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Dell’Osso Family Farm Pumpkin Patch & Massive Corn Maze

Dell’Osso Family Farm near Stockton opens daily for the 2023 season from September 30 to Halloween for the fall season with lots of fall fun in the fields, about 90 minutes away from Berkeley. This San Joaquin County family favorite has all the seasonal, farm activities you could throw a pumpkin at. Look for the pumpkin patch, gigantic corn maze, haunted house, train, pumpkin blasters, apple spiced donuts, tasty food, and pumpkin pie. You can also discover little trinkets or costumes in the gift shop. Reservations are available in advance but walk-up business has also been available. Open daily through Halloween.

Find more pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and hay mazes near the East Bay in our guide >

epic corn maze at Dell'Osso Family Farm
Epic corn maze at Dell’Osso Family Farm | Photo: Maria N via yelp

Dell’Osso Offers Fall Family Fun in the Fields of Lathrop

Dell’Osso recently opened its gates to offer farm-style, spooky fun! I brought my 3-, 5- and 7-year-olds out to Lathrop on a very sunny Sunday to test it all out. After spending four hours of playing games, riding rides, and tasting treats, we still hadn’t gotten to every activity we’d hoped to do!

Dell’Osso is an expansive farm property with tons of space to provide a large variety of activities while still feeling spread out. The parking lot is big and easy to maneuver. Dell’Osso does not require appointments, you can purchase tickets online beforehand, or when you get there at the entrance.

We had a really fun day with all sorts of activities: we played mini golf, did the giant swings, rode a very cute train ride, played a baseball toss game, climbed a tire pyramid, jumped on the bouncy pillow, and fed goats and cows.

a blue bouncy pillow with children running around
Dell’Osso Family Farm bouncy pillow | Photo: Jenny Hsu

It never felt too crowded, but it did get quite hot and there was very little shade. Towards the end of October it will cool down some, but these next couple of weeks are still high 80s. We brought a wagon to drag around the kids’ stuff (and the three-year-old when she was exhausted). Lots of people had strollers, it’s such a big space it gets tiring for toddlers walking in the sun. You’ll want water, snacks, and sun protection, too.

Dell’Osso Family Farm at Halloween has a slightly ‘county fair’ vibe happening with the games but also the food. We bought cherry snow cones that were served on top of scoops of vanilla ice cream! I also noticed my favorite elephant ears and cotton candy. Not to mention the fall favorites like pumpkin pie and apple cider donuts. We felt totally comfortable snacking throughout the day.

kids making painted pumpkins iwht a farm in the background
Dell’Osso Family Farm happy, crafty pumpkin painters | Photo: Jenny Hsu

Dell’Osso creates a really impressive, huge, tricky corn maze every year

They offer aerial photos, a reference map, and three lookout points in the maze itself (three spots where you can climb onto storage containers to look out over the fields and see what direction you need to head). If you have patient, adventurous babies or older kids, this might be terrific for your family.

The Haunted Castle is reportedly “even scarier than the previous few years” so be warned. Regardless, my seven-year-old was curious. He made it past a couple of scary clowns, but once he saw the dark tunnel of grown men in scary costumes with prop knives, he turned his cute butt right around. It’s way too scary for younger kids, I was surprised they didn’t set an age limit. I’m a haunted house lover, and I’m all for letting him try, but that castle is probably too scary even for some tweens. I’d say 13 and up. There’s a little haunted village walk-through that’s very calm and cute with a couple of silly witches and a dancing Jack Skellington. Much better for most kids.

Dell'Osso Family Farm climbing wall
Dell’Osso Family Farm climbing wall | Photo: Jenny Hsu

Plan your visit to Dell’Osso Family Farm and Corn Maze

Plan for a packed day, there’s tons to do! Bring water, hats, and sunscreen, and prepare for lots of walking. You could easily entertain both toddlers and teenagers here, if you’re a family with a range of kid ages, this is for you.

There are lots of bathrooms and handwashing stations and plenty of places to sit if you need a minute. Weekdays are a little cheaper and undoubtedly less busy. We might go again this season!

Location: Dell’Osso Family Farm – 501 S. Manthey Road – Lathrop, California
Hours: Mon. thru Fri.: Noon to 8 pm (last entry at 7 pm)  | Sat. & Sun.: 10 am to 8 pm (last entry at 7 pm)
Reserve advance tickets >

Pricing: Monday-Thursday: $19.95 per person; Friday: $24.95 per person; Sat. & Sun.: $28.95 per person; Children 2 yrs and Under Free
Website for rates and info > Some activities aren’t included and range from $4-$20 (think carousel, pumpkin painting, pony rides, blasters, animal feeding).

Find more pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and hay mazes near the East Bay in our guide >

Dell'Osso pumpkins on the farm
Dell’Osso pumpkins on the farm | Photo:

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