Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan Counties? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan Counties, sorted by county. Some are
farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm
stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple
roadside stands. Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from. To really make it
fun for your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn
maze, spook house, or hayride. There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of
course, the more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free.
ALWAYS call before you go
to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!
And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the
information, please let me know!
If you are looking for pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world's largest pumpkins, see this page!
Want to do a fundraiser selling
pumpkins? See this page!
Finally, my boys are in Boy Scouts and raising money for their troop and
their trips and activities, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), chocolate, coffee, k-cups or to donate to both the
Scouts and U.S. military troops,
click here and help the Boy Scouts!
Updates for December 2017
Most pumpkin patches and corn mazes usually open by mid September, some
earlier! You may also like a
local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!. The world's best
pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the
crust recipe is here! And we have
canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access many
pumpkin and other recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the
top of the page or the site search.
After Halloween, find a Christmas tree at a
Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and
free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your
children to a free Easter egg hunt -
see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt. If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me!
Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
- Cascadian Farm - Pumpkins
55931 SR 20, Rockport, WA. Phone: 360-853-8173. Email:
[email protected]. Pumpkin Patch and Hardy
Kiwis in October. Call for U-pick availability. Open daily May 1
thru October 31. Summer hours 8am to 8pm; shorter hours in spring &
fall. Take North Cascades Hwy (SR 20) east off of I-5 at Burlington.
Our farm is 3 miles east of Rockport/Hwy 530.
Nursery - Fall festival, Pumpkin Weigh-Off, gift shop,
concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic
area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals
15806 Best Road,
Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Phone: 360-466-3821. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9 am to 5 pm; giant pumpkin entries accepted between 9am to 1 pm;
weigh - off between 2 pm to 4 pm with winners announced at 4 pm;
Pony rides (small fee), face painting (small fee) and free toad
races and family carnival games 1 pm to 3 pm; harvest food from the
cafe, Tweets, 11 am to 3 pm; free talk about bats 11 am
(reservations requested). Directions: From Interstate 5 near
Burlington, take Exit 230. Go west for 5 miles on Highway 20. Turn
south (left) onto Best Road. Go 2 miles. Christianson's Nursery is
on the west (right) of Best Road.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit
Click here for our Facebook page. Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off has a
$1,000 cash prize for the biggest pumpkin and cash prizes for each
of the next top 9 entries. Pony rides, face painting, toad races,
family carnival games and live music. Farm animals include llamas,
sheep, bunnies, chickens, doves and fantail pigeons. Beautiful
location in the farmland of the Skagit Valley. Come be amazed at the
big-bellied, absurdly misshapen pumpkins that will be lined up.
$1,000 goes for the biggest pumpkin, and cash prizes will be awarded
to each of the next nine top pumpkins. Other fun events during the
day include: Giant cabbage contest with prizes for qualifying
cabbage entries in all age groups: 6 – 12; 13 – 18; over 18 years of
age, Exhibition area to show off other giant vegetables and
sunflowers from home and pumpkins grown by children, “Bats
Incredible!” a free talk by Kathleen Bander of Bats Northwest (11
a.m.; reservations requested at 360-466-3821). Harvest food by the
Edison cafe Tweets (plenty of garden picnic spots on site), Toad
races, Pony rides by Lang's Traveling Ponies and face painting (for
a small charge), Family carnival games, Live music by Laurel Bliss
and John Clark, Christianson's farm animals – llamas, sheep,
bunnies, chickens, doves and fantail pigeons. Last year's giant
pumpkin winner weighed 1,281.5 pounds and its vine in the garden
took up a space of 800 square feet (grown by Joel Holland of
Sumner). A state-record giant cabbage also was on display at the
festival with a weight of 42 pounds (grown by Dean Biss of Skagit
County).(UPDATED: September 21, 2016, JBS)
- Gordon Skagit Farms - pumpkins for sale in the shop or
farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Fall festival, corn
maze, Pumpkin Weigh-Off, concessions / refreshment stand
Mclean Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Phone: 360-424-7262. Email:
[email protected]. Open: October 1 to October31 from 9am to
6pm corn maze is free. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit
Click here for our Facebook page. We have been in business since
- Jones Creek Farms -
Organic, pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin
patch-pick in the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides,
haunted house, already-picked produce (of the pyo crop), farm
market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic
area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties,
32260 Burrese Rd, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284. Phone:
360 826 6820. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Thursday through Monday; 10 am
to 5 pm. Directions: Take hiway 20, Burlington, Exit from Interstate
5. Go east on hiway 20 to milepost 75 where you will see our sign.
Apples and Pears: September 1 through November 30; Plums: July 15
thru August 15; Peaches: August; Pumpkins and Winter Squash: October
10 through November 15. We are certified organic for some crops.
Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers,
SFMNP Vouchers. other crops: Rugosa Rose Hips organic production?:
Pumpkins and Squash are certified organic, all the rest is grown
sustainably with organic practices.
A visitor writes on October 18, 2008:
"Arriving at the Jones Creek Farm, you see a red barn nestled in the
blue Cascade mountains. You already feel at home as Chomper and
Copper, the Price family's dogs welcome you wagging their tails and
Talea and Les Price offer you a cup of fresh apple cider. Then it's
off with provided wagons and bags to the orchard where Talea can
tell you about every apple there, letting you know where to find the
best sweet or tart varieties. There is only one rule at Jones Creek
Farm and that is you should try every apple you possibly can. If you
don't like it, throw it under the tree and move on to the next
apples to taste. We were there for 3 hours last weekend and were
stuffed as we left. Talea and Les are passionate about their farm
and it shows. Not only is the farm beautifully kept and the crops
grown organically, but not certified, they can also tell you all you
want to know about the crops and how best to prepare them. Their
friendliness and letting you taste and pick whatever you want is
truly a unique experience. I moved here from the east coast where
apple-picking is a common autumn outing, but I never visited a farm
as friendly and knowledgable as the Jones Creek Farm. I will
definitely return, perhaps for the garlic festival, tomotoes and the
tree grafting in the winter."
Juntunen Farm and Gardens - U-pick pumpkins, wagon
rides, garden tour, arts and crafts activities, food vendors, bouncy
house, giant slide
18091 Burkland Road, Mount Vernon, WA. Phone: (360) 416-6650. Email:
[email protected]. Open: ONLY on October 18, 2008 from 10 am to
4 pm on Saturday. 2008 prices: $15/per car, proceeds benefit
Children's Hospital; some activities additional $5.
- Merritt Apples Inc. - Pumpkins
8914 Bayview Edison Road, Bow, WA. Phone: 360-766-6224. Email:
[email protected]. Family fun, school tours, hayrides, train
rides, picnic area, make scarecrows, U-pick apples/corn/pumpkins.
Festival October 2 & 3. Come savor the experience! Open 10am to 5pm
Monday-Saturday September 1-December 24, 2004. From Seattle take I-5 north,
exit 231. Go right over overpass and turn immediately to left on
Josh Wilson Rd. Go 6.2 miles to end. Turn right on Bayview Edison, 2-one quarter miles on left. Look for sign
- Sakuma Bros. Farms & Market Stand -
blueberries, flowers, olallieberries, other berries, pumpkins,
raspberries, strawberries, tayberries, prepicked produce, gift shop,
snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled
17790 Cook Rd., Burlington, WA 98233. Phone: 360 757-8004. Fax: 360
757-3936. Email us at:
. Directions: Take exit 232 Cook Rd off of
I5 Travel West for 1 mile we are located on the left -- look for our
sign! And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July,
August, September, October. Open: Monday to Saturday 8:00am to 7:00
pm Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm We have worked hard to extend out
season's, you will find strawberries from the end of May until
October. Raspberries from the end of June to Mid October.
Blackberries from August to the end of October. Most cane berries
fall with in July 1 and October. We are certified organic for some
crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. A wide array
of our own field fresh fruit and vegetables picked daily
- Schuh Farms - Hay rides, pig races, pumpkin patch
15565 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA. Phone: 360-424-6982.
Directions: To Mt. Vernon stand: Take Exit 12- on I-5; go west on
hwy 20 for 1-1/2 miles to Avon Allen Rd., left on Avon Allen to SR
536 92 miles) Right on SR 536, Schuh Farms 1-1/2 miles on Right.
Stanwood stand: Exit 212 off I-5, then take SR 532 for 5 miles.
Schuh Farms is on left, just before Twin City foods. Open: From
mid-September, they have a pumpkin patch, 6-acre corn maze, petting
zoo and Kansas playground. Ice cream cones, sundaes and shakes
feature Lopez Island Creamery and Schuh's berries. After that they
have Christmas trees: Noble, grand and Douglas Fir Christmas trees,
wreaths, garlands, holly, ornaments and decorations.
- BelleWood Acres - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples,
pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in
the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train
rides, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift
shop, concessions / refreshment stand, birthday parties, weddings
and wedding parties, school tours
6140 Guide Meridian in Lynden,
Washington 98264. Phone: (360) 398-9187. Email:
[email protected]. Open: September 1 to December 31; 7 Days a week (Daily)
9am to 6pm. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page.
Cloud Mountain Farm
- U-pick pumpkin patch
6906 Goodwin Rd, Everson, WA 98247. Phone: 360-966-5859. Email:
[email protected]. Open 10 am-5
pm, Saturday, 11 am-4 pm, Sunday; Fruit Festival 2017 is on October
7, 2017, 10am-5pm and October 8, 2017, 11am-4pm; the farm market also open
Wednesdays-Sundays, call for information. Festival Admission $4.00
per person, or $10 per carload. An event for the whole family, but
please leave the dog at home. Join us in celebrating the fall
season! Come experience the farm firsthand with your family and
friends and savor the bounty of our region. This family-friendly
event features tastings of over 200 varieties of fruits all grown
here on the farm. Enjoy live music, kids activities, u-pick pumpkin
patch, and local food including ice cream flavors made from Cloud
Mountain produce. Your attendance and admission fee support the
Center's crop research, community education and new farmer
training—thank you! PYO raspberries and blueberries in the summer.
Directions from I-5 (Bellingham): Take exit 255 (Mt. Baker Hwy).
Follow east 8 miles, then take Hwy 9 north at second roundabout. Go
1 mile, turn right on Siper Rd. Follow Siper 1.5 miles to a T; turn
right on Hopewell, then left at the stop sign onto Goodwin. We are
1/4 mile north, on the right. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS)
- Cramer's Western Town - No
pesticides are used, pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
train rides, child-sized haybale maze, wagon rides, restrooms,
picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), pony rides, petting
zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties,
school tours, group reservations
956 Van Dyk Rd, Lynden, WA
98264. Phone: 360-510-7466. Alternate Phone: 360-319-2238. Email:
[email protected]. Open: October Weekends Friday Saturday and
Sunday 10am to 5pm for the public. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on
the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page.
- Kamm Creek Farm -
natural growing practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop
or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
850 Hampton Road, Lynden, WA 98264. Phone: 360-433-7616. Email:
[email protected]. Open: all week from 9 am to 6 pm.
Directions: We use natural practices, but are not yet certified
Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.
Lynden Harvest Festival
- Hay wagon rides, hot cider, giant hay mazes, pumpkin carving,
Lynden, WA. Email:
[email protected]. Open: October 19-20, 2007. Phone:
360-354-5995. Also, BBQ, music, craft fair, apple and cheese
sampling... Everything a Harvest Festival should be! Visitors can
travel between downtown and Fairway Center via free hay wagon rides
along Front Street on Saturday, October 20th!
McPhail Berry Farm - pumpkin patch, hayrides, strawberries,
blackberries, raspberries, loganberries, marionberries, blueberries,
8318 Bob Hall Road, Lynden, WA 98264. Phone: 360-354-5936. Email:
[email protected]. Family fun with picnic area, petting
zoo, jam and gift making and special events. We have 8 varieties of
berries u-pick or we-pick. Open: June - August, Open Mon-Saturday from 9am -
6pm and Sunday 12pm - 6pm; and in September & October, Open Fri, Saturday from 10am - 5pm and Sunday 1pm - 5pm. We also have a covered eating area
for rent for weddings, anniversaries, etc. It has flower gardens.
Special events: Strawberry Waffle Feed takes place on the fourth of
July.. Visit the Pumpkin Patch every October, with hayrides, the
make a scarecrow event and a pumpkin toss on Fri, Saturday and Sunday.
- Pleasant Dreams Farm - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, ,
8315 Gillies Rd., Everson, WA 98247. Phone: 360-362-2978. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: From Everson take highway
9 north, turn right onto Alm Road , turn right onto Gillies.
Pleasant Dreams Farm U-Pick is on the right. Open: U - Pick Flowers
open daily 9 am till dust; bring your own containers !. Payment:
Cash, Check. Pleasant Dreams Farm is host to an on site Self-Catered
Bed & Breakfast Cottage for a Flower Farm Family Vacation. Open year
round. At the Cottage our guests enjoy the peacefulness of the farm,
are welcome to sample the bounty of the fruit & vegetables, and
relax in the quiet. Not your typical Farm Vacation, Pleasant Dreams
Farms offers the beauty of the country side mixed with a simple farm
- Stoney Ridge Farm - Originally, the farming operation was
centered around the apple orchard. However, the farm has since added
the largest pumpkin patch in the county and Christmas trees to round
out the seasons festivities.
2092 VanDyk Rd., Everson, WA 98247. Email us at:
[email protected]. Fall Activities:, Largest pumpkin patch
in the county!, Craft & giftshop, Fresh-pressed pasteurized cider,
Hot dog stand, Awesome pumpkin & caramel apple pie, Fresh mini cider
donuts, U-pick & we pick apples, Hay & train rides, Farm animals &
goat walk, Corn & bin maze, School & private tours by app.. Seasonal
decorations & more Christmas Activities:, Fresh Noble, Grand, Doug,
Frasier & Nordman Christmas Trees, U-cut, pre-cut & live trees,
Awesome caramel apple, pumpkin & berry pie!, Homemade cider donuts &
other goodies, Coffee & hot chocolate, Christmas crafts, gifts, &
garland, Fresh, handmade wreaths, Bonfire & hotdogs, Tree bailing
available And Presenting Our Live Animal Nativity Including: Moses
the camel! Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in October from 10 am
to 5 pm. Admission: Thursdays and Fridays $2 per person $5 per
family 3 & under and senior citizens are free Saturdays $3 per
person $10 per family 3 & under are free Admission includes wagon
rides, corn maze, bin maze, and farm animals. Also open during the
A visitor writes on August 19, 2009:
"We LOVE it and have gone every year since they opened. No
"employees" just a large family run fun time. Very kind helpful
people and no Halloween decorations for those of us who choose to
celebrate Harvest instead of halloween. We can easy spend 3 solid
hours doing all they have provided. Lots of public port-o-cans,
handwashing stations, picnic tables, two small family run
eateries(pumpkin pie, apple cider, pastries, hotdogs etc) on-site
apple cider pressing and tours, every farm animal imaginable, large
corn maze, hay maze, tours, herer is what their website states
Largest pumpkin patch in the county! "
A visitor writes on October 11, 2008: "LOVE
the farm! Heading out there right now! "