a wheelbarrow and have the time of your life walking through Bob’s Pumpkin Patch. This patch features haystacks, a petting zoo with pigs and goats, plus a farm stand where you can get fresh produce and local honey. Don’t forget the camera since it’s the perfect location for fun fall photos.
- Address: Cabrillo Hwy at Denniston Creek Rd
Across from the Half Moon Bay airport is this cute path with rows of pumpkins. Their farm stand has an assortment of jams and produce, including brussels sprouts grown right behind the pumpkins. Kids will love the teepees for hide and seek, and parents will love the photo opportunities. Make sure to take time to explore the best pumpkins around.
- Address: 850 North Cabrillo Hwy
Farmer John’s has an assortment of plump pumpkins ready to go home with you. Right along Highway 1, you can stop, grab a wheelbarrow, and have fun exploring the farm’s varieties of pumpkins. Besides pumpkins, enjoy the teepees, haystacks, and John Deer tractor, all great for a photo or two.
- Address: 12320 San Mateo Rd
Kids will love Lemos Farm, which has a Western theme about it. Check out the pony rides, bounce houses, and areas where you can feed baby goats. There are train rides and haunted houses for kids who want extra fun.
- Address: 12391 San Mateo Rd
Pastorino Farms is an old fashion patch with train rides, a variety of pumpkins, and pumpkin pie you can buy by the slice. Their farm is located in a barn where you can buy Halloween crafts and goodies, plus home décor that’s great for any season. Older kids can brave the haunted house, and for an extended family fun adventure, you can hit both Pastorino Farms and Lemon Farm together since they’re across the street.
Art and Pumpkin Festival
- Address: Main Street
On October 15 and 16, from 9 am to 5 pm, you can enjoy the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. The festival will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and they’re going all out. You can join the excellent pumpkin run, view a variety of art from local artists, dance with a local DJ, or watch professional pumpkin carvers do their thing. The festival will have a variety of food and drink available and, of course, a pumpkin weigh-off. You can get more details on their website and get the schedule of events.
Half Moon Bay is a prime destination for fall fun and to get the best of the best patches. Your family will have an incredible time exploring everything Half Moon Bay offers in the fall.