Find the perfect pumpkin for your prize-winning Jack-O-Lantern, savory pumpkin recipes, haunting fun or favorite family traditions. Here's our unofficial guide to local pumpkin patches right here on the Eastside.
There's no better way to spend an autumn weekend than a trip to the pumpkin patch. It's good wholesome fun for the entire family, especially the little ones. And luckily, there are plenty of farms in the eastside offering pumpkin picking, corn maze, farm animals and even free hayrides for a fun-filled family day on the farm. But before you pack the kids in the car to go pumpkin picking, be prepare.
Are they open?
It's always a good idea to call ahead to make sure the pumpkin farm is open and for directions.
Leave those heels at home
Leave your Ferragamo or Jimmy Choo at home. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, including rain boots or running shoes. Expect to get dirty if you're picking your own pumpkin. So dress accordingly.
Don't forget to have fun. Bring your camera and snap away at those big smiles. All the farms on our list are U-pick farms, but still call ahead to be safe. Some u-pick farms offer pull wagons or wheel barrels to help you carry those pumpkins back from the field. Get one if you can. Here's a Bellevue.com tip: Bring lots of plastic grocery bags. They're perfect for lugging the pumpkins from the field back to your car.
Bellevue.com Halloween Guide
3636 Neal Road, Fall City 98024
Farm Store and U-Pick Pumpkin Patch opens
October Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 12-6pm; Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 11am-5pm
15410 NE 124th St, Redmond 98052
Pumpkin patch opens on September 27, 2013
Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm
20306 NE 50th St, Redmond 98053
Pumpkin patch opens last weekend of September
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 9am-6:30pm; Monday-Friday 1-6:30pm
7110 310th Ave NE, Carnation 98014
Hours: Monday-Sunday 9am-6pm (dusk)
32610 NE 32nd St, Carnation 98014
Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival, Septmber 28 - October 27, 2013
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm
Updated: September 2013