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Best Local Pumpkin Patches

Shannon Jones

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes...

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes...

Feb 9 6 minutes read

While we might not experience a lot of seasonal weather in Southern California, there're still plenty of ways to experience fall. Pumpkin patches are a great way to embrace the season, join friends and family for some Halloween-themed fun, and pick out the perfect pumpkin for some creative jack-o-lantern carving. 

While pumpkin patches may not be the every-street-corner attraction that they once were, most of the ones around today are family owned, and have upped their game with carnival games, rides, and petting zoos. Let's take a look at some of the spookiest spots to pick out a pumpkin in and around Long Beach.

Pa's Pumpkin Patch

Besides offering a wide variety of pumpkins to choose from, Pa's Pumpkin Patch also sells other natural fall decor, including haystacks, corn stalks, and gourds. Besides pumpkins, Pa's features pony rides, a petting zoo, and fair style games and rides. If you get hungry as you search for the perfect pumpkin, there's a convenient snack bar on site.


Mr. Jones Pumpkin Patch

A family business that has been selling pumpkins for five generations, Mr. Jones Pumpkin Patch offers several specialty and heirloom pumpkin varieties, like big mac, fairy tale, jack-b-little, we-b-little, Boston sugar, and an assortment of gourds. While you browse for a pumpkin, you can also visit and feed their farm animals, including rabbits, chickens, goats and ducks. The pumpkin patch also features a bounce house and giant slide for your little ones.


1st Pumpkin Patch with my boy and Mr.Jones did not disappoint at all. #SmileTotiSheesh 🍊🍁

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Cottone & Sons Pumpkin Patch

A family-owned business that has become a South Bay Halloween haven, Cottone & Sons Pumpkin Patch offers a bounce house, pony rides, friendly farm animals, and  handmade crafts to kick off your carving season.


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The Pumpkin Factory 

Experience the fall-themed wonder of The Pumpkin Factory's pumpkin patch at Westminster Mall with their carnival style rides, bounce houses, slides, pony rides, petting zoo, Halloween-themed games, and snack bar. 


Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

With train rides, a haunted house, hay rides, bounce houses, face painting, gold panning, cookie decorating, a hay maze,  and other carnival games, Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch has activities for the whole family. Admission is free, but there is a gate entrance fee for each vehicle entering Irvine Regional Park. $3 per vehicle on weekdays, $5 per vehicle on weekends.


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Tanaka Farms

An Orange County family farm established in 1940, Tanaka Farms offers 30 gorgeous acres of locally grown produce to explore. Admission to their seasonal pumpkin patch is $3 per person, wagon ride tours of the entire farm are $6, and entry to their petting zoo featuring goats, sheep, and an alpaca is $3. On the weekends, ATV rides, additional games, face painting, and crafts are available, and their snack shack serves barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos, backed potatoes, and roasted corn.


Acosta's Pumpkin Patch

With pumpkins of all sizes, pumpkin painting, train rides, a mobile video game trailer, slides, and bounce houses, Acosta's Pumpkin Patch has fun for Halloween enthusiasts of any age. 



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