The Ultimate Sacramento Area Pumpkin Patch Guide, Mapped
This post was updated Oct. 9, 2019 to include current information and recommendations for the fall season.
There’s no need to settle for supermarket pumpkins when you can head straight to the source and hunt for your own. The greater Sacramento area has dozens of pumpkin patches to choose from, all offering different amenities and activities so you can make a day of it. Want to cut your pumpkin right off the vine? Fancy a cup of fresh apple cider? Little ones hoping to get their face painted? In need of gourds, hay bales or cornstalks to decorate your front porch? You can find all of the above at the many pumpkin patches around town. So grab your friends and family and step into fall. Happy hunting!
Abel’s Apple Acres
Through Christmas Eve | Daily 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Abel’s Apple Acres is a four-generation family ranch offering outdoor fun for all ages, including a wooden maze, pony/horse rides and a kids’ corral. In addition to providing their specialty — an abundance of apples for visitors — Abel’s Apple Acres grows mini pumpkins, gourds, squash, and jack-o-lantern pumpkins during the fall.
Apple Ridge Farm
Through October | Sat.–Sun. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Apple Ridge Farm is a wonderful destination to fulfill all of your fall activity needs with a bake shop, BBQ house, country store, kettle corn stand, hay maze, face painters, crafters, and of course — a pumpkin patch!
Bastiao Farms Goblin Gardens
Through October | Daily 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Photo courtesy Bastiao Farms Goblin Gardens
Bastiao Farms Goblin Gardens provides just the right amount of fright at their expansive pumpkin patch in the heart of Sacramento. Embark on a haunted train ride through the corn maze or avoid the scariness by picking a pumpkin from the patch featuring 30 different varieties. There are endless activity options available at Bastiao Farms Goblin Gardens, including hayrides, a corn maze, hay bale mazes, Sacramento’s largest hay pyramid, and much more.
Bishop’s Pumpkin Patch
Through Oct. 30 | Sun.–Thurs. 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Photo courtesy ray_explores via Flickr
The pumpkin patch at Bishop’s Pumpkin Patch is nothing short of impressive, featuring one of the biggest selections of pumpkins growing in all shapes and sizes. Hop on board the free hayride to the fields and pick your selection right off the vine! Don’t miss the many other activities at Bishop’s, including a corn maze, petting zoo, zip line, flower farm, pony rides, and so much more. Saturday nights in October feature kid-friendly movies in the pumpkin field, or you can sign up for paint, sip and brunch on weekend mornings.
Through Oct. 28 | Weekends 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Bluestone Meadow is widely known for their annual lavender festival during the summer, and is currently developing their 20-acre space for growing Christmas trees. And during the fall, they grow several varieties of pumpkins for you to pick at their family farm in Placerville!
Bobby Dazzler’s Pumpkin Patch
Through October | Weekdays 12 p.m.–7 p.m., Weekends 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Photo courtesy Bobby Dazzler
Bobby Dazzler’s Pumpkin Patch offers unparalleled variety on their enormous farm between Davis and Woodland. In fact, you’ll find over 90 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds — in addition to mazes, a cow train, a petting zoo, face painting, and more!
Cool Patch Pumpkins
Through October | Daily 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Photo courtesy Cool Patch Pumpkins
Cool Patch Pumpkins is the place to be this fall. At this enormous farm, you’ll find the world’s largest corn maze (as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records) with a unique design each year (check out the Sacramento Kings logo!), a pumpkin patch, an ongoing scarecrow contest, pedal cars and a kid’s zone.
Dave’s Pumpkin Patch at Vierra Farms
Through October | Sun.–Thurs. 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Head to Dave’s Pumpkin Patch at Vierra Farms for the ultimate fall experience, including pony rides, an enormous jumping balloon, a corn maze, hay rides, and of course — a pumpkin patch. Dave’s Pumpkin Patch is the largest in the Sacramento area, featuring more than two acres of different varieties to pick from. Plus, they have a pumpkin cannon and play outdoor movies every Friday and Saturday night.
Through November 25 | Fri.–Mon. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Photos courtesy Delfino Farms
In addition to apples galore, you’ll find plenty of pumpkins at Delfino Farms. You can venture into the patch to pick out your own or simply grab a pre-picked pumpkin. They also have a corn maze and a full bakery if you’re craving something sweet.
Goyette’s North Canyon Ranch
Through November 2 | Sat.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Goyette’s North Canyon Ranch has a lot going on during the colder months, including apple and pumpkin picking in the fall, and Christmas tree cutting the day after Thanksgiving. Amidst your fall activities, you can cut sunflower, pick ears of Indian corn, or enjoy a picnic in this beautiful ranch setting.
High Hill Ranch
Through December 24 | Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Fulfill your fall food cravings at High Hill Ranch, where you’ll find apple fritters, apple donuts, their famous Caramel Apple Crunch Pie, BBQ tri-tip, fresh-pressed apple cider, apple wine, and more. After you’re stuffed with hearty food, visit the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, go on a hayride tour of the apple orchard, or check out the vendors at the onsite craft fair.
Mill View Ranch
Year-Round | Thurs.–Mon. 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Photo courtesy Mill View Ranch
The enormous pumpkin patch at Mill View Ranch is a wonderful place to pick out your jack-o-lantern pumpkin. Their store includes pies, jams, apple butter, fritters, donuts, apples, caramel apples, peaches and much more. Don’t miss the free Kid’s Town, an Old West-style miniature town just for them!
O’Halloran’s Apple Trail Ranch
Through November | Daily 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Photo courtesy Apple Hill Growers
Explore the three acres of land filled with pumpkins at O’Halloran’s Apple Trail Ranch, including all shapes and sizes to choose from. You can even cut your own right off the vine! You’ll also enjoy picking up some crisp and juicy apples, taking a peaceful hike on their nature trail, or having a picnic in the orchard.
The Pumpkin Farm
Through October | Tues.–Sun. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
What better place to get your pumpkins than a place called The Pumpkin Farm? They have more than 100 tons — yes, tons — of pumpkins on their 16-acre farm, as well as a haunted barn, hay rides, petting zoo, corn maze, train, and a mini go-kart train! If you’re looking to get your home spruced up for the season, they also have hay bales, corn stalks, Indian corn and gourds.
Through Nov. 3 | Daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Photo courtesy Rainbow Orchards
Rainbow Orchards is best known for its to-die-for apple cider donuts, but they also have plenty of pumpkins, ornamental corn, a hay bale play area, hard cider and picnic tables to enjoy the beautiful Apple Hill scenery.
Rickey Ranch Vineyards & Pumpkin Patch
Through October | 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Photo courtesy Rickey Ranch
Rickey Ranch Pumpkin Patch is a family-owned and -operated farm open during the month of October for field trips, moms’ groups, and more. Throughout the year, Rickey Ranch specializes in various products, such as wine grapes, beef cattle, eggs, local honey, fruit, vegetables, and seasoned oak. But during the fall, stop by to pick your own pumpkin from their patch! They also have a hay bale mountain, hay rides and farm animals.
Silveyville Pumpkin Farm
Through October | Daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Silveyville Pumpkin Farm has a plethora of pumpkins — more than a dozen varieties, in fact, ranging from the classic deep-orange Gladiator to the white-skinned Lumina to the Warty Goblin. Plus, they have gourds in all shapes and sizes, ornamental Indian corn and corn stalks. The kids will have a blast playing in the Pumpkin Village, and the whole family can take a ride on the ATV train, try their hand at the tennis ball slingshot, or visit the farm animals and duck pond.
Through October | Weekdays 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Weekends 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Photo courtesy Zittel Farms
Zittel Farms is a quaint and picturesque farm and pumpkin patch in Folsom with a variety of options for your family. Pick your own pumpkin from their pumpkin patch, take a hay ride through the farm, visit with the farm animals or browse their selection of antiques, handicrafts, preserves and honey.
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Elizabeth Penney is a content writer for Lyon Real Estate and the Lyon Local blog. A Sacramento native with a marketing background, she shares her insider knowledge on restaurants, attractions and outdoor activities throughout the greater Sacramento area and beyond.