2015 North County Pumpkin Patches


Tis the season for families to head on over to local North County pumpkin patches for their annual pumpkin photoshoot, hayrides, straw mazes, scarecrow contests and of course to pick out some awesome pumpkins. We’ve compiled a list below of Pumpkin Patches in Carlsbad, San Marcos, Escondido, Oceanside, Del Mar, Valley Center, Julian and Fallbrook. If you know of any other nearby North County Pumpkins Patches, let us know at [email protected].

San Marcos Pumpkin Patch


Stu Miller’s Pumpkin Patch

Where: 1295 Discovery St, San Marcos, CA 92078 (map)
(Corner of W. San Marcos Blvd and Discovery St).
When: Weekdays 11AM-9PM, Weekends 9AM-9PM


“Our pumpkin lots are designed to be a fun family experience. Each of our lots has a bungee jump, mechanical rides, games, petting zoo, a giant inflatable slide and other inflatables.” (website)

Escondido Pumpkin Patch


Farm Stand West Pumpkin Patch

Where: 2115 Miller Ave, Escondido, CA 92025 (map)
When: T-F 12PM-6PM, Sat & Sun 10AM-6PM


“All throughout the month of October we’ll be hosting our own pick-it-yourself Pumpkin Patch! You and your friends can come down to The Farm Stand West or Fran’s Original Farm Stand and pick your own pumpkins from our field! ” (website)

Valley Center Pumpkin Patch


Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch

Where: 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, CA 92082 (map)
When: Weekdays 9AM-5:30PM, Weekends 8:30AM-6PM


“Over 50 years of fall traditions and memories have been created at the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch. Family and friends enjoy the tractor hayrides, straw maze, petting corral and pony rides. Grab a wheelbarrow and pick from variety of pumpkins: Big Macs, Ghost, Cinderella, Jack O’ Lantern, minis, squash, gourds and other fall décor. In addition, weekends at Bates include live entertainment from 12:00 -3:00, BBQ, kettle corn, food trucks, rock climb, bounce, slide and other family friendly events. Admission is free.” Note: $5.00 parking on October weekends. (website)

(View Photos from 2014 Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch)

Julian Pumpkin Patch


Julian Mining Company Pumpkin Picking 

Where: 4444 California 78 (map)
When: Fri 12PM-5PM, Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 10AM-5PM


“Harvest Tour Package Deal, $9 adult/ $7 child, Hayride,  Cider-Press, Petting Zoo, Pumpkin patch” (website)

Fallbrook Pumpkin Patch


Lavender Hill Pumpkin Farm

Where: 1509 East Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028 (map)
When: Weekdays 9AM-5:30PM, Weekends 8:30AM-6PM


“Lavender Hill Pumpkins is a family owned and tended pumpkin farm… We grow a selection of varieties that produce unusually large or unique pumpkins. This year’s crop includes about ten thousand pumpkins in three dozen varieties, ranging from the very large to the very small, from the mildly eccentric to the shamelessly grotesque. ” (website)

Oceanside Pumpkin Patch


Norris Amusement Pumpkin Patch

Where: 2205 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054 (map)
When: Sunday thru Thursday 10 a.m to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m to 10 p.m.

“Inflatable Amusements including bounce houses, GIANT slides and obstacle courses, Super Slide as well as different types of Pumpkins, Gourds, Pumpkin Accessories, Snacks, Beverages and more.” (website)

Carlsbad Pumpkin Patch


Carlsbad Strawberry Fields  / Carlsbad Strawberry Company

Where: 1050 Cannon Road, Carlsbad (map)
When: 9AM-6PM, Weekends 8:30AM-6PM


Corn Maze & Pumpkin patch is now open on Cannon! (visit website)

Del Mar Pumpkin Patch


Del Mar Pumpkin Station

Where: 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014 (map)
When: Oct 1st. through Oct 31st. Mon/Tues/Wed/Thur 9 am to 7 pm, Fri/Sat/Sun 9 am to 9 pm


Free Admission & Parking.  Pumpkins, Kiddy Rides, Giant Slides, Inflatable Jumps, Petting Zoos, Game Zones, Group Tours, Party Packages, Living Pumpkin Patch, 8 ft. Tall Living Corn Maze, Farm Animals, Tractor Ride. (visit website)