The pumpkin patch is CLOSED this weekend

October 21 and 22 and October 28 and 29

UNLESS you have obtained a parking pass

Due to the extremely heavy weekend traffic to and from the Pumpkin Patch which has caused undue hardship to our surrounding community, it has become necessary for us to require all guests to obtain a Parking Pass BEFORE arriving at the farm.  In addition, pedestrians from the street will NOT be admitted to the farm. 

ABSOLUTELY no off farm parking and no admittance without parking pass!

Pumpkin Patch Update as of 10/19/17 7:00 pm:

We are so grateful to all of our friends of the farm. This weekend parking passes are almost all spoken for, a few remain for Sunday afternoon.  Please share with friends and social media that NO PEDESTRIAN traffic will be allowed on the farm. PLEASE DO NOT drive out to the farm to see if you can get in, you will be turned away. We must reduce the traffic and congestion in the area!!!
Thank you for your understanding.
Please visit our friends at Irvine Regional Park as their pumpkin patch has reopened!

To our Farm Guests:

Our unexpected rise in popularity has filled our parking lot to capacity.  The overflow has created off farm traffic, parking and pedestrian safety issues.  The result has been a less than memorable experience for our guests.  We have had to turn away guests, many of whom have traveled great distances to come to the farm.  These conditions have also caused an undue hardship on all of our neighbors, for which we are extremely sorry.  In an effort to preserve the farm "feel", which has made us who we are, a parking reservation system has been implemented. 

The parking pass is FREE, and is on a first come first serve basis.  PLEASE, if for some reason you are unable to come, contact us and cancel your reservation.  This will enable another family to visit the farm. 

To register for a parking pass, click the link below for your desired date and arrival time at the farm.  Please note, you will only be able to enter the parking lot within your designated time frame.  Once in the parking lot, you may stay and enjoy the farm as long as you like.

Upon completion of your online registration, you will be sent an email confirmation with a link to your pass.  Please PRINT a copy of your pass and place it on the driver side dashboard so that it is visible to our attendants.  YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PRINTED PASS to gain entry.  Passes may not be duplicated or transferred, as they are coded and scanned upon entry.  One car is admitted per pass.


For the following weekends, October 21, 22, 28 & 29, entry to the farm will only be accessible from NORTHBOUND University Drive.  From the 405 freeway, exit Culver Drive south, to University Drive north to the farm.  Southbound University Drive's left turn lane onto Strawberry Farms Road will be closed!  There will also be no entry allowed into the farm from Michelson. 

REMINDER:  There is NO OFF farm parking.  Absolutely NO pedestrian traffic will be admitted to the farm and no admittance without a parking pass.  If getting dropped off (Uber, Lyft, etc.) you must proceed into the farm to the front ticket entrance and get dropped off.  You cannot get dropped off on the sidewalk.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we try to create the best experience for everyone!

Farmer Tanaka

Open every day through October 31st from 9:00 to 6:00.

Tanaka Farms Produce Stand also open until 6:00 pm.

Parking gates close at 5:30 pm

Admission is $3.00 per person (2 and under free)

For a complete list of activities and prices, visit the Pumpkin Patch page

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Sanrio Costume Contest - Saturday, October 28th

Sign up at the farm:  9:00am - 10:30am

Judging Begins at:  11:00am - 12:00pm

Hello Kitty Character Appearance:  9:00am - 11:30am**

**(The character appearance schedule has been updated as of 10/17).

Sanrio and Hello Kitty will be here on Saturday, October 28th to put on a special Halloween celebration for all!

Come dressed as your favorite Sanrio character...Hello Kitty?  Chococat?  Gudetama?  Bring out your inner cuteness for a chance to win a sweet Sanrio prize basket!

Contestants may enter one of 3 categories:  Ages 0-12, Ages 13 and up, and a Group Costume (2 or more people).  One entry per person.  Must be in a Sanrio character costume to be eligible for the prizes.

Sanrio will register contestants between 9:00am and 10:30am at the farm.  Judging will take place beginning 11:00am to 12:00pm.  

Hello Kitty will be here in her pumpkin outfit to take pictures with fans.

Entry fee to the Pumpkin Patch ($3.00) is required.  There is no charge to participate in the costume contest. 

While you are here, enjoy everything the Pumpkin Patch has to offer - wagon rides, the corn maze, U-Pick vegetables, petting zoo, games, food, the pumpkin cannon and more! 

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Tanaka Farms Welcomes Hello Kitty & Friends

Sweet new experiences with some familiar faces!

09/21/17:  Tanaka Farms is excited to announce a unique year long partnership with global brand, Sanrio!  Hello Kitty and her friends will make their debut at our Pumpkin Patch on September 30th.  Hello Kitty has brought happiness and friendship to people of all ages for over 40 years.  Her friends include beloved Chococat, My Melody, Pochacco, and Keroppi.  We are honored to have our new friends help us welcome you to our family-owned farm.  Friendly faces and photo stops will be plentiful around the farm and there will be exclusive Tanaka Farms+Sanrio merchandise for fans.  Please keep checking back as we announce upcoming Sanrio events that will be held right here at our farm in the upcoming year!

Sanrio + Tanaka Farms Press Release

Tanaka Farms welcomes Sanrio into the family and we look forward to a year of farming with Hello Kitty and Sanrio friends. ~ Glenn Tanaka, owner of Tanaka Farms
As a lifestyle brand, Sanrio strives to bring unique and meaningful experiences to our fans. Tanaka Farms’ goal of cultivating community aligns perfectly with Sanrio’s mission of fostering social communication. We look forward to working on year-round programming so that fans of all ages can enjoy each season at the farm with their family and friends. ~ Jill Koch, Sr. Vice President of Brand Management and Marketing at Sanrio, Inc.

Field Trips & Group Tours at the Pumpkin Patch

All weekend dates are now sold out.

Each year, Tanaka Farms hosts children from all over LA and Orange County to enjoy the pumpkin patch with their classmates.  For one price, children can ride a wagon around the farm, visit the petting zoo, walk the corn maze, pick their own vegetables from the Veggie Patch, and choose a pumpkin to take home.  

This field trip is fun for all ages, from Mommy & Me to elementary schools as well as Scout groups, college clubs, senior citizens groups, and groups of friends and family.  We can accommodate reservations from 10 children up to 200 or more. 

Group reservations require a minimum of 10 paying children or 15 people.

For more information, please visit the Pumpkin Patch Field Trip page.  Ready to book?  Contact reservations at (949) 653-2100 ext. 204 or email reservations@tanakafarms.com

All weekend dates are now sold out.

Bulk Pumpkin Orders

Interested in purchasing pumpkins, corn stalks, or hay bales for your school pumpkin patch, party, or office decorations?  

Email pumpkins@tanakafarms.com to request a price sheet.  

Delivery is available to select cities.

Pumpkin Patch extended hours!

Produce Stand Open Daily 9:00 to 6:00.

(Gates close at 5:30 pm)

Tanaka Farms produce ready to buy in our market stand. 

Current harvest - as of 9/26:

Honeydew, Saticoy melons, cherry tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, beef tomatoes, kale, radishes, zucchini squash, yellow squash, carrots, cilantro, green cabbage, cucumbers.  Also in the market this week - organic apples, organic oranges, organic pomegranates.

Daily selection depends on the harvest.  To inquire about daily stock, please call the Market Stand at (949) 653-2100 ext. 203.

We also have El Nopalito chips and salsas, Old Town Bakery breads, nuts and dried fruit, farm exclusive jams, local Honey Pacifica honey, and kitchen gifts and toys.

Farm Walk for Childhood Cancer

Thank you to Jacqueline Toueg from Irvine Scene for another great piece!

Holiday Boutique 

Saturday, December 2nd

10:00 to 3:00

In the Tanaka Farms Market Stand

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Find all of our tours and special events in one place.

Start planning your visit with us at our  Calendar of Tours & Events.

Important Notices

Public Drinking Water is NOT available.
Bring your own water or bottled water is available for purchase at $2.00/bottle.

Dress Code:
FOR YOUR SAFETY we recommend wearing comfortable shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. Please avoid wearing sandals/flip-flops, open-toed shoes or high heels. 

Insurance Policy:
In complying with insurance policies, and for your protection, PETS and WAGONS are prohibited. 

Check out these videos of the Farm:

 Bountiful Harvest Show

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