Find local corn mazes and hay rides here!

Looking for a local corn maze or hayride in San Diego and Imperial Counties in California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in San Diego and Imperial Counties 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. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be sure to click on the links to confirm this year's dates and activities; many have cut back on activities. Corn mazes tend to be open, pumpkins are usually for sale.  Mostly, it is things like festivals, inflatables and groups activities that are restricted in 2020. If they don't have a website or Facebook page, call email them directly or call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY BEFORE YOU GO.

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Updates for October 2020

October: Many corn mazes are open now, just scroll down the page. 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

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Imperial County

  • Imperial Valley College Agriculture Department - corn maze, haunted corn maze, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn cannon, tractor-pulled hay rides, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms
    380 East Aten Road, Imperial, CA 92251. Phone: 760 554 3555. Email: patrick.pauley@imperial.edu. Open:  10/26 from 6pm to at least midnight; 10/27 from 9am to at least midnight; 10/28 from 11am to 10pm. Directions: just north of the track on Ag field on the south side of the IVC campus. You can't miss us, we will be the corn maze, tons of shades, and music!. Click here for a map and directions. Saturday October 29th will be the big deal; EVERYTHING!. Payment: Cash, only.  Click here for our Facebook page. We have a Trebuchet to launch pumpkins (last year's device is on YouTube - IVC Ag Club). We also have a dunk tank and Zombies that are hiding from the paint ball gunners! We are adding paintball matches (with waiver)This is the fifth annual event come out and have a great time where the winter vegetables grow!. (ADDED: October 20, 2011)(UPDATED: October 21, 2011)  (UPDATED: September 27, 2012)

San Diego County

  • Harbour Farm & Vineyard - pumpkin patch, pumpkins, grapes, apples, hayrides, corn maze
    3326 Highway 67, Ramona, California, CA 92065. Phone: (619) 261-9617. Email: dave@harbourfarm.com. Open: See their website.  Directions: See their website. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. PUMPKIN PATCH & FARM FESTIVAL
    You-pick pumpkin patch, bounce house, hay wagon rides, live music, falconry, BBQ, snow cones, wine tasting and sangria slushies! Make it a fun family outing this weekend and join us! Within an hour drive from downtown San Diego, our Wild West Farm Festival and Pumpkin Patch is a fun family activity! (ADDED: May 19, 2017, JBS)
  • Heritage Farms Pumpkin Patch - corn maze, U-pick pumpkins , U-Pick strawberries, farm market, petting corral, tortoise races, picnic area
    21345 San Pasqual Road, Escondido, CA. Phone: (760) 746-8822. Open: through October 31, 2009 from 12 noon to 6 pm. Offers customers fresh organic produce, corn maze (in the Fall), petting corral, tortoise races, picnic area. Admission in 2009 is $5 per person and includes a pumpkin.
  • Julian Mining Company - tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted rides, pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, gift shop, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    4444 highway 78, Julian, CA 92036. Phone: 951-313-0166. Email: julianminingco@aol.com. Open: Last weekend of September through November. Directions: see our website. Harvest tour includes cider pressing, hayride, and a visit to the animal corral This begins the last weekend of September through November. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Spooky night-time hayride (not really spooky, just fun and totally kid-friendly!) please call in advance for reservations/payment. Available Saturday nights in October. We also have year around gem mining and gold panning as well as field trips featuring Pioneer Life, The Civil War, The Revolutionary War, The Gold Rush and Native Americans. (UPDATED: May 10, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: August 06, 2013) (UPDATED: August 09, 2010)
  • Mountain Valley Ranch Pumpkin Patch -Mountain Valley Ranch Pumpkin Patch - corn maze, pumpkin patch, corn cannon.
    842 Hwy 78, Ramona, CA. Phone: 760-788-8703. Email: mountainunicorn337@yahoo.com. Open: 7 Days a week, 9am to 6pm. Open to the Public – Free Admission. Call for field trip information. Payment: Cash or Credit Accepted (Minimum $10 on Credit Card Purchases).  Petting zoo with birds, calves, pigs and ponies. Large corn maze and take a hayride tour of the ranch. Assortment of pumpkins, gourds, and Indian corn; Corn Maze open all day, 7 days a week. Corn Cannon open all day, 7 days a week! Petting Zoo open all day 7 days a week! HAY RIDES – All Day on the Weekends, Tuesday through Friday 3pm-6pm. Pony Rides – All Day on the Weekends, Tuesday through Friday 3pm-6pm.  (UPDATED: May 10, 2017, JBS)  (UPDATED: October 14, 2011, from their website)
  • Oma’s Pumpkin Patch at Van Ommering Dairy - hayride, hay maze, petting zoo, cottonseed mountain, Pumpkin patch,
    14950 El Monte Road, Lakeside. Phone: 619-390-2929. Directions: Highway 8 east, exit Lake Jennings Park Road. Turn right at end of offramp and go 1.8 miles to a stop sign. Turn right and go 2.3 miles down El Monte Rd. Make a left off El Monte Rd onto Circle V Dairy Rd and follow dirt road to pumpkin patch. Open October 5-30. Tues.-Saturday, from 10 am to7 pm; closed Sun. & Monday More information: Admissions & Fees, Hay Rides, Photo Gallery, Directions. 2011 prices: Admission  $7 including 1 adult, each additional adult is $3 and includes a dairy tour hayride, hay maze, petting zoo, cottonseed mountain, a jack pumpkin and water bottle.  The included pumpkins are about 3 lbs each - 1 per paying child, there is no field to pick your own pumpkin. (UPDATED: October 29, 2011)
  • Pacific Southwest Railway Museum - Pumpkin train ride, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food)
    750 Depot Street Highway 94 & Forrest Gate Road, Campo, CA 91906. Phone: 619-478-9937. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take Highway 8 to exit number 51, Buckman Springs Road. Take Buckman Springs road all the way to the Circle K. Turn right onto Highway 94/Campo Road at the Circle K. Once you cross the railroad tracks take a left onto Forrest Gate road, we are the dirt road on the left. You may also take Highway 94 to Forrest Gate Road but Highway 94 is a 2 lane road with many curves. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Join in the fun as we board the Pumpkin Express train ride at the historic Campo Depot and travel to the Great Pumpkin Patch. Children and their parents will enjoy the one hour train ride, then may tour the Haunted Train. Each child gets to pick out his or her own pumpkin and decorate it inside our Display Building. Advance reservations for this popular event are required. The Great Pumpkin is running three trains per day for these special excursions. (ADDED: August 21, 2014)
  • Pick of the Patch Pumpkins - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties, school tours
    2205 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054. Phone: (408) 393-6303. Email: pickofthepatchpumpkins@yahoo.com. Open: Hours vary by location, please Click here for current hours; Saturday 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday 10 am to 9 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. We offer a wide variety of inflatable amusements including, bounce houses, GIANT slides and obstacle courses for children ages 2-12 as well as different types of pumpkins, pumpkin accessories, retail stores, snacks, beverages and much much more. Come play, pick your perfect pumpkin or book a discounted interactive Pumpkin Patch Birthday Party or Tour for Schools, Non-Profits, Churches and Mommy and Me Groups.  They have many locations; click here for the full list of locations. (UPDATED: October 4, 2015)
  • Pinery Pumpkin Patch Tours - corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties
    5437 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902. Phone: 858-566-7466. Alternate Phone: 619-475-8733. Fax: 858-536-9876. Email: nosborn1@san.rr.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin Patch is open from October 1 pm to October 31; Group tours scheduled Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm includes pumpkin (up to $4 value) orientation and coloring book on How we Grow Pumpkins, tractor pulled hay wagon ride, 8 ft; tall corn maze, snack area and farm animals; Birthday parties also available. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. (UPDATED: September 26, 2009)
  • Pinery Pumpkin Patch - Rancho Bernardo - corn maze, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties
    13421 Highland Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92128. Phone: 858-566-7466. Alternate Phone: 858-487-5128. Fax: 858-536-9876. Email: nosborn1@san.rr.com. Open: See our websitd for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Group tours scheduled Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm; Tour includes pumpkin (up to $4 value),orientation and coloring book on "How We Grow Pumpkins", tractor- pulled hay ride, 8' tall Corn maze, snack area and farm animals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. (ADDED: September 26, 2009)
  • Summer's Past Farm - corn maze, pumpkin patch, herbal soapmaking, herbs,
    15602 Old Hwy 80, Flinn Springs, CA, 92021. Phone: (619) 390-1523.
    A visitor writes: "There is a lot to do for children like making a fairy garden, corn mazes, sweet pea mazes. There is also herb paper making, herb soap making, herbal oil, vinegar, and more in there class schedule, Very child friendly, coffee bar with pastries, fun, touristy, and wonderful animals everywhere. A shop for those who want to buy the harvested goodies.."

 

 

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