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Best Orange County Pumpkin Patches

By October 26, 2023Activities
Jack o'-lantern in grass field

Fall is a beloved season known for changing leaves, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, cozy socks, crackling fireplaces and the unofficial kick-off to the holidays. Although Southern California isn’t well-known for its distinctive seasons, residents still enjoy Halloween and all of its festivities. To help you get into the Halloween spirit, here are some of the best pumpkin patches to visit in Orange County.

Girl in witch costume with broom and jack o'-lantern

Tanaka Farms

Family-owned and operated, Tanaka Farms opened in 1940 and sprawls over 30 gorgeous acres of farmland just a few minutes from UC Irvine. Along with pumpkins ripe for picking, Tanaka Farms features a corn maze, wagon rides, a petting zoo, crafts and more.

Address: 5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

Open: September 16 – October 31


Sunday to Thursday: 9am – 6pm 
Friday to Saturday: 9am – 9pm
Halloween Day: 9am – 3pm


Monday to Friday morning: $20 per person
Friday starting at 12pm, Saturday & Sunday: $22 per person

Parking pass: $10 per vehicle
Irvine Regional Park

Irvine Park Railroad at Irvine Regional Park

A family favorite during the fall months, Irvine Regional Park offers a pumpkin patch in September and October, with tractor hayrides, family photo opportunities and a festive train ride around the decorated park. Additional activities include panning for gold, face painting, John Deere Tractor races, bounce houses, cookie decorating and more.

Address: 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869

Open: September 16 – October 31


Weekdays: 10am – 6pm
Weekends: 8am – 6pm


Irvine Regional Park entrance fee is $3 per vehicle on weekdays, $5 per vehicle on weekends and $7 per vehicle on holidays. Entrance to the pumpkin patch is free. Activity tickets are $7 each. A book of 15 tickets is $90 ($15 savings).

Make the most of the fall season with a visit to one of these premier pumpkin patches. Are you looking to make a move to or within Orange County? Explore a variety of apartment homes and communities that fit every lifestyle.

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