There's no better way to kick off the fall season than going to one of Sacramento's many pumpkin patches. From picking pumpkins to getting lost in a corn maze, here are five Sacramento pumpkin patches we think you should carve out the time for this fall.
Open Sept. 23 through Oct. 31
Known as being one of the largest pumpkin patches in Sacramento, Dave's Pumpkin Patch at Vierra Farms has over two acres of pumpkins to choose from. This West Sacramento pumpkin patch not only has a plethora of pumpkins, but it also has a giant corn maze, hayrides, pig races, pony rides, and more.
Open Sept. 9 through Nov. 5
This 90-acre farm in Wheatland features nearly 50 varieties of pumpkins to pick from, three different corn mazes, a zipline, and a petting zoo. If picking the perfect pumpkin leaves you feeling hungry, be sure to swing by Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm’s Cider Mill, which has farm-fresh treats such as homemade pies and cider.
Open Thursday through Saturday throughout the month of October
During the month of October, grab a pumpkin for a cause at the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento “Plenty O’ Pumpkins Patch” at the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse.
Open the first weekend of October through Oct. 30
This 30-acre farm in Sacramento offers an authentic farm experience. At Roemer Pumpkin Patch, you can take a hayride through the pumpkin patch for a wide variety of planted pumpkins. The fun doesn’t stop there—Roemer Pumpkin Patch also offers a challenging corn maze for the older kiddos and an easier hay bale maze and hay pyramid for the little ones.
Various dates and times throughout October
Grab the whole family and cruise along the Sacramento River on the Sacramento River Fox Train's Pumpkin Patch Express. On the Pumpkin Patch Express, you will get to enjoy a one-of-a-kind fall experience that includes pumpkin picking, bouncy houses, sack races, costume contests, and more.
Other Sacramento-area Pumpkin Patches:
Uncle Ray's Pumpkin Patch in Sacramento
Fog Willow Farms in Wilton
Bobby Dazzler's Pumpkin Patch in Woodland
Keema’s Pumpkin Farm, Elk Grove
Little Field Farms in Loomis
Rickey Ranch Pumpkin Farm in Granite Bay
Zittel Farms in Folsom