Ready or not, fall is upon us! 2020 has been far from ordinary, and you may be wondering what fall festivities will look like this year? Well, you’re in luck! Snoqualmie Valley farmers are showing (once again) just how creative and adaptable they can be by evolving their plans to allow for fall fun in a safe and healthy way for everyone.
Things look a little different this year, so be sure to plan ahead and do your research, then break out your cozy sweater, grab a hot beverage, and plan a fun outing to the Valley. And be sure to check out our website for ideas of other fun things to do before or after visiting the farm!
31929 SE 44th St, Fall City
Contact: Call to make a reservation at 425-765-7883
When: Year-round by appointment, closed Sundays and Mondays
Cost: Kids get a free small pumpkin in October with a parent | Tours: $8 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 $8 per person (minimum 3 people per tour) and include miniature donkeys, pigs, cows, goats, horses, quail, pheasants, and bunnies.
28901 Northeast Carnation Farm Road, Carnation
Contact: 425-844-3100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Select dates throughout October
Cost: $100 for maximum 5 people, includes a small pumpkin for each person. Register online.
Description: Enjoy harvest at the farm by taking your very own private harvest tour with a farmer at Carnation Farms. Your family and friends will enjoy an educational and relaxing 90-minute experience of exploration and farm fun with one of two themes: Livestock Adventure or Garden Exploration, then enjoy autumnal favorites after your tour at the Carnation Farmstand.
3636 Neal Road, Fall City
When: By appointment
Cost: There is a $5 admission fee per appointment (appointments are in one hour increments and include admission for up to 5 people). Book your visit online.
Description: Peruse pumpkins and meet their friendly farm animals. Wagon rides, doughnuts, and cups of cider will not be available this year. They will still have single serving bottled cider available as well as gallons and half gallons to enjoy at home. They will also be accepting orders online for curbside pickup Wednesday-Sunday starting Saturday, Oct. 3.
1202 West Snoqualmie River Rd NE, Carnation
Contact: 206-719-8602 or email@example.com
When: October weekends
Cost: Dependent on activity
Description: Throughout the month of October, families can choose from a variety of activities adapted for COVID-19 safety. Options include enjoying a private hay ride, learning about chickens, hunting for the perfect pumpkin, and taking home a scarecrow-making kit.
229 W. Snoqualmie River Rd. NE, Carnation
When: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm and Monday-Friday, 12pm-5pm
Cost: Free admittance, pumpkins available for purchase
Description: Don your mask, grab a clean wheelbarrow, and take a walk out to one of their pumpkin patches, where you can find the perfect pumpkins and gourds. Savor the sights of the farm and enjoy hot apple cider and food from Patty Pan Grill (weekends only).
Public Entrance off of 268th Ave, just north of Carnation. Please follow the first set of directions here.
Contact: 425-788-1134 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Every weekend in October from 10am-4pm starting on 10/3. Closed on 10/31.
Cost: There is no fee to enter Oxtober, and parking is free. Guests may browse and explore at their leisure. Only two activities, the Sling King and Hay rides, require a pre-paid wristband to participate. Wristbands are $5 each and include 1 hay ride and 3 shots at the Sling King. Entrance to Oxtober will be limited, so you may wish to take advantage of their free, optional pre-registration to guarantee entry.
Description: Fall is Oxbow’s most bountiful and beautiful season. Celebrate at their month-long Oxtober Fall Festival featuring food, hay rides, fall activities, pumpkins, and farm fun for all ages! Enjoy seasonal offerings at their Farm Stand, featuring their own native plants and certified organic produce. You can also hike one of their short, family-friendly trails and learn more about the natural history of the Snoqualmie Valley with a self-guided audio tour.
15505 W Snoqualmie River Rd NE, Duvall
When: Open every day at 10 a.m. until dark, Sept. 25-Oct. 31
Cost: Pumpkins available for purchase
Description: Muddy Boots has a pumpkin patch full of gourds and pumpkins for you to choose from. Sadly, their corn maze was destroyed in a rain/wind storm, but you can still go pick out a pumpkin, sit by the fire pits, and enjoy some hot apple cider, kettle or caramel corn.
32610 NE 32nd St., Carnation
Contact: 425-333-4135 or email@example.com
When: Sept. 25-27, Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, and 31
Cost: $22.75 plus tax, includes a free pumpkin. Reserve your spot online.
Description: Remlinger Farms opens their gates every fall for five full weeks of old fashioned harvest entertainment plus a bonus day this year – Oct. 31! In addition to the farm market fall specials, the gift and craft shops, the farm restaurant and the U-Pick pumpkin fields, the Northwest’s largest Fall Harvest Festival brings you extravagant fall decorations, 400+ scarecrows, 25+ rides and attractions, and fresh farm faire. You can also find a pumpkin in the festival area or head out to the patch to search for your perfect pumpkin, priced by size.
400 SE Orchard Dr, North Bend
Contact: 425-831-1900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Saturday, October 24, multiple time slots
Cost: $10 per child, pre-registration required. Parent/guardian registration is free.
Description: Harvest season fun for all ages! Come dressed in your costume and ready to play indoors. Try your luck at carnival games. Enjoy the Haunted House and see furry friends at a petting zoo. Registration fee provides access to all activities and one pumpkin (while supplies last).
3701 324th Ave SE, Fall City, WA 98024
When: Thurs – Sun through October 31, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: U-Pick pumpkins by weight, $5/pp for the corn maze
Description: A pumpkin patch, a corn maze (shaped like a pumpkin!), a farm fresh veggie stand, pigs, goats, and cows in the distance … aka everything you ever need ever all in one place to celebrate the harvest season! You will not need to register in advance, but we will have staff monitoring the flow and social distancing of visitors this year to make sure everyone stays safe and has a good time. P.S. Bonus points if you wear a corn costume!
7110 310th Ave NE, Carnation
Contact: 425-333-4313 or email@example.com
When: Open daily through October 31 | 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 and 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, including sugar pumpkins, are for sale as well.
Know of any great fall festivities we missed? Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.