If orange is your favorite color and your heart swells at the sight of a field full of flame-colored gourds, then grab your galoshes and head over to one of these pumpkin patches. From pick-your-own pumpkins and confounding corn mazes to fresh produce, tractor-pulled wagon rides and hay bale pyramids, these local farms are ready to help you celebrate the season. See farm animals, ride a barrel train, sample apple cider and try your hand at a pumpkin slingshot. Bring money for admission or activities and get ready to fill your wheelbarrow with the plumpest, prettiest pumpkins you can find.
Bi-Zi Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
9504 N.E. 119th St., Brush Prairie; 360-574-9119; bi-zifarms.com
Open 1 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30. Tickets are $15.95 for ages 3 to 61, seniors 62 and older are $13.95, children 2 and younger are free. Admission closes at 5 p.m., except Oct. 30 when it closes at 3 p.m. Nighttime corn maze is open 6-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission to just the corn maze is $8 per person; purchase tickets online at bi-zifarms.com. Pumpkin Patch tickets include same-day admission to the nighttime corn maze, where admission closes at 9:30 p.m. Corn maze reservations are accepted for small groups.
Tickets include one free pumpkin of any size; wagon ride to and from the pumpkin patch; one free hot drink; farm animals; corn maze; two shots on the pumpkin launcher; free apple cider samples; and live music. Children’s activities include the hay bale maze and pyramid, pedal tractor, calf-roping, corn play area, hippity-hop races, corn shelling and grinding. Cotton candy, food and drinks are available to buy. Purchase more gourds and local produce in the farm store. Dogs on 6-foot set-length leashes are allowed.
Pumpkin Lane at Pomeroy Farms
20902 N.E. Lucia Falls Road, Yacolt; 360-686-3537; pomeroyfarm.org/pumpkin-lane
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for kids 3 to 11 and free for tots under 2. Admission ends at 4 p.m. Parking is free. Only service animals may enter the farm grounds.
Tickets include a hayride to see pumpkin-headed people posed in scenes inspired by books, movies, fairy tales and pop culture. Pick and purchase pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. Pumpkins are priced by circumference from $1.50 to $12; add $2 for specialty pumpkins, such as white, Cinderella and warty. See friendly farm animals, wander the historic grounds for fall photo backdrops or buy refreshments from the on-site food and coffee vendor.
Vancouver Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
18905 N.E. 83rd St., Vancouver; 360-892-0434; vancouverpumpkinpatch.com
Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays through Oct. 30 and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Admission is $10 on weekdays, $12 on Saturdays and Sundays and always free for ages 2 and under.
Admission includes entry into the pumpkin patch plus one free pumpkin (except for guests 2 and under), entry to the corn maze, covered hay pyramid, covered petting zoo and covered hayrides from 3-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Try your hand at the powerful apple cannon, $5 for five apples. Pumpkins, gourds, squash and fall decor items are available to purchase in the farm store. Stroll out to the U-pick portion of the farm to pick tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, beans and cucumbers for $1.50 per pound. Leashed dogs are allowed if owners clean up after them.
Walton Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
1617 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas; 360-834-2810; waltonsfarms.com
Open 3-5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30. Admission is $13, $11 for seniors 55 and over, and free for 2 and under.
Admission includes the corn maze, barrel train ride and one pumpkin, any size (except for ages 2 and under). Also see vintage farm equipment. Leashed dogs are welcome.
The Patch at Whalen Oaks Farm
636 Whalen Road, Woodland; 360-609-3071; avidgardener.webs.com
Open through Oct. 31, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Halloween day. Admission is free.
The farm boasts 60 varieties of pumpkins and other gourds for sale by size, a free hay maze, a free 1-acre corn maze and 5-acre corn maze ($4-$6), pumpkin bowling for kids on weekends ($2), hay rides ($2-$4, call for schedule), pony rides (call for schedule and pricing) and free photo-ops with props. Days, times and prices vary for each activity; call or check website before going. Food trucks, including Red Leaf Coffee, Steakburger, Smokin’ Frank’s East Fork BBQ, Rustic Cup Mobile Coffee and Shaved Ice, and Bella Bee Wood Fired Pizza will be on site; days and hours vary. Bottled water is $1. Leashed dogs are welcome. Photographers are welcome by appointment for a small fee; email email@example.com.