Trick or treat, Autumn is here! Fall is in full gear and there is a huge variety of things to do for all ages around the Bay Area including jumping into a corn kernel sandbox, exploring a haunted barn, bobbing for pumpkins and entering a costume contest! Don’t forget to capture a cute pumpkin patch photo of the kids or do a fall family photo shoot on a farm. What a great time of year to bundle up and create fun family memories and traditions for the years to come!
To help you find the perfect event for your family, we have put together a cool list of pumpkin patches, events, day trips and more. As we discover more fall festivities, we will add them here! Be sure to check back for updates.
Pumpkin Patches and More!
Three Nunns Farm – Brentwood
The Three Nunns Farm is located on the corner of Marsh Creek & Vasco Road (just turn onto Old Marsh Creek Road)! The patch features over 25 varieties of pumpkins, corn maze, tractor ride, agricultural education, and much more! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more! Open everyday in October from 10am to dusk! No entrance or parking fees required.
Corner of Marsh Creek & Vasco Road, Brentwood, 94513
Smith Family Farms – Brentwood
Pre-picked pumpkins, pumpkin patch, hayrides, tunnel of hay, magic shows, a barnyard where kids can pet the farm animals, picnic area, live music, an observable beehive and a replica of a Miwok Indian village.
4430 Sellers Rd, Brentwood
Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm – Clayton
Pre-picked pumpkins, train rides, hay maze, barnyard playground, train rides, pre-picked produce, gift shop, face painting, farm animals and BBQ on the weekends. Open all October.
1060 Pine Lane, Clayton
Cool Patch Pumpkins – Dixon
Hay rides, corn maze, grass maze, you pick pumpkin patch (and squash and gourds!), food and more!
6150 Dixon Ave West, Dixon
Silveyville Farm – Dixon
You pick pumpkin patch and pre-picked pumpkins, hayrides, food, farm animals, duck pond, store and more!
6248 Silveyville Road, Dixon
Larry’s Produce – Fairfield
Pumpkin patch, corn field, hay bale climb and fresh produce.
4606 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield 94534
G&M Farms – Livermore
You pick pumpkins, pre-picked pumpkins, six acre corn maze, pony rides and more!
487 East Airway Blvd, Livermore
Loma Vista Farm – Vallejo
Pumpkin Patch on Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 from 10am-2pm
150 Rainier Ave, Vallejo
Events and Festivals
Halloween Costume Swap – Vacaville
September 16 – October 11, 2019
Prepare for the upcoming Halloween season by getting a new look! Drop off your gently used and new costumes at the Town Square Library starting September 16 to participate in the costume exchange October 12. Stop by the main desk at the library for detailed instructions on how to participate. Admission is FREE.
Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square, Vacaville
“Monsters, Inc.” Movie in the Park – Brentwood
Friday, October 4, 2019, 7:15pm
The City of Brentwood is excited to announce “Monsters, Inc.” will be shown as a Movie in the Park! Come before the movie for lawn games and music. Bring blankets, chairs and a picnic and enjoy the free, fun, family event!
City Park, 710 Second Street, Brentwood
Vacaville’s Floating Pumpkin Patch – Vacaville
Saturday, October 5, 2019 2-5pm
The perfect pumpkin awaits at the City of Vacaville’s Floating Pumpkin Patch, a splash-filled spin on an autumnal tradition. Bring your swimsuit, towel and friends to this family event at the Graham Aquatic Center. The rec pool, water slides and children’s activity area will be open all afternoon, and there will be arts, crafts and games aplenty to amuse all. Each entry fee includes one regular-sized pumpkin, which the kids can swim with, decorate and take home for Halloween. Admission: $5-10 (registration is recommended, but on-site registration will be accepted pending space).
Graham Aquatic Center, 110 Alamo Drive, Vacaville
Pumpkin Nights – Santa Rosa
Oct 10 – Nov 3, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
At Pumpkin Nights, you will venture along a half-mile walking path, where you’ll discover the Forbidden Pumpkin City, a pirate’s cove, and more fantastical lands built using over 3,000 hand-carved real and artificial pumpkins. The celebration continues with entertainment and games in Pumpkin Central, our festival area.
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa 95404
Halloween Costume Exchange Event – Vacaville
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10am-2pm
Drop off your gently used and new costumes at the Town Square Library starting September 16 to participate in the costume exchange October 12. Stop by the main desk at the library for detailed instructions on how to participate. Admission is FREE.
Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square, Vacaville
Pumpkin Dunkin – Martinez
Sunday, October 12, 2019, 1-3pm
A floating pumpkin patch! Bring your bathing suits and goggles to search for the perfect pumpkin. Fee: $8 per child, includes a pumpkin and supplies. Adults, free. Pre-registration required.
Rankin Aquatic Center, 100 Buckley St., Martinez 94553
Pumpkin Splash – Pleasant Hill
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 1-3pm
Don’t miss this spooktacular fun for all ages! Jump into Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park’s floating pumpkin patch and pick your favorite pumpkin for Halloween. Once you pick your pumpkin, give it a silly face at the pumpkin decorating station and play fun carnival games on deck. Spectators and parent helpers free. Pre-registration is required.
Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park, 147 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill 94523
Haunted Depot – Benicia
October 18, 19, 25, 26 & 31, 6-9pm.
The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot will mysteriously transform into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits daring the public to pay a visit. Admission is $3 and $2 for children age 5 and under.
Benicia Main Street 90 1st St, Benicia 94510
Loma Vista Farm Harvest Festival – Vallejo
Saturday, October 19, 2019 11am-4pm
Pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, games, train rides, plant for sale, food for sale, puppet show. Free admission, activity tickets $.50 each.
150 Rainier Ave, Vallejo
Bobbing for Pumpkins – Fairfield
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 12-3pm
This is a new and exciting way to search for this year’s perfect pumpkin. Come out and bob for your pumpkin. Jump in and swim in the indoor/outdoor pool to capture the Halloween spirit and your pumpkin. You can even decorate your pumpkin at one of the on-site decorating stations.
Allan Witt Park, 1741 W Texas Street, Fairfield
Barbara and Marty’s Halloween Hunt – Martinez
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3:30-5PM
An old fashioned Halloween affair. There will be crafts, face painting and a candy hunt. The candy hunt will be at 4:00 pm sharp. Free for ages 3-12 year olds. Space is limited to the first 100 children. Register online at www.cityofmartinez.org
Holiday Highlands, Figtree Lane and Eastwoodbury Lane
Frankie Friday – Martinez
Friday, October 25, 2019, 4-5:30pm
Face painting, Frankenstein and Halloween themed crafts, snacks, costume contest, games and a “Frankie Hunt.” Come dressed as your best Frankenstein or whichever goblin or creature you desire. No swimming permitted. Fee: $5 per child, Adults free. Register online at www.cityofmartinez.org
Trunk or Treat – Civic Park, Walnut Creek
Friday, October 25, 2019, 4:30-6pm
Calling all ghouls, vampires and princesses, Walnut Creek Recreation is hosting their first ever “Trunk-or-Treat” in downtown Civic Park! Bring your little ones to walk through “candy lane” where decorative trunks are filled with Halloween spirit and sweet and non-sweet treats are given out. Stop by the entertaining booths filled with activities, games and even picturesque opportunities! Visit the food trucks and beverage areas for a tasty treat or drink. Make sure to bring a bag for your child’s treats! No registration required.
Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek 94596
925-943-5899 ext. 2311
Trunk or Treat – Pleasant Hill
Friday, October 25, 2019, 6-8pm
Bring the whole family for a frightfully fun night of safe trick-or-treating from car trunk to car trunk. Crafts & activities included.
Pleasant Hill Park parking lot, 147 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
Halloween Costume Contest & Sidewalk Stroll – Benicia
Saturday, October 26, 10am
Benicia’s Halloween tradition continues with the annual Halloween Costume Contest and Sidewalk Stroll at the City Park, located at First and Military Streets. Kids of all ages enjoy the popular Halloween event. Local merchants on First Street get into the spirit offering candy and treats as kids and families stroll First Street trick-or-treating. At noon on the First Street Green, located at First and East B Streets, the public can enjoy the ever-popular Canine & Critter Costume Contest with prizes. Announcement of the winners of the Halloween Costume Contest to follow.
City Park, 150 Military W, Benicia
Trunk or Treat Spooktackular – Martinez
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 10am-2pm
Downtown Martinez – see website for more information
Halloween Stroll in Downtown – Vacaville
Thursday, October 31, 2019, 4-6pm
Bring your ghouls, mini-goblins and superheroes to downtown Vacaville for a fun-filled afternoon of trick-or-treating! 25 businesses will offer friendly treats and fun. In addition, the first 1,000 families to visit Town Square will receive a FREE trick-or-treat bag! While you’re downtown, listen to live music and even take part in a flash mob. Admission is FREE.
Six Flags Fright Fest – Vallejo
Now through Halloween
For older children and teens…It’s a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurk around every corner as the dark of night washes over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals. BEWARE! There is no place to hide!
Apple Hill – Camino
A fun day trip anytime of the year, but best fall through to Christmas. In October, many of the farms have hay mazes, pony rides, farm animals, face painting, kids activities, pumpkin patches and fall festivities. Crowds peak in October and thin out a bit in November & December. There are many farms to visit and most have vendors, bake shops, apple tasting and more! Plan on getting in and out of the car frequently and possible traffic getting from farm to farm. Apple Hill is located just outside of Placerville off of Hwy 50. Download the official Apple Hill app from their website to see all of the cool different stops and add them to your list!
Arata’s Pumpkin Farm – Half Moon Bay
Visit the Arata’s Pumpkin Farm and then head to the beach for a full day of family fun! Arata’s features hay rides, pony rides, train rides, a petting zoo, a HUGE labyrinth hay maze, haunted barn and of course pumpkins!
185 Verde Road, Half Moon Bay 94019
Lemos Farm – Half Moon Bay
Halloween is the featured time of year at the farm! Each year Lemos Farm cultivates an amazing pumpkin patch with small, medium, and large pumpkins in multiple colors. In September and October the farm turns into Halloween Palooza covered in hay, spooky cutouts, and pumpkins with their most popular Halloween attractions, the Haunted House and Ghost Train! With two different versions of the Haunted House (non-scary and scary) it is fun for everyone! In October, they offer a group rate package for schools and mom’s clubs to enjoy all day unlimited passes (excluding the car ride). Package Includes: pony rides, train rides, hay rides, play town, petting zoo, haunted house, lemonade, cookie and a small pumpkin.
12320 San Mateo Rd. (Hwy 92), Half Moon Bay
Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park – Morgan Hill / San Martin
This cool farm features train rides, enchanted hayrides, a corn maze, butterfly alley, carousel, pumpkin blasters, pumpkin pyramid, petting zoo, pony rides, super slide and pumpkins! Family tip: bring cash and credit cards. Some attractions only accept cash. The only place you can use a credit card is at the ticket booth. There is a parking fee on the weekends, free during the week. Admission into the farm is free.
14485 Monterey Road, San Martin, CA 95046
Nicasio Valley Farms – Nicasio
A variety of attractions for all ages including face painting, hay rides, a corn pit, mazes, bounce houses, pony rides and petting zoo.
5300 Nicasio Valley Rd., Nicasio
The Petaluma Pumpkin Patch – Petaluma
For a farm like trip, check out the Petaluma Pumpkin Patch! Petting zoo, haystack pyramid for climbing, corn mazes and a corn kernel sandbox. And yes, pumpkins too!
450 Stony Point Rd., Petaluma
McClelland’s Dairy Organic Farm & Pumpkin Patch – Petaluma
Pick pumpkins straight off the vine and sign up to launch one or two from their Pumpkin Blaster. Other fun activities include tire swings, “sand” boxes full of corn kernels and oats, pedal tractor race track, and a hay maze. Visitors get to watch cows being milked in the parlor and can also sign up for a farm tour to get an inside look into the dairy. Don’t forget to pick up some free-range eggs and butter at the farm store on your way home so you can make a killer pumpkin pie!
6475 Bodega Ave., Petaluma
Santa Rosa Patch – Santa Rosa
This award-winning pumpkin patch has 45 varieties of pumpkins available to go home with you along with an 8-acre corn maze, a hay pyramid, corn hole, John Deere pedal trike races and more. They even offer a petting zoo and giant inflatable pillow to tire the kids out before you head home.
5157 Stony Point Rd., Santa Rosa