Best Pumpkin Patches in Santa Clara County to Visit this Fall
September 30, 2019

Find your way to the nearest pumpkin patches in Santa Clara County and start thinking how you want to decorate your Jack-O-Lanterns at home for the Halloween.

Harvest season is here and pumpkin patches in Santa Clara County open their doors to the public for the whole month of October. During the Fall Festival, these autumn wonderlands are filled with massive twenty-pounder pumpkins easier to carve and are best used for decoration. Whether you want to display your Jack-O-Lanterns in the front porch, front yard, or along your sidewalk, the spooky outdoor design aesthetic is a perfect way to show the Halloween spirit and make your home a good spot for kids to do trick or treating.

Looking to pick out the perfect pumpkin for the Halloween? Well, you’re in the right place! We have rounded up our best pumpkin patches in Santa Clara County for the whole family to visit and have fun. These local farms don’t only offer the best orange squash but also provide opportunities for kids and adults alike for some adventures like a corn maze, petting zoos, hayrides, tasty treats and tons of festive Santa Clara kids activities. Our list has everything you need to enjoy the perfect family outing this Fall.

Image Source: ABC Tree Farms

ABC Tree Farms

8 Pumpkin Patches in Santa Clara County

  • 2610 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • 3590 Benton Street Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • 15600 Los Gatos Blvd. Los Gatos, CA 95032
  • 1832 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
  • 2501 Tully Road at E. Capitol Expressway, San Jose, CA 95122, USA
  • 444 N Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133
  • 605 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95123
  • 2310 Canoas Garden Ave, San Jose, CA 95125

Phone Number: (408) 393-6303

ABC Tree Farms has eight locations in the greater Santa Clara area. This family-owned farm has about 23 lot and retail locations all over the state of California. Each location may slightly be different in terms of activities, hours of operation, and pricing. Check out their website for more information.

Admission and parking are free but other games, activities, and paint-ball range tickets are priced separately. Outside food and beverage are not allowed since they have food kiosks available within the area. Dogs are not allowed to prevent bad interaction with other farm animals. And since pumpkin patches mostly involve kids and is a family event, smoking and vaping is not allowed on the premises.

Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad Pumpkin Patch  - pumpkin patches in Santa Clara County
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Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad Pumpkin Patch

233 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone number: (408) 395-7433

Buy your ticket and ride a train at the locally grown Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad  in Lost Gatos for a 15-minute journey through both parks, departing from its charming train depot. And this October, kids and adults fall in line to embark on The Pumpkin Train, a special excursion that will run every weekends from 11 AM to 4:15 PM. Riders will travel to a pumpkin patch to pick from one of the hundreds of locally grown gourds. In addition to the train ride and pumpkin patch, the ticket price includes a ride on the historic W.E. “Bill” Mason Carousel.

Jacobs Farms - pumpkin patches in Santa Clara County
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Jacobs Farms

5285 Snell Ave., San Jose, CA 95136
Phone Number: (408) 335-9136

Established in 1980 as a small, organic family farm on California’s Central Coast, Jacobs Farms has partnered with Martial Cottle Family Ranch to open its doors to Santa Clara County. Kids and the whole family will enjoy the wagon ride tour around the farm and a walk through the 2.5-acre corn maze. You will learn about the history of the park, the importance of organic food production and all about the different activities. Jacobs Farm at Martial Cottle will also be a center for innovation and learning about organic farming, conservation, and food production.

Moreland Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patches in Santa Clara County
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Moreland Pumpkin Patch

4835 Doyle Rd., San Jose, CA 95129
Phone Number: (950) 110-190

One of the must-go pumpkin patches in Santa Clara County is the annual pumpkin patch event organized by Moreland Educational Foundation. MEF Pumpkin Patch will start the second week of October featuring the haunted trail, carnival games, petting zoos, pumpkin carving, and their newest addition this year – Monster Mash Costume Ball!

Proceeds for this event will go to Moreland Educational Foundation to provide funding for music, sports, art and science in the Moreland School District.

Pumpkin Patch Calendar of Events:
Oct 12, 7-10 PM: Haunted Trail Open
Oct 13, 6-8 PM: Haunted Trail Open
Oct 18, 5-8 PM: Terrifying Tunes
Oct 19, 4-10 PM: Activity Day
Oct 20, 4-8 PM: Petting Zoo & Crafts
Oct 25, 4-10 PM: Movie Night
Oct 26, 4-10 PM: Monster Mash Costume Ball
Oct 27, 4-8 PM: Pumpkin Carving
Oct 31, 6-9 PM: Haunted Trail Open

Double parking is not allowed and vehicles are advised not to block the driveways. Walking, biking and carpooling are encouraged. A bike rack is located near the entrance and a stroller parking near the ticket office.

Peppertree Pumpkin Patch
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Peppertree Pumpkin Patch

Union Ave & Camden, San Jose, CA 95124

This is one of the pumpkin patches in Santa Clara County that is best visited during the evenings. The place has its own charms although their pumpkins are mostly sourced from Spina Farms. They have a lot of wholesome entertainment for the kids and family to enjoy like the big 3-wheeled motors, rope swings, and bouncy houses. They also have some farm animals that the family can interact with plus it supports a local school in the area.

Queens Pumpkin Patch
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Queens Pumpkin Patch

12985 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone number: (408) 252-9820

The queen of all pumpkin patch in Saratoga once again opens its doors to the local community for more exciting and fun things to do in Santa Clara County this year. Get ready for the Fall and Halloween season and learn many aspects of the pumpkin lot world. But before you hit the patch, make sure to pick the right pumpkin to carve your jack-o’-lanterns.

Queens Pumpkin Patch also offers fun-filled activities such as pumpkin painting, cow rides, paddle boats, hamster balls, mazes, petting zoo, pony rides and more! Free kid’s movie nights are set every Fridays located on the side of the large tent under which most of the retail items for sale.

Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patches in Santa Clara County
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Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch

Santa Teresa Blvd. At Bailey Ave. San Jose, CA 95141
Phone Number: (408) 763-1093

Kids and the whole family will have a spectacular view of the sunflower fields and stroll through thousands of Spina-grown pumpkins with over 60 unique varieties. They sure have a lot of fun things to do in Santa Clara with kids to enjoy. They have hayrides, train rides, pony rides, and barrel train rides. On weekends, they open up their petting zoo to the public. This pumpkin patch is also open for school field trips, event and party reservations where you can get a private tent for a large group of 40.  

Don’t miss a ride at the Spina Pumpkin Express train for a day tour and take your groupies or have your little ones ride the barrel train while it will twist and turn down the hay-lined trails of the natural, colorful Pumpkin Patch paths. This is one of the best pumpkin patches in San Jose kids and families must visit this Fall. Spina Farms opened the last weekend of September until end of October.

Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park -
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Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park

14485 Monterey Hwy, San Martin, CA 95046
Phone number: (408) 778-7225

From train rides to hayrides, the whole family will never run out of things to do in Santa Clara. Take a nostalgic ride aboard Allan Herschell Iron Horse or the blue and yellow Arrow Streamliner trains or the cow trains ideally for your little ones. Visit Morgania and see live scarecrows. Kids would also love to meet Pumpkin Pete with its enchanted hayride and travel through some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring lands of Uesugi Farms.

Come and shoot targets with mini pumpkins at Pumpkin Blasters (safe for all ages) or just take a selfie at the Pumpkin Pyramid which covers 4,000 pumpkins — a terrific site of epic proportions. These and more attractions await everyone for a fun-filled pumpkin patch escapade! General Admission to the park is FREE.

Celebrate the traditions of Fall and get ready for the Halloween at these pumpkin patches in Santa Clara County. Make your family weekend outing more fun by visiting any of these patches. It’s time to take the whole family pumpkin picking and kids would surely love choosing their own pumpkin straight off the vine!

Santa Clara County offers so many opportunities for kids to enjoy and have fun! Check out our list of resources, or browse through our Places to Go section.

Looking for school resources for kids around Santa Clara? Take a look at our schools and activities page. You can also check out our top pumpkin patches in San Jose.

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