Pumpkins are popping up all over Orange County during this time of year. You can find pumpkins in your pies, your communities, your stores, even your coffee. Adding pumpkins to your home is easy and finding the perfect pumpkin is easier than you may think. Especially here in Orange County. There are so many different pumpkin patches in Orange County for you to choose from. Each patch offers its own unique set of pumpkins to help you decide which is yours. Some even have rides and other activities for you to enjoy before you pick out your pumpkin.
There are many different pumpkin patches in Orange County that offer different activities for you and the entire family to enjoy.
Tanaka Farms | Irvine
Irvine is home to a couple of different pumpkin patches in Orange County. One of those patches is Tanaka Farms. This patch offers more than just a small field of pumpkins for you to choose from. First, the theme of this patch is Halloween time but Hello Kitty Halloween time. In fact, you might even spot Hello Kitty while you’re there. You could also take a wagon ride, eat at Tanaka Grill, learn about farming and get lost in the free corn maze.
Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch | Irvine
Another popular pumpkin patch in Irvine can be found at the Irvine Park Railroad. Kids can take a train ride on the Pumpkin Train, jump in a bounce house, take a hayride, paint their faces and so much more. There, of course, is also a field of pumpkins to choose from. Admission to this patch is free. However, you will need to pay the gate fee to get in Irvine Regional Park and some of the activities cost around $6 to do.
Zoomar’s Petting Zoo | San Juan Capistrano
Zoomar’s Petting Zoo is a great little petting zoo, year-round in San Juan Capistrano. But the Petting Zoo adds a pumpkin patch during the Halloween season. That means you could come with your kids to pet animals and pick some pumpkins all in one place. You could get a discount if you have a party of four people as well.
The Pumpkin Corral | Santa Ana
The Pumpkin Corral is hosted at The Mainplace Mall. But don’t let that location fool you, this pumpkin patch is one of the best. There are so many things to do at this patch like inflatables for kids, mechanical rides for older kids, a petting zoo, carnival food, face painting, and pumpkins galore. You will need a bracelet that allows you to ride the rides and the bracelets vary in price.
Enchanted Pumpkin Patch | Brea
This pumpkin patch is one of the longest-running patches in the area. The idea of this patch has always been to bring the farm to the suburbs. Brea is the original location of this patch, but there is another location in San Dimas. There are small rides like inflatables and a John Deere Tractor ride for kids. But there is also a petting zoo, carnival games, and more.
The Pumpkin Patch | Placentia
You can find another one of the best pumpkin patches in Orange County at The Pumpkin Patch. This patch has also been around for a long time. The first run of this patch was in October of 1976 and it has returned every year since then. You can pet and feed some animals, get on a ride or two, get your face painted, take a walk on water, and even pan for gold. There really is so much to do here at The Pumpkin Patch. You’re sure to have a great time.
Pumpkin City’s Pumpkin Farm | Multiple Locations
Pumpkin City has become one of the biggest pumpkin patches in Orange County. In fact, this patch is so big that they had to divide it up among a few different locations. You can visit Pumpkin City in Anaheim, Laguna Hills, and Rancho Santa Margarita. There are similar activities to the other patches like a petting zoo and carnival games. But there will also be costumed characters and a puppet show the kids will surely love.
Peltzer Pumpkin Farm | Temecula
This pumpkin patch really does have it all. You can get your pumpkins here but you can also ride rides, pet animals, play games, mine for gemstones, watch a pig race, take a train ride, and so much more. In fact, this pumpkin patch is located on the same property as a winery complete with a tasting room. Parents, that means, with a little planning, you could visit the winery and go to the pumpkin patch all in one day.
Pick of The Patch Pumpkins | San Clemente
The Outlets of San Clemente host this special pumpkin patch. Here, you will be able to ride in bumper boats, take a challenge through one of the obstacle courses, and of course, pick a pumpkin or two. They also have all of the supplies you will need to carve your pumpkin available.
Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch | Newport Beach
This patch is a bit different from the rest as it is a one day only event. However, it is worth checking out as there is so much to do. It also offers the perfect opportunity to pick out the best pumpkin. There will be live entertainment, rides, animals, crafts, food, drinks and so much more. The event is on October 13th from 10 am until 3 pm.