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9 Pumpkin Patches to visit this Fall

October is here, and so are the pumpkins! Most of the U-pick patches in the area have something to offer for everyone in the family. Corn mazes and hayrides, apple cannons, pumpkin picking and more — so making a day of your adventures will give you the chance to experience it all. We’ve rounded up the nine best pumpkin patches near Bothell and Seattle below, so scroll down and get ready to carve out some fun.

Pumpkins at Yakima Market

Photo courtesy of Yakima Fruit Farm

Thomas Family Farm

This weekend-only pumpkin patch has over 140,000 pumpkins to choose from and is the place to be both during the day and after hours. Thomas Family Farm boasts monster truck rides, a three-mile corn maze, a beer garden, miniature golf, and jump pads by day and haunted houses, escape rooms and a flashlight treasure hunt by night.

Dates: October 5 – November 2
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fridays, 6 p.m. – midnight October 11 – October 25
Cost: $5-16
Location: 9010 Marsh Rd., Snohomish
Phone: (360) 568-6945

Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm

Shop the farmer’s market, shoot an apple cannon, roast s’mores in a fire pit and find your way out of a 10-acre corn maze at Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm. The Snohomish spot is filled with so many family things to do—slides, hayrides, trike tracks and a cow train. And it’s no secret, so expect weekend crowds later in the month of October. The hayride is free and takes you to a 40-acre pumpkin patch filled with over 60 varieties ranging in size from mini pumpkins to not so mini (up to 200 pounds!) pumpkins.

Dates: Sept. 7 – October 31
Hours: 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Night Maze runs through 10 p.m.
Cost: $7.50 - $18
Location: 10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish
Phone: (360) 668-2506

Fairbank Animal and Pumpkin Farm

Pumpkin patches, farm animals and family fun events like duck races, tiny tot corn maze and a hay tunnel are some of the fun family events at this working farm in Edmonds. The $2 admission comes with a cup of food to feed the ducks and chickens, and a visit to the baby animal farm is where you can watch chicks hatch out of their shells and pet baby ducklings.

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, October 5 – October 31
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $3
Location: 15308 52nd Ave W, Edmonds
Phone: (425) 743-3694

Photo by Gillian Lingard on Unsplash

Photo by Gillian Lingard on Unsplash

Carleton Farms

If you’re looking for more fright than family activities, you might like Pumpkinland at Carleton Farms. Outside of a pumpkin patch, the farms’ no-scare attractions are an apple cannon and flashlight maze while the haunted swamp, zombie farm and zombie paintball are spooky and adventurous activities to enjoy. After you’ve found your way through the flashlight maze and picked the perfect pumpkin, rent a fire pit to roast s’mores to close out the night.

Dates: September 28 – October 31
Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., with some activities from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays
Cost: $9-35, Fire pit rentals $50 per hour
Location: 630 Sunnyside Blvd., SE, Lake Stevens
Phone: (425) 334-2297

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

Oxtober Fall Festival is Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center’s month-long festival celebrating all things Fall. A “House of Hay” playground, multiple children’s “magic bean activities”, arts and crafts, live music, food trucks, a U-Pick Pumpkin Patch and a pumpkin slingshot and hayrides are just a few of the fun things to do at Oxbow. The U-pick pumpkin patch is open daily, and the other events are offered on the weekend.

Dates and Hours: Farm Stand and Pumpkin Patch Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily October 3 through 27; Fall Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays starting October 5
Cost: Free
Location: 10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd, N.E., Carnation
Phone: (425) 788-1134

Mosby Farms

The small family farm is located in the Green River Valley outside of Auburn, Washington. Known as the local source for produce to the Puget Sound Region and beyond, Mosby Farms hosts their annual free pumpkin patch daily throughout the month of October. You’ll find multiple varieties from carving pumpkins to pie pumpkins and even winter squash, ranging from small to large.  Hayrides are offered on the weekends depending on weather, and there’s a corn maze, too. Take home a decorative gourd, ornamental corn or corn stalk for your fall seasonal décor.

Dates: September 28 – October 30
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free admission, $10 for corn maze
Location: 3104 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn
Phone: 253-939-7666

Pumpkins in a wagon at Craven Farm

Craven Farm

Named to the Best Fall Festivals list in Travel & Leisure Magazine, Craven Farm offers over 50 varieties of pumpkins, a 15-acre Alice in Pumpkinland corn maze, and Pooches in the Patch—a Saturday (October 22) dedicated to Fall fun with the pups. The farm also hosts Flashlight Nights on Friday and Saturday Nights in October (until 10 pm), miniature golf, hayride to Minionville and Human Foosball.

Dates: September 21 – October 31
Hours: 9:30 a.m. – dusk, daily
Cost: $3 - $20
Location: 13817 Shorts School Rd., Snohomish
Phone: (360) 568-2601

Stocker Farms Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and Pumpkin Park

Apple cannons, pumpkin cannons, a seven-acre corn maze, hayrides, rubber duck races, and face painting make Stalker Farms an excellent spot for family fun. Borrow a red wagon for rolling through the 10-acre pumpkin patch and fields or as the perfect prop for your family photos in the patch or the sunflower fields.

Dates: September 28 – October 31
Hours: Fall Festival: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m; Stalker Farms:  Dark – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $9.95 - $33.95
Location: 8705 Marsh Rd., Snohomish, WA 98296
Phone: (360) 567-7391

The Farm at Swan’s Trail in Snohomish

A Washington State Corn Maze, wagon rides, pig races, a three-story high barn maze with slide exit and a 55-acre pumpkin patch are just the start of the fall fun and activities you can explore at the Farm at Swan’s Trail this year. Admission for the pumpkin patch, hot food, u-pick apples and the country store are free; additional activities are covered with the price of an admissions wristband.

Equal parts education and fun, the corn maze is 12-acres and is in the shape of a giant map of Washington with more than 250 state roads and 400 towns and landmarks labeled with historical facts.

Dates: September 28 – October 31
Hours: Weekdays, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Weekends, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: $9.00 - $16.00
Location: 7301 Rivershore Rd., Snohomish
Phone: (425) 334-4124

Cover Photo by Maddy Baker on Unsplash