Fall is in the air and you know what that means: pumpkin picking season! Since most of our area’s U-pick pumpkin patches also offer old-fashioned fun (hayrides, corn mazes, cider pressing), it’s a good idea to plan on making a day of it. To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve rounded up the best pumpkin patches near Seattle and dished on the farm extras. Scroll down and get ready to carve out some fall fun!
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, trick-or-treating, ATV's, toddler tractors and huge inflatables. If your crew needs a pick-me-up, the farm sells pumpkin pie and hot apple cider as well as s'mores roasted around the bonfire. Again this year: Admission is a flat $50 fee per car (up to 7 people) on the weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and includes all activities. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, admission is $10 per person for anyone over the age of 12 months and all activities are included. The Halloween Carnival (on Oct. 26) is an all ages party that includes all of the activities listed for the Fall Festival plus trick-or-treating around the farm. Wear your costumes!
Good to know: Fox Hollow is already taking Fall Festival reserved sessions. The weekend sessions run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and the weekday sessions run from 10 a.m.-2 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 session. We recommend purchasing your tickets online in advance (like now!). The farm does not offer refunds for bad weather or other reasons, so choose your day carefully.
Dates: Wed.–Sun., Sep. 27–Oct. 26, 2019
Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (you must choose a session time online before arriving)
Cost: $50/car for up to 7 people on the weekends; $10/person Wed.-Fri.
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 theater, jump on the blow-up bouncers, zip down the giant slide, ride the mini roller coaster and of course, pick some pumpkins in the U-pick pumpkin fields. When you crew gets hungry, Remlinger Farms has a full menu complete with their own mini donuts (with real pumpkin flavoring!), pizza, Angus hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs and brats as well as 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 (they're just $0.10 per pound with your paid park admission wristband). Psst! Don't forget to pick up a couple of Remlinger Farms' delicious pies before you leave.
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 U-pick pumpkin patch is open for guided and self-guided tours during the weekdays by reservation only. The U-pick fields will be open every Friday starting October 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (entrance gate closes at 2 p.m.).
Dates: Weekends, Sep. 28–29 & Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 & 26-27, 2019. U-pick fields open every weekend Sep. 28–Oct. 27 and every Friday starting Oct. 11 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (gates closes at 5 p.m.). The park is open by reservation only during the week.
Cost: $24.71/Kids & Adults; $22.54/Seniors; under 1 Free (free to enter U-pick pumpkin patch)
Two Brothers Pumpkin Patch
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 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 pumpkin patch opens on Sep. 28 and can accommodate groups with a reservation. Psst! The farm is cash or check only.
Dates: Daily, Sep. 28–Oct. 31, 2019
Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Located in Carnation, Oxbow Farm offers U-pick organic pumpkins of all shapes and sizes along with fun Oxtober festival activities for kids and adults and plenty of wheelbarrows and carts to haul your jack-o-lanterns to your car. They have an awesome living playground with tunnels, domes, and a tee-pee covered in gourds, beans, hops and other greenery as well as a House of Hay, farm stand, hayrides, farm tours, climbing tractor and pumpkin sling shot. Their one-acre educational Kids' Farm is another popular spot for kids. The Kids' Farm is separate from Oxbow's production fields and the hub of all the farm's educational programming. It's open for free exploration all day; other activities use a "magic bean" currency where indicated. Magic beans are available for purchase in several places around the farm (1 bean equals approximately $1). Oxbow also has several indoor and outdoor picnicking areas in and around the Kids’ Farm. Picnic tables are first come, first serve. Psst! Be sure to bring cash or cards for the food trucks that will be on site.
Good to Know: The U-pick pumpkin patch and farm stand are open Thurs.–Sun. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. starting on Oct. 5; full Oxtober festival activities take place on Saturdays and Sundays. The farm is open rain or shine, but will post updates on its website and Facebook page if high winds, lightning or other dangerous weather conditions impact their hours. This is a working organic farm and dogs are not permitted on Oxbow’s grounds, so leave Fido at home.
Dates: Weekends, Oct. 5–27, 2019 (farm stand and pumpkin patch open Thurs.–Sun.)
Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: Free to enter the farm and festival; activity costs vary. Free parking.
A big red barn, duck races, thousands of pumpkins ready to be picked, sunflowers and corn stalks, a corn maze, children's rides, an animal train and a pumpkin wash to clean your gourds and pumpkins before taking them home makes this Redmond farm a family favorite. In addition to a large selection of orange pumpkins, the farm also has White Luminas, Red French and Atlantic Giants.
Good to know: The 24-acre working family farm is a low-key operation with no entrance fees. Be sure to bring your camera!
20306 N.E. 50th St
Redmond, WA 98053
Dates: Late Sep.–Oct. 31, 2019
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cost: Free admission
On Saturdays and Sundays in October, Jubilee Farm in Carnation hosts their annual Harvest Festival. Take a free hayride out to the U-Pick fields for pumpkins and gourds, launch pumpkins from the farm's trebuchet, enjoy rotating musicians and artisans, shop at the farm market, get lost in the kids' hay maze, visit with the farm animals, watch cooking demonstrations and try your hand at the hand-crank cider press. Plus, enjoy hot apple cider on the barn porch and delish food from local vendors.
Good to Know: The Farm has a no pet policy, so please leave Fido at home.
229 W. Snoqualmie River Rd. N.E.
Carnation, WA 98014
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 & 26-27, 2019
Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: Free admission and parking (concessions extra)
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 visiting with the farm animals (the goats are a must!), weaving through the five plus acre cornfield maze and riding in a real life Monster Truck. The Kids Courtyard, designed for ages 2-11, is where you will find a bounce house, cow train, tire mountain, spider web climber, corn room, rubber duck races, “cow” roping, tube slide, roller slide, black mamba, little tykes barnyard ball zone and more! Other activities include hayrides, zip lines, pig and duck races and a super-sized jump pillow (pictured), plus a spider web climber, pony rides, a pedal cart track and The Haunted Woods (a nighttime corn maze). Note: Some activities are only offered on weekends. 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 at Maris Farms, you can apply your daytime admission toward your pumpkin purchase if departing within 30 minutes of admission with a pumpkin. Pumpkins are priced per pound. Concessions, pony rides and Monster Truck vendors accept cash only; an ATM is located on site. Avoid the long lines by purchasing your tickets online. The mechanical bull, catch-n-release trout fishing, face painting, destruction zone (pumpkin & corn shooters), and live pig and duck races take place on Saturdays and Sundays only.
Dates: Daily, Sep. 28–Oct. 31, 2019 (check the ticket calendar for the daily schedule)
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 1 p.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cost: $10–$21.75 for farm admission (2 & under Free); additional activities extra
Add up a fantastic corn maze (which happens to be a space theme this year), a ginormous pumpkin patch and tractor-pulled hayrides and the result is a fun and super-easy day at Mosby Farm. The pumpkins at this simple, harvest-style patch range from small to large and consist of several varieties including carving pumpkins, pie pumpkins and winter squash. The farm also sells decorative gourds, ornamental corn and corn stalks.
Good to know: The Mosby Farmstand sells plenty of goodies, including locally grown fruits and veggies, gourmet food, cheese, bread, dairy and Northwest wines and brews. Also, 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: Sep. 28–Oct. 30, 2019
Hours: Daily 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (hayrides on the weekends only–weather permitting)
Cost: Free admission; $7–$10 for corn maze (3 & under Free)
Thomasson Family Farm
This family farm is perfect for first time pumpkin pickers and the under 5 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. There's also 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, apple sling shots and hay wagon rides 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. Avoid the long lines by purchasing your tickets online before you go. And please, leave Fido at home.
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 five acre corn maze answering the eight trivia questions hidden throughout. Find all eight, and win a prize! Other farm activities include the best slingshot in Puyallup (hit the target and win 15 pounds of free pumpkins), hayrides, kiddie train rides, live bluegrass music on select weekends, delish food (think: hot apple cider, kettle corn, homemade caramel apples, hot dogs) and a huge selection of gourds, cornstalks and squash.
Good to know: If you're celebrating a birthday or hosting a team gathering, email Picha Farms to reserve a picnic table under a canopy. Hayrides and kiddie trains are available weekends only until October 11; daily rides will be offered beginning October 12. Food vendors will be open weekends and October 11 only. 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.
Dates: Sep. 28-Oct. 31, 2019
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. on weekdays; maze closes to new entries at 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to enter the farm; activity fees vary. View this year's prices here.
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 Farm Fun Yard ($5/kid was last year's price; this year's price is TBD) with a children's hay maze, farm animals, rubber duck races, Pygmy goat walk and corn pen. 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, premium sausages and refreshing lemonade from The Frankfurter 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 than the main store in Kent; the Farm Fun Yard and hayride are located across the street from the pumpkin patch. View the map online. Large pumpkins are priced per pound; small pumpkins are priced individually; sugar pumpkins are $2.50 each. Note: no pets are permitted.
U-Pick Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
27508 West Valley Hwy. N.
Kent, WA 98032
Farm Fun Yard
6720 S. 277th St.
Kent, WA 98032
Dates: Sep. 27–Oct. 31, 2019
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cost: Free to enter the pumpkin patch; Farm Fun Yard, hayrides and corn maze extra. Check website for updates.
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 49 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 corn maze with over three miles of paths, a pumpkin sling shot, face painting, 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: This farm is photo worthy, so be sure to bring along your camera! View their 2019 flyer here. No pets allowed.
Dates: Sep. 28–Oct. 31, 2019 (concessions and some activities are weekends only)
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Corn maze open Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to enter farm; activity costs vary.
Bob's Corn & Pumpkin Farm
At this super popular farm, take a free 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 trike track (kids ride John Deere tricycles), playground, cow train, pony rides, hayrides, face painting, kids' corn maze, apple cannon and corn crib. There’s also an on-site photographer, hot food concession stand and face painting on the weekends. Psst! Get in line for the homemade hot donuts when you arrive (seriously!); they're delicious and always sell out early in the day. And if that's not enough...Bob's also hosts birthday parties for kids 6 & under in their Kids Maze and parties for older kids in their Big Corn Maze, and they sell locally grown apples and gourmet cheeses at their Country Store. If you're thinking this farm has it all, you're right!
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. Bob's changed their pricing structure for 2019 by grouping all activities together. One price will now get you in and take the guesswork out of which activities you do and don’t get with the multiple wristband options. View the activities included with admission here.
Dates: Sep. 14–Oct. 31, 2019
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–dark (approx. 7 p.m.).
In addition to a 10-acre pumpkin patch and seven-acre corn maze, this farm features over 30 attractions, including a corn maze, hayrides, jumping pillow, apple blaster cannon, barrel train, ball zone, corn crib and tire mountain. There's also rubber duck races, an animal barn, face painting, a pumpkin cannon, craft booths and three brand-new 2019 attractions. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Good to know: This fantastic farm provides red wagons for you to use in the fields or for picture-taking!
Dates: Sep. 21–22 & Sep. 28–Oct. 31, 2019
Hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cost: $8.95–$22.95 (2 & under Free). Online tickets available.
With a 20-acre pumpkin patch (and more than 30 varieties of pumpkins), a 15-acre Alice-in-Pumpkin Land-themed corn maze, hayrides, mini golf, storytelling, rubber duck races, a pumpkin slinger, petting zoo and donut and espresso bar, this farm covers all the bases. Little ones will especially love the non-scary "I Spy Barn," the hay ride to Minionville and all the fun harvest decorations around the farm. The Kids Adventure Maze is also another great option for little ones 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 newly expanded Story Book Lane corn, viewing story boxes, until they come upon Adventure Alley where they can challenge each other on our 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: This year, kids can travel through Farmer Mark's Enchanted Journey. This brand-new trail through the corn has scenes from popular movies and stories, from magical to mystical, and offers many photo ops and several meet and greets on select weekends in October.
Dates: Sep. 21–Oct. 31, 2019
Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m.–dusk (some activities are weekends only)
Cost: Free to enter the farm; activity costs vary. View activities online.
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, haystack, 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.
15308 52nd Ave. W.
Edmonds, WA 98026
Dates: Saturdays & Sundays, October 5–27, 2019
Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: $3/person (ages 10 mos. & up); pumpkins are $1 & up. Free parking.
The Farm at Swan’s Trail in Snohomish
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 corn box, 40-foot slide, rubber duck races, two jumping pillows, petting farm, gem mining, critter swings, cow train and three-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, 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!
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. Note: pumpkins are priced by size; a basketball size jack-o-lantern is $5.
Dates: Sep. 21–Oct. 31, 2019
Hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on weekends; noon–6 p.m. on weekdays. Field trips on weekdays from 9:30 a.m.–noon by reservation only.
Cost: $8.25–$14.68. View the activity list here. Purchase tickets online or at the entrance.
Explore the twists and turns of the Farm Scene Investigation (FSI) corn maze which has a Mariners-themed shape this year, 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. Older kids will like the newer farm additions: zombie paintball, a haunted swamp and a zombie farm. Oh, and don’t forget to pick some pumpkins!
Good to know: Pets are not allowed at the farm, so please leave Fido at home. This year, most activities have been combined into one wristband fee. Weekday wristbands include the corn maze and The Korral and weekend wristbands include the corn maze, large zip lines, game zone, pumpkin jump pad, pony bucket train, Kids Barn (corn room, hay swing, hay jump) and The Korral (Punch’in Pumpkins maze, tube slides, mini zip swings, combine climber/roller slides, spider web).
630 Sunnyside Blvd. S.E.
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Dates Sep. 28–Oct.31, 2019 (special activities only available on weekends)
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cost: Free to enter the pumpkin patch; $9-$15 for wristbands
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 boasts lots of free harvest fun during the weekends in October. Kids will love playing in the Pumpkin Barn and Play Area which includes a hay climb, rope swings, trikes and toy tractors. And everyone will love taking a free wagon ride around the pumpkin patch, looking at the non-scary fall decorations, noshing on kettle corn and hot cider and visiting with the baby pigs.
Good to know: You won't find a corn maze here or field trips, just good ol' basic farm fun. The
12711 Springhetti Rd.
Snohomish, WA 98296
Dates: Pumpkin patch open daily in October; farm activities and concessions open on weekends in Oct.
Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.