Pumpkin Patches

Marina del Rey Garden Center

In addition to several varieties of pumpkins, Halloween decorations, and fun activities for kids like the hay maze, you'll find lots of plants to add some fall color to your garden. Check out the deep burgundy (and drought tolerant) leucadendron, or how about planting a blood orange tree?
// Marina del Rey Garden Center; 13198 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, 90292; Open 7 days a week; 8am-5pm; marinagardencenter.com

Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch

It’s not just a pumpkin patch: This fall playland also houses a petting zoo, bouncy castle, ball house, mechanical animals, and face painting and spin art stations to keep the kids entertained for hours.
// Oct. 7-31; Sun-Thu 9:30am-7:30pm; Fri-Sat 9:30am-8pm; shawnspumpkinpatch.com

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

You won’t know where to turn first—there’s a petting zoo, a jumpy pumpkin, pony rides, super slide, straw maze, face painting, and, yes, pumpkins.
// Oct. 2-31; Mon-Thu 10am-7pm; Fri-Sat 9am-9pm; Sun 9am-8pm; Culver City; Free entrance;mrbonespumpkinpatch.com

All You Can Carry Pumpkin Patch

Big pumpkins, little pumpkins, funny shaped pumpkins—how many can you carry down a $25 foot runway at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. Whatever you take to the end, you get to keep.
// Wednesday, October 28; 8:30am-1pm; $5 to participate; santamonica.com