The Huntley College of Agriculture Presents the 2024 Pumpkin Fest

The Huntley College of Agriculture Presents the 2024 Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Fest

Thank you! to our 2022 Pumpkin Fest Sponsors.  Silver Sponsor - Cal Poly Pomona Foundation.  Bronze sponsors - Western University of Health Sciences Fairplex. Partner - Foothill Transit, going good places

The Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Fest is back for its 30th year!

For 30 years, the Huntley College of Agriculture at the university has organized this event for the community. From a humble patch by the side of the road where people could cut their own pumpkins off the vine, the festival has grown into a month-long series of events and activities. It has drawn as many as 120,000 visitors in October, making it one of the largest events in the entire California State University system.

The Huntley College grows 40,000 pumpkins, two corn mazes, and a sunflower field, and brings a petting farm to the festival. Visitors can also play games, enjoy hay rides, listen to live music, and observe displays and demonstrations from Huntley College student clubs and agriculture-related organizations. Food and drinks are available to purchase from vendors. 

You'll find all the information you need to plan your visit to our pumpkin patch. We hope to see you here and that you have a great time!

A baby sits next to a pumpkin that is just as big as he is.

Pumpkin Fest Ticket Sales

Check back in mid-August for ticket sales information. 

Kids and parents file out of a corn maze, whose stalks tower over them.


From a giant corn maze to a petting farm, we've got lots of activities. Did we mention we also have pumpkins? Check out all the attractions that we have!
A man holds of a glass of beer at the first preview event

Preview Night

Enjoy food tasting and award-winning beer and wine at the Second Annual Pumpkin Fest Preview Night on Friday, Sept. 27! This is a special event that requires separate admission from the Pumpkin Fest!
A girl smiles and holds a pumpkin

Field Trips

We will have information later this summer about registering for fun and educational field trips at the Pumpkin Patch in October.


Interested in being a vendor? We're looking for both food and non-food vendors!
A boy carries a pumpkin on his shoulder.

Bulk Purchase or Donation Requests

We have a limited number of pumpkins available for donation. We also sell pumpkins in bulk. Submit your request form here.

Student Club Booths

Student clubs in the Huntley College of Agriculture will have booths at the Pumpkin Fest throughout October. The clubs offer food, games, clothing, merchandise, and other activities for sale.
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We invite you to join us in sponsoring the Pumpkin Fest! Connect with more than 100,000 visitors to the pumpkin patch throughout October, including Cal Poly Pomona alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends!