Celebrate fall in Monterey County this October and enjoy fun-filled family-friendly pumpkin patches and fall festivals around the destination. From haunted houses, pumpkin towers, corn mazes, and costume contests there is something for everyone to enjoy this time of year.  

Pumpkin Patches

Borchard Farms   

Borchard Farms 
Home of the giant pumpkins and annual California state giant pumpkin weigh-off festival which takes place on October 16th, this farm is a must-see! With 50 varieties of pumpkins, squash, and gourds, you will be sure to find the perfect pumpkin. Don’t forget to check out the corn maze and towers of pumpkins too!  

Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch/ Miner Madness Haunted Mine Tour  
Ever wondered what it is like to work in the mines with nothing but a pickaxe and a headlamp? Explore the rocky scares and tunnels of the Haunted Mine Tour presented by the Artichoke Festival and Escape Room 831! After the tour, visit the family-friendly maze and pumpkin patch for a one-stop shop for pumpkins, gourds, and harvest decorations.  

Earthbound Farm's Farm Stand 
Pick your perfect pumpkin at the area’s only certified organic specialty pumpkin patch! Pumpkins are grown right at the farm and are ready to bring the fall vibes to your home. While you’re there, don’t forget to explore the farm and walk around the different gardens on the property.  

The Farm 
Choose from a variety of pumpkins, visit the hay maze, and slide at the Farm! In addition, every Saturday of this season, there will be a cow train and hayrides perfect for your family outing. On your way out, visit the Farm store and Farm Bakery to pick up some sweet treats such as pies, cookies, and more! 

Triple F Farms Inc 
Take your family for a fun-filled day at this pumpkin patch! From mini pumpkins to big pumpkins, the possibilities are endless! Check out the corn maze and other family-friendly games too.

Fall Festivals 

Fall Round Up  
The 1st annual Fall Round-Up by the California Rodeo Salinas will be held at the Salinas Sports Complex on October 13th to October 16th. Bring your family to enjoy carnival rides, the pumpkin patch, food, games, and more fall festivities!  

Howl’oween Carnival 
Support the South County Animal Rescue at Rustique Wines on October 16th! There will be games, food, and wine tasting! Be sure to dress your pup in their best costume so they can enter to win the dog costume contest! 

Halloween on the Wharf: Trick or Treat by the Bay 
Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf will hold its 4th annual Halloween on the Wharf on October 31st. This is a fun, family-friendly event. Look forward to trick or treating at participating merchants, a witch at Candy World for photo ops, and a Halloween DJ playing some spooky tunes. Make sure to dress to impress and enter the costume contest to win a cash prize!