As the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to change, we start to think of all the fun Fall activities to do. From apple picking to pumpkin patches, there’s something for everyone. Because there are so many pumpkin patches in the Bay Area, I’m doing a round of some of the best. They not only are great places for pumpkin picking but they have great spots for photos as well!
This was my first time going to Joan’s Farm and Pumpkin Patch in Livermore but it didn’t disappoint. We went on a Sunday and it was crowded so I highly recommend going during the week. The walk from the parking lot to the entrance is a bit far so try to wear comfortable shoes if you can. They have concession stands, live animals and plenty of pumpkins for picture taking.
If you’re heading towards Half Moon Bay, I would highly recommend Farmer John’s. Along highway 1 there are a number of different pumpkin patches. However, what I love about this one is how quiet it is. There’s no concession stands or rides so it’s all about the pumpkins. Also, they have a really cool corn field as you walk further in. It’s perfect for pictures and away from other people.
This pumpkin patch has been a favorite throughout the years as it’s closest to my home but it’s also not super overrated like some of the Half Moon Bay ones can be. Located in Dublin on San Ramon Valley Rd, this pumpkin patch is perfect for kids. They have a train, a big slide, a bounce house, and other rides for small kids. They also have a big selection of pumpkins from large to small. This place has also become super instagrammable as they’ve realized that’s what many people go to pumpkin patches for. They also incorporate lots of pinterest style decorations for the perfect photo op!