Pumpkin Patches in the Greater Sacramento Area [Interactive Map]
This post was updated August 22, 2018 to include current information and recommendations for the upcoming fall season.
There’s something so special about dressing up in your best flannel and boots, grabbing a cup of fresh apple cider, and venturing to the farm to pick out your own pumpkin in the fall. With a myriad of pumpkin farms nearby, it’s only right that you make an experience out of your annual pumpkin picking!
Grab your significant other, the family, or a group of friends and head to one of these nearby pumpkin patches to select the perfect plump pumpkin for your porch.
Abel’s Apple Acres
Labor Day Weekend–Christmas Eve | 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (Thanksgiving Day 10 a.m.–12 p.m. & Christmas Eve 9 a.m.–3 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
August 28–December 2 | Saturday–Sunday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Monday–Friday 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
October 2–31 | 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of 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
September 15–November 5 | September: 9 a.m.–6 p.m., October: Sunday–Thursday 9 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday + Saturday 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
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 myriad of other attractions at Bishop’s, including a corn maze, petting zoo, zip line, flower farm, pony rides, and so much more.
In addition, Bishop’s has several events planned throughout the season, including one we are sponsoring! On September 25, get moving at the 5th annual Run Your Gourd Off, a 5K run/walk, and the Kids’ Pumpkin Dash ½-Mile, each of which provide a laid-back adventure on dirt farm roads.
October 6–28 | 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
September 23–October 31 | Weekdays 12–7 p.m. + Weekends 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Bobby Dazzler’s Pumpkin Patch offers unparalleled variety on their enormous farm between Davis and Woodland. In fact, you’ll find over 150 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds — in addition to mazes, a cow train, a petting zoo, face painting, and more!
Cool Patch Pumpkins
Opening Late September | Every Day 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Photos Courtesy of Cool Patch Pumpkins
Cool Patch Pumpkins is the place to be this fall. At this enormous farm, you’ll find a corn maze with a unique design each year, a pumpkin patch, an ongoing scarecrow contest, and a special Fun Zone for kids. Keep in mind: Cool Patch Pumpkins has a brand new location in Dixon that opened for the 2017 season!
Dave’s Pumpkin Patch at Vierra Farms
September 29–October 31 | Sunday–Thursday 10 a.m.–Dusk, Friday and Saturday 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 over 2 acres of different varieties to pick from. That’s right — you can pick your own!
September 1–November 19 | Friday–Monday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
In addition to apples galore, you’ll find plenty of pumpkins at Delfino Farms, formerly known as Kids Inc./Delfino Family Farms. In fact, the pumpkin patch was always the project of the “Kids” of the original Kids Inc. You can venture into the patch to pick out your own or simply grab a pre-cut pumpkin from the entrance to the farm.
Goyette’s North Canyon Ranch
September 8–November 5 | Saturday & Sunday and Holidays 10 a.m.–5 p.m. or By Appointment
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 may cut a sunflower, pick ears of Indian corn, or enjoy a picnic in this beautiful ranch setting.
High Hill Ranch
August 18–December 24 | Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 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, or go on a hayride tour to see the beautiful grounds!
Mill View Ranch
Year Round | Daily 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. (Call for Holiday Hours)
Photo Courtesy of 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
September 1–December 16 | Daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
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’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
October 2–31 | Tuesday–Sunday 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
What better place to get your pumpkins than a place called The Pumpkin Farm? For over 40 years, this local farm has been a popular destination for several family friendly attractions, including a haunted barn, farm zoo, hay rides, a jumping castle, tower slides, a corn maze, and more.
September 9–December 10 (Open Weekends Only in December) | 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Rainbow Orchards
You’ll visit Rainbow Orchards for the pumpkins but you’ll stay for their amazing baked goods. This third generation family farm in Camino offers delectable hot apple cider donuts and fresh apple cider, in addition to pies, cobblers, tarts, jams, syrups, and more.
Rickey Ranch Vineyards & Pumpkin Patch
October 1–31 | 10 a.m.–Dusk
Rickey Ranch Vineyards & 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!
Silveyville Christmas Tree and Pumpkin Farm
September 30–October 31 | 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
If you’ve visited Silveyville Christmas Tree and Pumpkin Farm in past years, you’ll want to revisit each season, as they are always adding new and exciting features to the farm. The kids will have a blast at Pumpkin Village or on the brand new “Bouncing Horses” as they bounce around the track.
Uncle Ray’s Pumpkin Patch
October 1–31 | Weekends 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Uncle Ray’s Pumpkin Patch
Enjoy an absolutely free day of fun at Uncle Ray’s Pumpkin Patch in Sacramento. Every exciting event, such as pumpkin carving, tractor rides, and corn mazes, is completely free — and the only thing you’ll pay for is your prized pumpkin!
The Month of October | Weekdays 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Weekends 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Zittel Farms is a quaint and picturesque farm and pumpkin patch in Folsom with a variety of options for your family. Hop on board their free hayrides operating every weekend, book an educational fall tour for your child’s class, or pick your own pumpkin from their pumpkin patch offering one of the largest collections of varieties in the region. Pick up some one-of-a-kind antique decor or carving supplies on your way out the door to complete your front porch look this fall.
Happy Pumpkin Picking!
We hope you enjoy the fall in all its pumpkin-loving splendor this year!