Pumpkin patches around Sacramento, CA

Go big or gourd home.

A pumpkin patch at Boa Vista Orchards.

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With the first leaves descending to the ground comes the time-honored tradition of jack-o'-lanterns — and promptly leaving them on your porch until they rot. Here are five pumpkin patches around Sacramento you should carve out time to visit.

Boa Vista Orchards

  • 2952 Carson Rd., Placerville
  • Mon.-Sun., 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Located in Apple Hill, this pumpkin patch is stocked with new gourds every day and is dotted with cutouts + backdrops for you to pose with.

Vierra Farms

  • Opening Day: Saturday, Sept. 23
  • 3010 Burrows Ave., West Sacramento
  • Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. + Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

The city’s largest pumpkin patch also has a cornucopia of activities for visitors to enjoy, from pig races to princess shows.

Cool Patch Pumpkins

  • Opening Day: Saturday, Sept. 23
  • 6150 Dixon Ave. West, Dixon
  • Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Come for a pumpkin, stay for the largest corn maze in the world. You can also take a corn bath —whatever the heck that is — for just $5.


A map of the 2022 corn maze.

Photo by SACtoday Staff

Fog Willow Farms

  • Opening Day: Wednesday, Sept. 27
  • 11011 Cecatra Dr., Wilton
  • Mon.-Fri., 12-6 p.m. + Sat.-Sun. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Hop on a hay ride, pet some pretty critters, grab your ‘kin, and do it all while chowing down on some homemade fudge.

Rickey Ranch Pumpkin Farm

  • Opening Day: Sunday, Oct. 1
  • 6950 Cavitt Stallman Rd., Granite Bay
  • Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m.-Sunset

Visitors can take a ride on some vintage farm equipment and try to spot all the skeletons hidden around this Placer County farm.
Still not enough pumpkin for you? Elk Grove’s Giant Pumpkin Festival returns for free on Saturday, Oct. 7, + Sunday, Oct. 8, at Elk Grove Park.

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