Take Your Pick: 16 Pumpkin Patches Worthy of Repeat Visits
Pumpkin picking season is upon us which means it’s time to start mapping out which pumpkin patches you’re going to hit this year. Since most of our area’s U-pick hot spots also offer up old-fashioned fun—like petting zoos, hayrides and corn mazes—it’s a good idea to plan on making a day of it. To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve rounded up our favorite pumpkin patches, all within an hour’s drive of the city, and dished on the farm extras.
photo: Natalia Dotto Photography
Fox Hollow Family Farm
This small equestrian center has a fun pumpkin patch filled with pumpkins ready for picking as well as horse-drawn carriage rides, farm animals, hay-bale maze, corn bin, pony rides and huge inflatables. If your kiddos don’t want to leave, come back to the Halloween Party on October 31 where 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, inflatable bouncy pumpkin, bonfire with s’mores, spooky hayrides and games. Photo opportunities abound here, so a camera is a must!
photo: Emily Williams
Dates: October 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29 & 30
Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: $10 (carriage rides, pony rides, and concessions are an additional fee)
Catch a ride on the steam train, check out the 4-H 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 and a couple of Remlinger Farms’ famous pies.
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.
photo: Kalyn Gustafson
Dates: Sept. 27–Oct. 26
Hours: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (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 Game Haven 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 7 and can accommodate groups with a reservation.
photo: Allison Sutcliffe
7110 310th Ave. N.E.
Carnation, Wa 98014
Dates: October 7-31
Hours: Daily 9:30 a.m.–dusk
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 a bounce house and slide and new pumpkin sling shot. They’ve also expanded their concessions to include kettle corn, hot dogs, chips and beverages and now host birthday parties. Make sure to stop by the ATM before you go; this is a cash only farm!
photo: Mark Grantor
14237 228th Ave. S.E.
Issaquah, Wa 98027
Dates: Oct. 10–31
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: Pumpkin patch and hay rides free; $3-$10 for other activities.
Dr. Maze’s Farm
Dr. Maze’s farm is full of fun activities during the fall. They’ve got farm animals, hay rides and a pumpkin patch with lots 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.
Dr. Maze’s Farm
Dates: Sept. 26-28 pumpkin patch opens; Oct. 3-31 open weekends; Oct. 20-30 open weekdays
Hours: Weekdays, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (starting Oct. 3)
Cost: $9 for farmyard entrance (includes hayride & sunflower/cornfield maze); $2 for hayride only.
Camp Korey at Carnation Farm
During the weekend of October 17-19 you can contribute to Camp Korey, a camp for children with serious and life-altering medical conditions and their families, at Carnation Farm. 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.
photo: Camp Korey
28901 N.E. Carnation Farm Rd.
Carnation Wa 98014
Dates: October 17-19
Hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
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 on more than 8 acres, the farm sells gourds, cornstalk bundles, hay bales and carving kits and includes farm animals, a 6+ acre cornfield maze, hayrides, pig races and a super-sized jump pillow, plus a spider web climber, pony rides, a pedal cart track and nighttime corn maze. During the weekdays, grab a snack from one of the vendors and on weekends, enjoy a large menu including hot dogs, hamburgers, turkey legs, funnel cakes, chili, kettle corn and more.
Good to know: If you’re only looking to pick pumpkins, Maris Farms offers a special rate option at the time of admission. Be sure to ask the tickets cashier and the fee will be credited towards the cost of your pumpkins if made within 30 minutes of entry.
photo: Katie Rust
Dates: October 4–31 (check the calendar for the daily schedule)
Hours: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & 7 p.m.-10 p.m.; weekdays, 1 p.m.–6 p.m.
Cost: $7-$12 (2 and under free)
Add up a fantastic corn maze, a ginormous pumpkin patch, and tractor-pulled hayrides (on the weekends), 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.
photo: Heather Conte
Dates: Sept. 27–Oct. 30
Hours: Daily 10 a.m.–dusk
Corn maze: $6-$9 (under 3 free)
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 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.
photo: Kristina Moy
Dates: October 1-31
Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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 26. In addition to two themed corn mazes with over 3 miles of paths, visit with the farm animals, take a tractor-pulled hayride, play in the corn pit and hay pen, weave your way through 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. Just remember… this is a cash or check only farm.
photo: Wendy Lind
Dates: Sept. 26–Oct. 31
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: Pumpkin patch free; $4-$7 for Farm Fun Yard (under 2 free)
North of Seattle
Bob’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm
At this super popular farm, take a hayride out to the 30-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, hayrides, face painting, playground and apple cannon. There’s also an onsite photographer and a hot food concession stand on weekends. And they host birthday parties. Phew… this farm has it all!
photo: Angela Alanis
Dates: Sept. 27–Oct. 31
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cost: No admission fee to enter the pumpkin patch; activity costs vary. (Note: some activities only available on weekends).
In addition to a 10-acre pumpkin patch and 10-acre 12th Fan corn maze, this farm features a weekend Family Pumpkin Park with hayrides, pumpkin launching, face painting, duck races, barrel train rides, and 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!
photo: Stocker Farms Facebook page
Stocker Farms Market
10622 Airport Way
Snohomish, Wa 98296
Dates: Sept. 27– 31
Hours: Market open daily; Family Pumpkin Park open weekends from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Select activities open Tues.-Fri. from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
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.
photo: Kenna Konoske
Dates: Sept. 27–Oct. 31
Hours: Daily 9:30 a.m. ‘till dark
Cost: Free to enter; 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! Just remember… this is a cash only farm.
photo: Katie Rust
15308 52nd Ave. W.
Edmonds, Wa 98026
Dates: October 4-26
Hours: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: $3/person (ages 10 mos. & 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.
photo: Kalyn Gustafson
Dates: Sept. 28–Oct. 31
Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: General admission and parking is free and includes wagon rides, pig show, duck race and petting farm; other activity costs vary from $2-$25.
Explore the twists and turns of the Farm Scene Investigation (FSI) 12th Fan Challenge corn maze, check out the farm animals, pumpkin cannon and kids barn and slip down the tube slide. Little ones will especially love the spider web for lounging and crawling and the pony train. Oh, and don’t forget to pick some pumpkins!
photo: Kenna Konoske
630 Sunnyside Blvd. S.E.
Lake Stevens, Wa 98258
Dates Sept. 27–Oct. 31 (special activities only available on weekends)
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
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 in a comment below!
–Kristina Moy & Jacqui Boland