So Many Pumpkins, So Little Time

Eastside pumpkin patches

Writer Sophia Sonovich researching all things pumpkin patches.

It is that time of the year again — pumpkin picking time! Some may just head to the grocery store to pick one out in a hurry, but there is nothing better than a day of traditional farm fun to get in the fall mood.  Here are some of our favorite pumpkin patches in and around the 425 area — so put on your coat and boots, and head t0 these farms!

Fox Hollow Farm – Issaquah

Find your perfect pumpkin in Issaquah at Fox Hollow Farm. Bring your little goblins to enjoy a hay maze, animals, a massive corn bin, savory s’mores at the bonfire, and a train ride along the creek — you may even see the salmon moving upstream! Stop by the Farmers Market to taste their pumpkin pie, raspberry scones, and grilled corn — trust us, you don’t want to miss out on these delectable bites. Check their website for days and times of operation.

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center – Carnation

Eastside pumpkin patches

Photo courtesy of Oxbow farm.

Celebrate the fall season at the pumpkin patch that puts the “x” in Oxtober — the Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center in Carnation. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in October, enjoy the full festival of live music, crafts, hayrides, and the Kids’ Farm. Browse the Farm Stand for certified organic produce and other seasonal vegetables, fruits, and plants. Magic beans are the currency used around these hay bales and are available for purchase at the festival.

Remlinger Farms – Carnation

Enjoy some old-fashioned harvest fun with your whole family at Remlinger Farms. This family owned and operated farm of 60 years has it all. Their u-pick patch has plenty of pumpkins for picking, but they also have mini fair rides; a corn maze; live entertainment; a petting zoo; and, of course, farm-baked treats. The fall festivities will continue throughout October, but check their website to see what is open each day as times and availability does change.

Serres Farm – Redmond

Eastside pumpkin patches

Photo courtesy of Remlinger Farms.

Pull out your rain boots and head to Serres Farm in Redmond for old-fashioned fun for the whole family.  Pumpkins in all shapes and sizes are waiting in their field for you to give them a home. Test your navigation skills in their corn maze which is hand designed each year. This quant little patch is perfect to snap some festive pictures and find your perfect pumpkin. This patch is closed on Mondays, but is open for fun Tues. through Fri., 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Sat. and Sun. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m..

 Jubilee Farm –Carnation

Spend your Saturday or Sunday exploring Jubilee Farm in Carnation at their annual Harvest Festival. This farm has the whole fall experience — from free hayrides to a pumpkin launch, you will need a couple of hours to complete everything at this patch.  Rotating musicians, delicious food vendors, and cooking demonstrations make this farm unique. The patch is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has free admissions — don’t miss out on this pumpkin picking experience.

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