Best Fall Festivals 2023 & Favorite Pumpkin Patches In Washington!

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Find the Best Fall Festivals Near Me + Best Pumpking Patches in Washington too for 2023!

It’s that time of year to start thinking about and planning for fall events  and pumpkin patches to enjoy! We love visiting all of the fun, local pumpkin patches and checking out new ones each year! And there are so many more fall events around the area, that we have experienced over years of living in this region. We have compiled this huge list of the Best Washington Fall Festivals & The Best Pumpkin Patches in Washington for your family to enjoy this year too.

If you see an event that we missed, leave a comment to let others know! Let us know what your favorites are, too, and what you like about them!

In addition the best fall festivals in Washington, and our favorite pumpkin patches, we also share a big list of free & affordable Family Fall Activites to enjoy too. 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:

  • Cider Squeezes in Washington
  • Washington Fall Festivals
  • Pumpkin Patches in Washington
  • Fall Markets In Washington 
  • Family Friendly Oktoberfest Celebrations

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Looking for a harvest festival near me – check these out!

Washington Fall Festivals :

If you are looking for a Fall Festival near you, we have organized them by county below, and then by event dates. We do see some Sunflower festivals in Puyallup, but those generally take place in early September so you need to plan early if you want to enjoy those.

Here are some of our favorite fall festivals for 2023.

King County:

  • Remlinger Farms Fall Harvest Festival – Carnation, WA, starts September 23rd this year & runs thru October 30th, 2023. 10 am to 6pm on weekends. Admission on weekends is $34.95/ea for the fun farm. Corn maze, hayrides, pony rides, U-pick pumpkin patch, food & much more! You will also get 1 free pumpkin for every admission as well from their U-pick pumpkin patch.
  • Issaquah Salmon Days Festival – Issaquah, WA;  Oct 7-8 and there is live entertainment all weekend, Dock Dogs show, kid-friendly obstacle course, kids activities, salmon dinner & much more. Plus, visit the Issaquah Salmon hatchery
  • The Seattle Center hosts a number of Cultural Festivals this time of the year like –
    • Tea Fest
    • Italiam Fest
    • Turkfest– October 14-15 at Seattle Center. The festival will have a lively marketplace, food, music, dance & more.
    • And lots more – find a listing of them all here.
  • Halloween Car Show & Festival – Enumclaw, WA; Saturday Oct 21, 2023 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. This is a FREE family-friendly event, and will include the following fun additions:
    • Car Decorating Contest – with prizes for several different categories!
    • Kids’ and Adults’ Costume Contests – with real-time audience voting and great prizes!
    • Trunk-or-Treating!
    • Bounce House!
    • Starvin Marvin Food Truck – a South Sound favorite!
    • Pierce County Fire & Rescue – meet your local heroes!
    • DJ iSizzle – spinning family-friendly tunes!

North Sound:

  • Skagit Valley Festival of Farms – Oct 7th & 8th. You will get hands-on experience in learning what it takes to run a farm, from growing crops to feeding animals. You can stop at participating farms. Activities include: educational exhibits, farm tours, harvest markets, gardening demonstrations, free samples, kids activities, corn and hay mazes, animal exhibits, pumpkin patches, scenic tours and more

South Sound:

  • Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival – Oct 26-29, Admission fee required; Children 13 & under free, (There is a $1 off coupon on their website). This one is actually more of a Christmas festival, but it happens in October and is one of the more popular festival events in this area.
  • National Alpaca Farm Day– Yelm, WA; Saturday 9/23 & Sun 9/24. Meet the alpacas & see how they process their fiber into products

Cider Festivals

Cider Festivals & Squeezes:

  • Steilacoom Cider Squeeze Event Steilacoom, WA; Sunday, October 1nd – 10am to 4pm.  This is an event to press apples into cider (limited quantities available to do this). They will also have a street fair with handmade crafts & food. You can also buy jugs of apple cider from Lattin’s Country Cider Mill, Children’s Activities, tons of apple treats such as apple pie, apple ice cream, apple fritters, cider floats & much more.
  • Meeker Mansion Cider Squeeze – Puyallup, WA; Saturday, October 14th – 10am to 3pm; Details will be available soon, but there will be a Cider Squeeze + an Oregon Trail event.
  • Apple Festival at Lattin’s Country Cider Mill & Farm – open every weekend in October. Pumpkin patch, wagon rides, games, apple cider/fritters/donuts & more!
  • Swans Trail – Snohomish Wa, runs an Apple Festival with mulitiple dates available. Tickets required for this event.
  • BelleWood Acres – Lynden, WA – This one is not a festival but find U-Pick Apple Orchard on Saturdays September through October; free bin train rides to the orchard each day.

Oktoberfest Events that are Family Friendly in Washington :

You will also find a number of Oktoberfest festivals in October. Not all of those events are family friendly though. There are two that can be fun for families and they are:

Let us know if you know of other family friendly Oktoberfest events we should add to our list too.

best pumpkin patch in Washington

Pumpkin Patches in Washington:

Looking for the best pumpkin patch in Washington? Here is a list of some of our favorites. We also share what we love about each of them, so you can find the perfect Washington Pumpkin Patch for your family and the ages of your kids or if you will visit with kids. 

North Sound:

The North Sound has quite a few great pumpkin patches. You will find many pumpin patches in Snohomish in general, if you are looking for one spot to go and make mulitple spots. The Snohimish pumpkin patches are some of my favorites so we have listed those out first.

Here are ones we love in the North Sound area in generl.

  • Thomas Farm – Snohomish, WA (admision fees required) – This spot is not only a pumpkin patch, but full of lots of activities for kids too. If you have teens they offer night events that that age group loves as well. Some highlights of this spot include a pumpkin patch, corn maze, Fun Park with 15+ different Activities for kids, beer garden indoors and more.
  • Bob’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm Snohomish, WA (admision fees required) – They also have a pumpkin patch and corn maze, and night corn maze hours. You will find lots of activities the kids will love, and a country store, food barn and roasted corn avaible for purchase. One highlight here is that they allow you to reserve a fire pit for a fee.
  • Craven Farm – Snohomish, WA – no fee to get in, but activities will cost, This spot has all the standards, pumpkin patch, corn mazes, hay rides and you can rent a fire pit here too. They also offer night owl events, and you can pay for the activities seperately or buy a wrist band for the day.
  • The Farm at Swan’s Trail – Snohomish, WA – they have u-pick apples & a pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo and activities. I personally love this spot as it is the perfect size for me – not too big and not too small. It is also a beautiful property and the food offerings are delicious. I also like that they offer shows like pig shows and live duck races. Its nice to grab a cup of cider and sit down for a bit on a day out like this.
  • Stocker Farms – Snohomish, WA – admission fees – In addition to a pumpkin patch and corn maze this spot has tons of activities kids will love, fun photo opps throughout (that tweens and teens will like) and even fireworks on Sunday evenings.
  • Bailey’s Farm – Snohomish, WA – Free to get in. This is the spot to head to if you want simple fun, and are really after getting a pumpkin or some fall produce. They do offer hay runs, farm trikes and a sandbox for little ones too.

More options beyond the Snohomish Pumpkin Patches. 

King County – Pumpkin Patch Near Seattle 

King County has quite a spread of options, from those that are more rural, to those that are more urban. We will give a brief description of each to help you make your decision to know where to head. We should mention that this is not like the set of Snohomish Pumpkin Patches above – these ones are pretty spread out even though they are in the same county.

  • Carpinito Brothers Farm –Kent, WA – I have been taking my kids to Carpinitos for years and it has really grown over time. It is a great option if you don’t want to go too far north or too far south. There is a large pumpkin patch, corn maze and produce market (with roasted corn) on one side, and if you cross the highway you will find fun activies for the kids on the other side. I also like that this pumpkin patch has stayed on the more affordable side for families. You can get in for free (you do have to pay to enter the actual pumpkin patch – but that fee is credited towards any pumpkin purchased). Then you pay per activity, and they seem much more affordable than some of the bigger pumpkin farms to me.
  • Serres Farm – Redmond, WA – this is also going to be a more affordable option for families. It is a simple pumpkin patch, with some fun activities for the kids too!
  • Thomasson Family Farm – Enumclaw, WA – On the far south side of King County you will find this fun pumpkin patch. This one is also packed full of activities, and will cost a bit more as a result.
  • Jubilee Farm Pumpkin Patch – Carnation, WA – Another great option for families as entrance. It is a simpler pumpkin patch, but has activities for kids too and is perfect if you want an affordable relaxing day out.
  • Oxbow Farm – Carnation, WA – Open Saturday and Sundays in October
  • Another simple and more affordable option. This one requires a $5 fee for adults and kids, and is more about sustainability then attractions.  Explore the Living Playground, ride the Oxboat on the pumpkin river, and stock up on certified organic, farm-fresh produce.
  • Remlinger Farms – Carnation, WA – This is the amusement park of pumpkin patches – literally. In addition to pumpkins, you will also find roller coasters, steam trains, pony rides and so much more here. It will cost you though if you want to do all those extra activities, but there are so many options to enjoy at this location.

South Sound – Pumpkin Patches Tacoma to Olympia & More

Outside of Carnation, the Puyallup/Sumner area is my second favorite spot to enjoy some of the best pumpkin patches in Washington. Here are some of our favorites.

  • Maris Farms – Buckley, WA – This is one of my personal favorites for this area for the amount of activities they offer. They also offer the Hautned Woods in the evening, which teens love.
  • Picha Farms – Puyallup, WA – Here you will find some traditions like pumpkins, hayride, kiddie trains, food and coffee vendors and a corn maze. But you can also find special events like Bluegrass Festivals and more too.
  • Double R Farms – Puyallup, WA – Another simpler option, like they used to be in the past. Find a 5 acre corn maze, large selection of pumpkins, three pumpkin slingshots and tractor pulled hay rides on the weekends.
  • Spooner Farms – Orting/Sumner, WA  – This is one of our favorites for this area. They have a pumpkin patch & large corn maze as well as some fun activities for the kids (lots of them!), roasted corn and other food options, and all for a pretty affordable price (as far as pumpkin patches with all of these things go for these days).

If you are looking for more ideas on the south side, find these pumpkin patches in Olympia too. 

Peninsula / Coast:

Here are a couple more options too.

Central Washington:

Fall Markets

Fall times is one of my favorites to visit local farmers markets for great fall produce, fresh local ciders and so much more. Here are some that  you will find still open during the fall season.

  • Year Round Farmers Markets in Seattle happen in more places than just the Pike Place Market. Find a listing of more options here.
  • You will also find wonderful fall markets at many of the local farms – which often times are the same places you will find pumpkin patches. A few of our favorites inlcude:
    • Carpinito Farms in Kent (they have a dedicated indoor market, but also bring a wonderful market with produce stands to the pumpkin patch.
    • Baileys in Snohomish has u pick produce which we love.
    • Remlingers has a large indoor market stocked with lots of fun fall favorites.
  • Many local farms and gardens host a one day fall market event too, generally with food and vendors. The best way I find to find these are through local community groups, or search Facebook for the term “Fall Market” and look under events to see ones scheduled near you.

If you see a fall festival, cider squeeze or pumpkin patch we’re missing that you love, 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. You should add Fairbank Farm to your list. We’ve been going there the past 4 years, they are a small family run farm. They are open 10am-5pm weekends in October. Admission is $2.50/person and includes a cup of food to feed the chickens/ducks/geese. They have a small petting zoo and great prices on pumpkins! It’s an Edmonds address but very close to Lynnwood/Mukilteo. Their website is http://www.fairbankfarm.com.

  2. We love Sholz ,because everything but your purchases of food and pumkins is free and it is a lot less crowded than the bigger ones down the street!

  3. Lincoln Creek Grange Cider Squeeze & Oktoberfest (1500 Lincoln Cr Rd, Rochester)

    Saturday, Oct. 8, 11 am-3 pm. 1500 Lincoln Cr. Rd. (mile marker 7), Rochester. Bring your own apples or buy them from the Grange for $0.50/lb. Press them in the press for free. Bring your own sanitized containers. German lunch $5 (bratwurst, hot German potato salad & drink), or sold separately. Soft, warm pretzels $1.50. Bake sale, vendors, & Riverside Fire Authority’s Engine 6 round out the party!

  4. Was just looking through Baringer Farms’ FB page cuz they were my favorite…. Says the Everett location is not open this year for pumpkins :( & Arlington was only open during the summer for berries. Sad. I hope they’ll reopen next year.

  5. If you hear of anything over in Eastern Wa/Spokane area post and let us know. We’re trying to find stuff to do but are at a loss lol.

  6. You don’t want to miss Knutson Farms in Sumner! Animals, coffee shop, flower shop, kids activities, pumpkins, the list goes on. And they are open every day in October!!

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