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Best Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes Around Seattle

Where to pick the perfect pumpkin and find harvest fun in 2023

Published on: September 12, 2023

Best Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes Around Seattle

Sisters show off their pumpkin selections at one of the best pumpkin patches around Seattle

South Sound-area pumpkin patches

Double R Farms, Puyallup

Known for: Tons of pumpkins, pumpkin slingshots and hayrides.

Patch action: Every October this third-generation family farm welcomes guests for a 5-acre corn maze and a large selection of pumpkins. Try your hand at one of three pumpkin slingshots, including one just for kids, and enjoy free tractor-pulled hayrides on the weekends. Kids can visit chickens and a turkey. Concessions are also available on weekends.

Dates and hours: Info for 2023 is pending; check the Facebook page for updates.

Location, cost and details: 5820 44th St. E., Puyallup. Free admission, some activities have a fee.

The pumpkin harvest at McMillin Farm.

McMillin Farm, Puyallup

Known for: No-fuss pumpkin patch and beautiful fresh produce.

Patch action: The well-known, fourth-generation Scholz Farm handed over its fall festival responsibilities to McMillin Farm, just down the road. Scholz Farm will still be selling their locally grown sweet corn and pumpkins at the festival. You will also find a U-pick pumpkin patch this year, awesome photo ops and impressive fall produce in the market to fill your dinner plates. Info for 2023 is pending; check the Facebook page for updates. 

Dates and hours: Currently open daily from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Be sure to contact or check Facebook for more details.

Location, cost and details: 12517 WA-162, Puyallup. Free admission. Pumpkins and produce for purchase.

Spooner Farms, Puyallup

Known for: Animals galore, fun for all ages.

Patch action: Family favorites at this fifth-generation family farm include Pumpkin Pete’s Playtown, Becky's Animal Barn,a corn maze and a huge pumpkin patch. Note: Most activities are open on weekends only. No pets allowed.

Date/Hours: Open daily Oct. 1–31. Check the Facebook page for additional 2023 hours and details, coming soon.

Location, cost and details: 9710 State Route 162, Puyallup. Free admission to the pumpkin patch; 2023 activity pricing is pending.

Picha Farms, Puyallup

Known for: Corn maze with trivia.

Patch action: This family farm offers fun without the scary stuff. Enjoy the pumpkin patch, hayrides, pumpkin slinging (hit the target and win $5 off your pumpkin purchase!), and a 5-acre corn maze with trivia. If you can find the answers to the eight questions hidden throughout the maze, you’ll win a prize. Leashed dogs allowed (but not in the maze or on hayrides).

Dates and hours: Waiting for 2023 info, but in 2022 it was open daily Oct. 1–31, Monday–Friday, 3–6 p.m., and Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Check the Facebook page for 2023 updates. 

Location, cost and details: 6502 52nd Street E., Puyallup. In 2022, the corn maze was $7 per person, ages 3 and younger free. Hayride was $5 per person, ages 2 and younger are free. Slingshot $2 per shot. Train rides (on weekends) $2 per person.

Knutson Farms, Sumner

Known for: In addition to pumpkin picking, the cow train, barnyard animals and lots more.

Patch action: This is another patch where selecting a pumpkin may not be the most exciting thing to kids. Standard admission includes access to a dizzying array of kiddie fun, including the cow train, hay maze, tricycle course, digger pit, barnyard animal visiting and lots more.

Dates and hours: Open Wednesday–Monday (closed Tuesdays) Sept. 29–Oct. 30, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Beginning Oct. 7, the farm is open late on Saturdays for the night maze and firepit rentals.

Location, cost and details: 16406 78th Street E., Sumner. Admission is $14 per person and includes most activities. Select activities such as the apple cannon and gem mining require an additional fee. Combo packages are available. Book tickets online.

Old McDebbie’s Farm and Jim’s U-Fish, Spanaway

Known for: Multiple activities — go fishing and pick a pumpkin on the same day!

Patch action: This farm-plus-fishing spot has lots to explore in the fall. Kids can play an I-spy game that will guide them to look for things down a forest trail. Back at the farm, visit all the animals including piglets, sheep and wallabies. Bonus: Try your hand at fishing. $6 per fish caught (no catch and release), $2 cleaning. There is also a $3 pole rental fee that includes bait (or bring your own fishing pole).

Dates and hours: Open now, Friday–Sunday, through Oct. 29, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Check the Facebook page for more details.

Location, cost and details: 4924 268th Street, E., Spanaway. General admission is $10 (access to the farm, I-Spy Trail, play areas, exotic animals and barn); age 2 and younger free.

Maris Farms, Buckley

Known for: Having a huge number of attractions to entertain kids all day long.

Patch action: Your crew will find pumpkins here, and will want to take a crack at the 5-acre corn maze; there is also an array of what Maris Farms calls “agri-tainment.” Activities include zip lines, wagon rides, a mechanical bull, catch-and-release trout fishing, tube slides, an animal barn, trike racing and tons more. Maris Farms has evening attractions, too: a not-haunted flashlight maze and a very haunted forest (yikes!).

Dates and hours: Open Sept. 30–Oct. 29; Friday, 1–10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Check the Facebook page for updates.

Location, cost and details: 25001 Sumner-Buckley Hwy., Buckley. Farm Play admission is $31 (plus fees) if you buy tickets online, Haunted Woods general admission is $40 plus fees; 2 and younger are free. Tickets are available online only.

Rutledge kiddie train
Rutledge corn train

Rutledge Corn Maze, Olympia

Editor's note: Due to challenging growing conditions, there is no corn maze in 2023. However, they still have lots of other fun activities and plenty of pumpkins!

Patch action: Fun for all ages, this farm features a haunted maze plus plenty of activities for little ones during the day. Activities include spun chairs, wall ball, bubble barn, jump pad and so much more.

Dates and hours: Open Sunday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Friday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–midnight. Check the website or Facebook page for more details. 

Location, cost and details: 302 93rd Ave S.E., Olympia; 360-357-3700. Visiting the pumpkin patch only is free.  Pumpkins are for purchase and prices vary for activities, see the website for details and tickets. Haunted maze access starts at $23 per person. Check the website for combo pricing. Purchasing tickets online in advance is a good idea if you don’t want to miss out!

Schilter Family Farm Fall Harvest Festival, Olympia

Known for: A bounty of kid-tastic activities including wagon rides, a bounce pillow, baby animal viewing and new-this-year low ropes obstacle course.

Patch action: Pumpkin picking at this farm may get short shrift from your crew when they see all the other activities on offer. Plan accordingly!

Dates and hours: Open Wednesday–Monday (closed Tuesdays) Sept. 30–Oct. 30, variable hours.

Location, cost and details: 141 Nisqually Cutoff Road S.E., Olympia. Wristbands granting access to most activities cost $12–$18; choosing a weekday and booking in advance gets you the lowest price. Discount for military and seniors. Select additional activities, such as weekend pony rides and gem mining, require an additional fee.

Lattin’s Country Cider Mill & Farm, Olympia

Known for: Awesome cider, goat walk and tasty treats.

Patch action: Lattin’s Apple Festival is a staple in many families' fall calendars. Pick your own pumpkins, feed the animals, go for a wagon ride and stock up on all the apple goodies at the farm store. The apple cider and apple fritters are not to be missed!

Dates and hours: Open Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. through October. Check the Facebook page for updates.

Location, cost and details: 9402 Rich Road S.E., Olympia; 360-491-7328. Admission is free; items for purchase.

A few pumpkin-picking tips:

  • Bring hand sanitizer: Many farms have only portable toilets.
  • Dress appropriately: Wear your boots for muddy farm trails and dress in layers for typical Seattle drizzles.
  • Mud-proof the trunk for muddy pumpkins and boots. Bring spare shoes for the ride home.
  • Have cash and a card on hand for activities and food; some farms may take cash only or cards only.
  • Leave the stroller behind... and the dog. Typically you’ll have a bumpy landscape to traverse, and most places are not dog-friendly (though a few farms welcome leashed dogs, as noted).

More fall family fun:

Editor’s note: This seasonal article has been updated many times, most recently for fall 2023. Writer Lauren Valencia and ParentMap staff contributed to this report.

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