Find local corn mazes and hay rides here!

Looking for a local corn maze or hayride in California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in California, sorted by county. Some are huge corn mazes with hayrides, pumpkins, corn cannons, inflatables and others are simple corn mazes with little else.  Most also have loads of pumpkins to choose from.  To really make it fun for  your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn cannon, cow train, inflatables, farm animals, pumpkin patch or zip lines.  There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the  more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. A LWAYS call before you go to confirm whether they are open this year and any requirements, they don't always report changes to me, and many closed permanently due to the covid lockdowns!

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December: Corn mazes aren't open until late July or August - Same with Pumpkin patches. And if you are looking for a pumpkin patch, this website for pumpkin patches). You may also want to try the latest fun, Zombie Paintball, see this website!.

Corn mazes, sorted by county

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San Francisco

  • The Great Pumpkin Patch at Emerald Forest - corn maze, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, Bounce house, haunted house, porta-potties, picnic area, Bouncy castle, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    19th Avenue & Sloat Blvd (near Stonestown), San Francisco, CA 94132. Phone: 415 681-0579. Fax: 415 681-3360. Email: Open: every day from 9am to 9pm. Directions:  Corner of 19th Avenue & Sloat Blvd San Francisco (2 blocks north of Stonestown). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Enter a beautifully designed pumpkin patch laid out with winding paths of magnificent pumpkins surrounded by huge bins of assorted mini pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and baby bear pumpkins. See the Gothic couple cutout, Mickey, Ma & Pa Pumpkinhead, Barney, etc.(great photo op) The haunted house was created and designed by our beautiful and talented Juliet. Especially for kids: a secure toy area, rocking horses, kids hay maze, a Bouncy Castle & Slide. (UPDATED: September 30, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: September 29, 2011) (ADDED: October 19, 2008)

San Mateo County

  • Arata’s Pumpkin Patch - hay maze, hay rides and maze, Pumpkin Patch, pony rides, petting zoo,
    185 Verde Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA. Phone: 650-726-7548. Open: September 8-October 31st, Monday - Friday from 9am - 7pm; Saturday - Sunday from 9am - 8pm. Directions: Located just off Rt. 1, Six and a half miles south of the junction of Rt. 1 and Hwy 92. Admission: Pumpkin patch free; fee per attraction. .Arata's Pumpkin Patch is the oldest working pumpkin farm in San Mateo County. You can lose yourself in our 6 acre corn field and pumpkin river. Try to challenge yourself intellectually and physically in our 2 acre world famous Minotaur's Labyrinth Hay Maze. Take a walk on the wild side and adventure into our Haunted Barn. Relax and enjoy yourself on our Hay Ride. Or you can let the kid's play in our Play Land playground with Miniature Hay Maze, on the Children's Train Ride or have fun with our animals in the Petting Zoo. We also have many picnic areas throughout the farm, at Arata Pumpkin Farm we have something for everybody. We also have dozens of varieties of pumpkins and sizes. We have a special pumpkin for everyone in your family! Feel free to give us a call, send us an email or just come to the farm. We would love to see you. (UPDATED: September 30, 2015, JBS)  (UPDATED: October 11, 2013, from their website)
  • Pastorino Farms - train rides, hay rides, pumpkins, .
    12391 San Mateo Road (Highway 92), Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. Phone: 650 726-6440. Email: Open: 9:30 am to 5:30pm, September 15 to October 31, Field Trips: September 24 to October 31. Educational Tours: September 24 to October 31. Directions: 1 mile east of Half Moon Bay on Highway 92. Click here for a map to our farm. Every Halloween, the farm is transformed into a themed wonderland for children and their families. There are hayrides, trackless train rides, pony rides, slides, a haunted house, miniature buildings and a miniature windmill, lots of pumpkins, and a miniature (18' gauge) train ride. See this page for a 20% discount coupon! (UPDATED: September 30, 2015, JBS)
  • Rodoni Farms - Pumpkins, corn maze
    4444 Coast Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Phone: 831-426-0666. Email Open: daily(rain or shine) from the last weekend in September to October 31st from 9 am to 5 pm. We have a great crop of pumpkins and specialty squash. The corn maze is taller than it’s ever been, so come try it out! We will have fresh veggies from our farm on the produce cart. Directions: U Pick Em Pumpkins is located 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.   Come roam through the fields of pumpkins. There are so many varieties to choose from! We have hay bales, scary cutouts, and a 5 acre corn maze! We also have fresh Brussels sprouts on the stalk, artichokes, corn stalks, and gourds. **Pumpkins are priced by size, not weight. Payment: Casf, checks, venmo, paypal. (UPDATED: October 20, 2019, JBS)


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