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Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 1:25 p.m.

Pumpkin patches, corn mazes and more fall fun

  • Vinny in the pumpkin patch at Biringer's Black Crow Pumpkins and Corn Maze.

    Contributed Photo

    Vinny in the pumpkin patch at Biringer's Black Crow Pumpkins and Corn Maze.

  • Arjun Gill, 9, of Edmonds, chooses a pumpkin at the Stocker Farms pumpkin patch in Snohomish in 2011.

    Sarah Weiser / Herald file photo

    Arjun Gill, 9, of Edmonds, chooses a pumpkin at the Stocker Farms pumpkin patch in Snohomish in 2011.

  • Everett resident Jerry Cooper lugs two of the four pumpkins  at Country Farm in Everett in 2006.

    Herald file

    Everett resident Jerry Cooper lugs two of the four pumpkins at Country Farm in Everett in 2006.

As summer farmers markets come to a close, local farms open, inviting you and your family to enjoy corn mazes, hay rides, pumpkin picking and harvest festivals.
Six farms will participate in the Snohomish Festival of Pumpkins this year: Bailey Vegetables, Bob's Corn, Carleton Farm Produce, Craven Farm, Stocker Farm and The Farm at Swan's Trail.
Early bird passes, on sale now, will give your family discounted admission to corn mazes, pumpkin patches and other fun activities on weekends through Oct. 7. Passes are $20 for a family of four per farm, available at www.festivalofpumpkins.org.
Here's a list to help you navigate your fall fun and find a pumpkin fit for your porch.
Bailey Vegetables' pumpkin patch: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 31, 12711 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; 360-568-8826; www.baileyveg.com. The corn maze and ball field are open daily; $5, free for age 3 and under. Free admission to the corn maze this weekend, Sept. 29 and 30, for any kid wearing a Little League jersey.
Biringer's Black Crow Pumpkins and Corn Maze: 2431 Highway 530 NE in Arlington; 360-435-5616. Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 through Oct. 31. Free admission to pumpkin patch; pumpkins priced by size from $2 to $12. Corn maze admission is $8 with free or discounted pumpkin before 6 p.m. and $9 general or $8.50 per person in groups of 25 or more after 6 p.m. Admission free for kids shorter than 46 inches. Free wagon rides to U-Pick pumpkins, decorative gourds, corn stalks, fresh apple cider and applies. Dogs welcome.
Bob's Corn: 10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish; 360-668-2506; www.bobscorn.com. Pumpkin patch open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Nov. 4; corn maze open 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays through Sundays in October; hay rides Fridays through Sundays. Day and night corn mazes, $3 to $12. The farm is part of the Snohomish Festival of Pumpkins.
Carleton Farm: 630 Sunnyside Blvd. SE, Lake Stevens; 425-334-2297; www.carletonfarm.com. Farm and corn maze open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Sept. 29 through Oct. 31; haunted swamp 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. U-pick pumpkins priced by size. Corn mazes, weekend hay rides, kids play areas and pumpkin cannon. The farm is part of the Snohomish Festival of Pumpkins.
Craven Farm: 13817 Short School Road, Snohomish; 360-568-2601; www.cravenfarm.com. Pumpkin patch, 9:30 a.m. until dark daily Sept. 29 through Oct. 31. Tractor-drawn hay rides, $3.50 for ages 8 and older, $2.50 for ages 3 to 7 and free to age younger than 3; corn maze; weekday farm tours by appointment. The farm is part of the Snohomish Festival of Pumpkins.
Fairbank Hands-On Pumpkin and Animal Farm: 15308 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-743-3694; www.fairbankfarm.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31. Farm includes vegetable garden, Hidden Bear Trail, maize maze and hay tunnel, farm animals to pet and feed. $2.50 admission, $1 and up per pumpkin, 50 cents and up per gourd.
The Farm at Swan's Trail: 7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish; 425-334-4124; www.thefarm1.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. Weekday field trips by reservation. Barn maze, Washington State Corn Maze, wagon rides. U-pick pumpkins priced by size. The farm is part of the Snohomish Festival of Pumpkins.
Foster's Produce and Corn Maze: 5818 Highway 530 NE, Arlington; 360-435-6516; www.fosterscornmaze.com. Corn maze and "hidden gnomes" pumpkin patch, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31.
Pumpkins for Literacy: The Plant Farm at Smokey Point, 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; 360-652-3351; www.theplantfarm.com, www.marysvillerotary.org. Pumpkin patch, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Oct. 9 through 31. Field trips scheduled through Whidbey Island Bank, 360-657-3100. U-pick pumpkins priced by size.
Remlinger Farms: 32610 NE 32nd St., Carnation; 425-333-4135, ext. 250; www.remlingerfarms.com. U-pick pumpkins priced by size. Fall Harvest Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 29 through Oct. 31.
Schuh Farms: 15565 Highway 536 in Mount Vernon; 360-629-6455. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Pumpkin patch opens Oct. 1. Halloween celebration with costumed employees, hay rides and corn maze on Saturdays and Sundays in October.
Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 29 at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; 360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200; www.christiansonsnursery.com. Free pony rides, face painting and family carnival games. Cooking and "Making Hard Cider at Home" classes available with $10 fee; call to register. Giant pumpkin weigh-off contest with $2,000 cash prize from 2 to 4 p.m.; entries accepted 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29; entry forms available online. See website for event schedule.
Stocker Farms: 360-568-7391; www.stockerfarms.com. U-pick pumpkin patch, 10622 Airport Way, Snohomish, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. Corn maze Wednesdays through Sundays through Oct. 31. Pumpkin Festival Field, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 29 through last weekend of October, at 8705 Marsh Road, Snohomish. See website for more corn maze, Pumpkin Festival Field and Haunted Field of Screams details.
Strotz's Country Feed: 21713 27th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-652-6064; www.strotzscountryfeed.com. U-pick pumpkins, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 1 through 31.
Thomas Family Farm: 9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish; 360-568-6945; www.thomasfamilyfarm.com. Pumpkin patch, 10 a.m. to dusk, Thursdays through Sundays through Oct. 31. Day corn mazes, 10 a.m. to dusk Thursdays through Sundays; admission is $3 to $6; free for ages 4 and younger. Night corn maze, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Sunday and 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; $12.
Williams Pioneer Pumpkin Patch: I-5 exit Stanwood-Camano 212, Highway 532 west, next to the Camano Island bridge; 360-629-3580. U-pick pumpkins, squash and gourds, 11 a.m. to dusk Tuesdays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to dusk Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 29 through Oct. 31.
If you have a pumpkin patch, corn maze or harvest festival that's not on the list, please send it to The Herald at features@heraldnet.com.
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