It’s that time of year when pumpkins take over our front porches and social media feeds. Sure, you can grab one from the local farmers’ market or grocery store, but for a more immersive experience, head to the country to pick your own pumpkin this fall. The spirit of fall is on perfect display with the enchanting sight of bright round pumpkins shining like jewels against the glossy green leaves of a pumpkin patch. It’s a joy for kids to wander through dozens of colorful pumpkins in search of the ideal shape, the perfect size, or the irresistible one too heavy to carry. Many of these farms and orchards offer additional activities for kids, including hayrides, petting zoos, corn mazes, and train rides, so you can expand your hunt into a family day trip. We have compiled a list of pumpkin patches, so you can start planning your fall activities now.
Named Washington State’s best pumpkin patch by Readers Digest magazine.
Huge pumpkin patch, corn maze and “Stalker” Farms night maze.
Washington State corn maze, U-pick apples, wagon rides and petting zoo.
Lots of fun for little ones but also offers fun for teens and adults with the Carleton Farm Frights that includes Zombie paintball.
Jubilee Biodynamic Farm grows organic produce and celebrates fall with lots of free harvest activities including a giant pumpkin catapult, pony rides, hay rides and live music.
A working farm with gift shop, restaurant and pumpkin patch; there is an actual amusement park as well!
Oxbow isn’t just a farm, it’s a sustainable education center that stars in both farm fun and education.
With a cider press, animals and an Autumn-themed glassworks display; there is something for everyone here.
Among the usual offerings at pumpkin patches, Fox Hollow also offers ATV rides, pumpkin bowling and trick-or-treating in costume.
Known for their snacks like warm corn-on-the-cob and kettle corn, the Carpinto Brothers go all out with amazing corn maze designs each year.
A large assortment of activities for kids plus laser tag for the big kids and seeing a working dairy farm up close.