It's that time of year for putting on the extra layers and getting out to your favourite farm!
There's no better way to spend a fall day than to take a day trip to pick your perfect pumpkin, burn off energy in the corn mazes, and pet farm animals.
Here's some of the best options for Seattle families, tailored towards kids.
Gather your crew, grab a wheelbarrow, and go nuts picking your favourite pumpkins at Carpinito Brothers in the stunning Kent Valley. They have a never-ending sea of pumpkins, so you're sure to find the best one to suit your jack o' lantern needs. While you're visiting, get lost in their corn maze that has a new design each year! Oh, and did I mention that across the street from the pumpkin patch there's a Farm Fun Yard with farm animals, a hay maze, rubber duck races, and other awesome activities for kids?
Pumpkin Patch: 27508 W Valley Hwy N, Kent, WA 98032
Farm Fun Yard: 6720 S 277th St, Kent, WA 98032
Fox Hollow Farm in Issaquah knows how to make Halloween a fun and memorable experience for the whole family! During October, the farm is given a Halloween makeover. There's a pumpkin patch where you can pick the perfect pumpkin, haunted forest, a hay maze, corn bin, hay rides, and a chance to play with the farm animals. Come hungry because there will be pumpkin pie, hot drinks, and marshmallows to roast on the bonfire. On the weekends, admission is only $50 for up to 7 people in one car.
12123 Issaquah Hobart Rd SE, Issaquah, WA 98027
Celebrate the fall season throughout October at Oxbow's Oxtober Pumpkin Festival. Pick pumpkins and purchase Magic Beans to use as currency to participate in special farm-fun activities like hayrides, arts and crafts, and kids' farm tours. Don't worry, there's lots of fun free activities such as scavenger hunts and the house of hay. Full festival activities take place on the weekends.
10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd NE, Carnation, WA 98014
Visit Spooner Farms this October to select from over 50 varieties of pumpkins, squash, and ornamental corn and have a go at escaping from the corn maze. The five-acre corn maze has three miles of trails and a unique design each year. You'll also find more family activities like pony rides, face painting, pumpkin sling shots, ducks races, pedal karts, and much more.
9710 State Route 162 E, Puyallup, WA 98374-1812
With over 30 attractions, Stocker Farms' Fall Festival has something for all ages. Search for your favourite pumpkin in the ten-acre pumpkin patch and then tryout pumpkin tetherball, pumpkin tic-tac-toe, farmer foosball, and tug-o-war. New activities for 2019 include Konk the Crow, Roller Bowler, and Straw Bale Hoist. And don't forget to try your luck at escaping from the corn maze!
8705 Marsh Rd, Snohomish, WA 98296
Visit the farm that was voted 2018's Best Pumpkin Patch in Washington State by Reader's Digest. Plan to spend the entire day roaming Craven Farm and experiencing all it has to offer - there's no entry fee! With an 15-acre Alice in Pumpkinland themed corn maze, 20-acre pumpkin patch, farm animals, hayrides, apple slingers, and more, there's an endless amount of fun to be had! Pack a lunch because there's picnic tables for you to enjoy the stunning scenery.
13817 Shorts School Road, Snohomish, WA 98290
Join Jubilee Farm in celebrating fall with their Harvest Festival held on weekends in October. The farm offers a whole lot of free - free admission, free hay rides, and free parking! You'll feel very welcomed at Jubilee Farm and love the country scenery. Sip on some hot apple cider, let the kids run around in the hay maze, listen to live music, and browse through the farm market. Jubilee Farm is the real deal.
229 W. Snoqualmie River Road. NE, Carnation, WA 98014
If you're looking for a laid-back fall farm experience, Kelsey Creek Farm is the place to go. On October 5, the farm is hosting its annual Farm Fair featuring a vintage tractor display, tractor rides, inflatables, and crafts. You can also search for your own pumpkin in the pumpkin patch and carve it. If you miss the Farm Fair, don't panic: you can schedule a private October farm tour for a traditional farm experience. You and your group will tour the pumpkin patch, try your hand at barn chores, feed the chickens, and pet a pony.
410 130 Pl SE, Bellevue, WA 98008
Families come to Thomasson Family Farm year after year for pumpkin picking and old-fashioned farm activities. They offer weekday and weekend packages so you can get the most out of your visit. The main attraction is the Kids Korral, which includes tractor train rides, wagon rides, a corn box, kids play area, petting farm, hay barn, and so much more! While you're there, take a turn at laser tag at the Kay Stack Maniac area, open on weekends only.
38223 236th Avenue SE, Enumclaw, WA 98022
Fall City Farms offers a picturesque venue for a family visit. It has been attracting families during the fall season since 1991. Pick the best pumpkin you can find, chomp on a bag of fresh mini donuts (or two), savour a mug of hot apple cider, and say hello to the animals at the barn. Fall City Farms doesn't offer as much a fanfare as some of the other pumpkin patches on this list, but it does showcase a traditional and intimate farm experience.
3636 Neal Road, Fall City WA 98024
Good luck escaping from the corn mazes, and have fun picking and carving your favourite pumpkin! Let us know about your experiences by commenting below.
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