It may be 2020, but there’s no need to squash the idea of a peaceful day picking out the perfect jack-o’-lantern wannabe with your kiddos, because the pumpkin patches are open! Families just need to adapt a little so we can all visit our favorite spots safely. So grab your masks (scary or Covid style), we’ve rounded up the best pumpkin patches (and all the extra precautionary details), so you can still carve out some fun fall adventures this year!
With a 20-acre pumpkin patch (and more than 30 varieties of pumpkins), a 15-acre Alice-In-Pumpkinland-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 the obstacle course and finally make their way through the Maze answering farm-related questions to find the quickest way to the exit. Make your visit extra special when you stay for Flashlight Night in the corn maze. Psst... they'll even have trick-or-treating Halloween night. Event details.
Covid-19 Update: Craven Farm has a new 70’ x 30’ animal barn with 15” entrances to maximize air flow. It also allows for one-way traffic. The gift shop will also have one-way entrances and exits. They have also set up additional food concession stands and another ticket booth to help with traffic. They will be providing a modified Hay Ride to make sure all customers are safe!
Good to know: There are no restrooms inside the big maze, so probably a good idea for the kiddos to use them before entering to avoid any…well, dancing!
Dates: Sept. 19–Oct. 31, 2020
Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m.–dusk (about 6:30 p.m.); weekends in Oct., 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: Free farm entry; activity costs vary; $15/weekends & $20/weekend for an Unlimited Fun Wristband.
In addition to a 10-acre pumpkin patch and seven-acre corn maze, this farm features over 30 attractions, including a corn maze, hayrides, apple blaster cannon, barrel train, ball zone, tire mountain and so much more. Tots will be especially happy to race rubber ducks, see Old McDonald's pals at the animal barn, get their faces painted, create crafts and more! Don’t forget to bring your camera. Also, if you feel like noshing, on the weekends you can savor the culinary delightfulness of their roasted corn, hamburger, and hand popped kettle corn. Event details.
Covid-19 Update: Tickets must now be purchased in advance online. Common areas and surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized on the regular. Once again, sport those face masks!
Good to know: This fantastic farm provides red wagons for you to use in the fields or for picture-taking.
Dates: Sept. 19 & 20, 26 & 27; Oct. 1-31, 2020
Hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cost: $13.95–$19.95; Free, kids 2 & under
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 Kracken-themed corn mazes with over three-miles of paths and a Family Fun Yard with a children's hay maze, farm animals, rubber duck races and a Pygmy goat walk. 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, as well as cool drinks, hot beverages and, of course, the ever-so-popular Carpinito Bros. roasted sweet corn. Event details.
Covid-19 Update: To ensure the safety of all visitors, Carpintino Bros. Pumpkin Patch might look a little different than last year, but they are eager to show you the same excitement and festivities as years past, while still abiding by all health mandates. This means that the hay slides and the corn pit will not be available for this year. Please wear a mask when visiting and maintain social distancing.
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. 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: Sept. 25.–Oct. 31, 2020
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cost: Free pumpkin patch entry; Farm Fun Yard, hayrides and corn maze extra.
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 10-acre corn maze, trike track (kids ride John Deere tricycles), playground, cow train, pony rides, hayrides, face painting, kids' corn maze and apple cannon. There’s also an on-site photographer, hot food concessions 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...you can book a personal bonfire here as well. They have a total of 18 fire pits inside the corn maze that can be rented out for small and large groups. Firewood and tiki torches provided. If you're thinking this farm has it all, you're right! Event details.
Covid-19 Update: Bob’s is committed to their customers’ safety and following all CDC guidelines. Tickets will be timed and must be purchased prior to your visit. No tickets can be bought at the gate this year. Masks will be required at the farm as well as social distancing of six feet.
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. View the activities included with admission online.
Dates: Sept. 19–Nov. 1, 2020
Hours: Sept. 19-25, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sept. 26-Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: $10–$20, depending on date.
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 seeing the farm animals, weaving through the five-plus acre touch-free cornfield maze and riding on the wagon ride. The Kids Courtyard, designed for ages 2-11, is where you can ride the cow train, wave to the goats, sheep and piglets and view the live beehive. Other activities include the Trike race course, a giant tube slide, zip lines, gaga ball and a human-sized Foosball game. For those older (and braver!) kiddos of yours, check out The Haunted Woods (a nighttime, scary corn maze), if you dare! For the 10 and under set, try the non-haunted Flashlight Maze for some nighttime fun! A large weekend munchie menu offers hot dogs, hamburgers, turkey legs, funnel cakes, chili, kettle corn and more. Event details.
Covid-19 Update: Tickets must be bought online, are timed and are nonrefundable. Children under 3 do not need timed tickets. No cash is accepted this year, so make sure and have that credit card handy. Face masks are required and must be worn when social distancing is not possible. They are running at 50% capacity.
Good to know: If you’re only looking to pick pumpkins at Maris Farms, you can apply your daytime admission toward your pumpkin or harvest purchase if you depart within 30 minutes of your admission. Pumpkins are priced per pound. Concessions, pony rides and Monster Truck vendors accept cash only (they've got an ATM on site).
Dates: Sept. 4–Oct. 31, 2020
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 1–6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cost: $14/person; Free, kids 2 & under
Fox Hollow Farm
This popular farm in Issaquah is known for its welcoming farm experience. This year, they are still able to host their Fall Festival and Apple Picking! Although it will look a little different this season, there won’t be any shortage of the same traditional fun. Fox Hollow Farms will have a specially designed adventure trail throughout the entire property (hello, photo opps!). The trail takes about 30-45 minutes to complete, and weaves through many animal encounters, as well as an outdoor hay maze. It ends in the pumpkin patch and greenhouse where you can purchase any pumpkins the Littles have scouted out. The path is one directional, and each family will be properly spaced out to ensure safety. After your great pumpkin search has ended, feel free to stick around to enjoy other treats from Fox Hollow’s shop or bakery (think: pumpkin pie, kettle corn, sweet corn and apple cider). There is also a new grassy area with tables spread 15 feet apart where you can enjoy your tasty morsels, or you and your gourd-happy kids can even bring a picnic lunch to nosh on while you're there. Keep in mind, tickets will be limited, as only 30 families are allowed on the adventure trail per hour, so snag them now! Event details.
Covid-19 Update: Brings those masks along. Fox Hollow Farm is requiring masks to be worn in all common areas unless you are dining. They have also set up extra hand sanitizer stations and will be disinfecting everything throughout the day to keep everyone healthy.
Good to Know: Don’t forget to reserve your tickets. Click here to lock them in! Once your tickets are purchased, they do not offer refunds for any reason, so make sure and remember that when selecting your date.
Dates: Sept. 18-Oct. 31, 2020
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: $45/car for up to 6 people for Fall Festival; $10/person for an Open Farm visit.
Swans Trail Farms
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 40-foot slide, rubber duck races, 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. Event details.
Covid-19 Update: Swans Trail Farms is open and ready to welcome in the season. However, timed weekend tickets are required so attendance can be limited in high traffic areas (not required on week days). They encourage you to buy your tickets online before you come. Walk-ups will only be allowed if capacity hasn’t been reached. Also, a few of the activities, such as the corn box, the hay maze and the jumping pillows will be closed this year. But the pumpkin patch, U-pick apples and food areas are open without the need for tickets. Don’t forget your masks as they are required, too.
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. Pumpkins are priced by size.
Dates: Sep. 19 & 20; Sept. 28–Oct. 31, 2020
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Field trips by reservation only, 9:30 a.m.-noon.
Cost: $10–$15. View the activity list here.
What to do at Remlinger Farms Fall Harvest Pumpkin Festival and Family Fun Park? Well, you can catch a ride on the steam train, take a pony ride (reservations required, $3/rider), check out the 4-H barnyard, explore the hay maze and toddler play area and take a spin on the famous Flying Pumpkins. If that's not enough excitement, zip down the giant slide, ride the mini roller coaster and, of course, pick some pumpkins in the U-pick fields. So much to adore here! When your 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. Psst…this year, if you reserve tickets for the Family Fun Park, you get a free pumpkin. So keep a hold of those wristbands. Also you can reserve your very own firepit this year! Bring the family or a few guests out for a good ole personal bonfire. Remlinger offers two 2-hour options, whether you need one firepit or two. This bonus activity includes one hot dog and one nonalcoholic drink per person, and s'mores enough for the whole group, plus firewood, sticks, picnic table, chairs and port-a-potty (whew!) for the entire crew! Event details.
Covid-19 Update: Masks are required, so bring them along. Also make sure and social distance. All safety precautions are being taken to ensure a safe and fun time.
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 (Wednesday through Sunday) by reservation only, make sure and check their calendar.
Dates: Weekends, Sept. 26-Oct. 31, 2020. U-pick fields open Sep. 26 & 27, Oct. 2-4, 8-11, 14-18, 21-25 & 29
Hours: Sat. & Sun., 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Farm Market is open daily from 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Cost: $22.75/kids & adults; $20.75/seniors & disabled; Free, kids 2 & under
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, plus a farm stand. Oxbow also has several outdoor picnicking areas. Picnic tables are first come, first serve. Be sure to bring cash or cards for the Della Terra Catering food on site. Make sure and check out the farm stand that is stocked with seasonal produce, veggies, leafy greens, squash, fruit, green beans and more. Event details.
Covid-19 Update: Oxbow will not be able to host large group events or gatherings due to Covid this year. Families are invited to enjoy Oxbow as a unit or pod. Mask up!
Good to Know: Open days by appointment only. The Oxtober Festival activities, U-pick pumpkin patch and Farm Stand are open Sat.–Sun. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. starting on Oct. 3. 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. 3-31, 2020
Hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Cost: Free parking and entry the farm and festival. $5/person for activities.
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 size), tykes will love the awesome corn maze (2020 theme is Travel the World) and Jr. corn maze, plus the bubble table, duck races, cattle roping and slides. There's also tractors and tires to climb on, tractor train rides pulled by Grandpa Tim's John Deere, a hay maze, trike track, farm animals, apple sling shots, laser tag (on weekends only) and hay wagon rides around the farm. Event details.
Covid-19 Update: Like many other patches, Thomasson’s is selling timed tickets to limit the number of guests to 50% of capacity. This will help spread out the crowds. Purchase tickets before you go. Face masks are required in areas where you are unable to social distance. Closed activities for 2020 are the corn box, the hay barn, face painting and the normal food fair.
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. And please, no doggies allowed.
Dates: Oct. 1–30, 2020
Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Cost: $3–$10/weekdays; $5–$20/weekends
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 50 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 5-acre, Welcome-to-the-Jungle-themed corn maze with over three miles of paths, a pumpkin sling shot, 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. Event details.
Covid-19 Update: Along with the social distancing and mask requirements, the sling shot activity and the farm animals will have limited time and availability.
Good to know: This farm is photo worthy, so be sure to bring along your camera! And if you're looking for face painting and concessions they're available on weekends only. No pets allowed, please.
Dates: Oct. 1–31, 2020
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Corn maze, Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free farm entry; Maze pricing varies.
Schilter Family Farm
This 180-acre farm near Olympia is a little further south but well worth a day trip. It really comes to life during the fall season. Wander the pumpkin patch, take an old-fashioned wagon ride and find your way through the 5-acre corn maze. This year's theme is Schilter Sunny Days Maze and will incorporate a unique trivia game about sunflowers. Aww, so season appropriate! They are also offering personal fire pits inside the maze for the first time. Although the farm can’t offer everything they would on a traditional non-COVID year, there will still be tons of fall-style shenanigans for all. The corn maze, tube slides, cow head roping, pumpkin bowling, duck races, farm animal viewing (no petting this year) and covered wagon rides, plus dump truck slides and the Trike Treck (both new this year) will be waiting for you. Weekend activities include all that jazz plus the Cow Train, pumpkin blasters and pony rides. Whew! No shortage of things to get into at Schilter’s. With all this fun, don’t forget to also nab those pumpkins. Event details.
Covid-19 Update: The Berry Bouncer Jumping Pillow, giant sandbox, hay jump and all animal petting will be closed this year. Schilter will also not be allowing outside food onto the premises, but they will be selling a few fall favorites including donuts, roasted corn, hot spiced cider, hot cocoa and caramel apples to be enjoyed on the outside picnic tables. Don’t forget to mask up! Debit and credit card use is encouraged.
Good to know: Traditional pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are ready for you and your crew to find. Or you can choose from any of the other fun pumpkin colors if you want to be a bit different. Keep an eye out for the “Wee Be Little” pumpkins. They are perfect for your teeny ones to paint!
141 Nisqually Cutoff Rd. S.E.
Olympia, WA 98513
Dates: Sept. 26-Oct. 31, 2020
Hours: Daily; 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Mon.-Fri., $9; Sat. & Sun., $14; Free, kids 2 & under; save $2/ticket, seniors and military. $35/person, unlimited season pass
Explore the twists and turns of the 5-acre corn maze, check out the farm animals, try your hand at the pumpkin cannon or head into the Farm Korral to slip down the tube slide, crawl in the spider web (perfect for the tiny ones) or glide on the zip swing. 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 while you are there, of course! Every activity requires one ticket. Or, if you just want to hit up the no frills, but lovely pumpkin patch, feel free to do so. It is open to the public at no charge. Event details.
Covid-19 Update: Pack the masks and continue to social distance!
Good to know: Pets are not allowed at the farm, so please leave the pooch at home. If you want to experience all that Carleton has to offer, think about purchasing their Unlimited Fun Wristband that includes unlimited tickets to all activities. Weekday wristbands include access to the corn maze, hayride, game zone, bucket train, and the Farm Korral. Weekend wristbands include all of those thrills plus paintball, apple guns, the pumpkin cannon and hayride. Can’t go wrong here come pumpkin time!
630 Sunnyside Blvd. S.E.
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Dates Sept. 25–Oct.31, 2020
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cost: Free pumpkin patch entry; $25/person, Unlimited Fun Wristband, $20 for 5 tickets or $10 for 2 tickets. All extra tickets are $5.
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 5-acre Release-the-Kracken-themed corn maze by answering the eight Kracken trivia questions hidden throughout. Find all eight, and win a free mini pumpkin. Other farm activities include the best slingshot in Puyallup (hit the target and win $5 off your pumpkin purchase), hayrides, the kiddie train ride and delish food (think: hot apple cider, kettle corn, homemade caramel apples, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs), plus a huge selection of gourds, cornstalks and squash. Event details.
Covid-19 Update: The corn maze has been widened and visitors will go through single file to accommodate for social distancing. Masks must be worn except when out in the fields where social distancing is possible. Only five people per picnic table allowed.
Good to know: 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: Sept. 26-Oct. 31, 2020
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: Free farm entry; activity fees vary.
Add up a fantastic corn maze and a huge, glorious pumpkin patch 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.
Covid-19 Update: Masks and social distancing are required.
Good to know: If little tummies start to rumble there are food trucks scheduled for the weekends. Also, unlike most farms, you can bring your favorite four-legged friend along! Just remember to keep Rover on his leash and out of the corn maze, and bring along some plastic sacks for messes.
Dates: Oct.1–30, 2020
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (weather permitting)
Two Brothers Pumpkin Patch
This family-owned, couple-acre pumpkin patch has been open for more than 25 years (the farm has been in the family for over 50 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 beat part? This farm can accommodate groups with a reservation.
Covid-19 Update: Face masks and social distancing highly encouraged.
Good to know: The farm is cash or check only. Hit that ATM before you visit.
Dates: Sept. 26–Oct. 31, 2020
Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
A big red barn, thousands of pumpkins ready to be picked, sunflowers and corn stalks, a re-imagined, choose-your-own-path, monster-themed corn maze and a pumpkin wash to clean your gourds and pumpkins before taking them home makes this 24-acre 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. We're loving the new monster-themed corn maze perfect for monster hunters of al ages. See how many your little pumpkins can find, then check how well they did on the scoreboard.
Covid-19 Update: Masks are required and visitors are asked to do their best to maintain social distancing. The animal train and duck race activities are still up in the air, as Serres Farm decides how to safely run those operations.
20306 N.E. 50th St.
Redmond, WA 98053
Dates: Weekends, Oct, 3-31, 2020
Hours: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
This fifth 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 pumpkins, gourds, squash, corn and cornstalks. Bailey’s is all about the simple farm fun. Snag a good pumpkin (they have over 75 varieties of orange and specialty pumpkins), pick some apples from the orchard and enjoy your fall day in their wide-open spaces. The pumpkin patch is open daily during the month of October, but you'll find farm activities and concessions on weekends only.
Covid-19 Update: The Pumpkin Barn and Play Area will be closed this season due to Covid concerns. But they do plan to turn their barn into a huge pumpkin showcase area, so still stop by the barn when you come to get your pumpkins and see what they have on display. Additional barriers are set up and face masks and social distancing are required.
Good to know: You won't find a corn maze here or field trips, but you will find good ol' basic farm fun. Sometimes that’s all you need!
12711 Springhetti Rd.
Snohomish, WA 98296
Dates: Oct. 1-31, 2020
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
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