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Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Patches & Map


Half Moon Bay pumpkin patches and farms

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Patches and Farms

The hillsides and coastal farms are awash in orange gourds and inflatables. It is official—the Halloween season is well underway in Half Moon Bay! (The photo above is from a recent Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival.) 

Our 2018 Guide & Map to Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Patches provide families with a comprehensive list of local area pumpkin patches, farms and vegetable stands so they can find the perfect pumpkin and create cherished family memories.

Scroll down for a map of Half Moon Bay pumpkin farms and a alphabetical list of local pumpkin patches.

For more Halloween activities and events, check out these Half Moon Bay spooktacular family friendly activities

A Map Listing Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Patches and Farms

4-C’s Pumpkin Patch

12371 San Mateo Rd., (Hwy 92), Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 726-9614

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.

Pumpkin prices range from $2 to $25.

Andreotti Family Farms 

329 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 726-9151

Arata Pumpkin Farm 

185 Verde Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 726-7548

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.

Activities (train, hay rides, maze, etc.) range from $5 to $10 per person.

Bob’s Pumpkin Farm

Highway 1, 5 miles south of Half Moon Bay
Phone: (650) 726-4567

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.

Discount Pumpkins

N. Cabrillo Hwy., Half Moon Bay, CA

Located next to Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm on Highway 1, just a few minutes north of Half Moon Bay.

Explorer1.com Review—This no frills pumpkin patch has a variety of pumpkins that range from $1 to $10. The selection is limited so better hurry for the best selection.

Farmer John’s Pumpkins

800 N. Cabrillo Hwy., Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 726-4980

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 fun activities for older children such as bouncy houses, mazes, etc.

Pumpkins can be a little pricyespecially for the heirloom varieties.

Farmer’s Daughter

N. Cabrillo Hwy., Half Moon Bay, CA

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.

Ghetto Fruit Stand on Hwy 92

12599 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA

Phone: (650) 344-3030

Explorer1.com Review—This small fruit and vegetable stand sells a small selection of pumpkins.

Half Moon Bay Nursery

11691 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Phone: (650) 726-5392.

Explorer1.com Review—Best known for plants, flowers and sage advice—during the Halloween season, they offer a small selection of pumpkins.

Lemos Family Farm

12320 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 726-2342

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!

HV Produce (formally Marsh and Sons)

12950 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019  (650) 465-1490

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.

Pastorino Gifts & Plants

12391 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 726-6440

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.

Repetto’s Pumpkins

12592 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA   (650) 726-6414.

Explorer1.com Review—More of a pumpkin lot, they have a nice selection of pumpkins.

Tom & Pete’s Produce

270 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019     (650) 726-7500

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.

Tunitas Creek Family FarmLimited Public Access

1451 Lobitos Creek Cutoff (Up the road from Aratas), Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 759-3126

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.

Safeway Supermarket

70 Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 726-1143

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.

Click here to search Santa Cruz (45 miles south).

What’s on Tap


Half Moon Bay Fall Festivals & Events:

The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off—Oct. 8, 2018  7am to 11am

The gathering of titanic pumpkins try to capture the coveted title and share of $30,000 in prize money.

Welcome Back Monarchs Day – Sunday Oct. 14, 2018 from 11am to 4pm.

Natural Bridges SB in Santa Cruz welcomes the monarchs back.

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival—Oct. 13–14, 2018   9am to 5pm

Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA

Half Moon Bay heralds in All Hallows Eve with rustic pumpkin patches, harvest-inspired arts and crafts, entertainment, contests, and activities. Admission is free.

Pumpkin Patches Along the California Coast  – Sept. and Oct. 2018

Half Moon Bay, CA – The coast transforms into a spooky, magical land of orange gourds. Create some great family memories by visiting a local pumpkin farm…

MORE Half Moon Bay Halloween Celebrations  – October 2018

Half Moon Bay heralds in All Hallows Eve with Halloween inspired festivals and events….


For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Half Moon Bay.



Top Fall Attractions:

Pumpkin Patches Along the California Coast  – October

The coast transforms to a spooky, magical land of orange gourds. Create some great family memories by visiting a local pumpkin farm…

Fall is a Great Time to Visit the Coast!

Monterey, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay and Mendocino – Early Fall is generally some of the best weather on the coast. Plan a visit with your family or an escape for a romantic weekend.

Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May

Half Moon Bay 415 474-3385

Oceanic Society provides boat tours to view the gray whales as they swim north along the California coast on their way to summer feeding grounds.


For more information on local attractions, click on the Half Moon Bay Attractions or Recreational Activities.




The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. During the pumpkin season, traffic in to and out of Half Moon Bay can be extremely challenging – especially during the Art & Pumpkin Festival weekend. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to www.caltrans.com to learn about road conditions.

Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.