Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches in the Valley

Ready or not, fall is upon us! That means it’s time to break out your cozy sweater, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and plan a fun outing to a local pumpkin patch. It just so happens that you’re in a great place for these festivities, with plenty of options to choose from in the Snoqualmie Valley. Pumpkins prefer rich soil for the best growing conditions, and the Valley has some of the best tilth you can find anywhere.

So, how do you find the perfect pumpkin to bring home? If the shape of the pumpkin is most important to you, consider picking early in the season to have the best shapes and sizes to choose from. To ensure that your carving creation makes it to Halloween without spoiling, look for a pumpkin that’s firm all over (check the bottom) and has its stem intact. A strong and sturdy stem indicates a healthy pumpkin – avoid carrying your pumpkin by the stem as it can break off. After Halloween, carved pumpkins are a great addition to the compost pile!

And here’s a fun fact to share with friends when you’re out picking pumpkins: Pumpkin carving originated in Ireland, where they carved turnips and potatoes before immigrating to America and discovering pumpkins.

Check out our roundup below for everything pumpkin happening in the Valley this fall!

 

Baxter Barn

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, horses, quail, pheasants, and bunnies.

 

Carnation Farms

28901 Northeast Carnation Farm Road, Carnation

Contact: 425-844-3100 or info@carnationfarms.org

When: October weekends, 10am-4pm

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

Description: Come pick pumpkins, climb on tractors, tour the garden, enjoy a hearty farm lunch, hay rides, and other fun farm activities. Check the calendar for special activities planned each day during Harvest Festival weekends. From beer, spirit, and wine tastings to tractor shows and ax throwing, every weekend offers something special to enjoy at the farm.

 

Fall City Farms

3636 Neal Road, Fall City

Contact: fallcityfarms@gmail.com

When: Friday-Sunday throughout October, 9am-6pm

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

1202 West Snoqualmie River Rd NE, Carnation

Contact: 206-719-8602 or firstlightfarm84@gmail.com

When: Every weekend in October, 10:30am-4pm

Cost: Pumpkins range from $5-20

Description: First Light Farm’s Fall Festival is an opportunity for families to have fun together picking pumpkins, making crafts, taking a hayride, testing their farm knowledge in a scavenger hunt, eating fresh corn, roasting s’mores, and more. Visit their Facebook for different activities happening each weekend.

 

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.

 

Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center

Public Entrance off of 268th Ave, just north of Carnation. Please follow the first set of directions here.

Contact: 425-788-1134 or thedirt@oxbow.org

When: Pumpkin Patch and Farm Stand: Thursday-Sunday, 10-5 (October 3-27) | Full festival activities, including crafts, live music, and hay rides are on weekends only during October

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

Description: Fall is Oxbow’s most bountiful and beautiful season. Celebrate at their month-long Oxtober Fall Festival featuring live music, food trucks, hay rides, fall activities, u-pick pumpkins, and farm fun for all ages! Enjoy seasonal offerings at their Farm Stand, featuring their own native plants and certified organic produce.

 

Muddy Boots Pumpkins & Corn Maze

15505 W Snoqualmie River Rd NE, Duvall

Contact: 206-372-5586

When: Monday-Wednesday, 2-6pm or dark | Thursday-Sunday, 10am-6pm or dark | Friday & Saturday nights ’til 10pm

Cost: Pumpkins available for purchase

Description: Muddy Boots has a pumpkin patch full of gourds and pumpkins for you to choose from. Go for the pumpkins and stay for the spectacular corn maze full of scarecrows and dead ends….a fun challenge for the whole family! For an extra challenge– bring your flashlight on Friday & Saturday nights for the NIGHT corn maze!

 

Novelty Hill Farm

26617 Northeast 124th Street, Duvall

Contact: 425-788-2416 or noveltyhillfarm@gmail.com

When: Fridays, 4-7pm | Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm during the month of October

Cost: Free | Pumpkins and other concessions available for purchase

Description: Fall is the best time of year on the farm, and they like to celebrate with family fun for everyone! Enjoy the pumpkin patch, hay pyramids, a trike track, a corn pool, farm critters, and snacks.

 

Remlinger Farms

32610 NE 32nd St., Carnation

Contact: 425-333-4135 or info@remlingerfarms.com

When: October weekends, 10am-6pm

Cost: $22.75 plus tax

Description: Remlinger Farms opens their gates every fall for five full weeks of old fashioned harvest entertainment leading up to Halloween. 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, live entertainment, 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.

 

Si View Harvest Festival

400 SE Orchard Dr, North Bend

Contact: 425-831-1900 or rgoodman@siviewpark.org

When: Saturday, October 26 | Noon-4pm

Cost: $15 wristband provides unlimited access to activities and a pumpkin (while supplies last). Single activity tickets available at the door for $1 each.

Description: Harvest season fun for all ages! Come dressed in your costume and ready to play, no matter what the weather! Celebrate the changing seasons with a full afternoon of indoor seasonal fun, including the popular Animal Encounters Petting Zoo, lots of carnival games with prizes, face painting by Hoopla, G-rated haunted house, and an indoor pumpkin patch.

 

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 from September 28 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 info@savorsnoqualmievalley.org.