8 Eastside and South King County pumpkin patches
1. Jubilee Farm, Carnation
Known for: Affordable fun, awesome organic pumpkins and other gourds.
Patch action: This year, Jubilee Farm is sticking to the basics. They will have their organic U-pick pumpkins, hot apple cider and a downsized farm market. They will not have their usual fall activities like the giant pumpkin catapult, hay maze, or hay wagons.
Dates and hours: Open Saturdays and Sundays in October. Check for updates on the Facebook page.
Location, cost and details: 229 W. Snoqualmie River Road N.E., Carnation. 425-240-4929. Admission and parking, free. Pumpkins and food for purchase. Please be aware they will be limiting the number of people on the farm and parking in their lot so there may be a wait.
2. Remlinger Farms, Carnation
Known for: An amusement park that young kids adore plus U-pick pumpkins and great service.
Patch action: Remlinger buzzes with activity during its Fall Harvest Festival that takes place weekends Sept. 25–Oct. 31. 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 antique pedal car rides, and more. Kids can also climb on tractors and an old school bus, scale a fort and slide down their new giant slide! Plus, this year includes a pumpkin of any size to take home! (not valid in the pumpkin U-pick field). 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 Sept. 25–Oct. 31, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. There will be four "pre-festival" days, Sept. 16–17 and 23–24. Check Facebook for updates.
Location, cost and details: 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation, 425-333-4135. Free admission to the pumpkin patch only. Fall Harvest Festival Park admission $24.95 (under age 2 free). Add on pony rides for $5. Online reservations are required. Check the website for details.
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, explore the living playground and try your hand at the sling king. Exploring the farm is free, some activities have a fee.
Dates and hours: Oxtober fall festival activities take place Saturday–Sunday, Oct. 2–24, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 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 and parking are free; select activities have a fee.
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: self-guided tours are generally available between the hours of 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday throughout October. Call 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 are 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 is 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 dates are pending for 2021. Check the Facebook page for updates.
6. Fox Hollow Farm, Issaquah
Known for: Petting farm and baby animals, beautiful grounds.
Patch action: This well-groomed farm in Issaquah is especially fun for younger kids. Explore the farm to meet animals and visit attractions and walk the trail to the pumpkin patch. They also have apple picking this year, a hay maze, and photo ops aplenty. Grab a snack or a hot drink from the coffee shop and bakery, then find a spot to enjoy at one of their numerous picnic areas on the expansive lawn. New this year, try out the Haunted Hollow on Saturday nights where the farm is aglow with lit jack-o’-lantern, bonfires and torches plus the Haunted Trail gets a little spookier. All-you-can-eat smore's are included too! They will have a special Halloween Carnival on Oct. 30 where visitors are encouraged to dress up and trick-or-treat around the property.
Dates and hours: Open Friday–Sunday, Sept.17–Oct. 3. and Wednesday–Sunday, Oct. 6–30. Check the Facebook page for updates.
7. Carpinito Brothers, Kent
Known for: Roasted corn, kettle corn and a huge array of pumpkins. This year, check out the corn maze themes for a surprise.
Patch action: Carpinito Brothers offer U-pick pumpkins, two giant corn mazes and yummy harvest snacks such as 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 and feed the goats on the goat walk.
Dates and hours: Open daily Sept. 24–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. The pumpkin patch has a $5 entrance fee that is applied towards pumpkin purchases. Corn maze, hayride and Farm Fun Yard range from $5-$11; check the website for pricing.
8. Thomasson Family Farm, Enumclaw
Known for: Huge corn maze 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, Kids Koral play area, animal viewing, fairy tale trail and more.
Dates and hours: Open Saturday–Sunday, Sept. 25–26, and then daily Oct. 1–31 (early closure on Oct. 31). Check the Facebook page for updates.
Location, cost and details: 38223 236th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw. Weekend admission is $15; weekdays $10; age 2 and younger free. Advanced online tickets are required. Booking link coming soon.
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