A Peninsula Hunt for Pumpkins
Fall is the ideal time to grab a light sweater and step outside to partake in a variety of old-fashioned family fun around the area including hayrides, haunted houses and of course picking the perfect pumpkin for Halloween. Life at Bay Meadows means being closer to the many things that make us nostalgic for autumn. Kick off the season by finding your decorative gourds and future jack-o-lanterns at one of these Peninsula spots:
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ABC Tree Farms
Location: ~1 mile from Bay Meadows at 1801 S. Delaware St. at Concar Dr., San Mateo
Hours: Monday through Friday from 2 pm to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm
Offering a new location for 2023, this pumpkin patch invites families to tons of inflatable fun for children ages 2-12. Besides the giant inflatable fun, this lot offers lots of different varieties of pumpkins and a wonderfully decorated “memory zone” to take pictures of your little ones..
Location: ~11 miles from Bay Meadows at 12320 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay
Hours: Open 7 days a week 9:30 am – 5 pm in October
During September and October our farm turns into Halloween Palooza covered in hay, spooky decor, corn stalk, and pumpkins with all of our attractions open. Enjoy a scoop of pumpkin ice cream while riding the ghost train, dig into a piece of pumpkin pie on top of a hay bale on our hayride, or snack on some award-winning pumpkin bread while walking the farm.
Farmer John’s Pumpkin Patch
Location: ~13 miles from Bay Meadows at 850 North Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay
Hours: Opens daily through October 31st, 9am–6pm
Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm offers a fun, family atmosphere in a relaxing country setting where everyone is welcome, including your canine pals! They grow a diverse variety of pumpkins and squash, including their specialty, the Atlantic Giant.
Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch
Location: ~15 miles from Bay Meadows at 2718 Alpine Rd, Portola Valley
Hours: Open 7 days a week from 10am-6pm through Halloween, Activity Area closes at 5pm everyday
This family-owned and operated farm has a pumpkin patch featuring a great variety of pumpkins. They grow organic pumpkins on 30 acres at Webb Ranch as well as have local farmers ship in select pumpkins each week for freshness. On site bounce houses, haunted house, corn maze, farm obstacle course. On weekends you will find all the above activities and tractor hay rides, petting zoo and reptile zoo, making this a destination that is all about the pumpkins and more.
Arata’s Pumpkin Farm
Location: ~20 miles from Bay Meadows at 185 Verde Rd., Half Moon Bay
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 9am – 6:30pm, Friday – Saturday 9am – 10:30pm for October
Lose yourself in the six-acre corn field and pumpkin river. Challenge yourself intellectually and physically in the two-acre world famous Minotaur’s Labyrinth Hay Maze. Take a walk on the wild side and adventure into the Haunted Barn. Relax and enjoy yourself on the Hay Ride. Or you can let the kids play in the Play Land playground with Miniature Hay Maze, on the Children’s Train Ride or have fun with the animals in the Petting Zoo. They also feature dozens of varieties of pumpkins and sizes.
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