With October in full swing, many local farms and pumpkin patches are offering unique outdoor activities that will keep you and your friends entertained for hours. Activities have moved way beyond picking pumpkins and hayrides. Many farms are offering homemade food, snacks, and drinks as well as corn mazes, haunted houses, pumpkin launchers and blasters, and bungee activities.
Below are our selections for a fun-filled day at pumpkin patches in the Bay Area. Just gather your friends together and head out for a day of fun. Here are a few farms you can checkout:
Planning a half day trip? Try G&M Farms in Livermore Valley. They have a corn maze, haunted house, and fields of pumpkins to keep you entertained for a half day trip. Their corn maze is six acres of twisting, turning and dead ends. There is also a fresh produce stand, decorative gourds and Indian corn, pony rides, pedal carts, barnyard blasters, jumping pillows, a train, and a corn box! G&M Farms is open for the month of October and was voted Best Seasonal Attraction in the East Bay by Diablo Magazine. G&M Farms does not allow pets on the premises. Cost for the corn maze is $8 for adults and $7 for children Monday through Thursday. Weekend costs are slightly higher at $10 per adult and $9 per child. Kids under five are free. Check out their website for a coupon!
487 E Airway Blvd, Livermore, CA 94550
Do you only have a few hours? Then look no further than Andreotti Family Farm. It has been family-owned for generations and has a pick your own pumpkins field and a farm stand selling fresh picked fruits and vegetables where you can find everything from cabbage, cauliflower, jalapeno peppers, and grapes. There is also face painting, a monster truck you can take pictures with, tractor towed hay rides, a corn maze, and more. This farm is ideal for an outing when you only have a few hours.
Andreotti Family Farm
329 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Want a day full of activities? Arata’s Pumpkin Farm is the oldest sustainable pumpkin farm in Half Moon Bay. Way beyond just pumpkin picking, this farm offers harvest-themed entertainment and is a very popular destination. Carve out at least half a day for this stop, there is a lot of ground to cover and lots of activities to see and do. Well-known for their Minotaur’s Labyrinth Hay Maze, there is also a petting zoo, play land with large play structure, a haunted barn, hay rides, pony rides, a train ride, and lots more to see and do. Arata’s offers access to all of their attractions selling one day passes for $27. They also offer options to purchase tickets for individual attractions. Check out their website for more information on the cost of each attraction. They accept cash and credit cards.
Arata Pumpkin Farm
185 Verde Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Not sure? Thinking of spending a few hours, but might stay all day? The Petaluma Pumpkin Patch and Amazing Corn Maze is a four-acre corn maze surrounded by 10-foot-tall corn stalks. There is only one way out of the maze and it usually takes about 45 minutes to complete. This year, a second story viewing platform was added inside of the maze. There is also a hay bale mountain, farm animals, a kid-sized maze, rubber duck races, and a sand box full of corn kernels. Food vendors are usually there on the weekends and you can check their website for special day activities. There is an ATM onsite as most vendors operate on a cash only basis. Pets are not allowed, and parking is free. Cost for the corn maze is $7 per person during the day and $10 per person at night.
The Petaluma Pumpkin Patch and Amazing Corn Maze
450 Stony Point Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952
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