24 Bay Area Halloween pumpkin patches (and corn mazes)! for 2018

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Autumn brings harvest festivities of all sorts, including pumpkin patches and corn mazes popping up in cities and towns across the Bay Area. ABC Tree Farms alone accounts for 19, but there are scores more. Here’s just a sampling.


Speer Family Farms Pumpkin Patch: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily Sept. 29-Oct. 31, 2171 Monarch St. Pumpkins, petting zoo, rides, giant slides, zip lines, air jumpers and more. Free admission. http://www.speerfamilyfarms.com


Smith Family Farm’s Pumpkin Patch: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 31, 4430 Sellers Ave. Live music, farm animals, mile-long hayride and more. Pumpkins and activities are free with admission. $10-$12. http://bit.ly/2onI595


Moore’s Pumpkin Patch: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 6-31, 9711 Dublin Canyon Road. Family fun park with rides and attractions. www.moorespumpkinpatch.com


Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm: Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29-30 and 9  a.m.-7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-31, 1060 Pine Lane. Plumpkin Playland and Little Carver’s Barnyard, plus train rides, farm animals, face painting, weekend barbecue and more. https://bit.ly/2w4gJZT


J.E. Perry Farms: Noon-6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends Oct. 1-31, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd. Wagon rides and other fun. 510-552-1169.


Hand-Blown Art Glass Pumpkin Patch: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6-7, La Nebbia Winery, 12341 San Mateo Road. Featuring hundreds of one-of-a-kind glass pumpkins, handcrafted by Douglass C. Brown, available for purchase. www.hmbartglass.com

Arata’s Farm: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends through October, 185 Verde Road. Offering a large variety of pumpkins in all sizes, a two-acre Minotaur’s Labyrinth Hay Maze, a six-acre corn field and pumpkin river, a haunted barn and hayrides, plus train rides, petting zoo and pony rides. www.aratapumpkinfarm.com

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Arata’s pumpkin patch in Half Moon Bay is a family tradition for many Northern Californian families. 

Farmer John’s: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through October, 850 Highway One. Browse through a diverse variety of pumpkins, including the Atlantic Giant, which weighs 250 to 500 pounds. www.farmerjohnspumpkins.com

Lemos Farm: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through October, 12320 San Mateo Road. Choose from among hundreds of pumpkins and check out the haunted house, hayride, train ride, playtown and petting zoo. www.lemosfarm.com/seasonal/pumpkin-farm


Swank Farms: Sept. 28-Oct. 31, 4751 Pacheco Pass Highway. Enjoy giant corn mazes, jumping pillows, pig races, a cow train, farm animals and more, plus pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn. $10-$30. Check website for hours; www.swankfarms.com


G M Farms Pumpkin Patch: Oct. 1-31, 487 E. Airway Blvd. Explore the pumpkin patch, straw-bale maze and corn box. Weekends feature a cow train, pony rides, pedal carts and barnyard blaster. Check website for hours; https://gmfarms.com/

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Sisters Amanda Muse, 12, left, and Abby Muse, of Brentwood, walk through GM Farms’ corn maze in Livermore. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 

Joan’s Farm and Pumpkin Patch: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 1-31, 4351 Mines Road. Activities include a corn maze, large slide, obstacle course, hayride and more. Large variety of pumpkins as well as winter squash, Indian corn, gourds and more. $5 for activities. www.joansfarm.com


ABC Pumpkin Patch: Through Oct. 31, 15600 Los Gatos Blvd. This newcomer to the ABC collection features a large variety of pumpkins, a decorated photo op area and inflatable fun for ages 2-12. https://bit.ly/2oYRynu


Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. through October, 4414 Piedmont Ave. Choose from among a dozen pumpkin varieties. Check out the Halloween store and haunted house ($8). Free admission. www.pumpkinpatch.info


Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, until 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Opens Sept. 28, 450 Stony Point Road. Choose from among 50 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds. Enjoy a corn maze, carnival rides, pony rides, food and more. http://petalumapumpkinpatch.com


Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., opening late September, 2718 Alpine Road. Haunted house, pony rides, jumpy house, hay slide, train rides, petting zoo and more. http://bit.ly/2PlQ6Xs


ABC Pumpkin Patch: Daily through October. 1301 Broadway St. New this year, this harvest patch offers a large variety of pumpkins, plus a superslide, duck boats, animal rides and a paintball range. Check website for times; https://bit.ly/2x6iFAS


ABC Pumpkin Patch: Through October, 2200 Hilltop Mall. Another new ABC offering this fall, this patch includes giant inflatables, animal rides, a paintball range, a large variety of pumpkins and photo ops. Check website for times; https://bit.ly/2Mfivg5


ABC Pumpkin Patch: Through October, 900 block of E. El Camino Real. Large variety of pumpkins, inflatable fun for ages 2-12, duck boats and a paintball range. Check website for times; https://bit.ly/2N5a249


Clancy’s Pumpkin Patch: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. through October, 1620 Seventh Ave. Large variety of pumpkins plus gourds, corn stalks and Indian corn. Hay maze and hayrides. http://clancystrees.com/


Windmill Farms: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, until 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 2255 San Ramon Valley Blvd. Browse 20 varieties of pumpkins plus gourds, corn stalks, hay and Indian corn. Check out the Jack-O-Lantern carving, Halloween accessories and petting zoo. http://bit.ly/2PSsFGv


The Patch: Opening Sept. 28, 5157 Stony Point Road. Variety of pumpkins and gourds, plus food booths, games, an 8-acre corn maze, hay ride, cow trains, petting zoo and more. Prices vary. Check website for times; http://santarosapumpkinpatch.com/attractions/


Shadelands Pumpkin Patch: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. through October, 2660 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Enjoy a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, photo stations, snacks, Friday night movies and more. http://bit.ly/2OVn9l2


Article source: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/24/24-bay-area-halloween-pumpkin-patches-and-corn-mazes-for-2018/

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