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Cen Cali Life's Fresno-Area Halloween & Pumpkin Patch Guide

Oct 10, 2016 03:47PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Image courtesy of Simonian Farms.

It's that time of year again! The leaves are starting to change, pumpkin spice is making its way into everything (it seems!) and Halloween decorations are taking over.

To kick off the holiday season it's always fun to start with a pumpkin. We've put together a few local pumpkin patches to visit, sorted by county, followed by a few fun events for your consideration. 

Fresno County

Hillcrest Christmas & Pumpkin Farm

Location6943 S Reed Ave, Reedley, CA 93654

Contact(559) 638-2762

The Pumpkin Patch is open to the public all October Weekends from 10am-5pm! New this year is a fee of $5 per car load on the first, second, and last weekends, and $10 per car load on premier weekends--October 15-16, and October 22-23.

Simonian Farms

Location2629 S Clovis Ave, Fresno, CA 93725

Contact(559) 237-2294

Nestled in the San Joaquin Valley South-East of Fresno, California, lies this unique farm where you can go back to the days of balloon tire bicycles and pedal cars. There is absolutely no charge to view this vast array of antiques. Whether you are relaxing on the steps of the original Santa Fe Caboose or shopping amongst the valley's finest and largest collection of dried fruit and nuts, you will be REMINISCING of days gone by. 

During October, the farm features pumpkins galore, carnival games, hay rides, corn maze, kiddo haunted caboose and a huge selection of fall fruit and Halloween treats! More info 

Tulare County

Vossler Farms

Location26773 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, CA 93277

Contact: (888) 528-1724

Vossler Farms is celebrating their 17th year of "getting lost" in their ten acre corn maze!  See if you can find all 12 checkpoints located within the maze. Their pumpkin patch is open all October, with varying times, so be sure to check their website for their hours. They also offer Field of Screams and Haunted Trails on special dates, so check out their Facebook page for updates! 

Mariposa County

Jerseydale Ranch Pumpkin Patch

Location6584 Jerseydale Rd, Mariposa, CA 95338

(209) 966-7490

The Jerrysdale Ranch & Pumpkin Patch happily opened on the 1st of the month with a record number of attendees! Attractions include baby goats (and mama goats!) and piglets. Their harvest will continue throughout the month, with additional varieties arriving soon. They also have a hay maze that is complete, as well as rubber duck water pump racing! Look for more fun and games, too! Their food booth will be open until Oct. 31st.

Local Events

Phantom of the Opera - start Oct 11 2016 0730PM

Phantom of the Opera

Oct 12, 2016 7:30PM

Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, ... Read More » 


Bully BOO Walk 2016 - start Oct 16 2016 0800AM

Bully BOO! Walk 2016

Oct 16, 2016 8:00AM

**ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!** GET READY FOR A SPOOKY, FUN-FILLED DAY WITH YOUR DOGGY TO BENEFIT A GOOD CAUSE! Get your walking shoes ready and help raise awareness for bully-br... Read More » 


Modern Classic Film Hocus Pocus - start Oct 20 2016 0600PM

[Modern] Classic Film: Hocus Pocus

Oct 20, 2016 6:00PM

Thursday, October 20, 2016 Doors: 6:00 p.m. Organ Concert: 6:30 p.m. Film: 7:00 p.m. Make sure to come early to beat the rush and leave yourself time to visit concessions and find ... Read More » 


Main Street Hanford Witches Night Out

Oct 21, 2016 6:00PM

A "spooktacular" ladies shopping night. Grab your ghoul-friends, put on your fanciest witches hat and join us for this spellbinding event! Read More » 


Masquerade Ball Jubilee to Benefit Break the Barriers - start Oct 21 2016 0600PM

Masquerade Ball: Jubilee to Benefit Break the Barriers

Oct 21, 2016 6:00PM

Masquerade Ball honoring Al Perry and veterans, featuring performances & festivities begin on the verandas. Enjoy hors d'evres reception & silent auction offerings. Grand Ballroom... Read More » 


Ghost Hunting Tour Encore - start Oct 21 2016 0700PM

Ghost Hunting Tour Encore

Oct 21, 2016 7:00PM

"Is Warnors really haunted?" On this evening, you'll have the chance to decide for yourself! The experienced investigators of Paranormal Movement Investigations (PMI), and their associ... Read More » 


Whities Pets Pooch Parade Canine Carnival And Costume Contest - start Oct 29 2016 0100PM

Whitie's Pets Pooch Parade Canine Carnival And Costume Contest

Oct 29, 2016 1:00PM

24 Prize Packages Will Be Awarded! It’s a Halloween event just for dog-lovers! The Tower District is hosting the 10th annual Whitie’s Pets Pooch Parade, Canine Carnival & Costume C... Read More » 


Halloween Party Franks Place - start Oct 29 2016 0600PM

Halloween Party @Frank's Place!

Oct 29, 2016 6:00PM

A Hallowseve party that will have you dancing in your sexy and spooky outfit thanks to the dj's of Smokescreen here’s a taste of their sound cloud: ... Read More » 


FREE Family Movie Night - start Oct 29 2016 0630PM

FREE Family Movie Night

Oct 29, 2016 6:30PM

Save the date and plan on bringing your little ones out to Farmer Drakes Pumpkin Patch on October 29th, 2016 at 6:30pm! Best Buy has sponsored and will be co-hosting a FREE Family Movie ... Read More » 


Party for the Parkway 46

Party for the Parkway 46. "Not So Wicked" Witches' Tea Party

Oct 30, 2016 1:00PM

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 1:00 pm COKE HALLOWELL CENTER FOR RIVER STUDIES Come for an afternoon of sweets, savories and one or more special “brews,” along with some treats and a few surp... Read More » 


Do you have a Trunk or Treat or Halloween event to share? Post it in our calendar and then share the link in the comments below. It's free!