Pumpkin patches in Snohomish are plentiful – there are so many great ones to choose from! From no-frills to fancy, there’s a pumpkin farm that’s perfect for you and your family.
There are six pumpkin patches in Snohomish: Craven Farm, Swan’s Trail Farm, Bob’s Corn, Stocker Farm, Bailey Farm, and Thomas Brothers. Here’s everything you need to know about each farm so you can pick the perfect pumpkin farm for you!
In this Article
- Overview of The Snohomish River Valley & Pumpkin Patches
- Pumpkin Patch Snohomish Quick Comparison
- Tips for Snohomish Pumpkin Patch Success
- Craven Farm
- Swan’s Trail Farm
- Bailey Family Farm
- Stocker Farms
- Thomas Family Farm
- Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm
- What Else is There to Do in Snohomish?
Overview of The Snohomish River Valley & Pumpkin Patches
Snohomish is about 30 miles north of Seattle, and I’ve lived in this area almost my entire life. Pumpkin farms in Snohomish haven’t always been around here – but I’m so glad they are now!
The Snohomish River Valley is an agricultural treasure. It’s beautiful too – with the snow-capped Cascade Mountains glimmering to the east, the drive into Snohomish River Valley on a clear day is nothing short of jaw-dropping.
The Snohomish River winds through the base of the valley, the historic town of Snohomish nestled alongside. Over the years, Snohomish River flooding has deposited sediment in the valley, resulting in fertile soil perfect for growing vibrant crops, including pumpkins. So many pumpkins!
Back in the 70s and 80s when I was growing up, pumpkin farms weren’t a thing yet – at least not around here. The first pumpkin farm in the area, Craven Farm, started growing and selling pumpkins in 1983, but I didn’t hear about it or make it there until the 90s, when I tagged along with my sister and her kids on a blustery fall day. It was so much fun!
In the last few decades, half a dozen Snohomish County pumpkin patches have opened up. They’re a huge part of fall for me – and for so many area families.
Pumpkin Patch Snohomish Quick Comparison
Here’s a comparison chart of pumpkin patches in Snohomish, WA including whether or not they have u-pick pumpkins, hay rides, corn maze, or farm animals
Tips for Snohomish Pumpkin Patch Success
Snohomish pumpkin patches are super popular. The mid-October weekend traffic can be rough! If you’re venturing out on a weekend, head to Snohomish early and check the pumpkin patch’s website to see if you can buy your tickets online. You’ll save time and maybe even a little bit of money.
If you can swing a weekday, you’ll be rewarded with a quieter pumpkin patch visit. The trade-off is that some of the activities and food items might not be available, so take a close look at the difference between weekends and weekdays to avoid disappointment.
13817 Shorts School Road, Snohomish, WA 98290
Opens Saturday, Sept 16, 2023; last day Sunday, October 29, 2023
My favorite pumpkin farm in Snohomish is Craven Farm. They were also the first! I find Craven Farm to be a more relaxed experience than some of the other area pumpkin farms, especially on a weekday when the crowds are a little lighter.
Craven Farm is on the quiet and peaceful east side of the river, about 5 minutes south of downtown Snohomish.
The farm oozes charm, with its pumpkin wall at the entrance, perfect for family pics. As you wander in, you see tons of squash, gourd, and pumpkin displays. Grab a unique squash and make squash soup for dinner! You’ll be glad you did. I like to load up for porch decorations, too. They usually have a few bundles of corn stalks to complete the scene.
Food options include homemade cookies, apple cider donuts, funnel cakes, cheese curds, hearty fare at The Cookhouse like pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs, kettle corn, and an espresso shop. Snacks are also available at the adorable Mouseville Gift Shop. Check their website for hours as many of their food choices are only available on weekends.
Activity wise, Craven Farm has two corn mazes – one for the younger set, and one for all ages. They also have a ton of fun activities including mini golf, rubber ducky races, cow train ride, hayrides, apple cannon, and axe throwing. Check their website, though, because some of these activities are only available on Fridays and/or the weekends.
Getting into Craven Farm is free, but the activities cost money, and some are only available on the weekends. You can pay for the activities one by one if you only want to do a couple of things, or you might find a wristband is the better value. The maze wristband is $15 and includes admission to both corn mazes and hayrides. The night owl wristband is also $15 and includes the Alice in Pumpkin-land Maze and mini-golf. Or opt for the “everything wristband” which includes mini golf, rubber duck for races, cow train ride, and human foosball – $20 on the weekends or $15 on weekdays.
Swan’s Trail Farm
7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish, WA 98290
Opens for Fall Festival Sept. 25, 2023
Swan’s Trail Farm lies between Snohomish and Everett along the river. From downtown Snohomish, it’s about 10 minute drive west along the river to the farm.
Swan’s Trail offerings seem to increase every year. Aside from their Fall Festival which includes u-pick apples before the pumpkins come around, they now have a Baby Animals & Berries Festival in June. So cute!
Food options include the apple shack, donut shop, country store, Brisket Corner, and The Tractor Cafe for tasty options including cider donuts, fresh apples, espresso, pastries, kettle corn, corn dogs, smoked brisket, and more. Note that not all of these options are available on weekdays, so check their website for hours of operation first!
During their fall festival, they offer multiple pumpkin patches (including some that your family can enjoy traveling to on a tractor-pulled wagon).
They also have an epic corn maze, a 12 acre maze that’s a miniature Washington State, with 4.5 miles of trails that include landmarks and 400 town stops. Perfect field trip!
The kid’s play area is epic, with a cow train, sports zone, corn box (think ball pit, except with corn), 50-foot slides, giant bouncing pillows, hay maze, rubber duck races, and more. Plus, there’s an adorable petting farm and gem mining!
Access to the pumpkin patch, food, and country store do not require an admission fee. Festival activities, such as the corn maze, petting farm, and play area does require admission, which is $14.95 plus tax and fees on weekdays (2 and under are free) and $19.95 plus tax and fees on weekends (in-person prices are higher). Swans Trail encourages visitors to buy tickets ahead of time online, though some tickets may be available at the door for a higher price (they’ve also been known to sell out completely, so plan early).
Bailey Family Farm
12691 Springhetti Road, Snohomish, WA 98296
Pumpkin patch opens Sept. 23, 2023
Simple (free!) farm fun is what Bailey Family Farm is all about. If you’re looking for the perfect gourd and a few pumpkin-full photo opportunities without a bunch of extras, Bailey is your best bet out of the pumpkin patches in Snohomish.
I love Bailey Farm for those “it’s Halloween and just we need our pumpkins!” visits where we don’t necessarily have the time or funds to get swept up in all the flurry and activities of some of the other farms.
Sprawling alongside quiet Springhetti Road, which runs parallel to Highway 9 just a couple minutes south of downtown Snohomish, Bailey Family Farm offers u-pick vegetables all summer and fall long, with u-pick apples in the fall. Their impressive pumpkin patch contains a wide variety of pumpkins in many colors and sizes.
They offer pre-picked pumpkins in their pumpkin barn, or you can stroll the fields and pick your perfect pumpkin off the vine.
On the weekends in October, Bailey offers kettle corn, apple cider, and some baked goods.
There are a few activities for the kids including farm trikes and a hay run. Toddlers will love the sandbox!
Admission to Bailey Family Farm is free. Simply pay for your pumpkins and other produce or any food you decide to buy.
8705 Marsh Road, Snohomish, WA 98296
2023 Fall Festival Dates: Sept. 16-17; Sept. 23-24; & Sept. 30-Oct. 31
Stocker Farms, which runs alongside Highway 9 just a couple of minutes from downtown Snohomish, is an epic pumpkin farm experience. The family-owned, 10-acre farm has sunflower, pumpkin/fall festival, and Christmas tree seasons.
For their fall festival/pumpkin farm season, they mix charming u-pick pumpkin fields with loads of activities and photo-ops for the family on their 10-acre farm – and a whole nighttime experience for the older set, when Stocker Farms transitions to Stalker Farms (cue scary music).
Espresso, burgers, hot dogs, donuts, pulled pork sandwiches, and kettle corn are on the menu at Stocker Farms – but be sure to check their website to verify available as most food options are only available Friday evenings through Sunday. Stocker Farms also has a beer garden with local beer, wine, and cider – perfect for a parental refresher after hiking the pumpkin fields.
The list of activities is seemingly endless! Available on both weekdays and weekends, they have:
- Giant jumping pillows
- Corn maze
- Duck races
- Climbing wall
- Tractor slices
- Cow train
- Sport ball arcade
- Pumpkin tetherball
- Pumpkin tic-tac-toe
- Gourd tunnel
- Tonka truck pit & tractor
- Wall ball games
- Spookley’s House
- Gaga ball
- And more – yep, there’s even more than that.
On the weekends, add these activities to the list:
- Hay rides
- Candy cannon
- Pumpkin cannon
Whew! With so much to do, I might forget to actually find the perfect pumpkin.
Stocker Farms has two corn mazes – one for younger kids, and a larger Seattle Kraken themed corn maze (Seattle’s professional ice hockey team). I really like that the corn mazes have a bridge you can climb up and get a great view of the valley – and perhaps reorient yourself.
At night, Stocker Farms becomes Stalker Farms, and it’s the place to be if you want a fright or … 20. With haunted houses, a nighttime corn maze, and paintball where you shoot clowns (very scary), it’s definitely the ultimate Halloween experience. Rent a fire pit to rest and laugh about your narrow escape from certain doom.
Buy your Stocker Farms tickets online for significant savings! Weekend admission is $26.95 per person, or save $5 and pay $21.95 when you buy your tickets online. Midweek admission costs $19.95 ($15.95 if you buy online).
Thomas Family Farm
9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish, WA 98296
Opens Sept. 30, 2023
Also right along Highway 9 and just across the street from Stocker Farms, Thomas Family Farms is the newest pumpkin farm in Snohomish. Every year they seem to grow and offer more and more activities and they are well on their way to become one of the most epic pumpkin patches in the valley!
Thomas Family Farm has a huge, indoor/outdoor 4500 square foot beer garden (playing live football on huge TVs!) Their food court offers pizza, hamburgers, sandwiches, and more. You can also find donuts, roasted corn, kettle corn, pizza, lemonade at the farm along with snacks at the general store.
They offer a fun park for kids, with huge slides, putt putt golf, go-karts, gem mining, paintball, rubber duck races, and a 5000 square foot inflatable corn maze.
One of their unique activities during October are their 5-minute escape rooms. Eek!
At night, Thomas Family Farm transforms into “Nightmare on 9,” with a haunted house, zombie paintball ride, and a spooky haunted trail. They also offer a flashlight corn maze and nighttime pumpkin patch.
You can also rent fire pits in the cornfields for the perfect fall experience.
Access to the pumpkin patch, food court, beer garden, and general store is free. Individual tickets are available for the corn maze ($8), apple cannon ($8), monster truck rides, and escape rooms ($5).
Admission for all daytime activities costs $15 on the weekend (some activities might not be available so be sure to confirm) and $22 on the weekend (ages 3 and under are free). Prices for nighttime activities vary.
Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm
10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish, WA 98296
Opens for Fall Festival Sept. 16, 2023
Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm started as a small farm stand where then 9-year-old Bob sold corn adjacent to the family dairy farm. Over the years, he grew the farm into a true fall destination.
The southernmost Snohomish pumpkin farm, Bob’s Corn is located in the Cathcart area of Snohomish County, about 15 minutes south of downtown. They begin the season in late August by selling fresh sweet corn out of their country store, then the fall fun kicks in, including a “Sunflower Experience” which includes a visit to the sunflower fields with a wide variety of sunflowers to enjoy and pick.
Bob’s Corn grows many kinds of pumpkins, squash, and ornamental gourds on its land, many of which you can pick right from the vine.
Concessions at Bob’s Corn include roasted corn, roasted spaghetti squash and acorn squash, corn dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, nachos, hot dogs, kettle corn, and fudge. Some food may only be available on the weekends.
Bob’s offers a 12-acre corn maze with rentable fire pits for a fun friend-or-family bonfire. Enjoy the corn maze during the day or at night with flashlights. They also have a smaller kid’s maze.
Other activities include u-pick pumpkins, sand pit, hayrides, trike track, play area, cow train, big slides, corn coir, gaga pit and more.
Bob’s lower pumpkin patch, farm market, and apple cannon are open to the public without admission. Otherwise, admission must be paid to access activities, and during busy October weekends, Bob’s requires tickets be purchased in advance. Weekday general admission is $17.95 ($8.98 for military or senior citizens); weekend admission is $22.95 ($11.48 for military or seniors).
What Else is There to Do in Snohomish?
The historic town of Snohomish is nestled square in the valley, right along the Snohomish River bend. Stop on your way to the pumpkin patch for coffee and a pastry from Looking Glass Coffee or Snohomish Bakery. Or grab lunch on your way back! I especially love Calico Cupboard (for American comfort food fare) and Fred’s Rivertown Ale House (nachos!).
Knock the dirt off of your muddy boots and wander around one of the many antique stores, if you like. Or simply take a stroll down the riverfront trail.