Have you had a pumpkin spice latte yet? Or maybe you are working on your Halloween costume already. Fall is upon us and there is nothing like heading to a local pumpkin patch to select the perfect pumpkin to usher in the new season. Your entire family will have fun visiting these farms, where you they can pick a pumpkin, get lost in a corn maze and enjoy harvest treats such as corn on the cob and squash. Here are the 2019 details for pumpkin patches in Skagit County.
25598 McLean Road, Mount Vernon
Gordon Skagit Farms goes all out for the fall season. This pumpkin patch in Skagit County boosts a corn maze, u-pick pumpkin patch, and a haunted barn. After the fun, have a snack paired with hot apple cider. They have been growing pumpkins since 1969, so you can bet they know how to grow some great ones. They are also part of the Festival of Family Farms Tour, happening the first weekend of October. For more information, visit the Gordon Skagit Farms website or their Facebook page.
15565 State Route 536, Mount Vernon
Schuh Farms is another pumpkin patch in Mount Vernon that has plenty of fun fall activities for the whole family. This 300-acre farm has a “Great Pumpkin Patch” full of beautiful fall bounty, with both u-pick and they-pick options. Free activities include yellow brick road and playground, music, costumed characters and the hen house.
On the homestead, they have activities such as barrel train rides, pumpkin balloon playgrounds and face painting, and corn maze, all for additional fees.
In the Great Pumpkin Patch, take a free hayride with farmer Steve and receive a free ear of corn; listen to the squash talk; meander through the Gravenstein apple path and enjoy the picnic area.
When you are hungry, grab a bite to eat from their stand, including roasted corn on the cob, chili, ice cream, espresso, hot apple cider and fresh pies.
After you have selected the perfect pumpkin, check out their retail barn full of fall and Halloween décor, fresh seasonal produce, homemade jams and syrups, cheeses and more! Schuh Farms is also part of the Festival of Family Farms Tour. For more information, visit the Schuh Farms Facebook page.
Jones Creek Farms
32260 Burrese Road, Sedro-Woolley
Jones Creek Farms is a u-pick pumpkin patch in Sedro-Wolley. They have plenty of varieties of pumpkins and squash for you to choose, along with other seasonal fruits.
Daily through October 31
55931 SR 20, Rockport
The Cascadian Farm is open daily until October 31 and does have a u-pick pumpkin patch. It’s best to call ahead of time to check availability. September hours at 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and October hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. For more information visit the Cascadian Farm website.