We visited the Live Oak Canyon pumpkin patch in Redlands, CA, looking to pick from what they call the largest u-pick pumpkin patch in Southern California.
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Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch Visiting Information (Sept 23-Oct 31st)
- 32335 Live Oak Canyon Rd, Redlands, CA 92373
- Mon-Thurs 4-9pm Fri 4-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-9pm, Halloween 4pm-8pm (Dates and hours of operations may change. We recommend calling them beforehand to confirm their business hours.)
- Entry price:
- Adult (age 12 and up) $12-25, Child (age 3-11) $5-15, Children 2 and under free. Admission prices vary and can be viewed on their calendar. https://liveoakcanyon.com/calendar-2/
- Get special offers and discounts when you sign up to their email list.
- Time spent:
- 3 ½ hours
- Check the weather before you go. The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended. Best to wear closed toe shoes.
- What we packed:
- @pipettebaby sunscreen, @okeeffescompany lip sunscreen, @suds2go cap, @publicgoods insect repellent, snack plate and water. Pack socks for inflatable rides.
- Lot of food vendors onsite. We did bring in a snack plate but at the time we didn’t know outside food wasn’t allowed.
- Stroller/Wagon friendly:
- Yes, best to have an all-terrain stroller/wagon.
- Porta potties. We also brought our @suds2go portable hand wash.
- What we observed:
- We recommend arriving at opening to avoid crowds. The pumpkin patch is more like a fall carnival festival. The pumpkin tent area has a variety of pumpkins for purchase. Farm is spacious. Lots of great photo opportunities. ATM machine onsite. Best to bring cash to avoid long lines. Take the free tractor ride to the u-pick pumpkins. Most of the ticket booth machines only dispense $20 prepaid card increments. Rides and attractions require about 4-8 tickets. Each ticket cost $1. Children 2 and under are free on the rides/attractions with a paying adult. A family of 4 could easily spend over $100 with admissions, tickets, and food. Best to budget each family member for the rides/attractions. They do offer ticket deals. Spend $40 for 45 tickets and $100 for 120 tickets. Food options are like the Los Angeles or Orange County fair and could be pricey. Bring lots of water. Lots of picnic tables but only some are shaded. We recommend bringing a hat or umbrella to avoid the sun in the afternoon.
- Birthday party rentals:
- Gift certificates:
- Future events:
- Christmas (11/26-12/24)
- Other places to visit in the area:
- @snowlineorchard and @rileysatlosrios for apple picking
What We Said In Our Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch Video
Live Oak Canyon Farm is huge. We arrived at 9 am, and it’s easy to see that Live Oak Farms is Gorgeous. Trang really loved the farm’s ascetics, and it’s full of great photo opportunities. Other than that, everything else in there costs tickets. Having to use tickets to do anything makes the Live Oak Canyon farm visit feel more like the LA fair. They even have the exact same foods, rides, and signage. That being said, some of our favorite ticketed things to do included the train, which had a surprisingly long track, and a pumpkin blaster that launched pumpkins into targets downrange. Those cannons were no joke. As for the girls, Emree loved the petting zoo, and Kairi had a blast riding her first carnival rides.
The cost adds up quickly, though. Everything costs anywhere between 4-8 tickets. So a family of four should plan to spend at least $100 if they do the minimum. We managed to get out of there, only spending $80 in total, but we didn’t buy any food and opted not to go on rides as a family to save money. It actually worked out well since our girls like different things.
While all the additional content was nice, we were really only there for the pumpkin patch. So missing out on that was frustrating. Seriously, We got to the pumpkin selling area and asked where there u pick pumpkin patch was, and the first few people told us there wasn’t one. A third told us the tractor will take us out there, but he didn’t think we could pick the pumpkins. We asked the folks at the ticket booth, and they told us the U-pick patch wasn’t happening.
It was confusing, for sure. After getting home, we actually called Live Oak Canyon to double-check for this video, and they apologized for the confusion, saying the u-pick pumpkin patch is currently open and they were disappointed to hear that many of the working staff didn’t know it was. We just had to ride the tractor out to the patch.
So the pumpkin patch is open. If anyone watching this checks it out, let us know how it went in the comments below.
While things didn’t play out as we expected on our Liv Oak Canyon Farms trip, we still had a good time. The farm has the potential to be one of the best pumpkin patches in SoCal because of all its additional offerings. But its pumpkin doesn’t seem it’s the farm’s main focus. If you think of it more as a fall fair, you’ll have a great time. Just be prepared to spend a bit more than you might be used to for a pumpkin patch around SoCal.
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