Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Admission and parking to the Pumpkin Patch is free.  There is no cost to walk around the pumpkin patch, take photos and purchase a pumpkin (pumpkins are priced by size).  Our Pumpkin Patch inflatable amusements are available for children ages 2-12 to play on by purchasing a Wristband.  The wristband is based on a time basis (30 minutes, 60 minutes or all day). Guardians will purchase a wristband for their child that allows the child to play for a limited amount of time. Pricing for children to play on the inflatable amusements can be found by clicking on the location you wish to visit.    Additional games/rides at this location are listed below and require tickets to be purchased.  Wristbands are for inflatable amusements only and they do not include Paint Ball, Bumper Boats and Walk on Water.

Pricing for children to ride inflatable games are priced are

  • 30 minutes between $12.00-$13.00
  • 60 Minutes between $15.00-$17.00
  • All day passes $25.00 (all day passes are sold on a limited basis and are not offered the last two weekends of October)

Additional activities and games are available at most of Pumpkin Patch location and are based on a per ticket purchase system. Wristbands are for inflatable amusements ONLY they do not include the other activities (Bumper Boats, Paint Ball, Walk on Water, Pony Rides, etc).

At Pick of the Patch Pumpkin Patches we offer several ticket packages. These packages change daily and will be posted at the Pumpkin Patch ticket kiosk. There are also online specials available which you can obtain through this website or by signing up to obtain specials through our customer email program.

Prepackaged beverages and snack foods are available at our Pumpkin Patch ticket kiosk. Outside food, snacks and beverages are NOT allowed at The Pumpkin Patch unless it is prearranged for parties or groups. All belongings are subject to inspection before entering The Pumpkin Patch.

The Pumpkin Patch is a non-smoking, non-vape event.

Dogs are NOT allowed at Pick of the Patch Pumpkins, Service Animals must be kept on a leash at all times.
Ponies and animals in the Petting Zoo may jump or bite. Enter at your own risk Remember they are animals and please be respectful.

Visitors 17 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult to Pick of the Patch Pumpkins.

One of the largest pumpkin selections in the Bay Area, Photo opportunity areas, Birthday Parties, School Field Trips, Group Play groups, Corporate Events, Inflatable Rides & Slides, Games, Pony Rides (at specific locations), Prepackaged snacks and beverages, carving kits and retail light up toys PLUS Fun, Fun, Fun, And MORE!

Any items found on the Pumpkin Patch will be taken to ticket kiosk. To inquire about lost items please e-mail pickofthepatchpumpkins@yahoo.com with a detailed description and we will do our best to locate them.

Located at the Ticket Kiosk near the Entrance.
Please report missing children to Pumpkin Patch employees at the Ticket Kiosk by the main entrance. We request that any found children be escorted to the Main Entrance Manager at the ticket kiosk.

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins is a FAMILY EVENT with many CHILDREN attending. Please keep your behavior at the Pumpkin Patch exemplary of what you would want your children to see.

The following items are not permitted on site.

  • Guns, knives, stun-guns, tasers, mace, pepper spray, tear gas or any other firearms or weapons, regardless of whether the guest holds a concealed weapons permit.
  • Narcotics or other illegal substances
  • Cans or glass bottles
  • Clothing or exposed tattoos that are indecent
  • Outside alcohol
  • Photography Tripods
  • Drones or remote controlled surveillance devices

ANY DANGEROUS, UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED ITEMS THAT ARE SURRENDERED AT THE GATE WILL NOT BE RETURNED. PLEASE LEAVE THESE ITEMS AT HOME.

These events are being filmed and photographed. Your entry beyond this point constitutes your consent to be filmed and/or photographed and your likeness to be reproduced in productions relating to The Live Oak Canyon Christmas Tree Farm & Pumpkin Patch in perpetuity.

We accept cash and all major credit cards including American Express, Discover, Visa and Mastercard.

Unfortunately, not all of our customers are pet-friendly, so we ask that you leave your pets at home. Service Animals are allowed at the Pumpkin Patch and must be kept on a leash at all times.

No. There is no admission fee for adults to enter the Pumpkin Patch but adults are not permitted on inflatable amusements.

No. Only children ages 2-12 that wish to play on the inflatable amusements need to pay an admission fee. Admission fee is based by time to play on all inflatable rides (open play for a period of time). There is no fee for children under 2 as they are not permitted to play on the inflatables. Children over 12 years of age are not permitted to play on the inflatable rides but there are games at most of the locations that children over 12 years old that adults can play and enjoy.
Our admission fees vary by the Pumpkin Patch location due to the size and location of the lot. On average, prices range from $12 to $13 for 30 minutes and $16 to $17 for 60 minutes of play.

Some of our larger lot locations offer other activities such as gator racing, Paintball shooting ranges, bumper boat rides, walk on water rides, stuffed Animal rides, Pony rides, mechanical carnival rides and Super Slides.
Please visit our lot location and hours page and click on the lot you are interested in to see what it offers. These activities are priced separately from the inflatable amusements admission fee.
Please also note that most of our Pumpkins Patches are not located on farms but in urban locations (vacant parking lots) throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Although we do not offer the traditional hayrides or corn mazes on all of our Pumpkin Patches, our inflatable amusements and large pumpkin selections have been attracting huge crowds throughout the Bay Area for over 15 years.

No. There is no admission fee to stroll around the Pumpkin Patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin. You will only be required to purchase a wristband for your children who wish to play or tickets for other activities.

No. Adults are not permitted on the inflatables at any time. The reason for this is that adults are so much larger than small children and if they fall on the child they can badly hurt the child. A small child weighs under sixty pounds and an adult can easily weigh triple that so the difference in the weight of two colliding bodies can badly hurt the young child. It is for the safety of your child that we do not allow adults on the inflatable games.
If your child should get scared or need assistance on any inflatable, one of our Pumpkin Patch hosts will assist them off. Remember the weight difference in an adult versus a child is substantially different and poses a high risk for the child playing.

No. All children must be accompanied by an adult (18 years of age or older) at all times while at the pumpkin patch.

We understand that this does happen and are more than willing to offer a refund for the wristband as long as the matter is brought to the pumpkin patch manager within the first 5-10 minutes of play.

Yes, all Pumpkin Patches accept credit cards including American Express, Discover, Visa and Mastercard.

Unless there is a severe storm, our pumpkin patches and inflatables will remain open during the event of light to moderate rain. Please be aware that your child will most likely go home wet and plan accordingly.

Hours vary by location.  Please visit our Pumpkin Patch Location and Hours page to check your pumpkin patch’s hours of operation.   Most Pumpkin Patches are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturdays but others have limited hours.

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