Updated for 2018
Best South Sound Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes For Kids
Here’s your Great Big South Sound Pumpkin Patch List! I’ve got pumpkin patches and corn mazes in Kent, Auburn, Orting, Puyallup, Tacoma, Olympia, Port Orchard, and more! The most important thing to remember? WEAR BOOTS!
PS While we strive for accuracy in all our round ups, we encourage you to use the provided links to confirm pricing and hours before heading out!
Carpinito’s has a pumpkin patch, a Farm Fun Yard, hayrides, a produce stand, concessions, and a maze. This is a great patch to hit up if you don’t want to drive too far out into the country. The patch is a fairly low key experience, and the maze isn’t scary, but it’s plenty big enough to get good and lost in (at least I did). This year’s pricing for a la carte activities is below.
Mosby boasts that their farm is simple, family fun! They have an old-fashioned pumpkin patch featuring their locally grown gourds, and a fancy corn maze with a different theme every year. On the weekends, you can hitch a tractor pulled hay ride (weather permitting). I believe the only charge (aside from anything you choose to purchase) is for the corn maze, which is 10.00/adults and 7.00/children . Kids under 3 are free.
Open: September 29-October 30 10AM-5:30PM
Thomasson is a super friendly, family owned farm. There is a Kids’ Korral area, pumpkin sling shot, corn pit, corn maze, and hay rides! This place is tons of fun for families with younger children-although I see laser tag, which should appeal to bigger kids! They have offered reduced admission via Groupon in the past-it’s worth checking. Otherwise, rates range from $5.00-20.00, depending on what you want to do, you can check out the packages on their website. I believe the patch alone is free. Pumpkins are sold by a size chart. Parking is free. You’re asked to leave pets at home here.
Open: October 1-October 31, 9:30AM-5:30PM daily
Nothing scary at this pumpkin patch that is great for littles! Activities include a pumpkin slingshot, a 7 acre corn maze, and a hayride There are also a variety of items for sale, including lattes, apple cider, and kettle corn! This is a friendly, family run farm.
Open: September 29-October 31, Weekdays 3PM-6PM and Weekends 10AM-6PM (October 12th 10AM-6PM) Maze closes to new entries at 5:30PM
This is a favorite of SFM Facebook readers who love the farm animals and think it’s a good choice for younger children. Activities include the pumpkin patch, pumpkin sling shot, farm animals, face painting, candy store, corn maze and face painting. Head here for maze information. Note that the maze and slingshot have different times than the patch itself. Head here for their flyer with all info.
Note that this is a very popular spot. We suggest you go early if you’re headed there on a weekend.
Open: Daily through October 31st
If you missed the Puyallup Fair this year, you can always get a great fair like experience at Maris Farms. There is a huge kids’ area, including corn pit, playground, face painting, and more. Not to be missed are the live pig races! The bigger kids love the jumping pillow, monster truck ride, pumpkin slingshot and pedal carts. There’s a traditional corn maze and Haunted Woods. And, you can even pick a pumpkin here! This is a good choice for your hard-to-impress tweens and teens. If you have younger kids, go on a weekday. The weekday admission is quite a bit lower than the weekends, but some food vendors and actives are unavailable. You can check the prices here. Hint: Check their discounts page and follow them on fb if you need a deal!
Open: Daily-October 31
Photo op only! Are you looking for a nice, warm, indoor setting to get some pictures of your kids with pumpkins and fanciful mums? You can pose your little one in front of the specially designed pumpkin arrangements here without having to wait for strangers to walk out of the background or trying to coax a smile out of the freezing baby. Keep in mind the pumpkins are not for sale, so you’ll have to hit up Freddy’s on your way home. There is a suggested donation of $3 for admission. There is also a family friendly Halloween event here on the 31st (Yes, we’ll have a whole round up of them)!
Open: October 16-November 4
Formerly Terry’s Berries, this organic farm sells a variety of organically grown foods. In the past this has included pumpkins. We’re checking on whether that is the case this year. They will NOT be open weekends in October, and they do NOT currently offer apple picking or cider making to the public.
An especially good choice for young children. There are farm animals to see and a small, low key kids’ play area. There is NOT a corn maze this year. There is no extra charge for activities here, and everything but your pumpkin and any other goodies you buy is free. My family loves this patch, but it is very simple compared to others. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for updates.
Open: Daily 9AM-6PM
The Apple Festival continues at Lattin’s.
Every weekend enjoy our animal train, face painting, games, petting farm, pony rides, and bobbing for apples.
Wagon rides to our pumpkin patch every weekend starting Saturday, September 28th and every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The festival is free; parking is $5.00. You can’t pick apples here, but they do have them well priced for purchase, along with many other apple treats.
Open: 9:00 to 5:30 Monday to Saturday
9:00 to 4:00 Sundays (June 1st to December 31st)
Closed Sundays (January 1st through May 31st)
Every single fall activity you can imagine, including a giant, themed corn maze, hay rides, petting farm, hay maze, hay jump, Busy Bee Garden, duck races, Fort Nisqually Play Area, and more! There are a variety of pass levels available, including reduced costs during the week. Regular admission is $8.00 but doesn’t include all activities-you’ll want to spend some time looking at this one before you go so you can decide what pass to get before you get there! No admission for just pumpkin picking or to visit the Farm Market. No pets at this one.
Open: Harvest Festival September 29th thru October 31st
Open Daily 10am – 6pm | Halloween hours 10am – 4pm
Last Corn Maze tickets sold at 5pm to allow for completion of maze
This family run farm has a variety of farm activities that cost $1.00-8.00. Options include: wagon rides, hay maze with giant slide, giant corn maze, junior corn maze, pillow jump, kiddie train, camel rides, pony rides, carousel, ATV adventure, giant pumpkin sling shot, European super slide, ducky races. You can read all the options here and plan ahead! Some activities are only available on weekends. If you just want a pumpkin, there is no admission charge to the farm or fee to park.
Open: September 30-October 31
This is a good choice for older kids and folks really who are really serious about corn mazes! Daytime Activities include story time with Spookley the Square Pumpkin, corn hole, and swings! They also have ladder ball, a calf roping station, a cow train, and a corn cannon!
When the sun sets Rutledge not only offers the regular corn mazes but a Haunted Corn Maze and a Zombie Paintball adventure, too. We think those activities are best for teens and up, but we’ll let you decide.
Pattersons sort of creates their own patch. You won’t get a, “From the vine,” experience, and it isn’t huge, but it’s free fun, and there are tons of cute photo ops. It’s a nice choice if you just want a pumpkin and a pic. From their fb page:
We will be officially opening for the 2018 Fall and Pumpkin Patch season on Monday, October 1st! We have a large handcrafted Pumpkin Patch with beautiful pumpkins (large orange pumpkins, specialty pumpkins, Cinderellas, Knuckleheads, ghost pumpkins) corn stalks and hay bales for sale. The Patch also includes a terrific assortment of games for the kids and farm animals! Inside the market, we have homemade caramel apples, decorative fall items, candy corn, cold/hot apple cider, Fall flower baskets, Fall mums, and yummy fruits and veggies (such as local pears, a wide variety of apples, plums, and more).
Open: Opens October 1st
This small, family farm has an emphasis on sustainable practices. They raise organic, heirloom pumpkins.
Open: Opening day is Friday, October 5th at noon. After that the farm will be open on weekends in October until the pumpkins sell out-Fridays and Sundays noon-6 and Saturdays 10AM-6. There will also be an open Monday October 8th from 10-6
Farther Afield….If you’re up for a country drive, there are a whole bunch of patches in Carnation, and while this is just out of our, “Territory,” it’s a nice mini road trip on a fall day. You can find options in that area on PugetSoundFresh
And, there you have it! Now, it’s time to get your gourd on! Be sure to share you pictures of your pumpkin adventures with us on our Sounds Fun Mom Facebook page. We’d also love to add to our list if there is one you’d really recommend!