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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch


We have been visiting the Tanaka Farms pumpkin patch for many years, and it is always a favorite for my children. This year I made a special trip to Tanaka Farms for some one-on-one time with my youngest son Tyler.


Tanaka Farms offers u-pick pumpkins (priced on weight), a corn maze, wagon rides, petting zoo and some of the most scenic pumpkin patch photo opportunities in Orange County.


When we first arrived at Tanaka Farms, we spent over an hour exploring the farm. We searched until we found the "perfect" pumpkin to carve this year.



Then we were off to enjoy a fun wagon ride. The wagon rides are $5 per person, and if you ask the driver he will usually let your children sit on the drivers seat.




The wagon rides will take you and your children to a place where some of the freshest local produce can be purchased, and an interactive petting zoo. The petting zoo tickets can be purchased for $3 per person. Animal food is an additional fee.




We recommend planning at least 2 1/2 to 3 hours to enjoy the entire pumpkin patch experience at Tanaka Farms. There is also u-pick vegetables available at Tanaka Farms. 



These are our tips before visiting the pumpkin patch:

  • Bring plenty of bottled water. It can get hot!
  • Bring extra sunscreen.
  • Wear sunglasses and hats. There is limited shade on the farm.
  • Bring a camera. There are amazing photo opportunities at the farm.
  • Cash and credit cards are both accepted.
  • Come ready to have fun!

Before leaving Tanaka Farms, we spent some time running around the fun corn maze. Children can have endless hours of fun playing in corn mazes.


Have great Halloween fun at the farm! Tanaka Farms is located at 5380 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612. For more questions they can be reached at 949-653-2100.




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