Where to Find Pumpkins and Fall Activities in Marin – 2022

Becky Wiegand - MALT

By Becky Wiegand, Manager, Digital Communications

September 26, 2022

Marin’s agricultural community is in peak harvest season, with golden hillsides and swelling pumpkin patches as the fall months have arrived. 

With that in mind, we wanted to bring you the latest on where to get out on the land, enjoy the season’s harvest, partake in spooky fall delights, and pick up your home’s decorative-gourd-season decor. 

While our hope is that you will get out in nature to appreciate the fruits of the labors from months (and years) of land stewardship and tending, we’ve also included some plain old fun activities for the whole family happening in and around Marin. 

Keep in mind that hours, fees, COVID restrictions, and event details may change, so please confirm with each of the vendors and event hosts below before venturing out for a day of fun on the land.

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Pumpkin Patches in Marin

Nicasio Valley Pumpkin Patch
September 24-October 31
Nicasio

Grossi Family Farm Pumpkin Patch
October 1-31
Novato

Honor System Pumpkin Patch
October 1-31 
Larkspur

Pumpkin Patches Near Marin

Mickelson Pumpkin Patch
September 23-October 31
Petaluma

Petaluma Pumpkin Patch and Amazing Corn Maze
September 23-October 31
Petaluma 

Pronzini Farms Christmas Trees and Pumpkin Patch
September 24-October 31
Petaluma

Girl holding two apples under an apple tree.
U-pick apple season at Chileno Valley Ranch!

Farm Activities and Harvest Events (by date)

U-Pick Apples at Chileno Valley Farms (NOTE: on 10/4 they announced their orchard is fully harvested but will announce opportunities for beef and lamb from their ranch soon!)
Sundays, reservations required (they typically open new reservations on Mondays)
Petaluma 

Trek Winery’s Annual Harvest Festival and Grape Stomp
October 1
Novato

Farm Tour and Cheese Tasting at Bivalve Dairy
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Point Reyes 

Farm Tour with Goats and Sheep at Toluma Farms
October 2
Tomales 

The Rocky Horror Show by Novato Theater Company
October 6-31
Novato

Family Farm Day at Slide Ranch
October 8 and 29
Muir Beach

Free Fall Family Concert
October 9
Point Reyes Station

Marinwood Halloween Harvest Festival
October 14
San Rafael

Fall Raptors Hike
October 18
Marin Headlands

Vivien Straus, preparing for her one-woman show “After I’m Dead, You’ll Have to Feed Everyone!” at Straus Home Ranch this fall.

“After I’m Dead, You’ll Have to Feed Everyone!”
Picnic and show at Straus Home Ranch
October 21-November 13
Marshall

Goblin Jamboree at Bay Area Discovery Museum
October 22-23 and October 26-30
Sausalito

Art in the Park: Jack-o-Lantern Painting
October 23
San Rafael

Halloween Carnival 
October 23
Tiburon

Halloween Makers/Craft Fair
October 23
Novato

Halloween at the Center
October 28
Mill Valley 

Hot Chocolate with a Ranger
October 29
Novato

Trick or Treat 4th Street
October 29
San Rafael

Jeepers Jack-o-Lanterns
October 29
Tiburon

Halloween Sausalito 
October 31
Sausalito

Movie Night at Toby’s: Halloween Double Feature
October 31
Point Reyes Station


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