Fall Fun: Red Tricycle's Roundup of Pumpkin Patches Near Seattle

Lauren Mang
Have you picked the perfect pumpkin for carving up on Halloween?

While some of us can't resist the heaps of orange and white gourds at the nearby (read: easily accessible) grocery stores (I piled my cart high weeks ago with knobby and gnarled squashes, fat green pumpkins and oversized orange ones destined for my sub-par carving skills), there are plenty of people who love a good trek out to the pumpkin patch. And why not? It sounds like a whale of a good time, especially for pint-size pumpkin fans--many patches have corn mazes, petting zoos, inflatables, hayrides, hot kid-friendly beverages and beyond.

The team over at Red Tricycle Seattle has put together a great list of the best pumpkin patches within an hour's drive from the city. In their roundup: Dr. Maze's Farm in Redmond, Remlinger Farms in Carnation, Auburn's Mosby Farms and Bob's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm in Snohomish.

A few of our editors are fans of the family-friendly Thomasson Family Farm in Enumclaw, featuring pumpkin carving, a 216,000-square-foot corn maze, a barn full of corn kernels to jump in, climbable tires and tractors, and more autumn fun galore. It's open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily through October 31. Happy pumpkin picking!