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Santa Cruz Pumpkin Patches and Farms


Santa Cruz Pumpkin Patches and Farms

Santa Cruz Pumpkin Patches and Farms

Our 2018 Guide to Santa Cruz Pumpkin Patches and Farms provide valuable information on local area pumpkin patches and vegetable stands so you can find the perfect pumpkin and create cherished family memories. (The photo above is at Tunitas Creek Family Farm.)

The coastal community is awash in orange pumpkins and inflatables—the Santa Cruz Halloween season is in full gear!

Scroll down for a list of Santa Cruz pumpkin patches, Farms provide and vegetable stands.

For more Halloween activities and events, check out these Santa Cruz spooktacular family friendly activities.

Capitola Village Produce Pumpkin Patch

700 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010    (831) 479-0175

Located just south of Santa Cruz.

Crystal Bay Farm

20 miles south if Santa Cruz

40 Zils Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076 (831) 724-4137

Their organic pumpkin patch is not the biggest, but they have a large variety of pumpkins(40 varieties at last count!).  Families and school groups are welcome!

The Great Pumpkin Patch—Santa Cruz

1301 Mission St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 459-6765

The Great Pumpkin Patch — Soquel

2831 Daubenbiss Ave., Soquel, CA 95073
Phone: (831) 479-4152

Post Street Pumpkin Farm

122 Post St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060   (831) 251-2946

Rodoni Farms

4 miles north of Santa Cruz on Hwy 1
Phone: (831 ) 426-6438

Pumpkins and fun are what they are all  about! They have a nice variety of pumpkins, great picnic sites, hay bales and scary cutouts, as well as a corn maze!! The corn maze costs $5 per person and takes between 20 and 40 minutes to complete.  Open 9 AM – 5 PM from September 31st through Halloween.

Seaside Pumpkin Farms

North of Santa Cruz on Hwy. 1, just past Davenport, CA
Phone: (831) 426-6438

The pumpkin patch is located just a few minutes north of Davenport on the ocean side of Hwy 1. It has some amazing ocean views providing a for some incredible photo ops.  Open during the month of October.

Swank Farms — Sept. 29th – Oct. 31st

New location – 4751 Pacheco Pass Highway, Hollister, CA 95023

Corn Maze & haunted “Terror in the Corn” Anything Goes 2017. Other activities include: Giant Jumping Pillow, Pedal Karts, Pumpkin Sling Shot, Corn Cannon, Sumo Wrestling, and Mining for Gemstones and Fossils

Swanton Berry Farm

25 Swanton Rd., Davenport, CA 95017

Swanton Berry Farm is best known for organic berries and produce. They do grow pie pumpkins from mid-October and into November for our made-from-scratch pumpkin pie. Sometimes they bring them to market for a few months. If you are interested in their organic pie pumpkins, call before going to make sure they are available!


Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Patches

Arata Pumpkin Farm 

185 Verde Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 726-7548 Review – The farm is 43 miles north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1, but the gorgeous coastal drive and the farm’s massive hay maze ( hay labyrinth) makes it well worth the drive.

The maze can be a little daunting, so we think this is an ideal activity for adults and older children.  There are other activities such as hay rides, petting zoo, pony rides, and plenty of home grown pumpkins to keep the younger kids entertained as well.

They activities can be a little pricy ranging from $5 to $10.

Tunitas Creek Family Farm

333 Tunitas Creek Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 726-9710 Review—A small family farm that’s open to the public during September and October.  It’s a very low key farm — making it an ideal pumpkin patch for families with very small children and toddlers. They have pumpkins, gourds, squash and more.   And as a bonus, they have a couple of very friendly goats that seem to love kids!

Please note that Tunitas Creek Farm is CLOSED for the 2017 Halloween season. They hope to reopen it to the public for the 2018 season. We hope so because his is a great farm for small kids!


Click here to search for more  Half Moon Bay pumpkin patches (60 miles north) or for Monterey pumpkin patches (40 miles south). 


Click here for more Santa Cruz Halloween Celebrations


















What’s on Tap


Santa Cruz Festivals & Events:

Thunderbirds on the Santa Cruz Wharf! Sept. 29, 2018 at 9am to 3pm.

Featuring the classic 1955-1957, the 1958-1965 vintage and the retro, 2002-2005 Thunderbirds.

Open Studios Art Tour – First 3 weeks in Oct. 2018

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

Annual Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza! – Oct. 7, 2018

Santa Cruz Pumpkin Patches—Oct. 2018

MORE Santa Cruz Halloween Celebrations—Oct. 2018

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival—Oct. 13 & 14, 2018

Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA



For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Santa Cruz.



Top Santa Cruz Attractions:


Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Fun for all ages.

Santa Cruz Campgrounds

Ocean views or Redwoods? Over 27 campgrounds and RV Parks

Santa Cruz Fishing 

Fall is fishing and crabbing season in Santa Cruz!

Santa Cruz Surfing

With 11 world-class surf breaks such as Steamer Lane and Pleasure Point, it is easy to understand why the greatest surfers in the world call Santa Cruz home!

Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May


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




The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. Rush hour traffic can be extremely challenging – especially along Mission Street and Highway 1 between Santa Cruz and Capitols. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to 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.