Grab the Calendar! Here are some of the BEST Northwest Fall Activities Around 1


Curious when the pumpkin patches open? Overwhelmed by all the fun stuff flooding your newsfeed? There’s a lot  happening in the next few weeks. The pumpkin patches are getting ready, there’s an awesome and FREE farm tour happening, a cider festival and the list goes on. Grab your calendar! Right here, in one place is a list with some of the best fall activities around!

Pumpkin Patch Kick-Off at Triple Wren Farms October 7th 12-5pm

“Join us for our Pumpkin Patch Kick-Off 2017! We’ll have pumpkins 🎃 of all kinds, flowers 🌺 galore, Feast eats 🍔, games and prizes 🎈 (think a raffle for a FREE Acme Farms + Kitchen box 📦!!), animals to gander at 🐑🐓🦆🐖 (we should even have CUTE, fresh piglets!), pollinator talks 🐝, photo 📷 opportunities everywhere, and all kinds of fun for your family. Get all set for fall 🍁 and make some amazing memories. We hope to see you soon at the farm!” Grab more info here….

2017 Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin FestivalSkagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival at Christianson’s Nursery on Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off with over $2,000 in prizes! * Amateur Pumpkin Carving Contest * Harvest Food * Pony Rides with Lang’s Traveling Ponies * Face Painting * Family Carnival Games * Toad Races* “The Bat Lady” and more!

Compete for a cash prize for the biggest pumpkin and the Howard Dill Award for “Prettiest Pumpkin! Be sure to bring your exhibition veggies and sunflowers,too!!

Here is a list of fun events to happen that day:

9 am – noon: (entry deadline-noon)
Entrants register for the Giant Weigh-Off categories and
Amateur Pumpkin-Carving Contest
9 am – 3 pm:
The Scone Lady & Stomp’en Grounds Coffee
11:00 am – noon:
A family favorite “Bats Incredible” class
11 am – 3 pm:
Random Acts of Food Truck
1 pm and 2 pm:
Decorate your pumpkin with Halloween Doodles in the Schoolhouse
noon – 3 pm:
Giant Pumpkin and Giant Vegetable Weigh-Off 
3pm: 
Giant Pumpkin, Veggie and Carved Pumpkin winner announced!

Entry forms for 2017 are available at the Garden Store and on the  website at http://www.christiansonsnursery.com/whats-happening/2014-giant-pumpkin-participant-info/

 

2017 Whidbey Island Cider Festival- September 30th 11am-4pm

“Cider tasting from various NW cideries, as well as food and fun. Family friendly. Free entrance – cider tasting tickets available for purchase. Taste ciders from different NW cideries, enjoy delicious food from local vendors, learn about cider making and if you need your apple tree identified by an expert, bring an apple or two along. Children’s activities including face painting by Painture Face.” Grab more info here…

Foster’s Produce and Corn Maze OPENS…SEPT. 15th thru OCTOBER 31st 9 am to 5 pm. Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze. Harvest Market, Kids activities, cow train rides, pumpkin slingshot, apple cannon.

Whatcom County Farm Tour- September 9-10

“Head out with family and friends for a chance to see, taste and explore Whatcom County’s diverse family-owned farms, on this free, self-guided tour. Find exciting educational and interactive activities at each of the tour stops, meet local farmers and see how your food is grown and raised from seed to plate. Savor the flavors of our region by sampling fresh produce, cheese, apples, chocolate milk, wine and more!” Grab more info here…

Gordon Skagit Farm….October 1st – 31st 9am to 6pm daily 

“Crunch an apple…choose a wreath…lose yourself in our corn maze.. chase the perfect pumpkin in our U-pick field or creative displays …glimpse another dimension in our haunted barn… sip hot cider and taste a perfect treat on weekends,,, copy our favorite recipes from the blackboard ,,,,find the perfect backdrop for your group photo,,, bring your preschool or mom’s group for the morning …be part of the Festival of Skagit Farms the first weekend of October ….make us your starting point for a day in the Skagit Valley”

 HARVEST FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES at Craven Farm

September 23 – October 31, 2017

“With so many attractions and activities at Craven Farm, plan to spend most of your day exploring all the farm has to offer. From the classic hay ride, to the pumpkin patch, to the Alice in Pumpkin Land themed corn maze, to our new Kids Adventure Maze and new Human Foosball, there’s sure to be something for everyone.”

Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Farm

Pumpkin Patch Open
Sept. 23rd-Oct. 31st

“A free hayride takes you out to the middle of one of our large Pumpkin Patches, where you’ll find over 60 varieties of pumpkins, from giant, 200 pounders, to little mini pumpkins, with all sizes and colors in between spread throughout our 4 patches on the farm.

The Corn Maze now twists and winds through more than 10 acres of tall corn, and sometimes you’ll begin to think there is no way out but up! Our maze is family friendly -no goblins or ghosts here! This year, we have 18 Firepits out in the corn maze that you can reserve for your group. Talk about a fun evening!”

JBF Mount Vernon Fall ’17 Consignment Event

Come check out our great selection and deals on our first day open to the public for Free (admission normally $2 this day)! Register for the hottest ticket in town and Shop at the The Skagit County Fairgrounds Pavilion (Big Red Barn) is conveniently located off of the I-5 at 1410 Virginia Street, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 September 28-October 1. More details here….

 

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About Angela Strand

Angela is a wife, mama to three little ones and a lifelong Washington State resident. Besides facilitating the NW Healthy Mama website, she loves being involved in her kids’ school, hiking with her girlfriends, growing all the things, writing, reading and taking photos.


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  • Maria

    Gosh, I can’t believe its already time for pumpkin patches and a cider press! Great list.

    Another fun one is the Jefferson County Farm tour! I high recommend it for families!