Welcome To “Mr. Bones” Pumpkin Patch! $15 Entrance Fee! Valet Parking! Only In LA Folks! And Worth Every Penny!

Welcome To LA’s Most Iconic Pumpkin Patch – Mr. Bones!

Yes, Mr. Bones is one of the best things about Halloween in Los Angeles – because this is more than a pumpkin patch – it’s an entertainment venue!

Welcome To Pumpkin Village!

Yes, there is a legendary pumpkin patch in the Culver City area of Los Angeles that is so much more than just a pumpkin patch!

It sits in the shadow of LA’s oil pumps, which hover above us…

Here how the Mr. Bones website describes their mission:

“Founded in 1987, Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch is a family-owned and operated business that focuses on bringing the farm to the city and celebrating the magic of Halloween. Becky and David Campbell, drawing inspiration from their farm in Silverton, Oregon, originally opened the patch in Westwood when they realized how few opportunities there were for Los Angeles-area children to experience farm life at an urban pumpkin patch. Mr. Bones focused on creating a spooky, fun space for families wherein kids could learn more about nature and the environment while celebrating the more traditional side of Halloween.”

And they celebrate with face painting, pumpkin carving, interactive attractions and pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!

Don’t Play Catch With The Pumpkins!

Did you notice some of the signs? Yes, there are instructions about how to treat these pumpkins that are lined up for inspection – Alex captured that on her Instagram:

It’s A Non-Stop Pumpkin Photo Op!

There are pumpkins everywhere, as well as pumpkin houses, where people pose for pictures all day:

Mr. Bones is always packed, but well run, perhaps that is why so many celebrities are spotted there as well – most recently Beyonce and Jay-Z…and you can pay $10 to park yourself, or $15 to valet your car…yes, it’s a pumpkin patch with valet service!

Yes, it also costs money to enter – but that’s OK, because it offers up a lot of great pumpkin entertainment!

Of course, the main reason to stop at Mr. Bones is to get some pumpkins, and they give you a cart to haul your pumpkins around, as you can see here, as Alex documented her haul:

Mr. Bones does a great job, and is a lot of fun to visit.

Check out the website here – full of great pictures and information about the greatest pumpkin patch in LA!


Let me know if you’ve gone pumpkin shopping yet!

Categories: Art, Exotic Travel, Funny Pictures, Halloween, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Memoirs, Pop Culture, Travel, Travel Adventures, Travel Memoir, Uncategorized

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  1. One of the field trips I often took my young elementary students to was the Pumpkin Patch, but it was never this cool, John. On one memorable occasion, the bus got stuck in the mud, and the wheels kept spinning in place. The owner of the Pumpkin Patch hooked up his big tractor and pulled it out. I was one relieved teacher, and the kids loved the whole experience.

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  2. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    John Rieber with a Halloween Pumpkin Patch that you have never seen the like of… with valet parking.. brilliant..


  3. Couldnโ€™t help but smile as I read your the description of Mr. Bones (we only have the standard pumpkin patches). The signs with the how-to-treat-the-pumpkin made me wonder if another attraction could be mini-golf with tiny pumpkins instead of gold balls… Could be an outlet for all those that forced the signs to go up ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. This looks pretty amazing, John. Halloween isn’t big in South Africa, but for the last few years we have been able to buy the pumpkins you can carve with the thick orange skins. Our local pumpkins are pale cream and much flatter and wider.

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  5. What a great idea and destination for the weekend.

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  6. This looks cool, great way to spend some time.

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  7. Reblogged this on johnrieber and commented:

    “Mr. Bones” Pumpkin Patch – with valet parking – is open again for all of your Halloween needs! Only in LA, folks!


  8. Wow, this place looks incredible!!! x

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  9. I agree with Pete…But that is the coolest place…I only buy small ones for soup as Halloween is not celebrated here only by the US contingency but I do hear over the waves that it may overtake Thanksgiving/Christmas in popularity and sales ๐Ÿ™‚ Great post,John ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Only in America, as the saying goes. ๐Ÿ™‚
    You can get a big pumpkin here for ยฃ3.
    I obviously haven’t bought one. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete.

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