You know you’re in the SF Bay when you put on shorts to head to the pumpkin patch. That doesn’t mean we don’t do epic harvest fun: corn mazes? Yep! Organic sustainable farming with cow milking and potato digging? Add in some bouncy silly fun and endless photo ops and you’ll see why we couldn’t choose just one. Click through the slideshow to see our 15 favorite patches from city to country and in-between.

Clancy’s Pumpkin Patch

Ask any SF native their favorite pumpkin patch and you’ll hear Clancy’s Pumpkin Patch in the Inner Sunset, time and time again. It’s been around since 1979 (and transforms into a killer cut Christmas tree lot in December). You’ll find all the varieties of pumpkins, from cinderella to gourds. They even offer tractor-pulled hay rides around the patch! And pets are allowed, as long as they remain in your arms while you’re in the lot, which means you can bring your petite canines along for a family photo shoot.

Bonus: Free parking (yes, free parking). Small fee for hay rides.

Location: 1620 7th Ave., San Francisco, Ca. 415-753-2689.
Hours: Open daily 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Oct. 1-31.

photo credit: Dina V via Yelp

  • Clayton Pumpkin Farm
  • Lemos Farm
  • Arata Family Farm
  • Uesugi Farms


What’s your favorite pumpkin patch? Tell us in the comments section below!

—Amber Guetebier with Ana Picazo