You’ll find more than Jack-o-lanterns at these pumpkin patches
Linus would be sad to hear the truly most sincere pumpkin patch is located right here in the great northwest! Actually – we’ve got a lot of ’em. Whether you are looking for some prime photo opportunities or for a full day of adventure, look no further. Our list contains the simple to the sublime. This year, be prepared to shoot apples from a cannon, get lost in a corn maze, ride on a cow train, and eat lots of good food. Some even host beer gardens. Oh! One features a fireworks show and another features a light show on the weekends. Plus, we’ve got a few tips and “tricks” you’ll need to make this October a blast.
Head north to find fall festivals, pumpkins, corn, and more
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, cow train, pony rides, kids' corn maze, and a new mining experience (extra fee). There’s also hot food concessions and face painting on the weekends. Psst! Get in line for the homemade hot donuts when you arrive; 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.
Dates: Sep. 16-Oct. 31, 2023
10917 Elliott Rd.
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: Farm activities can be purchased a la carte or get a wristband if your kids want to try it all.
Patch Perk: For added fun, ride the cow train or hay wagon ride, shoot the apple cannon, play a round of mini golf with your little putters or experience human foosball. Each are $5/person. (Axe throwing is also available on the weekends!)
Dates: Sep. 23–Oct. 29, 2023
13817 Short School Rd.
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.
Dates: Weekends, Sept. 30 - oct. 29, 2023
15308 52nd Ave. W.
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 dump truck roller slide, hay pyramid, three-story hay maze, rubber duck races, petting farm, critter swings, cow train, barnyard sports zone, corn box, jumping pillows, pedal trikes, tractor pull, hay hoist and three-story hay barn. Looking for even more excitement? Try the ziplines, watch 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. Gem Mining is available too - $10 per bag.
Dates: Sep. 23–Oct. 31, 2023
7301 Rivershore Rd.
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. Mom and Dad will appreciate the beer garden too!
Patch Perk: Catch the fireworks on Sunday nights!
Dates: Weekends: Sept.16 - Oct. 31, 2023
8705 Marsh Rd.
Explore the twists and turns of the 5-acre corn maze, ride the bucket train, check out the farm animals, try your hand with the apple guns or head into the Kids Korral to slip down the tube slides, glide on the zip swing, move down the roller slides and check out the climbing tires. For adventure, try out the paintball gallery and jump pad. 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.
Dates: Sept. 30 - Oct. 31, 2023
630 Sunnyside Blvd. S.E.
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.
Dates: Sept. 30 - Oct. 31, 2023
21412 59th Ave. N.E.
We love these Eastside pumpkin farms with tons of fall activities
What to do at Remlinger Farms Fall Harvest Pumpkin Festival and Family Fun Park? Well, you can catch a ride on the steam train, shoot the apple cannon, check out the 4-H barnyard, explore the hay maze, go on a hayride 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 (made with real pumpkin), 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.
Dates: Sept. 23 - Oct. 31, 2023
32610 N.E. 32nd St.
Celebrate the Oxtober Fall Festival at Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center in Carnation! offers lots of pre-picked organic pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, along with fun activities for kids and adults. They have hayrides, a scavenger hunt, OxEd Harvest Tours, children's book readings, face painting and pumpkin fixings to decorate your own mini pumpkin (one per kiddo). Everyone will have a blast at the Sling King slingshot. Be sure to bring a debit or credit card if eats are on your mind. Farm-fresh food will be for sale at Oxbow's on-site Outdoor Kitchen. Be sure to register early for this popular festival.
Dates: Oct. 21-22; 28-29, 2023
10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd. N.E.
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.
Dates: Sept. 30 - Oct. 31, 2023
7110 310th Ave. N.E.
Head to these South Sound pumpkin patches this fall
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, watching the pig and duck races (not together!), weaving through the five-plus acre 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 glass pumpkin patch, catch & release trout fishing and a light show offered four times a night. 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.
Dates: Fri.-Sun.: Sept. 30 - Oct. 29, 2023
25001 Sumner-Buckley Hwy.
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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 their famous corn maze and a Family Fun Yard with a children's hay maze, corn pit, hay slides, rubber duck races, "Rodeo Ropin' Cows", farm animals, 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 (see below).
Dates: Sep. 30, 2022
U-Pick Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
27508 West Valley Hwy. N.
Farm Fun Yard
6720 S. 277th St.
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: Live bluegrass music will be playing on the weekends! 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.
Dates: Sept. 30 - Oct. 31, 2023
6502 52nd St. E. (one block off River Rd. at the 66th Ave. E. bridge)
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!
Dates: Sept. 30 - Oct. 31, 2023
38223 236th Ave. S.E.
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, "Hocus Pocus: A Quest to Save Jinx"-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: Pony rides will be available on weekends only. No pets allowed, please.
Dates: Oct. 1–31, 2023
9710 State Route 162 E.
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