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PUMPKIN PATCHES- THE PENINSULA
October 1- 31, daily
266-550 Serramonte Blvd, Daly City
Make your pumpkin patch visit an efficient one by going to this parking lot pop-up patch in the Serramonte Shopping Center between the Target and the Dick’s Sporting Goods.
October 6 (3:30-9:00) & 7 (12:00-6:00)
1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Park
This annual festival at St. Raymond’s and will have Pony rides, a climbing wall, bounce houses, a trampoline, face painting, and, of course, pumpkins.
Sept. 28 – Oct. 31, 9am – dusk, daily
2720 Alpine Rd., Portola Valley
This family farm has been in operation since 1922 and grows organic pumpkins on over 30 acres at the Webb Ranch Farm. During the week, come for the pumpkins. On the weekends, stay for the haunted house, hayrides, jumpy house, train rides, face painting, petting zoo, pumpkin sling shot, and WoW Bubbles.
These pop-up pumpkin patches have a variety of locations on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. All will have lots of pumpkins to pick as well as bounce houses, giant slides and obstacle courses for children ages 2 – 12 years.
Opening TBD, most likely Sept. 23 – Oct. 31, 10am-9pm (Mon – Fri) and 10am-10pm (Sat & Sun)
800 Block of El Camino Real at Arroyo Street (opening Sept. 30)
1863 S. Norfolk St
4140 S. El Camino Real
Open daily, (except, Sept. 25,26, Oct. 2) 9 am -5 pm
12320 San Mateo Rd. (Hwy 92), Half Moon Bay
This well known farm is open throughout the year, offering pony rides, hayrides and a petting zoo. When autumn rolls in, it turns into a festive pumpkin patch with a haunted house and haunted train ride. Bonus for the parents: La Nebbia Winery is right across the street.
Mon.-Fri., 9 am-7 pm, Sat. & Sun., 9 am- 8 pm
185 Verde Rd., Half Moon Bay
Arata’s farm is famous for its two acre hay maze as well as other unique attractions like a Tahitian hut exhibit, a haunted barn and a playground with miniature hay maze for the kids. Pack a lunch and picnic on the grounds before picking your perfect pumpkin.
Sept. 15 – Oct. 31, Mon. – Fri. 9:30 am -5:30 am, Sat. & Sun. 9:30 am -6 pm
850 North Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay
Come here for a relaxing, picturesque setting, free of hokey decorations and attractions, but featuring a giant pumpkin display, Native American Teepee and a vintage tractor. They grow over 60 varieties of pumpkins and squash including the Atlantic Giant, which weighs between 250 and 500 pounds. Dogs are welcome, too!
October 14 – 31, 11am-5pm (weekends) & 10am-5pm (weekdays)
Shoreline Lake, 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043
Pumpkin patch with weekend activities including pumpkin carving and painting, cookie decorating, and bouncing house.
PUMPKIN PATCHES- SOUTH BAY
Sep 23 – Oct. 31, Sun.-Thur., 9am-6pm. Fri.-Sat., 9am-7pm
Santa Teresa Boulevard and Bailey Avenue, San Jose
Explore sunflower fields on an old-fashioned hayride adventure or tour the pumpkin patch aboard the Spina Pumpkin Express train. Enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo and a picnic area.
October 1-31, opens at 9 am every day; closing times vary between 5-9 pm. Check website for daily hours.
14485 Monterey Rd., San Martin
This is more than a pumpkin patch. It’s a full day of family fun. Check the website for the schedule of entertainers and enjoy unique attractions like the cow train, carousel, honeybee exhibit, and pumpkin blasters that shoot mini pumpkins at 90 mph.
These pop-up pumpkin patches have a variety of locations on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. All will have lots of pumpkins to pick as well as bounce houses, giant slides and obstacle courses for children ages 2 – 12.
Opening TBD, most likely Sept. 23 – Oct. 31, 10am-9pm, Mon – Fri, 10am-10pm, Sat & Sun.
803 W El Camino Real at Pastoria
2380 Monroe St. at San Tomas Expressway
3590 Benton St. at Lawrence Expressway
2501 Tully Rd. at East Capitol Expressway
1832 Hillsdale Ave. at Camden Ave.
444 N Capitol Ave.
605 Blossom Hill Rd.
2310 Canoas Garden Ave. at Curtner Ave.
Harvest Fair and Steam Festival: Sept. 30 – Oct. 1
Thomas and Percy’s Halloween Party™: October 14-15, 21-22, 28- 29
Weekends at Roaring Camp are full of festive fun. Pumpkin patches and scarecrow making, candle making, and gold panning are on the menu for the Harvest Fair. Temporary tattoos, face painting, story telling, videos, train play tables, Pick a Pumpkin (small pumpkins for little ones), cookie decorating, photos with Sir Topham Hatt, a Thomas store and entertainment will round out Thomas the Train’s visit. Purchase tickets in advance to ensure your preferred time slot.
5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton
Want to drive up to SF for a pumpkin patch?
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MID-PENINSULA HALLOWEEN FUN
Palo Alto, Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd.
October 15th, 12-3pm
NFL watch party, beer garden, kids crafts, petting zoo, face painting, food trucks, bouncy house and MORE.
Redwood City, Red Morton Community Center, 1120 Roosevelt Ave.
October 21st, 12-3pm
Kids can show off their costumes in a parade at 1:30pm, explore a mysterious maze, and enjoy carnival games, crafts, prizes and snacks!
Belle Haven Branch Library, Menlo Park, 413 Ivy Dr.
October 21st, 12-5pm
All ages welcome!
Menlo Park, Onetta Harris Community Center, 100 Terminal Ave.
October 26th, 4-6pm
Games, snacks, and costume contest!
San Carlos, 600-800 blocks of Laurel Street
Oct. 27th, 4-5:30 pm
Look for the “Goblin Walk Stop Sign” on local businesses and stop to Trick or Treat.
Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St.
October 28th, 10:30am- 12pm
Register starting October 7th
Crafts, songs, pumpkins and MORE. Ages 2-6
Downtown Menlo Park, Santa Cruz Ave.
October 28th, 11:00am – 2pm
Parade starts in Maloney Street parking lot behind Cheeky Monkey- meet there at 11:00am to participate.
11:00 am – Costume parade through downtown Menlo Park
11:30 am – Magic by Marshall Magoon
11:30 am – Downtown trick-or-treat and carnival games at Fremont Park (ends at 2 pm)
12:30 pm – Music show by Happily Ever Laughter
1:45 pm – Winner of pumpkin and candy guess announced
October 28th 5-8pm
Carnival games, trick or treating, costumes and pizza dinner.
Ages 6 and up.
Tickets are $45. Click here to purchase.
Menlo Park, Facebook Headquarters, 1 Hacker Way
October 28, – 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Farmer’s market, carnival games, costume parade, trick or treating and MORE!
Mountain View, Pioneer Park, 1146 Church Street
October 28th, 1-3pm
Family Halloween FUN
Belle Haven Branch Library, Menlo Park, 413 Ivy Dr.
October 28th, 12-5pm
All ages welcome!
San Carlos, Hiller Aviation Museum
October 28th, 10am-12pm
Halloween crafts, pumpkin signing, costumes and at 12pm a helicopter take off with pumpkin drop!
Palo Alto, California Ave.
October 29th, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Carnival games, trick or treating, Andy Z, the Stanford Band and MORE!
Downtown Los Altos
October 31st, 12-4pm
Trick or Treat downtown with Halloween fun and games!