Fall is upon us! This is arguably one of the most idyllic seasons of the year, especially in the Pacific Northwest. With it comes cozy sweaters, hot apple cider, bonfires, vibrant fall foliage, crisp air, and of course — pumpkin-themed everything.
Take advantage of this magical season with a visit to a nearby pumpkin patch located just outside the city! These farms offer endless fall-themed fun, including hayrides, corn mazes, crafts and kids activities, petting zoos, and plenty of pumpkins to choose from.
This is the perfect opportunity to hand-pick the perfect pumpkin for carving, painting or simply displaying on your front porch! Take a look at our interactive map to make your search easier, so you can spend less time Googling and more time selecting the perfect pumpkin.
September 22–October 31 | Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. + Closed Sunday
This farm in Gervais is the real deal. After all, the Bauman family has been operating Bauman’s Farm and Garden since 1895. All fall long, celebrate with their myriad of offerings, including an animal barn, mazes, obstacle courses, a giant slide, hayrides, farm animals and much more.
August 31–October 31 | Sunday–Thursday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday + Saturday 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (Open Until 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October)
Bella Organic comes to life in the fall, featuring a myriad of activities for all ages, including a 7-acre corn maze, a pumpkin patch, free hayrides, a petting zoo, a cow train, face painting, lots of food and drinks, and much more. Keep in mind that the pumpkin patch and free hayrides at Bella Organic don’t begin until October. Purchase an unlimited activity bracelet on weekends during the month of October to enjoy unlimited access for the whole day to many of the attractions!
Every Weekend in October | Friday 2–6 p.m., Saturday + Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
This beautiful farm in Vancouver offers flat-fee admission, which gives visitors access to the corn maze, farm animals, bale maze, corn crib, pedal tractor driving, pumpkin launcher and much more. Their nighttime corn maze is open Friday and Saturday nights throughout October!
Opening September 29 | Tuesday–Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Bushue’s Family Farm
This family farm in Boring, Oregon is anything but boring. Bushue’s is filled with fun and activity during the fall, including pumpkin picking, hayrides, slides, a playground, a pig train and more. Complete the experience with comforting fall treats, like fresh-made pumpkin spice or apple cider donuts, hot dogs, locally baked cookies, Bushue’s Blend Coffee, apple cider and hot spiced cider!
Oregon City, OR
October 1–30 | Monday–Thursday 7–10 p.m. + Friday–Sunday 12–5 p.m. + 7–10 p.m.
For 26 years, the Wenzel family has operated Fantasy Trail, which features a 1,000-foot wooded walkway decked out for Halloween and the Christmas season. Take a walk through the lighted trail decorated with spooky sights and sounds in October and return in December for an enchanting holiday experience. During the month of October, you can also access the pumpkin patch at Wenzel Farm!
Dates TBD | Monday–Friday 4–8 p.m., Saturday + Sunday 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
This third-generation family-owned farm has been in operation since 1921. Fall activities at Fazio Farms include a tractor hayride, a revolving bean bag toss, a corn maze, a pumpkin ring toss, a hay maze and pyramid, and a bouncy slide. Purchase a wristband for unlimited access to the corn maze and hayride or a “wristband deluxe” for unlimited access to the corn maze, “Hayland” and hayride. Or get 50 percent off the price of your wristband with a donation of a new, unwrapped toy for the FOX 12 Toy Drive!
September 29–October 31 | Daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (October 6, 12, 13 + 19–30: From late dusk until 9 p.m.)
Photo Courtesy of Flower Farmer
This family-friendly farm is nestled in the green Willamette Valley just east of the Willamette River in Canby. The Flower Farmer offers a wide range of activities for adults and children, including a miniature railroad, the Phoenix & Holly, offering a tour through fields of fresh flowers and pumpkins in the fall. The train also makes a stop along the way to visit with farm animals! The pumpkin run starts September 29 and runs through Halloween.
St. Paul, OR
October 2–31 | Tuesday–Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
French Prairie Gardens is a family-owned and -operated farm nestled in the beautiful Willamette Valley just outside of St. Paul and Woodburn. Here, you’ll find uninterrupted views, gorgeous flowers, and all the sights and sounds of a working farm. French Prairie is open during the spring, summer and fall, and during the fall, you’ll find plenty of pumpkins to choose from, plus other fall-themed activities.
October | Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Heiser Farms is open daily throughout October, featuring your favorite fall activities. Pick up a pumpkin in the patch, go on a hayride, explore the corn maze, visit the petting zoo, ride the pedal tractors, and much more. Admission to the farm is $5 per person (children under 2 are free) and some activities cost a few dollars per person!
Year-Round | Daily 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Kruger’s Farm
Kruger’s Farm is a working 150-acre farm located on Sauvie Island just 12 miles from downtown Portland at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. The farm boasts a large farm stand with farm-grown and local produce, canning supplies, and local artisan foods. And during the fall, visit the farm for fall treats and cider, a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, pony rides, farm animals and free hayrides.
North Plains, OR
September 22–October 28 | Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. + Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Lakeview Farms is an idyllic destination in North Plains filled with activity during the fall. In late September and all throughout the month of October, enjoy the pumpkin patch, a 7-mile corn maze, farm animals, face painting, pony rides, hot cider, kettle corn, and much more. Add to your adventure with a cruise in a paddle boat or a ride on the train leading to the pumpkin patch!
September 22–October 31 | Monday–Friday 12.–6 p.m., Saturday + Sunday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Nestled just outside the city in Tualatin, Lee Farms offers over 27 varieties of pumpkins to choose from, ensuring you can find the perfect pumpkin! Plus, enjoy the corn maze, hayrides, barrel wagon rides, a slide, pony rides, farm animals, a bounce pillow and other fall-themed activities for all ages.
Fall Season Opening Date TBD | Daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Paul Krummenacker via Liepold Farms
Liepold Farms is celebrating 15 years of their annual fall festival, complete with a corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, a pumpkin/apple slingshot, a children’s pavilion, and a dark maze! Purchase a complete pass to enjoy all activities; the pass costs $13 for adults and $11 for children ages 3–8. Pumpkins are 38 cents per pound!
Hood River, OR
September 15–October 30 | Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Nestled in the scenic Hood River Valley between Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, Packer Orchards is a beloved destination in the fall for seasonal fruit, homemade baked goods, and of course — pumpkins. The farm shuts down in the first two weeks of September to prepare for fall festivities, including a corn maze, pumpkin picking, pumpkin bowling, fall treats, and much more! Packer Orchards will offer season passes for the first time in 2018.
September 29 | Daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
The fallow field at Plumper Pumpkin Patch is new and revamped year after year. Weekdays offer a number of activities, including mazes, slides, an obstacle course, a play area, hayrides, farm animals and more. And on the weekends, Plumper Pumpkin Patch adds a few activities, including pumpkin bowling, pony rides, a cow train, face painting, food and drinks, and much more!
Every Full Weekend in October | Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. + Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Pumpkin Lane at Pomeroy Farm
Take a stroll down Pumpkin Lane at Pomeroy Farm in Yacolt, Washington. This mile-long ride is decorated with fun scenes and pumpkin characters, culminating at the pumpkin patch, where you can pick out your perfect pumpkin. Spend the day on the farm visiting with animals, exploring the hay bale maze, enjoying kids activities, visiting a historic log house, and much more.
October 5–28 | Friday–Sunday Only 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
You may recognize this famous farm in Hillsboro from the long-running TLC reality series, Little People, Big World. Roloff Farms was built as a utopian playground for the now-grown children of the Roloff family from the show, and today operates as a popular destination for families during the fall. Every weekend in October, enjoy endless fun and activities, including the pumpkin patch, food carts, a gift barn, wagon tours, pony rides, face painting, a pumpkin fun house and tons of other activities for kids.
June–October | Daily 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (Until 10 p.m. on Friday + Saturday in October)
Photo Courtesy of The Pumpkin Patch
For over 50 years, The Pumpkin Patch has been a must-visit for Portlanders during the fall. This family farm just outside the city on Sauvie Island has a fresh produce market, a patio cafe, a coffee shop, a gift shop, a corn maze and a 1929 red animal barn. October is filled with fun at The Pumpkin Patch, including the produce market, you-pick pumpkins (9 a.m.–5:45 p.m. daily), hay rides, a giant haymaze, The Maize and much more.
The Month of October | Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–6 p.m. + Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
The Vancouver Pumpkin Patch is open seven days a week during the month of October, offering endless pumpkin fun, including a pumpkin patch, a covered petting zoo, a hay pyramid, a corn maze, and other free and fun activities. $7 admission includes access to all activities, including hayrides, which are only available on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Happy Pumpkin Picking!
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