Pumpkin Patch Guide :: San Francisco, the Peninsula and the South Bay


halloween-2013-053Nothing says, “Autumn is here,” like going pumpkin picking with your family, so here’s your guide to the best pumpkin patches in San Francisco, on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. Remember to bring cash with you to pay for your pumpkins and buy tickets to the attractions. While many places accept credit cards, others are cash only.

If you’re in the mood to go north this year for your gourds, then our sister site, Sonoma County Moms Blog, has the scoop right here. What’s your favorite pumpkin picking spot? Post your pumpkin photos with #SFMomsBlog for a chance to be featured on Instagram and Facebook!


Clancy’s Pumpkin Patch

October 1- 31, 9am-9pm daily

1620 7th Ave., San Francisco


For when you want to give your kids the pumpkin patch experience, but don’t feel like leaving the city, Clancy’s, in the Inner Sunset, is the place to go.  It was the city’s first pumpkin patch in 1979, and they’re still going strong. Pick out your family pumpkins and  try out the hayride around the patch. Free parking makes this spot extra convenient.

Pomeroy Pumpkin Patch

October 1 – 31, 10am-5pm, Mon.-Sat.

207 Skyline Blvd., San Francisco


The Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center will have pumpkins, snacks, games and activities, including a haunted house. All proceeds benefit people with Developmental Disabilities and all activities are wheelchair accessible.


Grandpa Kevin’s Pumpkin Patch

October 1- 31, daily

266-550 Serramonte Blvd, Daly City

Make your pumpkin patch visit an efficient one by going to this parking lot pop-up patch in the Serramonte Shopping Center between the Target and the Dick’s Sporting Goods.

St. Raymond’s Pumpkin Festival

October 14 (3:30-9:00) & 15 (12:00-6:00)

1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Park 


This is the 7th annual festival at St. Raymond’s and will have Pony rides, a climbing wall, bounce houses, a trampoline, face painting, and, of course, pumpkins.

Webb Ranch Farmers Market Pumpkin Patch

Sept. 25 – Oct. 31, 9am – dusk, daily

2720 Alpine Rd., Portola Valley


This family farm has been in operation since 1922 and grows organic pumpkins on over 30 acres at the Webb Ranch Farm. During the week, come for the pumpkins. On the weekends, stay for the haunted house, hayrides, jumpy house, train rides, face painting, petting zoo, pumpkin sling shot, and WoW Bubbles.

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins

These pop-up pumpkin patches have a variety of locations on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. All will have lots of pumpkins to pick as well as bounce houses, giant slides and obstacle courses for children ages 2 – 12.

Sept. 24 – Oct. 31, 10am-9pm, Mon – Fri, 10am-10pm, Sat & Sun.

San Carlos:  

800 Block of El Camino Real at Arroyo Street (opening Sept. 30)

San Mateo:

1863 S. Norfolk St

4140 S. El Camino Real

Lemos Farm

October 1-31 (except Oct. 3), 9 am -5 pm

12320 San Mateo Rd. (Hwy 92), Half Moon Bay


This well known farm is open throughout the year, offering pony rides, hayrides and a petting zoo. When autumn rolls around, it turns into a festive pumpkin patch with a haunted house and haunted train ride. Bonus for the parents: La Nebbia Winery is right across the street.

Arata Pumpkin Farm

Mon.-Fri., 9 am-7 pm, Sat. & Sun., 9 am- 8 pm

185 Verde Rd., Half Moon Bay


Arata’s farm is famous for its two acre hay maze as well as other unique attractions like a Tahitian hut exhibit, a haunted barn and a playground with miniature hay maze for the kids. Pack a lunch and picnic on the grounds before picking your perfect pumpkin.

Farmer John’s Pumpkin Patch

Sept. 15 – Oct. 31, Mon. – Fri. 9:30 am -5:30 am, Sat. & Sun. 9:30 am -6 pm

850 North Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay


Come here for a relaxing, picturesque setting, free of hokey decorations and attractions, but featuring a giant pumpkin display, Native American Teepee and a vintage tractor. They grow over 60 varieties of pumpkins and squash including the Atlantic Giant, which weighs between 250 and 500 pounds. Dogs are welcome, too!


Spina Farms

Sept. 24 – Oct. 31, Sun.-Thur., 9am-6pm. Fri.-Sat., 9am-7pm

Santa Teresa Boulevard and Bailey Avenue, San Jose


Explore sunflower fields on an old-fashioned hayride adventure or tour the pumpkin patch aboard the Spina Pumpkin Express train. Enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo and a picnic area.

Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Patch

October 1-31, opens at 9 am every day; closing times vary between 5-9 pm. Check website for daily hours.

14485 Monterey Rd., San Martin


This is more than a pumpkin patch. It’s a full day of family fun. Check the website for the schedule of entertainers and enjoy unique attractions like the cow train, carousel, honeybee exhibit, and pumpkin blasters that shoot mini pumpkins at 90 mph.

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins

These pop-up pumpkin patches have a variety of locations on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. All will have lots of pumpkins to pick as well as bounce houses, giant slides and obstacle courses for children ages 2 – 12.

Sept. 24 – Oct. 31, 10am-9pm, Mon – Fri, 10am-10pm, Sat & Sun.


803 W El Camino Real at Pastoria

Santa Clara:

2380 Monroe St. at San Tomas Expressway

3590 Benton St. at Lawrence Expressway

San Jose:

2501 Tully Rd. at East Capitol Expressway

1832 Hillsdale Ave. at Camden Ave.

444 N Capitol Ave.

605 Blossom Hill Rd.

2310 Canoas Garden Ave. at Curtner Ave.

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Rebecca is the former Managing Editor for both Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog and San Francisco Moms Blog. She and her husband moved to San Francisco from the East Coast in 2008 and love raising their two children in the city. Rebecca worked for two Fortune 500 companies in a variety of HR roles before surprising everyone, including herself, and leaving her job to stay home with her kids. She's written for a variety of online parenting publications including Scary Mommy, Motherly, and YourTango, but promises that she can talk about non-parenting stuff in real life. Follow her on social media at @rlang165 and on BeckyRebecca.com.



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