The Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch and FIVE Acre Corn Maize open on October 1!
Open every weekend in October from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.
Aerial Photo of the Five Acre Corn Maize by Judy Phelps.
One of Southern California’s Most Historic Pumpkin Patches to Launch  
Pumpkins Fly Through Air Using French Trebuchet
Directionally Challenged Run Amok in 5 Acre Corn MaIze
The waning days of summer are here, but visions of pumpkins dancing in little heads are taking shape as one of the largest pumpkin patches in Southern California comes to life. Over twenty thousand people from Southern California (and beyond) that typically arrive for Santa Paula Rotary’s Pumpkin Patch are in for a treat this year. The Limoneira Ranch, with wide open green vistas framed by mountains, will be the site of fall fun in October with Santa Paula Rotary’s bigger and better than ever Pumpkin Patch and brand new 5 acre Corn MaiZe.
The Pumpkin Patch, previously held at Santa Paula-based Faulkner Farm has been relocated to Limoneira’s Olivelands Ranch where the global agribusiness began back in 1893 and is still in operation producing citrus and avocados for the world’s hungry consumers.  “History abounds, with barns, outbuildings and lots of vintage farm equipment and orchards for everyone to see and enjoy," says Ginger Gherardi, Rotary board member.
Families can easily spend a full day at the patch enjoying music, delicious fall food favorites, and old-fashioned hay wagon rides through acres of pumpkins, squash and gourds. Visitors to the patch will experience flying pumpkins from a recreated French Trebuchet (aka Pumpkin chucker), and kids (and the young at heart) can catapult pumpkins thousands of feet towards the “Castle” and win prizes. There’s also a towering hay pyramid, animals to see and hold and food, crafts, live entertainment and a harvest of fun.
New to this year’s Pumpkin Patch will be a gigantic corn MaiZe. Visitors fortunate enough to stumble onto the correct pathways may exit the MaiZe in less than 30 minutes; the more directionally-challenged may wander the puzzles for a couple of hours providing a source of recreation that is fun for all ages, clean, educational and unique. The MaiZe being created at the Pumpkin Patch has been featured on CNN, National Geographic, CBS, NBC, Discovery, People Magazine and more.
Treasure your autumn each weekend this October at The Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch. Saturdays and Sundays in October: 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30 between 10am and 5 pm. School Trips, by reservation, take place on Fridays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28th. Admission is $5.00 for the pumpkin patch only and the Corn MaiZe is $10.00 (which includes admission to the Pumpkin Patch).  The Pumpkin Patch is located at 12471 Foothill Road  in Santa Paula, California just across from the Olivelands School. For more information or questions please email, call 888-522-1884 or visit