Great Pumpkin Patches in Sonoma County
With crisp breezes and colorful foliage, pumpkin season in Sonoma County is one of a kind.
For decades, local farmers have been celebrating harvest season by giving their fields to picturesque pumpkins, gourds, and winter squashes, offering fall fun for everyone. At these U-pick pumpkin patches, visitors can choose from a variety of North Bay pumpkins while also enjoying seasonal activities, such as hay rides, corn mazes, and haunted houses.
Here are some of the most popular Wine Country pumpkin patches. (Check individual pumpkin patch websites to confirm the dates they're open.)
Grandma's Pumpkin Patch has welcomed families from all over Sonoma County and beyond during harvest season for nearly two decades. Their patch features an array of pumpkins, a petting zoo, hay stacks for climbing, and vintage tractors. Visitors can also check out Handmade With Love, the farm's on-site country boutique, offering unique goods and other homemade wares.
Founded by Mike Gutzman, also known as "Pumpkin Mike," in 1995, family-owned Punky’s Pumpkins has a large supply of gourds available to pick throughout the month of October. Open every day, families can visit Gutzman's 20-acre vine-tangled patch to enjoy popular harvest season activities, such as hay rides, bounce houses, and a 30-foot slide; and choose from a generous selection of pumpkins, squash, and heirloom winter squash.
Touted by owner and fourth-generation farmer Jim Groverman as a "respite for our busy lives," the Petaluma Pumpkin Patch and Amazing Corn Maze has been a harvest season tradition for more than 30 years. On Groverman's five-acre farm, you'll find a host of home-grown pumpkins, squash, and gourds as well as seasonal activities for the whole family, including their legendary corn maze that can take up to 45 minutes to complete.
Pronzini Pumpkin Patch, Petaluma
For those who want to get their pumpkins and Halloween thrills in one place, the Pronzini Pumpkin Patch has you covered. This Petaluma pumpkin patch has a large selection of gourds as well as a spook-tacular haunted Western village. On weekends, visitors can also enjoy pony rides and lunch at Cowgirl Cafe. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Muelrath Ranches, Santa Rosa
Hay rides, haunted houses, and humungous gourds...Muelrath Ranches offers harvest season fun for everyone! Formerly a 1930s dairy ranch in Bodega Bay, Muelrath Ranches moved to Santa Rosa in 1946, where they still farm pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, and beautiful sunflowers, all of which are sustainably grown and pesticide-free. During the fall, Muelrath Ranches is open everyday for U-pick and other family-friendly activities.
The Peter Pumpkin Patch, Petaluma
Experience the Sonoma County agriculture industry first-hand at Petaluma Creamery's Peter Pumpkin Patch. Be inspired by our local farmers as you pick and cut pumpkins right off the vine, catch a cow-milking demo, or watch their herd of 400+ Jersey cows graze on the field. Other farm-fun activities include hay rides, corn and hay mazes, and live music. And don't forget to taste and purchase some of the creamery's hand-crafted cheeses!
The Santa Rosa Patch, Santa Rosa
An abundance of activities await at the Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch. Take a hay ride to the bountiful pumpkin patch, traverse the 5-acre corn maze, climb the hay-bale pyramid, or jump into the corn kernel pit. The Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch also includes a Barnyard Ballzone, petting zoo, giant swing set, pumpkin blasters, pony rides, bounce houses, and pumpkin tetherball as well as a plethora of food and drink vendors.
Foggy River Farm, Healdsburg
Set amidst the backdrop of the Russian River Valley's rolling hills and lush vineyards, Foggy River Farm offers visitors an authentic farm experience, complete with a Fairy Corn Forest scavenger hunt and dozens of pumpkin varieties. Pick your gorgeous carving pumpkins, decorative gourds, and edible squash in a verdant field, then spend the remainder of your day exploring the farm's gorgeous grounds. Before your visit, check Foggy River Farm's Facebook page to see which days their baby goats are on-site for petting.
Mickelson Pumpkin Patch, Petaluma
With a grain train, hay pyramid, apple cannon, paintball gallery, huge hay maze, pony rides, and bounce houses, the Mickelson Pumpkin Patch has all you need for a fun harvest day in Sonoma County. The patch has an impressive selection of pumpkins to choose from, including the classic “Large Marge” pumpkins that are best suited for jack-o'-lanterns. They also have food vendors on-site offering kid-approved snacks, such as kettle corn, funnel cakes, caramel apples, cotton candy, and corn dogs.
Nestled beneath a grove of redwoods, Papa's Pumpkin Patch features an astounding seven varieties of pumpkins and gourds on their family-run farm. During the month of October, you can visit the farm every day to pick pumpkins right off the vine. They also offers tours by appointment and farm stands featuring home-grown produce.
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