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Who’s ready for Halloween? I know it’s still summer but I get so giddy just thinking about pumpkins and Halloween fun! One of our favorite things to do each fall is visit Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch  and this year, they’ll be opening their 13th Annual Pumpkin Patch on September 15th! Yay!The Pumpkin Patch will be open daily, starting September 15th and running through October 31st. If you haven’t visited before, you’ll want to make a trip out. It’s fun for both children and adults! Irvine Park Railroad is located inside of Irvine Regional Park in the foothills of Orange, California. The Pumpkin Patch is located in Locomotive Loop and Miners Meadow just behind the train station.

Thousands of pumpkins, in all shapes and sizes, fill the areas behind the train station. All visitors are sure to find the perfect pumpkin. In addition to the pumpkin patch, there are a bunch of activities there too. (Prices for pumpkin patch activities vary.)This year’s Pumpkin Patch activities include:

  • Train rides
  • Hay rides
  • Panning for gold
  • A child-friendly haunted house
  • A hay maze
  • A moon bounce
  • Pumpkin ring toss
  • Carnival games
  • Cookie decorating
  • John Deere tractor racers
  • Face painting
  • Picture stands

There’s also great food at the Pumpkin Patch and a lot more!Irvine Park Railroad will also host its 3rd annual “Great Pumpkin WeighOff” on Saturday, September 22nd, starting at 10:00 am. Visitors can come see if pumpkin growers have what it takes to grow the biggest pumpkin. Cash prizes will be awarded and KTLA Channel 5 weatherman Henry DiCarlo will host this event. Admission into the Pumpkin Patch is free. Please visit for additional information and ticket costs.The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch is open daily from September 15th through October 31st and the hours are as follows: 

  • Weekdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Weekends 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

*Starting October 1st, Irvine Park Railroad will open at 8:00 am on weekends.The parking fee for Irvine Regional Park is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends. Important parking information: As Halloween nears, we encourage visitors to plan to arrive early to help avoid crowds, particularly on the weekend. Visit this page on our web site for special event parking information.While you’re in the park, visit Irvine Regional Park’s other activities including Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine Park. These fun and unique bike rentals that can be enjoyed by single riders or an entire family. Also enjoy paddle boat rentals, the Orange County Zoo and pony rides. Bike and paddle boat rentals are open daily at 10:00 am. Visit For full details including hours of operation and costs of these activities, please go here. 

I’m also hosting a giveaway for one(1) of my readers to win a prize pack of tickets which includes 8 activity for the pumpkin patch, 1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Double Surrey Bike Rental and 1 Paddle boat rental. The value of the prize is $100.00. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter below. Please note: this giveaway is not open to bloggers. Good luck everyone!

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Irvine Park Railroad’s annual events include the Anniversary Celebration, Easter Eggstravaganza, 4th Grade California History Education Program, Pumpkin Patch, and Christmas TrainFor pricing, park directions, and complete details, please visit their site here: Irvine Park Railroad.

22 Comments on {Giveaway} Irvine Park Railroad’s 13th Annual Pumpkin Patch Opens 9/15

  1. Kelly Fitzgerald
    August 19, 2018 at 3:26 am (1 month ago)

    I love the train ride!

  2. Deb moretti
    August 19, 2018 at 3:27 pm (1 month ago)

    I love decorating and helping my boys find a costume

  3. Alma A
    August 19, 2018 at 4:47 pm (1 month ago)

    Favorite time of Halloween is everything pumpkin and doing fun activities with family and friends! 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃

  4. Surbhi K.
    August 19, 2018 at 7:40 pm (1 month ago)

    Love dressing up the kiddos and taking lots of pictures! That’s my favorite thing 🙂

  5. Sarah vazquez
    August 19, 2018 at 8:03 pm (1 month ago)

    I love decorating our house for Halloween, so much fun with my little boy helping.,

  6. Katie Miller
    August 19, 2018 at 8:39 pm (1 month ago)

    I love all the spooky decorations and of course candy!

  7. Nicole Friend
    August 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm (4 weeks ago)

    My favorite thing about Halloween is seeing the joy on my daughter’s face when she gets to dress up as her favorite character and go trick or treating!

  8. Kenna Herbold
    August 19, 2018 at 11:55 pm (4 weeks ago)

    We LOVE watching the Charlie Brown special and visiting as many pumpkin patches as possible. My kids are 5, 3, and 1!

  9. Kenna Herbold
    August 19, 2018 at 11:56 pm (4 weeks ago)

    My kids and I love watching the Charlie Brown Halloween special and visiting as many pumpkin patches as possible!!!

  10. Kerri Eaton
    August 20, 2018 at 2:59 am (4 weeks ago)

    My favorite part about Halloween is trick or treating with the kids!

  11. Lisa S.
    August 20, 2018 at 10:42 am (4 weeks ago)

    Love seeing all the kids in their costumes and taking my little ones trick or treating!

  12. Constans Beekman
    August 20, 2018 at 4:58 pm (4 weeks ago)

    I am SO excited for fall! Especially this festival. We had so much fun last year!

  13. J.Ganahl
    August 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm (4 weeks ago)

    I look forward to carving jack-o-lanterns starting on November 1. I cannot get enough!!

  14. Elena
    August 21, 2018 at 2:27 am (4 weeks ago)

    I love the train ride.

  15. Kristin
    August 21, 2018 at 10:28 pm (4 weeks ago)

    This looks like so much fun. My kids would love this!

  16. Lisa T
    August 24, 2018 at 3:49 am (4 weeks ago)

    Only been here for Gold Rush field trips… Can’t wait to take Steven here for the fall events!

  17. cas
    August 24, 2018 at 10:58 pm (4 weeks ago)

    i love going to the pumpkin patch!

  18. cep
    August 27, 2018 at 5:04 pm (3 weeks ago)

    the train ride is a favorite for us.

  19. carey
    August 28, 2018 at 4:28 am (3 weeks ago)

    Train and all the photo opts.

  20. Kimberly B
    August 28, 2018 at 4:31 pm (3 weeks ago)

    This looks like a lot of fun! Would love to take my little one!

  21. stacey ruiz
    August 29, 2018 at 1:46 pm (3 weeks ago)

    I love the cooler weather, pumpkin everything and sweaters


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