Sacramento Area Pumpkin Patches
El Dorado Orchards: Pumpkin Patch
Carson Road, Placerville, California 95667
The Apple Ridge Express (train) carries many happy children, school groups and adults this fall season.
3101 El Centro Road, South Natomas3101 El Centro Road, South Natomas, CA.
The Pumpkin Farm
7736 Old Auburn Road, (Citrus Heights) Sacramento, CA.
The Pumpkin Farm has been serving up pumpkins to the Sacramento area since 1974. Visitors can enjoy the hayrides, pony rides, haunted barn, petting zoo, jumping castle, tower slides and of course the scarecrows. The Pumpkin Farm will again hold its annual Scarecrow Contest, where a creative entry could win a $1,500 prize. The Pumpkin Farm will be featuring giant pumpkins this year, a new attraction. Already, they have one that is more than 800 pounds.
Vern’s Pumpkin Patch
5415 Kenneth Ave., Fair Oaks, CA.
Goblin Gardens Pumpkin Patch
3845 El Centro Road, Sacramento
Days of operation: September 27 to October 31
Hours of operation: Daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. or dusk
Goblin Gardens, operated by Bastio Farms, is popular with mommies toting babies and toddlers. The little ones can conquer the 1,000 bale straw pyramid or venture into the largest corn maze in Sacramento County (according to Bastio owner Dennis Bastio). There are also hay rides, antique tractors, slide, blow-up inflatables, produce and the ever-so-popular kiddies’ cars (powered by the kids’ feet). Goblin Gardens also hosts many field trips and may open earlier to accommodate these groups.
Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm
1415 Pumpkin Lane, Wheatland, CA.
(530)633-2568 (for info and school field trip reservations)
Days of operation: September 20 to October 31
Hours of operation: Sunday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost: Admission is free. Parking is free opening weekend and on weekdays and $10 on weekends. Corn maze is $3.50. Coyote Mountain admission is $3.50. BPF Railroad tickets is $2.50. Coupons are available online. Field trips is $6 per person from Sept. 24 to 30 and $7 per person from Oct. 1 to 31.
Plan to spend a big chunk of your day at Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm. Start by taking a free hayride to the pumpkin fields and pick your ideal gourd right off the vine. After that, why not take a not-so-leisurely stroll in the three-acre corn maze. If getting lost among the corn isn’t your thing, then take a ride on the BPF Railroad where the tracks meander through the jumbo pumpkin patch, through the apple and walnut orchards and by the horse pasture. Before leaving, tackle Coyote Mountains’ 50-foot slide and don’t forget to pan for marbles at the stream below the slide.
Fog Willow Pumpkin Farm
11011 Cecatra Drive, Wilton, CA.
Days of operation: October 1 to 31
Hours of operation: Daily, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $3 per person, free for kids 2 and younger
Fog Willow Pumpkin Farm is the brainchild of Elk Grove school teacher Stacey Cates. With her family history rooted in farming, Cates felt that students weren’t learning much about agriculture and wanted to do something about it. Hence, Fog Willow was born in 2003. The farm is tucked along the banks of the Consumnes River and is immensely popular with school-aged kids as evidenced by the many school busses making their way to the farm. This is a great location to bring your family as there are lots to do, with a barrel train, hay rides, petting zoo, crafts, picnic area, haystack and barbecue during the weekends. Kids can join the Lil’ Pickers Punkin’ Club ($20) to receive goodies.
Uncle Ray’s Pumpkin Patch
19376 Old River Rd. West Sacramento, 95691
M-F 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
Pumpkins and gourds, free hay rides, petting zoo, display of modern farm equipment.
Boa Vista Orchards
2952 Carson Road
Placerville, CA. 95667
Local (530) 622-5522
U- Pick Pumpkin Patch Opens every day From Oct 4 & 5 thru Halloween.
“Pumpkinmaze” at Dell’Osso Family Farm
501 S. Manthey Road
Lathrop, CA 95330
Kiddie Land, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Tractor Train, FREE Hay Ride, FREE Hay Bale Pyramid, FREE Speedway, FREE Hay Bale Labyrinth, Maze Bridges
Picnic Area, Food Court, Seasonal Decorations, Photo Opportunities
Roemer Pumpkin Patch
6851 Hedge Road, Sacramento, CA 95829
Free parking, free admission, free hayrides, free hay pyramid, and a free hay maze. 5 acre corn maze that we will be asking $2.50 admission fee, free wagons to use to haul your pumpkins.
Bobby Dazzler’s Pumpkin Patch and Milo Maze
Located on Hwy 113 between Woodland and Davis
M-F Noon to 7pm (morning by appointment)
Sa/Sun – 10a-7p with petting zoo and face painters
Local farmer (ie no bought pumpkins) — all grown right at our patch over 30 different varieties – some cut off the vine already and some you cut/pick
Free parking, free admission, 2 hay pyramids, Small and Large wagons to use (free), Picnic table areas under shade tents, Restrooms