October is an amazing time of year for Washington agriculture! All around the state there is abundant local food, from apples to hops to grapes to the last stone fruits to corn, carrots, and of course PUMPKINS! If you’re thinking that the pumpkin patch is just for preschoolers, no way! I LOVE going to the pumpkin patch and it’s a fun low key outdoor outing for all ages. It’s so fun to walk around and find the perfect pumpkin and celebrate all types of farm fun. The greater Seattle area has lots and lots of pumpkin patches, I will talk about my two favorites here, one in the north end and one in the south end. I’ll also share some ideas for where to go if you’re looking to head further out of town and make a longer day or weekend out of it. Make sure to bring rubber boots because every pumpkin patch I’ve been too has lots of mud, which is part of what makes it fun!
Carpinto Brothers Pumpkin Patch – Kent
This is truly my favorite pumpkin patch! It’s big and low key and in addition to a bajillion pumpkins and a corn maze they also have a produce market with lots of other vegetables grown on their Kent Valley farms. They also have animals and a play area in the Farm Fun yard right across the street. There’s plenty of parking and you can even see Mt Rainier from the pumpkin patch if it’s a clear day. What’s not to love? They also sell snacks like kettle corn and hot drinks. You can wander around the pumpkin fields, or you can grab a pumpkin from closer to the parking area if you don’t want to wander around in the mud (but you DO want to wander around in the mud!!).
Carpinto Brothers is also really convenient for those in the south end of Seattle like me, or in South King County. It’s located right off Highway 167 in Kent at 27508 West Valley Highway North. Google maps will take your straight there! The pumpkin patch itself is free to walk around, the corn maze is $11 for adults ($8 for kids) and the farm fun yard is $6. You can also take a hayride for $4.
Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Farm-Snohomish
Even though I live in the south end, my parents, brother, sister in law and nieces live in Edmonds so we hit the north end pumpkin patches too! Bob’s is my favorite one north of Seattle. It is definitely more built up and has more activities than Carpinito, but it is really fun! Of course, there are lots of pumpkins to choose from, along with a corn maze, a big playground, slides in a hay barn, and hayrides. Here the pumpkin area is free, and you pay a flat admission of $18 (on weekends, $12 during the week) for everything else (hayrides, play areas, corn maze, etc). They have discounts for military members and their families as well as seniors.
Bob’s also has the fun option of a night maze and they have reservable bonfires in the corn maze for an additional fee. So fun!
Bob’s is more convenient for people in north King county and south Snohomish County, not far from Woodinville and just off highway 522 at 10917 Elliott Rd, Snohomish.
Pumpkin Patches to Visit in other parts of Washington State
Perhaps you’re looking to visit a pumpkin patch as part of a bigger day trip or weekend adventure, if so, here are a few suggestions:
- Combine your outing with a ferry ride and check out Suyematsu Farms on Bainbridge Island
- Take a day or weekend trip to Whidbey Island and check out Sherman’s Pioneer Farm (feed cows! pie!)
- Take a day or weekend trip to the Yakima Valley and fit in a hike to a winery before or after your pumpkin patch visit at Thompson’s farm.