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South Sound Pumpkin Patches and Fall Fun – 2021

South Sound Pumpkin Patches and Fall Fun – 2021

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Updated last: 10/12/2021

Halloween and Fall activities may still look a little different from pre-pandemic. But I hope that won’t stop you from celebrating this fall! If you’re still not comfortable with crowds, collecting candy from strangers than opt to do something at home.

Every Fall/Halloween my family and I take in all things pumpkin and spooky, from pumpkin patches to trick or treating. This year we’ll be enjoying trick or treating and all the festivities with a little caution.

What are your plans for Halloween night?

If you’re local to the South Sound area and looking for something fun to do this season, check out the list below I’ve done a lot of the research for you. Of course some festivities may be canceled and/or limited, there are some activities to still enjoy.

*Event dates and information is beginning to be posted, but be sure to come back often to see if anything has been added. Some events require registration and spots can be filled quickly. Please check out the individual websites for any changes before you head out. And be sure to read and follow any of their rules and regulations.

If you’re looking for something spooky to do, be sure to check out the list of Haunted Locations & Attractions in Washington.

Fun & Delicious Fall and Halloween Recipes:

LIST OF SOUTH SOUND PUMPKIN PATCHES & FALL FUN – 2021

Check out all the fun happening this fall!

Pumpkin Patches


  • Schilter Farms
    Open September 24th thru October 31st. You’ll love to wander in the Pumpkin Patch, take an old-fashioned wagon ride, and explore a 5-acre corn maze! With acres of attractions and lots of good things to eat, you’ll make fun memories with a day in the country.
    Located at 141 Nisqually Cut Off Rd SE, Olympia.
  • Lattin’s Country Cider Mill and Farm
    On October 31, the farm becomes haunted to celebrate this spooky occasion! For the time and more info check out the website. $5 per vehicle
    Located at 9402 Rich Road SE Olympia
  • Hunter Family Farm
    Opening October 1 until October 31. More details to be announced on their website.
    Located at 7401 Yelm Hwy SE, Olympia
  • Rutledge Corn Maze
    Rutledge Corn Maze has something for everyone! Get lost in our giant corn maze or hunt through our pumpkin patch for your perfect pumpkin. Daytime Activities include story time with Spookley the Square Pumpkin, corn hole, and swings! We also have ladder ball, a calf roping station, a cow train, and a corn cannon(some activities are weekends only)! When the sun sets Rutledge not only offers the regular corn mazes but a Haunted Corn Maze and a Zombie Paintball adventure too!
    Located at 302 93rd Ave SE, Olympia
  • Pigman’s Produce
    We have you pick strawberries and raspberries in the summer and a pumpkin patch in the fall. Typically the seasons opens October 1, but be sure to check their website before heading out.
    Located at 10633 Steilacoom Rd SE, Olympia
  • Sterino Farms
    Details and dates for our pumpkin patch and corn maze will be coming soon!
    Located at 6116 52nd Street East in Puyallup
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  • Spooner Farms
    Information for the harvest fun is coming soon but the pumpkin patch is open Oct 1-Oct 31.
    Located at 9710 State Route 162 E in Puyallup.

  • Picha Farms 
    Opens September 25-October 31st, Hours are weekends 10 to 6 and weekdays 3 to 6. Plan on our familiar offerings such as pumpkins, hayride, kiddie trains, food and coffee vendors and our amazing cornmaze. But also look forward to some special events like bluegrass bands, special St. Bernard guests and more. Details and updates on what’s happening at the patch will follow regularly! 
    Located at 6502 52nd St E, Puyallup
  • Maris Farms
    Open Oct 1-31, check out their site for what’s available and ticket purchasing.
    Located at 24713 Sumner Buckley Hwy in Buckley, visit their website for all the information. We’ve done Maris Farms’ fall fun in the past and it’s an amazing place, although this year will look different from years past this is what it’s like pre-covid.
  • Double R Farms
    “During the month of October our farm features a 5 acre corn maze and the largest selection of pumpkins in the valley. Come try your hand at one of three pumpkin slingshots. We even have one just for kids. We offer FREE tractor pulled hay rides on the weekends (weather permitting). In our 80 year old barn you will find decorative gourds, cornstalks, mini pumpkins, and edible squash. We also have live animals for the kids to see. ”
    Located at 5820 44th St E, Puyallup
  • Thomasson Family Farm
    Thomasson Farm has u-pick pumpkins, corn maze, kids koral, lazer tag and so much more. Opening September 25-26, October 1-31
    Located at 38223 236th Ave SE, Enumclaw
  • Carpinito Brothers 
    On a clear day, the picturesque Mount Rainier serves as a beautiful backdrop for our beautiful Kent Valley patch & corn maze. Throughout the farm, you’ll encounter a sea of pumpkins, challenging corn mazes, kids’ activities, & plenty of photo inspiration. Opening date September 24th.
    Located at 27508 W Valley Hwy N, Kent
  • Patterson’s Farm Market
    Family-owned and operated, satisfying our loyal customers for 30+ years in the Gig Harbor community. Pumpkin patch, open now.
    Located at 3817 55th St Ct NW, Gig Harbor
  • Old McDebbie’s Farm & Jim’s U-Fish
    Pumpkins are here! Come enjoy the last month of the season. Pony rides, fishing and more. Friday-Sunday (10am-6pm)
    Located at 4924 268th St E. Spanaway WA

Fall Fun


If it’s got a strikethrough, the event has passed for the year!

 

September:

  • Children’s Garden Workshop: Garden Harvest & Scarecrows – September 18th, Sehmel Park in Gig Harbor. In this workshop children ages 5 – 11 will help with “harvest” and make a scarecrow.
  • Haunted Bars in WA – September 30 Join us for an exciting virtual tour of Washington State’s most haunted bars. See the exciting locations, hear the history, and of course experience the terror that lead to each of these beloved watering holes being haunted. What tragedy befell in the halls and rooms of these old bars.
  • A Taste of the Greek Festival – October 1-3, sadly there won’t be the festival going on, they will be selling some of their popular pastries. Pre-order and pre-pay and pick up during the specific times. Mmmm….baklava!

All Month Long(October):

  • The ‘Scarecrows of Fircrest’ Display Contest– October 1 – October 31 Drive around the town of Fircrest and look at all the scarecrows in the yards/porchs.
  • Legends Haunted Ranch & Torture Chamber in Roy, WA – October 1-31, The Haunted Ranch is open every Friday and Saturday from 7:30am to 11:00pm. The last week of October we will be open every day of the week! Not for the faint of heart though. $35 per person. 32421 Tisch Rd S Roy, WA 253-223-8579
  • Haunted Forest at Grand Farms on the Key Peninsula – October 1-31st Vaughn, WA This year promises a very unique haunt experience. If you are a fan of medieval horror fantasies like Game of Thrones, Dungeons and Dragons, and Lord of the Rings, then imagine entering a world of necromancers, dragons, and evil minions of a terrible Queen. She has cast a dark spell on the forest and you will have to brave them on your quest through the haunted forest!
    Do you have younger kids or some timid adventures in your party? Join us during Twilight hour (6pm-7pm) for our mild scare hour.
  •  Haunted Forest at Grand Farms Medieval Horror Live Show – More info coming soon! Also available this year we feature an On-Demand, online virtual tour for the first time ever! 
  • FrightHouse Station– is Tacoma’s ultimate haunted house, located at Freighthouse Square near the Tacoma Dome. It is located in a nearly-15,000 sq. ft. concrete basement, once used to store corpses during World War II(Not a joke!). Recommended for those over age 12. Open weekends October 1-31
  • Fright Fest at Wild Waves – Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 8 – 31, 2021. More details coming soon.
  • Find it in Fife! Be on the look out for pumpkins, spiders and ghosts when you visit a Fife park during the month of October. If you find one, be sure to take a photo and tag @fifeparksrecaquatics on Facebook.

October 2:

  • Scarecrow Festival at Sehmel Park in Gig Harbor – October 2, 10am-4pm Family friendly entertainment, carnival games, hayride, food and vendor booths and more.
  • Harvest Festival in a Bag – Dacca Park in Fife October 2, 11-2pm. Free, while supplies last and registration is required. They are planning a drive-thru event with activities and fun for all ages. More information coming soon.
  • Pics at the Picha Farms – October 2 Come to Picha Farms between 10-1 and bring the whole family- including your dogs- and get a complimentary fall themed photo! We will have a professional photographer there to take your pictures, plus donuts, coffee, hot chocolate, and a few more surprises!

October 8-10:

  • Oktoberfest Northwest – October 8-10 at the Washington State Fair. Oktoberfest Northwest hosts Western Washington’s largest Munich-style Oktoberfest celebration with German biers in steins, brats, games & more. Non-stop live entertainment in the Munich Festhalle, plus Weiner Dog Races, Stein Dash 5K, Sports Haus, Bavarian Bier-lympics, Root Beer Garden, kids’ activities including pumpkin decorating, face painting, and join in the fun of the Northwest’s exclusive Hammerschlagen Tournament of Champions! Rain or Shine – We’re Indoors!
  • Lakewood Truck & Tractor Day – October 9. Free hayrides, hard hats, and pumpkins (1 per family while supplies last). Enjoy pumpkin decorating, crafts, games, and a giant slingshot for pumpkin chucking! Children can climb on dozens of giant trucks and tractors and sit in the driver’s seat & honk the horn. Make this favorite fall festival a family tradition! Food trucks on site. Free parking.
  • Great Pumpkin Ride – October 9. Please join us for an exciting bicycle ride past the colorful pumpkin fields along the Foothills Trail. This paved trail may also be canvased with brilliantly colored Autumn leaves. We will start at the East Puyallup Foothills trailhead, and ride to the end of the trail at White River in Buckley. The round trip distance is about 41 miles with very little elevation gain. There will be a nice midway stop at Wally’s in Buckley.
  • Family Day Spooky Shenanigans at the Museum of Glass – October 9. Explore the Victorian era parlor game of Thaumatropes and fall into the bewilderment of All Hallows’ Eve! MOG’s own education staff will teach you how to create visual illusions to mystify your friends and family.
  • Tacoma Fall Harvest Vendor Market At Tacoma Mall – October 10. Join us for a day of shopping with 50 plus local vendors, kids costume contest, trick or treat, giveaways, and more.

October 14-17:

  • Tacoma Ghost Stories – October 14. More thrilling and terrifying ghost stories from the City of Destiny. Join us for this virtua tour through the city streets to see the most haunted and spooky locations in the city. We will uncover the stories that have haunted people here for generations.
  • Hoot n Howl at NW Trek – October 15-16 and 22-23 Put on a costume and come explore the park at twilight! Lights, animals and spookiness…oh, and candy too. Play games in the picnic pavilion, plus pumpkin checkers and tic tac toe.
  • Hotrod4hearts Halloween bash Cruise-In at Griot’s Garage October 16. Halloween Cruise- IN, costume contests for kids and adults Decorating contest for cars and trunk or treat fun for all ages.
  • Cider Squeeze at Meeker Mansion – October 16. Bring your family and friends and join us at our fun annual Cider Squeeze event. Masks are required.
  • Point Defiance Zoo Boo – October 16-17 this year! Costumes, animals, candy and more fun! Free with admission.

October 18-31:

  • Spooktacular Hunt – October 18-31st Halloween creatures have taken over the Grandview Trail at Chambers Creek Regional Park! Starting at the playground, go along the trail in search of 10 creepy and spooky creatures. Find all 10 creatures, fill out your scavenger hunt card and turn it in to get a prize!
  • Haunted Trails of Fircrest – October 21st 7:00-8:30pm Thelma Gilmure Park, more info coming soon.
  • Hoot n Howl at NW Trek – October 15-16 and 22-23 Put on a costume and come explore the park at twilight! Lights, animals and spookiness…oh, and candy too. Play games in the picnic pavilion, plus pumpkin checkers and tic tac toe.
  • All Hallows Eve & Harvest Festival–  October 23rd, from 12-4 pm, shop, eat, and play! From 4-7:30 pm, visit our haunted barn!
  • LeMay Trunk or Treat – October 23 1:00-3:00pm – LeMay Trunk or Treat is a community family fun event where kids can enjoy a safe and unique way to trick-or-treat! Visitors will stay safe and dry in their vehicles as they drive along our haunted path of trunk hosts. This socially distant, family-friendly experience is for children up to 12 years old. Treat bags will be handed out at the end of the route. Pre-registration required.
  • No Tricks, Just Treats at Sunrise Village on South Hill – October 23. Join Sunrise Village at our FREE Halloween event “No TRICKS, just TREATS”! 3 – 6pm: Trick-or-Treating in front of participating Sunrise Village businesses along 156th St E. AND a Trunk-or-Treat in the east lot behind LA Fitness 6:30pm-ish (Sunset): The drive in outdoor movie begins!
  • The Undead Halloween Art Market in Tacoma – October 23-24. Candy. Spooky Art. Trick-or-treating for the kids. Awesome vendors. Dark art. More details to come.
  • Halloween Car Show & Festival in Spanaway – October 23. On Saturday, October 23rd, visit Glacier West Garage Plus Storage for a fun-filled Halloween event! 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!
    • Arnold’s Happy Days Food Truck – delicious food from a local favorite!
    • Kids’ Activities – including a Bounce House and Trunk-or-Treating!
    • Gift Vendors – start your Christmas shopping early!
    • DJ iSizzle – spinning family-friendly tunes!
  • Villains’ Halloween Ball in Parkland – October 23. Join us for a wickedly fun evening as we transform our venue into a spooky Halloween experience unlike any other in the PNW!
    The Evil Queen requests your presence at her dark castle where she and her Ghoul Gang of villain friends will be having a devilishly good time!
  • Tacoma City Ballet Presents: The Haunted Ballet – October 22-31 Celebrate Halloween and have Goulish fun with Tacoma City Ballet! We invite you to the hauntingly dressed Tacoma City Ballet School for The Haunted Theatre: Backstage Tour & Eerie Dances. This family-oriented production, celebrating its 10th anniversary this season, has become a cherished Halloween tradition in Tacoma. Appropriate for audiences of all ages, this captivating Halloween Treat is only 1-Hour. At every performance, Tacoma City Ballet will award Our Favorite Halloween Costume Prize to a member of the audience.
  • Haunted Headlights– Frontier Park in Graham, October 27-30 6-9PM. Graham is casting a ghastly glow this Halloween. Gather your ghouls and goblins for a slightly spooky drive through Frontier Park, where you’ll stay safe in your vehicle as you creep along our haunted path of eerie lights and apparitions. Tickets sold only online starting Oct 1.
  • Fright Night Teen Late Night – October 29, 8-11pm at People’s Center. Basketball, Swimming, Arts & Crafts, Candy & Food
  • Trunk or Treat at Imagine Church – October 29. Bring the kids for a safe, fun, and candy-laden celebration in the Imagine Church parking lot.
  • Trunk or Treat at UPPC in University Place – October 29, 6-8pm. Sign up for a time to come by the UPPC parking lot to trick or treat at decorated cars. To ensure that everyone is safe during this event we will have you check in and hand sanitize, require protective face coverings, and keep your family group 6 feet from other families or volunteers. Parents must accompany their children throughout the event and please leave scary costumes at home.
  • Spooky Carnival – October 30, 2-5pm at Star Center. Games, Crafts, Costume Contest, Pumpkin Patch and more.
  • Trunk or Treat at Mountain View Community Center – October 30. Calling all goblins and ghouls, vampires and werewolves! MVCC is hosting a Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 30th from 1-3pm. Bring your skeleton crew for some Halloween fun! Although this is an outdoor event, masks will be required by all participants to aid against the spread of Covid-19. You do not need to pre-register for with event.
  • Gig Harbor Trunk or Treat with Macaroni Kid – October 30. Parents & Caregivers & Local Business Owners: Trunk-or-Treat will return this year for the 4th year. Pre-registration is required. 
  • Halloween on the Hill with Tacoma Community House – October 30. This year TCH will be partnership with businesses along MLK to present: Halloween on the Hill! Last year, we held a Drive Through Trunk or Treat in our parking lot. But this year it will be a little different. With the partnering businesses, no cars needed. Just park nearby and walk along.
  • Craft Theory Halloween Party in Lakewood – October 30. Join us for a festive Halloween Party at Craft Theory! We welcome families from around the Lakewood area into our space for games, face painting, snacks, and crafts this Halloween season. We’ll be having a costume contest with prizes as well so make sure you dress up! Each $15 fee gets you 4 tickets to spend how you like on the activities (one ticket each).
  • Halloween Trunk or Treat in Puyallup – October 30. Bring your family to our Community Halloween Trunk or Treat brought to you by Dovi Seattle and 22 Local brands. Free Event and open to public. wear your favorite costume.
  • Zombie Survival Training Camp in Gig Harbor – October 30th for 8-12 year olds. It’s the spooky season! What better way to celebrate than an all-day training camp! Kids will have to run thru obstacles, learn survival skills, make escape plans and learn how to create a zombie face. Join us for this fun and spooky camp!
  • Halloween Party at Sehmel Park in Gig Harbor – October 30th for 5-13 year olds, 5-9pm Come dressed in your costume and have fun decorating pumpkins, potion experiments and more. This event filled up FAST, so join the waitlist soon.
  • Halloween Haunted House & Trunk or Treat in Tacoma – October 30. Come out and get your scare on at VFW “Wild West” Post 91. We will have activities for the kids, scares for those that want it, and ghoulish foods to continue your fright. This event is Open to the Public.
  • Spooktacular Trunk or Treat in Fife – Join NLA for our 2nd Annual Spooktacular Trunk or Treat! This FREE event provides a fun and safe alternative to trick-or-treating door-to-door. Kids walk through a designated space, stopping at 50+ cars that have been decorated in various themes to receive candy. Costumes are encouraged! We will have contests with prizes and refreshments for everyone. Come join us and make it a Halloween to remember! Reserve your spot today.
  • Trunk or Treat at SureHouse Open Bible Church in Tacoma – October 30. You are invited to our annual Trunk or Treat. Come walk through the parking lot and go trunk to trunk. Free Candy. All are welcome!
  • Gig Harbor Maritime Luminata – Get ready to GLOW in GH! Gig Harbor! Gig Harbor will be illuminated with bright lights at the Gig Harbor Maritime Luminata. October 30 5pm-8pm
  • Trunk or Treat at Life Center in Tacoma – October 30, 5-7pm at both locations  It’s time for the Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat, a family-friendly, memory-making, costume-wearing, fun and safe event… oh and get lots of FREE CANDY! Invite your neighbors, family, and friends, we can’t wait to see you!
  • Ghoul’s Night Out 2-5pm, Haunted House 6-8pm – October 31, at People’s Center. Costume Contest , Bounce House, Trunk or Treat and so much more.
  • Lincoln Business District Trick or Treat– October 31 12-5pm Join us for the annual Lincoln Business District trick-or-treat! Businesses will be handing out candy and treats! Capture the fun at our photo booth and enjoy the DJ. Take a break along the route and dine at one of the many restaurants.
  • Trunk or Treat at New Horizon Church in Fife– October 31. Need something safe for the whole family on Halloween night! Come join us between 5pm – 8pm. This won’t be your average trunk or treat. We have a night full of performances, games, over the top decorated trunks, food, prizes, and of course candy.
  • Outdoor Halloween Carnival at Creator Lutheran Church in Bonney Lake- October 31. All Ages Welcome! Games, Prizes, Candy. Wear your costume. Bring a friend

 

Check back frequently as I’ll update this post throughout the season. And please remember to check their individual site to make sure they are open and what rules are in place.

Lets have an amazing season and holiday! 

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Tuesday 21st of September 2021

Spanaway has a hidden gem - Old McDebbie's Farm / JIM' S U-FISH. Family farm full of animals, pony rides, nature trail, trout fishing. All decorated for fall. Pick your favorite pumpkin. www.oldmcdebbiesfarm.com