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Guide to Seattle Area U-Pick Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Farm Fun

September 24, 2011 1:52 PM

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Fall is here! Time for pumpkins, corn mazes, costumes and spooky fun! Here are some places where you can take the kids to celebrate harvest time!

Craven Farm
Open September 24 – October 30
9:30am – dark
13817 Short School Rd (115th Ave SE)
Snohomish, WA 98290 ·
360.568.2601
http://www.cravenfarm.com

Around for it’s 27th year, Craven Farm is known as “Snohomish’s first pumpkin patch”! Gates open each day at 8:00am. You’ll find a fun 15 acre corn maze to challenge kids of all ages. You can take a tractor-pulled hay ride, visit the farm animals, browse the gift shops and sip espresso. Don’t forget to test your aim at the pumpkin slinger, have your face painted, and try fresh popped kettle corn or one of the other tasty treats available at the snack shack.

Remlinger Farms
Weekends September 24 – October 30
10:00am – 6:00pm
32610 NE 32nd Street
Carnation, Washington 98014
425.333.4135
http://www.remlingerfarms.com

Two corn mazes, tractor-drawn wagon ride, u-pick pumpkin field, market, restaurant, farm theatre, rides and activities for all ages, (and rides designed to thrill the twelve and under kids). Kids and grownups will enjoy the 4-H farm petting zoo. See and touch farm animals!

Fox Hollow Family Farm
Ocotber 1 – 31
9:00am – 5:00pm M-F
9:00am – 2:00pm Sa-Su
12031 Issaquah-Hobart Road SE
Issaquah, WA 98027
425.996.0575
http://www.foxhollowfamilyfarm.com/

Open every day in October with an exciting variety of activities including a hay bale maze, pony rides, animal interactions/petting zoo, Fall treats, mini-tractors, and of course, a pumpkin patch! All culminating in a Spooktacular Halloween Weekend, October 29 – 31, with trick-or-treating, Halloween games, a trip through The Haunted Hollow, and more.

Carleton Farm
October 1 – 31
10:00am – dusk
830 Sunnyside Blvd SE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
425.334.2297
http://www.carletonfarm.com

Carleton Farm hosts a daytime family-friendly pumpkin patch, and a nighttime, spooky haunted maze for kids 12+. Daytime it’s u-pick pumpkins, Zip Swing, Tube Slides, Spider Web, Rope Maze, play house, train ride, concessions and more. A scary nighttime “Haunted Swamp” intended for kids 12+. Open Friday and Saturday nights October 1 – 29; Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31. See details at http://www.frightmaze.com.

Carpinito Brothers
September 30 – October 31
9:00am – 1 hour before dusk
277th & W. Valley Hwy
Kent, WA 98032
http://www.carpinito.com

Two corn mazes, a tractor-pulled hayride or u-pick pumpkins on over 50 acres of farmland. Buy seasonal vegetables like fresh corn, squash and cabbage! Pick up fall flowers, and landscaping supplies. Also corn stalks, gourds, pumpkin carving kits, and picked fresh daily produce. A family-friendly atmosphere that operates until Halloween.

Terry’s Berries
Oct 1 – Oct 31
10:00am – 6:00pm
4520 River Road
Tacoma, WA 98443
253.922.1604
http://www.terrysberries.com

An organic, CSA family run farm, open May – October. Huge variety of veggies, U-Pick flowers and herbs. Fresh berries in season or frozen all winter. Farm-fresh eggs year-round (and laying hens to see!). Apple picking & cider pressing on October weekends and U-Pick pumpkins from the pumpkin patch starting October 1.

Sholz Farm
Open 7 days a week
9:00am – 6:00pm
14310 128th St. East
Puyallup, WA 98374
253.848.7604
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scholz-Farm

A third generation family farm. Open April through October daily. First Saturday of October at 10am kicks off the fall harvest season with the Annual Giant Pumpkin Competition. Free corn maze, farm animals, pumpkins, painted pumpkins, gourds, squash, fresh sweet corn and a variety of other fall crops.

Picha Farms
6502 52nd Street E.
Puyallup, WA 98371
Weekdays: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Pumpkin hunting, corn maze exploring, slingshot slinging, hayride riding, kettlecorn crunching, and hotdog munching! All that and hot lattes and cider! Your kids will have happy faces, so bring your camera!

Thomasson Family Farm
October 1 – 31
10:00am – 6:00pm
38223 236th Ave SE
Enumclaw, WA 98022
360.802.0503
http://www.thomassonfamilyfarm.com

5 acre corn maze, u-pick pumpkin field, ‘Gift and Sweet Shop’ with homemade fudge, caramels, etc., Kafé with lunch, pumpkin pie, lattés, homemade breads, tractor train ride, and hay wagon all on a real, working family dairy farm.

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