Carve Out Fun! The Scoop on Seattle’s Best Pumpkin Patches

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The fall-idays are here! And Seattle families can’t wait to pick all the apples, navigate a challenging corn maze and find the perfect jack-o-lantern wannabe at one of the city’s most gourd-ous pumpkin patches. And while pumpkins will get you out the door, you’ll find amazing perks like baby animals, hot cider and donuts, barrel trains and more at these festive farms. Read on for the scoop!

Editor’s note: As safety measures continue to evolve due to the Delta variant, please remember to follow local and state guidelines regarding masks, social distancing and more. We also recommend double checking information for any last-minute changes before heading out with the kids.

Pumpkin Patches North of Seattle

Bob's Corn & Pumpkin Farm

At this super popular farm, take a hayride out to the 40-acre pumpkin patch where you will find over 60 varieties of pumpkins. From ginormous 200 pounders to mini pumpkins, you’re sure to find the perfect jack-o'-lantern for every member of your family. And it’s not just about the pumpkins at Bob's. Kids come back year after year for the 10-acre corn maze, trike track, apple cannon ($2/shot or get 10 apples for $10), cow train, pony rides, kids' corn maze and apple cannon. There’s also an on-site photographer, hot food concessions and face painting on the weekends. Psst! Get in line for the homemade hot donuts when you arrive (seriously!); they're delicious and always sell out early in the day. And if that's not enough...you can book a personal bonfire here as well. They have a total of 18 fire pits inside the corn maze that can be rented out for small and large groups. 

Good to know: Advance tickets are required to enjoy this farm. Get yours online before heading up.

Patch Perk: The apple cannon is hard to resist and you may even bump into Bob himself as you wander the pumpkin fields. Psst... he's always up for having his picture taken.

10917 Elliott Rd.
Snohomish, WA 98296
360-668-2506
Online: bobscorn.com

Dates: Sept. 18–Oct. 31, 2021
Hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cost: $15/person on weekdays; $20/person on weekends

Craven Farm

With a 20-acre pumpkin patch (and more than 30 varieties of pumpkins), a 15-acre Alice-In-Pumpkinland-themed corn maze, an apple slinger, petting zoo and donut and espresso bar, this farm covers all the bases. Littles will especially love the non-scary I Spy Barn and all the fun harvest decorations around the farm (let's just say they're picture perfect). The Kids Adventure Maze is another great option for tots who are not quite ready for the 15-acre maze, but still want to enjoy "getting lost" at Craven Farm. Kids will wander through the Story Book Lane corn, viewing story boxes, until they come upon Adventure Alley where they can challenge each other on the obstacle course and finally make their way through the Maze answering farm-related questions to find the quickest way to the exit. 

Good to know: The cow train ($4/person) and the hayride through Farmer Mark's Enchanted Trail ($6/person) are only open on the weekends. 

Patch Perk: For added fun play a round of mini golf with your little putters ($5/player) or make your own scarecrow with the kids ($30). Everything you need to make it is provided and you'll have new porch decor when you're done.

13817 Short School Rd.
Snohomish, WA 98290
360-568-2601
Online: cravenfarm.com

Dates: Sept. 18–Oct. 31, 2021
Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m.–dusk (about 6:30 p.m.); weekends in Oct., 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: Free farm entry; activity costs vary; $15/weekends & $22/weekend for an Unlimited Wristband (does not include cow train)

photo: courtesy of Amber Strehle Creative

The Harvest at Tulip Town

When you think of Tulip Town, we'll bet the first thing that comes to mind is rows and rows of colorful tulip blooms in spring. But now, families can imagine rows of bright orange pumpkins too, the centerpiece of The Harvest. Wander the fields to find that just-right pumpkin or find your pumpkin muse at the all-weather pumpkin market. Stay to enjoy hay rides, a corn maze, an apple slingshot and lots of fun fall photo opps your kids love to pose for. There will be plenty of warm drinks and snacks too. It's always good to have another reason to visit Skagit Valley.

Tulip Town
15002 Bradshaw Rd.
Mount Vernon, WA
360-424-8152
Online: tuliptown.com

Dates: Fri.-Sun., Sep. 24-Oct. 31, 2021
Hours: Fri., 2-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $5/person; Free, kids 3 & under

Fairbank Animal Farm & Pumpkin Patch

Acres of oversized orange pumpkins aren't the only draw of this family farm up north. They've got lots to offer in the way of fall festivities too. The corn maze, duck races and picture board photos ops will keep the kids busy for a while. And when they're ready for more they can feed the chickens, climb through the tot tunnel and search for coins in the straw treasure hunt. Then it's off to see their farmyard favorites (think: chickens, goats, bunnies, pigs and ponies) if they still have any energy left.

Patch Perk: The animals take the spotlight here, and there's nothing cuter than watching baby chicks and ducks in the baby animal barn.

15308 52nd Ave. W.
Edmonds, WA
425-743-3694
Online: fairbankfarm.com

Dates: Weekends, Oct. 1-31, 2021
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $3/person

Swans Trail Farms

At this awesome farm, find a 50-acre pumpkin patch and 12-acre corn maze (in the shape of Washington state) as well as a children’s play area with a 40-foot slide, rubber duck races, petting farm, gem mining, critter swings, cow train and three-story hay barn. Looking for even more excitement? Catch the live duck races, try your hand at the nine-hole putting course, take a wagon ride, nosh on kettle corn and hot drinks and listen to Farmer Ben's famous Four Little Pigs show. With all this excitement, a nap on the way home is almost guaranteed. Get your tickets online before heading out.

Patch Perk: This farm is great for little ones since it doesn’t have any scary Halloween decorations and instead has a fall harvest theme. And we love that you can u-pick apples when you visit, too.

7301 Rivershore Rd.
Snohomish, WA 98290
425-334-4124
Online: swanstrailfarms.com

Dates: Sep. 25–Oct. 31, 2021
Hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m
Cost: $13/person on weekdays; $18/person on weekends; Free for kids under 3

photo: Stocker Farm

Stocker Farms

In addition to a 10-acre pumpkin patch and seven-acre corn maze, this farm features over 30 attractions, including a corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin and candy cannons (on select days), a kids climbing wall, trikes, tire mountain and so much more. Tots will be especially happy to race rubber ducks, see Old McDonald's pals at the animal barn, get their faces painted, create crafts and more! Don’t forget to bring your camera. If you feel like noshing, on the weekends you can savor the culinary delightfulness of their roasted corn, hamburger, and hand popped kettle corn. 

Patch Perk: We've got our eyes on the hamster wheel and the barrel train at this fantastic farm. 

Corn Maze & Pumpkin Events at Red Barn
8705 Marsh Rd.
Snohomish, WA 98296
360-568-7391
Online: stockerfarms.com 

Dates: Sept. 18 & 19, 25 & 26; Oct. 1-31, 2021
Hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cost: $14–$46; Free, kids 2 & under

Carleton Farms

Explore the twists and turns of the 5-acre corn maze, check out the farm animals, try your hand at the pumpkin cannon or head into the Farm Korral to slip down the tube slide, crawl in the spider web (perfect for the tiny ones) or glide on the zip swing. Older kids will like the newer farm additions: zombie paintball, a haunted swamp and a zombie farm. Oh, and don’t forget to pick some pumpkins while you are there, of course! Every activity requires one ticket. Or, if you just want to hit up the no frills, but lovely pumpkin patch, feel free to do so. It is open to the public at no charge. 

Good to know: Pets are not allowed at the farm, so please leave the pooch at home. If you want to experience all that Carleton has to offer, think about purchasing their wristband that includes unlimited tickets to all activities. Wristband activities include access to the corn maze, hayride, game zone, bucket train, and the Farm Korral. 

630 Sunnyside Blvd. S.E.
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
425-343-4963
Online: carletonfarm.com

Dates Oct. 1-31, 2021
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cost: Free no frills pumpkin patch and parking; $5-$20/person for activities 

photo: Laura Green

Biringer's Black Crow Pumpkins & Corn Maze

You love their berries in the summer, so why not check out their pumpkin patch in the fall. During the month of October families can pick pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. The kids will love making their way through the corn maze only to sit down for mini donuts (weekends only) once they've made it to the end. We hear they have a great fill the wheelbarrow deal too. Be sure to ask them all about it.

Patch Perk: This farm is all about the pooches, so bring yours (costume encouraged) for some fall fun.

21412 59th Ave. N.E.
Arlington, WA
360-435-5616
Online: facebook.com/biringers.black.crow

Dates: Oct. 1-31, 2021
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: Free entry; $10/person for the corn maze or get a family pass for $40

Eastside Pumpkin Farms

Remlinger Farms

What to do at Remlinger Farms Fall Harvest Pumpkin Festival and Family Fun Park? Well, you can catch a ride on the steam train, check out the 4-H barnyard, explore the hay maze and toddler play area and take a spin on the famous Flying Pumpkins. If that's not enough excitement, zip down the giant slide, ride the mini roller coaster and, of course, pick some pumpkins in the U-pick fields (the price of the pumpkin is included in your admission). When your crew gets hungry, Remlinger Farms has a full menu complete with their own mini donuts (with real pumpkin flavoring), plus fair food, caramel apples and kettle corn. If you’re too tired to pick your own pumpkin after enjoying the plethora of farm activities, stop by the Farm Market and purchase a pre-picked one. Returning this year is the firepit rental. This bonus activity includes one hot dog and one nonalcoholic drink per person, and s'mores enough for the whole group, plus firewood, sticks, picnic table, chairs and port-a-potty (whew!) for the entire crew!

Patch Perk: Your kids will think the pony rides are tops. Make sure to reserve your spot in advance (it's $5/rider).

32610 N.E. 32nd St.
Carnation, WA 98014
425-333-4135
Online: remlingerfarms.com

Dates: Sept. 26 & 27; weekends Oct. 3-25 & Oct. 31, 2021
Hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (entry ends at 5 p.m. each day)
Cost: $25/person; Free for kids under 2 

Oxbow Farm

Located in Carnation, Oxbow Farm offers lots of pre-picked organic pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, along with fun Oxtober festival activities for kids and adults this year. They have an awesome living playground, games for kids, hayrides (sign-up required) and pumpkin fixings to decorate your own mini pumpkin (one per kiddo). Everyone will have a blast at the Sling King slingshot and kids will love the challenge of the hay bale maze. Be sure to bring cards if eats are on your mind. Farm-fresh food will be for sale at Oxbow's on-site Outdoor Kitchen by Chef Seth Fernald. Be sure to register early for this popular festival.

10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd. N.E.
Carnation, WA 98014
425-788-1134
Online: oxbow.org/oxtober

Dates: Weekends, Oct. 2-24, 2021
Hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Cost: Free parking and entry to the farm

photo: Rose George

Two Brothers Pumpkin Patch

This family-owned, couple-acre pumpkin patch has been open for more than 25 years (the farm has been in the family for over 50 years!) and includes cornstalks, a large variety of winter squash, seasonal vegetables and both U-pick and pre-picked pumpkins and gourds in all kinds of varieties (orange, French red, white, mini orange, mini white and sugar). While you're there, be sure to pick up mini hay bales, corn stalks and ornamental corn for your harvest decorations. And be sure to visit with the farm's animals in the barn. The beat part? This farm can accommodate groups with a reservation.

Good to know: The farm is cash or check only. Hit that ATM before you visit.

7110 310th Ave. N.E.
Carnation, WA 98014
425-333-4313
Online: facebook.com/twobrotherspumpkins

Dates: Oct. 2-31, 2021
Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cost: Free

Fox Hollow Farm

This popular farm in Issaquah is known for its welcoming farm experience. This year, they are still able to host their Fall Festival and a new Haunted Hallow! Fox Hollow Farm will have a specially designed adventure trail throughout the entire property (hello, photo ops!). The trail takes about 30-45 minutes to complete, and weaves through many animal encounters, as well as an outdoor hay maze. It ends in the pumpkin patch and greenhouse where you can purchase any pumpkins the Littles have scouted out. The path is one directional, and each family will be properly spaced out to ensure safety. After your great pumpkin search has ended, feel free to stick around to enjoy other treats from Fox Hollow’s shop or bakery (think: pumpkin pie, kettle corn, sweet corn and apple cider). 

Good to know: Don’t forget to reserve your tickets. Click here to lock them in! Once your tickets are purchased, they do not offer refunds for any reason (including weather), so make sure and remember that when selecting your date.

Patch Perk: Haunted Hollow, Fox Hollow's new nighttime activity, is just the right level of spooky fun for big kids without being too much.

12123 Issaquah-Hobart Rd. S.E.
Issaquah, WA
253-459-9095
Online: foxhollowfamilyfarm.com 

Dates: Sept. 17-Oct. 29, 2021
Hours: vary, Weds.-Sun.
Cost: $55/car (up to 6 people)

South Sound Pumpkin Patches

Carpinito Brothers

With over 20 acres of pumpkins, you will have no problem finding the perfect jack-o'-lantern at the Carpinito U-Pick pumpkin patch. In addition to pumpkins, the farm boasts Kracken-themed corn mazes with over three-miles of paths and a Family Fun Yard with a children's hay maze, farm animals, rubber duck races and a Pygmy goat walk. Carpinito Brothers also offers tractor-pulled hayrides and a farm fresh produce stand with seasonal fruits and veggies. If you and your crew work up an appetite, indulge in delicious kettle corn, popped fresh on-site, as well as cool drinks, hot beverages and, of course, the ever-so-popular Carpinito Bros. roasted sweet corn.

Good to know: The pumpkin patch and corn maze are at a different location than the main store in Kent. The Farm Fun Yard and hayride are located across the street from the pumpkin patch. View the map online. Note: no pets are permitted.

U-Pick Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
27508 West Valley Hwy. N.
Kent, WA 98032
253-854-5692

Farm Fun Yard
6720 S. 277th St.
Kent, WA 98032
253-854-5692

Online: carpinito.com

Dates: Sep. 24-Oct. 31, 2021
Hours: 9 a.m.-dusk
Cost: $5 pumpkin patch entry (credited toward pumpkin purchase); Corn Maze and Farm Yard Fun prices TBD for 2021

photo: Allison Sutcliffe

Maris Farms

If you’re looking for a pumpkin farm with all the bells and whistles, Maris Farms is your one stop shop for harvest fun. In addition to a wide variety of pumpkins on more than eight acres, the farm sells gourds, cornstalk bundles, hay bales and carving kits. Kids will especially love seeing the farm animals, weaving through the five-plus acre touch-free cornfield maze and riding on the wagon ride. The Kids Courtyard, designed for ages 2-11, is where you can ride the cow train, wave to the goats, sheep and piglets and view the live beehive. Other activities include the Trike race course, a giant tube slide, zip lines, gaga ball and a human-sized Foosball game. For those older (and braver!) kiddos of yours, check out The Haunted Woods (a nighttime, scary corn maze), if you dare! A large weekend munchie menu offers hot dogs, hamburgers, turkey legs, funnel cakes, chili, kettle corn and more. Get your advance tickets online.

Patch Perk: The Feed Mill ropes course is pretty epic. It's one of those play-all-day areas your kids won't want to leave—until they see the jumping pillow.

25001 Sumner-Buckley Hwy.
Buckley, WA 98321
253-862-2848
Online: marisfarms.com 

Dates: Oct. 1-31, 2021
Hours: Thurs., 1-7 p.m.; Fri., 1-10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cost: $21/person on weekdays; $24/person on weekends; Free for kids 2 & under

photo: Allison Sutcliffe

Picha Farms

In 2018, Picha Farms was selected as one of the 10 Best Pumpkin Picking Spots in Washington by Best of American Towns, so you know the farm is going to be good! In addition to picking the perfect pumpkin in the U-pick fields, stroll through the farm's 5-acre corn maze, answering trivia questions along the way to earn a prize (hint: it's round and orange) when you answer them all. Other farm activities include the best slingshot in Puyallup (hit the target and win $5 off your pumpkin purchase), hayrides, the kiddie train ride and delish food (think: hot apple cider, kettle corn, homemade caramel apples, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs), plus a huge selection of gourds, cornstalks and squash. 

Good to know: Dogs are part of the family and welcome at the patch. However, they are not allowed in confined spaces like the corn maze or hayride. 

Patch Perk: Got an October baby? Consider hosting the party in Picha's birthday tent ($50 for 90 minutes). All you need to keep the kids busy is right on the farm.  

6502 52nd St. E. (one block off River Rd. at the 66th Ave. E. bridge)
Puyallup, WA 98371
253-841-4443
Online: pichafarms.com 

Dates: Sep. 25-Oct. 31, 2021
Hours: Weekends, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Weekdays, 3-6 p.m.
Cost: Free farm entry; activity fees vary

photo: via pexels

Thomasson Family Farm

This family farm is perfect for first time pumpkin pickers and the under five crew. In addition to a large selection of pumpkins (sold by size), tykes will love the awesome corn maze and Jr. corn maze, plus the bubble table, duck races, cattle roping and slides. There's also tractors and tires to climb on, tractor train rides pulled by Grandpa Tim's John Deere, a hay maze, trike track, farm animals, apple sling shots, laser tag (on weekends only) and hay wagon rides around the farm. Remember to reserve your tickets online to enjoy this farm.

Good to know: The Thomasson Family Farm is part of an actual operating dairy farm, so please keep that in mind and wear appropriate clothing and shoes. If the skies are unforgiving, you may encounter rough and weathered structures and terrain. And please, no doggies allowed.

Patch Perk: Challenge the kids to a few rounds of Giant Jenga or Giant Connect Four on the lawn. Easy fun for everyone!

38223 236th Ave. S.E.
Enumclaw, WA 98022
360-802-0503
Online: thomassonfarm.com 

Dates: Sep. 25 & 26, Oct. 1–31, 2021
Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Cost: $10 on weekdays; $15 on weekends; Free for kids under 1

photo: iStock

Spooner Farms

This family operated farm has been a South Sound favorite for more than 22 years and there's a good reason why. The farm boasts an impressive pumpkin harvest with more than 50 varieties of pumpkins, gourds, squash and ornamental corn. During October, the farm's Harvest Festival includes activities for kids of all ages. There's a 5-acre, Welcome-to-the-Jungle-themed corn maze with over three miles of paths, a pumpkin sling shot, pedal karts and pony rides, plus Pumpkin Pete's Playtown and duck races. And don't forget about the farm animals, concessions, candy store and fun fall decorations. Phew! This farm has it all. 

Good to know: This farm is photo worthy, so be sure to bring along your camera! And if you're looking for face painting and concessions they're available on weekends only. No pets allowed, please. 

9710 State Route 162 E.
Puyallup, WA 98374
253-840-2059
Online: spoonerberries.com 

Dates: Oct. 1–31, 2021
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cost: Free farm entry

—Allison Sutcliffe, Alaina Weimer & Kristina Moy

Feature image: iStock

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