Pumpkin Patch Roundup

Looks like we have a crisp, fall weekend in store – perfect weather for making a visit to one of the many, many pumpkin patches in the area. Here are just a few that I’ve been to (and one that I haven’t):

The Farm

We went here last year with a school group and had a good time. In addition to the pumpkin patch, they have a corn maze in the shape of Washington state, free wagon rides (pictured above), and a petting farm. There is plenty to do, but it it’s nicely spread out and didn’t feel too crowded.

The pumpkin patch is open from 10am – 6pm daily throughout October.

The South 47 Farm

South 47 is one of my favorite farms to visit any time of the year. It’s not too far from Seattle, it’s all organic, and it just has a nice, friendly vibe. They have a U-pick pumpkin patch as well as a variety of decorative and mini-pumpkins available at their farmstand. Their corn maze is in the shape of a giant tractor. Hayrides on the weekends for $2/person.

Open through October, see the website for dates/times.

Remlinger Farms

This was the first pumpkin patch we went to when my kid was one, and we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. If you want the all-inclusive pumpkin patch/amusement park experience, then this is the farm for you. They’ve got everything from roller coasters to pony rides to train rides to pedal cars. Oh yeah, and they have pumpkins too. I can’t say what it’s like on the inside, since we were put off by the long lines and high entrance fees – we ended up just picking up some pumpkins in the farm store and calling it a day.

Open weekends through October 26, see the website for dates/times.

Jubliee Farm

This year I think I’m going to check out Jubliee Farm. They are organic and their slate of pumpkin season activities sounds about my speed: free hay rides, kid’s maze, farm animals and U-pick pumpkins.

Open weekends through October, 10am – 5pm

What’s your favorite pumpkin patch?

8 Comments so far

  1. kstile on October 9th, 2008 @ 11:26 am

    Jubilee Farms has the trebuchet – what more could you want?


  2. heidi (heidiu) on October 9th, 2008 @ 12:10 pm

    Well that certainly makes it more intriguing!

  3. samantha on October 9th, 2008 @ 12:27 pm

    We had tons of fun at The Farm last year, without any kids at all. The corn maze gets super, super muddy and slippery if it’s been raining, though.

  4. heidi (heidiu) on October 9th, 2008 @ 12:33 pm

    I love that it’s just called "The Farm."

  5. yayunicorns on October 9th, 2008 @ 1:48 pm

    ugh, when we went to jubilee last year we waited around for 2 hours for that damn trebuchet and nothing. we did get to see a pig race though, and while kinda cruel, also kinda sweet.

    p.s. are there any farms that have FRESH, HOMEMADE apple cider and apple donuts. this was a big thing in michigan, and considering we are the state of apples, i thought we’d have a billion of these. yet, so far, i haven’t heard of a single one. help!

  6. heidi (heidiu) on October 9th, 2008 @ 4:31 pm

    y’all are starting to scare me away from Jubilee…

    yayunicorns – I’ve only seen apple cider donuts on the east coast, I don’t know why they don’t have them around here. If you’re willing to make the hike to Tacoma for fresh-pressed apple cider, there’s this: http://www.terrysberries.com/.

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  8. tking on October 17th, 2008 @ 8:14 am

    Fairbank Animal Farm in Lynnwood is a nice little farm visit – open weekends in October. http://www.fairbankfarm.com/pictures.php It seemed like there were fewer good pumpkins this year, but lots of animals to see for the wee ones.

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