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Santa Cruz Pumpkin Patches & Map

Santa Cruz Pumpkin Farms, Patches and Map

Our 2016 Guide and Map to Santa Cruz Pumpkin Patches & Map provides families with information on local pumpkin farms so they can find the perfect pumpkin and create cherished family memories. (The photo above is at Tunitas Creek Family Farm.) 

Click here to search Half Moon Bay (60 miles north) and Monterey (40 miles south).

Crystal Bay Farm

40 Zils Rd Watsonville, CA 95076 (831) 724-4137
Their organic pumpkin patch is not the biggest, but they have a large variety.  Families and school groups are welcome!

Bob's Pumpkin Farm 

Highway 1, 5 miles south of Half Moon Bay
Phone: (650) 726-4567 Review – A large selection of pumpkins, a picnic area, farm animals, corn maze, hay pyramid, and far less crowded than the farms located on Hwy. 92, make this a good family pick.

Fambrini's Fresh Farm Produce

South of Davenport, CA 
(831) 423-5891
Located 3 miles south of Davenport on Hwy 1

Rodoni Farms 

4 miles north of Santa Cruz on Hwy 1
Phone: (831 )426-6438

Pumpkins and fun are what it's all  about! Come roam through the fields of pumpkins. There are so many varieties to choose from!  We have great picnic sites, hay bales and scary cutouts, as well as our NEW Corn Maze!! 

Seaside Pumpkins

North of Davenport, CA

Phone: (831) 426-6438

Located 1/2 mile north of Davenport on Hwy 1, on the ocean side of the road, open in October.

Tunitas Creek Family Farm 

333 Tunitas Creek Rd., Half Moon Bay , CA
Phone: (650) 726-9710 Review – A small family farm that's open to the public during September and October.  It's a very low key farm — making it an ideal pumpkin patch for families with very small children and toddlers. They have pumpkins, gourds, squash and more.   And as a bonus, they have a couple of very friendly goats that seem to love kids!






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What's on Tap
This Winter


Santa Cruz Festivals & Events:

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival 

UCSC Music Center Recital Hall, 1156 High St. Santa Cruz (831) 457-9693

Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook Off – Sat., Feb. 20, 2016

Santa Cruz  (831) 423-5590

Kayak Surf Festival – March 18-20, 2016

This is the largest kayak surfing competition.

Cowells Classic – March 19-20, 2016

This is a friendly surfing competition.

SCPF Paddleboard Race – March 19, 2016

Whale Watching – Dec. through May  

Elephant Seal Watching – December is breeding season. Año Nuevo State Reserve has a large colony of northern elephant seals that assemble there each winter.    

For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Santa Cruz.


Top Fall Attractions:


Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Fun for all ages.  

Santa Cruz Fishing 

Fall is fishing and crabbing season in Santa Cruz!

Santa Cruz Surfing

With 11 world-class surf breaks such as Steamer Lane and Pleasure Point, it is easy to understand why the greatest surfers in the world call Santa Cruz home!  

Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May


For more information on local attractions, click on the Attractions or Recreational Activities.



The Region's Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. Rush hour traffic can be extremely challenging – especially along Mission Street and Highway 1 between Santa Cruz and Capitols. It's a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to to learn about road conditions. 

Yes, it's still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.