Fall is here! Time to pull out our boots, grab those scarves, and maybe stop and grab a pumpkin spice latte. Fall is the perfect time to head to the pumpkin patches and grab a pumpkin to take home. You can crave this pumpkin, decorate your porch with it, and maybe even make a delicious soup. Santa Cruz County is perfect for searching for your perfect gourd, running around corn mazes, and having some fall fun.
Check out these fun pumpkin patches scattered through Santa Cruz County and enjoy the cooler fall weather.
Watsonville Pumpkin Patches
Crystal Bay Farm
- Address: 40 Zils Rd
Crystal Bay Farm opens for all your Halloween fun the first weekend of October. The farm will host tractor-pulled hayrides, picnic areas, farm animals, and a pumpkin patch. This small family farm is located between two beaches, so once you’re done roaming the pumpkin patches, you can enjoy some time by the beach as well.
- Address: 55 Peckham Rd
Over at Gizdich Ranch, their motto is “get out of the city and spend a day with your family in the fresh air of the countryside”. You can pick your own pumpkin over at the ranch and take advantage of their seasonal u-pick options as well, like apples. Before you leave, stop by their pie shop, where you can grab mouthwatering pies, apple dumplings, and homemade jams. They’re open every day, except holidays, from 9 am to 5 pm.
Pumpkin Patches in Santa Cruz
- Address: 5401 Graham Hill Rd
The Roaring Camp Railroad will host its own Harvest Faire. Take a train through the redwood forest to Bear Mountain, where you can pick pumpkins from the town’s pumpkin patch. There will also be a blacksmith, gold panning, crafts, and more. You can buy tickets on the camp’s website.
- Address: 4444 Coast Rd
Rodoni Farms opens the last weekend of September to start your pumpkin picking. You’re welcome to roam their fields and choose from various pumpkins they offer. On top of that, you can enjoy a 5-acre corn maze and other Halloween fun. Their open from 9 am to 6 pm daily during the season.
Post Street Farm
- Address: 122 Post St
Post Street Farm is a local favorite and perfect for fall fun. They have a large variety of pumpkins, plus seasonal vegetables and flowers. There are also a few great places to snap some photos while you’re visiting.
The Great Pumpkin patch
- Address: 2124 Soquel Dr
Starting October 1st, you can head to the Great Pumpkin Patch for fall fun. Grab a pumpkin and enjoy the cow train, hamster ball, petting zoo, hayrides, and more at this patch. Refreshments are available, and it’s great for the entire family to visit.
Davenport Pumpkin Patches
Fambrini’s Farm Fresh Product
- Address: Hwy 1 three miles south of Davenport
Fambrini’s offers a cute barn shop with an adorable little pumpkin patch outside for all your pumpkin needs. They have a variety of pumpkins to choose from, and while you’re there, you can grab some fresh veggies or lavender bouquets.
Swanton Berry Farm
- Address: 25 Swanton Rd
Swanton Berry Farm has more than just your pumpkins. Stop in for some warm cider, delicious pies or cobblers, and an assortment of berries. Of course, while you’re visiting, grab a pumpkin or two. The cool thing is they use the honor system to pay for their goods.
Pumpkin Patch in Soquel
Sunnyside Pumpkin Patch
- Address: 2831 Daubenbiss Ave
From 10 am to 7:30 pm the entire month of October, you can have fun at the Sunnyside Pumpkin Patch. Check out the petting zoo and enjoy craving a pumpkin right after your pick it out. Kids will love bouncing in the jump houses and exploring the graveyard.
Exploring pumpkin patches with your family and friends is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the local community. Have fun visiting all of these pumpkin patches in Santa Cruz County and enjoy the fall festivities.
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