Pacific Northwest Fall Festivals & Pumpkin Patches – Western Washington 2013

It’s that time of year for our big Pacific Northwest fall festivals and pumpkin patches list we compile for you! As in the past, we’ve teamed up with Angela from Frugal Living NW and Karrie from Happy Moneysaver to bring you a roundup of fall festivals, pumpkin patches and cider squeezes around the Northwest!

If you see an event that we missed, leave a comment & I’ll add it to the post! Let us know what your favorites are, too, and what you like about them!

Make sure to check out our list of the best places to check the autumn leaves around the Northwest, too !

Here’s what you’ll find:

  • Thrifty NW Mom – Fall Festivals & Pumpkin Patches around Western Washington (from Whatcom County to Centralia/Chehalis Area)
  • Frugal Living NW - Fall Festivals & Pumpkin Patches around Western Oregon and Southwest Washington
  • Happy Moneysaver – Fall Festivals & Pumpkin Patches for Eastern Washington and  Oregon

Don’t forget that you’ll find the best free or frugal ($5 or less) family events & activities going on around the Northwest, as well as national events, each Thursday evening! 

Cider Squeezes:

Fall Festivals:

King County:

  • Duvall Heritage Festival – Duvall, WA;  September 28th – 10am to 4pm; Free Admission; Churn Butter, saw a log, dance to old fashioned music & more.
  • Oxbow Pumpkin Festival - Carnation, WA; Sept 28th – 10am – 2pm; $5 in advance or $7/door. Hay rides, cider pressing, pumpkin patch & much more.
  • Bite of Broadview – Christ the King School in Greenwood/Seattle, Sept 27th – 29th; Live music, rides, food, & more
  • Festa Italiana Seattle - Saturday  Sept 28th & Sunday Sept 29th from 10am – 9pm Sat & 10-6pm Sun. Cooking demos by celebrity chefs, grape stomping competition, food & vendor court & more!
  • Scarecrow Mini Fest at Magnuson Park – Seattle, October 5th – 11am – 2pm; Free although if you want to make a scarecrow it costs $10. They’ll have bluegrass music, scavenger hunt & kids art activities, garden games & more + making scarecrows.
  • Issaquah Salmon Days Festival – Issaquah, WA; October 5th & 6th, 10am – 6pm; Free admission; Live music, arts & crafts fair, extreme air show demo, & much more.
  • Harvest Festival – Country Village Bothell, WA; October 12th through 13th – 11am to 5pm; FREE Admission; Craft booths, kids activities, train & pony rides, root beer garden, bouncy house, paint pumpkins & more.
  • Remlinger Farms Fall Harvest Festival – Carnation, WA, September 28th through October 27th – 10 am to 6pm on weekends or you can check their schedule for weekday tours.  Admission is $17.11, $14.94 for seniors and disabled, FREE for ages 12 months and younger. Corn maze, rides, petting zoo, pony rides, U-pick pumpkin patch, food & much more!
  • Turkfest - Seattle Center House, Seattle; October 19th & 2oth. Music & dance performances, kids activities, cooking demos, art exhibits & much more.

North Sound:

  • Annual Harvest Jubilee – Stanwood, Camano Island and Silvana, WA; September 28th & 29th– 10am to 5pm; Free Admission. Self-guided farm tours
  • Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival - Christianson’s Nursery; Mt Vernon/La Conner area; September 28th; 9am – 4pm; Harvest food, carnival games, pony rides, giant pumpkin weigh off, Live music & more.
  • Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch – Skagit River Park, Burlington, WA September 28th – 10am to 3pm; Free admission. Pumpkin pitching (hurling pumpkins thru the air with different machines), pumpkin painting, kids activities & more.
  • Everett Sausage Festival - Everett; October 4th – 6th; 12pm – midnight Fri & Sat; 12pm – 7pm Sunday. Traditional Bavarian dinner & other food booths, arts & crafts booths, Carnival rides, Bingo, Kids games, & much more.

South Sound:

  • Apple Festival at Lattin’s Country Cider Mill & Farm – September 28th & 29th for Applefest & then every weekend in October – 9am – 5pm; no admission, $5/parking. Special Applefest price on apples is $.89/lb. Bluegrass music, petting farm, animal train, bobbing for apples & much more. Plus yummy apple treats & the best apple cider! Wagon rides out to their pumpkin patch where you can cut off your own pumpkin.  (This is one of our favorite places to go in the fall! We love it there!)
  • Annual Oktoberfest Northwest – Puyallup Fairgrounds, October 4th through 6th. Kids are only allowed till 7pm. There is a $3 off coupon from participating Safeway stores.
  • Fife Harvest Festival - Fife, WA; October 5th – 7am – 8pm; Free Admission; Hay rides, hay maze, live entertainment, arts & crafts & more.
  • Harvest Fest 2013 - Tahoma Farms, Orting, WA, October 5th – 11am – 4pm; Hay Rides, Pumpkin Patch, Live Bluegrass music, Food truck Seattle Biscuit Company, Maze, Scavenger Hunt & more. $15 for a carload
  • Scarecrow Festival – Gig Harbor, WA, October 5th – 10 am to 4pm; FREE Admission. Carnival games, farm animals, live entertainment, hay & pony rides, hay maze, food & vendors & more!
  • Fall Farm Tour in the Puyallup Valley – October 12th. Tours of several Puyallup Valley farms with kids activities & more.
  • Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival – Tacoma Dome; October 16th through 2oth ; Admission for adults is $13.50, seniors/military/juniors is $12.50 and kids under 10 are FREE. One ticket gets you admission to ALL 5 days of the festival. $1.00 discount coupons are available on the website.
  • Camp Korey Fall Festival - Carnation; October 18th – 20th; 10am – 4pm. Hay rides, farm animals, pick a pumpkin, kids activities, smores around the campfire & more. Free admission.
  • Fall Tree Festival – Point Defiance Park, Tacoma; October 20th, 10am – 3pm; Kids can climb a tree, create leaf art projects, go on a scavenger hunt and participate in other activities.

Peninsula / Coast:

  • Old Mill Days – Port Gamble, WA – September 27th through September 29th – Admission is $8. Youth 6-17 – $5, Children 5 and under are FREE. Discount admission on Sunday for seniors and  military. Free admission on Friday from 3- 5pm.
  • Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival – Port Townsend, WA; October 11th through 13th ; FREE Admission. Graham Kerr will be there for cooking demos & book signing, exhibits, numerous food stations & more.
  • Harvest Hootenanny – Port Orchard, WA; October 12th – 11am to 4pm;  FREE Admission. Bounce house, games, hayfind, music & more.

Pumpkin Patches:

*For more information on local pumpkin patches, check out all the ideas from the Thrifty NW Mom Facebook Fans a few years ago!

North Sound:

King County:

South Sound:

Peninsula / Coast:

** – These are farms that were originally recommended by TNWM Facebook Fans

If you see a fall festival, cider squeeze or pumpkin patch we’re missing, make sure to leave a comment & let us know. We’d love to know which ones you’ve checked out & which are your favorites!




  1. Katie says

    I absolutely love the Thrifty Northwest mom!!! It is the only site of this
    kind that I have found that I subscribe to. Unfortunately I live in SC and
    a lot of the weekend roundup stuff doesnt apply. Can you recommend a blog/
    site tht is based in the SE US?
    Thank you and thanks for the Thrifty Northwet Mom,
    Katie Gerweck

  2. Linda says

    The Festival of Family Farms is a wonderful fall event in the Skagit Valley this coming weekend-Oct 6&7. Have a hands-on-experience learning what it takes to run a farm, from growing crops to feeding animals. It is an opportunity to talk to your farmers and follow your food from the fields to the table.Lots of kids activities. Free admission and parking! See

    • says

      Awesome thanks Laura! I had the Renton festival in from before, but I couldn’t find any new info for them & thought I saw something saying it was cancelled. I’ll check out the Fairy Festival, too, to put that info in there. We’re actually going to be up in Seattle that day & might have to check it out as I have fairy fans in my house. :)

    • Sia says

      Hi Kirsta – yes we have gone there the last couple of years and got a review up on the blog. Will try to get that posted again this year and add it to the list.

      Thanks – Sia