Pick the perfect pumpkin at a Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Patch and create cherished family memories that will last for a lifetime!
During the fall, Half Moon Bay coastside farms become awash with orange gourds, bouncy houses, petting zoos, and hay mazes—signaling that the Halloween season is officially underway! Known for its beautiful pumpkin patches, visitors flock to the area to experience these unique offerings, experiences and attractions. Be sure to review our comprehensive 2023 Guide to Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Patches and Farms below for a complete list of local area pumpkin patches, activities, and real-world reviews and ratings.
One of the more popular pumpkin patches just south of Half Moon Bay is the Arata Pumpkin Farm. Visitors love the farm’s giant pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze, and other fun activities. The farm also has a large selection of pumpkins, gourds, and other fall decorations available for purchase. It can be a bit spendy, so bring lots of cash!
Another well-known, local favorite pumpkin farm in Half Moon Bay is the Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm. Visitors appreciate the farm’s well-maintained grounds, friendly staff, and variety of pumpkins and other fall decorations. The also have some great photo opportunities–ranging from tractors to tepees.
The Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is another popular fall attraction in the area. The festival features pumpkin carvings, live music, art and wine, food vendors, and other fun activities for the whole family.
If you are a pumpkin lover or looking for a fun family activity during the fall season, Half Moon Bay’s pumpkin patches are definitely worth a visit.
For more Halloween activities and events, check out these Half Moon Bay Spooktacular Family Friendly Activities.
4-C’s Pumpkin Patch
Explorer1.com Review—According to my 7-year-old daughter, they have some awesome inflatables and a large assortment of pumpkins. Plus, you are just up the street from Lemos Farm, a favorite for younger kids.
Major rating websites rate 4-Cs Pumpkin Patch 4 out of 5 stars.
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Address: 12371 San Mateo Rd., (Hwy 92), Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 726-9614
Andreotti Family Farms
Located next to Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm on Highway 1, just a few minutes north of Half Moon Bay.
Explorer1.com Review—Nice selection of pumpkins with a reasonable price point. No bouncy houses or mazes, but they usually have a monster truck on display!
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Address: 329 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 726-9151
Arata Pumpkin Farm
Explorer1.com Review—This is the home to a massive hay maze ( hay labyrinth). Because of the extra activities and large selection of home-grown pumpkins, we think this is an ideal pumpkin patch for families with older children.
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Address: 185 Verde Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 726-7548
Bob’s Pumpkin Farm
Explorer1.com Review—Although it looks like they reduced their pumpkin planting this year, they still have a huge selection of pumpkins. Additional activities a picnic area, farm animals, and hay pyramid. It’s far less crowded and lower key than the farms located on Hwy. 92—making it a great pumpkin patch for families with very small children and toddlers.
Pumpkins range from $1 to $30. Activities low to no cost.
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Address: Highway 1, 5 miles south of Half Moon Bay
Phone: (650) 726-4567
Farmer John’s Pumpkins
Explorer1.com Review—This is a great location for families with smaller children. Plenty of photo opportunities and a large selection of pumpkins. It lacks a lot of the more fun activities for older children such as bouncy houses, mazes, etc.
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Address: 800 N. Cabrillo Hwy., Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 726-4980
Located across from the Half Moon By Airport on Highway 1.
Explorer1.com Review—This year around vegetable and fruit stand offers a nice variety of pumpkins during the Halloween season.
Address: N. Cabrillo Hwy., Half Moon Bay, CA
Half Moon Bay Nursery
Explorer1.com Review—Best known for plants, flowers and sage advice—during the Halloween season, they offer a small selection of pumpkins.
Address: 11691 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 726-5392
HV Produce (formally Marsh and Sons)
Explorer1.com Review—This fruit and vegetable stand offers a large selection of pumpkins. No additional activities, although, they do have some chickens that you can look at.
Address: 12950 San Mateo RD, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 465-1490
Lemos Family Farm
Explorer1.com Review—This family farm specializes in year round activities for children such as pony rides, tractor/train rides, petting zoo, etc. Adults may find the seasonal decorations and crowds a little much, but children seem to love it!
More information, https://explorer1.com/halfmoonbay/lemos-family-farm/
Address: 12320 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 726-2342
Pastorino Gifts & Plants
Explorer1.com Review—Similar to Lemo’s Farm (and right across the road) is Pastorino’s Gifts & Plants. It offers a nice variety of activities for the kids, shopping for the adults, and a nice selection of pumpkins during the Halloween season. Please note that the activities can be a little pricy and they do charge for parking.
Address: 12391 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 726-6440
Pick of the Patch Pumpkins & ABC Tree Farms
Explorer1.com Review—ABC Tree Farms & Pick of the Patch Pumpkins owns and operates 20 pumpkin patches around the Bay Area and Southern California. Their latest pumpkin patch is slated to open in Half Moon Bay on Sept 17. It has a huge selection of pumpkin and plenty of activities for the kids.
2021 Admission to the Pumpkin Patch is $4 per person and parking is free.
Address: Hwy 1 at San Mateo Rd (Hwy 92), 94019 (San Mateo County)
Phone: (408) 393.6303
Explorer1.com Review—More of a pumpkin lot, they have a nice selection of pumpkins.
Address: 12592 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 726-6414.
Tom & Pete’s Produce
Explorer1.com Review—Tom & Pete’s is a produce distributor that opens its doors to the public during the Halloween season—creating a no frills pumpkin lot with tons of traditional jack-o-lantern type pumpkins at reasonable prices–ranging from $1 to $60.
Address: 270 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 726-7500
Tunitas Creek Family Farm — Limited Public Access
Tunitas Creek Family Farm has limited public access this year. They are primarily a wholesale producer, but they will be harvesting on weekends. If you are interested, feel free to stop by. They are in a beautiful rural setting with farm animals and historic elements. You can even pick your own sweet corn. The owner’s children or mother would be happy to sell you a few out of the Field.
Address: 1451 Lobitos Creek Cutoff (Up the road from Aratas), Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 759-3126
Explorer1.com Review—Safeway has a great selection of pumpkins and gourds at very reasonable prices. Very large pumpkins are just $6.99! Of course you do miss out on the experience a navigating a field to find the best possible pumpkin. You also miss out on the kid friendly activities like the bouncy houses and petting zoos, but you can’t beat their prices.
Address: 70 Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 726-1143