15954 Woods Valley Road Valley Center, CA
Weekdays 9am - 5:30pm; Weekends 8:30am - 6:00pm
Bates Nut Farm operates year round in Valley Center. While it’s best known for its selections of nuts, dried fruits, and other snacks, during autumn it becomes a pumpkin paradise!
Visit the yearly Pumpkin Patch event for traditional fall activities and long lasting memories. Bates Nut Farm has hosted its Pumpkin Patch event for over 50 years, and it’s only gotten bigger and better each season.
The main attraction is the pumpkin patch itself, where various types of gourds grow in the fields. Grab a wheelbarrow and pick from Jack O’Lantern, Big Mac, Cinderella, and Ghost pumpkin varieties, or pick up some squashes and gourds.
There are also plenty of activities for kids, such as a petting corral, pony rides, a straw maze, and a tractor hayride. Get henna or face and body painting from Fancy Nancy Faces. Live music performances are scheduled throughout the season.
Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch is at 15954 Woods Valley Road in Valley Center, CA. Pumpkin picking and other activities are available from September 16th to October 31st in 2023, so it’s perfect if you’re looking to get an early jump on fall festivities. The pumpkin patch is open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, Friday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm and Saturday & Sunday from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm.