We may be parenting in a pandemic, but we still have fall favorites to enjoy like fun-sized candy bars, pumpkin patch visits and corn mazes. While farms will be operating a little differently than usual, we’re sure your 2020 corn maze adventure will be just as fun as always, and a great excuse to let the kids burn off some energy. Whether you want to wander the Kraken fields or solve puzzles among the stalks, we’ve got a just-right corn maze for your crew below.
Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm
This year at Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm, the ginormous maze will have you twisting and turning through geometric paths that lead to the center of Bob’s 10-acre field. For new maze explorers who aren’t ready to tackle the whole 10-acres on their own (or at all), they offer a kids’ maze that is equally impressive, and will keep little ones engaged at "stations” they find along the trail. We love the special rope maze that allows kids to try to find their way out in easy view of mom and dad. Other activities include: hayrides, trike track, cow train, big slides, corn crib, an apple cannon and more.
Bonus: Make a night of it at Bob's by reserving one of their 18 fire pits that are scattered along the perimeter of the maze and awesome for get-togethers and marshmallow roasting. Fire pits are available for two-80 people and run from $30-$80 per hour with farm admission. Psst...fire pit reservations go fast so book online now.
COVID-19 Update: Masks are required and you are asked to safely maintain a social distance of more than six feet from others not in your party. Ticket sales are limited and only offered online. Hand sanitizer and hand wash stations are provided.
Drive time: Approximately 40 minutes from Seattle.
Dates & Hours: Daily, through Nov. 1, 2020. Daytime Maze: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun. & Sat.); Night Maze: 5-11 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) Last admission at 10 p.m.
Cost: $7.50–$20 (plus $2 processing fee). Half price for seniors (55 & up) and military. The pricing structure includes one price for all farm activities. Reservations are required.
11907 Elliott Rd.
Snohomish, WA 98296
Carpinito Brothers Farm
As one of the closest corn mazes to Seattle, Carpinito Brothers goes all out each year with their corn mazes. They say that the secret is aliens, but we are not so sure. This year's huge canvas's theme is "Release the Kraken." It's pretty impressive. In addition to the maze, other activities include a hay maze, rubber duck races, rodeo ropin' cows and barnyard bowling. The corn maze is only open in the daytime and the last admission is at 5:30 p.m.
Bonus: You can combine all of your fall activities into one trip to Carpinito Brothers. Pick up pumpkins and fall veggies, take pictures with their fun props, travel through the hay maze, watch the duck races, say hello to the farm's furry friends and enjoy their fab concessions, (hot roasted corn, anyone?).
COVID-19 Update: Masks are required and you are asked to safely maintain a social distance of more than six feet from others not in your party. Admission will be limited, and the hay slides and corn pit will not be available this year.
Drive time: Approximately 20-30 minutes from Seattle.
Dates & Hours: Daily, Sept. 22-Oct. 31, 2020 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $11/adults; $8/kids, 5-12; Free for kids 4 & under. Additional fees for other activities.
U-Pick Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
27508 West Valley Hwy. N.
Kent, WA 98032
Farm Fun Yard
6720 S. 277th St.
Kent, WA 98032
When it comes to picture perfect, Craven Farm gets major parent points for its pretty factor. In fact, you won’t be surprised to hear that it’s a very popular wedding venue…that is, when the farm isn’t being trampled by kiddos in rain boots, who are ready to explore the mazes! Presenting pumpkin fun for over 35 years, the folks here know what they are doing. Weave your way in and out of the 15-acre "Alice in Pumpkinland" corn maze, complete with two routes. If you've got older kids and you’re looking to shake things up a bit, come back at night and give their non-scary Flashlight Nights a try with a trip through the maze and a round of mini golf on Friday and Saturday nights. Other events include a separate Kids Adventure Maze, rubber duck races, mini golf, animal farm, human foosball and more. Hayrides are only available on the weekends.
Bonus: Craven Farm has a special barn for kids called the "I Spy With My Little Eye" barn. This totally cute, non-scary barn is where your tots can look for all kinds of fun stuff. New this year: fresh apple cider and donuts made daily!
COVID-19 Update: Masks are required and you are asked to safely maintain a social distance of more than six feet from others not in your party. Hand sanitizer and hand wash stations are provided.
Drive time: Approximately 50 minutes from Seattle.
Dates & Hours: Daily, through Oct. 31, 2020 from 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Night maze, Fri. & Sat. until 10 p.m. (last entrance at 9 p.m.)
Cost: Individual activity prices vary. Or you can get an Unlimited Fun Wristband for $15 on weekdays and $20 on weekends; $15, night maze and mini golf
13817 Shorts School Rd.
Snohomish, WA 98290
Swan's Trail Farm
Learn a little geography with your corn maze. A family favorite, Swan’s Trail Farm is well-known for its Washington state corn maze. Start at one end of the state and make your way across to the other side…if you can. The maze is 12 acres (that's 4.5 miles of paths!) and shows more than 250 state roads and 400 towns and landmarks, each labeled with historical facts. Enjoy a scavenger hunt, take a stroll along our state's roads or have a friendly family competition. Who will be the first to find the Space Needle or make it to the border of Idaho? The options are endless at this maze!
Bonus: Not to be missed are the duck races. And, we’re not talking about rubber ducks! The pig races won’t disappoint either. Other activities include a kids corn maze, petting farm, tractor pull, wagon rides, hay pyramid, barnyard sports zone, roller slide, 50-foot long indoor slides, rubber duck races, pedal karts, hay hoist, and cow train.
COVID-19 Update: Masks are required and you are asked to safely maintain a social distance of more than six feet from others not in your party. Ticket sales are limited and we recommend that you purchase your tickets online ahead of time. Hand sanitizer and hand wash stations are provided.
Drive time: Approximately 45-60 minutes from Seattle.
Dates & Hours: Daily, through Oct. 31, 2020. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., weekdays; 9 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends. Closing at 4 p.m. on Oct. 31,2020.
Cost: $10/person (weekdays); $15/person (weekends); Free for kids 2 & under. The pricing structure includes one price for all farm activities.
7301 Rivershore Rd.
Snohomish, WA 98290
While there are two Picha Farms, the family's Harvest events are happening at their Puyallup location. And they are also celebrating Seattle's new hockey team by creating their own "Releasing the Kraken" five-acre corn maze. This year's maze offers a wider path than previous years and presents eight trivia questions along your journey. Get to the end and you'll be rewarded with a mini pumpkin to take home. Other activities include a hayride, slingshot (hit a target and win $5 off a pumpkin found in the field), a kiddie train and lots of tasty treats too.
Bonus: This location is great if you're looking to save some money.
COVID-19 Update: Masks are required, and guests are asked to safely maintain a social distance of more than six feet from others not in your party. Ticket sales are limited.
Drive time: Approximately one hour south of Seattle.
Dates & Hours: Daily, through Oct. 31, 2020. 3-6 p.m., weekdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m, weekends. Last corn maze tickets sold at 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $6/person; Free for kids 3 & under
6502 52nd St. E.
Puyallup, WA 98371
Double R Farms
Double R Farms harvest events are known by many as affordable family fun. The 5-acre corn maze is $5 a person. But you'll find other fun things to do as well. Try your hand at the pumpkin slingshot (just don't throw your back out!). Double R Farms offers the largest selections of pumpkins in the valley and at only .29/pound, they are the best deal around. Sounds like somebody will be seeing more pumpkin pie in the future...
COVID-19 Update: Masks are required and you are asked to safely maintain a social distance of more than six feet from others not in your party. Hand sanitizer and hand wash stations are provided. Unfortunately, the favorite hay rides will not be in operation this year.
Drive time: Approximately 60 minutes from Seattle.
Dates & Hours: Daily, through Oct. 31, 2020. 1-6 p.m., weekdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends
5820 44th St. E.
Puyallup, WA 98371
The owners at Carleton Farms are pretty humble when describing their Pumpkin Land and Adventure Nights, but there really is a lot to do here in addition to the five-acre corn maze. You'll get a bigger bang for your buck on the weekends, but you'll face smaller crowds during the weekdays. Everyday activities include the 5-acre corn maze, hayrides, game zone, kids bucket train and the Farm Korral that features tube slides, swings, roller slides, a web crawl and punch pumpkins. On the weekends, you also find opportunities to try out the paintball gallery, apple guns and pumpkin cannon. The best part? Carleton Farm is now home to a full-size produce market too.
COVID-19 Update: Masks are required and families are asked to safely maintain a social distance of more than six feet from others not in your party.
Drive time: Approximately 30 minutes from Seattle.
Dates & Hours: Daily, Sept. 25-Oct. 31, 2020. Call for hours.
Cost: $5-$20/person, depending on day and activities
630 Sunnyside Blvd. S.E.
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Thomasson Family Farm
Each year, this popular farm creates one of the most gorgeous corn mazes in our area, making it well worth the trip to Enumclaw. Did your plans to travel get cancelled this year? If so, you'll enjoy this year's "Travel the World" theme complete with the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, the Great Pyramids, sunshine, palm trees and more. But the best part? The maze has an interactive game to play throughout, offering fun facts about the places you're visiting. The maze takes approximately 45 minutes to navigate, so plan accordingly. (Psst...the maze is hand-cut into the field by the owner’s youngest daughter, Tia, who also designs it every year. Now that's amazing!) This maze is a non-scary adventure, suitable for the whole family. Other activities include laser tag, zip line, wagon ride, tractor train ride, an apple slingshot and more.
Bonus: This year they are bringing out adult-sized tricycles which sounds like a lot of fun!
COVID-19 Update: Masks are required and you are asked to safely maintain a social distance of more than six feet from others not in your party. Hand sanitizer and hand wash stations are provided, and the following activities will not be offered this year: corn box, hay barn, face painting and no prepared foods.
Drive time: Approximately 50 minutes from Seattle.
Dates & Hours: Daily, Oct. 1-30, 2020 from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Closing at noon Oct. 31.
Cost: $9/person, weekdays; $13/person, weekends; Military and seniors (65+) get $2 off.
38223 236th Ave. S.E.
Enumclaw, WA 98022
And now for something completely different...Perhaps the cream of the crop of pumpkin festivals is Remlinger Farms which offers over 25 rides and attractions. It's like going to a pumpkin-themed Disneyland! We’re talking a real roller coaster, antique cars (with two steering wheels!), a carousel, flying pumpkins, canoe rides, big swings, big slides and hayrides plus a bunch more. But amongst all this fun, the corn maze should not be passed over.
Bonus: Bring your appetite as Remlinger Farms offers a huge menu of meal and snack options including farm-made pizza, angus hamburgers, veggie burgers hot dogs, brats, homemade chili, and their famous pumpkin pie. Spend over $25 and get a free pumpkin to take home!
COVID-19 Update: Masks are required and you are asked to safely maintain a social distance of more than six feet from others not in your party. Hand sanitizer and hand wash stations are provided. The festival will only be open on the weekends this year and attendance will be limited. We recommend that you reserve your space ahead of time. Due to COVID, the following activities will not be offered this year: hay maze, hay jump, jump pillow, steam train and climbing wall. Pony rides are first come, first served basis.
Drive time: Approximately 45 minutes from Seattle (park in the outer lot to be near the corn maze).
Dates & Hours: Weekends, through Oct. 31, 2020. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: Festival admission $22.75/person; Free for kids 2 & under. Seniors (65+) and disabled persons get $2 off.
32610 N.E. 32nd St.
Carnation, WA 98014
Mosby's Pumpkin Patch
After 25 plus years, Mosby Farms knows how to do corn mazes right. Parents rave about the maze at Mosby because it’s so well-maintained. The corn is lush and high, the paths are less mucky than at other farms and the routes are tricky enough to keep parents (who are pretty sharp, if you ask us) entertained. After your hike, pick a up cart and head out to the pumpkin patch for a perfect souvenir and show your support for local agriculture.
Bonus: Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome at Mosby Farms, so feel free to bring Fido to romp around with you. Just remember to bring a leash and a plastic bag for messes and keep him out of the maze.
COVID-19 Update: Bring your masks and keep your social distance when exploring this corn maze, please.
Drive time: Approximately 40 minutes from Seattle.
Dates & Hours: Daily, through Oct. 31, 2020 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. No maze entrance after 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $10/adults; $7/kids (3-12); Free for kids 3 & under. The pricing structure includes one price for all farm activities.
3104 Auburn Black Diamond Rd.
Auburn, WA 98092
Rutledge Corn Maze
Whatever happened to Farmer Joe? You'll find out when collect all 12 clues while wondering about the Rutledge Corn Maze. Need a little more? Try the maze at night. Need even more spine-tingling fare? Try out the separate Haunted Corn Maze (recommended for kids age 10 and up) during weekends. In addition to getting lost, you'll encounter a number of spooky or creepy people. Other activities found on the farm include punchin' pumpkins, cow train ride, the corn cannon and wagon rides. On your way day, be sure to let the kids know that in 2002, Rutledge Corn Maze was the first corn maze in the world to plant their corn in the design. Most mazes are planted and then cut. Cool facts!
COVID-19 Update: Masks are required and you are asked to safely maintain a social distance of more than six feet from others not in your party. Ticket sales are limited and we recommend that you purchase your tickets online ahead of time.
Drive time: Approximately 80 minutes south of Seattle.
Dates & Hours: Daily, through Oct. 31, 2020. Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (last ticket sold at 5 p.m.); Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-midnight (last ticket sold at 10:30 p.m. for the haunted version of their corn maze).
Cost: $9/person, day maze; $12/person, night maze; $21/person, haunted maze
302 93rd Ave. S.E.
Tumwater, WA 98501
1. The buddy system is always key and pairing an adult with each group of kids is a fail-proof way to make it out of the maze without tears. That is, unless, your kids are better at getting through the maze than you are, in which case, the tears may be on your part!
2. Many of the fields have their mazes online–check out their websites before you go and let your kids form a plan, or even create a cheat sheet, to give them some confidence.
3. Teach older kids to use the sun position to keep themselves oriented in the maze–have them take notes of where the sun is when they enter the maze (at their back, for instance) and hopefully it will help them from going in circles or doing unnecessary back-tracking as they go.
If you’re looking for additional corn mazes close to your ‘hood, check out our pumpkin patch roundup. Most of our area’s U-pick pumpkin patches also offer fun mazes.
—Jefferey Totey, Kristina Moy & Katie Kavulla