baby pumpIt’s that time folks! Time to take the kids or a loved one and get into the October / Fall / Halloween spirit. But where’s the best pumpkin patch? Well, here at Brits in the Wood we’ve handpicked our favs. Happy Pumpkin Picking!

  1. Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Looking to buy a pumpkin while spotting a celebrity or two? Mr. Bones is the right place. This star-studded spot is a veritable carnival with face painting, inflatable jumpers and slides, and a handmad

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e, adult-sized rocking horse. The family-owned patch
has become so popular in recent years it recently had to move to a larger location. A new Boo-tique by Mr. Bones pop-up will also operate this year at Platform in Culver City.

Location: 10100 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City

Dates: October 6 to 30, 2017

Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8.p.m; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  1. Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch

Shawn’s offers activities such as face painting, a straw maze, and train rides around the patch in two different locations. There are also animals (both real and mechanical) on site.

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Party packages are also available for lucky October birthday kids.

Locations: 6815 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles and 2442 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles

Dates: October 6 to 31, 2017

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily

  1. Pasadena Pumpkin Patch

pump 3.jpgThis patch has been a Pasadena staple for more than 20 years. Like others, this patch has a petting zoo and pony rides, but inflatable slides and jumpers, too.

Location: 900 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena

Dates: October 1 to 31, 2017

Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

  1. Forneris Farm

pump 4The annual Fall Harvest Festival gets into full swing at this Mission Hills site. Top selling points: a climbable hay pyramid, a country farm-themed corn maze, and a guided tractor tour of the farm.

Location: 15200 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills

Dates: September 30 to October 31, 2017

Hours: Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  1. Tapia Bros. Farm

pump 5Located in Encino, this family-owned farm offers a wide selection of pumpkins, a corn maze, a tractor-pulled train, and a hayride. On the weekends, kids can also enjoy all the classic pleasures of bounce houses, animal rides, and more.

Location: 5251 Hayvenhurst Ave., Encino

Dates: Open year-round

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  1. Underwood Family Farm

pump 6This working farm is a bit of a drive from the city of L.A., but it offers many unique draws, like live entertainment, music, food vendors, and a rotating list of special programming and events on the weekends. It has typical patch staples, like a corn maze and large selection of pumpkins, too. Admission is ticketed, with prices ranging $12 to $20, available for advance purchase online.

Location: 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark

Dates: Farm is open year-round; Fall Harvest Festival runs September 30 to October 31, 2017

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

  1. Tanaka Farms

pump 7The family-owned Tanaka Farms goes back generations, to when Teruo Tanaka immigrated to California from Hiroshima-ken, Japan. Now the 30-acre working farm includes year-round produce, a produce stand, and a CSA program. In October, it’s a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, and, in a special collab, they’ve done it up in a Hello Kitty theme this year, including Sanrio characters wandering the farm. (Hello Kitty lovers take note: After getting your Sanrio-endorsed Halloween pumpkin, you’ll be able to come back to Tanaka for a Sanrio Christmas tree this winter.)

Location: 5380 3/4 University Drive, Irvine

Dates: Pumpkin patch is open September 30 to October 31, 2017

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily