Pumpkin patches, a corn maze, hay rides, a general store, and petting zoo await you this time of year at Bates Nut Farm located at 15954 Woods Valley Rd. in Valley Center about 50 minutes north from Del Mar, Carmel Valley and the La Jolla area.
You'll find some of the biggest pumpkins in all of San Diego county. If you want to take home a giant pumpkin, come before Sunday Sept. 29. "The big pumpkins go fast," an employee told Patch.
They also make great photo-ops. Some of these pumpkins are bigger than your little pumpkins at home.
Bates Nut Farm is dog-friendly and open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays through Halloween, and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends through Oct. 31.
For more information go to: batesnutfarm.biz/