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The Pumpkin Festival is a two-day event held every October at AGRIscapes, Cal Poly Pomona. Pumpkin Fest continues after the festival weekend throughout October, while the pumpkins last.
Started in 1993, the festival has become a very popular event, drawing thousands of visitors to pick pumpkins from a patch at AGRIscapes. The Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture grows about 40,000 pumpkins for the event.
The festival also features a corn maze that is specially grown for the occasion, horse rides, and a petting farm. Visitors can compete and play games run by student clubs or listen to live music. Food and drinks are available to purchase from vendors.
After the Pumpkin Festival weekend, the huge pumpkin patch, along with some of the other activities, will remain open in October (Tuesday through Sunday-closed Mondays). Always check the calendar before coming out to the farm for hours of operation and unexpected closures. Field trips are also available after the festival. Sign ups begin in August.