Thursday, October 21, 2010

Roundup of U-Pick-'em Pumpkin Patches


Families can't miss this pumpkin patch off the 10 freeway, just look for the giant inflatable pumpkin. The farm has pumpkins in the patch for picking, or hundreds of shapes and sizes already picked and grouped according to size.

 Also look for arts and crafts, a corn maze, bounce houses, a petting zoo and more.

10133 Ward Way, Mentone
9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily

Greenspot has hayrides, train rides, a petting zoo, a hay maze, a jump house and plenty of pumpkins. The farm will also have haunted hayrides for the big kids through the 31st. Check the website for dates and pricing information.

39925 Calle Contento, Temecula
9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily

In addition to the many varieties of squash, gourds, pumpkins and corn stalks, Peltzer Farms has pony rides, a petting zoo, pig races, a corn maze and more.

Riley's Farm & Orchard

12261 S. Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Riley's has pumpkins, raspberries, flowers, pears, strawberries and apples ripe for the picking. The farm also has a variety of daily activities for families such as archery, candle dipping, pie baking and more. Check the website for hours and pricing details.

Reach Jennifer Dean at 951-368-9336, or

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