Whether you are a kid, have a kid, or are a kid at heart, you may want to spend some time at a local pumpkin patch this season. Most patches and/or farms offer much more than just pumpkins! There are mazes, gift shops, petting zoos, train rides, food, picnic areas, etc. Some pumpkin patches and farms stay open well into November, so there’s still time!!
Check out these Southern California locations:
- The Pumpkin Patch: Genuine outdoor farm experience with you-pick pumpkins, gift shop, pony rides, jumpers, corn maze, ATV train ride, and special events each week at 32335 Live Oak Canyon Rd., Redlands (10 Fwy and Live Oak Canyon Rd.) until Oct 31st. Sun-Wed 9-6, Thu-Sat 9-9. Free admission and parking (909) 795-8733.
- The Pumpkin Factory: Family farm pumpkins, inflatable rides, bungee, face painting, snack bar, game booths, petting zoo at 1545 Circle City Drive, Corona (15 Fwy and Magnolia Ave). Mon-Thu 12-9, Fri 12-10, Sat 10-10, Sun 10-9. Free admission/parking (800) 719-4420.
- Rileys at Los Rios Rancho: Follows organic methods, pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, horse-drawn hay rides, cider mill, gift shop, refreshment stand, picnic area, ornamental corn and gourds at 39611 Oak Glen Road in Oak Glen. Open year round, 7 days a week 9-5. (909) 797-1005.
The photo above is of Brooklynn at the Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch last weekend. We didn’t have time to walk the corn maze, but maybe next year because it looked like it would be so much fun!
Go to pumpkinpatchesandmore.org for state-by-state listings of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other autumn fun.