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.
Photo courtesy of Yakima Fruit 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, super slides, and apple cannons by day and haunted hayrides and a flashlight corn maze by night.
Dates: October 3 – October 31
Hours: Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. - midnight; Friday 6 p.m. - midnight
Location: 9010 Marsh Rd., Snohomish
Phone: (360) 568-6945
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. 19 – Nov. 1
Hours: 10 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: 10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish
Phone: (360) 668-2506
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 25 – 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: $5-20, Fire pit rentals $50 per hour
Location: 630 Sunnyside Blvd., SE, Lake Stevens
Phone: (425) 334-2297
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 4 p.m. daily October 3 through October 25
Location: 10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd, N.E., Carnation
Phone: (425) 788-1134
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: October 1 – October 30
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free admission, $10 for corn maze
Location: 3104 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn
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 (10/31) 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, and a hayride to Minionville.
Dates: September 19 – October 31
Hours: Open Daily 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday open until 10 p.m.
Cost: $3 - $20
Location: 13817 Shorts School Rd., Snohomish
Phone: (360) 568-2601
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
Cost: $9.95 - $33.95
Location: 8705 Marsh Rd., Snohomish, WA 98296
Phone: (360) 567-7391
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, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Weekends, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: $9.00 - $16.00
Location: 7301 Rivershore Rd., Snohomish
Phone: (425) 334-4124