How do you find the best pumpkin picking spots near Los Angeles? You just Google pumpkin picking in Los Angeles and hope that someone else did all the hard work for you! Here are seven great places to pick your own pumpkins in and around Los Angeles, California, with links to directions, driving directions, hours of operation, and more. No matter where you live in the Greater Los Angeles area, you’re sure to find somewhere close by to enjoy the fun fall day of pumpkin picking!
The pumpkin farm of Pumpkin City, which is roughly an hour’s drive from LA near Laguna Hills, is definitely worth the trip. Admission to the Harvest Festival is free before 4 PM during the week and features games and activities for all ages. Kids can take a hayride through the 40-acre patch where they’ll find plenty of pumpkins to choose from.
The Farm Stand offers pumpkins starting at $2 each and everything else you need for your Thanksgiving dinner including cider, pies, apple butter, sweet corn and hot buttered corn as well as bales of straw to build a bonfire on your way home.
The pumpkin patch at Tanaka Farms in Irvine opens in the middle of September and offers wagon rides and other family-friendly activities in addition to pick-your-own pumpkin events. Parking is limited, so parking passes do need to be purchased in advance. Admission rates vary depending on age group but start at $8 for kids aged 2-11. They also offer a deal on admission if you’re interested in picking apples or carrots as well.
The Gnarly Vine
On our recent visit to The Gnarly Vine, we made sure to carve our pumpkins and try some new drinks in a variety of styles. They have everything from crisp wines to fruity iced teas, so you’ll be able to find something that suits your tastes. If you come in hungry, they offer sandwiches, pretzels with cheese and pepper jelly, and warm cinnamon rolls with butter. We love their fruit flavors the best!
Tina’s Pumpkin Patch
With small children, Tina’s Pumpkin Patch in Sherman Oaks is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. In addition to pumpkins, the patch has a $3.50 children’s train, a petting zoo, and a straw labyrinth where you can play and run around. There are also plenty of things for adults to do with face painting, pumpkin painting, hay rides, and pony rides. Admission: Adults: $6; Children 3-12: $4; Under 3: Free
Angell’s Garden World
Located at 3845 Temple Avenue in
Huntington Park, Angell’s Garden World is a family owned pumpkin patch that has been around for over 40 years. They offer pumpkin picking, hay rides, inflatables and other games. The cost is $10 per person which includes five pounds of fresh California grown pumpkins and the chance to take home your own hayride! This would be a great spot for any child looking to partake in Halloween festivities or get their hands on some great produce.