Pumpkin picking season is here which means it’s time to start mapping out which pumpkin patches you’re going to hit this year. And since most of our area’s U-pick spots also offer old-fashioned fun (think 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.

seattle pumpkin farm

photo: Katie Rust


Fox Hollow Farm
This popular farm in Issaquah is known for its welcoming farm experience for kids at any age. During pumpkin season, Fox Hollow has a pumpkin patch filled with pumpkins ready for picking as well as hayrides, farm animals, a hay-bale maze, corn bin, pony rides, train rides, huge inflatables and more. If your kiddos want to plan a return visit, put their annual Halloween Carnival on your radar. On October 31, little ghouls can run and jump around the farm as it transforms into a spooktacular play area. Activities include trick-or-treating, an old-fashioned cake walk and Halloween-themed games in addition to all of the Fall Festival activities mentioned above. Photo opps abound here, so a camera is a must!

Good to know: Fox Hollow is now offering Fall Festival reserved sessions. The morning session is open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and the afternoon session is open from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. By offering sessions, all guests are guaranteed a spot in the parking lot and the animals will not get over-stressed by huge crowds. Note: You will have the flexibility to come and go as you please during your three-hour session. We recommend purchasing your tickets online in advance.

seattle pumpkin patch

 photo: Emily Williams

12031 Issaquah-Hobart Rd. S.E.
Issaquah, Wa
Online: foxhollowfamilyfarm.com or on Facebook

Dates: Daily, Sept. 25-Oct. 31, 2015
Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: $10/person (18 months & under Free). Some activities require an additional fee.

Remlinger Farms
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 “Flying Pumpkins.” If that’s not enough excitement, go on a pony ride, catch a performance in the farm theatre, jump on the two blow-up bouncers, zip down the giant slide 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: The crops are weather dependent, so if Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate or the fields are over picked, the farm will close them either temporarily or for the season. The pumpkin patch is open for guided and self-guided tours during the weekdays by reservation only.

Remlinger Farms Seattle

photo: Remlinger Farms

32610 N.E. 32nd St.
Carnation, Wa 98014
Online: remlingerfarms.com or on Facebook

Dates: Weekends, Sept. 26–Oct. 31
Hours: 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: $15.75 (under 1 Free); 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 cornstalks, a large variety of winter squash, seasonal vegetables and both U-pick and pre-picked pumpkins and gourds. Psst! Be sure to pick up mini hay-bales, corn stalks and ornamental corn for your harvest decorations. The pumpkin patch opens on October 7 and can accommodate groups with a reservation.

seattle pumpkin farm

photo: Allison Sutcliffe

7110 310th Ave. N.E.
Carnation, Wa 98014
Online: carnationwa.gov/index.asp?SEC=8BC68456-34E0-429B-A3F4-E6F906F7BE84&DE=CEF3C777-B99A-443D-80A3-C12D0B87D15C&Type=B_LOC

Dates: October 1-31, 2015
Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m.–dusk
Cost: Free

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 a pumpkin sling shot. They’ve also expanded their concessions to include kettle corn, hot dogs, chips and beverages and host school and group farm tours. Make sure to stop by the ATM before you visit; this is a cash only farm!

maris farms

photo: Melissa Mae Rodd-Smith 

14237 228th Ave. S.E.
Issaquah, Wa 98027
Online: trinitytreefarm.com/pumpkin-patch/

Dates: Oct. 8–31, 2015
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: Pumpkin patch and hay rides free; $1-$3 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 mazes farm

photo: Dr. Maze’s Farm

15410 N.E. 124th St.
Redmond, Wa 98052
Online: drmazesfarm.com or on Facebook

Dates: Sept. 25-Oct. 31, 2015
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (hayrides are only on Saturdays and Sundays)
Cost: Free to enter the farm; $9 for farmyard entrance (includes hayride & corn maze); $2 for hayride only.

Camp Korey at Carnation Farm
During the weekend of October 16-18 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 hayrides, pumpkin bowling, petting zoo, kids’ activities, farm tours, crafts 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.

Good to know: The farm-to-table concession stand highlights Camp Korey’s organic garden and Garden Discovery program.

Camp Korey

photo: Camp Korey

28901 N.E. Carnation Farm Rd.
Carnation Wa 98014
Online: campkorey.org/our-events/fall-festival

Dates: October 16-18, 2015
Hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Cost: Entry is free; activity costs vary.

South of Seattle

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 8 acres, the farm sells gourds, cornstalk bundles, hay bales and carving kits. Kids will especially love visiting with the farm animals, weaving through the 5+ acre cornfield maze and riding in a real life Monster Truck. Other activities include hayrides, pig and duck races and a super-sized jump pillow, plus spider web climber, pony rides, a pedal cart track and nighttime corn maze. Vendors will be on hand selling concessions during the week 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 $5 rate 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. Pumpkins are priced per pound.

maris farms

photo: Melissa Mae Rodd-Smith

25001 Sumner-Buckley Highway
Buckley, Wa 98321
Online: marisfarms.com or on Facebook

Dates: Daily, October 3–31, 2015 (check the calendar for the daily schedule)
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 1 p.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (limited activities on weekdays)
Cost: $7-$14 (2 and under free); late arrival discounts available after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and after 4 pm. on Sat. & Sun.  

Mosby Farms
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 newly updated  farmstand (now located at the pumpkin patch) 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.

mosby pumpkin patch

 photo: Jennifer Young

12754 S.E. Green Valley Rd.
Auburn, Wa 98092
Online: mosbyfarm.com or on Facebook

Dates: Oct. 2-31, 2015
Hours: Daily 10 a.m.–dusk. Hayrides on the weekends only (weather permitting).
Corn maze: $6-$9 (3 & under 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), tykes 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 pulled by Grandpa Tim’s John Deere, a corn box, hay maze, trike track, farm animals and hayrides around the farm. All of these activities will definitely work up an appetite, so be sure to stop by the Korral Kafe for lots of yummy snacks 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 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.

thomasson farm

photo: Kristina Moy

38223 236th Ave. S.E.
Enumclaw, Wa 98022
Online: thomassonfarm.com or on Facebook 

Dates: October 1-31, 2015
Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Cost: $2.50-$12 (see website for pricing details). Adults free on weekdays.

Carpinito Brothers Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
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 two themed corn mazes with over three miles of paths and a brand new Farm Fun Yard with a children’s hay maze, farm animals, duck races, Pygmy goat walk and hay pen. Carpinito Brothers also offers tractor-pulled hayrides and a farm fresh produce stand with seasonal fruits and veggies. Just remember… this is a cash or check only farm.

Good to know: Large pumpkins are priced per pound; small pumpkins are priced individually. Sugar pumpkins are $2.50 each.

seattle pumpkin patch

photo: Wendy Lind

277th & West Valley Highway
Kent, Wa 98032
Online: carpinito.com or on Facebook

Dates: Sept. 26–Oct. 31, 2015
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: Pumpkin patch Free; $4 for Farm Fun Yard (under 2 Free); $3 for single hayrides; $6-$9 for corn maze (4 & under Free)

Spooner Farms
This family operated farm has been a Southsound favorite for more than 21 years. 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. In addition to the corn maze and pumpkin sling shots, there’s pedal karts, pony rides, face painting, a kids barn and duck races, plus farm animals, Jr. maze, concessions, candy store and fun fall decorations. Psst! This farm is photo worthy, so remember to bring along your camera.

spooner farms

photo: Rachael Brandon

9710 State Route 162 E.
Puyallup, Wa 98374
Online: spoonerberries.com or on Facebook

Dates Oct. 1-31, 2015 (concessions, roasted corn, Jr. maze, pedal karts, face painting and pony rides are weekends only)
Hours: Corn maze open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sling shot open Mon.-Fri., 3 p.m.-6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Pumpkin patch open daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: Free to enter farm; activity costs vary.

North of Seattle

Bob’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm
At this super popular farm, take a free 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 at Bob’s. Kiddos come back year after year for the trike track (kids ride John Deere tricycles), playground, cow train, pony rides, hayrides, face painting, kids’ corn maze, playground and apple cannon. There’s also an onsite photographer, hot food concession stand and face painting on the weekends. And they host birthday parties and sell locally grown apples and gourmet cheeses at their Country Store. Phew… this farm has it all!

Good to know: This is a popular farm, so remember to pack your patience. If you want to avoid the crowds come earlier in the season. The first and second weekends are the least crowded.

Angela Alanis

photo: Angela Alanis

10917 Elliott Rd.
Snohomish, Wa 98296
Online: bobscorn.com or on Facebook

Dates: Sept. 26–Oct. 31, 2015
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cost: No admission fee to enter the pumpkin patch; activity costs vary. (Note: Fall Harvest activities only take place on the weekends starting at 3 p.m. on Friday).

Stocker Farms
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, trout fishing, human hamster wheels, pumpkin launching, barrel train rides, and food and craft booths, plus a corn crib and air jumpers. Don’t forget to bring your camera.

Good to know: This fab farm provides red wagons for you to use in the fields or for picture-taking!

stocker farms

photo: Stocker Farms Facebook page

Stocker Farms Market
10622 Airport Way
Snohomish, Wa 98296

Corn Maze & Pumpkin Park
8705 Marsh Rd.
Snohomish, Wa 98296
Online: stockerfarms.com or Facebook

Dates: Sept. 26–Oct. 31, 2015
Hours: Country market with traditional pumpkin patch open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Family Pumpkin Park open weekends from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Select activities open Tues.-Fri. from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Cost: $7-$10.95 for Family Pumpkin Park (2 & under Free); online discounts available.

Craven Farm
With a 20-acre pumpkin patch (and more than 20 varieties of pumpkins), a 15-acre Alice-in-Pumpkin Land-themed corn maze, hayrides, storytelling, a pumpkin slinger, petting zoo and 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.

Good to know: During the weekends, your favorite Frozen princesses, Anna and Elsa, will be at Craven Farm singing your favorite songs, posing for individual photos and handing out special Frozen-themed gifts. Space is limited to 25 children per time session, so be sure to reserve your space now! Note: Babes ages 1 and under and in an adult’s lap are free, but must have an infant ticket.

craven farm kenna 3

photo: Kenna Konoske

13817 Short School Rd.
Snohomish, Wa 98290
Online: cravenfarm.com or on Facebook

Dates: Sept. 26–Oct. 31, 2015
Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m. ‘till dark
Cost: Free to enter the farm; 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 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.

Good to know: Upon entering the farm, each person will receive a cup of animal food to feed to the ducks and chickens in the chicken run. The farm has a non-spooky harvest time-theme, is full of baby animals and is low-key, making is a great place for tots or first-time pumpkin patch goers.

thomasson family farm

 photo: Kristina Moy

15308 52nd Ave. W.
Edmonds, Wa 98026
Online: fairbankfarm.com

Dates: October 3-31, 2015
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, find a 45-acre pumpkin patch and 12-acre corn maze (in the shape of Washington State) as well as 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. Looking for even more excitement? Catch the live duck races, try your hand at the nine-hole putting course, take a wagon ride or listen to Farmer Ben’s famous Four Little Pigs show. With all this excitement, a nap on the way home is almost guaranteed!

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. The farm also sells gourds, corn stalks and hay bales for fall decorating as well as delicious sweet corn and Jonagold and Honeycrisp apples.

pumpkin farm seattle

photo: Kalyn Gustafson

7301 Rivershore Rd.
Snohomish, Wa 98290
Online: thefarm1.com or on Facebook

Dates: Sept. 27–Oct. 31, 2015
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.

Carleton Farms
Explore the twists and turns of the Farm Scene Investigation (FSI) corn maze, check out the farm animals, try your hand at the pumpkin cannon or head into the kids barn and slip down the tube slide. Little ones will especially love the spider web for lounging and crawling, the pony train and the Kids Korral with an outdoor play area with zip swing, hay mountain, farm house and mazes. Oh, and don’t forget to pick some pumpkins!

craven farm kenna 9

photo: Kenna Konoske

630 Sunnyside Blvd. S.E.
Lake Stevens, Wa 98258
Online: carletonfarm.com

Dates Sept. 26–Nov. 1, 2015 (special activities only available on weekends)
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (pumpkin patch and corn maze)
Cost: Admission is free; activity costs vary. Pumpkins start at $1.

Baily Vegetables
This 5th generation family owned farm is located on 400 acres in the Snohomish Valley. What started out as a two-acre U-pick garden has now grown to over 40 acres of U-pick, including U-pick pumpkins, gourds, squash and corn. In addition to the U-pick fields, this family farm boats lots of free harvest fun during the weekends in October. Kids will love playing in pumpkin barn and play area with a hay climb, rope swings, roping area, trikes and toy tractors. And everyone will love taking a wagon ride around the pumpkin patch, looking at the non-scary fall decorations and noshing on kettle corn and hot cider.

Good to know: You won’t find a corn maze here, just good ol’ basic farm fun.

girl smelling pumpkin flower

12711 Springhetti Rd.
Snohomish, Wa 98296
Online: baileyveg.com

Dates: Pumpkin patch open daily, late Sept.-Oct. 2015; Farm activities every weekend in Oct.
Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Did we miss your favorite pumpkin patch? Tell us where your family plans to pick pumpkins this year in the Comments below!

— Kristina Moy