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Local's Guide to Santa Barbara Area Pumpkin Patches

October 25, 2022

Photo courtesy of Amber Dolyak

Solvang Farmer Pumpkin Patch

Fall is here, and if you’re looking for a fun activity to do with the family, look no further than the Solvang Farmer Pumpkin Patch. Just a 40-minute drive from Santa Barbara, take the beautiful and scenic Highway 154 for the full fall experience. The Solvang Farmer Pumpkin Patch has everything from pumpkins, squash & gourds, hay bales, and a 140- acre corn maze (plus a kid-friendly corn maze for the little ones)! Just minutes from the pumpkin patch you can find excellent food and great wineries. Some of our favorites include Rideau Vineyard and Lincourt Vineyard, and if you’re looking for a quick and delicious lunch, visit the New Frontiers Natural Marketplace for a deli and bakery!

The Solvang Farmer Pumpkin Patch is open from 10 am-6 pm daily until October 31st. Admission is free.

Photo courtesy of Randy De La Pena

Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch

Looking for fall activities that are more local to Santa Barbara proper? Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch on the corner of Hollister Avenue and Walnut Lane makes some great family fun! Go for a tractor ride, take a look at the farm animals, and don’t forget to go through the corn maze! You can find pumpkins of all shapes, colors, and sizes. If you’re a fan of apple butter, make sure to grab a jar (or two) before you go!

Open Monday-Friday from 12 pm-7 pm, Saturday-Sunday from 10 am-7 pm. The corn maze closes daily at 6:45 pm. Lane Fam Pumpkin Patch closes its doors on October 31st at 5 pm. Admission is free.

Photo courtesy of LotsaFunMaps

Big Wave Dave's Pumpkin Patch

Located beneath a large tent in La Cumbre Plaza, Big Wave Dave’s Pumpkin Patch has pumpkins and fall arrangements that make the perfect Halloween and Thanksgiving decor. You can find ornamental gourds, pumpkins of all sizes, squash, Indian corn, corn stalks & hay bales! Before you go, make sure to pick up their carving kits, candles, and stencils!

Open from 10 am-9 pm, daily. Big Wave Dave’s Pumpkin Patch closes its door at 6 pm on October 31st. Admission is free.

Photo courtesy of Lincourt Winery

Boo at the Zoo

If you haven’t already heard, Boo at the Zoo is back! Experience the Santa Barbara Zoo’s spooky animal exhibits, trick or treating for the little ones, and a hay bale maze. Spot one of the many costume characters roaming the Zoo for the perfect photo opportunity for your family!

Open October 21st-23rd & October 28th-30th from 5-8 pm. Tickets can be purchased here.

Photo courtesy of the Santa Barbara Zoo


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