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Sacramento Pumpkin Patch

Sacramento Pumpkin Patch

Christine Pilla on November 21, 2021

Without some Sacramento pumpkin patch mud on your shoes from your trip to the pumpkin patch, it wouldn't be fall at all. These family-owned farms in Sacramento are preparing to welcome back visitors this year with a variety of kid-friendly activities, new custom-built rides, savory and sweet foods, as well as as many u-pick pumpkins as one can fit onto an old Radio Flyer.

Here are seven pumpkin patches in Sacramento preseted to visit in your own backyard to enjoy with your family during this Halloween season.

Seven Best Pumpkin Patches in Sacramento

1. Apple Ridge Farms

Location: 1800 Larsen Drive, Camino

Contact: (530) 647-0613;


Operating hours: Oct. 1 to 31: Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday to Sun. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

No fee for parking.

Admission is free.

The ascent up Apple Hill is a yearly rite of passage for many people. The crisp apples and other fall staples are grown on more than 50 local farms. The Apple Ridge Farms are another pumpkin patch in Sacramento and have the country charm and are often less crowded than the other attractions on tour.

You'll find a lovely Sacramento pumpkin patch with plenty of photo opportunities next to the farm's colossal pumpkin or amid the 50,000 zinnias currently in bloom on the property. Enjoy sticky BBQ in the picnic area behind a canopy of trees while pan-mining for gems and fossils, or go on a picturesque butterfly walk while admiring the scenery.

Before choosing the most vibrant pumpkin in the patch, stop by the Apple Barn and bakery for fruit pies, apple dumplings, and flaky strudels, among other delectable treats.

2. Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm

Location: 1415 Pumpkin Lane, Wheatland

Contact: (530) 633-2568


Operating hours:

Oct. 1 to 30: Sun to Thursday. 9 a.m.–8 p.

Friday to Saturday. 9 a.m to 9 p.m

Oct. 31 to Nov 7:

9 a.m to 5 p.m

Parking fee $10 Friday $20 Saturday./Sun. (free on Monday to Thursday.).

Admission is free.

Among the many attractions at Bishop's Pumpkin Farm include a 60-acre u-pick Sacramento pumpkin patch, a petting zoo featuring a distinguished Clydesdale named Clementine, a vintage carousel from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, a corn maze, hayrides, and other more typical activities.

Because of their scratch-made baked goods, which are based on treasured family recipes, the Bishops have been keeping that old-time nostalgia alive since 1973, including pumpkin-apple muffins and chocolate chip cookies. The Cider Mill offers warm apple cider and Slushshakies, which are made with layers of apple cider slush and vanilla ice cream, and then topped with whipped cream, caramel, sprinkles, and a small caramel apple to Satisfy your sweet tooth.

Enjoy sandwiches made with house-smoked grilled tri-tip and pulled pig, as well as pints of "Bishop's Other Cider," homebrew made by the Bishop family. Two new rides are an aerial crop-duster and a themed tractor ride in which guests follow the story of Mrs. Bishop as she searches for Farmer Bill in various locations of the farm, such as the pigpen and chicken coop. This specific ride was custom-built in Italy to commemorate the passing of the company's founder, Bill Bishop, who passed away earlier this year.

There will be live musical entertainment, a puppet show, pig races, Friday-night fireworks, and Saturday-evening movies in the pumpkin field, among other activities.

3. Bobby Dazzler’s Sacramento pumpkin patch

Location: 23300 County Road 99D, Woodland; Contact: (530) 867-4167 Website:

Operating hours: Oct. 1 to 31: Monday to Thursday. 2 to 7 p.m Friday to Sun. 10 a.m to 7 p.m. Free parking Admission is free

Do you want to put your navigation abilities to the test? The Milo Maze will greet your arrival at Bobby Dazzler's Sacramento pumpkin patch! It is around 2 acres in size and takes between 20 and 40 minutes to complete, depending on your navigational skills. The charming Cow Train, which takes riders of all ages over small bridges and around the entire farmland, is a great way to get your moo-ving on.

If your child is feeling particularly festive, consider having their face painted with a spooky design before taking them to the petting zoo, where they can interact with rabbits, pigs, and llamas, or enrolling them in a pony ride.

In addition, the corn bath, where children can place themselves inside a sandbox filled with some corn kernels and act as the giant corn monster of Woodland, is a popular attraction. Dazzlers also accept orders for pumpkins of all shapes and sizes via the internet.

4. Bastiao Farms Goblin Gardens Pumpkin Patch

Location: 3845 El Centro Road, Sacramento

Contact: (916) 925-2496


Operating hours:

Oct. 4 to 31: Monday to Saturday. 10 a.m to 7 p.m.

Free parking

Admission is free

Going into the season, Dennis Bastiao, the proprietor of Goblin Gardens Pumpkin Patch, says his dependable train and hayrides are fully operational and ready for people to enjoy.

He challenges anyone to brave the haunted barn, which is filled with animated spooks and scares that lurk around every corner. The Western Town play area, complete with dusty Wild West cowboys and an ancient schoolhouse complete with vintage desks, provides many opportunities for picture-taking.

Bring a lunch to relax under the covered patios before heading out to Bastiao's 12 acres to find the ideal pumpkin for your family.

5. Vierra Farms, Home of Dave’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: 3010 Burrows Ave., West Sacramento

Contact: (916) 849-9450


Operating hours:

Oct. 1 to 31: Sun to Thursday: 10 a.m to 7 p.m

Friday to Saturday: 10 a.m to 9 p.m

Free parking

Admission is free

Dave's Sacramento pumpkin patch is a place where you may indulge all of your senses. Upon pulling up to the parking lot, families are greeted with the delicious aroma of freshly baked apple cider doughnuts.

In addition to the giant orange jumping pillow, a hay maze and a massive pyramid, pig races, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty appearances, kid-friendly movies on the weekends, a pumpkin chunkin' contest, hayrides, and as much barbecue and cotton candy as you can handle are all available at the Carnival play area. Visitors to Dave's are treated as guests in the family's very own backyard when they stay at Dave's.

Remember to make use of the fire pits at night for s'mores-making and to visit the farm's website for more information on Dave's yearly campout, where families can spend the night on the farm. He will even prepare everyone's breakfast the following morning for an additional cost. Season of the pumpkin is upon us!

6. RICKEY RANCH pumpkin patch in Sacramento

Location: 6950 Cavitt Stallman Road, CA 95746

Contact: (916) 599-2071


Operating hours:

October 1 to 31 Monday to Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm

Free parking

Admission is free

Rickey Ranch pumpkin patch in Sacramento invites you to celebrate Halloween with the whole family in a fun-filled environment. When the fall season arrives, the public can enjoy pony rides, local honey, the perfect pumpkin pies, farm animals, homemade pies, and tractor-pulled hayrides.

This pumpkin patch in Sacramento is in Granite Bay on the Cavitt Stallman Road and is run by the Rickey Family, whose farm has been in the same family for six generations and has been in operation for more than 150 years.

All of the crops grown at Rickey Ranch are grown using organic agricultural methods, including pumpkins and gourds, fruits and vegetables, honey, livestock, and 20 acres of vineyards. Parking is free, but hayrides are $3, and horse rides are $5.

Admission and parking are free. Since Rickey Ranch pumpkin patch in Sacramento is a tiny family-run business, they do not have a website. Check out their Facebook page for more information.

7. DAVE’S pumpkin patch in Sacramento

Location: 3010 Burrows Ave., West Sacramento, CA 95691

Contact: (916) 849-9450


Operating hours:

September 25 Sunday to Thursday: 10 am to 7 pm

Friday and Saturday: 10 am - 9 pm

Free parking

Admission is free

Dave's pumpkin patch in Sacramento at Vierra Farms in West Sacramento is widely regarded as one of the region's largest pumpkin fields, with a total of 2 acres (and a vast variety) of pumpkins to select from. Visitors have the option of picking their own pumpkins directly from the field, or they can choose from a selection of gourds that have already been harvested... the choice is entirely up to them!

Do you want to try something new this fall season? Try your luck in their 10-acre corn maze! This maze is visited by thousands of people every year and takes around an hour to complete. This labyrinth is two miles long and has numerous twists and turns (and 85 decision points). Are you ready to take on the challenge?

It's also worth mentioning that "The Cornival," their primary attraction, is a hit with both children and adults alike. In addition to a jumping pillow and farm animals, it offers hay and pony rides, as well as a snack bar and other amenities. Dave's Pumpkin is a pumpkin designed by Dave.