Carve out some fun and have a gourd time!

If you find yourself sitting on your couch wearing leggings and flannels, drinking your pumpkin spice latte lamenting the end of summer, here’s a list of local pumpkin patches and fall activities in North County: 

Brookshire Farms

Address: 4747 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo

Phone: 805-549-8733

Website: brookshirefarms.com

Hours: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends through October.

Offerings: $11 per person on weekdays, $15 on weekends. Admission includes a professionally designed corn maze, hay rides, games, a playground and more. Corn cannons for additional cost. During the last two weekends in October, bring your flashlights for the night maze from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Large selection of carving kits for sale as well as fresh produce and pumpkin patches with 70 varieties of pumpkins and gourds.

Cheseborough Farm

Address: 790 Moss Lane, Templeton

Phone: 805-434–0843

Website: chesebroughfarm.com

Hours: 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. daily through October.

Offerings: An old fashioned farm experience with carriage rides and pumpkin cannons on weekends. Many varieties and colors of winter squash and pumpkins as well as plenty of other fresh produce and endless photo opportunities. On Saturday, October 19, Cheseborough Farm will host its third annual Tractor Pull.

Jack Creek Farms

Address: 5000 Highway 46 West, Templeton

Phone: 805-239-1915

Website: jackcreekfarms.com

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through October.

Offerings: Families can enjoy the oldest pumpkin farm in the region and, for $1 per person, gain entry into a family fun area that includes tractor tire garden, butterfly garden maze, farm animals, a wooden train and more. The farm’s eighth annual Pumpkin Palooza will take place Saturday, October 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 which includes entry into the Pumpkin Painting Corral where you can select one pumpkin from the bunch and have access to art supplies to decorate your pumpkin. 

River “K” Pumpkin Patch

Address: 5670 North River Road, Paso Robles

Phone: 805-441-8250

Website: facebook.com/riverkpumpkins

Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through October. Corn maze open later for groups by appointment.

Offerings: One of the largest corn mazes in the county as well as a pumpkin patch with all shapes, sizes and colors to choose from. Corn maze is $5 per person, admission to pumpkin patch is free. 

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