Orange you glad it’s fall? These Washington pumpkin patches are packed with autumnal fun for the whole family, from corn mazes and hay rides to picking the perfect soon-to-be jack-o-lanterns.
Starting Sept. 16: Fall Festival at Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkin season kicks off Sept. 16 at Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm. The Snohomish farm is home to 60 varieties of pumpkins, spread over 40 total acres. (There is even a 12-acre patch located outside of the Fall Festival area, for guests who just want to pick a pumpkin or two.) Apple cannons, gem mining, a corn maze, fire pits, hay rides and tasty eats like fudge, doughnuts are roasted corn are all available at this Washington pumpkin patch.
Cost: Weekday general admission is $17.95; weekend general admission is $22.95.
For more information: bobscorn.com.
Sept. 16 to Oct. 29: Craven Farm Fall Festival
Family-owned Craven Farm Fall Festival features 20 acres of pumpkins, apple cannons, petting zoos, themed corn mazes, wagon rides and lots more fall fun. The fest is perfect for everyone in the family, with autumn decor, sweet goods (like funnel cakes and kettle corn) and even photo ops for four-legged family members.
Cost: Wristbands, which include most activities, are $20, Friday to Sunday, and $15, Wednesday and Thursday. A la cart activities start at $5 each.
For more information: www.cravenfarm.com/fall-festival.
Sept. 22 to Oct. 22, Weekends: The Harvest at Skagit Acres
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors of The Harvest at Skagit Acres can take in 26 stunning acres of fall fun and views of Mount Baker. Pumpkin and sunflower patches, a corn maze, hot apple cider, face painting and much more on the agenda–and be sure to pay a visit to the gift shop to do some local holiday shopping as well as the farm-to-table eatery, The Landing at Skagit Acres.
Cost: $10 for ages 6 and up; free admission for children 5 and under. Family passes are available for $50 and includes two adults and up to five children.
Sept. 23 through October: Bailey Family Farm
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., this Washington pumpkin patch prides itself on offering “simple fam fun”–like a hay run, farm trikes and a sandbox for kiddos to enjoy. Bailey Family Farm in Snohomish also gives visitors the opportunity to pluck pumpkins straight off the vine, wile enjoying beautiful fall displays. (Pre-picked options are also for sale in the pumpkin barn.) U-pick apples will open mid-September; come October, weekends call for kettle corn, cider and baked goods.
Cost: Free admission; guests pay for pumpkins and produce.
For more information: www.baileyveg.com/pumpkin-patch.
Sept. 25 to Oct. 31: Swans Trail Farms Pumpkin Patch
With fresh-pressed warm apple cider in hand, enjoy strolling through the expansive pumpkin patch at Swans Trail Farms daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closing at 1 p.m. on Halloween). From traditional bright orange pumpkins to ghostly pale squashes, this Washington pumpkin patch will surely have the perfect one for you. Fall-friendly activities include a corn maze, wagon rides, petting zoos, cow trains, tractor pulls and more.
Cost: Weekday general admission starts at $14.95; weekend general admission starts at $19.95. Free admission for children 2 and under.
Sept. 30 to Oct. 31: Thomasson Farm Pumpkin Patch
For those who haven’t ventured to Thomasson Farm Pumpkin Patch since its opening in 1971, you are in for a real treat. The cozy farm–open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closing at noon on Halloween)–offers a massive pumpkin patch with a variety to choose from, in addition to enjoying laser tag in the corn maze, zip lines, life-sized foosball, slides and much more.
Cost: Weekday general admission starts at $14.50; weekend general admission starts at $19.50. Free admission for children 2 and under.
Oct. 5 to Oct. 31: October Days at Washington Fruit Place
Savor fresh-squeezed apple cider, delicious doughnuts and Barrett Orchards apples and pears during October Days at Yakima’s Washington Fruit Place. The event has a daily pumpkin patch and hay maze with free admission on weekdays while weekends will feature free hay rides and a hay maze. And, of course, visitors can pluck both regular and specialty pumpkins. October Days takes place Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information: www.visityakima.com; fruitplace.com.