The mornings have a bite to them and that means fall! One of the best parts of the autumn season is the annual trip to the pumpkin patch. There is nothing like spending some time in a corn maze, selecting corn stalks for the front porch and then picking out the perfect pumpkin to carve.
Although fall activities with COVID-19 might be a bit different, thankfully Pierce County farmers are open and ready to give your family some normalness. Here is the list of 2020 pumpkin patches and corn mazes in Pierce County. Be sure to read for COVID-19 specific changes to your favorite patch!
Now – October 31
25001 Sumner Buckley Highway, Buckley
Maris Farms is now open for the fall season with all of its traditional fun – and more being added as we head into October! This pumpkin patch in Pierce County has a corn maze, kiddie cow train ride, wagon ride, tube slide, zipline, barnyard ball zone, foosball, trike racing, wall mazes, and more. They have around 30 activities to keep your whole family occupied! Their haunted woods opens September 19 this year. It is a 35-minute walk through, often cited as the scariest in Pierce County, with over 25 spooky characters to thrill you. It’s not recommended for children under 10 years old. For those not looking for a scary, but something pure fun, try the flashlight maze. Also opening September 19, the maze is not haunted and takes about 45 minutes for most people. It’s five acres of fun as you try to navigate it at night with your flashlight.
The Maris Farm u-pick pumpkin patch in Buckley has many sizes and types of pumpkins to choose from, as well as gourds for fall décor. If you just come for a pumpkin and leave within 30 minutes, your admission ticket price goes towards the price of your pumpkins. Be sure to check out their shop before you go, full of all kinds of fall items. Maris Farms also has food available on-site, including kettle corn, hamburgers, hot dogs and, of course, roasted corn. Ticket prices vary depending on the attraction.
Important COVID-19 Updates: You must purchase your tickets in advance online. You can only enter at the time you selected when you purchased your ticket. Children under three do not need a ticket. Face masks are required for all attendees over the age of five-years-old. Bring your own cutters if you can. They will have cutters that will be sanitized between uses. Parking is free. They are cashless this year: credit cards only.
Now – October 31
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
9710 State Route 162 E, Puyallup
Each year, Spooner Farms has a Harvest Festival that includes their pumpkin patch and corn maze. In addition, you can check out the animals and play on the bike track, Pete’s play town, slingshots and more. After getting lost in the five-acre corn maze, you will probably be hungry, so check out their food vendors—caramel apple anyone? Then pick the perfect pumpkin and finish at the gift shop for all your fall decorating needs. Please note that no professional photographers are allowed to take photos inside the farm at any time. You will be asked to leave. Also, no drones. Entry and parking are free. Visitors of all ages are allowed to wear costumes.
Important COVID-19 Updates: Masks are required by law. There are no tours, hayrides or face painting due to mandates. Everything is self-guided.
For more information, visit the Spooner Farms website.
Old McDebbie’s Farm & Jim’s U-Fish
Open through October 31
Friday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
4924 268th Street E, Spanaway
Old McDebbie’s Farm & Jim’s U-Fish is a great place to take the kids for a wide range of things to do. This year’s activities including fishing, pony rides, animal viewing, playgrounds and nature trails. And of course, be sure to head to their pumpkin patch! Pumpkins are pre-priced, so no waiting in line to weigh them. There is a general admission charge for anyone over two years old. Other activities are priced separately.
When you get hungry, the farm has fall treats for you to purchase, but you are welcome to bring your own lunch. Cards are encouraged as the preferred method of payment, but they accept cash.
Important COVID-19 Updates: Masks are required at all times for anyone over five years old. The barn, playgrounds and exotic exhibits are limited to 1-2 families or 6-8 people, whichever is less. They ask that people only come with those within their household. Social distancing and the use of sanitizing stations is mandatory. No reservations required. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, they ask that you stay home.
For more information, visit the Old McDebbie’s Farm & Jim’s U-Fish website.
September 26 – October 31
Monday – Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
6502 5nd Street E, Puyallup
Picha Farms is a pumpkin patch in Puyallup boosting over 25 varieties of pumpkins spread over nine acres. You are sure to find the perfect pumpkin to carve, paint or bake. Then, have some fun in their five-acre corn maze, with widened paths this year for social distancing. Search for the answers to eight trivia questions about Kraken to receive a free mini pumpkin.
Next have some fun on the hayride, play with the slingshot and shop for gourds and cornstalks to complete your home’s fall décor. Food is available for purchase including fall favorites like cider and caramel apples, as well as sandwiches, hot dogs and hamburgers.
Important COVID-19 Updates: Masks are required at all times, as is social distancing. Hand sanitizer must be used. Due to the Governor’s mandate, birthday parties and group gatherings are not allowed this year. Only five people allowed per picnic table. Credit/debit cards are encouraged, though cash and checks are accepted.
Thomasson Family Farm
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
38223 236th Avenue SE, Enumclaw
The Thomasson Family Farm is a wonderful place to visit in the fall. This pumpkin patch in Enumclaw is six-acres, giving you plenty of room to find the perfect pumpkin. Don’t forget to get lost in their corn maze!
Important COVID-19 Updates: Tickets are being sold for timed entry to keep capacity below 50 percent. If you are feeling sick or have a fever, please stay home. Guests are asked to sanitize often throughout their stay. Masks are required for all people over five in all areas where you cannot socially distance. The corn box, hay barn and face painting are closed this year due to mandates.
For more information, visit the Thomasson Family Farm website.
Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patches
Now – October 25
5003 Tacoma Mall Blvd Suite 104, Tacoma
Wednesday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
If muddy boots and pumpkin guts are not your thing, but you still would like to add a bit of fall flair to your home, check out the Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patches. Yes, it’s still happening this year! Instead of eight different locations, however, they have chosen one 5,000-square-foot retail space that will allow for social distancing. Plus, instead of just being open for 10 days, it’s open now until October 25, with new pumpkins every day. Due to COVID-19 regulations, please book shopping appointments online to visit the glass pumpkin patch in Tacoma. You can book your visit on the Tacoma Glassblowing Studio website.
For more information visit the Tacoma Glassblowing Studio website.
Fall family traditions are a great way to cultivate family relationships and have fun celebrating a new season! Gather the kids for fall fun and find the perfect pumpkin and more at these Peirce County pumpkin patches.