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Best Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes for Seattle and Eastside Families

Where to pick the perfect pumpkin, catch a hay ride, pet farm animals and find more harvest fun

Published on: October 01, 2019

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Every year when the leaves start to turn we find ourselves wanting to make a farm pilgrimage with the kids to visit a pumpkin patch and mark the harvest. Farmers all over the region oblige our collective need by carving intricate mazes into their cornfields and offering hayrides out to the pumpkin fields.

Pumpkin patch experiences vary widely. Purists can pick their gourds at a farm that offers little more than hot cider as a side activity, while families looking for a more carnival atmosphere can visit farms and pumpkin patches tricked out like amusement parks — the offerings get a little wilder each year.

This list is big! It's organized by region. First, find 10 Snohomish County pumpkin patches, then nine Eastside and South King County-area pumpkin patches. For even more pumpkin-picking options, check out our South Sound pumpkin patch picks.

10 Snohomish County pumpkin patches

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Stocker Farms.

1. Stocker Farms, Snohomish

Known for: Huge pumpkin patch, corn maze and "Stalker" Farms night maze.

Patch action: Starting in October, this Snohomish County farm is open daily. In addition to pumpkins, this places packs in a lot of attractions and fun, including a 10-acre corn maze, pumpkin cannon, jumping pillow, hayrides, animal barn, crafts, rubber duck races, face painting and other activities.

For older kids looking for a scare, there’s Stalker Farms, which has two walk-through haunt experiences and a Zombie stalker paintball ride. This is the ultimate horror attraction and only recommended for brave 12-year-olds and up.

Dates and hours: Stocker Farms is open for its Fall Festival, which includes the pumpkin patch and activities, daily through Oct. 31. Check the Facebook page for updates.

Location, cost and details: 8705 Marsh Road, Snohomish; 360-568-7391; Weekend entry is $14.95 online and $17.95 at the gate; weekday entry is $9.95 online and $12.95 at the gate.

A Minion hayride at Craven Farm. Photo credit: Craven Farm
A Minion hayride at Craven Farm. Photo credit: Craven Farm

2. Craven Farm, Snohomish

Known for: Overall fantastic farm with a fun play area for the littles; big- and small-sized corn mazes.

Patch action: Named Washington State's best pumpkin patch by "Readers Digest," this farm is justifiably very popular, especially with younger kids. The farm market area doubles as a play area with vehicles, tractors and pirate ships to climb on. Pick some pumpkins in the field, get lost in the 15-acre corn maze that's themed Alice in Pumpkinland, take a hayride through Minionville and visit the farm animals. Also, check out Kids' Adventure Maze, play human foosball, visit the farm animal barn and tons more.

Dates and hours: Open daily through Oct. 31. Check the Facebook page for updates.

Location, cost and details: 13817 Short School Road, Snohomish. 360-568-2601. Admission is free; pay for pumpkins and activities you select.
 

The Farm at Swan's Trail. Photo credit: Alvin Smith, via Flickr CC

3. The Farm at Swan's Trail, Snohomish

Known for: Washington State corn maze and huge play area.

Patch action: Another Snohomish farm that has it all, from its Washington State Corn Maze — a 12-acre map of the state that shows actual roads, places and towns — to wagon rides, a "cow train", duck and pig races and a barn maze with slide. And, of course, pumpkin-picking in the 55-acre pumpkin patch. The Farm also has U-pick apples, and on weekends there are plenty of mouth-watering fresh baked goods. Insider tip: The Farm at Swan's Trail has private rooms popular for birthday parties.

Dates and hours: Open daily through Oct. 31. Check the Facebook page for updates.

Location, cost and details: 7301 Rivershore Drive, Snohomish; 425-334-4124. Weekend admission is $11 for ages 17 and older; $16 for ages 3–16. Weekday admission is $9 for ages 17 and older and $12 for ages 3–16. Ages 2 and under are free. Admission includes activities; pumpkins and food for purchase.

Bob's Corn maze. Photo credit: Bob's Corn Maze and Pumpkins
Bob's Corn maze. Photo credit: Bob's Corn Maze and Pumpkins

4. Bob's Corn & Pumpkin Farm, Snohomish

Known for: Reservable firepits in the corn maze, kid mazes, tasty snacks.

Patch action: Bob's now charges a set admission, like many other farms, that includes amusements such as the maze, corn pit, slides, trike track and more. Pick a pumpkin from the large U-pick field and buy harvest-themed farm goods such as corn stalks and gourds, all GMO-free.

Dates and hours: Open daily through Oct. 31. Check the Facebook page for updates.

Location, cost and details: 10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish, 360-668-2506. Admission to Bob's Pumpkin Festival includes all activities and costs $18 weekends and $12 weekdays. Kids under the age 2 are admitted free and there are discounts offered for seniors and military, and for evening-only admission. There is also a pumpkin patch that visitors can enter for free and pay only for the pumpkins they select if they don't wish to partake in activities.

5. Carleton Farm, Lake Stevens

Known for: Fun for younger kids, including a kids' corn maze and zip swing. Plus a pumpkin cannon!

Patch action: Carleton Farm now charges a set fee for a wrist band which includes most activities. On the weekends, activities include the 5-acre corn maze, zip line, game zone, jump pad, corn room and more. On weekdays, activities include the corn maze and The Korral, a play area for younger kids.

Older kids and adults looking for a thrill may want to check out Carleton's Fright Farm that offers scary (think zombie hunt!) and not-so-scary evening fun.

Dates and hours: Open daily through Oct. 31. Check the Facebook page for updates.

Location, cost and details: 830 Sunnyside Blvd. S.E., Lake Stevens, 425-334-2297. Admission and wrist band for activities is $15 weekends and $9 weekdays. Note cannons are not included in wrist band activities. No entry fee to visit just the pumpkin patch; pay only for the pumpkins you choose. Pricing varies for evening activities.

6. Thomas Family Farm, Snohomish

Known for: Zombie paintball, monster truck rides, kiddie paintball and more.

Patch action: Open on weekends, activities at Thomas Farm include a corn maze, giant slide, cow train duck race, one shot at the apple cannon, Kid Land play area and more. Monster truck rides and paintball cost extra. Check the website for evening activities including zombie paintball!

Dates and hours: Open weekends through Oct. 31. Check the Facebook page for updates.

Location, cost and details: 9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish, 360-568-6945. Admission including activities for adults ages 16 and older is $10; admission for ages 3–16 is $16. You can also pay a la carte for activities, including monster truck rides and paintball. Free access to the pumpkin patch without activities; pay for pumpkins you choose.

7. Biringer's Black Crow Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, Arlington

Known for: Dog-friendliness — dogs on leash, only.

Patch action: Join Gary and Julie Biringer for their annual pumpkin patch and corn maze, featuring a pet-friendly pumpkin patch, 5-acre corn maze, free trolley rides to U-pick pumpkins, kiddie hay maze, slides, covered wagon for picnics and skeleton graveyard. Local honey, cider, apples and fresh corn (seasonal) available.

Dates and hours: Open daily through Oct. 31. 

Location, cost and details: 2431 Hwy 530 N.E., Arlington, 360-435-5616. Admission free (includes covered wagon ride); pay for pumpkins. Call for further pricing details; family passes and group rates available.

 

Foster's produce and corn maze. Photo credit: Foster's website
Foster's Produce and Corn Maze. Photo credit: Foster's website

8. Foster's Produce and Corn Maze, Arlington

Known for: Funny goats, large pumpkin patch.

Patch action: This fourth-generation, family-owned farm features a 10-acre Wizard of Oz–themed corn maze and huge U-pick pumpkin patch open daily. Weekends, enjoy cow barrel train rides, a pumpkin cannon blaster, pumpkin slingshot and more.

Dates and hours: Open daily through Oct. 31; more activities on weekends. Check the Facebook page for updates.

Location, cost and details: 5818 SR 530 N.E., Arlington; 360-435-6516. Free entry to this farm; pay for activities you choose. Corn maze $7(ages 3 and under free). Activity bundles available on weekends for the corn maze, pumpkin cannon, apple blaster and more.

9. Bailey Family Farm, Snohomish

Known for: Tons of U-pick veggies, including pumpkins, and simple farm fun.

Patch action: This 100+-year-old family farm features simple farm fun. There's a great pumpkin patch plus loads of veggies to pick, including Red Jonagold apples to pick Oct. 5–6! Bailey Farm does not have a corn maze but there's a free play barn area with a hay climb, rope swing, trikes, toy tractors and a sandbox.

Dates and hours: U-pick veggies, including pumpkins, open daily. On weekends, turn up for activities, including free tractor rides; plus and cider and kettle corn for purchase. Check the Facebook page for updates.

Location, cost and details: 12711 Springhetti Rd., Snohomish; 360-568-8826. Free entry to farm; pumpkins and other produce for purchase; snacks for purchase.

10. Fairbank Animal Farm and Pumpkin Patch, Edmonds

Known for: Barnyard experience for tots — kids might even view chicks hatching!

Patch action: Another experience geared to younger kids, this rustic farm offers rough paths and barnyard smells, and the kids can get their fill of baby animals to watch, feed and pet, including chicks, ducklings, goats, ponies, rabbits and pigs. There is also a U-pick pumpkin patch, tiny tot "maize maze," the Hidden Bear Trail to Pumpkin Land and a hay tunnel.

Dates and hours: Open weekends in October, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Locations, cost and details: 15308 52nd Ave. W., Edmonds. 425-743-3694. Admission $3/person (ages 10 months and up). Pumpkins and gourds for purchase. Cash only; no credit/debit cards accepted.
 

10 Eastside and South King County pumpkin patches

Jubilee farm
Jubilee Farm pumpkins. Credit: Elisa Murray

1. Jubilee Farm, Carnation

Known for: Affordable fun, horse-drawn hayrides out to the pumpkin fields; awesome organic pumpkins and other gourds; and a pumpkin trebuchet (catapult).

Patch action: Jubilee Farm grows organic produce and celebrates fall with lots of free harvest activities including its now-famous trebuchet — a giant pumpkin catapult. Take a hayride out to the U-pick pumpkin fields, buy lunch or hot cider in the concessions area, visit the farm animals and do a kids' hay maze in the barn loft. Pony rides available for a fee.

Dates and hours: Open weekends in October, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Check for updates on the Facebook page.

Location, cost and details: 229 W. Snoqualmie River Road N.E., Carnation. 425-222-4558. Admission, parking and most activities free. Pumpkins and food for purchase.

Steam train ride at Remlinger Farms. Photo credit: Remlinger Farms

2. Remlinger Farms, Carnation

Known for: An amusement park that young kids adore plus awesome hay maze fun, U-pick pumpkins and great service.

Patch action: Remlinger buzzes with activity during its Fall Harvest Festival weekends in October. Take a wagon ride out to the U-pick pumpkin fields, shop in the farm market and explore the corn maze. Head to the Family Fun Park for entertainment and more than 25 rides from a small (but thrilling) roller coaster to pony rides, antique pedal car rides and more. Kids can also climb on tractors and an old school bus, scale a fort and do a hay maze (or just jump in the hay). There are lots of picnic spots at Remlinger, but you're supposed to buy food on the premises — there is a snack bar and full restaurant. 

Dates and hours: Open weekends in October, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Check Facebook for updates.

Location, cost and details: 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation,  425-333-4135. Free admission to the pumpkin patch. Fall Harvest Festival Park admission $22.75 (under age 1 free). Check the website for details.

Oxbow Farm
Oxbow Farm trail. Credit: Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

3. Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, Carnation

Known for: Sustainably grown pumpkins, Living Playground and Kids' Farm.

Patch action: Oxbow isn't just a farm, it's a sustainable education center that stars in both farm fun and education. Pick up pumpkins, including many lovely varieties for cooking and baking, shop for organic produce, take a hayride, take a kids' tour of the farm and try the scavenger hunt. Some activities have a fee, payable by "magic bean." Buy magic beans on site.

Dates and hours: Full Oxtober fall festival activities open weekends in October; pumpkin patch only also open Thursdays and Fridays. Check the Facebook page for updates.

Location, cost and details: 10819 Carnation-Duvall Road N.E., Carnation. Use the west entrance and follow these directions as Google may mislead you. 425-788-1134. Admission free; select activities have a fee.

Baxter Barn

4. Baxter Barn, Fall City

Known for: Miniature donkeys and other farm animals.

Patch action: You have to make an appointment to visit Baxter Barn, a local farm focused on sustainable farming practices, but it's well worth it. Kids will love seeing the horses, mini-donkeys, chickens, pheasants and quail. In October, beyond picking pumpkins, you can take a tractor ride, buy certified salmon-safe eggs and take a learning tour of the farm. Call to make an appointment.

Dates and hours: Tours are generally available between the hours of 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday throughout OctoberCall to make a reservation at 425-765-7883. See the website for more details and check the Facebook page for updates.

Location, cost and details: 31929 S.E. 44th St., Fall City. Tours available by appointment for $8 per person (minimum 3 people) and tours include visits with the animals — petting the miniature donkeys is a special treat). Tractor rides are extra. Note: onsite parking limited to three cars.

5. Fall City Farms, Fall City

Known for: Cider press and glassworks display.

Patch action: Bring your kids to watch cider being pressed and doughnuts sizzling. Meet the cows and donkeys, enjoy a wagon ride, pick a pumpkin from the patch, then check out the autumn-themed glassworks display by Made in Washington.

Dates and hours: Open Fridays–Sundays through October. Check the Facebook page for updates.

Location, cost and details: 3636 Neal Road, Fall City. Free entry, with pumpkins, produce and other fall food for purchase.

6. Fox Hollow Farm, Issaquah

Known for: Petting farm, tractor rides and pony rides. 

Patch action: This well-groomed farm in Issaquah is especially fun for younger kids. Its popular Fall Festival includes a pumpkin patch, ATVs and race track, corn bin, pony rides, hay maze, inflatables, a haunted forest trail and bonfires with s'mores and concessions including the recently added Espresso Cafe. Come in costume for trick-or-treating.

Dates and hours: Open Wednesday–Sunday through Oct. 31. Check the Facebook page for updates. 

Locations, cost and details: 12031 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E., Issaquah. Weekend admission $50 for one carload of up to 6 people. Weekday admission — Wednesday–Friday — is $10 per person (under age 1 free). Advance booking recommended. Admission includes all activities except the wagon ride which is an additional $3.

Kelsey Creek Farm
Kelsey Creek Farm

7. Kelsey Creek Farm, Bellevue

Known for: Fab and free fall festival; farm animals to see all year-round.

Attractions: This city farm hosts the very popular Kelsey Creek Farm Fair on Saturday, Oct. 5. Kids can check out the goats, chickens, and rabbits and take a tractor ride through the farm, bounce in the inflatables or choose a pre-picked pumpkin from a hillside to decorate. If you miss the festival, Kelsey Creek offers scheduled tours (for ages 2 and up) year-round with pumpkin patch tours and firsthand experiences with farm chores and crafts. 

Dates and hours: The Kelsey Creek Farm Fair is Saturday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Check for updates on the Facebook page. The surrounding park and playground are open year-round, dawn to dusk. Farm animals can be seen in the pastures every day from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Location, cost and details: 410 130 Pl. S.E., Bellevue. Admission is free, and costs for food and activities vary. Cash only. On festival day, free shuttle service is available from Wilburton Park and Ride, 720 114 Ave. S.E. and Bannerwood Sports Park, 1630 132nd Ave. S.E. 425-452-7688. Dogs not allowed in the barnyard area.

8. Carpinito Brothers, Kent

Known for: Roasted corn, kettle corn and a huge array of pumpkins.

Patch action: Carpinito Brothers offer U-pick pumpkins, two giant corn mazes and yummy harvest snacks like roasted corn on the cob. The farm's intricately designed maze features a new design every year. Visit the Farm Fun Yard across the street to visit the farm animals, take a tractor-drawn hayride, race rubber ducks, explore the hay maze, feed the goats on the goat walk and "swim" in the corn pen. 

Dates and hours: Open daily through Oct. 31. Check Facebook for updates.

Location, cost and details: Patch and corn maze: 27508 W. Valley Hwy N., Kent. Farm Fun Yard: 6720 S 277th St., Kent. 253-854-5692. Activities available for purchase; check the menu for pricing.

Darigold-themed corn maze

9. Thomasson Family Farm, Enumclaw 

Known for: Huge corn maze, corn box for kids and tractor train rides.

Patch action: Another reader favorite in South King County, this working dairy farm runs a 216,000-square-foot corn maze during pumpkin season and old-fashioned farm attractions such as tractor train rides, hay barn, tricycle track, a corn box (filled with nine tons of corn) for the kids and more. Arrggh, Matey!! Can you guess the theme of the corn maze this year?

Dates and hours: Open daily through Oct. 31. Check the Facebook page for updates.

Location, cost and details: 38223 236th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw. Multiple packages ranging from $3–$10 on weekdays and $5–$20 on weekends depending on activities chosen. See the website for details. No pets allowed.

10. Briscot Farm and Pumpkin Patch, Kent

Known for: Being new on the pumpkin patch scene, plus horses!

Patch action: This family farm farm has horses and offers horse rides. We spotted an amazing-looking Clydesdale plus some cute goats and donkeys on the Facebook page. Get your pumpkin and meet all the farm critters. There is also a haunted house.

Dates and hours: Open Saturdays and Sundays in October. Check Facebook page for updates.

Location, cost and details: 27329 78th Ave., Kent. 425-247-5064. Entry is $3 per person; ages 2 and under free. Horse rides $6, hayrides $3, haunted house $5. Concessions also for sale.

Some pumpkin picking tips:

  • Bring hand sanitizer, as many places have only portable toilets.
  • Dress appropriately: boots for muddy farm trails and layers for typical Seattle drizzles.
  • Mud-proof the trunk for muddy pumpkins and boots. Bring spare shoes for the ride home.
  • Have cash on hand for activities and food.
  • Leave the stroller behind... and the dog. Typically you'll have a bumpy landscape to traverse, and most places are not dog-friendly.

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Editor's note: This seasonal article has been updated for 2019.

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