Updated for 2020
Best South Sound Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes For Kids
Yes, there are pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and fall fun this year despite Covid related restrictions.
Some spots are requiring timed admission tickets, and some have cancelled just a few activities, but there are open patches and mazes for fall fun all over the South Sound. My list has fun spots for your family in Kent, Auburn, Orting, Puyallup, Tacoma, Olympia, and more!
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). Information on Covid related precautions is on the home page. Opens September 25th. Here’s their 2020 flyer.
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. Opens October 1st; Covid safety info. on the home page. Nice choice for maze fans, and if you like a down-home farm feel to your patch.
Thomasson is a super friendly, family owned farm. There is a corn maze and lots of kids’ activities (just a few have been cancelled this year). This is a good choice for families with young kids who want a place with lots of activities to make a day of it. Do plan your budget accordingly. Also, be aware that this year you will need timed tickets for entry to keep capacity at 50%. Get those in advance.
Nothing scary at this pumpkin patch that is great for littles! Activities include a pumpkin slingshot and a 7 acre corn maze. There are also a variety of items for sale. This is a friendly, family run farm. Covid precautions are on the home page. Great choice if you want the whole patch experience but with a family farm vibe.
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, corn maze and more. This is a great choice if you were bummed to miss the fair this year. It’s really got a whole pumpkin palooza vibe. Do go early to beat the crowds as this is a super popular spot, especially on weekends. Opens October 1st.
Patch opens the 26th in Puyallup. If you haven’t been able to buy Sidhu berries this year this is a great chance to support them while you get your pumpkin!
If you missed the Puyallup Fair this year, you can always get a great fair like experience at Maris Farms. Tons of activities are included with admission. In addition to the corn maze and pumpkin patch there is a haunted woods attraction and flashlight maze event popular with teens and brave grown ups. There are a few attractions not offered this year, but most are still on. The big change is that you will need to buy online admission tickets in advance. There are no walk up sales.
Conservatory at Wright Park, Tacoma
No patch or events here this year, but it’s not all a bummer. The Conservatory is undergoing some much needed renovations and will be closing at the end of September, with a hoped for reopening in the spring. of 2021.
Formerly Terry’s Berries, this organic farm sells a variety of organically grown foods. In the past this has included pumpkins. We are still confirming for this year. I would not think of this as a patch experience, but I’ve included it because there are few certified organic options, and I know that’s important to some readers.
An especially good choice for young children or those of you who want to get a pumpkin without committing the whole day to it . There are farm animals to see and a small, low key kids’ play area. Last year the tot sized corn maze was gone, and I don’t think it’s coming back, but I still need to check. 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.
From their fb page:
Celebrate Washington Apple Festival
Come pick your own pumpkins
Every weekend enjoy Wagon Rides, Face Painting, and more family fun. Apples on sale 89 cents per lb, WEEKENDS only.
FREE ADMISSION, parking $5 per vehicle
Note from SFM: The above was from last year’s fb. I don’t see a social media update yet this year, but from their website it looks like this is a go!
Every single fall activity you can imagine! Great fun for the whole family if you want to make it a day of fall fun. From their site:
Harvest Season-2020 September 26th thru October 31st
Open Daily 10am – 6pm | Halloween hours 10am – 4pm
Last Corn Maze tickets sold at 5pm to allow for completion of maze
There are bales of farm fun to be had at Schilter Family Farm! Yes, things will be a little different this year, but there is still a lot of great experiences to enjoy while at the farm. We will be limiting our capacity in order to be able to maintain proper social distancing. All admissions will be sold online so that we can hold to our limited capacity. Once we sell out of tickets for a specific day, we will no longer allow entrance onto the farm for that date.
Lots of activities at this family run farm. Not quite a full fall-a-palooza but definitely more than just pumpkins. From their site:
Weekends – 9 to 6
We are settling into the reality that things will look decidedly different here on our family farm this fall. We have been a working farm since 1889, that’s six generations! In Olympia, we have been a choose and cut tree farm for 48 years and a pumpkin patch for 28 years. We have been welcoming thousands of guests to our farm, however this year we have to limit capacity because of Covid 19 and are transitioning to required online ticketing. It is not easy to alter the experience many know and love, but we are up for the challenge of bringing you all of your fall favorites in a safe way while complying with Covid guidelines. The experience may not be the same, but we are. We still value people and their connection to the land and to each other.
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. Produce stand now open; corn maze opens September 26th; Haunted maze opens October 2nd. Buy tickets online in advance.
Patterson’s Farm Market, Gig Harbor
TBA? I don’t see any updates on this one. If you drive by and notice before idea, let me know!
This small, family farm has an emphasis on sustainable practices. They raise organic, heirloom pumpkins. This year you will need an appointment and some activities are not being offered, but there is still fall fun to be had. Do be sure to read all the details on their home page.
On a budget? You can skip the patch-a-palooza and still get some pumpkins at many area stands. Sterino Farms traditionally has at least one weekend when they offer 1.00 pumpkins!
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!