Here’s your Great Big Pumpkin Patch List! My friend Heather (via some kid with a blanket) reminded me that what’s most important in a patch is Sincerity. With that in mind, rather than listing every patch in the county, I’ve listed a few best bets for every, “Pumpkin Personality.” It’s definitely big enough that you’ll be able to find a new favorite! Can’t believe I missed your family’s patch? Drop me a line so I can include it!
Pumpkin Personality #1 I Just Want to Do a Patch!
Picha Farms in Puyallup Pumpkin slingshot! Also has a corn maze and a variety of items for sale but doesn’t feel too big.
Scholz Farm in the Orting Valley An especially good choice for young children. Tot sized corn maze and games for the preschool set (riding down a sawdust hill on old Little Tikes rigs-sounds crazy but they love it)! Some animals to see. No extra charge for activities.
Spooner Farms This is a favorite of SFM Facebook readers who love the farm animals and think it’s a good choice for younger children. There is an extra charge for the corn maze. Some activities are weekend only. They have a pdf flyer at their site you can look over. I may move this place to the category below if they add one more thing……
In past years, Patterson’s stand in Gig Harbor has also had pumpkins and free kids’ activities. I’ll let you know if I find current scoop on this one.
Pumpkin Personality #2 I want to do the Whole Fall Thing-mazes, rides, you name it, and I don’t mind paying more-it’s only once a year!
Maris Farms Buckley Home of the haunted woods. Cheaper tickets available for daytime fun. A good choice for your hard-to-impress tweens and teens.
Thomasson Family Farm Enumclaw Special Kids’ Korral area. Tons of fun for families with younger children if you don’t mind spending a bit extra and driving to Enumclaw.
Lattins Cider Mill Olympia Features homemade cider and tractor rides to the pumpkin patch
Schilter Farm Olympia Tractor rides, animals, hay jumping, and more. Pricing has changed this year. Be sure to look it over. Various pass levels are available, depending on what activities you want to do.
Hunter’s Farm Olympia Variety of farm activities that cost 1-6 tickets. Tickets are 1.00 each. If your kiddos would let you get away with just doing the ride out to the patch, you wouldn’t spend much at all. If there’s a good chance they’ll want to do it All, run the numbers before you go!
Rutledge Corn Maze Tumwater A good choice for older kids and folks really serious about corn mazes!
Pumpkin Personality #3 We’d like to grab a pumpkin and do a maze, but I don’t want to spend the whole day at it. Both sites below have additional activities but are mostly patch/maze spots. Plenty of fun but not quite the whole fallapalooza.
Mosby Auburn Giant rooster maze-8.00 adults/5.00 kids Also a pumpkin patch and concessions
Carpinito Brothers Kent mazes, patch, produce Be sure to check the site for a coupon.
If you’re really serious about mazes, you may also want to consider Maris Farms or Rutledge-they’re in the list above.
Pumpkin Personality #4 I’d really just like to let the kids grab one from the bin at the grocery store, but then I’d miss the cute pictures.
The conservatory at Wright Park has you set. Beginning October 16th you can pose your little one in front of the specially designed pumpkin arrangement 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 that none of their pumpkins are for sale, so you really do have to buy one elsewhere.
Pumpkin Personality #5 I really want to support a small, local farm, with organic practices.
Terry’s Berries on River Road Terry’s is a certified organic farm with a small pumpkin patch open to the public. I still need to check on the open date for pumpkins. Cider making should start mid month.Consider calling first, and keep in mind this is a small, family run farm-so don’t expect a sleek, professional operation and bring along a little patience. Checking their fb page is the best way to stay up to date at the moment.
Filbert Acres on Pioneer between Puyallup and Tacoma **I haven’t checked on the crop for 2012 yet. I’ll let you know when I get scoop! A small, family run farm with organic practices. Pumpkins still where they grew on the vines.
Creek House Farm Port Orchard Small, family farm with an emphasis on sustainable practices. I don’t know this spot…..if you do, leave a review!
and there you have it! While I know I’ve missed lots of patches, I hope you’ll agree that I’ve included enough to help you go get your gourd on! I am, of course, glad to add more. If you have a favorite, leave a comment or drop me a line.