As the crisp air takes over and warmer clothes come out of the closet, it is time to head to the best pumpkin patch in Seattle. It doesn’t matter if you seek fresh pumpkins to turn into a pie or you’re on the hunt for the perfect Jack-O-Lantern, I have vetted worthy family-friendly pumpkin patches near Seattle.
Best Pumpkin Patch in Seattle
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, it’s no secret I love fall – decorating the house with a DIY pumpkin vase is just the perfect start to the season. The family and I also go to the pumpkin patches near Seattle every year – sometimes we even make it to two or three! I love getting farm-fresh produce, it’s a fun family day, and the little one loves all the farms have to offer in the fall.
While you can always find a pumpkin, the real fun is turning a visit to the pumpkin patch into an adventure. The Seattle area is home to some of the best pumpkin patches in the state, with special mazes, rides, and attractions. But if you’re looking for the best pumpkin patches near Seattle, you have to know a few things first…
The Best Pumpkin Patch Clothing
I know this is weird – you’ve come here for the best pumpkin patches near Seattle and this woman is telling you what to wear. But trust me, if you’re new to the area or you’re taking the kids to their first pumpkin patch experience, read on.
What Shoes Should I Wear to the Pumpkin Patch?
Rain boots are perfect for the pumpkin patch for you and the kids. It gets muddy and the patches become sludge pretty quickly, especially after they’ve been open a week. There are many Seattle pumpkin patches which lay down bark on the paths, however, it gets trampled quickly. And again, you’re left with sludge.
You can, if it has been dry for at least a week, choose to wear those amazing brown leather tall boots you have but prepare to clean them when you get home.
Pro Tip: Bring a change of shoes for the way home. Throw the family’s dirty boots in a reusable shopping bag in the back with your pumpkin patch haul. Bonus tip: bring a tarp to line the back of the car or the trunk for your farm-fresh goodies.
What Should I Wear to the Pumpkin Patch?
Dress in layers. Those of us heading from the city or suburbs to the country to visit a Seattle pumpkin patch might have a false sense of security when it comes to weather. It’s always warmer in the city and the buildings and hills tend to block the wind. There is not much blocking that wind in the pumpkin fields.
If you are like my family and always want to take a picture while at the pumpkin patch, there are usually a few photo opportunities at the suggested patches and farms below. You can take off your coats, snap a quick photo, and button back up.
Pro Tip: I know it goes against most of our Seattlitte nature, but bring an umbrella. You can toss it in the wheelbarrow.
Best Pumpkin Patch Near Seattle
Okay, so now to the fun stuff! I’m sharing my top pick for the best pumpkin patch near Seattle first. We go at least once a year, but most of the time we head out there twice. All pumpkin patches and farms on this list, however, are ones we’ve been to and recommend. Map the one closest to you and try that one first.
Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
This Seattle pumpkin patch is definitely our family’s favorite! It’s not too far of a drive and there isn’t a huge traffic jam getting to the farm. Carpinito Brothers have a great yield, tasty snacks (get the buttered roasted corn!), a market to get fresh produce, and the prices are fair and decent.
With Mount Rainier in the background, visitors to the Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze not only get to pick their own pumpkin, but they can also “get lost” in the massive corn mazes. Yes, mazes – plural. They feature new designs every year, and even the little ones get involved in finding the checkpoints to punch their map cards.
As pumpkin patches become more than just a place to buy a pumpkin, Carpinito encourages visitors to check out its Fun Yard, with cuddly farm animals such as goats, rabbits, and piglets, as well as a corn pit (sandbox filled with corn kernels) and a hay slide. We’ve been so many times and my daughter’s favorites are the corn pit and the goat feeding dispenser.
Hop on a hayride to the pumpkin fields – it’s a bit bumpy, especially after a fall rain, but it’s an experience, that’s for sure.
When Does Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch Open?
In farming for more than 50 years, Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze will be open daily Sept. 27-Oct. 31.
Pro Tips: Be sure you get the GPS pointed to the right place. Our first time heading out to our favorite Seattle pumpkin patch, we ended up at the store. Also, do not take the dog – no dogs are allowed at Carpinito Brothers.
Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Patch
With more than 60 varieties of pumpkins available on about 40 acres, Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Patch in Snohomish continues to be one of Seattle’s most popular attractions during the fall. If you’re closest to this location, you can’t go wrong.
Bob’s has three pumpkin patches – one even outside the admission area where you only pay for the pumpkin you want. With two of the pumpkin patches inside the attraction area, visitors to Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Patch pay a small admission fee to take part in the farm’s fun and games, including a 10-acre corn maze.
During October, you can take a night challenge on Friday and Saturday. Bob’s also includes about a dozen attractions and games, including a hayride, trike tractors (fun!), rope maze, corn crib, and hay slides. They also have a kids maze and playground.
When Does Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Patch Open?
The pumpkin patch opens Sept. 14 and runs through Oct. 31 but the farm and store open in August if you want to check it out early. The store is pretty amazing, friends, and so is the site – check out the site map for Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Patch here.
Pro Tip: Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Patch’s country market store is open daily beginning with sweet corn sales. Be sure to pick some up. If you’ve been here before and were confused by pricing, don’t worry – they listened and updated it to be very simple now. Whew!
Jubilee Farm and Harvest Festival
Another of our favorite pumpkin patches near Seattle is Jubilee Farm in Carnation. It is a community-supported agricultural business – this makes my heart happy and why we go at least once a year. A family farm for several years, visitors who are not part of the CSA are invited to pick their own pumpkins on weekends in October.
The farm isn’t only for pumpkin picking; it hosts a harvest festival during the month with games and attractions, including free hayrides to the pumpkin patch, a pumpkin trebuchet (like a catapult and it’s A LOT of fun), a kid’s maze, and pony rides for a small fee.
When Does Jubilee Farm Pumpkin Patch Open?
Jubilee Farm is actually open in June, but the hayrides and fall Harvest Festival at Jubilee Farm doesn’t start until the weekends in October. If you can wait, visit during the first weekend of October for a great time.
Pro Tip: During the festival, there will be bands and be sure to grab a fresh-pressed apple cider. Make sure you can witness the pumpkin trebuchet – it was honestly something to remember. My daughter always wants to know when it is on the family schedule.
Picha Farm Pumpkin Patch Near Seattle
Named as one of Washington’s Top 10 Pumpkin Picking Spots, Picha Farm in Puyallup is home to a five-acre corn maze that challenges you to a trivia contest as you navigate through the paths. Celebrating the fall harvest Sept. 29-Oct. 31, visitors to the farm can take their best shot with the pumpkin slingshot; hit the target and win a 15-lbs. pumpkin! Sadly, I didn’t win.
On weekends (and beginning daily on Oct. 12), you can take a hayride through the pumpkin patch. After you choose your pumpkin, don’t forget to enjoy a hot drink like apple cider or a latte before leaving for home. And if you have kids, my daughter had a smile from ear-to-ear while on the Kiddie Train.
This was such a fun place to visit, and honestly, everyone we met who was working there was so helpful. They made suggestions and even told us where we could find areas with BIG pumpkins! It was a really fun time for everyone.
When Does Picha Farm Pumpkin Patch Open?
The pumpkin patch opens September 29th and runs all the way to Halloween, October 31st. Be sure to check the Picha Farm events page before you go to see which bands will be there.
Pro Tip: The pumpkin slingshot is only a dollar per try and friends, it’s worth it. Get it on video if you can! Also, you CAN bring the dog to this patch, and please try the caramel apple. My daughter believes it was “Heaven on a stick.”
Over to You
If you have been to one of the best pumpkin patches in Seattle above or you have one we haven’t visited, just drop your favorites in the comments section below. The family and I honestly love exploring our area during the fall and adding one, two, or more new pumpkin patches wouldn’t be a bad thing at all!