Orange County fully embraces Halloween season with many pumpkin patches offering extra seasonal fun beyond finding "the great pumpkin." Our team at I Love OC Homes has rounded up a few of our favorites that are easily accessible no matter where you live.
Cultivate memories each weekend from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. this fall at Tanaka Farms in Irvine. Experience wagon rides, a barnyard educational exhibit, corn maze, and a u-pick vegetable patch. They also have games, ATV rides, face painting, arts and crafts, and the pumpkin cannon! Enjoy amazing food from the Tanaka Grill, including shaved ice, burgers, BBQ pork sandwiches, hot dogs, churros, and more.
Though it’s technically located in LA County, Pa's Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach takes over a field on Pacific Coast Highway near Seal Beach-every year and has become a favorite with Coastal North Orange County residents, like those from Huntington Beach. Whether it's the welcoming banjo beats on the event or the prime location, Pa's keeps crowds returning year after year. There are various rides and games to entertain little ones, along with a petting zoo, pony rides, and a snack bar. Hours through October 16 are Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. From October 17 through October 30, hours are 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. Halloween hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Located at the historic Irvine National Park, this pumpkin patch sprouts up behind the train station and wins for scenery and activities. Admission to the patch is free, and pre-picked pumpkins are priced by weight. Entertainment includes a free haunted house and hay maze, train, hay, and pony rides, pumpkin ring toss, John Deere tractor racers, Halloween bounce house, cookie decorating, carnival games, face painting, panning for gold, and of course lots of food. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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