October is here which means it’s time for all pumpkin everything and America’s Farm-to-Fork capital is the perfect place for Patch-to-Porch activities. Here are some fantastic pumpkin patches in the Sacramento Area.
The Pumpkin Farm has been operating for 43 years and offers families so much more than just the choice of a perfect pumpkin. The whole family can explore the farm’s haunted barn, farm zoo, hay rides, corn maze and more. Click here for information and tickets.
Where: 7736 Old Auburn Road, Citrus Heights, CA 95610
When: October 1st – 31st, excluding Mondays. 9am to 6pm
You’ll want to bring gloves to this pumpkin farm because you will be picking it straight from the vine. Be sure to catch one of the hay rides, solve the corn maze or let the younger kids climb the hay bale pyramid. Click here for more information.
Where: 6851 Hedge Ave, Sacramento, CA 95829
When: October 1st-31st, Tuesday-Friday 2pm-5pm, Weekends 9am-5pm
Sure, you could just get any old pumpkin. But at this farm you’ll also get to enjoy pony rides, a hay ride through a haunted corn maze, climb Sacramento’s largest hay pyramid and make use of the pumpkin cannon. For tickets and more information, click here.
Where: 3845 El Centro Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834
When: October 2nd -31st, 10am to 7pm
This classic family owned pumpkin patch features a variety of pumpkins and gourds, free hay rides and corn mazes, as well as a cow train.
Where: 5610 Garden Highway, Sacramento, CA 95837
When: October 1st to 31st, 10am to 6pm
If dirt, dust and hay aren’t your things, then you definitely need to bring your family to Roseville’s Floating Pumpkin Patch. The city of Roseville will somehow manage to plant pumpkins in the Mike Shellito Indoor Pool… must be Halloween magic! After “picking” your pumpkin, there will be a decorating station, bounce houses and more. Pre-registration is required, so check out the event’s Facebook page for more information.
Where: Mike Shellito Indoor Pool, 10210 Fairway Drive, Roseville, CA 95678
When: October 22nd, 1pm to 4pm
More than just a pumpkin patch, this is a family friendly day excursion! Obviously, you’ll get the pick the perfect pumpkin but you’ll also get to explore the petting zoo, train rides, sunflower maze, zipline and more. For more information and tickets, click here.
Where: 1415 Pumpkin Lane, Wheatland, CA 95692
When: October, Sun-Thurs, 9am to 7pm, Fri/Sat, 9am to 8pm, Halloween 9-5
If you are looking for a good scare this Halloween, then these Sacramento area haunted houses should do the trick but definitely not the treat. Get ready to laugh, scream and everything in between.
Scream Park California
Only the bravest will survive Scream Park California’s three haunted houses. With such themes as a lobotomy psycho show, begrudge and the superstition killer. Curious and scared already…you should be. This attraction was voted “Best in the West,” by Forbes and voted Scariest in California by HauntWorld, so you should bravely click here for tickets.
Where: 4909 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95841
Try and make it through a demented haunted hay ride or navigate through a pitch black haunted corn maze…if you dare. Or you can even attend Fright Nights Halloween Party and try to win the costume contest. For tickets and more information, click here.
Where: 5610 Garden Highway, Sacramento, CA, 95837
This is perfectly sweet pumpkin patch…it’s a full-blown FEAR FARM! Find your way through the haunted corn maze, shoot down zombies at the zombie attack haunt and try to get away from evil clowns. Featuring three fear-rific haunts and professionally designed sets and special effects…you are sure to leave just as scared as you arrived. For tickets and information, click here.
Where: 46500 County Road 32B, Davis, CA 95618
Callson Manor Haunted Park and Heartstoppers join in terrifying force to bring 8 haunting attractions to Roseville such as Deadlands, Asylum, and Dark Realm. Direworld also offers fire shows, exotic vendors, and a zombie western ghost town. Check out their website for a particularly terrifying Friday the 13th experience. Click here for more information and tickets.
Where: 800 All America City Blvd, Roseville, CA 95678
With over 15 years of spooky experience, Cemetarium Haunted House brings three attractions for you to enter at your own risk. The Cemetarium, Psycho Circus, and Zombie Heights are sure to get your adrenaline going. You can opt for the family friendly full scare tour or family friendly low scare… choose wisely! For more information and tickets, click here.
Where: 7983 Arcadia Dr. Citrus Heights, CA 95610
If your family prefers the whimsier side of Halloween, and wants to avoid frights and scares, then take a trip on the California State Railroad Musuem’s Spookomotive Train Ride. Running for three weekends, each with its own theme, the whole family can get into the fun, not spooky, spirit of Halloween. Staffed by a skeleton crew, this train ride promises to be “delightful, not frightful”. For more information and tickets, click here.
Where: Front Street, between J and K Streets in Old Sacramento.