Fall Family Fun Guide: Snoqualmie Valley U-pick Pumpkins and Fall Festivals

 

Pumpkin season is just around the corner and it’s time to start making your plan! With so many farms and festivals to choose from in the Snoqualmie Valley you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for you.  Each farm/festival is a little different, offering a diversity of activities from petting zoos, hayrides, haunted houses, cider-pressing, storytelling, nature-crafting, farm tours, rides, and festive food and drink.

Our guide gives you the inside scoop:

 

Baxter Barn

31929 SE 44th St, Fall City
Contact: Call to make a reservation: 425-765-7883

When: Oct 5-31 Tuesdays-Saturday |  by appointment

Cost: Pumpkins range from $3-12, Tours $5 per person

Description: Come pick out a pumpkin and enjoy a fun, educational and hands-on learning experience for all ages. Pumpkins are $3-12 and are generally pre-cut. Tours are $5 a person (minimum 4 people per tour) and include chickens, pheasants, quail, ducks, donkeys, horses, and bunnies.

 

Carnation Farms

28901 Northeast Carnation Farm Road, Carnation
Contact: 425-844-3100 or info@carnationfarms.org

When: October 14, 15, 21 and 22 | 10am-4pm

Cost: Festival is free, pumpkins and concessions available for purchase

Description:  Bring out the whole family to beautiful Carnation Farms for their Harvest Festival.  Along with family-friendly activities, like hay rides and organic pumpkin picking, guests will enjoy  farm-based programs, the petting zoo, and one-of-a-kind craft making.

 

Fall City Farms

 

Fall City Farms

3636 Neal Road, Fall City

Contact: fallcityfarms@gmail.com

When: Fridays-Sundays throughout October | 10am-5pm

Cost: Festival is free, pumpkins and concessions available for purchase

Description:  Enjoy fresh mini doughnuts and a cup of fresh hot apple cider while you peruse pumpkins and meet their friendly farm animals. Take a wagon ride to see a bit more of this beautiful farm and spend the day making your fall memories!

 

First Light Farm

27307 NE 100th Street, Carnation
Contact: 206-719-8602 or firstlightfarm@earthlink.net

When: Every weekend in October | 10am-4pm

Cost: $10 per child (includes a pumpkin)

Description:  Come along for a hayride on First Light Farm’s junior tractor (“little John), join in a fun relay race where you dress like a farmer, pick out your favorite pumpkin, roast  s’mores, and listen to a fall children’s story.  $10.00 per child (which include one pumpkin per child), additional pumpkins can also be purchased separately.  Pumpkin prices range from $5-20. Additional activities will be announced on Facebook.

 

Jubilee Farm
229 W. Snoqualmie River Rd. NE, Carnation
Contact: https://jubileefarm.org/contactus/

When: Saturdays and Sundays in October | 10am-5pm

Cost: Festival is free, pumpkins and concessions available for purchase

Description:  Throughout the month of October, every weekend will be filled with the scent of hot spiced apple cider and the changing season at Jubilee Farm. Hop on the hay wagon and find a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch – there are lots of fun activities to be a part of. Come on out to celebrate this bountiful harvest season with the farmers at Julibee!

 

Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center

 

Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center
West Entrance off of 268th Ave, just north of Carnation. Please follow the first set of directions here.
Contact: 425-788-1134 thedirt@oxbow.org

When: Every weekend in October | 10am-5pm

Cost: Festival is free, pumpkins, concessions, and some activities available for purchase

Description:  Oxbow offers U-pick pumpkins of all shapes and sizes and plenty of wheelbarrows and carts to haul them in. Activities include hay rides, flower crowns, pumpkin decorating, kids’ farm tours, house of hay, scavenger hunt, and climbing tractor. Enjoy seasonal offerings at their Farm Stand, featuring their own native plants and certified organic produce. Arts, crafts, and other fun activities will be available for kids of all ages! There is no fee to visit the festival, but some activities require “magic beans” to participate. (Magic beans are  “Oxtober currency” available for purchase in several locations around the festival.)

 

Night on a Dark Trail

34500 SE 99th Street, Snoqualmie. Parking not available on site, park at the Snoqualmie YMCA or Jeanne Hansen Park and take the event shuttle.

Contact: Contact organizers here.

When: October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28 | 7-10pm

Cost: $13 per person. $20 for VIP Fast Pass.

Description:  Take a spooky walk in the woods at this annual Snoqualmie Valley outdoor theatrical haunted trail.  The trail, located on an old abandoned RV campground, offers fun and spooky scenes with live performers. Audience members walk through a forest setting via a trail in groups to discover what might be lurking in the dark. Some scenes may contain what could be considered somewhat scary imagery for very young children and are performed in close proximity. Parent discretion recommended.

 

Northwest Railway Museum

Leaving from Snoqualmie or North Bend Depot
Contact: 425-888-3030 info@trainmuseum.org

When: October 21, 22, 28 and 29 | Trains leaving between 11am-4pm

Cost: $10-$20 Come to the depot to purchase your tickets day of.

Description:  Celebrate the season with the Halloween storytelling train! Enjoy a train excursion, wear your costume, and get a treat. Listen to railroading Halloween tales with storyteller Karen Haas and have fun with hands-on activities at the Train Shed Exhibit Building! Experience old-fashioned cider pressing and sip warm apple cider.

 

Novelty Hill Farm

Located on the north side of 124th across from the Local Roots’ Farmstand (11707 262nd Ave NE, Duvall)
Contact: 206-310-0250 or noveltyhillfarm@gmail.com

When: Friday-Sunday starting September 29th. | Fri. 4pm-dusk Sat.-Sun 10am-5pm

Cost: Free, pumpkins and other concessions available for purchase

Description:  Pick from a variety of pumpkins. Celebrate the season with kettle corn, cider, and apples and get your picture taken on the tractor.

 

Remlinger Farms
32610 NE 32nd St., Carnation

Contact: 425-333-4135 or info@remlingerfarms.com
When: Every weekend from September 23-October 29th | 10am-6pm

Cost: $19.75 plus tax

Description:  Remlinger Farms opens their gates every fall for five full weeks of old fashioned Harvest entertainment. In addition to the Farm Market Fall specials, the Gift and Craft Shops, the Farm Restaurant, and the U-Pick pumpkin fields are open. Festival admission is $19.75 plus tax –and includes all park rides, live entertainment and attractions, tractor drawn hay rides, and more, plus a discounted pumpkin price of only 10 cents per pound in the Fun Park/Market with your paid park admission wristband (this price not valid in Pumpkin U-Pick).

 

Si View Harvest Festival
400 SE Orchard Dr, North Bend
Contact: mrudd@siviewpark.org

When: Saturday, October 21st | 12pm-4pm

Cost: $25 per person (includes a pumpkin, while supplies last)

Description:  Come join Si View’s big day of harvest fun. Enjoy carnival games, hayrides, and a petting zoo. You can also pick out a pumpkin and decorate it, and visit the (g-rated) haunted house.  Si View Harvest Festival is a rain or shine event with lots to do both indoors and out, dress for the season–costumes are encouraged! Pre-order online here to avoid lines at the ticket booth.

 

Nursery at Mt Si

 

The Nursery at Mt Si
42328 SE 108th St, North Bend
Contact: 425-831-2275

When: Daily, starting October 1st | 9am-5pm

Cost: Free admission, pumpkins available for purchase

Description:  Every year The Nursery grows, from seed, thousands of pumpkins, of all different varieties and sizes, in the big field behind the nursery and open it up for your picking pleasure! They also transform a greenhouse into a Halloween Fun House complete with lots of spooky decorations, a hay jump, family photo set-ups, freshly popped popcorn, and hot cocoa/cider. On weekends hay rides operate around the Pumpkin Patch. Free admission, the only thing you pay for is your pumpkin(s)!

 

Two Brothers Pumpkins at Game Haven Farm

7110 310th Ave NE, Carnation
Contact: 425-333-4313 or two_brothers_pumpkins@hotmail.com

When: Open daily in October | 9:30am-6pm

Cost: Admission is free, pumpkins and other products available for purchase

Description:  Game Haven Farm has been in the family for 50+ years. The Schmoll family has grown pumpkins for U-pick for more than 25 years, along with a variety of crops. Families enjoy visiting the farm animals & picking pumpkins and gourds of many sizes, shapes, and colors from the vine. Mini hay bales, cornstalks, ornamental corn, and a large variety of winter squash are for sale as well.