Take Your Pick: 16 Awesome Pumpkin Patches Near Seattle
Pumpkin picking season is upon us which means it’s time to start mapping out which pumpkin patches you’re going to hit with the fam this year. Since most of our area’s pumpkin hot spots also offer a plethora of old fashioned fun (think petting zoos, hayrides, and corn mazes), it’s a good idea to plan on making a day of it (i.e. don’t try to hit two farms on the same day). To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve rounded up 16 awesome pumpkin patches, all within an hour’s drive of the city, and dished on the farm extras.
Dr. Maze’s Farm
Dr. Maze’s farm is full of fun activities for kiddos and adults alike! They’ve got farm animals, hay rides and a pumpkin patch with tons of variety (you won’t know where to begin) plus a singing chicken show, bouncy rodeo, corn mazes and rubber duck races. Want extra fun? Check out Friday and Saturday Flashlight Maze Nights and Bubble Fridays and Farm Craft Saturdays and Sundays.
Dates: September 27 – October 31
Hours: Fri. – Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Oct. 22-31, daily 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: $9 for farmyard with sunflower/corn maze and hayride; $2 for hayride only (babes in arms free)
Fox Hollow Family Farm
This small equestrian center also has a fun pumpkin patch filled with pumpkins ready for picking as well as horse-drawn carriage rides, farm animals, pony rides and inflatables. If your kiddos feel like trying on their costumes a few days early, come to the Halloween Carnival on October 25, 26 & 27 where your little ghouls can run and jump around the farm as it transforms into a spooktacular play area. Activities include trick-or-treating, a costume party and games. Photo opportunities abound here, so a camera is a must.
Dates: October 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 23 & 30
Hours: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Halloween carnival 10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Cost: $8 – $12
Catch a ride on the steam train, check out the 4H barnyard, explore the hay-maze and toddler play area, take a spin on the “Flying Pumpkins,” go on a pony ride, catch a performance in the farm theatre and, of course, pick some pumpkins in the U-pick pumpkin fields. If you’re too tired to pick your own pumpkin after enjoying the farm activities, stop by the market and pick up a pre-picked one.
Good to know: Wagon rides to the U-pick pumpkin fields could be cancelled on Fridays due to inclement weather. Be sure to call ahead before you go. The pumpkin patch is open for guided and self-guided tours during the weekdays by reservation only.
Dates: September 28 – October 27
Hours: Sat. & Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (gates close one hour prior to finishing time). The park is open by reservation only during the week.
Cost: $14.94 – $17.11(1 and older); Free to enter the U-pick pumpkin patch
Two Brothers Pumpkin Patch at Gamehaven Greenery
This family-owned pumpkin patch has been open for more than 25 years and includes a petting zoo, cornstalks, hay maze, a large variety of winter squash and both U-pick and pre-picked pumpkins and gourds. The pumpkin patch opens on October 4th and can accommodate groups with a reservation.
7110 310th Avenue NE
Carnation, Wa 98014
Dates: October 4 – 31
Hours: Daily 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: Free entry
Trinity Tree Farm & Pumpkin Patch
Known for its U-cut tree farm, Trinity has expanded with a U-pick pumpkin patch, train rides, tractor-pulled hayrides and bounce houses. They’ve also expanded their concessions to include kettle corn, hot dogs, chips and beverages and now host birthday parties!
Good to know: This is a cash only farm!
14237 228th Avenue SE
Issaquah, Wa 98027
Dates: September 28 – October 31
Hours: Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: No entrance fee to the pumpkin patch & free hay rides; $3 – $10 for other activities
Camp Korey at Carnation Farm
During the weekend of October 18-20 you can contribute to Camp Korey, a camp for children with serious and life-altering medical conditions and their families, at Carnation Farm. You can make this pumpkin farm an all-day affair with hay rides, s’mores around the campfire, farm animals, kids’ activities, farm tours and tons of pumpkins and corn stalks to choose from for all of your Halloween needs. This is a great way to have fun and give back to the community this fall.
28901 NE Carnation Farm Road
Carnation Wa 98014
Dates: October 18, 19 & 20
Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: Entry is free; activity costs vary
South of Seattle
If you’re looking for a pumpkin farm with lots of bells and whistles, Maris Farms is your one stop shop for family farm fun. In addition to a wide variety of pumpkins (priced by size rather than weight), gourds, cornstalk bundles, hay bales and carving kits, you will find farm animals, a 6+ acre cornfield maze, hayrides, pig races and a super-sized jump pillow plus a spider web climber, pony rides and a pedal cart track. During the weekdays you can grab a snack from one of the vendors and on weekends, enjoy a large menu including hot dogs, hamburgers, turkey legs, chili, kettle corn and more.
Good to know: If you’re only looking to pick pumpkins, Maris Farms offers a $5 pumpkin shopper admission which is credited towards the cost of your pumpkins.
Dates: October 5 – 31 (check website for schedule)
Hours: Sat. & Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Weekdays 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $5.25 weekdays; $10.25 weekends; 2 and under Free
Add up a fantastic corn maze, a ginormous pumpkin patch, and tractor-pulled hayrides, and the result is a super-fun day at Mosby Farm. Be sure to stop by the farmstand for plenty of goodies including locally grown fruits and veggies, gourmet food, cheese, bread, dairy and Northwest wines and brews.
Good to know: Unlike most farms, you can bring your favorite four-legged friend along. Just remember to keep Fido on his leash and out of the corn maze and bring along some plastic sacks for messes.
Dates: September 27 – October 30
Hours: Daily 10:00 am – dusk
Corn maze: Adults $9; Kids (12 and under) $6; Under 3 Free
Thomasson Family Farm
This family farm is perfect for first time pumpkin pickers and the under-five set. In addition to a large selection of pumpkins (sold by the size chart), kiddos will love the awesome corn maze and Jr. corn maze, bubble table, duck races, cattle roping, sandbox and slides plus tractors and tires to climb on, tractor train rides, a corn box, hay maze, trike track, farm animals, and hay rides. You will also find plenty of yummy snacks at the Korral Kafe including kids hot dog meals, hot cider, a variety of homemade breads and pumpkin treats galore. Thinking this would be a great place for a birthday bash? You’re in luck. Thomasson Family Farm has a number of birthday party packages available.
Good to know: The Nighttime Corn Maze is open October 26 & 27 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
38223 236th Avenue SE
Enumclaw, Wa 98022
Dates: October 1 – 31
Hours: Daily 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Cost: $2.50 – $12 (see website for pricing details)
Carpinito Brothers Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
The Carpinito U-Pick pumpkin patch and both of their corn mazes open September 27th! In addition to the Zombie-themed corn mazes with over 3 miles of paths, visit with the farm animals, take a tractor-pulled hayride, explore the hay maze and shop for locally grown fruits and veggies at the produce stand. With over 50 acres or farmland, you’re sure to find the perfect pumpkin and have fun doing it.
Dates: September 27 – October 31
Hours: Daily 9:00 am to dusk
Cost: Admission is free; activity costs vary
North of Seattle
Bob’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm
At this super-popular farm, take a hayride out to the 20-acre pumpkin patch where you will find over 50 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, kiddos will love the trike track (kids ride John Deere tricycles), playground, cow train, pony rides, face painting and corn cannon. There’s also an onsite photographer. And they host birthday parties. Phew…this farm has it all!
Dates: September 28 – October 31
Hours: Daily 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Cost: No admission fee to enter the pumpkin patch; activity costs vary (discount wristbands available)
In addition to a 10-acre pumpkin patch and 10-acre corn maze, this farm features a weekend Family Pumpkin Park with hayrides, pumpkin launching, face painting, trout fishing, food and craft booths plus human hamster wheels, a corn crib and air jumpers. Don’t forget to bring your camera. This fab farm also provides red wagons for you to use in the fields or for picture taking!
Stocker Farms Market
10622 Airport Way
Snohomish, Wa 98296
Dates: October 4 – 27
Hours: Market open daily; Family Pumpkin Park open weekends from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; select activities open Tues.-Fri. from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: $6.95 – $9.95 (under 2 free); online discounts available
With a 20-acre pumpkin patch (and more than 20 varieties of pumpkins), a Alice in PumpkinLand-themed corn maze, hayrides, storytelling, a pumpkin slinger and petting zoo, plus a donut and espresso bar, this farm covers all the bases. Little ones will especially love the non-scary 3-D Pumpkin Barn Adventure and all the fun harvest decorations around the farm.
Dates: September 28 – October 31
Hours: Daily 9:30 am ‘till dark
Cost: Entrance to the farm is free; activity costs vary
Fairbank Animal & Pumpkin Farm
This weekend-only pumpkin patch has a side attraction: kids get to feed the ducks and chickens in the chicken run. Other activities include a Tiny Tot “maize maze,” hay tunnel, large vegetable garden and poultry hatching. The farm also sells baby goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, and calves in case you want to take any home with you!
15308 52nd Avenue West
Edmonds, Wa 98026
Dates: October 4 – 27
Hours: Sat. & Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $3/person (ages 10 months and up); pumpkins $1 and up
The Farm at Swan’s Trail in Snohomish
At this awesome farm, check out the 45-acre pumpkin patch and 12-acre corn maze (in the shape of Washington State), plus a children’s play area with a corn box, 40-foot slide, rubber duck races, jumping pillow, gem mining, critter swings, cow train and 3-story hay barn. Other activities include live duck races, a nine-hole putting course, wagon rides and Farmer Ben’s Famous Four Little Pigs show.
Good to know: This farm is great for little ones since it doesn’t have any scary Halloween decorations, and instead has a fall harvest theme.
Dates: September 29 – October 31
Hours: Daily 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Cost: General admission is free; activity costs vary from $2 – $25
Explore the twists and turns of the Farm Scene Investigation (FSI) corn maze, check out the farm animals and slip down the tube slide. The little ones will love the spider web for lounging and crawling. Oh, and don’t forget to pick some pumpkins!
630 Sunnyside Boulevard SE
Lake Stevens, Wa 98258
Dates September 28 – October 31 (Some activities are only available on weekends)
Hours: Daily 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: Admission is free; activity costs vary; pumpkins start at $1
Did we miss your favorite pumpkin patch? Let us know where your family plans to pick pumpkins this year by leaving us a comment below!
–Kristina Moy & Jacqui Boland
photos courtesy of Fox Hollow Family Farm/Megan Williams, Trinity Tree Farm Pumpkin Patch, Carpinito Brothers Farm, Carleton Farm Pumpkin Patch, The Farm at Swan’s Trail Pumpkin Patch, Remlinger Farms Pumpkin Patch, Katie Kavulla, Kristina Moy, Amanada Apodaca, Dr. Maze’s Farm, Two Brothers Pumpkin Patch at Gamehaven Greenery, Camp Korey at Carnation Farm, Mosby Farms, Bob’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm, Stocker Farms, Craven Farm & The Farm at Swan’s Trail in Snohomish
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