Autumn is always an exciting time of year as we transition from flashy fruits like strawberries and peaches into warmer more comforting flavors like pumpkins and apples. You can rely on us to have a variety of seasonal cakes and other sweets to celebrate the holidays, but it is also fun to compliment them with something you make yourself! This weekend should be beautiful, warm and sunny, the perfect time to explore the Santa Cruz coastside and the variety of local pumpkin patches, check out the Hay Maze, or the Ghost Train! Pick your own pumpkin, tell your own ghost stories, and enjoy some freshly baked pumpkin treats!
You Pick Pumpkins and Corn Maze!
4444 Coast Rd. (Hwy 1), which is ~4 miles North of Santa Cruz, California on Hwy. 1. Take Mission Street through the center of town and continue on to Hwy. 1 towards San Francisco/ Halfmoon Bay.
Crystal Bay Farm
Crystal Bay Farm grows over 40 varieties of pumpkins!
Located at 40 Zils Road, Watsonville, CA
Arata Pumpkin Patch
Arata has the most extensive pumpkin patch and attractions on the coastside. Known for their gigantic hay maze, minotaur, and haunted barn, they also have a pumpkin river, hay ride, petting zoo, pony rides, and more! Located up the coast close to Half Moon Bay at 185 Verde Road (right off Hwy 1).
Roaring Camp Railroads
Ride the Ghost train through a haunted forest as the Legend of Sleepy Hollow is narrated. Costumed actors reenact scenes from the famous tale on lighted stages along the tracks. A haunted house, games and other activities add to the fun. Departs from Roaring Camp in Felton! 5401 Graham Hill Road