Pick a Pumpkin from a Thurston County Patch


Olympia Pumpkin PatchesLocal pumpkin patches are open for the fall season.  With three weekends until Halloween, pile on the warm clothes and pull on the boots.  Drive to a Thurston County pumpkin patch to enjoy delicious, homemade treats, purchase locally grown vegetables, and enjoy an autumn tradition.


Hunter’s Pumpkin Patch

7413 Yelm Hwy SE

Olympia, WA 98513


Open daily 9:00 am – 6:00 pm


“Our kids have loved Hunter’s since they were tiny.  They love the hay maze, feeding the goats, and the ‘haunted’ train ride – nothing scary, just fun,” said Kelly O’Sullivan, Olympia mother of two.  Reid Larsen, seven-year-old Olympia resident, also endorsed Hunter’s because “there’s so much to do, like the corn maze, riding the bucks, going down the slide and riding the tractor out to the pumpkins. But I don’t like it when the birds poop on the pumpkins.”


Lattin’s Country Cider Mill and Farm

9402 Rich Road SW

Olympia, WA 98501


Open Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm and Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


“Our pumpkin patch is full of beautiful, ripe pumpkins but I think that people come for the apple fritters.  Our apple fritters are so popular because they are made on the premises from scratch and fried fresh every day,” noted owner Debbie Lattin.  “Our newest attraction is a barrel train, painted with animals and pulled by a tractor,” said Lattin.  Olympia parent, Paula Moll, described recent visits to Lattin’s with her twin daughters.  “The girls always want to pick a pumpkin that is too big for them to carry.  It’s fun to watch them try to pick it up, though.  And, no trip to Lattin’s is complete without an apple fritter and cider,” Moll said.  The farm also has a full bakery, fresh corn, animals and games on the weekend.


Pigman’s Organic Produce Patch

10633 Steilacoom Road SE

Olympia, WA 98513


Open Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm


“Pigman’s is a certified, organic small farm where we grow a lot of things besides pumpkins.  We are not a huge entertainment farm but have organic pumpkins and other vegetables for sale,” explained farm owner Jan Pigman.   “When we clip the stem, we leave the pumpkin laying exactly like it was,” Pigman continued.  Pigman notes that her favorite variety is a white Lumina pumpkin as well as the Cinderella pumpkin which is flat and red.


thurston county pumpkin patchesSchilter Family Farm

141 Nisqually Cut Off Road SE

Olympia, WA 98513


Open daily 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


According to owner Jeff Schilter, “Visit Schilter Family Farm to experience lots of different activities that are related to agriculture.  The kids love the farm animals, wagon rides, and corn and hay mazes.  I would also advocate that the farm is not just for kids.  This year we’ve added the Pumpkin Blaster which is a big hit with grown-ups.”




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