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The Best Farms, Pumpkin Patches, and Fall Festivals in LA

Get your fall on. 🎃

by Los Angeles Bucket List


There’s a chill in the air, and you know what that means—sweater weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and fall festivals in LA. In honor of the season, beloved local institutions around the city will be putting on their most festive attire to invite you for some fun for the whole family.

We’ve rounded up the best farms, pumpkin patches, and fall festivals in LA to celebrate autumn. For a list of our top fall activities, check out our Ultimate Los Angeles Fall Bucket List.

All Hallows Ghostly Gallop

The historic Glendale Riverside Rancho will put on a unique Halloween Horse Parade along with many other fall-inspired activities, like live entertainment, food, pumpkin decorating, raffles, short pony-trail rides, and more. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume for a chance to win the contest. Following the parade is the Fall Harvest Festival at the historic Bette Davis Park. Check their website for the most updated information on dates and times. 

Where: 1608 Garden St, Glendale, CA
For more information on All Hallows Ghostly Gallop.


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Live Oak Canyon

Live Oak Canyon has over 50 rides, games, attractions, and photo ops. With a train, a pumpkin Ferris wheel, mini ATVs, hay and pony rides, a full pumpkin patch and corn maze, animals, and more, you could spend an entire day here and not run out of things to explore. Plus, catch live entertainment and lots of food options from giant pretzels and hot donuts to cold beer and fresh apple cider.

Where: 32335 Live Oak Canyon Rd, Redlands, CA
For more information on Live Oak Canyon.

Los Angeles Fall Fair

LA’s anticipated Fall Fair will run from October 21 through November 6 at La Prada Event Plaza. Unlimited ride wristbands are currently available for presale — $25 gives fairgoers access to all 25 of the rides as many times as they want. Plus, there will be plenty of live music, food, and fun.

Where: 1600 Rosemead Blvd, South El Monte, CA
For more information on Los Angeles Fall Fair.

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

Big Bear Lake has held Oktoberfest for 52 years, and the legacy lives on in 2022. Kicking off September 10 and running for nine weekends through November 5 (plus Fridays in October), they promise a fall party like no other. Expect good eats and brews, and get ready to watch some German-American bands play live.

Where: 42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA
For more information on Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest.

Big Horse Corn Maze

Get lost in Southern California’s biggest corn maze, open throughout October. It takes about two hours to stroll through the maze, which spans over 11 acres and has stalks over seven feet tall. It’s a fall experience you can’t miss. 

Where: 33320 Temecula Pkwy, Temecula, CA
For more information on Big Horse Corn Maze.

Bowers Museum Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos is a three-day celebration that is based on the Mexican belief that departed loved ones come back to be with us every year. Celebrate this culturally rich event on November 4 at Bowers Museum, with pan dulce and Mexican hot chocolate, art projects, and live performances.

Where: 2002 North Main St, Santa Ana, CA
For more information on Bowers Museum Día de los Muertos.

The Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade

On October 29, take part in a nearly century-old tradition in Anaheim. There will be a festival and a parade, local and big business sponsorships, and plenty of fun for the whole family.  

Where: Downtown Anaheim
For more information on The Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade.

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch takes place in the perfect country fair atmosphere to get you feeling the fall vibes. Gather for activities, rides, games, and a wide variety of pumpkins. There will also be haystacks, corn stalks, a petting zoo, and more.

Where: 6701 CA-1, Long Beach, CA
For more information on Pa’s Pumpkin Patch.

City of Manhattan Beach Halloween Festival and Pumpkin Race

Get into the fall spirit with two exciting events from the City of Manhattan Beach. On October 22nd, enjoy the frightfully fun Family Halloween Carnival at Manhattan Heights Park, where there will be carnival games, a Haunted House, a cupcake walk, and more. Plus, come dressed in your best costume for a chance to win. 

On October 30, get ready to race — a pumpkin, that is. The Manhattan Beach Pier will be transformed into Pumpkin Race Land. Let your creativity run wild by making your own pumpkin racer.

Where: 1600 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA (Manhattan Heights Park)
For more information on City of Manhattan Beach Halloween Festival and Pumpkin Race.

Farmers Market LA Fall Festival

For one weekend only, check out a fall festival hosted by LA’s favorite Farmers Market. From October 22 to 23, the market will be transformed with a pumpkin patch, pig races, fall-themed games, live entertainment, arts and crafts, and photo opportunities for the whole family.

Where: 6333 W. 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA
For more information on Farmers Market LA Fall Festival.

City of Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

On October 16, head over to Juan Bautista de Anza Park to celebrate the season. There will be a marketplace, pumpkin dishes, live bands, and, of course, a pumpkin patch for you to pick your own pumpkin.

Where: 3701 Lost Hills Rd, Calabasas, CA
For more information on the City of Calabasas Pumpkin Festival.

Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Fest

Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Fest will be running all throughout October. A corn maze, pumpkin patches of different sizes, hay rides, and games will be just some of the main attractions. For those 21+, check out the Pumpkin Fest preview night on September 30, where guests can enjoy the setting with local beers and wine, food, live entertainment, and more. 

Where: 4102 S. University Dr, Pomona, CA
For more information on Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Fest.

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch has activities for people of all ages, from haunted houses to hay rides to carnival games, starting September 17 and running to the end of October. On September 24th, come on down to see pumpkin farmers show off their biggest pumpkins for a chance to win $6,700 in cash and prizes. 

Pro tip: Visit during the week to avoid weekend crowds and closures.

Where: 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA
For more information on Irvine Park Railroad.

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch

From September 17 through the end of October, you can stroll through acres of Tanaka Farms’ pumpkin patch. During the week, fall-inspired activities like wagon rides and a barnyard educational exhibit will be available for visitors. From Friday through Sunday, extra family fun will include games like Farmer Golf, Big Digger, Duck Race, Scarecrow Basketball, the famous Pumpkin Cannon, and arts and crafts.

Where: 5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine, CA
For more information on Tanaka Farms.

Underwood Family Farms Fall Harvest Festival

Underwood Family Farms has fall activities every day of October. During the week, stop by to browse its gigantic pumpkin patch or pick your own. On the weekends, get ready for themed days filled with live entertainment to get you into the seasonal spirit.

Where: 3370 Sunset Valley Rd, Moorpark, CA
For more information on Underwood Family Farms.