As soon as October hits, it’s time for all things pumpkin. Lucky for us, that means some awesome pumpkin patches in Long Beach. Whether you’re looking for an authentic country pumpkin patch or a more carnival pumpkin patch vibe, we’ve got what you’re looking for.
With birthdays in October and a general love for fall, we are unapologetically #basic. With a PSL in hand, one of our favorite fall traditions is a visit to the pumpkin patch.
While we may live in a big city, pumpkin patches are in no short supply.
Want to do a quick and easy trip to get that perfect carving pumpkin? There’s a patch for that!
Want to have that full fall carnival experience complete with rides, bounce house and petting zoo? There’s a patch for that!
Want to go old school and ride a tractor around a fantastic pumpkin patch and then get lost in a legit corn maze? Yes! There’s even a patch for that!
As certified lovers of all things fall, we’ve checked out every pumpkin patch in Long Beach (and even a few that are a bit of a drive away – but worth it!). Here’s our list of the best pumpkin patches in Long Beach.
Pa’s Pumpkin Patch
When you think about the best pumpkin patches in Long Beach, you first think of Pa’s. While, technically right on the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach, Pa’s is a Long Beach staple. Pa’s Pumpkin patch goes BIG with full carnival rides, bounce house, a petting zoo, pony rides, and treats to eat and drink.
While we LOVE Pa’s for the experience, it can get expensive. If your kids are going to want to go on all the rides, check Groupon for deals on a wristband or ride tickets. Be prepared to say yes to some things and, if you have to, NO to the other things.
We did especially like taking our tiny babies to Pa’s. First, they were too young to ask for toys or rides. Secondly, Pa’s is the best place in Long Beach to take pictures with pumpkins. We have pictures of our kids growing up among those pumpkins and it makes a fun family Halloween tradition.
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Opening October 1, this will quickly become one of Long Beach’s most popular pumpkin patches! Like Pa’s El Dorado Frontier features some fun rides and lots of pumpkins! Unlike Pa’s you pay an entry fee for the Pumpkin Marking at El Dorado Frontier and your rides are included!
Admission is $18 and includes 1 train ride, unlimited carousel and hand car rides.
For more tips about El Dorado Frontier, click here!
While it’s a bit of a drive, this Irvine Pumpkin Patch is a whole experience! Tanaka Farms is a full service pumpkin patch with a wagon ride, petting zoo, even a pumpkin canon on weekends! There are arts and crafts and games as well. Don’t forget to take a picture with Tanaka’s famous Pile of Pumpkins!
Tanaka Farms does have an entry fee of $6 per person (2 and under are free) and then you can add on wagon rides, the barnyard educational experience and more. In our experience, we love supporting Tanaka Farms and feel like you get what you pay for! It’s not expensive price for cheap thrills, but are really fun experiences for the whole family.
For more information, visit their website here.
Okay, TJ’s isn’t a pumpkin patch, but if you’re looking for the best deal on pumpkins in Long Beach – look no further! You can get nice big pumpkins, tiny ones, bumpy ones, and gourds galore! The traditional Halloween lover in us enjoys a good carving pumpkin. The Mom looking for sensory adventures loves all the other affordable options as well.
So if you’re looking for less of an experience and more wondering “Where can I get cheap pumpkins in Long Beach?” Trader Joe’s is the spot for you!
Other Pumpkin Patches in Long Beach
- Check back in September/October for a full list of local places to buy pumpkins in 2022!
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