Holidays & Events in San Francisco & The Bay Area October 25, 2021

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Fall Activities in the San Francisco Bay Area

Pumpkins at pumpkin patch

San Francisco Bay Area pumpkin patches–it is Halloween and Yes! There is a pumpkin patch IN San Francisco!

Here is a partial list of Halloween and other fall activities in the Bay Area. Living in a large city such as San Francisco or Oakland, we are removed from the bucolic existence of yesteryear. Fortunately, fall is one time of year when we can get back to nature and reconnect with our country roots. During autumn, we can visit local farms or a nearby pumpkin patch to experience a simpler time and enjoy some of the wonderful creations of Mother Nature! Plus have some good, old-fashioned fun for the entire family!

Bright orange pumpkin

Beautiful pumpkin at a nearby pumpkin patch!

San Francisco Bay Area pumpkin patches and mazes:

Speer Family Farms Pumpkin Patch

Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm

The farm is now “retired” but they do have an online store with lots of Halloween  items.
You may send a GOLD FAIRY-SPRINKLED MINI PUMPKIN to someone you love!                                       Gold Fairy-Sprinkled Mini Pumpkin


Half Moon Bay
Arata’s Pumpkin Farm (also a corn maze)
Lemos Farm

Joan’s Farm & Pumpkin Patch
Moore’s Pumpkin Patch (also in San Ramon)


Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch (also a haunted house)

The Great Peter Pumpkin Patch
Petaluma Pumpkin Patch

San Francisco
Clancy’s Pumpkin Patch (and Christmas Trees)

Despite the name, this is a wonderful place tucked away on 7th Avenue in the Inner Sunset. (See homes for sale in the Inner Sunset and other great San Francisco neighborhoods.)

Clancy’s now has a second location on Sloat Blvd. by the San Francisco Zoo.

Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch

This isn’t a complete list. Be sure to comment if you know of another one you like or if you would like more information about any of these.


Have you ever ever to a corn maze? Several of the above farms also have corn mazes. Here are additional details on these along with a few others in the Bay Area:

Petaluma Pumpkin Patch

Farmer Jim Groverman designs a new corn maze every year, planting nearly 160,000 seeds to create this four-acre labyrinth. The stalks rise to over 10 feet high! Finding your way through the full maze typically takes 45 minutes to an hour. (Maps are available if you’re anxious about wandering.) Bordered by sunflowers and hay bales, the maze rises beside a five-acre pumpkin patch filled with over 35 varieties of pumpkins!
Be sure to bring a flashlight on Fridays and Saturdays as the maze is open after dark.


Swank Farms

This 20-acre maze is spookier than most—it’s open until midnight on weekends to attract thrill-seekers. The so-called Maniac Maze sprawls across 20 acres. Farm co-owner Bonnie Swank designs each year’s maze to be unique. Twenty-seven signs are hidden among the stalks to help guide your path and solve a progressive story. Go during the day to explore the maze without the spooks and browse 21 varieties of pumpkins. You’ll also find an “ugly pumpkin” slingshot, a train ride for kids, and corn cannon.


Maniac Maze at Swank Farms in Hollister


Dell’Osso Family Farm

Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch at Dell’Osso Family Farm in Lathrop.