It’s time to look for the Great Pumpkin! For many, the highlight of fall is heading to the pumpkin patch to pick the perfect pumpkin that will turn into a work of art that lights up the long evenings. Pumpkin patches in Olympia are run by hard-working local families that are eager to invite you to celebrate the season with them. Check out all four for different fall activities your family will love. Here are the 2019 details for pumpkin patches in Olympia.

Rutledge Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Corn maze, haunted maze, zombie paintball open September 21. Pumpkin patch opens September 28.
302 93rd Avenue SE, Olympia

The Rutledge Corn Maze has been a Thurston County tradition for many families for decades – in some form or another. They started out selling corn 30 years ago and then added the maze almost 20 years ago. Their mazes are incredible, and something you have to experience to really understand. Each year, the maze is created in support of a nonprofit. This year, the American Heart Association was chosen. The design of the maze bears a poignant message: “Life Is Why We Give.”

But the Rutledge Family Farm has plenty of more fun in store for families after they conquer the mazes – both the main one and the smaller, Cow Maze. They have plenty of games and activities for kids, including their famous cow train, corn cannon, swings, calf roping practice, corn hole, ladderball and Spookly the Square Pumpkin. For the brave, Rutledge Corn Maze has the Zombie Paintball Apocalypse and Haunted Maze.

Thurston County Fall Activities 2018 Rutledge Corn Maze American Cancer Society
This year’s Rutledge Corn Maze features the American Cancer Society’s Logo.
Photo courtesy: Rutledge Corn Maze

Last but definitely not least, do not forget the pumpkin patch! Take a free ride in their wagon to the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect one. Finish your trip by selecting corn stalks and gourds to decorate your house for fall. Check out their Kids Day on October 6 as well as various fundraising events throughout the season.

For more information visit the Rutledge Corn Maze website or follow them on Facebook.

Hunter Family Farm

September 28 – October 30, 2019
7401 Yelm Highway SE, Olympia

The Hunter Family Farm is ready to welcome you to their pumpkin patch starting September 28! Their farm is a full fall experience, with two corn mazes, a hay maze and wagon rides offered every day! Other kid-friendly weekend-only activities include a pillow jump, pumpkin slingshot, pony rides (starting October 13), kiddie train, ATV adventure and more. Also on the weekends only, they have a concession stand with sandwiches and treats.

At the Hunter Family Farm pumpkin patch in Olympia, you will find all kinds of pumpkins, gourds and squashes for your fall decorating. They have all colors, sizes and shapes. Pumpkins are priced by the size, not the weight. They also have Indian corn, corn stalks and bales of straw available to complete your fall decorating. There is no admission cost to the pumpkin patch, but most of the activities have individual fees.

For more information visit the Hunter Family Farm website or follow them on Facebook.

Schilter Family Farm Corn Maze 2019
The Shilter Family Farm partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska for their 2019 corn maze in Olympia. Photo courtesy: Shilter Family Farm

Schilter Family Farm

September 28 – October 31
141 Nisqually Cutoff Road SE, Olympia

Each year, the Schilter Family Farm choses a charity to partner with to create their corn maze. This year, they choose Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska. Their corn maze design reflects this partnership and a portion of your admission will go to the nonprofit. The Schilter Family Farm corn maze is always a fun time, taking about an hour to complete. But that’s not the only fun to be had at this pumpkin patch in Olympia! They also have plenty of kid’s activities, including hay rides, hay maze, jumping pillow, farm animals and more offered daily. On the weekends, they also have a cow train, pumpkin and corn cannons, and pony rides.

When you get hungry, you can head to the Tasty Treats Barn on the weekends for homemade confessions such as apple cider donuts, caramel apples and pies. They also have lunch items such as hot dogs, roasted corn and pulled pork sandwiches, and drinks to wash everything down.

Don’t forget to pick up your pumpkins! The Schilter Family Farm pumpkin patch in Olympia has plenty to choose from, including pie pumpkins and Wee Be Little pumpkins for kids to paint. They also grow several varieties of gourds and winter squash. (Check out the color of the LilPumpKeMon, they are really cool).

For more information, visit the Schilter Family Farm website or follow them on Facebook.

Pigman's Produce
Pigman’s Produce pumpkin patch in Olympia is the oldest one in the Nisqually Valley and has pumpkins of all sizes to choose from. Photo courtesy: Pigman’s Produce

Pigman’s Pumpkin Patch

October 1-31
10633 Steilacoom Road SE, Olympia

In its 28th year, Pigman’s Pumpkin Patch is the oldest pumpkin patch in the Nisqually Valley. They have a range of pumpkin sizes, from tiny all the way to the “big ones” weighing a hundred pounds or more! No matter what size you are looking for, Pigman’s Pumpkin Patch in Olympia has it. They also have corn stocks and gourds available to complete your fall decorating. Parking and admission to the patch at both for free.

For more information, visit the Pigman’s Pumpkin Patch website.

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