Pumpkin patches to visit around San Diego County

SAN DIEGO – With fall in full swing, it’s the perfect time to visit a place with a pumpkin around you!

Here’s a list of some pumpkin patches in San Diego County to get you into the fall spirit.

Goff Family Pumpkin Patch

Where: Liberty Station; 2830 Perry Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

When: September 23 – October 31

This dog-friendly pumpkin patch is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

What: Activities at this pumpkin Liberty Station include: movie nights, costume contests, fun photo opportunities, a Tap Truck serving beer and wine on weekends, and great pumpkin picnic spots.

Expenses: Free entry

Mr. Jack O’Lanterns Patch

Where: La Jolla; 6710 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla CA 92037

When: October 1 – October 31

From Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

What: This pumpkin patch in La Jolla features: a haunted corn maze, bounce houses, a photo station, and lots of pumpkins.

Expenses: Free entry

The Farm Stand

Where: Escondido; 2115 Miller Ave, Escondido, CA 92025

When: Opens on October 1st

From Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm

What: With lots and lots of pumpkins, the Pumpkin Farm has a special fall festival on October 15th and 16th that includes fun family activities and special treats from local vendors.

Expenses: Free entry

PB Pumpkin Patch

Where: Pacific Beach; 870 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach, CA 92109

When: Opens on October 1st

From Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from Saturday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

What: This coastal pumpkin patch is family-friendly and offers an assortment of pumpkins. Not only that, this patch also offers free carving and painting space for children and adults.

Expenses: Free entry

Julian Farm and Orchard

Where: Julian; 4381 Julian Hwy, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070

When: Opens on October 1st

From Friday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm

What: Even though the apple picking season is over, head over to Julian to pick up some pumpkins! While you’re in Julian, you can also visit their petting zoo, ride a tractor that pulled a scythe, and participate in many other activities that make the drive to Julian worthwhile.

Expenses: Admission to the farm is $10

Carlsbad Strawberry Company

Where: Carlsbad; 1050 Cannon Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008

When: September 18 – November 8

From Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from Friday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

What: Switch strawberry picking to pumpkin picking! The Carlsbad Strawberry Company also offers pumpkins and a field of marigolds, both perfect opportunities to capture a great fall photo. For an additional fee, visitors can say hello to some animals, visit a lavender field, hop on a tractor ride, and those who are brave enough may want to enter the haunted corn maze.

Expenses: Admission for pumpkins is $6

Summers Past Farms

Where: El Cajon; 15602 Olde Hwy 80, El Cajon, CA

When: September 29 – October 31

From Thursday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

What: Summers Past Farms is usually known for its variety nurseries and soap shop, however for the fall they host pumpkin fun with family activities.

Expenses: Free entry

Mountain Valley Ranch

Where: Ramona; 842 Highway 78, Ramona, CA 92065

When: September 24 – October 31

From Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm

What: Head to Ramona for pumpkin at Mountain Valley Ranch. Of course, there will be plenty of pumpkins, but visitors can also enjoy a walk through the corn maze, a petting zoo, pony rides, and maybe get a chance to try out a corn cannon.

Expenses: Free entry

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