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Arata's Pumpkin Patch


Arata's Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkin Patch, pony rides, petting zoo, hay rides and maze
185 Verde Rd., Half Moon Bay 650-726-7548.

Located just off Rt. 1, Six and a half miles south of the junction of Rt. 1 and Hwy 92. Open: September 8-October 31, 2007, 9 am-6 pm. 2007 Admission: Pumpkin patch free; fee per attraction. .Arata's Pumpkin Patch is the oldest working pumpkin farm in San Mateo County.



Bob's Pumpkin Farm

(650) 726-4567

Bob's Pumpkin Farm - South of Half Moon Bay

Highway 1, 5 miles south of Half Moon Bay

A large selection of pumpkins, a picnic area, farm animals, corn maze, hay pyramid, and far less crowded than the farms located on Hwy. 92, make this a good family pick.

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival

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Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

The weekend following Columbus Day in October. Main Street (between Miramontes and Spruce Streets), Half Moon Bay CA. Free.


Pumpkins bigger than Volkswagens, the "Picasso of Pumpkin Carvers" and a sea of orange along the warming Half Moon Bay coastline define Half Moon Bay's annual ode to everything pumpkin, the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.


Every year, Half Moon Bay grows over 3,000 tons of pure pumpkin, the orangest member of the Cucurbita family of gourds and a uniquely American plant that first enchanted Europeans in 1528. Since 1971, Half Moon Bay's old-fashioned Pumpkin Festival has endeared thousands of Bay Area visitors and heralded the pumpkin harvest with a lively annual celebration.


Bustling booths along Half Moon Bay's Main Street serve everything from pumpkin pie to pumpkin fudge, as well the homestyle bounty of California's coast. Part Dionysian festival, wines from Half Moon Bay and California flow freely and the arts and crafts atmosphere is one of a small-town celebration with a mass appeal.


Highlights of the festive and family-friendly Pumpkin Festival include the pumpkin weigh-off (the average is 1,000 pounds), a Pumpkin Parade, an All-Hallows costume contest and a Haunted House rendered chilling by local actors. In addition, there's music on three stages and a children's stage with juggling, comedy and magic.

Rodoni Farms


Rodoni Farms - North of Santa Cruz

4 miles north of Santa Cruz on Hwy 1

Pumpkins and fun are what it's all about! Come roam through the fields of pumpkins. There are so many varieties to choose from! We have great picnic sites, hay bales and scary cutouts, as well as our NEW Corn Maze!!


Tunitas Creek Family Farm

(650) 726-9710

Tunitas Creek Family Farm - South of Half Moon Bay

333 Tunitas Creek Rd., Half Moon Bay

A small family farm that's open to the public during September and October. It's a very low key farm -- making it an ideal pumpkin patch for families with very small children and toddlers. They have pumpkins, gourds, squash and more. And as a bonus, they have a couple of very friendly goats that seem to love kids!


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